It’s the next democratic attempt to impeach Trump. The Democrats are now attempting to have him impeached. Here’s the words of “why” from the Ukraine report itself:
“As this report details, the impeachment inquiry has found that President Trump, personally and acting through agents within and outside of the U.S. government, solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, to benefit his reelection. In furtherance of this scheme, President Trump conditioned official acts on a public announcement by the new Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, of politically-motivated investigations, including one into President Trump’s domestic political opponent. In pressuring President Zelensky to carry out his demand, President Trump withheld a White House meeting desperately sought by the Ukrainian President, and critical U.S. military assistance to fight Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine. ” – The Ukraine Report, Released Tuesday
Basically, they are saying that Trump used his power to force another nation into investigating a political opponent to gain an edge in the 2020 election. They are saying that he denied them military assistance and a meeting at the White House, and therefore used bribery or extortion.
They later go on to state that Trump colluded with Russia in his 2016 campaign:
“…undertaken by a President who himself was elected in 2016 with the benefit of an unprecedented and sweeping campaign of election interference undertaken by Russia in his favor” – Ukraine Report, Released Tuesday
This is an interesting statement. Here’s the quote from section one of the Mueller report that makes this statement a lie:
The report states that the investigation did not find sufficient evidence that the 2016 Trump campaign “coordinated or conspired with the Russian government in its election-interference activities” – The Mueller Report, V.1 P.80, Released April 18th, 2019
You only have to read the first couple pages of the Ukraine report to start to see the deception. There are three hundred pages more. If you’re not too interested in reading them, here’s the gist of the contents.
You can also read the phone conversation that the investigation leans largely on here. You will find that Trump never mentions with-holding military assistance.
There is much to be done from here. Today, the House Judiciary Committee will determine if there are actual grounds for impeachment. This is the committee who draws up the impeachment articles which specify what the actual grounds for impeachment are.
Stay tuned for updates tomorrow morning.
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