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House Democrats Release Impeachment Report

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President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his re-election chances, undermined national security and ordered an “unprecedented” campaign to obstruct Congress, Democrats said on Tuesday in a report that lawmakers will use as the basis of any formal impeachment charges.

In the 300-page report, Democrats leading the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee leveled allegations of sweeping abuse of power by Trump, saying he used U.S. military aid and the prospect of a White House visit to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to undertake investigations that would benefit Trump politically.

Republican Trump, who will stand for re-election in November 2020, denies any wrongdoing and calls the inquiry a hoax.

The heart of the impeachment probe is whether Trump misused the power of his office to pressure Ukraine to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to face Trump in the 2020 election.

The public release of the report is a milestone in a weeks-long investigation into whether Trump should be removed from office over his dealings on Ukraine. It summarizes hours of private testimony and televised hearings in which former government officials described a months-long effort to pressure Ukraine to carry out the investigations sought by Trump in July.

The report’s completions hands the process over to the House Judiciary Committee, which will now be responsible for drafting actual articles of impeachment should lawmakers decide to move forward. That panel will begin proceedings on Wednesday.

In the report, Democrats detail accusations that Trump obstructed their investigation, including refusing to provide documents and testimony from his top advisers, unsuccessful attempts to block career government officials from testifying and intimidation of witnesses.

The Democrats argue that “damage … will be long-lasting and potentially irrevocable if the President’s ability to stonewall Congress goes unchecked.”

Making their case to move forward with impeachment, the report said that “any future President will feel empowered to resist an investigation into their own wrongdoing, malfeasance, or corruption, and the result will be a nation at far greater risk of all three.”

In a news conference, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff described Trump as a “president who believes that he is beyond indictment, beyond impeachment, beyond any form of accountability and indeed above the law.”

‘RAMBLINGS’

Trump, who is in London for a NATO summit, repeated accusations that Democrats are using the impeachment process to engage in a politcally-motivated attack seeking to undo the results of the 2016 presidential election by removing him from office. Opinion polls show Americans are bitterly divided over impeachment.

White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said Democrats had conducted a “one-sided sham process” that had failed to produce any evidence of wrongdoing by Trump.

“This report reflects nothing more than their frustrations. Chairman Schiff’s report reads like the ramblings of a basement blogger straining to prove something when there is evidence of nothing,” Grisham said in a statement.

Lawmakers and the public have heard testimony from current and former officials that military aid was withheld from Ukraine and that a White House meeting with Zelenskiy was conditioned on Kiev announcing a probe into Biden, as well as one into a debunked conspiracy theory about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

The report was approved by the intelligence panel on a partisan vote on Tuesday evening. The vote was 13-9. It was not immediately clear how each member voted.

If the full House eventually votes to approve formal impeachment charges, a trial would be held in the Republican-led U.S. Senate, where a two-thirds majority of those present would be required to convict Trump and remove him from office.

PHONE RECORDS

The report also brought to light new allegations by Democrats about phone calls between Trump’s Republican allies.

The report suggested wrongdoing within the executive branch extended beyond Trump.

The report said many of Trump’s “closest subordinates and advisors,” including White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry aided Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine and withheld information from Congress. Senior administration officials declined to testify in the proceedings.

The report cited dozens of previously unreported phone records of contact between Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani’s associates, the House Intelligence Committee’s top Republican, Devin Nunes, and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget.

The phone records were obtained from AT&T, the report says.

An AT&T statement acknowledged the company complied with a request.

“Like all companies, we are required by law to provide information to government and law enforcement agencies,” the statement said. “In all cases, we ensure that requests for assistance are valid and that we act in compliance with the law.”

A spokesman for Nunes did not respond to a request for comment.

The report also sought to push back at a frequent defense of trump by Republican lawmakers – that the political novice was simply doing what all presidents do.

“The President’s misconduct was not an isolated occurrence, nor was it the product of a naïve president,” the report argues.

Republicans, in an advance rebuttal report released on Monday, said Democrats had not established that Trump had committed an impeachable offense.

Trump and other Republicans have suggested that Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who was on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, should be investigated for corruption. The Bidens have denied wrongdoing.

via newsmax

13 COMMENTS

  1. Adam Schiff better be held accountable for this farce against a duly elected President. Adam Schiff is obstructing justice. Adam Schiff is putting We the People in national security peril using the House Intelligence Committee for his Schiff show instead of looking out for danger to We the People. Adam Schiff with the help of Nancy Pelosi is using his office for a personal vendetta against a duly elected President. Adam Schiff is protecting a whistleblower who concocted this lie.

    Now we have to listen to College Professors in this Judicial hearing so they can tell us what impeachment is. After in 1998 Nadler gave a sermon about NOT using the impeachment clause for political gain, which they are.

    Watching Adam Schiff on the news, well makes me sick. But this traitor to We the People stated he was afraid President Trump will do it again. I truly believe he means that President Trump will get ELECTED again.

