"I do, I think that's why President Trump is so worried about foreign involvement in our election in Ukraine. If you read the printout, you will see that the president told President Zelensky that our country had been a lot, and then had a question about foreign involvement in our 2016 election. I mean, to be honest with you when you lost all interest in foreign involvement in the 2016 election. President Trump wants to come to the truth. He wants to know what happened in 2016. And the American people has the right to know about the former vice president who represented and led US interests in Ukraine was in some way affected by the fact that his son was paid $ 50,000 a month to be on the board of a large Ukrainian energy company. "
"I would like you to do us a favor but because our country has been a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened to this whole situation the one with Ukraine they say Crowdstrike … There is a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and many people want to find out that so everything you can do with the Attorney General would be good. Biden went around boasting that he stopped the prosecution, so if you can investigate it … It sounds awful to me. "
Trump's second question about Zelensky has zero to do with the 201
So, by definition, what Trump is doing in it the call – the rough print released by the White House! – seeks foreign involvement (or, at least, foreign dirt digging) in a future presidential election. There is simply no other way to read it – whether you think there was an implicit quid pro quo in Trump's request or not.  Which gets us back to Pence, and specifically what he said about foreign involvement during the 2016 campaign. Which was this: "This is fundamental e stuff. Foreign donors, and indeed foreign governments, cannot participate in the American political process. "
What changed? Well, in 2016, the Pence attacked the fact that the Clinton Foundation had accepted donations from foreign governments for its charity work. And now Trump is the president. And Pence has to defend Trump at all costs.
But people, this defense is zero, like no one. It's clear that Trump asked Zelensky for help digging up dirt on the leading Democratic candidate in the 2020 presidential election. not just for Zelensky that "our country had gone through a lot, and then had a question about foreign involvement in our 2016 election" as Pence described it. It is simply not correct.
Pence is, as always, the loyal soldier for Trump, not because he believes in what he says – he just said the opposite less than three years ago! – but because he knows that no matter what, If he is much criticized by the media for this obvious contradiction, Trump will like it. And that's all that matters to Pence as he looks toward a future where he needs Trump's support for his own presidential bid.