Saturday, September 21, 2019

Traitor Trump: Not only was there collusion, he is still colluding

Mod: The worst president, and by far the biggest traitor this country has ever produced.

DONALD TRUMP 'MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE' IF INTELLIGENCE WHISTLEBLOWER'S COMPLAINT IS ABOUT UKRAINE, CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERT SAYS: 'AS SOON AS POSSIBLE' (Newsweek link): A prominent constitutional lawyer has said President Donald Trump "must be removed from office" to face a criminal investigation if reports of an intelligence whistleblower's complaint about his alleged conduct towards Ukraine are true.

Larry Tribe, a Harvard Law School professor and frequent critic of Trump, noted the president's lawyers' arguments that he cannot be investigated for any offense until he's out of office, which "leads to one conclusion only: He must be removed from office. As soon as possible."

According to The Washington Post, the as yet undisclosed nature of the complaint involves Trump communicating a "promise" to Ukraine's President Volodomyr Zelensky. The information comes from two unnamed U.S. officials.

Around a fortnight prior to the complaint, filed to the inspector general of the intelligence community by a U.S. intelligence official who worked at the White House, Trump had called Zelensky. House Democrats are investigating the call.

Giuliani admitted in a CNN interview on Thursday that he had asked them to investigate former vice president Biden, the leading candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination, over bribery allegations involving his businessman son, Hunter Biden.

The Trump administration recently withheld $250 million in military aid for Ukraine in its fight against Russian separatists, before eventually releasing the money.

"If this turns out to be what the whistleblower complaint is about & it's accurate, Trump must leave office immediately," tweeted Joyce White Vance, a former U.S. Attorney in Alabama. "A president can't offer US aid to a foreign country in exchange for prosecution of a political opponent. Heaven help us if we can't all agree."

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55 comments:

  1. How much more is this country going to take before he is removed?

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    1. Just about five more years, you know after the second election.

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    2. Ok, but then there is house arrest, and the ankle bracelet so law enforcement can make sure he doesn't try to go out and look for teenaged women.

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    3. apparently in our stupor no action is the reaction... why, I'm not sure but at this point I truly don't know what it would take for him to leave office early. I really don't, sadly.

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  2. Trump has done plenty to warrant impeachment. But the Ukraine allegations are over the top.

    Among the most delicate choices the framers made in drafting the Constitution was how to deal with a president who puts himself above the law. To address that problem, they chose the mechanism of impeachment and removal from office. And they provided that this remedy could be used when a president commits “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

    That last phrase — “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” — was a historical term of art, derived from impeachments in the British Parliament. When the framers put it into the Constitution, they didn’t discuss it much, because no doubt they knew what it meant. It meant, as Alexander Hamilton later phrased it, “the abuse or violation of some public trust.”

    Simply put, the framers viewed the president as a fiduciary, the government of the United States as a sacred trust and the people of the United States as the beneficiaries of that trust. Through the Constitution, the framers imposed upon the president the duty and obligation to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed” and made him swear an oath that he would fulfill that duty of faithful execution. They believed that a president would break his oath if he engaged in self-dealing — if he used his powers to put his own interests above the nation’s. That would be the paradigmatic case for impeachment.

    That’s exactly what appears to be at issue today. A whistleblower in U.S. intelligence lodged a complaint with the intelligence community’s inspector general so alarming that he labeled it of “urgent concern” and alerted the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Though the details remain secret, apparently this much can be gleaned: The complaint is against the president. It concerns a “promise” that the president made, in at least one phone call, with a foreign leader. And it involves Ukraine and possible interference with the next presidential election. The complaint is being brazenly suppressed by the Justice Department — in defiance of a whistleblower law that says, without exception, the complaint “shall” be turned over to Congress.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-has-done-plenty-to-warrant-impeachment-but-the-ukraine-allegations-are-over-the-top/2019/09/20/51eff90c-dbf1-11e9-bfb1-849887369476_story.html

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    1. Then the Dems are just as bad for not pushing impeachment now.

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  3. Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine President to Investigate Biden's Son

    President Trump in a July phone call repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, urging Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, on a probe, according to people familiar with the matter.

    “He told him that he should work with [Mr. Giuliani] on Biden, and that people in Washington wanted to know” whether allegations were true or not, one of the people said.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-defends-conversation-with-ukraine-leader-11568993176?mod=hp_lead_pos1

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  4. Does anyone wonder why this douche (djt) has so many bankruptcy connected to his name in the first place? He lies to and hires very intelligent people to run his business but behind their backs he runs them into the ground and then blames them along with firing them too! Civil courts are (djt) favorite way of dodging hand hiding from the truths.

