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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:03 PM

Republican Impeachment Defense Claims Trump's Ukraine Pressure Was Apolitical

WASHINGTON — House Republicans plan to argue that President Trump was acting on “genuine and reasonable” skepticism of Ukraine and “valid” concerns about possible corruption involving Americans, not political self-interest, when he pressed the country for investigations of his Democratic rivals, according to a draft of a report laying out their impeachment defense.

In a 123-page document that echoes the defiant messaging that Mr. Trump has employed in his own defense, the Republicans do not concede a single point of wrongdoing or hint of misbehavior by the president, according to a copy reviewed by The New York Times ahead of its planned release on Tuesday.

The report amounts to a pre-emptive attack by some of Mr. Trump’s most ardent supporters against Democrats’ arguments for impeachment. The Democrats have finalized a written report of their own and are scheduled to vote on Tuesday to transmit it to the House Judiciary Committee, kick-starting the next phase of the impeachment inquiry in the House as it barrels toward a likely vote on articles of impeachment.

In the Republicans’ dissenting views, they argue that after two months of investigation, the evidence “does not support” that Mr. Trump withheld a coveted White House meeting for Ukraine’s president or nearly $400 million in security assistance for the country as leverage for securing the investigations.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/republican-impeachment-defense-claims-trumps-ukraine-pressure-was-apolitical/ar-BBXFgjX?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:05 PM

1. That's why he talked so much about many subjects of investigations

There was Hunter

Oh, and Hunter

Also, he mentioned Hunter

And this other guy. What was his name? Oh. Hunter.

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:10 PM

2. So his crime was not politically motivated? That's his best defense? nt

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:38 PM

3. Ohhh, bullshit.

Even the corporate press and chucky toad should be able to tear this to shreds lol...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:58 PM

4. They have to show just what other corruption cases they have even been interested in

if Trump and Giuliani are now anti-corruption crusaders. Or maybe the Biden's are kind of a first test case in their pilot program. Shit. We better not let that one out. They might try and use it.

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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:01 PM

5. In light of the many facts that have come out during investigatons so far, the reTHUGS have

no defense for tRUMP. All they can do is deflect and bluster, and do that to their own peril.

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