Democrats Once Pressured Ukraine to Investigate Trump in 2018

As House Democrats ostensibly move forward with official impeachment inquiry proceedings against President Trump, it has been revealed that Democrats in the Senate once did the very thing that they are now accusing President Trump of doing, as reported by Breitbart.

In May of 2018, three Democratic senators – Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) – wrote a letter to Ukraine’s then-Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko. In the letter, they tried to convince the Ukrainian government to reopen four investigations into President Trump’s alleged “Russian collusion” that had recently been closed, claiming that these investigations were critical to the then-ongoing Mueller probe.

This stands in stark contrast to the current climate, where Democrats in Congress are now demanding President Trump’s impeachment after he allegedly spoke to Ukraine’s new President, Volodymyr Zelensky, about a closed investigation into Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and his controversial business dealings with Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.

That investigation was shut down after then-Vice President Biden, in 2016, demanded the resignation of then-Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin by threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid to Ukraine. Although President Trump allegedly suggested that the investigation should be reopened, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister has insisted that there was “no pressure” from President Trump to do so.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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