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Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:17 PM

Bill Clinton was impeached because he

lied! Why can't/won't anyone ask - why hasn't Trump testified...we all know it's because he will LIE! The Dem committee members need to bring that FACT into this hearing. Why won't Trump testify?

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Reply Bill Clinton was impeached because he (Original post)
42bambi Dec 2019 OP
intrepidity Dec 2019 #1
Pacifist Patriot Dec 2019 #2
Johnny2X2X Dec 2019 #3
StarfishSaver Dec 2019 #4
BuffaloJackalope Dec 2019 #5
RockRaven Dec 2019 #6
handmade34 Dec 2019 #7
karynnj Dec 2019 #9
Raster Dec 2019 #10
karynnj Dec 2019 #13
Wounded Bear Dec 2019 #15
handmade34 Dec 2019 #12
karynnj Dec 2019 #8
Wounded Bear Dec 2019 #11
MissMillie Dec 2019 #14
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2019 #16
MissMillie Dec 2019 #17
uponit7771 Dec 2019 #18

Response to 42bambi (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:23 PM

1. Sure wish this was more exposed nt

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Response to 42bambi (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:26 PM

2. Excellent point. Needs more attention.

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Response to 42bambi (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:28 PM

3. Democrats should have been hammering Trump on this for weeks

Trump could be baited into testifying under oath, his ego is too large. Call for it publicly and call him a chicken, there is no way he could resits, he's literally incapable of not taking the bait.

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Response to 42bambi (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:29 PM

4. They'll just say Clinton could have refused to testify

They think Trump's refusal to testify is just proof of how brilliant and tough he is ...

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Response to 42bambi (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:30 PM

5. Clinton was impeached because he was a Democrat.

 

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Response to 42bambi (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:35 PM

6. Bill Clinton was impeached because he was a Democrat. They fished and fished and fished until they

finally found something. They were not going to stop until they found something to impeach him for.

Did he lie? Yes. It was his own damn fault that he gave them the particular reason which they ultimately latched onto.

But the GOP started with the conclusion and persisted in looking backwards until they found a reason to justify it. If it had not been that thing, it would have been another. We know this because after the Whitewater thing fizzled out without taking the Clintons down, they followed every rabbit trail they could find until finally the Troopergate-sparked Jones v. Clinton led to Lewinsky-lies and finally they had the reason to justify the conclusion they began with.

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Response to 42bambi (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:36 PM

7. Turley had a different attitude during Clinton's impeachment...

"When Congress decides that certain criminal conduct does not rise to the level of impeachable offenses, it is defining a permissible parameter for future presidential conduct..."

"The accusatory function of the House is essential to maintain a certain deterrence on presidential misconduct. Assuming the impeachment process is a check and balance...Narrowing the scope of impeachable offenses can correspondingly expand the scope of permissible presidential conduct..."

"Holding a president to the laws that he must faithfully execute does not diminish our system, it reaffirms our most sacred principle that no individual is above the law…"

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:41 PM

9. Wow - he is really not employing the same criteria.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:50 PM

10. Of course not. Turkey (oops) is a friend of Barr* and I wager a rethuglican...

...he's just here to continue the rethug* obfuscation. He's. A. Tool.

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Response to Raster (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:54 PM

13. Absolutely -- and his comments were extremely convoluted - a good clue that even he does not believe

what he is saying. Not to mention everything he said dealt with bribery and it was completely unclear what could meet his very ill defined definition.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 05:32 PM

15. I think they call that obfuscation...nt

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Response to karynnj (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:52 PM

12. just read the whole thing

like night and day... I feel sometimes like the whole world is upside down... it's madness

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Response to 42bambi (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:40 PM

8. lied under oath --- Trump lies daily, but his lawyers have prevented him from ever being under oath

Lying under oath is serious, lying to the media or in tweets - not so much. However, I think he did lie to Mueller in his responses - and they were under oath and others in his administration have lied to Congress and that is a crime.

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Response to 42bambi (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 02:51 PM

11. Clinton lied about sex...

most of us learned to do that at age 14 or so...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 03:06 PM

14. During an overly-lengthy investigation into a land deal in Arkansas

The Whitewater Report from Ken Starr mentions Whitewater only a handful of times.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 05:39 PM

16. I think that the Clintons were under investigation in one form or another

pretty much non-stop since he took office and Vince Foster killed himself, which was damn near his entire Presidency. And Clinton AFAIK largely cooperated with investigation after investigation. I think that Republicans in Congress even launched one final investigation AFTER he left office when George W. Bush aides began insinuating that Clinton aides trashed the WH on their way out, which also proved false. So, all the Republican boo-hooing over investigations of Trump is just totally ridiculous.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 06:11 PM

17. That wasn't at all partisan

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 4, 2019, 06:45 PM

18. +1

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