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Would the single charge of "Abuse of Power" be more powerful than twenty-four charges?

Personally, I have recently changed my position on this subject. Up until today, I believed that they should charge him with every charge in the Mueller Report, including the "Obstructions of Justice", and everything else that has happened with Ukraine and Giuliani.

But on further reflection, it seems that most knowledgeable people already know about most of the charges that have been levied against Donald J Trump.

An "Abuse of Power" charge would encapsulate all the mistakes or crimes of Donald J. Trump. It would be much easier for most Americans to comprehend. It would spare the Congress, and our nation, the benefit of not tearing down our country unnecessarily.

It is my understanding that Congress is debating this very subject at this time? Therefore, this is my two cents worth.

kentuck

Donald Trump doesn't know anything about George Washington or American History.

In Washington's Farewell Address:

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https://historynewsnetwork.org/blog/3572

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Having been intimately associated with Objectivism for many years, I find it disconcerting that in the tributes to George Washington being circulated by both the Ayn Rand Institute and The Objectivist Center, neither mentions one of the most important legacies the first President left to the young America: His Farewell Address.

In that Farewell Address, Washington warned against the peril of foreign entanglements. He understood the necessity of certain alliances in dire emergencies, but his general view of foreign policy encapsulates a wisdom that has been forgotten by today's generation of political leaders. As we near"President's Day," I thought I'd post an excerpt from Washington's famous address:

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So, likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other, betrays the former into a participation in the quarrels and wars of the latter without adequate inducement or justification. It leads also to concessions to the favorite nation of privileges denied to others, which is apt doubly to injure the nation making the concessions by unnecessarily parting with what ought to have been retained, and by exciting jealousy, ill will, and a disposition to retaliate in the parties from whom equal privileges are withheld; and it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation) facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country without odium, sometimes even with popularity, gilding with the appearances of a virtuous sense of obligation, a commendable deference for public opinion, or a laudable zeal for public good the base or foolish compliances of ambition, corruption, or infatuation.

Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. But that jealousy, to be useful, must be impartial, else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defense against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people to surrender their interests.

The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop. ...

What evidence do these a$$holes have about a DNC server in Ukraine?

I have seen absolutely nothing to suggest that it even exists?

So far, it is nothing but a wild-eyed conspiracy theory.

Show us one iota of evidence.

"Watch what he does - Not what he says".

As Rachel Maddow has warned us many times,

Watch what he has done in Ukraine, not what he says he has done.

Watch what he has done in Syria, not what he says he has done.

Because if you don't realize that he is a "conman", then you are probably the mark.

Investigating the investigators of the investigators...

Would that be wrong? Would that be treasonous?

Where would it be different from just investigating the investigators? Does there have to be a reason or some evidence to recommend an investigation, other than just a conspiracy theory?

To question the legitimacy of an official investigation without credible evidence seems almost treasonous? To search for a DNC server in Ukraine without any evidence is a prime example. To investigate political opponents with foreign proxies seems to be another example?

Just what are Mssrs. Barr and Duncan doing in the investigation, that they are doing at the request of Donald Trump? Are they credible? Are they legitimate? Are they treasonous?

Is Donald Trump going to "self-impeach"?

Just a couple of months ago, Nancy Pelosi suggested that he was going to impeach himself.

Since that time, he has confessed to a very incriminating phone call with the president of Ukraine, although he has not yet confessed to a quid pro quo, his Chief of Staff has said that it happened.

Then he was rolled in a phone call with the president of Turkey. He would withdraw all US troops from the Kurd regions and Turkey could take over part of Syria as their own. Just as Russia and Syria were marching from the south. Even 129 Republicans in the House voted against that decision. (There is no reason to believe they voted against Trump, but only his "decision)

Then, and then...

He rolled out Mulvaney to inform the people that he was going to have the G-7 at his Golf Resort, the Doral in Miami. It said so much about him. The criticism was almost universal. But, Mulvaney agreed to take other questions about other issues, and in the process, confessed to a quid pro quo with the Ukrainians. They had to agree to investigate the 2016 DNC server. Way back then...in 2016.

And this has all happened in just the last few weeks. Imagine what might come out in the next three to four weeks? It's a scary proposition for us all. But, especially for the moderates in the Republican Party.

Nancy Pelosi has been very patient. She has played her cards real close to her vest. Nevertheless, the impeachment train is coming round the bend. Hopefully, the people will begin to see and hear.

You Can't Always Get What You Want

Thanksgiving?

Is this impeachment investigation going to be over by Thanksgiving?

McConnell and the Republicans would like to get it over as soon as possible. They would like the Articles of Impeachment before Thanksgiving, but Christmas at the latest.

Because it seems that every witness that appears brings some new incriminating information. They believe the longer it goes on, the worse it might be for Republicans?

Madame Pelosi has said they will follow the Constitution and follow the truth wherever it may lead. She is not keen on setting a timetable for gathering the evidence just yet.

They may get a surprise witness! Wonder who will play that role? The whistleblower may go public with his/her information? Maybe they already have? How would we know?

Absolute Corruption - A Presidency With No Boundaries

Everyone was shocked and surprised when Mulvaney announced that Trump was going to hold next years G-7 at his property in Miami?

Why would he propose such an insane idea?

Because he saw a way to make a profit for himself and nobody had said that he couldn't?

Donald Trump does not see ethical or moral boundaries in any of his dealings. Everything is transactional. He has to be shown that he cannot do it.

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. America has a free-range executive.

Why was Giuliani involved in a shadow State Dept operation in Ukraine?

Why was he doing it in secret?

Why was it something our FBI and CIA could not investigate?

Why did it have to be done out of normal channels?

Who else in the Trump White House knows all the same details that Trump and Giuliani knows about their operation in Ukraine? Pompeo? The State Dept Ambassadors? Mulvaney? None of them?

Is it possible the entire conspiracy is not about the DNC server or the Bidens?

Is it possible that Trump and Giuliani have a totally different agenda?

I think so.

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