Trump was elected by Russia and his impeachment defense comes from Russia.
February 10: 100+ US soldiers suffer from traumatic brain INJURY after Iran's bombing in Iraq. Trump says, no big deal. His fake bone spurs are worse than this real brain damage. Trump cares about no one but Trump.
February 6: Trump attacked Jesus Christ, those who pray and those who are informed by their religion in their decisions. Trump specifically attacked this teaching of Jesus,
Matthew 5:43-48. You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
February 5: Trump was found GUILTY of Abuse of Power in the Senate in bipartisan fashion. Senator Mitt Romney was the only 'Republican' that voted that Trump was guilty as charged and should be convicted and removed from office (all Democrat senators joined Romney's guilty vote). (other 'Republicans' concluded that Trump committed improper acts, one even said they were impeachable, but all but Romney voted FOR Trump's crimes and against the US Constitution)
"The Constitution is at the foundation of our Republic’s success, and we each strive not to lose sight of our promise to defend it. The Constitution established the vehicle of impeachment that has occupied both houses of Congress for these many days. We have labored to faithfully execute our responsibilities to it. We have arrived at different judgments, but I hope we respect each other’s good faith.
The allegations made in the articles of impeachment are very serious. As a Senator-juror, I swore an oath, before God, to exercise “impartial justice.” I am a profoundly religious person. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential. I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the President, the leader of my own party, would be the most difficult decision I have ever faced. I was not wrong.
The House Managers presented evidence supporting their case; the White House counsel disputed that case. In addition, the President’s team presented three defenses: first, that there can be no impeachment without a statutory crime; second, that the Bidens’ conduct justified the President’s actions; and third that the judgement of the President’s actions should be left to the voters. Let me first address each of those defenses.
The historic meaning of the words “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the writings of the Founders and my own reasoned judgement convince me that a president can indeed commit acts against the public trust that are so egregious that while they are not statutory crimes, they would demand removal from office. To maintain that the lack of a codified and comprehensive list of all the outrageous acts that a president might conceivably commit renders Congress powerless to remove a president defies reason.
The President’s counsel noted that Vice President Biden appeared to have a conflict of interest when he undertook an effort to remove the Ukrainian Prosecutor General. If he knew of the exorbitant compensation his son was receiving from a company actually under investigation, the Vice President should have recused himself. While ignoring a conflict of interest is not a crime, it is surely very wrong.
With regards to Hunter Biden, taking excessive advantage of his father’s name is unsavory but also not a crime. Given that in neither the case of the father nor the son was any evidence presented by the President’s counsel that a crime had been committed, the President’s insistence that they be investigated by the Ukrainians is hard to explain other than as a political pursuit. There is no question in my mind that were their names not Biden, the President would never have done what he did.
The defense argues that the Senate should leave the impeachment decision to the voters. While that logic is appealing to our democratic instincts, it is inconsistent with the Constitution’s requirement that the Senate, not the voters, try the president. Hamilton explained that the Founders’ decision to invest senators with this obligation rather than leave it to voters was intended to minimize—to the extent possible—the partisan sentiments of the public.
This verdict is ours to render. The people will judge us for how well and faithfully we fulfilled our duty. The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the President committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a “high crime and misdemeanor.”
Yes, he did.
The President asked a foreign government to investigate his political rival.
The President withheld vital military funds from that government to press it to do so.
The President delayed funds for an American ally at war with Russian invaders.
The President’s purpose was personal and political. Accordingly, the President is guilty of an appalling abuse of the public trust."
For his vote, Romney is already being threatened with murder to appease Trump. Last week, for those Republicans opposing him, Trump called for their head impailed on a spike.
February 4: For inciting racism and hate for decades, Trump awarded loudmouth Rush Limbaugh with the highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom.
Trump transformed, with approval by 'Republicans' abandoning conservatism, foreign countries, especially US adversaries, into a Super Super-PAC funded by US taxpayers to extort or conspire with foreign countries to interfere with US elections and collaborate with presidential treason, bribery and high crimes and misdemeanors.
