1. The link between the delay in aid to Ukraine and the investigations was not proven by direct evidence.
2. Even if he thought the indirect evidence for the link was compelling, there was absolutely no evidence presented proving the link was due to political and personal motives.
3. According to his own words below, Romney’s reason for jumping to that conclusion, and thus the President’s guilt, is founded on the absence of a crime by either Biden. But investigations are not premised on the fact of a proven crime. They occur when reasonable concerns are raised as to the possibility of crime. Trump does not need to show evidence of a crime. And it is clear that the Biden affair raises reasonable, even very strong, concerns. Surely Romney knows he has it backwards.
“Given that in neither the case of the father nor the son was any evidence presented by the President’s counsel that a crime had been committed, the President’s insistence that they be investigated by the Ukrainians is hard to explain other than as a political pursuit.
4. It is because Romney’s rationale seems to be suspect that other motives are being suggested. Whatever they may be, it seems clear to us that he was wrong.
“Thou shall not follow a mob to do injustice.” Exodus 23:2