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If our GOPerBots are inventing lies, why only $1.5Billion? Perhaps because that's how much Russians have loaned ToadPOPTUS since 1994, and they figure their lofo base will confuse the issues because of similar numbers.

 

So, how's lil donny's defensive lying working out for him?

 

53% of voters want him IMPEACHED and REMOVED FROM OFFICE

 

His DISAPPROVAL in the 4 swing states is running +15%

 

2 of his Russian henchmen have been arrested for campaign finance fraud

 

The transcript of his phonecall VERIFIES all the whistleblower reported

 

A SECOND Federal Court ordered his accountants to turn over his tax returns

 

The Ambassador to Ukraine he fired is testifying to Congress

 

A dozen text messages from senior diplomats reference his tying aid to politics

 

Congress is issuing subpoenas to his senior staff

 

Biden and Warren BOTH beat him 50% to 40% in latest polls

 

His approval rating in ALABAMA dropped 15% since his election

 

No wonder he needed to assemble his dolts to scream his praise as he lied.

 

Senators can count, and a few more stats like this, and NOT voting to remove tRump in 2019 will remove the Senator in 2020. He's in such a fopsweat he's been calling Yertle ("Moscow") McConnell 3-4 times a day for reassurance the GOPers will protect his guilty orange behind. (Sounds like Mitch is sounding less than totally persuasive, doncha think?)

 

 

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@easyed598 wrote:

There is no doubt that as the Democrats in the House contimue to investigate, trump just 'keeps on giving' more legitimate reasons that call for a successful impeachment and the romoval of trump from the presidency.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Keep investigating.Like the mueller report ,Trump will be found innocent.HCwE8l2.jpg

 

Yeah, shame on our elected official, lying to and scamming the American people....


 


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Russia gave tRump $1.5Billion, so he sold out our intelligence services and NATO

 

Erdogon gave Trump Tower Ankara tax breaks, so he sold out our Kurdish allies

 

tRump and his minons used Foreign Aid to get other Governments to attack his political enemies.

 

Trump's kids charged DOUBLE for their hotel rooms during the inauguration and he sends Government employees to stay at his overpriced resorts to enrich himself.

 

IMPEACH, TRY, CONVICT, REMOVE, INDICT, TRY, CONVICT AND JAIL ALL OF THEM!

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@easyed598 wrote:

There is no doubt that as the Democrats in the House contimue to investigate, trump just 'keeps on giving' more legitimate reasons that call for a successful impeachment and the romoval of trump from the presidency.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Keep investigating.Like the mueller report ,Trump will be found innocent.HCwE8l2.jpg


I hear you saying this but how is it any different than claiming Trump dresses in women's clothes in the evenings?  Much as I disrespect the man who cheats on his wife with porn stars, there is simply no basis for the accusation in either case.

 

Republicans need to learn that simply making accusations and bumper stickers does not make them true.  Can you provide ANY evidence that this statement is true?  (wait for the sound of crickets)

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There is no doubt that as the Democrats in the House contimue to investigate, trump just 'keeps on giving' more legitimate reasons that call for a successful impeachment and the romoval of trump from the presidency.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Keep investigating.Like the mueller report ,Trump will be found innocent.HCwE8l2.jpg

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There is no doubt that as the Democrats in the House contimue to investigate, trump just 'keeps on giving' more legitimate reasons that call for a successful impeachment and the romoval of trump from the presidency. The following from the posted article says it all to me:

 

As comparable behavior was in 1974. Then, the House articles of impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon indicted him for failing “without lawful cause or excuse to produce papers and things as directed by duly authorized subpoenas issued by” a House committee, and for having “interposed the powers of the presidency against the lawful subpoenas” of the House.

If Trump gets away with his blanket noncompliance, the Constitution’s impeachment provision, as it concerns presidents, will be effectively repealed, and future presidential corruption will be largely immunized against punishment.

 

Just because of this alone trump must be impeached ( and he has and continues to give more reasons). The Republicans are derelict of their duties as members of the Senate if they fail to do so.


