On Wednesday morning, the White House released the transcript of Trump's July 25th call with President Volodymyr Zelensky (although technically, it's a "memorandum of a telephone conversation and is not a verbatim account of the conversation.")
As reported, the "transcript" does reflect Trump's request that Zelensky investigate the business dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter
But he also went on to directly ask Zelensky to make efforts to find "the server", saying:
“The server, they say Ukraine has it, I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it.”
People were a little confused which server Trump was referring to.
Is Trump still looking for Hillary Clinton's email server? "The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of… https://t.co/keiU4JJzsD— Kevin Liptak (@Kevin Liptak)1569420944.0
“He seems to suggest Hillary Clinton’s private email server is in Ukraine” Trump still with Hilary’s email... omg!… https://t.co/a7WB09KNqO— Josue De Luna Navarro (@Josue De Luna Navarro)1569421219.0
@penelopesire @JordanSchachtel It’s the Clinton server. And they don’t have possession of it. Stupid Trump conspira… https://t.co/hqrmqTV18V— Jay Right (@Jay Right)1569422795.0
Or the DNC server?
Has anybody else pointed out the irony of Republicans saying Democrats refuse to get over the 2016 election, when t… https://t.co/qzschoAiOx— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel)1569428972.0
What the fucking fuck? He's telling Zelensky he needs to find the missing (not actually ever missing) DNC server an… https://t.co/wacojiWsBO— Josh Marshall (@Josh Marshall)1569421874.0
One overlooked detail of the call summary: Our President is so mentally gone now, so knee-deep in conspiracy theo… https://t.co/gzYc0CiHPQ— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel Jollett)1569423429.0
It's perhaps more likely that Trump was referring to the DNC servers hacked by Russia since he mentions CrowdStrike in the sentence before. CrowdStrike was the firm used by Democrats to examine and protect its servers after the Russia hack.
Conspiracy theorists think that CrowdStrike's so-called malicious assessments are a basis for the Russia investigation. For whatever reason, they believe the DNC server ended up in Ukraine. Our president, apparently, among them.
Folks, the reason Democrats have called for Trump's impeachment is simple: Trump is having AG Barr coordinate with… https://t.co/RLUvfetbnr— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@Emerald Robinson ✝️)1569422337.0
Either way, people were astounded that Trump, as recently as this summer, was still obsessed with "the server" from 2016, especially since House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy chastised House Democrats for proceeding with an impeachment inquiry, accusing them of being obsessed with the 2016 election.
Who's really obsessed with the 2016 election?
hat Trump brought up @CrowdStrike in his Zelensky's phone call suggests that he and his team are still trying to re… https://t.co/ZO4Aey0u4q— Michael McFaul (@Michael McFaul)1569425728.0
My reading of this is that Trump is still angry about Ukrainian efforts to help defeat him in 2016...then his brain… https://t.co/LCsj5nWNTp— Guy Benson (@Guy Benson)1569422715.0
@daveweigel No one has been more obsessed with re-litigating the 2016 election than Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton s… https://t.co/BhlnGocBaP— Andrew Bare (@Andrew Bare)1569429232.0
@ABC Tell Trump that the 2016 election is over. He’s weirdly obsessed with Obama and Hillary— Jenn (@Jenn)1569363677.0
Let it go, guys.
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