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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sunday Morning Post (V.1, #39) - Reading the Transcripts


The impeachment inquiry started by and conducted by the House Democrats has grown out of the Constitutionally questionable language in a phone call between our President and the new leader of the Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky in September.  The President released the transcript thinking that it would exonerate him.  His supporters are urging everyone to read the transcripts for the same reason. 
 
Okay so we have read the transcript—declassified, redacted and otherwise.  The Democrats see a problem and a possible impeachable issue.  They do not believe the printed word exonerates the President. 

Unfortunately, I found the complete transcript is too redundant and, yes, I’ll admit, too tedious to reprint in its entirety here.  We can point out and analyze where the Democrats believe they have a good argument for impeachment.

Please see the complete, declassified transcript on the Politico web site:


As we can see, the call between the President and the newly elected Ukraine President Zelensky included several moments of mutual congratulations and general ass-kissing between the two leaders.   Then Zelensky expresses his desire to purchase more weapons from the United States.  At this point the President states, “I would like you to do us a favor though…” 

(Cue dramatic music)

At this point the President requests that Zelensky and his people investigate the server Crowdstrike which had determined that the Russians had hacked in to the Democratic National Committee server and later hacked into a Ukraine military server.   Later on, the conversation moves on to the great work done by the former Ukraine prosecutor who was investigating corruption in the Ukraine, but was “shut down”.  A little while later in the conversation the President mentions a second item on his quid pro quo wish list: investigate the role of Joe Biden’s son in a Ukraine company which had previously been found to have carried out some shady dealings.

The President believes that Joe Biden pressured Ukraine to get rid of this prosecutor because he was investigating his son.  Joe Biden claimed that he wanted the prosecutor out because he was not pursuing corruption enough, which is a sentiment shared by the leaders of the other nations in Europe.  Also, Hunter Biden had been investigated and his actions were not found to be involved with the corruption previously found at the company he was doing work for.

Now, had the President asked for a national security favor in exchange for the funding to buy weapons, then there wouldn’t be a problem.  He could have asked the Ukraine leader for permission to establish a base within the Ukraine, then it would have been okay.  Unfortunately, the transcript appears to show that the President was asking the Ukraine leader to assist with digging up some dirt on a potential political rival for the President in 2020.  Now there’s a problem.

(Cue Hitchcockian screeching of strings ala Psycho.)

Now let’s compare the official transcript of the phone call with a copy of the President’s Ukraine call transcript distributed to his MAGA hat-wearing supporters.

MEMORORANDUM OF TELEPHONE CONVERSATION

Subject: Telephone Conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine

Scene: The Ricardo apartment – late afternoon

(The door opens and Ricky Ricardo enters.)

Ricky: Lucy, I’m home!

(Lucy enters from the kitchen.)

Lucy: Hey, Ricky!  How was your day?  You know the President is totally innocent.

Ricky: I truly believe that, Lucy!

Okay, I think I see the problem.

For the record I have read the transcript, Mr. President, and speaking as an American tax-paying voter, you, sir, are guilty as hell!

At this point the impeachment inquiry will proceed and may God help us all!

(Thank you reading.  Please tune in next week when we will hear Lucy say: “The President will be impeached by Christmas?   WAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!”)

10 Comments:

Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love the transcript from that sit-com "I Don't Love Trump."

November 10, 2019 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger mistress maddie said...

Well, that was a hearty chuckle!!!!

I just don't know how much more proof people need!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was just happy that on Tuesday the Dems cleaned up all around here in Bucks County. Yay for us!

Hope you still on the mend tootes. Now Im off to enjoy my biscuits and sausage gravy after my morning readings.

November 10, 2019 at 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Old Lurker said...

Wait a minute. Isn't Ricky one of them furriner Hispanics, taking jobs from hard working Americans?

November 10, 2019 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

A woman at the Alabama game was being interviewed and announced she was a_____ supporter.When asked about the "phone ca;;"she said there was nothing there and them, urged people to read the transcripts. The reporter asked if she'd read them and she said,'No, but I believe _____ when he says it was a perfect call.'
How in the hell do we combat this type of lunacy>

November 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger mistress maddie said...

Bob, to answer that question, in the words of Diana Trent from Waiting for God," How do we combat this lunacy? With a piece of cheese wire of course."

November 10, 2019 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

I am glad for your attempt to inform us as I can not keep up with it without becoming depressed and numb.

November 10, 2019 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you Debra, but please keep that idea for a sit com to yourself. It's been rumored that he has been trolling for a reality show situation once he leaves office/thrown out/resigns/paroled.

Thank you Mistress. I am recovering well and hope to be back at work next week.

You're right, Old Lurker! He must have gotten in when we were still considering immigrants as a good thing.

Good question, Bob. Perhaps us liberals could offer conservatives free public readings of the transcripts (ala reader's theatre) for the unwashed.

A cheese wire sounds painful, Mistress.

If you get bored with your appointments on Wednesday you can watch the hearings on any of the networks, Spo. BYOP (Bring your own popcorn).

November 11, 2019 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Dave R said...

I like the irony of your using Ricky Ricardo, a Cuban American, something which will never happen in a GOP America.

November 11, 2019 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you, Dave.R. Yes there's the Cuban American angle plus it fits where the MAGA hatters want to take us back to: the Madmen days of the 1950's before the civil rights and MeToo movements.

November 13, 2019 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Mildred Ratched said...

I believe there's medication for that illness! It should be taken before it spreads! lol

November 13, 2019 at 12:40 PM  

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