"Unsend," anyone? The White House mistakenly emailed its talking points on the Ukraine scandal to House Democrats on Wednesday, the Hill reports. The offices of Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Don Beyer were among those who confirmed receiving the 11:22am email, which the White House tried to recall about a half hour later. Oddly, Democrats were in no mood for a recall. "The White House just sent this to Congressional offices, I assume under the mistaken impression that we are incapable of rational thought," tweeted Aaron Fritschner, Beyer's communications director. See the document in his tweet, or read a few highlights and reactions:
- "The transcript clearly shows there was no quid pro quo or anything else inappropriate about the conversation between President Trump and President Zelenskyy [sic]," says the document.
- "Myth: The President made a mysterious 'promise' to Zelenskyy [sic] in return for Ukraine reviving an investigation relating to Joe Biden and his son. Fact: There was no such promise."
- "It is entirely appropriate for the President to ask a foreign leader to investigate any connection between his country and attempted interference in the 2016 election."
- The memo says "the real scandal" is the "media frenzy of false accusations against the President ... [that] forced the President to release the transcript."