US Politics

Trump has paralysed the Democrats

BY David Waywell | tweet @DavidWaywell   /  24 September 2019

The Democrat collective cry of “we’ve got him” – him being Donald Trump – last week, was followed by silence. The news that a whistleblower has come forward with some “urgent concern” about Donald Trump’s phone conversations with the Ukrainian president certainly energised Washington Democrats, until they realised they didn’t quite know what to do. 

Is it now more likely that Donald Trump will be impeached by the Senate? Well, the percentage change is real and positive but that’s not to say that the matter is settled either way. The facts around Donald Trump’s Ukraine phone calls have yet to emerge, though Trump has now admitted that he mentioned Joe Biden to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. So much of this feels – for the want of a more legal term – inappropriate. It seems that aid was withheld (“extortion” is a way some are phrasing it) for reasons that are unclear.


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