    This is a nasty, disgusting act that Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi and the Squad against OUR President. And to find out that Nancy Pelosi might not even bring this impeachment farce to the floor at the end of December? So they can put a “bandaid” budget together that will do nothing but keep them paid, but will not do anything for our Military.

    Well, Mr. Schiff, if you wanted to make history, you did. You will be known as the Traitorous Disgusting NON-representative and YOU should be made an example so that this never happens again.

    Put this scum on trial. Then lock him up, or parade him around with tar and feathers, just like in the olden days. Send our President to the Golden Throne, We the People should send you to Gitmo.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  2. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/democrat-expert-impeachment-witness-trump-attacked-safeguards-against-monarchy/

    One of Schiff/Nadler college professors, who like Nadler stated in 1998 (Clinton impeachment) that it should be bi-partisan.

    Now he got handed this script:

    “When we apply our constitutional law to the facts found in the Mueller Report and other public sources, I cannot help but conclude that this president has attacked each of the Constitution’s safeguards against establishing a monarchy in this country.”

    Mueller Report? Already went thru 2 years and $25 plus million dollars to find NOTHING.

    And regarding the Monarchy, go see Nancy PIGlosi and Adam “Deranged Liar” Schiff who think they are running a Parliament. Heck Schiff said he will continue “investigating” until when? he finds something? And Nancy over in Spain saying that House and Congress will go with Paris Accord. Hey Nancy, you are NOT President. You NEED TO GO!

    Wow, got the so-called College Socialists here now. What the heck are they doing bringing in college professors instead of people WHO WERE THERE!!!!!!!

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  3. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/jonathan-turleys-impeachment-testimony-democrats-setting-terrible-precedent/

    “If the House proceeds solely on the Ukrainian allegations, this impeachment would stand out among modern impeachments as the shortest proceeding, with the thinnest evidentiary record, and the narrowest grounds ever used to impeach a president,” Turley, who teaches at George Washington University Law School, will tell the panel, headed up by chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY).

    “That does not bode well for future presidents who are working in a country often sharply and, at times, bitterly divided,” the professor is slated to add.”

    So this is why they are dragging the Mueller Report in to connect it to this Ukraine scam that the whistleblower brought to Schiff.

    So basically Schiff, Nadler, and Pelosi do not want to have a President anymore. They want to run Our Country all by themselves. Sorry idiots Constitution NOT Parliament is OUR Government.

    Soft coup? Nah, I think things are going to get REAL hard for them as they continue this. They need to pay, whether jail time or with Everything they got financially back to We the People. Heck for 3 years they have done nothing but still are receiving a salary and all the perks of their office. This needs to be looked at.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  4. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/democrat-expert-impeachment-witness-gave-1000-donation-to-elizabeth-warren/

    Another so-called professor. I guess this is her way to get revenge because she didn’t become a judge in 2013. Plus she just LOVES Warren.

    “In 2013, during President Barack Obama’s second term, Karlan was considered a possible Supreme Court nominee. Former Department of Justice attorney J. Christian Adams wrote at the time that Karlan “provides intellectual fuel for the most fringe elements of the progressive legal and political machine,” accusing her of “scholarly lies,” saying she “falsely attacked the Bush administration’s Justice Department for not protecting racial minorities.”

    Adams concluded: “Hopefully Democrats and Republicans alike can agree that it is best to keep a dishonest academic in her position as a dishonest academic. Her corrosive and bitter worldview is best kept in the insular world of academia, where her damage can be contained to corrupting scores of would-be lawyers who don’t have a clue about who is really standing at the lectern.””

    Yep fits the bill for a Schiff/Nadler so-called whatever this is. Corrosive, bitter, dishonest.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  5. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/jonathan-turley-this-is-not-how-you-impeach-an-american-president/

    Agree Mr. Turley, and I’m not even a lawyer and I can see that the “insane” or as you say “mad” democrats are railroading our President to undue the 2016 election that THEY thought Hiliary had in the bag because Obama spied on the candidate and Hiliary paid a British spy, employed by the FBI to dig up dirt on the candidate.

    Everyone is mad because EVERYONE can see that this is WRONG, ILLEGAL and TRAITOROUS. Except my dog, as he could care less about any of this. He’s well taken care of.

    Now if you want to talk about dogs, go see Obama’s dogs, Hiliary and Pelosi. They are mad because their globalist transition to a Parliament didn’t work as WE the People chose a TRUE Patriot in Donald J. Trump!

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  6. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/impeachment-witness-pamela-karlan-reprimands-gop-congressman-in-opening-statement/

    lol,

    “Here, Mr. Collins, I would like to say to you, sir, that I read transcripts of every one of the witnesses who appeared in the live hearing, because I would not speak about these things without reviewing the facts, so I’m insulted by the suggestion that as a law professor I don’t care about those facts,” Karlan, a Democrat witness, said in her remarks directed at Collins.

