Morrison testimony decapitates quid pro quo claim

Oct. 31, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to testimony by National Security Council Senior Director for European Affairs Tim Morrison that there was no quid pro quo:

“Democratic impeachment claims largely rest on the concept that there was some kind of quid pro quo on the military funding pause to Ukraine being released in exchange for an investigation into Joe Biden. Both the discredited original so-called whistleblower complaint and testimony by U.S. acting ambassador William Taylor rely on second-hand information as the source of this charge. Taylor’s source was Tim Morrison who testified that he neither conveyed a quid pro quo to anyone nor heard anything illegal in the President’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky. This puts an end to the false charge that President Trump had anything but a perfectly legal conversation with Zelensky.

“Pelosi’s impeachment push rests on a foundation of rumor and lies driven by a fantasy narrative concocted by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff. It should be remembered Schiff is the one who kept promising high crimes and misdemeanors from the Mueller investigation, only to be debunked by Mueller who found no conspiracy by Trump or his campaign and Russia to hack the DNC or put emails on Wikileaks. Morrison’s testimony, combined with Volker and Sondland, eliminate any reasonable belief that there is any legal basis for the impeachment inquiry. Once again, America is a watching a prosecution in search of a crime, which violates the basic standards of American jurisprudence and fairness.”

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