>>HE WAS VERY TRANSPARENT. I DON’T KNOW THERE WAS A SINGLE QUESTION THAT WAS ASKED TODAY THAT HE DIDN’T ANSWER. AND ANSWER FULLY, WHICH IS UNIQUE. AND WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THERE WAS DEFINITELY NO QUID PRO QUO. I MEAN, IT CAME OUT OVER AND OVER. IT WAS ASKED PROBABLY 20 DIFFERENT TIMES.>>Sandra: REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS CLASHING OVER YESTERDAY’S CLOSED DOOR INTERVIEW WITH FORMER U.S. ENVOY TO UKRAINE KURT VOLKER. HE HANDED OVER DOZENS OF PAGES OF TEXT MESSAGES SHOWING HIM AND OTHER DIPLOMATS ARGUING IF PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS PUSHING UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE HIS POLITICAL RIVAL. LEE ZELDIN IS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE. YOU WERE IN THE ROOM YESTERDAY. WHAT WAS YOUR BIGGEST TAKEAWAY.>>I DIDN’T KNOW AMBASSADOR VOLKER BEFORE YESTERDAY. I KNEW WHO HE WAS BUT I HAD NOT MET HIM BEFORE. HE CAME ACROSS AS CANDID, GENUINE. HE WAS VERY WELL VERSED ON UKRAINE AND YEARS AND REALLY DECADES OF BACKGROUND HERE. HE KNEW ALL THE PLAYERS, PRONUNCIATION OF THEIR NAMES AND THE SPELLINGS. I THOUGHT HE WAS A GREAT WITNESS ANSWERED ALL QUESTIONS FROM THE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS. AND DURING THAT — BASICALLY PUT A DAGGER STRAIGHT TO THE HEART OF SCHIFF’S FAIRYTALE IMPEACHMENT STORY HERE WITH REGARDS TO THE QUID PRO QUO AS YOU JUST PLAYED FROM THAT PIECE FROM MARK MEADOWS. HE HEARD WHAT I DID AS WELL. AND BASICALLY JUST DESTROYED, BLEW OFF THAT NARRATIVE WITH EVERY ANSWER HE GAVE.>>Sandra: HOW SO?>>WHERE TO START. I’LL GIVE YOU ONE EXAMPLE. FIRST OFF THE ALLEGATION THAT UKRAINE WOULD BE PROVIDING SOME TYPE OF ASSISTANCE WITH REGARDS TO AN INVESTIGATION IN RETURN FOR SECURITY AID. THEY HAD NO IDEA THERE WAS A HOLD ON SECURITY AID AT THE TIME OF THAT CALL. AS A MATTER OF FACT THERE WAS A LOT OF INTERACTION WITH KURT VOLKER THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE WEEKS TO FOLLOW THE JULY 25th PHONE CALL BETWEEN THE TWO PRESIDENTS.>>Sandra: WHO IS THEY? WHEN YOU SAID THEY HAD NO IDEA.>>UKRAINE. AMBASSADOR VOL KER WAS IN PRETTY REGULAR CONTACT WITH THE UKRAINE GOVERNMENT. HE HAS RELATIONSHIPS WITH AIDES TO PRESIDENT ZELENSKY AND HE MET WITH PRESIDENT ZELENSKY RIGHT AFTER THE JULY 25th PHONE CALL. IN THE READ-OUTS HE RECEIVED AFTER THE JULY 25th PHONE CALL FROM NOT JUST THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT BUT THE UKRAINE GOVERNMENT, UKRAINE HAD NO IDEA THAT THERE WAS ANY TYPE OF HOLD ON SECURITY ASSISTANCE. IT WASN’T BROUGHT UP. THERE WAS NO CONCERN ABOUT A QUID PRO QUO IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM. AND THEN –>>Sandra: THEY KNEW THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE FUNDS YET, THOUGH, CORRECT?>>THEY RAISED NO CONCERN WHATSOEVER THAT — THERE WAS NO BELIEF, THERE WAS NOTHING EXPRESSED THAT FUNDS WERE NOT GOING TO BE RECEIVED. AS A MATTER OF FACT THEY’RE VERY GRATEFUL BECAUSE NOT ONLY WAS THERE APPROVALS OVER THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR. THEY WERE EXPECTING MONEY, BUT THERE WAS ALSO GOING TO BE ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN ORDER TO PROVIDE LETHAL WEAPONS SYSTEMS THAT THE PAST ADMINISTRATION WASN’T WILLING TO PROVIDE. THE READ-OUTS, THE MEETING WITH PRESIDENT ZELENSKY, AND THEN THE FOLLOW-UP — THE WEEKS THAT FOLLOWED AND ALL THE INTERACTION AMBASSADOR VOLKER HAD WITH AIDES, THEY HAD NO IDEA THERE WAS A HOLD ON THESE.