A letter from the DoD in May this year certified that measures taken by Ukraine to address corruption were substantial and the DoD was happy to provide security aid as a result:
"...in a letter sent to four congressional committees in May of this year and obtained by NPR, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood informed lawmakers that he 'certified that the Government of Ukraine has taken substantial actions to make defense institutional reforms for the purposes of decreasing corruption [and] increasing accountability.'
The certification was required by law for the release of $250 million in security assistance for Ukraine."
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/25/76445366 … ver-corrup
You can read the letter here: https://apps.npr.org/documents/document … kraine-Aid
This evidence suggests it's unlikely that Trump's motive for asking Zelensky to investigate Biden was to reduce corruption in Ukraine. It adds weight to the body of evidence that suggests it's more likely Trump's motive was personal political gain than not.
Asking a foreign leader to investigate a domestic political rival for personal gain is an abuse of presidential authority, which warrants impeachment. While it's unlikely a Republican-controlled Senate will find Trump guilty despite the evidence, I think it's important that the impeachment inquiry establish that he should be found guilty based on the evidence.
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