Last night House Intelligence Committee Democrats released a series of selective text messages from testimony given by former U.S. envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker.
They make President Trump look very bad, even engaged in a quid pro quo with Ukraine.
But they're hiding the context of the messages and the full picture by refusing to release Volker's full testimony. Republicans have repeatedly requested it be done and Chairman Adam Schiff is refusing to do so.
One key fact about yesterday’s closed-door witness interview?— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) October 4, 2019
Republicans are the ones calling for public release of the deposition transcript.
That should tell you something. Democrats prefer narratives, not facts.https://t.co/VdKsM9wrcm
There's a reason why Adam Schiff released cherry-picked text messages and not the transcript of the Volker interview. It's because he's misleading. Again.— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) October 4, 2019
The actual interview directly undermined Democrats' impeachment effort.
Release the transcript. Show Americans the truth.
.@HouseDemocrats should be ashamed today. By publicly releasing cherry-picked documents, Democrats have polluted the public discourse with misinformation.— Oversight Committee Republicans (@GOPoversight) October 4, 2019
We hope the American people will get to see the full context of Volker’s testimony. Will @RepAdamSchiff let it happen? https://t.co/noeBCDcgtm
As Julio reported earlier, Volker's full testimony was reportedly a flop, which may explain why Democrats don't want it released.
When the American people get to read the transcript of Ambassador Volker’s testimony, they will see:— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 4, 2019
-No quid pro quo
AND they’ll see that everyone involved was working both for America’s interests and for the success and security of Ukraine.