>>Sandra: INCLUDING THIS SEPTEMBER 9th TEXT MESSAGES THAT I KNOW YOU HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK THROUGH AND READ YOURSELF. BETWEEN BILL TAYLOR THE TOP AMERICAN DIPLOMAT IN UKRAINE AND THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE E.U. TAYLOR SUGGESTS THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS HOLDING BACK THE PACKAGE OF MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE AS A BARGAINING CLAIM. AS I SAID ON THE PHONE I THINK IT’S CRAZY TO WITHHOLD SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR HELP WITH A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN. THERE WAS A REPLY I BELIEVE YOU’RE INCORRECT BY P PRESIDENT’S INTENTION. HE HAS BEEN CLEAR NO QUID PRO QUO OF ANY KIND. WHY WAS TAYLOR MAKING THE SUGGESTION THAT THERE WAS GOING TO BE THE WITHHOLDING OF THAT AID BY THE PRESIDENT UNTIL AN AGREEMENT WAS MADE ON BEHALF OF UKRAINE TO INVESTIGATE THE BIDENS?>>WELL FIRST OFF YOUR QUESTION HIGHLIGHTS EXACTLY WHY THE TRANSCRIPT FROM YESTERDAY SHOULD BE RELEASED. NOT JUST DRIP BY DRIP RELEASED SELECTIVELY CHERRY PICKING WHICH TEXTS TO PROVIDE TO THE MEDIA AND AMERICAN PUBLIC. THE TRANSCRIPT OF YESTERDAY’S SEVERAL HOUR-LONG INTERVIEW WOULD BE VERY GREAT CONTEXT HERE. BILL TAYLOR WANTED AID TO BE PROVIDED TO UKRAINE. HE BELIEVED IN THE MISSION AS DID VOLKER AND OTHERS IN THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. THEY WANTED THE AID RELEASED. WHAT YOU SAW FROM AMBASSADOR SUNDER LUND IMMEDIATELY SHOOTING DOWN ANY TYPE OF SPECULATION AS TO WHY THERE WAS A HOLD. AMBASSADOR VOLKER TESTIFIED YESTERDAY THAT EVEN THEY DID NOT RECEIVE THE REASON AS TO WHY THERE WAS A HOLD PLACED AT THAT TIME BUT AS SOON AS THAT SUGGESTION, THAT QUESTION, THAT SPECULATION WAS MADE IT WAS IMMEDIATELY SHOT DOWN. THERE WAS — THE PRESIDENT MADE IT CRYSTAL CLEAR TO OTHER REPRESENTATIVES WHO WERE PART OF THIS TEXT EXCHANGE THAT THERE WAS NO QUID PRO QUO. THAT IS NOT WHAT THIS SITUATION IS. THAT’S WHY THAT WAS SHOT DOWN.>>Sandra: HE SEEMS TO SUGGEST IN THE TEXT, HOW DO YOU SEE IT? I THINK IT’S CRAZY TO WITHHOLD SECURITY ASSISTANCE FOR HELP WITH A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN. SO SOMEHOW BILL TAYLOR WAS LED TO BELIEVE THERE WAS A PLAN TO DO THAT. DOES THAT CONCERN YOU AT ALL?>>ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS ANOTHER REASON WHY THAT TRANSCRIPT SHOULD BE RELEASED. A GREAT OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW FOR ADAM SCHIFF TO PROVIDE TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TO FORM THEIR OWN INDEPENDENT DECISION AND JUDGMENT IS TO PROVIDE THE TRANSCRIPT. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CAME OUT DURING YESTERDAY’S HEARING DIFFERENT MEETINGS THAT TOOK PLACE WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE OVAL OFFICE MEETINGS THAT TOOK PLACE WITH AMBASSADOR JOHN BOLTON, WITH HIS COUNTERPART IN THE UKRAINE. AND WHO WAS IN THAT ROOM? AMBASSADOR VOLKER WAS IN THAT ROOM TIME AND AGAIN AND YOU HAD –>>Sandra: BEFORE WE GO. WE’RE SHORT ON TIME HERE. POMPEO. SHOULD HE COMPLY WITH TODAY’S SUBPOENA DEADLINE AND TURN OVER THOSE DOCUMENTS THAT THEY’RE DEMANDING?>>IF HE WANTS TO THAT’S FINE. WHAT I’M HEARING THE RIGHT MOVE HERE AND SOMETHING THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING DOING IS FORCING THE HOUSE TO TAKE A VOTE. PROCESS-WISE YESTERDAY WE WEREN’T ABLE TO GET STAFF IN. CHAIRMAN SCHIFF DIDN’T WANT TO ALLOW MEMBERS TO ASK QUESTION. HE WAS DISCOURAGING IT. WE SHOULD HAVE A VOTE IN THE HOUSE. IF THEY WANT TO HAVE AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. I DON’T BELIEVE WE SHOULD HAVE ONE. BUT IF THEY WANT ONE THERE SHOULD BE A VOTE. MINORITY RIGHTS, SUBPOENAS FROM BOTH SIDES. THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL. HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO PRESENT EVIDENCE. IF THEY CHOOSE TO COMPLY TODAY THAT’S FINE BUT REALLY FORCING THE HAND OF THE HOUSE I THINK IS THE RIGHT MOVE HERE.

