Impeachment

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  1. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    :bow: If you're going on a witch hunt, you have to find a witch.
     
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  2. OUBubba

    OUBubba 1,000+ Posts

    $600 million in aid from 2014 to 2016. Just sayin'.
     
  3. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    You’re touting Obozo sending that to the very government that even Ms. Hill had doubts about during that time frame? Just sayin’. He fell in line with what the career diplomats wanted I guess.
     
  4. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    So Trump was concerned about corruption in Ukraine. Why would he have asked the previous regime to look into it? The fact that Biden was the front runner is odd enough, but he was the front runner when Zelensky first came into power. When should he have asked him to look into it? Oh....never....so improper even though he had been spies on and had fake info bought by Hillary and the DNC.
     
  5. OUBubba

    OUBubba 1,000+ Posts

    Probably about the time that Paul Manafort was convicted. :)
     
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  6. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    "$600 million in aid from 2014 to 2016.. "
    Just saying NOT the military the Urakines needed and were begging for. Even can before Congress but Obama was afraid of pissing Putin off so they sent blankets and mres
    just sayin
     
  7. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Why is it a big deal for the Dems that the Republicans say Ukraine also meddled in 2016? Holding up aid until all these very diplomats assure Trump that releasing the aid is okay to do is a big deal for what reason besides a non existent quid pro quo. They seem to be saying Republicans and Trump should focus solely on Russian meddling. Who says there is not a focus on that? And are we providing aid to Russia that is being held up until they step in line? No. The new regime in Ukraine needed the aid. Besides continuing the BS fake quid pro quo narrative there is nothing nefarious about it. It hurts the feelings of the diplomats. That’s it.
     
  8. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    Relative performance in military aid, economic growth, mean tweets, etc. form no basis for impeachment. Impeachment is not about competence, personality, media relations and the like. It can only be used in instances of abuse of office/high crimes and misdemeanors. Historically, it's only been used for behavior clearly indictable.

    Nixon both broke the law and abused power and to equate what Trump did to Watergate is to show you are lacking some combination of historical knowledge, perspective and veracity. Nixon resigned, but it looked to me like there was plenty of evidence and political support to remove him in the Senate. He had lost almost all his political support.

    Clinton was impeached for lying under oath about getting a hummer in the Oval Office. Clearly he broke the law, and societal norms. Ultimately he was sent to trial in the Senate, which didn't condone the actions but didn't see it as conduct significant enough to overturn the will of the voters. He had political support.

    Trump has political support as well. While I'm convinced he abused power, I'm not sure about the illegality of it.
     
  9. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    I said earlier on this thread that I generally agree with your position (though I don’t think the pressure meets the requirement of quid pro quo) except we are talking about Ukraine and the corrupt Biden family. All rules have exceptions. Yes there was pressure and yes the Bidens/Ukraines should be investigated. Again, what is the problem?
     
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  10. OUBubba

    OUBubba 1,000+ Posts

    BS. It was bribery. We have this $ to give you but you have to do this superficial act that benefits me in partisan politics to get it. Reading it any other way is being daft.
     
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  11. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    What happens when the IG report is out, gov workers are being indicted, and the Bidens are subpoena’d by the Senate. You like them apples?
     
  12. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Show me where the money was ever mentioned. I’ll wait.
     
  13. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    I pity the politician that ever says "do me a favor" again.
     
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  14. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    If it's a democrat it won't matter. Hell, we have Biden doing a real quid pro quo but that's okay because of reasons.
     
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  15. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    Time for some levity. They way you phrased this sentence reminded of the peasant talking to King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail:

    "Dennis: the peasant Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
    Arthur: Be quiet!
    Dennis: You can't expect to wield supreme power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!”
    Arthur: Shut up!
    Dennis: I mean, if I went around saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me, they'd put me away!
    Arthur: [grabs Dennis] Shut up! Will you shut up?!
    Dennis: Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system!
    Arthur: [shakes Dennis] Shut up!
    Dennis: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help, I'm being repressed!
    Arthur: Bloody Peasant!
    Dennis: Ooh, what a giveaway! Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That's what I'm on about! Did you see him repressing me? You saw it, didn't you?
     
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  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Well OK, but some of that made it back to the US
    -- via the Bidens
     
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  17. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

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  18. OUBubba

    OUBubba 1,000+ Posts

    Bribery does not need to have $ involved. A thing of value would count. But, there was $400,000,000 of taxpayer funds involved.
     
  19. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Your comment said we have this $. I took that to mean money which wasn’t mentioned. Neither was a meeting at the White House. Lots of presumption. Maybe we should call you OUSondland.
     
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  20. OUBubba

    OUBubba 1,000+ Posts

    $ meant a thing of value.
     
  21. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Nope, you’re missing the point. If this continues based on and it largely is, the statement of “do me a favor”, the precedent is being set, and no one, Democrat or Republican will be spared.
     
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  22. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 500+ Posts

    Dems will vote to impeach, that was never in doubt. The fun begins when the Senate gets a hold of this. They have the final swing (won't be pretty, or comfortable), then voters can decide.

    Can't see how dems come out ahead on this in the end. They needed to move the needle immediately and it didn't happen
     
  23. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Nancy may let 20 or so Dems kill the impeachment.
     
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  24. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 1,000+ Posts

    The value is the announcement by Zelensky that Biden is under criminal investigation. Trump didn’t care if the actually investigated him or not. Why?
     
  25. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 500+ Posts

    I'd LMAO if that happened, but if it did her career is over as Speaker. Schiff's dream of bigger things, done as well. They've gone all in on this thing

    I know Pelosi had tried to reign this in for some time (before sept), but the far left has pinned a lot on impeachment, and, the wishful removal. Deliver or resign before the 2020 GE. At least that's my view
     
  26. Horn2RunAgain

    Horn2RunAgain 500+ Posts

    He does care...and before it's over, he will be (investigated)
     
  27. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Zelensky ran on anti corruption. A public announcement would serve as a test whether Zelensky was serious about corruption.
     
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  28. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

    Graham just started the investigation on the Bidens a few hours ago. I don't know if the Bidens are guilty of anything illegal (definitely unethical) but you can bet Graham will be a hell of a lot more responsible than Schiff has been.
     
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  29. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Cocky & Relaxed Like Dionysus

    Turn about is fair play
     
  30. LongestHorn

    LongestHorn 1,000+ Posts

    What’s your defense of POTUS’ release of the convicted servicemen?
     

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