A tale of two Dons
A whistleblower accused Donald Trump of soliciting help from Ukraine with the 2020 U.S. election. In exchange, Trump would release $391 million in military aid he had blocked. The aid was so Ukraine could keep fighting OUR enemies.
I watched some of the House Intelligence Committee hearings. The Republican members were unified: they objected that, 1) the whistleblower only heard the incriminating evidence 2nd or 3rd hand, so why should we believe him, and 2) Trump never actually said “this is a shakedown.”
Now, there is a second whistleblower who knows the information first-hand!
What will the Republican defense be now? “They need louder whistles?” Or maybe, “it’s true the White House tried to cover it up (they moved the transcript record to a super secret server used for highly classified information), but what’s your point?”
As to their second defense, Trump never said, “this is a threat,” I refer back to a quote from that other Don, Don Corleone, “we’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.” Now, does that sound like a threat to you?
P.S.: Now there’s a third whistleblower: Trump! In his “great and unmatched wisdom,” he publicly asked China to interfere in the U.S. election on his behalf.