Jordan Claims Charging Trump With Abuse Of Power 'Ignores The Facts' | NBC News

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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, proposed an amendment to strike abuse of power from the articles of impeachment against President Trump because the charge "ignores the facts." » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital i...



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We'Ve known that there been four facts that have not changed, will not change, will never change that we've known it since september 25th, when the call transcript was released. The call transcript shows no quid pro quo. What'S interesting is the day the transcript came out. Even chairman nadler said there was no quid pro quo in the call transcript. We know second, that the two individuals on the ...
all president solinsky president trump, have both said: no pressure, no pushing no linkage whatsoever between security assistance, money and any type of announcement of an investigation. We know that the ukrainians knew at the time of the call didn't know at the time of the call that the aidhad been held up and, most importantly, most importantly, we know the ukrainians took no action, no start of an investigation, no promise to start an investigation. No announcement on cnn via tweet, no matt, no announcement whatsoever that there was going to be any type of investigation into ber, yzma or the biden's to get the aid released. Those four facts, those four facts - have never changed. Second, five key meetings that took place between july 18th when the aid was paused september 11th, when the aid was released, five key meetings: we have the phone call july 25th, which you just described. Second, the very next day, very next day we have ambassador's volker, saw alan taylor meetingwith president solinsky third ambassador bolton met with president solinsky on august 29th, forced vice president pence met with presidents lenski on september, 2nd and 5th. On september 5th, we have bipartisan senator senator johnson senator murphy's hour, senator murphy meeting with president solinsky in none of those five meetings. None did linking dollars, security assistance dollars to an investigation, come up, never came up and you would think in the last two.

You were thinking those last two after they knew on august 29th via the political article that they knew the aid was held. You would think it would come up in those last two meetings, but it didn't come up for facts. Five meetings have never changedarticle. One in this resolution ignores the truth. It ignores the facts that ignored it, nors what happened and what has been laid out for the american people over the last three weeks. So i hope that this committee will come to its senses. That'Ll adopt the amendment and strike article one from the resolution: hey nbc news viewers thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights, and digital exclusives thanks for watching.


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