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  • RUSSIAN AGGRESSION.

  • >> Shannon: THANK YOU.

  • DEMOCRATS TONIGHT SAYING A

  • STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL MADE

  • IT CLEAR THAT THE PRESIDENT DID

  • NOT WANT ANY QUID PRO QUO WITH

  • UKRAINE WERE TAKEN OUT OF

  • CONTENTS.

  • MINUTES AGO, THEY RELEASE DOZENS

  • OF ADDITIONAL TEXTS SHEDDING

  • MORE LIGHT OF THE INVOLVEMENT OF

  • THE STATE TO PERMIT OFFICIALS IN

  • EFFORTS TO GET UKRAINE TO CLEAN

  • UP CORRUPTION AND TO INVESTIGATE

  • BURISMA.

  • THAT IS THE FIRM THAT

  • JOE BIDEN'S SON HUNTER IS

  • CONNECTED WITH.

  • THE PRESIDENT AND HIS AIDES WERE

  • ENGAGING IN A CAMPAIGN OF

  • MISINFORMATION AND MISDIRECTION

  • IN THAT ATTEMPTS TO NORMALIZE

  • THE ACT OF SOLICITING FOREIGN

  • POWERS TO INTERFERE IN OUR

  • ELECTIONS.

  • AFTER THESE TEXT MESSAGES, WE

  • ARE GOING THROUGH THEM, THEY

  • INCLUDE A LENGTHY BACK AND FORTH

  • OFFICIALS.

  • ONE TAXED BY FORMER SPECIAL

  • ENVOY KURT VOLKER WORKING ON A

  • STATEMENT THAT UKRAINE WILL

  • POSSIBLY BE ASKED TO COMMIT TO

  • COMING NEVER HAPPENED, BUT IT

  • READS IN PART, WE INTEND TO

  • INITIATE AND COMPLETE A

  • TRANSPARENT AND UNBIASED

  • INVESTIGATION OF ALL AVAILABLE

  • FACTS AND EPISODES, INCLUDING

  • THOSE INVOLVING BURISMA AND THE

  • 2016 ELECTIONS WHICH IN TURN

  • WILL PREVENT THE OCCURRENCE OF

  • THIS PROBLEM IN THE FUTURE.

  • SO, DOES VOLKER'S TESTIMONY

  • TODAY UNDER KATHY DEMOCRATS'

  • PUSH FOR IMPEACHMENT.

  • HERE'S HOW G.O.P. CONGRESS IN

  • MARK MEADOWS CHARACTERIZES IT

  • TONIGHT.

  • >> WE KNOW THAT THERE WAS

  • DEFINITELY NO QUID PRO QUO.

  • IT WAS OVER AND OVER, IT WAS

  • ASKED 20 DIFFERENT TIMES.

  • >> Shannon: ONCE THE GAME

  • WELCOME TO YOU BOTH.

  • >> GOOD EVENING, SHANNON.

  • >> Shannon: WITH THAT, JIM

  • JORDAN AND DEVIN NUNES SAID THIS

  • ABOUT THE TESTIMONY TODAY, THE

  • FACTS WE LEARN TODAY UNDERCUT

  • THE SALACIOUS NARRATIVE THAT

  • ADAM SCHIFF IS USING TO SELL

  • IMPEACHMENT AMBITIONS.

  • WE HOPE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE READ

  • THE TRANSCRIPT OF TODAY'S

  • TESTIMONY AND SEE THE TRUTH.

  • HOW QUICKLY DO YOU THINK THAT

  • MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT HAPPEN?

  • >> WELL, IT COULD HAPPEN RIGHT

  • AWAY.

  • AND IT SHOULD HAPPEN RIGHT AWAY.

  • I THINK WHAT EVERYBODY OUGHT TO

  • BE TIRED OF AT THIS POINT,

  • SHANNON, IS THESE KINDS OF

  • THIRD-PARTY DESCRIPTIONS OF THE

  • CORE EVIDENCE THAT WE ARE

  • SUPPOSED TO BE LOOKING AT.

  • WE HAVE THE CALL BETWEEN

  • ZELENSKY AND TRUMP, FOR EXAMPLE,

  • THAT'S THE EVIDENCE, THE MAIN

  • EVIDENCE OF WHAT WENT ON HERE

  • AND WHAT WE'VE GONE THROUGH THE

  • LAST WEEK OR SO OUR PEOPLE'S

  • DIFFERENT CHARACTERIZATIONS OF

  • IT AND DESCRIPTIONS OF IT.

  • AND WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO TAKE

  • AWAY FROM THAT, IT SEEMS TO ME,

  • IS THAT YOU HAVE TO SAY EITHER

  • THAT IT'S PERFECT, AS THE

  • PRESIDENT SAYS, OR IT'S

  • IMPEACHABLE, AS THE DEMOCRATS

  • SAY.

