Friends, an innocent man does not hide. An innocent man does not shun the opportunity to present his case to the powers that be. An innocent man does not ignore subpoenas ordered by America’s Justice system. An innocent man does not take his case to the Supreme Court in order to keep his tax returns private. My question is this: What the hell is he trying to hide?
I admonish you to take a moment to contemplate this:
What if Hillary Clinton, like Trump, had refused to testify? I think the Republicans would have spontaneously combusted! (Instead she was grilled for 11 hours straight in the Benghazi case against her) (like the end result or not…she did her duty and showed up)
In the past I thought such blatant double standards rare, however, not in today’s America. In today’s America it is acceptable for our Commander and Chief to ignore the Judicial system. In today’s America it appears our sitting President is above the law of the land. I fear that in tomorrow’s America democracy will be a thing of the past.
The evidence is overwhelming and non-disputable that Trump used his power as president to coerce a foreign country to do his bidding for his personal political gain. Let’s take a quick look at the evidence:
(The following from New York Times)
Witnesses who have provided
evidence in the inquiry
Fiona Hill/Former Trump adviser on Russia
Dr. Hill quoted John Bolton, the national security adviser at the time, as saying, “I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up,” referring to a back channel of Ukraine policy that sought to exchange a White House meeting for investigations sought by Mr. Trump. She also sharply denounced a “fictional narrative” embraced by President Trump and others that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election.
David Holmes/Political counselor to the United States Embassy in Ukraine
Mr. Holmes provided details about an unusual call he overheard between Mr. Trump and Gordon D. Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, in which Mr. Trump asked Mr. Sondland if the Ukrainian president planned “to do the investigation.”
Laura K. Cooper/Deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia
Ms. Cooper revealed during her public testimony that Ukrainian officials may have been aware that security aid had been cut off as early as July 25, the day Mr. Trump pressed Ukraine’s president during a phone call to investigate Democrats.
David Hale/Under secretary of state for political affairs
Mr. Hale publicly answered questions on Nov. 20 about the hold on security aid and the ouster of Marie L. Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine who was targeted in a smear campaign by Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer.
Gordon D. Sondland/Ambassador to the E.U.
Mr. Sondland testified publicly that there had been a clear “quid pro quo” at the highest levels of Mr. Trump’s government linking a White House meeting for the president of Ukraine to investigations that Mr. Trump wanted. He also amended his initial testimony to say that he had “presumed” the release of foreign aid was also tied to the investigations, and that he had communicated that to Ukrainian officials.
Timothy Morrison/Former Trump adviser on Russia
Mr. Morrison testified that Mr. Sondland had told him that the military aid for Ukraine would not be released until the country committed to investigating Mr. Trump’s political rivals. He also said that while he did not think the president’s July 25 call with the Ukrainian president was inherently wrong or illegal, he had been concerned about its political implications.
Kurt D. Volker/Former special envoy to Ukraine
Mr. Volker testified before congressional investigators and provided text messages revealing that Mr. Trump’s envoys had made clear to the Ukrainian president that he would need to agree to Mr. Trump’s requests for investigations before visiting the Oval Office. He has said that he did not know that the investigations were focused in part on the Bidens.
Jennifer Williams/Foreign Service officer
Ms. Williams, who serves as a national security aide to Vice President Mike Pence, testified behind closed doors and in an open hearing. Ms. Williams was among officials who listened in on a July 25 telephone call between Mr. Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine.
Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman/National Security Council official
Colonel Vindman told impeachment investigators that he had tried and failed to restore key details that the White House had removed from a transcript of the call between Mr. Trump and the Ukrainian president. He also testified that he was not aware of any security official who supported the freeze on aid to Ukraine.
Mark Sandy/White House budget official
Mr. Sandy, who signed a legal document directing the freeze of aid to Ukraine, appeared before congressional investigatorson Nov. 16.
Marie L. Yovanovitch/Former ambassador to Ukraine
Ms. Yovanovitch testified that she felt “threatened” by Mr. Trump and that he had personally directed her removal based on “false claims.” During her public testimony, Mr. Trump railed against her on Twitter.
George P. Kent/Deputy assistant secretary of state
Mr. Kent, who oversees U.S. policy toward Ukraine at the State Department, appeared before impeachment investigators against the White House’s wishes, telling them that Mr. Trump’s inner circle had cut him out of Ukraine policymaking. In his public hearing, he denounced a “campaign to smear” American officials working in Ukraine.
William B. Taylor Jr./Top American diplomat in Ukraine
Mr. Taylor told impeachment investigators that Mr. Trump had withheld foreign aid and had refused to hold a White House meeting with Ukraine’s leader until he publicly announced that his country would investigate Mr. Trump’s political rivals. In his public testimony, Mr. Taylor provided new information about a phone call between Mr. Sondland and Mr. Trump that was overheard by one of his aides.
Catherine M. Croft/Foreign Service officer
Ms. Croft, who worked on the National Security Council, said that she had received multiple calls from Robert Livingston, a lobbyist and former Republican congressman, who told her that Ms. Yovanovitch should be fired.
Christopher J. Anderson/Foreign Service officer
Mr. Anderson, who served as an adviser to Kurt D. Volker, the former United States special envoy to Ukraine, helped fill in details about Mr. Volker’s earlier testimony.
Philip T. Reeker/Acting assistant secretary of state
Mr. Reeker, who serves at the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, told House investigators on Oct. 26 that he had tried to rally top State Department leadersbehind Ms. Yovanovitch as she faced a smear campaign orchestrated by Mr. Trump’s political allies.
Michael McKinley/Former adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Mr. McKinley told congressional investigators that he had resigned because he was upset that the Trump administration had wrestled Ukraine policy away from career diplomats. He also told investigators that he had urged Mr. Pompeo to come to the defense of Ms. Yovanovitch.
Joseph Maguire/Acting director of national intelligence
Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, shared the whistle-blower’s complaint with Congress weeks after he was mandated to provide it. In testimony on Sept. 26, he defended the whistle-blower’s actions, as well as his own handling of the case.
I am flabbergasted at the support this evil man has from Republicans and evangelical Christians. I use to wonder how in the hell so many Germans stood by and let Hitler commit the horrible atrocities done to “the least of these.” I wonder no more, for I see it unfolding right before my eyes here in America.
My guess is that this whole Impeachment process will end just as everything else…Trump stinking high to heaven but once again exonerated.
Friends, I fear the only way to be rid of this monster is for him to be voted out of office.
This is a call to ALL democrats please VOTE!
History has proven when there are large turnouts to vote democrats win. You may say, “I don’t really like anyone running against Trump so I’ll just stay home this go around.” If you do this Trump will win! Mickey Mouse would be a better president than Trump! We must band together and vote.
The next steps in the Impeachment process:
(compliments of BBC news)