"If it weren't for me, Hong Kong would have been obliterated in 14 minutes," says @POTUS claiming pressure from him deterred China President Xi from launching a military crackdown
Trump says Nancy Pelosi is "crazy as a bedbug."
"She said bad things about me" and "wouldn't hang my picture in the embassy" in Kyiv, says @POTUS of Amb. Yovanovitch
"They hated me," @POTUS says of Ukraine
On @foxandfriends, @POTUS asserts @RudyGiuliani was a great person to send to fight corruption in Ukraine
"Volker, I don't know him. Sondland, I hardly know him," says @POTUS
"It's not true what he said," @POTUS says of @USAmbEU assertion of quid pro quo with Ukraine
"He's a sick puppy," says @POTUS of @RepAdamSchiff. "He makes it all up."
4 month ago
"They gave the server to Crowdstrike," says @POTUS. "Why did they give it to a Ukrainian company?"
John Bolton: Glad to be back on Twitter after more than two months. For the backstory, stay tuned
: I will be interviewed on @foxandfriends this morning at 8:00 A.M. I know that there's not much to talk about, but we will try to keep the conversation going. Enjoy. @SteveDoocy @ainsleyearhardt @kilmeade
: "Former FBI Employee Accused of Altering FISA Documents." Hello, here we go. @foxandfriends
A man is dead following a shooting in Southeast D.C. Thursday night.
SCHIFF: "In my view there is nothing more dangerous than an unethical president who says they are above the law. We are better than that"
Nations of the world "still look to us - and increasingly they don't recognize what they see," Schiff says
As Schiff is talking Graham's office sends this": Graham Requests State Department Documents on Bidens, Obama Administration Officials and Ukraine
"As has been the case throughout the Democrats' impeachment sham, today's witnesses rely heavily on their own presumptions, assumptions and opinions," says @PressSec in statement
: ..They want ZERO transparency, thinking the world will not find out the death and tragedy that the Iranian government is causing
: Iran has become so unstable that the government has shut down their entire Internet System so that the Great Iranian people cannot talk about the tremendous violence taking place within the country
House Intel. Cmte. Chairman Adam Schiff says Democrats will decide "in the coming days" what response is appropriate after hearing from a dozen witnesses in seven House impeachment hearings
Fiona Hill testifies that Trump thought Kash Patel was in charge of Ukraine matters at the NSC. Vindman was in charge of Ukraine though, she said. Meaning it seemed Patel - a recently former Nunes staffer - was delivering Ukraine info straight to Trump
Warren calls Zuckerberg and Facebook corrupt after private meeting with Trump is disclosed
Holmes testifies that Ukrainians are in need of U.S. support to this day - as Zelenskyy seeks to arrange a summit meeting with Putin, Zelenskyy "needs President Putin to understand America supports" him at "the highest levels"
4 month ago
Fiona Hill, former top Russia expert for the White House: "I have heard some of you on this committee appear to believe that Russia" didn't meddle in the 2016 election "and that perhaps, somehow, for some reason, Ukraine did. This is a fictional narrative."
: ...President Trump said the Ukraine President should just do the right thing (No Quid Pro Quo). You shouldn't charge, but you cannot convict, a sitting president on the basis of conflicting and ambiguous evidence, and destabilize the American Government." Thank you Ken
: Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel: "Does this reach the level of treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors My assessment of the evidence so far, NO WHERE CLOSE. The evidence is conflicting & ambiguous. Ambassador Sondland's testimony stated that
4 month ago
Ranking Member Devin Nunes letter to Chairman Adam Schiff - signed by GOP members of the Committee calling for a hearing with witnesses selected by Republican members.
Holmes: "At a time of shifting allegiances and rising competitors in the world, we have no better friend than Ukraine – a scrappy, unbowed, determined, and above all dignified people who are standing up against Russian authoritarianism and aggression. They deserve better."
DAVID HOLMES: "Ukrainians cherish their bipartisan American support that has sustained their Euro-Atlantic aspirations, and they recoil at the thought of playing a role in U.S. domestic politics or elections."
Holmes: "We have no better friends than Ukraine"
On A$AP Rocky, Holmes says: "Ambassador Sondland further told the President that Sweden "should have released him on your word," but that "you can tell the Kardashians you tried."
