That said, I think it unlikely to change minds in the long run, and while I don't want to get too political here, I want to discuss why.
Who is this person? Do they represent this group of actors? Why didn't they ask someone with knowledge to report?
So, like so much of the rest of our past 3+ years, it is easy enough for those inclined to say "This is a Smoking Gun", while others call it a "Deep State hit".
As they don't appear to have made a report and/or quit can we assume that they came to the conclusion that they did not?
Do you believe Yuri Lutsenko (the former prosecutor general for Ukraine)?
It is clear that the whistleblower does not believe the original allegations, especially after the walkbacks.
I tend to agree with the whistleblower, that Lutsenko was likely grandstanding originally, but I acknowledge that there could be another reading.
If we give the President the benefit of the doubt there (I know, I know, we'll get to it), is there anything wrong with asking the Ukraine to look into it?
*Does Biden running insulate himself and his son from having the US ask the Ukraine to look into it?*
What if he weren’t running? Is this request fine?
Feel free to swap in R’s for D’s at your discretion on this question.
Obviously, asking for a foreign entity to fabricate evidence is an entirely different question.
But if the Biden's are implicated, it undoubtedly helps the President. So what then?
In fact, some of the President's mannerisms make the delineation difficult, period.
What of the 2020 election?
(Also note that the reporter refers to the document released yesterday as the "word-for-word transcript" for those interested in such things.)
Even if the President were in the right in asking for Ukraine to continue it's investigations, it's entirely unclear what role the President's personal attorney would have.
That the "veil should be pierced" in corporate law parlance.
I don't think the President should be impeached solely on the basis that he believes a Ukrainian prosecutor that the #whistleblower/WH apparatus believes has been discredited, even if such belief is to his benefit.
And I will be very interested to see the results of some actual investigations of these matters.
Thanks for checking out the thread.