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Tue Dec 31, 2019, 09:52 AM

Who is more guilty? [View all]

Yes, Donald Trump does some crazy sh*t but the Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, always stand behind him.

There was evidence from Intelligence sources, before the election in 2016, that Donald Trump may have had some questionable foreign acquaintances, including many in Russia.

Barack Obama attempted to inform Mitch McConnell about it. He wanted there to be a bi-partisan effort to get to the bottom of it. McConnell refused. He thought it was all "political".

Then James Comey was fired and a Special Counsel was appointed. McConnell was pressured by his own Party to name Robert Mueller to lead an investigation into Russia's influence upon our most recent election. Mueller found a lot of evidence, and even put some people in jail, but in the end, he refused to make any pronouncements of guilt. The evidence would have to speak for itself.

In collusion with his new Attorney General, William Barr, they were able to create a new narrative about the results of the Mueller Report, mostly by withholding the Report from the public for about three weeks. It was the beginning of the cover-up.

No sooner than Mueller had finished speaking his last words about his investigation, Donald Trump was on the phone with the new president of Ukraine, looking to replicate his previous campaign, by looking for foreign assistance. Unfortunately, he was caught.

Not only was he illegally asking for foreign assistance, he was threatening to withhold much-needed military support from Ukraine. Only after he was caught, were the funds released.

It was simply so brazen and unbelievable, that Pelosi had no choice but to conduct an impeachment inquiry. It was only then, after numerous very credible witnesses, that the picture began to come into focus. They discovered a shadow foreign policy, led by Rudy Giuliani, that was operating counter to the interests of our country, and successfully led a campaign to get rid of Marie Yovanovitch, the anti-corruption Ambassador to Ukraine.

These same shadowy characters were also involved in a character assassination attempt against a Democratic Party rival, the one most feared by the Trump campaign. Trump wanted the new president of Ukraine to go on CNN and announce an investigation against the same Democratic rival. The blatant act of asking a foreign leader for assistance in the next campaign, and tying it to weapons that they seriously needed for their defense, was something that no one could consciously ignore.

Donald Trump was impeached, by Democrats, who were willing to take a stand for our Constitution and the law, voted almost unanimously to impeach him. Republicans stood united in collusion with their president and their Party.

At present, the Articles of Impeachment are held by Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House. She will not tolerate or assist in any type of sham or unfair trial in the Senate. She must be shown with guaranteed assurances that the process is fair and constitutional.

On the other side, Mitch McConnell is doing his best to hold his caucus together. They have to hold at least 51 votes to legitimately call it an acquittal, in the public arena. (By constitutional standard, it would be considered an acquittal, but public perception might be somewhat different?) It is no easy task.

As usual, it is Mitch McConnell that says he is going to work "hand-in-glove" with the White House counsel and there will be no daylight between he and the White House. He has publicly stated that he cannot be an impartial "juror".

There are witnesses that can clear up, one way or the other, the disagreements over the charges against this White House. The Senate is balking. Mitch McConnell does not want witnesses and he wants this "sham trial" over as soon as possible. Chuck Schumer and the Democrats are asking for four witnesses up to this point.

If there are no witnesses, many people will see the Senate "trial" as nothing more than a "cover-up".

In the meantime, the crimes continue.

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