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Six times Trump's allies downplayed Trump's actions by pointing to his incompetence; When President Trump has been accused of wrongdoing, his allies often defend him by pointing to his lack of knowledge or awareness.

Nov 08, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

Over the past six weeks, congressional Republicans have floated more than a half dozen dishonest and deceptive defenses of President Trump's actions on Ukraine.

On Wednesday, they returned to a defense they have employed at other times during Trump's tenure: that he was too incompetent to engage in a quid pro quo with Ukraine.

"What I can tell you about the Trump policy toward the Ukraine, it was incoherent," Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters Wednesday. "It depends on wh...