Trump did not ask the Ukrainian president to investigate a political opponent. The Trump administration has released the transcript of the telephone conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the “whistleblower” complaint, the accompanying letter from the Intelligence Community inspector general, the Office of Legal Counsel’s legal brief, and correspondence with Australian officials.
The Trump administration will certainly provide additional evidence and witnesses in an open and transparent process, but why should they cooperate when the fix is in?
Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is holding these closed-door meetings in a top-security room in the basement of the Capitol. He is doing this to keep the public and the president in the dark.