The end of another week has come.
It’s day 10 of the Impeachment Inquiry.
Day 10 is off to a slower Twitter start for President Trump. So far for Friday, he has tweeted 8 times, retweeted, himself, once.
All the tweets today, so far, focus on what is viewed as his impending Impeachment via the House.
I will post each of his tweets, but I am only covering the document dump of the text messages from last night.
The Washington Times, “Ukraine envoy blows ‘massive hole’ into Democrat accusations. Republicans at hearing find no Trump Pressure.” The Ukrainian President also strongly stated that NO pressure was put on him. Case Closed!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
He sent 7 more tweets after this discussing the closed case.
Late Thursday the House Foreign Affairs Committee released some text messages that had been shared with the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and the Oversight Reform, Committees on Thursday, when former Special Envoy to the Ukraine Kurt Volker sat for a deposition.
The texts according to the letter that accompanies the texted messages explains that in order to correct public record as some of the messages had been leaked to the media early Thursday, that they were now publishing them with context.
They added that the additional texts would still only be a subset. They hope to provide further context to the messages they reviewed after personal identifiable information has been reviewed.
The messages senders and receivers.
Kurt Volker: Special Envoy to the Ukraine. He resigned Friday as reported first by ASU College Newspaper The State Press.
William “Bill” Taylor: Charge D’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. According to Merriam-Webster a Charge D’Affaires is a subordinate diplomat who substitutes for an absent Ambassador or Minister. Basically Taylor is Acting Ambassador to the Ukraine.
Gordon Sondland: U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. The Washington Post reports that Sondland was confirmed by the Senate in 2018. They note that Sondland donated $1 million dollars to President Trump ahead of his inauguration, this donation was made after Sondland had outright rejected candidate-Trump’s campaign.
Andrey Yermak: Aide to Ukrainian President Zelensky.
Rudy Giuliani: Former Mayor of New York. Currently he is President Trump’s personal attorney. In their letter the Committee Chairmen call Giuliani “the President’s Agent.”
The Messages in part.
The PDF release is 25 pages. Pages 1-3 is the introduction letter signed by the Chairmen of the three House Committees.
Pages 4-9 are the texted messages with notes of provided ahead of the texted messages.
Pages 10-25 are the messages themselves as they were provided to the Committees.
Page 4. [no worries I’m not providing all of the messages.]
In the next exchange dated July 21st, ahead of the phone call between President Trump and President Zelensky, Taylor expresses that Zelensky is “sensitive” about the Ukraine being taken seriously and not viewed just as an “instrument in Washington domestic, reelection politics.”
Page 5. [In part, July 25th the morning of the phone call].
After the phone call on August 9th Volker and Sondland discuss arranging a meeting at the White House after President Zelensky makes a public statement.
Page 6/7. [Page is partial while 7 will be included]
Burisma =’s The company Former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, worked for.
Election meddling =’s Crowdstrike and 2016 Presidential election interference.
Page 8 [in part].
At the top of page 8 Yermak, Zelemsky’s Aide, shares a link to a Politico article. The article was tilted Trump holds up Ukraine military aid meant to confront Russia.
President Trump, who was suppose to meet Zelensky during his Poland trip, cancelled his trip to stay in the U.S. to be on hand during Hurricane Dorian. [I barely contained my eye-roll, okay I didn’t.]
Instead of President Trump meeting Zelensky, Vice President Mike Pence went instead.
Part of page 8 and all of page 9.
Taylor: As I said on the phone, I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.
Sondland: [in part] I believe you are incorrect about President Trump’s intentions. The President has been crystal clear no quid pro quo’s of any kind….I suggest we stop the back and forth by text…
Mock-up of President Trump’s call with President Zelensky, page 2 and 3 in part.
Zelensky: We are almost ready to buy more Javelins from the United States for defense purposes.
Trump: I would like you to do us a favor though…
As President I have an obligation to end CORRUPTION, even if that means requesting the help of a foreign country or countries. It is done all the time. This has NOTHING to do with politics or a political campaign against the Bidens. This does have to do with their corruption!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
Breaking News: Unemployment Rate, at 3.5%, drops to a 50 YEAR LOW. Wow America, lets impeach your President (even though he did nothing wrong!).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
The Whistleblower, who had the facts wrong about the phone call, reached out, and more, to the Democrat controlled House Intelligence Committee. Schiff never told us about this!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
“When your making an unsubstantiated statement that the President is making a claim having to do with quid pro quo, this witness has blown a big hole into that statement. The Ambassador put a dagger in the heart of Schiffs fairytale.” Rep. Lee Zeldin— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
“I think it’s outrages that a Whistleblower is a CIA Agent.” Ed Rollins @FoxNews— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
His Pinned Tweet, currently, he does remove those rapidly.
DRAIN THE SWAMP! pic.twitter.com/N3FaZ5Dkjq— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2019
This post will be updated within reason.