  • AND I THINK FOR THE MOST PART,

  • MOST SENSIBLE PEOPLE LOOK AT

  • THIS AND SAY THE PRESIDENT

  • SHOULDN'T LEVERAGE HIS CONTROL

  • OVER AMERICAN NATIONAL SECURITY

  • PURELY TO DO POLITICAL RESEARCH.

  • WHAT MAINLY WAS DONE HERE WAS

  • THE PRESIDENT ASK ANOTHER

  • COUNTRY TO HELP WITH AN ONGOING

  • JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

  • INVESTIGATION, WHICH IS

  • APPROPRIATE.

  • TO THE EXTENT HE ALSO THREW THE

  • BIDEN'S IN THERE, THAT'S

  • SOMETHING THAT WAS POOR

  • JUDGMENTS TO DO.

  • YOU COULD SAY IT WAS CERTAINLY

  • NOT PERFECT.

  • BUT IMPEACHABLE?

  • THEY AREN'T GOING TO IMPEACH HIM

  • OVER THAT.

  • >> Shannon: THERE ARE

  • DIFFERENT STANDARDS.

  • MAYBE WE'LL GET THIS TRANSCRIPT

  • TODAY BUT WE KNOW THE IG IS

  • HEADING UP TO TESTIFY BEHIND

  • CLOSED DOORS TOMORROW.

  • MAYBE WE'LL HEAR FROM HIM

  • TOMORROW.

  • "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL"

  • EDITORIAL BOARD SAYS THIS, ANY

  • BUREAUCRAT WHO HEARS ABOUT A

  • CONVERSATION CAN FILE A

  • COMPLAINT THAT OVERWRITES A

  • PRESIDENT'S ABILITY TO SPEAK

  • WITH FOREIGN LEADERS WITH THE

  • EXCITATION OF PRIVACY.

  • WE ARE IN DANGER IS

  • CONSTITUTIONAL WATERS.

  • >> NO, THAT'S QUITE SIMPLY WRONG

  • AS A MATTER OF LAW.

  • WHEN THAT WAS A BLOWER SUBMITTED

  • THE COMPLAINT THROUGH TR

  • THE COMPLAINT THROUGH TU

  • THE COMPLAINT THROUGH TH

  • THE COMPLAINT THROUGH TT

  • THE COMPLAINT THROUGH TE

  • INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY THROUGH

  • THERE WAS THE WHISTLE-BLOWER

  • PROTECTION ACT, THERE WAS A VERY

  • SPECIFIC EXCLUSION IN THAT

  • STATUTE THAT PROHIBITS THE

  • COMPLAINT BEING FABRICATED BASED

  • MERELY ON THE DIFFERENCE OF

  • OPINION ON PUBLIC POLICY AND

  • OTHERS.

  • IF THAT'S ABOUT REDUCING

  • SANCTIONS OR SOMETHING ALONG THE

  • EXTENTS, THAT WOULD NOT BE

  • ALLOWED UNDER THE STATUTE.

  • THAT CANNOT BE VALIDATED.

  • THE REASON THE IC IG FOUND IS

  • VALID, THE REASON THIS WENT

  • FORWARD IS BECAUSE OF THE

  • OVERALL CIRCUMSTANCES BETWEEN

  • THE PHONE CALL AND THE

  • SURROUNDING DETAILS WITH RUDY

  • GIULIANI, AMBASSADOR VOLKER AND

  • THE OTHERS WHO SUGGESTED THAT

  • THERE IS POSSIBLY CORRUPT INTENT

  • IF NOT A QUID PRO QUO TO

  • CONDITION ASSISTANCE TO THE

  • UKRAINIANS ON THEIR WILLINGNESS

  • TO INVESTIGATE THE BIDENS.

  • I KNOW YOU MENTIONED SOME OF

  • THESE TEXT YOU STILL ARE GOING

  • THROUGH, THERE'S A JULY 25TH

  • TEXT FROM VOLKER TO ONE OF

  • PRESIDENT ZELENSKY'S AIDES, A

  • MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP

  • AND PRESIDENT ZELENSKY IS

  • CONTINGENT ON THE WILLINGNESS

  • HE'S GOING TO HELP ON 2016.

  • >> Shannon: THERE'S MORE TO

  • THAT WHERE THE ADMINISTRATION

  • SAID REPEATEDLY THEY WANT THE

  • CORRUPTION OF ALL KINDS, THEY

  • WERE NOT SURE THAT ZELENSKY WAS

  • 100% ON BOARD, NO SECRETS THAT

  • THAT GOES ON IN UKRAINE, BUT IT