Okay, I'm kind of done pretending there's a "funny old thing" about any Trump World pronouncement, but there is kind of a funny old thing about Pro-Trump folks pretending that saying "No quid pro quo" actually operates like touching "home base" in a game of tag. We are now at the part where someone has established what congressionally-approved aid was being withheld for: the quo was announcing an investigation. I've been saying this: look at Whitewater and Benghazi and ask yourself what the investigators were really looking for. The investigations existed for their own reason. There didn't have to be a "there" behind Hunter Biden's low-effort board membership for a Ukrainian oil concern, or behind Ukrainian involvement in the 2016 election.BREAKING: The Post has obtained a copy of Amb. Bill Taylor's opening statement, in which he says he was told the release of Ukraine aid was contingent on public declaration to investigate Bidens, 2016 election https://t.co/vKDXa5E7fa— Shane Harris (@shaneharris) October 22, 2019
Just having an investigation looks like trouble enough to be a "scandal". So what does this impeachment inquiry look like to Trump Worlders?
Like enemy action, I guess. This explains the people who responded exceptionally weakly to Trump's self-pitying wail about his being lynched. His words were inappropriate, but t's a political witch hunt! they cry. It's a legitimate investigation--but that seems to be a very interesting take. Or, it's accusing Democrats of a tactic they know very well can sometimes even work.