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Thu Dec 12, 2019, 08:46 AM

The Republicans' role in impeaching Donald Trump.

As we all know, Republicans controlled both House and Senate in the first two years of Trump presidency. He could get away with murder and he knew it.

But, even before Trump was inaugurated, the Republicans were put in a very uncomfortable position of defending General Flynn and his secret calls to Russian officials. He was promising them that he would get the sanctions lifted.

Republicans were shocked by this behavior. Flynn stayed in his position for about three weeks afterwards, until the Republican leadership decided he should be let go. Trump did not want it to happen, but it being very early in his Administration, he went along with Mitch McConnell and the leadership.

Then, in the middle of 2017, James Comey permitted the opening of a counter-intelligence investigation against the Russians. There were numerous questionable and suspicious activities by the Trump Administration at this time, including the infamous, "Russia, if you're listening.." phone call.

Once again, the Republican majority was shocked by what was happening in front of their own eyes. Comey was fired. McCabe took over. And Trump's feud with the FBI reached a high pitch. AG Sessions recused himself and Rod Rosenstein appointed Bob Mueller as a Special Counsel to investigate the Russian matter.

This was all done with Republicans in charge. Democrats did not actually take control of the House until about March of this year. It's good to remember the Republicans role in this impeachment process.

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Fri Dec 13, 2019, 04:08 PM

1. At one time, they were very scared of Donald Trump.

But they grew to be comfortable with the reprobate.

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