As we reported earlier today, Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) threatened to withhold military and foreign aid from Ukraine. Marc Thiessen reminded us of a letter the three sent on May 4, 2018.
It got almost no attention, but in May, CNN reported that Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) wrote a letter to Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Yuriy Lutsenko, expressing concern at the closing of four investigations they said were critical to the Mueller probe.
In the letter, they implied that their support for U.S. assistance to Ukraine was at stake. Describing themselves as “strong advocates for a robust and close relationship with Ukraine,” the Democratic senators declared, “We have supported [the] capacity-building process and are disappointed that some in Kyiv appears to have cast aside these [democratic] principles to avoid the ire of President Trump,” before demanding Lutsenko “reverse course and halt any efforts to impede cooperation with this important investigation.”
@JesseBWatters @GregGutfeldShow Menendez, Leahy and Durbin were protecting Robert Mueller. Now that's gone they hate #Ukraine? Democrats are corrupt. #VoteRed #LetterToUkraine pic.twitter.com/nWmObTYVfV
— Judy Halston (@patriot101) September 25, 2019
Trump says Democrat Senators Bob Menendez, Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy, and Chris Murphy all threatened Ukraine over probes into him:
“Chris Murphy literally threatened the president of Ukraine that if he doesn’t do things right they won’t have Democrat support in Congress” pic.twitter.com/ayYUo1DKwu
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 25, 2019