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Thu Nov 21, 2019, 05:10 PM

Republicans Are Excusing a Criminal Conspiracy By Frank Rich

'In yesterday’s impeachment testimony, Ambassador Gordon Sondland revised his earlier statements, saying that he “followed the president’s orders” and summing up, simply, “Was there a ‘quid pro quo’? … The answer is yes.” How damaging is Sondland’s testimony for the Republicans’ defense of Trump?

If the Republicans cared about the facts or the gravity of the crime being investigated, the answer would be apocalyptically damaging. But they don’t care, and they will continue to defend Trump even if those testifying under oath include an eyewitness to a criminal conspiracy hatched in the White House like Sondland, or patriots like Fiona Hill, Alexander Vindman, and Marie Yovanovitch, who not only provided irrefutable evidence of the crime but detailed the existential threat that crime poses to America.

Had Trump pulled out that (so far) proverbial gun and shot someone on Fifth Avenue, Republicans would trot out the exact same defense they have this week: The shot was fired at 2 a.m. and there were no eyewitnesses. Those nearby who claimed to have heard the shot had actually heard a car backfiring. The closed-circuit video capturing the incident is, as the president says, a hoax concocted by the same Fake News outlets that manufactured the Access Hollywood video. The confession released by the White House was “perfect” evidence of Trump’s innocence. Election records show that the cops who arrived on the scene were registered Democrats and therefore part of a deep-state conspiracy to frame the president for a crime he didn’t commit but that the Democrats did. The victim was not killed and will make a complete recovery, so no crime was committed anyway. And even if Trump had killed the young woman he gunned down, the argument advanced by Trump’s lawyer last month would apply: “The person who serves as president, while in office, enjoys absolute immunity from criminal process of any kind.” Next case!'>>>

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 05:16 PM

1. They like their white dude n/t

 

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 05:18 PM

2. meh, it's not a blowjob ...

or at least not like the one they have deliver to fat nixon daily ...


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Response to dweller (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 05:31 PM

3. Lol

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 05:33 PM

4. Scary close:

If the devastating facts unfurled with great clarity by Adam Schiff’s committee has failed to move them, what would? History — particularly the history of the prominent political figures in England, France, and the United States who appeased and collaborated with Germany during the Nazis rise to power — suggests that they will only be moved to speak up when it’s too late.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 05:54 PM

5. this. same thing happening with the climate.

a big flaw in our species is showing

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Nov 21, 2019, 08:52 PM

6. The party of Criminals, Cowards, and Traitors

That's what the Republican Party has been for the past 50 years.

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