"The facts with which I shall deal this evening are mainly old and familiar; nor is there anything new in the general use I shall make of them. If there shall be any novelty, it will be in the mode of presenting the facts, and the inferences and observations following that presentation...What is the frame of government under which we live? The answer must be: "The Constitution of the United States."...A few words now to Republicans. It is exceedingly desirable that all parts of this great Confederacy shall be at peace, and in harmony, one with another. Let us Republicans do our part to have it so...Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY AS WE UNDERSTAND IT." (Abraham Lincoln, Republican, Cooper Union Address, New York, New York, February 27, 1860)
January 31: Senate 'Republicans' extended Trump's corruption against the US by violating the US Constitution, refusing to "try", ie conduct a trial with witnesses and evidence, in its fake trial of Trump's impeachment. Several times, 'Republicans' voted down witnesses and documents as they accepted Trump's fraudulent defense led by Trump's White House counse, who is supposed to work for the US not Trump but who was a direct participant with Trump's criminal Ukraine scheme. He was in the Oval Office meeting early May 2019 when Trump directed John Bolton connect Rudy Giuliani with Ukraine's new president. Mick Mulvaney was also at this meeting.
Senate 'Republicans' claim that it is lawful and proper for a US president to violate the US Constitution, use taxpayer funds to extort foreign countries to interfere in US elections and collaborate with Russia to interfere in US elections. Congress is no longer a co-equal branch of government as specified in the Constitution.
January 31: Totally corrupt. Trump's impeachment defense was fraudulent like everything else he does. His lawyers lied and fabricated, and huffed and puffed. He lead lawyer, Pat Cippolone, specifically lied, running his corrupt defense by saying that Trump did not direct extortion with $391 million of taxpayer funds against Ukraine to boost Trump's re-election. Actually, Cippolone was part of the corrupt scheme, in the Oval Office when Trump directed John Bolton to connect Rudy Giuliani with Ukraine's president. Giulani immediately went to work to threaten the US ambassador's life and get her removed from office because she fought corruption. Then, Giuliani wrote a letter to Ukraine's president for the scheme. A couple weeks later, US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Jovanovitch was called back to the US in an emergency to save her life.
January 31: Trump has convinced 'Republicans' that corruption, discrediting the US (especially by Russia and against non-whites) and ruining election integrity are more important than the US Constitution, democracy and morality.
January 30: A shocking change in American Democracy is about to be approved by the US Senate....permitting presidents to solicit and receive foreign intervention in US elections, transferring control of the US to foreign countries and corruption.
January 29: More jury/judge tampering. Trump called dozens of Senators to the White House to praise them on international television because they are conducting a corrupt trial for his benefit and against the US.
January 29: Alan Dershowitz announced at the Senate trial that ANY crime, treason, bribery, conspiracy to cheat in elections even with aid of foreign countries, or high crime or misdemeanor perpetrated by Trump is permitted by law and the US Constitution. Trump is God and Monarch of the US according to Dershowitz. Any corruption or wrongdoing is acceptable in pursuit of Trump's election according to Dershowitz. Mass murder and war crimes by Trump are acceptable according to Dershowitz. Trump handing of the United States to Russia or North Korea if they pay him is acceptable to Dershowitz. Note: Dershowitz is representing Trump's view...or he would not be testifying in the Senate trial for Trump. Trump and Dershowitz are WRONG. This is America, not a corrupt monarchy.
In 2016, Dershowitz said Trump was corrupt and he expected Trump to be corrupt if elected. Now he says Trump is allowed to be corrupt.
January 29: John Bolton's book will be released in March. Bolton sent his manuscript to Trump last month, December 2019, for his review. So terrified by the book, Trump demanded Bolton NOT publish his book (after Trump released a few passages from the book, including that Trump extorted Ukraine to assist Trump's cheating in the November 2020 election).
January 28: Fake Republicans are screaming for investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden, particularly in connection with Hunter Biden's board membership of Burisma in Ukraine. However, they never thought about this emergency to investigate in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 when they controlled the House and Senate. Trump ordered NO investigation of either of them in 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020. For them, it's all about interfering in the 2020 election for Trump.
January: Trump's Senate defense: lies, impeachable crimes nowhere near as serious as a sexual affair of Bill Clinton, Trump crime does not exist, cheating in election is proper, extortion is acceptable, foreign interference in US elections is acceptable, urging to perpetuate unfair US elections and his Constitutional arguments are opposed by most experts. Trump NEVER disputed the evidence but begged for Senators to give him a pass and permit his corrupt election candidacy.