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The spiraling president adds self-impeachment to his repertoire

 

Donald Trump, an ongoing eruption of self-refuting statements (“I’m a very stable genius” with “a very good brain”), is adding self-impeachment to his repertoire. Spiraling downward in a tightening gyre, his increasingly unhinged public performances (including the one with Finland’s dumbfounded president looking on) are as alarming as they are embarrassing. His decision regarding Syria and the Kurds was made so flippantly that it has stirred faint flickers of thinking among Congress’s vegetative Republicans.

 

Because frivolousness and stupidity are neither high crimes nor misdemeanors, his decision, however contemptible because it betrays America’s Kurdish friends, is not an impeachable offense.

 

It should, however, color the impeachment debate because it coincides with his extraordinary and impeachment-pertinent challenge to Congress’s constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the executive branch.

 

Aside from some rhetorical bleats, Republicans are acquiescing as Trump makes foreign policy by and for his viscera. This might, and should, complete what the Iraq War began in 2003 — the destruction of the GOP’s advantage regarding foreign policy.

 

Democrats were present at the creation of Cold War strategy. From President Harry S. Truman and Secretary of State Dean Acheson through Sen. Henry Jackson and advisers such as Max Kampelman and Jeane Kirkpatrick, they built the diplomatic architecture (e.g., NATO) and helped to maintain the military muscle that won the war. But the party fractured over Vietnam, veering into dyspeptic interpretations of America’s history at home and abroad, and a portion of the party pioneered a revised isolationism. Conservative isolationism had said America was too virtuous for involvement in the fallen world. Progressive isolationism said America was too fallen to improve the less-fallen world.

 

Hence, Republicans acquired a durable advantage concerning the core presidential responsibility, national security. Durable but not indestructible, if Democrats will take the nation’s security as seriously as Trump injures it casually.

 

Trump’s gross and comprehensive incompetence now increasingly impinges upon the core presidential responsibility. This should, but will not, cause congressional Republicans to value their own and their institution’s dignity and exercise its powers more vigorously than they profess fealty to Trump. He has issued a categorical refusal to supply witnesses and documents pertinent to the House investigation of whether he committed an impeachable offense regarding Ukraine. This refusal, which is analogous to an invocation of the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, justifies an inference of guilt. Worse, this refusal attacks our constitutional regime.

 

So, the refusal is itself an impeachable offense.

 
George F. Will: On Trump, the Republican Party is docile, supine and invertebrate
 
Fear-driven Republicans have been enablers of President Trump with their silence, argues Post columnist George F. Will. (Joy Sharon Yi/The Washington Post)

 

As comparable behavior was in 1974. Then, the House articles of impeachment against President Richard M. Nixon indicted him for failing “without lawful cause or excuse to produce papers and things as directed by duly authorized subpoenas issued by” a House committee, and for having “interposed the powers of the presidency against the lawful subpoenas” of the House.

If Trump gets away with his blanket noncompliance, the Constitution’s impeachment provision, as it concerns presidents, will be effectively repealed, and future presidential corruption will be largely immunized against punishment.

 

In Federalist 51, James Madison anticipated a wholesome rivalry and constructive tension between the government’s two political branches: “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected to the constitutional rights of the place.” Equilibrium between the branches depends on “supplying, by opposite and rival interests, the defect of better motives.” But equilibrium has vanished as members of Congress think entirely as party operatives and not at all as institutionalists.

 

Trump is not just aggressively but lawlessly exercising the interests of his place, counting on Congress, after decades of lassitude regarding its interests, being an ineffective combatant. Trump’s argument, injected into him by subordinates who understand that absurdity is his vocation, is essentially that the Constitution’s impeachment provisions are unconstitutional.

 

The canine loyalty of Senate Republicans will keep Trump in office. But until he complies with House committee subpoenas, the House must not limply hope federal judges will enforce their oversight powers. Instead, the House should wield its fundamental power, that of the purse, to impose excruciating costs on executive branch noncompliance. This can be done.

 

In 13 months, all congressional Republicans who have not defended Congress by exercising “the constitutional rights of the place” should be defeated. If congressional Republicans continue their genuflections at Trump’s altar, the appropriate 2020 outcome will be a Republican thrashing so severe — losing the House, the Senate and the electoral votes of, say, Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina and even Texas — that even this party of slow-learning careerists might notice the hazards of tethering their careers to a downward-spiraling scofflaw.

 

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