A former Juul executive has alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the San Francisco-based company sold tainted pods to customers and retailers and that he was retaliated against for bringing up his concerns.
Johnny: "Trump pressured a foreign country to investigate his political rival." - Trump asked Ukraine, our ally, to investigate allegations of crimes committed in Ukraine. Ukraine's president says there was no pressure. "Trump withheld U.S. military aid to Ukraine." - True. For about a month. It was released on September 11, before the required deadline of Sept. 30. "The White House tried to cover up Trump’s actions." - False. The transcript at all times was kept on secure U.S. government servers. Moving it to a MORE secure government server is not a "cover-up." "Rudy Giuliani had an outsized role in foreign policy, despite not being in government." - The president sets foreign policy. Not the "state department." There's nothing improper about using his own trusted man instead of unelected bureaucrats who think they know best. "The whistleblower complaint remains correct ― and largely irrelevant." - False again. There were numerous factual inaccuracies in the report including the false claim that Trump repeatedly (7 or 8 times) brought up Biden during the call. This false statement was intended to paint a picture of Ukrainian reluctance that had to be forced with a quid pro quo later in the call, another allegation that proved false. Finally, the only criminal allegation (that Trump was doing this all for political gain and not legitimate pursuit of justice), is unsubstantiated opinion. The whistleblower's personal biases and whether he had any direct interaction with the president have a great deal to do with how much weight we should give to his/her personal opinion of Trump's intentions.