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  • The Republican Impeachment Defense

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/12/polit...nse/index.html

    The Republican staff on the three panels involved in the impeachment investigation have drafted a detailed memo, circulated to GOP members of all three committees and obtained by CNN, outlining their defense of President Donald Trump.


    Using witness testimony from the closed-door depositions, as well as public reporting, the memo attempts to undercut several key arguments made by Democrats outlining the alleged culpability of Trump in his actions toward Ukraine, particularly in his decision to place a hold on US security assistance to the country in exchange for investigations into his political rival.

    The memo marks the most centralized and detailed effort to lay out the Republican counterargument to impeachment that has been crafted and will serve as the baseline for members to utilize in their defense of Trump as the impeachment probe moves into public hearings on Wednesday.

    The four central defenses, which are detailed over the course of the memo, are as follows:
    • The July 25 call summary "shows no conditionality or evidence of pressure."
    • Ukrainian "President (Volodymyr) Zelensky and President Trump have both said there was no pressure on the call."
    • "The Ukrainian government was not aware of the hold on U.S. assistance" during the July 25 call.
    • The security assistance hold was lifted on September 11.

    "These four key points undercut the Democrat impeachment narrative that President Trump leveraged U.S. security assistance and a presidential meeting to force Ukraine to investigate the President's political rivals," the memo reads.

    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Massena View Post
    Trump in his actions toward Ukraine, particularly in his decision to place a hold on US security assistance to the country in exchange for investigations into his political rival.
    The problem with this garbage piece of news from CNN is that Trump never said hold the aid until they investigate a political rival.

    It doesn't matter how many times CNN publishes the lie.....it still is a lie. This is heading in the same direction as the Mueller collusion investigation.
    "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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    • #3
      On another note; why is the left giving a pass to Biden's quid pro quo with Ukraine?
      "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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