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  5. Donald Trump is having a Louis XIV moment. He considers himself above the law.

    With the lawsuit he filed on Thursday against Manhattan Dist. Atty. Cyrus Vance, Jr., President Trump seeks to set himself above the law. Like Louis XIV of France, he seems to believe “l’état c’est moi.”

    The lawsuit asks the court to block a grand jury subpoena Vance served on the Trump organization and Trump’s outside accountants to obtain eight years of tax returns, including those from five years before he took office.

    Vance claims that the Trump tax returns may, among other things, be relevant to his investigation of 2016 payments to Stormy Daniels, allegedly to keep her from talking about an alleged sexual relationship she had with Trump a decade earlier.

    It’s hard to see how even Clarence Thomas could side with Trump on this one.

    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-09-20/donald-trump-lawsuit-cyrus-vance-subpoenas

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    1. Honestly, it's hard to think about how Trump has time to be President... he is involved in soooooooooooooo many lawsuits... between that and tweeting when does he President?

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    2. Chopper talk is being President, no? He does plenty of that!

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  6. If we could vote to change the rules; we would have President Donald J Trump appointed for life as the President of the United States, only if he would.
    It is a thankless job, and the left love to tear this country down and not unify as one; disgusting.
    Americans are extremely fortunate to have Donald Trump as President, he is turning this country around and regaining respect around the world, Americans are back to work, the economy is doing great. He is one President that has kept his commitments, regardless of the Democrats do to weaken the United States.

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    1. President for life? You mean like Kim Jong Un?

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    2. Man is 8:13 crazy.

      Glad I don’t know you and hope you haven’t created any offspring.

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    3. He is one of those guys who thinks his dog talks to him.

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    4. Trump is not going anywhere. At least not without a straightjacket.

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    5. his brain has always BEEN in a straightjacket

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    6. I've seen smarter cabinets at Ikea.

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  7. Hey, can you let me when the local news will be posted. I keep missing the news for a few days as I don't check in often. I only care about local news. Thanks

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    1. Don't come back. if you don't care about your country, and you are content to have a president that betrays America to its enemies, then just beat it.

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    2. yer a dumbass if you only want local news. I tried acting like you once... I walked into an ice cream store and told them I want a beer... and you know what? I bet you don't....

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    3. Why do you dislike Trump, economically? I notice most of the posts are just links, can we have a discussion here? I would like to have a conversation, please.

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    4. Trillion dollar a year additions to the national debt would be a good start to the conversation. Apparently Tea Bunnies only get upset about massive additional national debt increases when Democrats do it. Especially if they're black.

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    5. People you’ll have better luck talking to a tree in your yard than trying to reason with 9:04. Just remember there’s no hope in any dialog with these trump idiots. They are the lost and dumb segment of society.

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    6. Agreed 9:35. That's why most of them can't figure out why the rest of society is passing them by. They're dumb, uneducated, unskilled, unenlightened, and unable to think beyond what FoxNews tells them. They are a national tragedy.

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    7. MAGA Truther - are you going to start conversing soon?

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    8. smart people will tell you trump and economics are largely separate. The economy was humming along fine when Obama handed it over to him... and nothing much has changed. So stop thinking that trump is the champion of all this.. he's not. He the champ of ruing the world for future generations to come, and pissing off the rest of the world, as well as all the smart and compassionate people in the US.

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    9. But his tariffs are showing China ... how dumb Magats are that they don't realize they have to pay the additional tariff costs out of their own pockets.

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  8. Trump and Melania Had A Bitter Fight In Front of Fascinated Onlookers at Mar-a-Lago (Home of the Official U.S. National-Emergency Omelette Bar)

    https://extranewsfeed.com/trump-and-melania-had-a-bitter-fight-in-front-of-fascinated-onlookers-at-mar-a-lago-61d95b59e4dc

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  9. Giant Dementia Stricken Infant has Temper Tantrum in White House, Was Fussy All Day! “WAAAA”, Says Tragically Befuddled Special-Needs Baby!

    Even his binky and rattle can’t cheer up upset, infantile, septuagenarian.

    https://extranewsfeed.com/giant-dementia-stricken-infant-has-temper-tantrum-in-white-house-was-fussy-all-day-6c6be5afd3b4

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  10. Here's a shocker ..

