The Real Scandal

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, Trump announced that he's lifting sanctions on Turkey even though his sanctions were never actually imposed to begin with. The sanctions were frozen last week before they could be implemented.

Meanwhile, one of his lawyers says Trump could literally shoot someone -- as Trump once claimed -- and not be prosecuted for it. So there's that.

Finally, the Associated Press reports that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was pressured by Trump even before Zelenskiy took office; two months before Trump's infamous phone call.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy gathered a small group of advisers on May 7 in Kyiv for a meeting that was supposed to be about his nation’s energy needs. Instead, the group spent most of the three-hour discussion talking about how to navigate the insistence from Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for a probe and how to avoid becoming entangled in the American elections, according to three people familiar with the details of the meeting.

They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the diplomatic sensitivity of the issue, which has roiled U.S.-Ukrainian relations.

The meeting came before Zelenskiy was inaugurated but about two weeks after Trump called to offer his congratulations on the night of the Ukrainian leader’s April 21 election.