So, the liberal media is sticking to this ‘Trump used a secret server’ to keep the Trump-Ukraine non-troversy alive. The Trump administration now finds itself fixing bayonets with congressional Democrats, as they prepare to impeach him for having a conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Okay, okay—there is this shoddy allegation that Trump threatened to withhold military aid unless Zelensky opened an investigation into Hunter Biden. The transcript of the call, which was released last week, debunks all of that. There was no quid pro quo.
Yet, let’s get back to this server bit (via UK Independent):
The White House has admitted moving details of a telephone call between Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart to a classified server, according to CNN.
The admission appears to back up one of the claims made by a whistleblower about efforts to conceal evidence of the controversial call, which has led to an impeachment investigation against the president.
In a statement to CNN, a White House official said staff had been directed by National Security Council lawyers to move records of the call to a server usually used to store classified information. They said: “NSC lawyers directed that the classified document be handled appropriately.”
So, that means we should investigate Obama since...he did the exact same thing (via The Federalist):
Former national security adviser Susan Rice acknowledged last night that the Obama administration moved transcripts of conversations with foreign leaders onto the same top-secret server where the Trump administration stored his recent phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Appearing at the Texas Tribune Festival, Rice was asked how often this practice was engaged in during the Obama administration, but did not answer that question, saying instead, “We never moved them over unless they were legitimately, in the contents classified.” Rice did not explain what standard the Obama administration used to determine what was legitimately classified. She said it is rare, although not impossible, that a presidential conversation could be classified to that highest level.
The revelation from Rice comes amid media reports and comments from political leaders that have painted the use of this top secret server as proof that Trump was trying to cover up the contents of his conversation with the Ukrainian leader, a full transcript of which the administration has now released to the public.
.@AmbassadorRice: “Normally there is a full, verbatim transcript” of calls like Trump’s w/ the Ukraine president.— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 27, 2019
Says he tried to “bury” it on a more secure server, but acknowledges the Obama Admin. sometimes did the same. pic.twitter.com/B6zZNbZsTG
It's almost as if the news media forgot about the last eight years. The liberal media hates Trump. The Democrats hate Trump and their unholy alliance is now trying to remove a duly elected president simply because they don’t like him. For a party that talks about institutional integrity and defending American institutions from evil Trump, they sure are keen on establishing precedents that will…irreparably damage our institutions.