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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:15 AM

"Democrats have been trying to impeach this president since he came down the escalator".

Is that true?

I know many Democrats would have loved to have seen him impeached sooner. But they had no power to get it done.

In fact, when General Flynn, the head of the NSC, lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russians, it was not the Democrats that persuaded Trump to get rid of him. It was the Republicans.

When Comey was fired and a Special Counsel was hired to investigate the Russian connections, it was not the Democrats that hired Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein. It was the Republicans.

They should have called for his impeachment but they didn't.

When the Democrats won the midterms in 2018 and took over the House in January of this year, (actually around March because of Trump government shutdown) they had the numbers to potentially impeach. Many thought Robert Mueller would save our Republic. After Bill Barr put his own interpretation on the Mueller Report and refused to release any of it for about three weeks, much of the air was taken out of impeachment talks.

But, true to form, one day after Mueller gave his presentation, Donald Trump was on the phone with the president of Ukraine, attempting to make a deal to get dirt on a political opponent and help him in the next election. As soon as he thought he had been cleared in the Russia investigation, he was back to his old tricks.

Unfortunately, he breathed new life back into impeachment talks. He had withheld taxpayer money that was intended for Ukraine to defend themselves from Russian aggression and he tried to bribe the new leader of Ukraine to go on CNN and announce that he was investigating the Bidens. Then he attempted to cover it up, by creating narratives after the fact.

Then he doubled down, as if he had never done anything wrong. He is still doing it today. Just as the Democrats say, it is a crime in progress.

When he said, " I want you to do us a favor, though...", who was the favor for? It was for him. It was not for "us", the country. He lied once again.

For once in his life, he is going to be held accountable by the House of Representatives, even though almost everyone expects him to be acquitted in the Senate. Still, it is on his record. And it would have been nice if the Democrats had possessed the power to impeach the day he came down the escalator, but it wasn't the case. It has taken over three years for him to overplay his hand. And he is going to pay a dear price in the history books. His brand is tarnished forever.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:23 AM

1. REC + 1000

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:24 AM

2. He's been committing crimes for longer than that.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:41 AM

3. shame on us...

(collectively) for putting a criminal in the White House... should never have been allowed


before he was put in office...
The president-elect has been party to some 4,000 lawsuits over the last 30 years and is currently facing 75 active lawsuits



https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37956018

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 10:34 AM

4. He should've been impeached the day he was born n/t

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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 10:36 AM

5. And it only took three years.

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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:37 PM

6. He was immediately guilty of violating the emoluments rule

Once taking the oath of office

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