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Notice that there are no posts about Joe Biden's declining mental ability.

That's because there was no sign of it in tonight's debate. He was on top of it all the way.

How much more proof do Republicans need that all Trump really cares about is himself.

With the Senate trial looming, it has become apparent that a strong majority of Americans expect that there should be a real trial with witnesses and the release of documents, but Trump is still pushing for the Republicans in the Senate to forego that and simply acquit him. He doesn't care how bad the party looks, or whether he might lose the Senate because of Senators in tough races voting to save him from the embarrassment of whatever might come out, as long as he can declare exoneration. Whatever is out there must be really bad.

Trump is innoent on Ukraine because he is mentally deficient.

According to his defenders, Trump was withholding the aid at the same time he was calling for Zelensky to investigate the Bidens, but he never connected the two in his mind.

He sent Rudy Guilliani, who was constantly making a fool of himself on national telivision, around the normal channels of diplomacy to do his bidding without paying him. It never occurred to him that maybe he wasn't really working for him, but whomever was really paying him.

When the legislation was working it's way through congress, Trump never raised any concerns or objections because he just didn't know any better. When aid was sent to Ukraine in 2017 and 2018 Trump never raised any concerns. It was only in 2019 that he became obsessed about corruption in Ukraine, and all he knew about it was Hunter Biden, Burisma, and the Crowdstrike server theory. The fact that Joe Biden had declared his candidacy for president had nothing to do with it. This obsession also made him ignore the national security implications for Ukraine, NATO, and The United States.

Trump released a rough transcript of the call between him and Zelesky thinking it would exonerate him, even though it revealed him asking him to investigate the Bidens at the same time he was withholding the funds.

When the word was running through all of the different agencies that the money was being withheld, and all kinds of top advisers were objecting and trying to talk him out of it, it never occurred to him that there could be a whistle blower, and that it would look really bad if it became public, and that the sooner he released the aid the better. The result of this was that aid was released only after the whistle blower came forward which made him look guilty.

At the current time. Trump is still refusing to release any of the top advisers to testify and any documentation in the impeachment trial. Since he is innocent, and this would exonerate him, this can only be attributed to some stubborn mentally flawed idea.

In the three years that Trump has been president, his supporters have have ignored any indications that he was not fit for the office; now it seems that this is his only defense.


ABC Washington Post poll shows 71% think Trump officials should testify.

The refusal by Trump to release any documents or witnesses to the impeachment investigation is not only obstruction of congress, but shows consciousness of guilt. What is he hiding?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/context/dec-11-15-2019-washington-post-abc-news-poll/636074c7-0a2f-4a0a-b14c-ac7bed3777cc/

More than 500 law professors say Trump committed 'impeachable conduct'

More than 500 legal scholars have signed on to an open letter asserting that President Trump committed “impeachable conduct” and that lawmakers would be acting well within their rights if they ultimately voted to remove him from office.

The signers are law professors and other academics from universities across the country, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Michigan and many others. The open letter was published online Friday by the nonprofit advocacy group Protect Democracy.

“There is overwhelming evidence that President Trump betrayed his oath of office by seeking to use presidential power to pressure a foreign government to help him distort an American election, for his personal and political benefit, at the direct expense of national security interests as determined by Congress,” the group of professors wrote. “His conduct is precisely the type of threat to our democracy that the Founders feared when they included the remedy of impeachment in the Constitution.”

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday that the House of Representatives would begin drafting articles of impeachment against Trump, a day after the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from four constitutional scholars on the matter. Three law professors who were called for that hearing by Democrats argued that Trump’s behavior was impeachable, while one invited by Republicans argued that the process was moving too quickly.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/more-than-500-law-professors-say-trump-committed-impeachable-conduct/ar-BBXRFHJ?li=BBnbcA1

Unanswered questions from Trump on Ukraine matters show consciousness of guilt.

1. Why was Trump using Rudy Giuliani to go around the normal channels of diplomacy?

2.When the funding was going through consideration in congress, why didn't Trump express any concerns or objections, or why didn't he ask for any authority to withhold or apportion the funds for himself?

3. When government officials who were responsible for dispersing the funds asked for a reason for the hold, why were they repeatedly not given an answer?

4. Why was the withholding of funds kept a secret and why was there no public announcements until after the whistle blower came forward.



Trumps Hold on Ukrainian Military Aid was Illegal

No one from the Trump administration has been able to point to any legal authority that allowed Trump to withhold the funding for the length of time and in the manner that he did. Even Trump’s defenders in the House, who have speciously claimed that the president had reasons for holding the aid other than pressuring Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, have not provided justifications that are legal. Instead, they’ve offered justifications that are more politically palatable. Moreover, Trump’s own White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was told that his actions were illegal, and appears to have tacitly acknowledged that fact, but continued to hold up the funding anyway.

OMB’s hold on military aid was an abuse of its apportionment authority and constituted an illegal deferral. While the Trump administration was well aware of the legal issues with its actions, it ignored them and held up the funding anyway.

Even defenders of Trump’s actions have not provided a legally viable reason for withholding the funding. They have argued that Trump withheld the funding because of broad concerns about corruption in Ukraine or that the EU was not providing sufficient support to Ukraine. Neither of these claims holds up under examination. But even if they were the actual reasons for the hold, Trump’s actions would still be illegal.

https://www.justsecurity.org/67489/trumps-hold-on-ukrainian-military-aid-was-illegal/

The fact that Trump's defenders can't explain away.

rump wanted more than investigations, he wanted a public statement. Trump didn't need a public statement to know whether the Ukrainians investigating something. The only reason for a public statement is for the political impact. The testimony is that Zelensky was about to go in CNN when the funds were released. They were only released after it became knowledgeable to congress.

RT News is widely known as a propaganda outlet of the Russian government.

Either there are people here who think they are making a point by posting excerpts from RT News, or they are in fact Russian agents.

68% of Americans offended by Trumps remarks.



More than two-thirds of those aware of the controversy, 68%, call Trump's tweets offensive. Among Republicans alone, 57% say they agree with tweets that told the congresswomen to go back to the countries "from which they came," and a third "strongly" agree with them. All four lawmakers are American citizens; three were born in the USA.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/17/trump-tweets-poll-unamerican-offensive-partisan-divide/1748737001/
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