Former White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly agreed with John Bolton, that Trump extorted Ukraine to cheat in the 2020 election.
January 28: Impeached Trump on day 3 of his defense in his Senate trial palled with freshly-indicted, today, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to announce a peace plan for Israel and Palestinians that took Trump 3 years to concoct. Palestinians were not present or involved and oppose Trump's farce.
January 28: Trump praised Pompeo for yelling 'fuck' several times to a woman NPR reporter. Trump said in front of a large gathering in the White House and international cameras, "you did a good job on her."
January 28: The price of Trump. $1.3 trillion US deficit every year through at least 2030. Interest costs alone will rise from 1.7 percent of GDP in 2020 to 2.6 percent of GDP in 2030, costing the government an average of $592 billion a year between 2021 and 2030. Trump and fake Republicans are running the US into the ground for personal gain.
January 27: Still convinced that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee and will will election, Trump ordered his lawyers to spend day 2 attacking Joe Biden, enlisting the Senate at taxpayer expense to harm Joe Biden's campaign. Senator Joni Ernst, one of Trump's fake Republicans, announced her hope that this plan will work in her state's voter caucus next Monday, Iowa. Trump's failed plan in Ukraine shifted to the Senate.
The other message of the day was that Trump reduced Rudy Giuliani to another of his coffee boys, claiming at his trial that Giuliani, the General of Trump's Ukraine scheme, had virtually nothing to do with Trump's Ukraine scheme.
January 27: Watching Trump's criminal defense lawyers in action shows why master criminals almost always go free.
Constitution or cover up. What will Americans choose?
This is much better, and more realistic than the #TrumpVideo.— Big Boss 24 (@escapedmatrix) October 15, 2019
‘He’s a thug, he’s a crook, he’s our president. Crime after crime.’ — This scathing song parody lists Trump’s many transgressions. #TrumpCrimeSong @Rosie @kathygriffin @cyndilauper pic.twitter.com/1kfwgHGOBH
January 26:Trump proved guilty again. His (Putin) defense in the Senate claims that there Trump did not extort Ukraine with $400 million to help him win the 2020 election. No evidence Trumpsters say. But, no wonder they do not want witnesses. Turns out, what we know has been confirmed by John Bolton....who says in his new book that Trump told him directly of the criminal scheme. We already knew that Bolton called Trump's scheme a "drug deal."
Bolton’s explosive account of the matter at the center of Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial, the third in American history, was included in drafts of a manuscript he has circulated in recent weeks to close associates. He also sent a draft to the White House for a standard review process for some current and former administration officials who write books. Over dozens of pages, Mr. Bolton described how the Ukraine affair unfolded over several months until he departed the White House in September. He described not only the president’s private disparagement of Ukraine but also new details. Bolton’s submission of the book to the White House may have given the White House lawyers direct insight into what Mr. Bolton would say if he were called to testify at Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial. It also intensified concerns among some of his advisers that they needed to block Mr. Bolton from testifying, according to two people familiar with their concerns. The White House has ordered Mr. Bolton and other key officials with firsthand knowledge of Mr. Trump’s dealings not to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. (New York Times)
January 25: Deflated by the mountain of evidence against Trump in his Senate Trial, his puny defense centered on lies, diversions and Putin propaganda. His 'counsel' could only speak/lie 2 hours today at the trial. They announced that they will take far less than their allotted 24 hours to defend Trump. What can you say if you have no truth or integrity?
January 24: Another Trump lie exposed. Trump claimed he did not know Lev Parnas, Giuliani's criminal in Ukraine manufacturing fake evidence, and never spoke with him. In fact, a video tape shows them in April 2018 conspiring against US Ambassador Marie Jovanovitch. Trump is clearly heard saying, "Get rid of her! Get her out tomorrow. I don't care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. OK? Do it." What power Parnas had with Trump, telling Trump a lie about Jovanovitch inducing Trump to alter US foreign policy....leading, in part, to mob-like surveillance of Jovanovitch and to threatening her life, which led to the State Department telling Jovanovitch May 2019 in an emergency phone call to leave Ukraine ASAP to save here life.
