The purportedly objective Associated Press recently suggested President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “could amount to an illegal request for a campaign contribution from a foreign citizen.” Liberal news outlets like Slate, meanwhile, continue to reference “campaign finance crime” with no understanding of the law allegedly violated.
The article goes on to point out that President Trump was justified in trying to determine whether Biden's actions in withholding funds were unethical and illegal.
Anti-Trumpers, let me repeat: By urging the Ukrainian president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son (as he should), the president did not violate campaign finance law.
The notion that the FBI is able to investigate possible corruption by U.S. citizens abroad, but the constitutional head of the executive branch may not, is patently absurd.
Lest we forget: The Obama administration (including the FBI), Democratic members of Congress, and the Democratic National Committee had no problem with repeatedly reaching out to Russian and Ukrainian officials and intelligence sources throughout the 2016 election, in search of derogatory information about the overseas activities of Trump and his senior campaign officials. They played politics then, and they’re playing politics now.