4 month ago
Holmes suggests Energy Sec Rick Perry was running a third irregular channel between Trump admin and Ukraine, holding meetings with top Ukrainian officials and excluding embassy staff from them. Perry's swift resignation suggests there's more to this story than what we know today
Holmes on July 25 call: "I was deeply disappointed to see that the President raised none of what I understood to be our inter-agency agreed-upon foreign policy priorities in Ukraine and instead raised the Biden/Burisma investigation and referred to the theory about Crowdstrike"
Holmes says Trump's meeting with Putin on June 28 in Osaka sent "a further signal of lack of support for Ukraine."
Holmes says on April 25, Ivan Bakanov, then top Zelensky advisor who's head of the Security Services of Ukraine, "indicated to me privately he had been contacted by 'someone named Giuliani who said he was an advisor to the Vice President.'"
Holmes is drawing a straight line between Yovanovitch supporting anti-corruption measures in Ukraine, and Lutsenko's attempts to defame her and cultivate a relationship with Giuliani
4 month ago
David Holmes, political counselor at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, delivers opening statement: "Since you determined that I may have something of value . and issued a subpoena, it is my obligation to appear and to tell you what I know."
David Holmes testifies that policy priorities in Ukraine, including support against Russian aggression, "became overshadowed by a political agenda being promoted by . Giuliani and a cadre of officials operating with a direct channel to the White House."
4 month ago
Holmes says U.S. embassy in Ukraine learned that Lutsenko complained that Yovanovitch had "destroyed him" - hence the smear campaign
: I have been watching people making phone calls my entire life. My hearing is, and has been, great. Never have I been watching a person making a call, which was not on speakerphone, and been able to hear or understand a conversation. I've even tried, but to no avail. Try it live
: The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher's Trident Pin. This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to business
: "The new House Resolution gives Adam Schiff (the most dishonest man in politics) the power unilaterally to release edited transcripts. Rule 10 gives Chairman Schiff absolutely no jurisdiction. Subpoenas issued as part of Dems' Impeachment inquiry are illegal." Sam Dewey @FoxNews
: Corrupt politician Adam Schiff's lies are growing by the day. Keep fighting tough, Republicans, you are dealing with human scum who have taken Due Process and all of the Republican Party's rights away from us during the most unfair hearings in American History
: I never in my wildest dreams thought my name would in any way be associated with the ugly word, Impeachment. The calls (Transcripts) were PERFECT, there was NOTHING said that was wrong. No pressure on Ukraine. Great corruption & dishonesty by Schiff on the other side
: "Freed Taliban hostages arrive in Germany." @foxandfriends @FoxNews @OANN We got them back
More than $35 million of the roughly $400 million in aid to Ukraine that Trump delayed has not been released to the country, according to a Pentagon spending document obtained by @latimes
: ...President before. What they are doing is not legal. But I'm clean, and when I release my financial statement (my decision) sometime prior to Election, it will only show one thing - that I am much richer than people even thought - And that is a good thing. Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
: Bob Mueller, after spending two years and 45 million dollars, went over all of my financials, & my taxes, and found nothing. the Witch Hunt continues with local New York Democrat prosecutors going over every financial deal I have ever done. This has never happened to a
Fiona Hill adds: "In the course of this investigation, I would ask that you please not promote politically driven falsehoods that so clearly advance Russian interests."
Trump's former Russia advisor calls him out for undermining US national security: "If the President, or anyone else, impedes or subverts the national security of the US in order to further domestic political or personal interests, that is more than worthy of your attention."-Hill
4 month ago
In her opening statement, Fiona Hill goes after Republican lawmakers for pushing allegations of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election
: The Republican Party, and me, had a GREAT day yesterday with respect to the phony Impeachment Hoax, & yet, when I got home to the White House & checked out the news coverage on much of television, you would have no idea they were reporting on the same event. FAKE & CORRUPT NEWS
: During my visit yesterday to Austin, Texas, for the startup of the new Mac Pro, & the discussion of a new one $billion campus, also in Texas, I asked Tim Cook to see if he could get Apple involved in building 5G in the U.S. They have it all - Money, Technology, Vision & Cook.l
: Why do @ShannonBream & @FoxNews waste airtime on Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell, who recently left the Presidential Primaries having attained a grand number of ZERO in the polls. I don't even know how that is possible. Fox should stay with the people that got them there, not losers
U.S. Secret Service: An unauthorized vehicle attempted to gain entry to the White House complex by following another vehicle that was lawfully entering at an external complex checkpoint. The vehicle was stopped and the individual was immediately taken into custody by Secret Service U.D. Officers
Secret Service says their agents and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit from DC police department responding to the scene