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Ross: Why should Trump have a Ukraine policy?

President Donald Trump pretends to check his watch after Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) mentioned upcoming Senate votes during an event about judicial confirmations in the East Room of the White House on November 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

So far, all but one of the witnesses deposed in the impeachment process have said the president was deliberately holding up U.S. military aid to Ukraine in order to get dirt on the Bidens.

But it may not matter, because there is a new defense that blows all those depositions out of the water.

It comes from Senator Lindsey Graham, who stood before a group of reporters to say it’s simply impossible for this president to be held responsible for anything involving Ukraine.

“What I can tell you about the Trump policy toward Ukraine is it was incoherent,” Graham said. “It depends on who you talk to. They seem to be incapable of forming a quid pro quo.”

See, I hadn’t considered that — Graham saying that Democrats have made a fundamental mistake here. They’re trying to argue the president was using his Ukraine policy as a bargaining chip. But that implies he actually had a Ukraine policy – and as Lindsey Graham says it’s clear he doesn’t. What he’s got is Rudy Giuliani and those two guys who were trying to leave the country.

Why should he have a policy? Voters didn’t elect Trump to deal with Ukraine. They elected him to appoint conservative judges and build a wall. Why should he know anything about Ukraine?

He might know who Miss Ukraine is, but that, of course, would be irrelevant. Unless she’s the one hiding Hillary’s server. But that is strictly speculation on my part.

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