    But she’s still going to say she thinks President Trump did something to be impeached. lol

    Don’t worry Rep. Collins, this so-called “talking down” is just like Schiff using Rep. Nunes’s phone logs to make everyone think “you are bad”. lol

    What a pathetic person. Talks out of both sides of her mouth. And she teaches law? I wonder what kind of law she teaches as it’s not what OUR law should be. Innocent until proven guilty. But in this case, it’s guilty NO MATTER WHAT the facts are.

    Go away you dolt!

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  7. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/judiciary-democrats-kill-motion-subpoena-whistleblower/

    “During the committee’s first impeachment inquiry hearing, Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) moved to subpoena “the individual commonly referred to as the ‘whistleblower.’””

    “After his motion, Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) gaveled him down and asked, “Do I hear a motion to table” — or postpone consideration of the motion to subpoena the “whistleblower.”

    A Democrat congresswoman then said, “I move to table the motion.”

    The vote fell predictably along party lines, with 24 Democrats voting to table the motion, and 17 Republicans voting against tabling it.

    House Democrats have not allowed the whistleblower to testify, despite his role in launching the impeachment inquiry.”

    Oh yea this is far and impartial, lol. Now Nadler and the Dem dolts are protecting Schiff’s whistleblower.

    AND

    “Democrats on the Judiciary Committee earlier in the hearing voted down another Republican motion to call House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to testify as part of the impeachment inquiry.

    Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) made the motion to require the attendance and testimony of Schiff before the House Judiciary Committee, transmitting a letter requesting the same.”

    Protecting Schiff who only hides behind closed doors or professors he prompted to say what he wants.

    Wow, Clown College really is in session. Thank you Rep Collins and Rep Reschenthaler (R-PA) for trying, but you are in Nadler’s Clown college class today. No REAL facts, or individuals who started this allowed. Only Fairy dust and moon beams created by Schiff.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  8. These Impeachment Hearings are a sham- a true KANGEROO COURT. They are totally ridiculous with no real evidence yet these college professors, totally biased, are convicting the President of a crime. His side is not allowed to have witnesses or lawyers. This is totally unfair to our process of law and justice. I am appalled.I support our President and will vote for him again.He is the only one who is doing the business of our country

  9. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/report-nancy-pelosi-kicked-out-staff-to-have-candid-discussion-on-impeachment/

    “INTRIGUING: Pelosi has kicked out staff and is making members check cell phones going into caucus today so she can have a candid convo with her members on impeachment,” Bade reported, adding that a sign at the door read, “NO ENTRANCE.”

    Aides reportedly ensured no one except lawmakers proceeded into the room”

    lol What’s the matter Nervous Nancy? Schiff dropped the ball BIG TIME. Now you are scrambling to get your story straight, or figure out what you are going to do to get yourself out of this HUGE problem.

    That’s what you get when you want to STEAL the presidency away, WITHOUT being elected by We the People.

    “Pride goeth before a fall. People who are overconfident or too arrogant are likely to fail. This saying is adapted from the biblical Book of Proverbs.”

    Oh I’m loving watching you and your traitorous dems FALL. You call yourself representatives? Nah, you represent yourself and your globalists handlers. If God answers my prayers, your family and globalist handlers can visit you in GITMO!

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  10. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/key-democrat-witness-noah-feldman-in-may-impeaching-trump-has-become-too-political-to-take-seriously/

    “That leaves us with the preposterous notion that the president could or would somehow bring about his own impeachment to help him get re-elected. Gone is the traditional notion that impeachment itself would be a blot on Trump’s reputation. Not that Trump has ever cared much about reputation in the ordinary sense, but he very clearly wants to be remembered as a great president. In his mind, however, being impeached apparently wouldn’t stand in the way of his lionization as a leader.

    Trump’s beliefs about politics and the Constitution are nothing if not a reflection of this instant in time. That he is treating impeachment as mere rhetoric shows that impeachment has lost its sting. That’s sad enough for now. It will be much, much sadder in the future, the next time we need impeachment to mean something.”

    Hey Feldman, you taking the Schiffy Schiff course on “I know what the President “feels and thinks” but never talked to the President about this”. lol

    Sadder is YOU are now in Nadler’s Clown college course talking about impeachment, lol

    So May it was sad about how the impeachment was being abused because of President Trump view on impeachment? But now in December you are Nadler’s lap dog for Schiffy Schiff’s show which is showing We the People that Democrats are using this Impeachment tool for political reasons.

    What a hypocrite.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  11. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/norm-eisen-democrat-impeachment-counsel-linked-to-george-soros/

    last one for the day, as I’m really laughing too hard to type.

    Obama’s Ethics czar?

    Eisen founded Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) before going on to work for President Barack Obama as the White House “ethics czar,” where he oversaw the opening of visitor logs (though administration officials simply responded by taking meetings with lobbyists offsite).

    BTW, wasn’t there a problem with visitor logs in the Obama Administration? Meaning there were none even though meetings really didn’t happen offsite?

    And a George Sor0s plant who started, get this, Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Is that the same type of committee Ukraine had that Soro’s opened up regarding Ethics?

    Wow, lol Gee is there a connection with what really went down in Ukraine here?

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

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