100 thoughts on “Zeldin: Volker put a ‘dagger to the heart of Schiff’s impeachment fairytale’”

  1. The mafia extorting the witness "Your story in no way it's the result of extortion." The poor guy "Officer I never felt threatened by the mafia" This is an embarrassment to our country. All these partisan Republicans should rethink their behavior.

  2. Why was this a "Closed Doors" interview.
    These people are the same people claiming, yelling from every rooftop in this country that the American People have the right to know. Well… Let's have it. Make the entire interview public. Let's see it, and let the American People decide.

  3. quid pro quo not necessary folks. READ THE LAW. the law is above your partisan sensibilities. trump and several of his cabinet BROKE THE LAW!! you people aren’t americans, you have no rights to this country if you accept claims without evidence and degrade the sanctity of the rule of law. i wash my hands of your fate, you are destroying america.

  4. Fox, when you run anchors or interviewers like this, you lose viewers. Her behavior is frankly, nasty – clearly biased & simply rude. What are you thinking?! Great way to lose subs.
    ~♥~

  5. Trump has no defense except to try to deflect to the messenger with a bunch of misinformation…but you guys already know he's a liar… .

  6. President Trump succeeded in overthrowing the criminal cabal. This is all the drama before the massive sweep of corrupt politicians that raged wars against humanity on one front while the war on the planet by the average person rages on.

  7. You aren't answering the question in a way that supports my bias so let me stop you and ask a different question that allows me to propose an anti trump position that ill stop you from answering if you don't answer my question that supports my bias.

  8. Pelosi doesn't want to hold the vote because she knows impeachment will lead to more invesitigations into what the Dems were doing in Ukrain in 2016. This is just a flim flam circus to try to get people not to vote for Trump in 2020.

  9. You know, it would be very easy to end all this…If Trump and his administration have nothing to hide, then why are they stonewalling and refusing to cooperate. Innocent people don't do that, only people with something to hide does that.

  10. Now turns out that Nancy Pelosi's kid got appointed to the board of a Ukraine energy company too, for mucho dineros. Trump sure knows which hornets nest to whack

  11. The anchor did not seem to understand that in spite of any other comments by anyone (even the ambassador to Ukraine), the transcripts of the call (between Trump and the President of Ukraine) clearly showed that there was no connection at all between getting info. on Biden from Ukraine and the aid from the U.S. for Ukraine. Receiving the aid was based on a determination that corruption seemed to have ended in Ukraine. That is a matter that they have to correct in their own country. They seemed to have done it. The aid was given a few days after the call. Both those events are past events and the anchor should have been on top of this story. I suppose this reporter is way behind on the information she gets! Better get on the ball Fox News! Does it take a private citizen to keep you updated? No offense meant!

