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Re: Those evangelicals... Elle
The Democrats don't have a viable candidate to run against Trump and that has a lot to do with it. Dem's have been looking to impeach him before he stepped foot in the office. The Russian collusion scam didn't work, the bribery quid pro bono charge they tried to pin on him didn't work when he surprised them releasing a transcript of the conversation. As far as foreign influence, the USA has had an agreement with the Ukraine since the Clinton era to share corruption information. The mention of the Biden's during the conversation was not out of line, first of all since Biden hasn't been nominated. The Ukraine investigation into 2016 election interference (and that falls into the Dem's lap) began in March 2019, Biden wasn't into the running until April and he admitted committing quid pro quo on tape at the Council on Foreign Relations in January 2018. I think that the question was in order although not advisable. Any breach of security with foreign nations falls in the DNC lap. There were no first hand witnesses of anything said to the Ukrainians, nothing but hearsay and assumptions. Meetings of the Intelligence committee were held in secrecy and House members of the Judiciary Committee who should have been present were excluded. Voting done by the House with a Dem majority was all on party lines with two Dems voting No and one Dem abstaining. So much for abuse of power..Article 1. Article 2 relates to obstruction of Congress since the White House didn't honor subpoenas. The White House (Executive Branch) has equal power with the House as does the Senate. Since the hearings were primarily made up of never-Trumpers with self-manufactured assumptions rather than evidence and there was no opportunity given for offense or defense, why give them more to chew on? He was within his rights. This was a case of guilty until proven innocent rather than the other way around as our legal system calls for.
As far as ethics, foreign influence and Executive Powers..I think more scandalous during the Obama administration was his conversation with a Russian diplomat caught on open mic to tell Putin he could be more flexible after the election, the lies about the cause of Benghazi, the secret sending of pallets of cash in the dead of night to our arch enemy Iran, the sending of weapons to the Mexican cartels (which wound up being used to kill a border patrolman), the selling of 20% of our Uranium to Russia, the signing of DACA to name a few.