The thing about records being kept is that they can be checked to be sure accuracy is maintained. In the case of the mythical phone call between President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the Office of Management And Budget, Adam Schiff’s impeachment report says there was one. The White House says something else.
The committee included records of Giuliani’s calls in a 300-page report released this week. Along with calls between GOP Rep. Devin Nunes and Giuliani’s indicted associate Lev Parnas, it showed a series of communications between Giuliani and the White House on key dates.
One was a 13-minute call, linked to the Office of Management and Budget, in the midst of a campaign to pressure Ukraine to announce corruption investigations of Trump rival Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Democrats are trying to show Giuliani was in the loop as a decision was made to press pause on military aid to Ukraine.
The administration now says Giuliani did not call any top budget officials, and had no calls with acting White House chief of staff—the former OMB director—Mick Mulvaney.
‘No one from OMB has talked to Giuliani,’ a presidential spokesperson told RealClearPolitics.
The New York Times reported that the phone number used to identify Giuliani’s calls with OMB, (202) 395-0000, is a generic switchboard number, ‘making it difficult to tell whose desk it came from.’
Calls to the number on Friday rolled to an out-of-service message. Government directories list it as associated with both the National Security Council and the West Wing.
It’s amazing what desperate Democrats will put on paper and claim when they are trying to prove that the Trump Administration did something wrong, even if the crime and/or incident did not happen or does not exist.
Honestly, in the last few months with this impeachment fiasco, we’ve been watching the wheels come off the Democrat bus.
Anyone else wonder what else they lied about?