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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:05 AM

BTRTN: Trump Implicitly Defines "Impeachable Offense," and Officials Line Up to Accuse Him of it

Born to Run the Numbers notes that there "too many ironies in the fire." As Trump railed that there was no "quid pro quo," he seemed to understand that such an action would be an "impeachable offense." Now witnesses are parading forth to accuse him of exactly that:


Excerpts: "Ah, Republicans.They govern with a fist of irony. They swear their party allegiance by taking the hypocritical oath. Pity that they are insufficiently self-aware to see the Sybil war within their own party and, indeed, within their own psyches..."
"The essential question of the moment was this: had Donald Trump overtly demanded dirt on a political opponent in exchange for the release of American military aid to an ally? Donald Trump seemed to immediately understand and fully grasp that overtly holding military aid hostage in return for requiring a foreign government to commit character assassination on Trump’s political rival was wrong. He apparently understood that such a “quid pro quo” would be anybody and everybody’s idea of a “high crime or misdemeanor.” Because he spent the next days screaming from the mountaintop that there was “no quid pro quo.” Out on the South Lawn helicopter briefings, during the rallies of the faithful, and an all-cap favorite on Twitter, NO QUID PRO QUO was it. It became the official White House stance...
"Donald Trump so aggressively championed the idea that there was “no quid pro quo” because he wanted to set the bar for defining an 'impeachable offense.' Trump intended that this phrase would be the exact same firewall that “no collusion” was for the Mueller probe. For Mueller, it was this: If you can’t prove collusion, you cannot impeach. For Ukraine, Trump wants this: If you cannot prove a quid pro quo, then you cannot impeach. Ah, but what if you can?"

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reggieandlee Oct 2019 OP
Nitram Oct 2019 #1

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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 12:31 PM

1. Trump himself has confirmed there was a quid pro quo. I don't think he knows what

the term means.

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