November 20, 2019


Volodymyr Zelensky


   Why not? A majority of the people in the Ukraine asked that question of their legislators when the principal actor in a satirical weekly television show on Ukrainian television was nominated.tv_zelensky.jpg

   We commented on this unique circumstance a week ago (See the blog of November 13, 2019, in the Archives below.)

   Since 2005, the offices of president and prime minster of the Ukraine have undergone constant upheaval; two revolutions, a war by Russian separatists in the eastern sector of the nation and charges of voter fraud and corruption.yovanovitch-congress.jpg

  U.S. State Department officials, particularly recently fired ambassador to the Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch and her staff, have supported the Ukraine in its struggle with Putin’s Russia over the Russian takeover of a large section of eastern Ukraine.

   During the House of Representatives inquiry concerning a possible call for an impeachment trial by the Senate, our stable genius president tweeted a long piece of invective meant to smear Yovanovitch, the recently fired ambassador, after she was called to tell what she knew about the bribe offered to Ukraine by the President in exchange for digging up dirt about Trump’s possible opponent in 2020.
PS:   Following a huge public outcry, Trump finally released the $400-million in aid to the Ukraine after holding the funds hostage for weeks.

-Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition

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