Washington is abuzz with the news that former National Security Adviser John Bolton plans to state in his upcoming book that President Trump ordered him not to release military aid to Ukraine until it agreed to conduct the investigations he requested into the 2016 campaign.
But while some in the nation’s capital say this amounts to a smoking gun of a quid pro quo, former Justice Department official and former federal prosecutor Victoria Toensing says the revelations doesn’t matter at all.
“It matters NOT AT ALL what @realDonaldTrump told John Bolton. We do not prosecute people for thoughts or words. Only for conduct. Ukraine got aid but did not announce investigation. Nothing wrong there. #maga2020,” tweeted Toensing.
In this podcast, Toensing explains why she believes threatening to withhold foreign aid is standard practice in dealing with foreign nations and she does not believe President Trump did anything out of the ordinary.
Toensing also shares why she believes this saga had nothing to do with 2020 and everything to do with 2016.