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This is absurd. We don't need Mulvaney to say what happened. It doesnt matter if he acknowledged a quid pro quo or took it back. The facts are undeniable. It's like if Mulvaney acknowledged the sun shines in daytime, then took it back. It doesnt matter.

DONT lose the facts.../1
...Trump told Congress the appropriated aid to Ukraine would be provided by Feb 28, 2019. It was not.

...three months later Trump told Congress the aid would be delivered on May 23, with no explanation for the delay. It was not.
....Trump's team wanted him to call Zelensky to give him congratulations. He refused.

...Rudy Giuliani was running around Ukraine, meeting with Government officials saying "biden biden biden biden."..../2
....Trump finally agreed to a phone call with Zelensky on July 25. Zelensky asked about weapons needed for Russia fight. Trump replied, "Do us a favor, though." Then asked him to start investigating the DNC server. That was followed later by discussing investigating Biden.../3
...Trump praised the corrupt prosecutor - thrown out under global pressure - who was now falsely stating he had been investigating Biden (amazing what corrupt people will do) and then Trump attacked the good guys who got him out as the bad guys. The message was clear..../4
...damn it. forgot a point. On the same day that Trump refused to make call to Zelensky that had been urged by Sondland, Trump instructed Sondland to speak to Giuliani about it.

...after the July 25 call, still no weapons were delivered..../4
...in early August, Sondland met with Giuliani. Giuliani told Sondland that Trump wanted Zelensky to issue a statement about fighting corruption, specifically mentioning the DNC server and Biden. .../5
...after that request, and with no statement issued, Trump still withheld Ukraine aid. It is now 7 months since Trump's first deadline, told to Congress, of when he would be delivering aid to Ukraine.

..Whislteblower files report on August 12....
...White House learns about whistleblower report on or about September 9.

...White House finally released aid to Ukraine on September 11, just two or three days after learning of the whistleblower report....
...no statement on "corruption" as Trump now portrays it, was issued by Zelensky. Nothing had changed except the White House now knew the delay of weaponry occurring as Trump was pushing for DNC server/Biden investigation....
...we do not need a videotape of Trump standing on the White House lawn, screaming "Hey Zelensky! If you want your weapons, investigate Biden and the DNC!!! It's a quid pro quo. Do you hear me? Its...a...QUID...PRO...QUO!!!!!!!"....
...what we know as fact is enough for any other criminal case to meet the standard of beyond a reasonable doubt. That is why conservatives and GOP are trying so so hard to obfuscate the undeniable facts: They benefit from a criminal in office.

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