Megathread: House Intelligence Committee Releases Draft Impeachment Report

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> **President Trump’s Unprecedented Order Not to Comply** >(pp 211) > …On September 26, President Trump argued that Congress should not be “allowed” to impeach him under the Constitution: “What these guys are doing—Democrats—are doing to this country is a disgrace and it shouldn’t be allowed. There should be a way of stopping it—maybe legally, through the courts.” A common theme of President Trump’s defiance has been his claims that Congress is acting in an unprecedented way and using unprecedented rules. However, the House has been following the same investigative rules that Republicans championed when they were in control and conducted aggressive oversight of previous Administrations. *nice*

Parlorshark

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED IN 2018. Without your vote, NONE if this would have been possible.

thenewyorkgod

The Nunes connection is the most shockingly corrupt detail of this event. One of the two heads of the investigation is literally part of the crime they’re investigating. It’s just astounding.

CloneSix

It’s funny because the topline of “The impeachment inquiry has found that President Trump, personally and acting through agents within and outside of the U.S. government, solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, to benefit his reelection.” is UNDENIABLE. ​ The only defense is “so what?” or “Benghazi.”

mrsunshine1

>The impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election. As described in this executive summary and the report that follows, President Trump’s scheme subverted U.S. foreign policy toward Ukraine and undermined our national security in favor of two politically motivated investigations that would help his presidential reelection campaign. The President demanded that the newly-elected Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, publicly announce investigations into a political rival that he apparently feared the most, former Vice President Joe Biden, and into a discredited theory that it was Ukraine, not Russia, that interfered in the 2016 presidential election. To compel the Ukrainian President to do his political bidding, President Trump conditioned two official acts on the public announcement of the investigations: a coveted White House visit and critical U.S. military assistance Ukraine needed to fight its Russian adversary. Trump is going to be the third president in the history of the united states to be impeached.

geodynamics