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 things that went on, the whole situation."
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) September 25, 2019
“He seems to suggest Hillary Clinton’s private email server is in Ukraine” Trump still with Hilary’s email… omg! Why? And then asking Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden? #ImpeachTrump https://t.co/7ukxf0Dp90
— Josue De Luna Navarro (@Josue_DeLuna) September 25, 2019
It’s the Clinton server. And they don’t have possession of it. Stupid Trump conspiracy embarrassing our country. Also, he won the election. Why is he still caught up on the Clinton server? Impeach his ass so the WH can actually get some work done, eh?
— Jay Right (@JayRight845) September 25, 2019
Or the DNC server?
Has anybody else pointed out the irony of Republicans saying Democrats refuse to get over the 2016 election, when the call finds Trump — in JUNE 2019 — asking about the DNC email server?
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) September 25, 2019
What the fucking fuck? He's telling Zelensky he needs to find the missing (not actually ever missing) DNC server and that it's hidden in Ukraine? pic.twitter.com/fOn4i9UeN8
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) September 25, 2019
One overlooked detail of the call summary:
Our President is so mentally gone now, so knee-deep in conspiracy theory bullshit, he was pushing the President of Ukraine to find the DNC server.
That's like asking the President of France for pictures of Bigfoot.
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) September 25, 2019
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 Ukraine to find the DNC server that was "checked" by Crowd-strike.
It means Trump/Barr will find the origins of Russia collusion: Crowd-strike<Goggle<HRC.
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) September 25, 2019
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 relitigate/undermine the Mueller report and Russian interference in the 2016 election. Giuliani's obsession with defending Manafort seems part of the same campaign. https://t.co/gmnRFeAZmX
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) September 25, 2019
My reading of this is that Trump is still angry about Ukrainian efforts to help defeat him in 2016…then his brain worm got him to other perceived political grievances. Still, any request for help on Biden probe is obviously & glaringly inappropriate. https://t.co/NioNGrlTcs
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 25, 2019
No one has been more obsessed with re-litigating the 2016 election than Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton spends less time thinking about Hillary Clinton than Trump does.
— Andrew Bare (@HalfwayToHobo) September 25, 2019
Tell Trump that the 2016 election is over. He’s weirdly obsessed with Obama and Hillary
— Jenn (@jennS012) September 24, 2019
Let it go, guys.
Listen to the first season of George Takei’s podcast, ‘Oh Myyy Pod!‘ where we explore the racially charged videos that have taken the internet by storm.
Be sure to subscribe here and never miss an episode.