Exposed: Bill Clinton Did the Exact Same Thing Trump is Accused Of
We already know, courtesy of a May CNN report, that three Senate Democrats did exactly what President Donald Trump is accused of doing – and with the same damn country! In a letter that hardly required any reading between the lines, Sens. Bob Menendez, Dick Durbin, and Patrick Leahy informed Ukrainian officials that if they weren’t fully cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s witch hunt, they could find themselves missing some important support from the Democratic Party.
“As strong advocates for a robust and close relationship with Ukraine, we believe that our cooperation should extend to legal matters, regardless of politics,” the senators wrote. “Blocking cooperation with the Mueller probe potentially cuts off a significant opportunity for Ukrainian law enforcement to conduct a more thorough inquiry into possible crimes committed during the Yanukovich era.”
The senators didn’t have to remind Ukrainian officials that Congress holds the purse strings on U.S. military aid. Some things simply don’t need to be said. The implied threat – Help us nail this SOB in the White House or we’ll see to it that you don’t get a dime –well, only a fool could miss it.
But okay, Democrats did the same thing, but so what? We’re talking about the president here, right? So maybe there are special rules for senators that allow them to make whatever politically-motivated requests they want from foreign governments. It wasn’t helping THEM win reelection, so maybe it’s okay? We don’t buy that line of reasoning for a second, of course, but let’s just say that’s the case.
Well, as Tucker Carlson uncovered on Monday, if you want a Democratic president asking for political help from a foreign government, look no further than Bill Clinton.
“You’ve heard endlessly on cable news that it is unprecedented the president would seek political gain from a conversation with a foreign leader. Well, turns out, it has happened before,” Carlson said. “Back in 2000, President Bill Clinton had a conversation with Tony Blair of the U.K. and asked him to intercede in a dispute between British Airways and two carriers. The president, at the time, was much more direct than President Trump was in his conversation.
“This is Bill Clinton, and I’m quoting: ‘In a political season, it would be big over here to get this open sore resolved. If you could have somebody take a look at it.’ Tony Blair responded that he would. Now, is this a big deal? Not really. Is it nakedly political? Is it an attempt to use a foreign country to influence the outcome of an election in a presidential year? Yes it is, obviously,” Carlson concluded.
This is a damning indictment – not of Clinton, but of the Democrats’ push to impeach Trump based on the same non-crime. We’d go as far as to guess that if we had a complete history of every word our presidents have ever said to our foreign allies, we’d soon find that nearly every single one of them is “guilty” of the same thing they’re trying to nail Trump on.
Dirty politics? Perhaps. An impeachable abuse of power? You have to be joking.