Trump was aware of Giuliani’s efforts to secure an investigation and the president was briefed regularly.
“These threats occurred at the same time that the two men were also discussing President Trump’s efforts, through Rudy Giuliani, to smear the ambassador’s reputation”
A blistering report from the Government Accountability Office, calls Trump’s action illegal. Others call it outright bribery.
The list keeps growing but the evidence that any were threatened is hard to find or prove. One? Four? Any? More questions than answers. It’s impossible to determine because the president claims “four” and his a proven liar. None is probably the real answer.
He floated banning all Muslims from entering the country during his 2016 campaign, criticized his Justice Department for the changes, tweeting that DOJ “should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.”
The Pentagon declined to discuss the highly-classified operation.