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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:24 PM

Nadler calls Trump's bluff

When the House Intelligence Committee held depositions of key witnesses, President Trump’s lawyers cried: “Unfair! Secret hearings!” In fact, a slew of Republicans had the right to ask questions, though some chose not to attend. When the hearings moved to a public phase, the White House hollered: “Unfair! Trump’s lawyer isn’t present!” When the House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), invited Trump’s lawyers to attend, the response was: “Unfair! We’re not coming!”

What is unfair is that Trump and his lawyers have given up any semblance of fidelity to facts, have smeared distinguished witnesses, attempted to intimidate the whistleblower (and put his or her safety in jeopardy), hurled baseless accusations at House Democrats investigating presidential wrongdoing and, worst of all, obstructed Congress by refusing to produce documents and blocking critical witnesses from testifying.

The New York Times reported on a letter from Pat A. Cipollone, the White House counsel, declining to show up but reserving the right to participate later on: “The refusal to send lawyers Wednesday continues a pattern of stonewalling by Mr. Trump, who has sought to block witnesses and documents, as he and his allies call the proceedings ‘deranged’ and a ‘witch hunt.’”

There is no mystery as to what is going on here. Trump has no facts to put forth and no valid constitutional argument that bribery (specifically mentioned in the Constitution) and obstruction fail to meet the standard for impeachment. (As the Lawfare blog puts it, “There is every reason to believe that the drafters of the Constitution had in mind a scope that easily encompasses Trump’s conduct. ... The transcript [of the July 25 call] makes clear that Trump tied together the request for a personal favor with the delivery of military aid. But even if he had not made such a direct connection, this sort of corrupt use of public office to obtain a private benefit fits squarely within the definition of bribery when the Constitution was written.”)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/02/nadler-calls-trumps-bluff/

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Zorro Monday OP
Farmergene Monday #1
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mahina Monday #4
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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:21 PM

1. I want to see

100,000 t-shirts at debates and all sorts of other gatherings. Like this: "I AM THE WHISTLEBLOWER"

how can one person be hurt when there are thousands of people claiming to be just that one person?

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Response to Farmergene (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:57 PM

3. The "Republicon" response to that.............



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Response to Farmergene (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:58 PM

4. This is such a brilliant op. Please DU

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 01:56 PM

2. Just like all his false claims he promotes

But refuses to speak out under oath. Like he did with the Mueller investigation, claiming he wanted to talk to him when in reality he was refusing. Justice and the truth is his worse enemy, and both are coming after him and he can't stop it.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 03:18 PM

5. How about if every defendant or person under investigation just cried "unfair"....

and thereby expected to be spared the stress of direct inquiry, released from custody and/or exonerated?

This administration sets such a fine example to our citizens (especially our youth) AND the international community

as to how justice is carried out in the United States.........

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