January 21: One more reason Trump exonerates Saudi Arabia for crimes against the US. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (the same monarch that ordered the murder and dismemberment of a US Washington Post reporter) personally attacked the phone of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, downloading large amounts of data. Yet know is whether Trump directed his corrupt attorney general to assist is the crime.
January 21: In Switzerland, Trump diagrammed how he is the greatest man on earth in history, boasting that his rule is better than anyone else's.
40% of voters enjoy being governed by lies, conspiracies, crimes, fake news, corruption, Russia, immorality, massive debt, fraud, cheating, sexual abuse, adultery, degradation of minorities and national security, promoting despots, disregarding facts and America's future, weakening Democracy, injustice, family destruction, child kidnapping and rape, racism, white supremacy, perpetual war in the Mid East, environmental ruin, crumbling infrastructure, higher healthcare costs, limiting access to healthcare, massive transfer of wealth to billionaires and corporations paying less taxes, bogus elections, foreign interference in and control of US elections, strategic ignorance, strengthening Asia, and dictatorship. These are the traits they want their children to emulate. They don't mind the transformation of the Republican Party into a Monarchy Non-Conservative Party.
Trump despises the US Constitution because it was written, he says, by foreigners in a foreign language.
January 20: Trump's Senate trial is setting up to look like the biggest scam in history, with fake Republicans approving Trump's crimes against the US, violations of the US Constitution and conspiracy with foreign governments to remove voting integrity from US elections. The US is floating down Trump's corrupt and polluted river.
January 20: In past 3 years, Trump lied 16,241 times.
January 17: Trump hired lawyers for his pedophile buddy Jeffrey Epstein...Alan Dershowitz (famous for defending OJ Simpson) and Ken Starr (famous for interviewing Monica Lewinsky about a sexual affair). Both will say that Trump cannot be impeached, even though Trump was already impeached. Trump's trial begins next Tuesday, for which Trump wants no one to tell the truth.
So criminal Trump's actions in Ukraine, Ukraine has opened a criminal investigation into Trump's illegal scheme to threaten the life US Ambassador Marie Javanovic to Ukraine for supporting Ukraine's new president mission to fight corruption. So threatening, the US State Department recalled the Ambassador to Washington, DC in an emergency to save her life from Trump's threats.
The latest book about Trump...
Trump calls the top US generals that they are "dopes and babies...You’re all losers. You don’t know how to win anymore...All these countries need to start paying us for the troops we are sending to their countries. We need to be making a profit."
January 11: Master criminals have perfected their craft to run rings around police, prosecutors and plaintiffs. Trump is now claiming that he wants his 'people' to testify in the impeachment trial but will not let them in order to protect future presidents.
January 11: Irony. 300 vultures have taken over Trump border control towers in Kingsville, TX.
January 10: Trump said his order to launch the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani came amid pressure from Senate Republicans he views as key allies in his upcoming impeachment trial. For his impeachment diversion, Trump has subjected Americans and westerners to increased danger and necessitated hundreds of millions of dollars be spent over his Iran scam. And now, Iraq wants the US out of its country.
January 10: Of course the economy looks good. Trump has allowed the Obama economy to keep growing AND added $4.7 trillion to the national debt (the annual deficit is expected to surpass $1 trillion), largely turned over to corporations and wealthy Trump donors AND reduced environmental protection, US national security and voting integrity.
January 8: He did it again. Trump creates a bogus crisis, then retreats, insisting he solved the problem better than anyone in history could have. This time, he assassinated a foreign general, whose funeral included millions of Iranians. He falsified the reason for the assassination, a fictitious imminent attack from Iran when the real reason was to divert attention from his impeachment.
Sickly, Trump paraded the top US generals, treating them as cardboard stooges in his deception and blame of the US for Iran's attack. Notably, Iran's attack was simply a baby toy for Trump to pacify himself with. Iran notified Iraq of its missiles before they were launched so that personnel would not be harmed.
January 8: In response to Iran's attack against a US military base and US soldiers, using two dozen ballistic missiles, Trump attacked the United States (probably to please Putin) for its 40 years of failure with Iran, specifically blaming last night's attack on Obama. No military response from Trump, who admires anyone who attacks the US.
