Trump Thanks White House Expert on Russia for Defending Ukraine Call during Impeachment Hearing

 On Thursday  President Trump thanked the White House Russia expert who testified earlier that day that he doesn’t think anything illegal happened during the phone call with Ukraine’s president that is the focus of the House impeachment inquiry. 

“But the Crooked Democrats don’t want people to know this! Thank you to Tim Morrison for your honesty,” Trump tweeted 

Morrison said: “I want to be clear, I was not concerned that anything illegal was discussed,” according to a copy of his prepared remarks. 

Morrison’s testimony came was on the same day when the House approved a resolution laying out the rules governing future steps in Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. Both Republicans and Democrats claimed victory after Morrison’s deposition. 

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) think that the testimony shows that the impeachment inquiry has”huge holes.”

“If [Republicans are] suggesting he raised no red flags, then they’re lying. Because he did, multiple times,” a source familiar with the closed-door testimony said. “If their great breakthrough is that a former Republican House staffer is not saying, ‘I hate President Trump’ — give me a break.”

Despite this, the Democrats are investigating, whether the Trump administration linked military aid to the Biden request. The president said several times that his call was “perfect” and that there was no quid pro quo. 

The only possible criminal allegation that has come up in the probe is a possible campaign finance violation, but the Justice Department dismissed the possibility and declined to investigate further.

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