House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Sunday told “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan Democrats failed to prove a quid pro quo took place during President Donald Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“No one’s testified there’s been a quid pro quo,” Jordan explained. “Everyone’s got second, third, fourth-hand information. Mr. Morrison, who was on the call, said he didn’t think anything was improper or illegal in the call. Ms. Williams didn’t think anything improper or illegal happened in the call.”
The congressman reminded Brennan of one important tidbit, the same one he has made in the past: the four facts surround the call have not changed.
“That’s the funny thing about facts. They don’t change. The fact that we have the transcript and there was no linkage of any type of assertion of dollars for an investigation on the call. We have the two guys on the call. President Trump and President Zelensky said no pressure and no linkage,” he explained. “My point is that he [Zelensky] didn’t know that their aid was held up at the time of the call. And, most importantly, they didn’t do anything, any specific action or investigation to get the aid released.”
Democrats have continually said President Trump threatened to withhold aid from Ukraine unless Zelensky launched an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. At the time, the VP was handling international relations with Ukraine on behalf of the Obama administration. Hunter was being paid $50,000 a month by Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, despite having no natural energy experience. Trump asked Zelensky to look into the corruption but the transcript showed there was no quid pro quo.
Author: Beth Baumann
Source: Town Hall: Jim Jordan: ‘No One Has Testified That There Has Been a Quid Pro Quo’