  12. This interview makes it clear how completely Intel owns media. It's wall to wall negative on Trump. Republicans don't even have FOX – other than 3 week night hours. CNN never holds a Dems feet to the fire. This blonde bimbo has been bought and sold like every other multi-million dollar anchor. Just as JFK, who wanted peace, was murdered – they want Trump out of the way. Wake up America.

  13. This idiot female host just absolutely loves to interrupt her guest just like 99% of the Fox News host/reporters!

  14. "Bill, I believe you are incorrect about President Trump's intentions. The President has been crystal clear: no quid pro quo’s of any kind. The President is trying to evaluate whether Ukraine is truly going to adopt the transparency and reforms that President Zelenskiy promised during his campaign," Sondland says.

    "Bill" was not part of the discussions. He had no idea what was said. Sandra Shill only gave you PART of the reply.

  15. It is a shame that the “Weasel” must Share it’s name with Schiff.
    I think Schiff needs to resign to protect the Forest Weasel from undo shame.

  16. C'mon women. Your Democrat slip is showing. Your also doing a CNN play on words and galse allegation. One can imply anything today as they know it's being recorded or encrypted somewhere. That's the game. Dont be ignorant.

  17. This lady is an IC asset, instructed to hold GOP pol's feet to the fire. Ever see Maddow, Tapper or Fredo hold a Dem politician's feet to the fire. NO – and you won't. Intel owns MSM completely. A conservative news show would top the ratings but CIA will never allow it. Look at all the people who believe aluminum airliners can glide thru structural steel & reinforced concrete

  18. Trumopovich just ASKED directly for Ukraine and China to investigate a opponant, you all do know that it right there is illigal!!?? He did it on live camera…..thanks for now Trumpovich.

  19. Trump has committed crimes against our CIA that are absolutely unforgivable. Trump is friendly with Russia. The CIA has been telling Americans that Russia is going to blow us up since 1953. Trump calmed down North Korea. The CIA wants us to think Kim is going to nuke Hawaii. Trump's crime is pursuing peace and prosperity. A CARDINAL SIN IN THE CIA'S WORLD.

  20. Now we find out why democrats were so anxious to keep Trump out ..They were afraid he would find out what they been doing in Ukraine….they been getting rich stealing taxpayers money.. too late you are caught..

  21. Biden is pissed at Trump for reviving an investigation that he had to use a billion-dollar-blackmail to shut down; meanwhile the Democrats are in a flurry because they know how badly this will hurt their most realistic chance of beating Trump in 2020. If Biden is running for office, then I want to know how his drug-addicted loser of a son, managed to get such a sweet-paid gig working under corrupt foreign energy oligarch – without using his fathers office for influence. Doesn't matter what side of the isle your on, you'd have to be stupid to turn a blind eye to that fact.

  22. Look at the dates of the emails. The email exchange with Bill Taylor was on the 9th of September but the telephone call between President Trump and President Zelensky was on July 25. In his email Bill Taylor was responding months after the fact to secondhand information that mischaracterized the president's words and his intent.

  23. Trump admitted to committing a crime against America! When will the dumbass repubs wake up and see him for the lying con man he is. Trump will be impeached for his crimes and then tried as a criminal and sent to prison where he belongs!

  24. Shut up you stupid delusional feminist anchor. Shut your pie hole and make me a sandwich. Let him finish for crying out loud!

  25. Instead of making up wild assumptions, go ask Bill Taylor why he thought what he did. And while you're at it, ask him who gave him that impression to begin with! Another CIA Spy?

  26. Bye Bye America. … The democrats made you loose all the trust People had in you.
    Foreign leaders dont wanna talk about sensitive stuff with your president annymore.

    Opening up transcripts was The worst idea ever and none of thee idiot America seem to understand this is te beginning of the fall of a once great nation.and its al cause of your democrats.