    A.G. Barr Accused of Covering Up Whistleblower Complaint about Trump
    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/20/a-g-barr-accused-of-covering-up-whistleblower-complaint-about-trump.html

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  11. Looks like almost this whole effin' administration is implicated in this Ukraine shit.

    Trump, Pence, Barr, Sec. of Defense, ...

    https://www.justsecurity.org/66101/trump-and-giulianis-quest-for-fake-ukraine-dirt-on-biden-an-explainer/

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    1. President Pelosi should do something about it.

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  12. A History of Bone SpursSeptember 21, 2019 at 9:23 AM

    Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather

    Royal decree ordered Friedrich Trump to leave Bavaria and never come back after he failed to do military service

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/21/trump-grandfather-friedrich-banished-germany-historian-royal-decree

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  13. In Major Shakeup, One of the Voices in Rudy Giuliani’s Head Resigns

    https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/in-major-shakeup-one-of-the-voices-in-rudy-giulianis-head-resigns

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    1. I think his entire head resigned a year or two back.

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  14. The "both-siders" have been strangely silent about Ukrainegate now that Cokie is gone.

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    1. Is there something you are trying to say here?

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    2. Favorite Cokie snark:

      Commentator: "Dick Cheney has been filmed launching flaming kittens over the White House wall."

      Cokie: "But the Democrats...."

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  15. Is Sean Spicer appearing on Dancing With the Stars a sign of the end times?

    Is watching him play the bongos and shoulder shimmy in a ruffled neon shirt to the Spice Girls song “Spice Up Your Life,” which he has now ruined, so grim that it portends Earth finally succumbing to unrelenting dark psychic forces?

    https://www.thecut.com/2019/09/sean-spicer-on-dancing-with-the-stars-is-a-sign-of-the-end.html

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  16. 10:08am, typical of a Progressive, no sense of humor.

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    1. 10:29 is a big fan of Sean Spicer's dancing and bongo skills.

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    2. 10:29 is sewing himself a day glow green shirt to be like his lying hero.

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    3. Some people should never wear tight white pants. Except as undergarments.

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  17. Sadly no local news. Art is dead in Sierra Madre, not respected.
    The monies allocated as part of the Kensington build set aside for creativity were "grabbed" by city council to build a pergola in Kersting Court.
    Must have been a hell of a wine tasting event to come up with that.

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    1. The pergola will be forever known as the "Shrine of Contemplation while Drinking Starbucks."

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  18. Ukraine Phone Call Is the Russian Trump Tower Meeting on Steroids

    If the emerging details are accurate, Donald Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election are not just a repeat of his overtures toward Russia in 2016 — they’re worse.

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that, on a late-July call with Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump pressured the Eastern European leader “about eight times” to support Rudy Giuliani’s efforts to dig up dirt that could damage the presidential campaign of Joe Biden.

    (A bit of context is helpful here: Biden’s son Hunter was involved in an energy deal in Ukraine. Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, has made unsubstantiated claims that Joe Biden pressured the Ukrainian government, during his term as Vice President, to benefit his son. “Not one single credible outlet has given credibility to these assertions,” candidate Biden told reporters Friday. Ukrainian officials have previously said they have no evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens.)

    At the time of the phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian leader, $250 million in U.S. military aid to Ukraine had been authorized by Congress, but not yet delivered by the Trump administration. The aid was vitally needed: Ukraine is menaced by Russia, which annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. According to the Wall Street Journal report, the status of this funding was not directly mentioned by Trump on the phone call. But it was, inescapably, hanging in the balance.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/ukraine-russia-trump-tower-meeting-888003/

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  19. 11:53am that was what Obama ment when he said i will have more leverage Mr. Putin for you to take Ukraine and I'll have the United Nations look the other way.
    Lousy President, had to endure eight years of Bozo in the White House.

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    1. Your literacy matches your understanding.

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    2. 12:06 is leading as recipient of the Tattler Idiot of the Day award.

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    3. That’s not what Obama meant

      Your false accusation was disproven repeatedly years ago

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    4. 12:06 is Roy Cohn sans education.

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  20. You are both correct, no intentions to insult Bozo, he had a well crafted profession, Obamafool was an enigma.

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  21. Correct! No intentions to insult Bozo he had a well crafted profession, Obamafool on the otherhand was a simpleton.

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