Thursday, September 26, 2019

Ukrainian Pres: "No, Trump Did Not Push Me"

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched an "inquiry" into impeaching President Trump, based on a discredited "whistle blower's" complaint.

The Ukrainian President has told the world press, "No, Trump never pushed me."

Did you know that Democrat leaders actually did push the Ukrainian leader to investigate Trump in 2018? I didn't think so. The mainstream press forgot to tell us that part.

Trump has released the content of the phone call. You decide.

And a brief look at how "impeachment" works.

Be informed.

Pelosi to impeach Trump...if she can.


Tuesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi launched an "impeachment inquiry" based on the false and anonymous allegation President Trump threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless the Biden's were investigated.

While she has resisted initiating the process, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and other far-Left progressives in the House have demanded she do so. Clearly, she is not in control of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, so she bowed to those whom she claims to lead and pulled the trigger, so to speak.

The "tipping point," she says, was the phone call in which President Trump threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine unless the Biden's were investigated.

President Trump immediately denied the accusation. And said he would release the entire phone conversation to the public on Thursday.

And he did.


This is the part of the phone conversation that was Nancy Pelosi's "tipping point."

President Trump said this:
"There's a lot of talk about Biden's son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General [Barr] would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it...It sounds horrible to me,"

The Ukrainian President Zelensky said this:

"I wanted to tell you about the prosecutor. First of all I understand and I'm knowledgeable about the situation. Since we have won the absolute majority in our Parliament, the next prosecutor general will be 100% my person, my candidate, who will be approved by the parliament and will start as a new prosecutor in September. He or she will look into the situation, specifically to the company that you mentioned in this issue. The issue of investigation of the case is actually the issue of making sure to restore the honesty so we will take care of that and will work on the investigation of the case," Zelensky replied.

US Democrat Senators Robert Menendez, Richard Durbin, and Patrick Leahy sent a letter to the General Prosecutor of Ukraine on May 4, 2018, demanding he investigate President Trump. You can't make this up.



The above letter is "Pushing."

Ukrainian President Zelensky told Trump and the press he was not pressed to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden or his son Hunter. He said,
"I don't want to be involved in the election of USA. I think we had a good phone call. It was normal and we spoke about many things. You read it [the transcript ]. Nobody pushed."

The whistleblower.



The whistleblower who sparked a political firestorm after claiming that President Trump pressed Ukraine's leader to re-open an inquiry into Hunter Biden's business dealings is represented by national security lawyer Mark Zaid. Zaid is a frequent public critic of President Trump. Biden is also represented by Andrew Bakaj, who worked for both Sen. Hillary Clinton and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Rep. Adam Schiff said yesterday that they have been informed that the whistleblower will be speaking with Schiff's committee as "soon as this week."

Here's what it would take for Congress to impeach President Trump.


  • Impeachment begins in the House, which debates and votes on whether to bring charges against the president by a simple majority of the House’s 435 members.
  • If the House approves such a resolution, a trial is then held in the Senate, and the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court presides.
  • A two-thirds majority vote is required in the 100-member Senate to convict and remove a president.


This has never happened.

As of yesterday,

  • 207 Democrats have said they will vote to impeach Pres. Trump. 
  • 28 Democrats oppose impeachment. 
  • There are no Republicans who have said they will vote for impeachment. 
  • 218 votes for impeachment are needed to bring a vote to the floor related to impeachment.

What is impeachment?


The founders of the United States created the office of the presidency and feared that its powers could be abused. So they included impeachment as a central part of the Constitution.

They gave the House “the sole power of impeachment,” the Senate, “the sole power to try all impeachments,” and the chief justice of the Supreme Court the duty of presiding over impeachment trials in the Senate.

The president, under the Constitution, can be removed from office for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” What exactly that means is unclear. Historically, it can encompass corruption and other abuses, including trying to obstruct judicial proceedings.

No president has ever been removed as a direct result of impeachment.

  • One, President Richard Nixon, resigned before he could be removed. 
  • Two, presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, were impeached by the House, but not convicted by the Senate.

How does impeachment work?


  • Impeachment begins in the House, the lower chamber, which debates and votes on whether to bring charges against the president via approval of an impeachment resolution, or “articles of impeachment,” by a simple majority of the House’s 435 members.
  • If the House approves such a resolution, a trial is then held in the Senate. House members act as the prosecutors; the senators as jurors; the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court presides. A two-thirds majority vote is required in the 100-member Senate to convict and remove a president. This has never happened.

Can the Supreme Court intervene and reverse an impeachment?


No, they cannot. Here's the profile of Congress:

The House has 235 Democrats, 199 Republicans, and one independent. 

As a result, the Democrats could impeach Trump with no Republican support.

Takeaway.


Some Democrats are already expressing concern that this decision, should it fail, will cost a number of Democrats their seat in Congress in the next election. I believe it will because there are no polls taken within the last 6 months that show a majority of Americans want Congress to impeach Trump.

In every poll, a majority of Americans want Congress to do the work of the people, not obsess with impeachment.


Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the Republican Minority Leader in the House, thinks it will be a disaster for the Democrats---either way, impeachment goes.

Franklin Graham tweeted this yesterday:



Amen.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.


2 comments:

  1. I believe your article has contradictory information. Initially it seems to be saying the house initiates impeachment proceedings, then the senate does the impeachment and conviction, then later you seem to be saying the house carries out all impeachment proceedings then the senate tries the impeached president to decide whether or not to remove the president from office. I believe the latter is accurate.

    Imagine if in the 2020 election President Trump is re-elected and takes both houses as well. Do enough 'safe spaces' exist for the whiners? The entire state of California might be required and there might not even be enough space there due to it already being a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants...

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  2. The "letter" written by the 3 senators reads as if 3rd graders wrote it. No proof and even if there was reasonable suspicion, what business does any American have meddling in foreign government affairs? That letter is indeed pushing or trying to push.

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