Trump Admits Quid Pro Quo While Acting As His Own Impeachment Lawyer

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Trump admitted that there was a quid pro quo but is claiming that it wasn’t a quid pro quo because the Ukrainians didn’t know about it.

Trump tweeted:

Neither he (Taylor) or any other witness has provided testimony that the Ukrainians were aware that military aid was being withheld. You can’t have a quid pro quo with no quo.” Congressman John Ratcliffe @foxandfriends Where is the Whistleblower? The Do Nothing Dems case is DEAD!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2019

There are several factual misrepresentations in Trump’s tweet.

According to NBC News, everyone in Ukraine knew that it was a quid pro quo:

Everybody in Ukraine knew that it was a quid pro quo according to NBC News. pic.twitter.com/JfPJTLj7or

— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 22, 2019

Bill Taylor testified that there was a quid pro quo. He was directed to withhold the Ukraine aid until the Ukrainians agreed to investigate the Bidens. Taylor also testified that the person who was directing the quid pro quo was Donald Trump.

Trump admitted that there was a quid pro quo,

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