“And think it’s absolutely a quid pro quo,” Cuomo conceded, “but it wasn’t done for personal advantage,” said CNN anchor Chris Cuomo during a heated debate on CNN with President Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow on Wednesday.
“This isn’t about the law, this is about finding something worthy of impeachment or not,” Cuomo told Sekulow. “Something can be wrong, but not a felony… An abuse of power can be wrong but not a felony.”
The “Cuomo Prime Time” asked Sekulow if he thought it was “OK” for the president to ask Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “help him with a political opponent.”
“That’s not what the president said in the transcript and you’ve read it and you know that it’s not what the president said,” Sekulow responded. “And Joe Biden bragged on television that he gave a prosecutor in Ukraine to be fired in six hours or a billion dollars was going to be withheld. Do you think that’s a quid pro quo?”
“And think it’s absolutely a quid pro quo,” Cuomo conceded, “but it wasn’t done for personal advantage.”