Supposedly Trump held up the aid because he was worried about “corruption”, was worried about Europe not doing his fair share, and wanted news on the imaginary Crowdstrike server. We have this from Mulvaney.
Nothing changed with these factors by September 11…the only thing that changed from the moment the aid was frozen to when it was unfrozen…is that news of Trump’s call and dealings with the Ukraine had leaked out.
“There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great,” Trump said. “Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it … It sounds horrible to me.”
Really the biggest hole in this Donald Trump, Fighter of Corruption narrative is that it presupposes Donald Trump would know enough about the internal affairs of Ukraine to know they have a big corruption problem. Does that really sound believable?