Presidents are supposed to talk with world leaders and conduct foreign affairs, even President Trump

Sept. 25, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the release of the transcript of President Donald Trump’s July conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky:

“Nancy Pelosi’s Ukrainian hissy fit is straight from the normal Democratic playbook. Joe Biden’s hand was caught in the Ukrainian cookie jar, so to distract from the obvious quid pro quo engaged in by Biden to protect his son, the Democrats are desperate to have a Trump-Ukraine controversy. This is exactly what they did when launched the entire Russiagate scam in order to distract from Hillary Clinton’s scandals including her email server and Russian uranium sales.

“Let’s be clear. President Trump did nothing wrong. The transcript is clear that there was no pressure and certainly no conditioning of military aid. Trump asked for legal assistance from Ukraine working with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into the Russiagate witch hunt and Zelensky said he would give it. It is President Trump’s job to speak with world leaders. It is his job to speak about mutual concerns with those leaders. It is his job to ask for Ukrainian help in domestic investigations, as he did related to Attorney General Barr’s attempt to get to the bottom of Ukrainian involvement in Democrats’ false allegations that Trump was a Russian agent. Furthermore, the Ukrainian president was perfectly okay when he asked President Trump about legal assistance from the Justice Department to root out corruption in Ukraine.

“The bottom line on this transcript is that world leaders speak candidly in their discussions, and it is necessary in the conduct of foreign affairs, and it is a shame that once again, anonymous intelligence sources, using second-hand information, created a firestorm where no fire existed.”

Attachments:

Transcript of President Donald Trump’s July conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Unclassified09.2019.pdf

Pelosi’s call for impeaching Trump on Ukraine risks war, ignores corruption there that was fueled by Obama-Biden, By Robert Romano, Sept. 24, 2019 at http://dailytorch.com/2019/09/pelosis-call-for-impeaching-trump-on-ukraine-risks-war-ignores-corruption-there-that-was-fueled-by-obama-biden/

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 ext. 1 or at media@limitgov.org.

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