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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:12 AM

Democrats Ready Impeachment Report as Republicans Argue Trump Did Nothing Wrong

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON ó House Democrats pressed forward on Monday with the next phase of their impeachment inquiry, putting the final touches on an Intelligence Committee report expected to form the basis of their case that President Trumpís effort to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations of his political rivals was an abuse of power that warrants his removal from office.

Lawmakers from the panel reviewed the staff-written report for the first time on Monday evening, ahead of its public release and a scheduled Tuesday evening vote to transmit it to the Judiciary Committee. It will conclude that Mr. Trump, working with allies inside and outside his administration, used the power of his office to pressure Ukraine to do his bidding in order to gain an advantage in the 2020 presidential race.

Though the factual conclusions are likely to closely track public witness testimony in recent weeks, key elements of the majority report remained shrouded in mystery on Monday night. It was not yet clear, for instance, whether Democrats would use the document to call for specific impeachment charges against Mr. Trump, or whether it would simply outline evidence of presidential wrongdoing and leave it to the Judiciary Committee, the arbiter of impeachment proceedings past, to make that judgment.

Either way, the vote on Tuesday will largely bring to a close more than two months of investigation by the intelligence panel and shift the case against Mr. Trump into the judiciary panel, which will oversee the drafting and debate of articles of impeachment in what is likely to be a messy public spectacle suffused with partisan rancor.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/02/us/politics/republican-impeachment-defense.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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Reply Democrats Ready Impeachment Report as Republicans Argue Trump Did Nothing Wrong (Original post)
brooklynite Tuesday OP
usaf-vet Tuesday #1
olddad65 Tuesday #5
Firestorm49 Tuesday #2
Wuddles440 Tuesday #4
YOHABLO Tuesday #6
wiggs Tuesday #3

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:08 AM

1. If i had any cartooning skills. I would draw a building with broken windows and a boy....

...standing outside facing the building wearing a hoodie and a red MAGA hat with the GOP elephant of the back. A slingshot in his pocket and a bag of marbles hanging from his belt.

The classic I did nothing wrong defense with all the obvious evidence pointing to the exact opposite fact.

But I decided stick figures wouldn't cut it... so here is the best I could do.

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:31 PM

5. Oh, I don't know, I think treason could be considered wrong. Maybe not by gop standards.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 09:48 AM

2. I agree with Scarborough this morning.....

Since it is doubtful that the Senate has any intentions of impeachment, numerous additional charges, such as the ten articles of obstruction in the Mueller Report, paying off a porn person to bolster his election, and on and on, should be incorporated in the articles of impeachment if for nothing else than to keep Trumpís contemptuous and illegal actions and behaviors plainly in front of the American public.

If you want to vote him out, with any kind of luck considering his willing Russian collusion, the public needs to see, hear and shout all of his corruption. Limiting the articles to one main issue will not be enough to sway the opinions of independents, and certainly not his uneducated base.

Again, until Iím blue in the face, fight and fight hard. Nows the time to unload on this idiot. Throw everything that we know about him out in full view. Get the fricking job done!

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:52 AM

4. Agree 100%!!!!

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 01:58 PM

6. Pelosi is stymieing 'all of the corruption' in articles of impeachment.

She's only allowing 'quid pro quo' with Ukraine President. We need to get it ALL out there.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 10:43 AM

3. OTOH, an argument can be made that he's done EVERYTHING wrong. nt

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