Republicans Blast Impeachment Evidence in New Report: Nothing Proves Any of Democrats' Allegations

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Posted: Dec 02, 2019 5:00 PM
Republicans Blast Impeachment Evidence in New Report: Nothing Proves Any of Democrats' Allegations

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In a new report put together by House Republican staff on the Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Reform Committees, which was reviewed by Townhall, they blasted evidence presented during the hearings because nothing provided proved any of the Democrats' allegations against President Trump in their impeachment inquiry.

"The sum of the substance of the Democrats' case for impeachment is that President Trump abused his authority to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden...for President Trump's benefit in the 2020 election," the report states. "Democrats say this pressure campaign encompassed leveraging a White House meeting and the release of U.S. security assistance to force the Ukrainian President to succumb to President Trump's political wishes."

"The evidence presented does not prove any of these Democrat allegations, and none of the Democrats' witnesses testified to having evidence of bribery, extortion, or any high crime or misdemeanor," the report adds.

The GOP report asserts the July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shows no quid pro quo, bribery, extortion, or abuse of power.

"The evidence shows that President Trump holds a deep-seated, genuine, and reasonable skepticism of the U.S. foreign aid and the need for European allies to shoulder more of the financial burden for regional defense," the report continues.

During the hearings, multiple witnesses affirmed how the Trump administration upgraded the type of military aid to Ukraine when compared to former President Barack Obama's administration, such as providing Javelin anti-tank missiles.

The report further criticized the whistleblower, who first raised the alarm over the call, since they did not listen to the call as it occurred and the complaint was "compiled with second hand information [and] misstated key details about the conversation."