  27. This is a whole lot bigger than just impeaching the President of the United States, what is CNN going to do? and MSNBC,? So on and so on, and all the reporters,? Do we all remember the phrase, AND SO IT GOES…

  28. This blonde headed woman I don't like her she to face she's from the left she needs to get off of Fox news Trump's right there's some crooked Fox people I promise you this girl is a disaster bye blondy 😆

  29. Fox what are you doing,, This presenter seems to forget the basics, , She is being rude not letting the other perdon finish,

  30. Fox has turned to the dark side people. Like the Congressman said at least 3 times —if schiff would release the entire Volker testimony instead cherry picked parts (sound bites) everything would be in proper context. But no, she kept pounding and pounding. Sensationalism, stupid media. Auditioning for another job at cnn?

  31. Schiff keeps saying Trump tried to coerce a foreign leader. But the foreign leader has already said he was not coerced. Is Schiff saying that the Ukrainian president is lying?

  32. Because they were fishing for a setup. Duh. It got shot down. The whistleblower is a fraud as is Shifty and pelosi.

  33. The congressman was too nice to ask her how stupid she could be. Didn't she think it was a possibility that Taylor was trying to advance the anti-Trump narrative? Looking at the larger picture of the exchanges between Taylor and Sondland, it seems to me that Taylor was playing the "as I stated in our call" game to get the quid-pro-quo narrative on the record. Sondland had to correct him at least twice. This Taylor guy may be a deep stater.

  34. That blonde is part of the swamp's media! She's clearly not listening to the man but just wants to get in her talking points. She's disgusting.

  35. But it was OKAY FOR BIDEN TO GET A UKRAINE PROSECUTOR FIRED AND IT WAS OKAY FOR HILLARY & HER CRONIES TO TRY & FORCE UKRAINE OFFICIALS TO COOPERATE WITH ROBERT MUELLER'S PROBE. HOW CAN DEM'S CONTINUE THIS FARCE???

  36. The president's conduct conduct is appallingly precarious…. There was an element of coercion and bullyism and underhand tactics to investigate a political opponent to the point that the white house scrambled to hide the transcripts from the American public….. Why that move then???????

  37. pretty obvious that that one guy was biased and already had in his mind that Trump was withholding funds for some reason they already think hes guilty so they are connecting dots to affirm their bias

  38. How is Biden a political rival by the way? He's only one of about 20 trying to get a party nomination. Trump isn't running against him anymore than he's running against Me or You.
    So with that I, Me Me, announce my candidacy as the Democratic nominee for the president of the US… In the meantime I fully expect immunity from scrutiny of any federal crimes I may or may not have committed.
    MAGA
    Make Applesauce Great Again

    "Free stuff for everybody!"

  39. She should work for CNN. Unless the President said hold the funds until Ukraine investigates it is all speculation…media dummy.

  40. Thank you (reporter)who ever you are for pushing. You pushed this Zeldin so he really made it clear no quid pro quo. It’s also been said the money was held till to give other governments time to come on board.

  41. It is well known that every single man or woman who sits in front of a news camera is wearing one, possibly two, earbuds or a listening device of some sort. Whenever an answer gets too lenghty or not the answer the producer was hoping for, that producer starts to insist said reporter interupt the answer given by the guest. And the reporter knows that in order to keep their job they must comply with the producers demands. Am I suggesting that the reporter is totally without blame? NOT AT ALL. What I am saying is that any time false information or a false impression or even outright lying is used to intentionally report a news story the reporter and producer and yes even the station manager needs to be held accountable for perjury and defemation of character. All of us are free to believe anything we want BUT we are not free to lie about what another man or woman has done, is doing now or might do in the future. Remember, God was extremely specific about “You will not bear false wittness about your neighbor”.Its one of the ten basic commands from our Creator.

  42. The trash known as Biden, is sick with worry because Trump is going to reverse engineer the Global Liberal Progressive's Russia Hoax and illustrate to the world just how corrupt all the Global Liberal Progressives are.

    The trash that is known as Biden, Clinton, Obama, and all their cronies are trying to use impeachment as a deflection from the investigations into their corruption.

  43. Volker said Rudy was wrong…so if we are going to take Volker as gospel then that means Rudy's Biden narrative is false.

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