Has Vindman Exposed Ukraine Transcript Fraud?

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is the first to testify who actually was among those listening to Trump’s July 25th call with Zelenskyy. In his publicized opening statement the respected war hero and Purple Heart recipient states that call prompted his second complaint to the National Security Council legal counsel because it was undermining American foreign policy.

However, the real bombshell may be in the closed door deposition. According to reporter Olivia Beavers of The Hill, Vindman claims the publicly released transcript of Trump’s July 25th call with Zelenskyy has been sanitized.

In the transcript the word “Burisma” is never used so the word “company” must have been substituted for it. The word “company” is used but once. In that use Zelenskyy is promising Trump that his investigator will look into “specifically” the company that Trump mentioned. Here’s how it reads:

If you think about that, it does read awkward. Why wouldn’t Zelenskyy just say the name of the company? So apparently the public transcript was changed and what was actually said was something like this:

my candidate, who will be approved, by the parliament and will start as a new prosecutor in September. He or she will look into the situation, specifically Burisma.

A much more direct, natural and sensible way of speaking. It’s also one far more indicting of Trump as it is a much more clear statement of Zelenskyy’s understanding of the expectations Trump placed on him. In context, Zelenskyy was responding to Trump just talking about investigating Biden’s son and Biden. Trump said:

It’s not just the crime. It’s the cover up.

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Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80

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