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High Crimes

© Tom Tomorrow

The Republicans claim Donald Trump did nothing wrong because both he (the accused) and Volodymyr Zelensky (the person being extorted, so essentially had a gun pointed at his head) said there was no pressure to investigate Joe Biden. But as multiple witnesses (yes, including several first hand witnesses) have testified under oath, there was plenty of explicit pressure. Trump was using his official power as president to extort assistance from a foreign country for his own personal gain.

That is a massive swamp, and an illegal one at that. I guess the GOP is so desperate for excuses that easily disproved lies are all they have left to try.

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  1. Hassan wrote:

    There are other exuses as well, like he is too incompetent to pull quid pro quo, and one republican congressman suggesting Americans knew Trump he is like this, and elected him anyway, so we should ignore it.

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 10:17 am | Permalink
  2. paradoctor wrote:

    His crime was that he extorted a foreign leader for _personal_ gain. Had it been for national interests, then it would have been business as usual. Trump did the _wrong_ quid pro quo.

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 3:04 pm | Permalink
  3. Dan wrote:

    Trump is running campaign ads in Iowa. I think it’s because he is trying to give Joni Ernst cover to vote for him in the trial. Is he running ads in other states with Republicans that need cover?
    So the excuses are Trump is too stupid to break the law correctly and he should get off on a technicality?
    Among others.

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 1:05 pm | Permalink
  4. notycoon22 wrote:

    tRump is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. No question. Sadly, the Senate will never vote to convict him on the impeachment charges. Never. McConnell is as twisted at tRump – in a different way, but twisted, nonetheless.

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 6:11 pm | Permalink
  5. Jonah wrote:

    In the end this probably boils down to republican and independent voters. If they show enough outrage to their reps as they did during the Nixon saga then enough republican senators and house members will defect. Stay silent and assume elections are the best way to determine the outcome despite ample evidence that Trump is trying to sway those very elections then Trump stays in power.

    Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 12:33 am | Permalink

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