Quid Pro Quo for Trump and Russia, Not a Damn Thing for the US
You can call it quid pro quo, or you can call it extortion, but that is now your only two choices. But the most disgusting part of Trump’s bid to strong arm Ukraine is that he was using $400 million in taxpayer money and what he wanted in return was a favor for Russia, and a favor for Trump. He didn’t ask for a damn thing for the United States of America.
In exchange for $400 million in US aid and a meeting at the White House, Trump wanted Zelensky to manufacture dirt on his polical opponents, and clear Russia of responsibility for interfering in the 2016 US elections.