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A top State Department official blew a hole through one of Trump's main talking points in the impeachment hearing


Added 11-13-19 02:14:03pm EST - “George Kent testified Wednesday that there was no evidence that Ukraine intervened in the 2016 US presidential election.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “A top State Department official blew a hole through one of Trump’s main talking points in the impeachment hearing”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A top State Department official effectively dismantled one of President Donald Trump's main talking points on Wednesday during the first public impeachment hearing.

George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, testified on Trump's efforts to pressure the Ukrainian president into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and a debunked conspiracy theory on the 2016 election.

On both topics, Kent blew a hole in Trump's allegations, telling the House Intelligence Committee that neither the accusations against Biden nor the conspiracy theory about the 2016 election held any water.

Career Foreign Service officer George Kent, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Associated Press/Andrew Harnik

In one exchange with Kent, the Democrats' staff lawyer Daniel Goldman brought up the bogus allegations that Ukraine interfered in the US election instead of Russia, and asked whether there was any evidence of Ukrainian interventions.

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