Last night, Trump's favorite Senator, LIndsey Graham announced that Iran's attack was an act of war against the US. Graham would have called any other president responding as Trump did, as weak, scared and defeated. (Yesterday, Senator Rand Paul called Trump's assassination order an act of war against Iran.)
It has become clear that Trump lied as to why he assassinated Iran's top general, the cause for Iran's attack, claiming that he was IMMINENTLY attacking the US and his assassination stopped the attack. Another Trump lie.
Grotesque, Trump gives 'red meat' a new meaning, bragging at his campaign rallies that he slaughtered Iran's top general. We might anticipate horrid pictures in the future in Trump tweets.
January 7: Iran, Russia and China conducted joint war exercises 2 weeks ago. Iran and North Korea now both intensifying nuclear weapons development.
Notably, Trump sent 6 B52s with nuclear bombs and thousands of soldiers to the Mideast yesterday. A few days ago, Trump directed all Americans to leave Iraq.
January 5: Trump announced that he will commit war crimes in Iran and will attempt to destroy Iraq's economy. He has convinced evangelicals to support the murder of Muslims.
Deliberately destroying sites of cultural heritage is a war crime and a strategy of cultural cleansing. It was a strategy employed to great effect by ISIS. Apart from the fact that the president is threatening to use terrorist tactics to punish an entire people, it is worth looking at the significance of the heritage he is planning to eradicate. Currently, there are 22 cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Iran. Among them is the ancient royal city of Persepolis, in the southwest of the country, which was once the capital of the Achaemenid empire in the sixth century BCE. UNESCO describes it as “among the world’s greatest archaeological sites” and having “no equivalent.” The city was founded in 518 BCE by Darius the Great. If Darius the Great sounds familiar, it might be because—according to the biblical book of Ezra—it was Darius who actually funded the restoration of the (second) Israelite temple in Jerusalem. It is not only the tombs of biblically significant Persian Kings that might be in Trump’s sights. The tombs of the prophets Daniel and Habbukuk are located in Susa and Toyserkan, Iran. To this day, Daniel’s escape from the lion’s den is a staple in Christian Sunday schools. (The Daily Beast)
January 3: To deflect impeachment and just-released emails outlining Trump's direct extortion of Ukraine, Trump started war with Iran, assassinating Iran's top general and bombing Iraq while partying in his Palm Beach mansion and tweeting. Iraq's Prime Minister announced that Trump's attack in Iraq is a gross violation of Iraq's national sovereignty.
And, Trump' unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran will now rush Iran's development of nuclear weapons.
Trump claimed that his assassination in Iraq will make Americans safer. Simutaneously, he directed all Americans to leave Iraq immediately or be killed, 3,500 new troops to go to the Mideast. Americans worldwide are now in danger. Dozens of countries have already warned its own citizens of dire consequences from Trump's attack in Iraq. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent in fallout from Trump's attack. Oil prices have jumped 4%.
Russian State Media Blames Impeachment for Trump’s Iran Strike. “For Donald Trump, the annihilation of an Iranian General presents a decent opportunity for a domestic PR campaign,” one Kremlin columnist said. In an official statement, Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the decision to liquidate Soleimani as a foolhardy “adventurist” step by the Trump administration, predicting that it will increase tensions in the entire region. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov went even further, stressing that Soleimani’s extrajudicial killing “grossly violates international law” and will result in serious consequences for regional peace and stability. Lavrov said that “the targeted actions of a UN member state to eliminate officials of another UN member state, moreover, on the territory of a third sovereign state without its knowledge, flagrantly violate the principles of international law and deserve condemnation." While the Kremlin is displeased with President Trump’s risky foreign policy undertaking, Russian lawmakers and analysts credit his unilateral decision to eliminate Soleimani to ignorance and a desire for a distraction from the ongoing impeachment proceedings. (The Daily Beast)
January 1: Throwing away the hundreds of billions of US taxpayer dollars spent there, Trump is creating another enemy of the US, Iraq. Responding to his bombing Iraq, Iraqis are chanting "America is the Great Satan, Death to America" and stormed the US embassy in Baghdad.
January 1: Trump is openly calling for his trial to be as corrupt as possible. Extending his use of Russia and Ukraine for his elections, Trump is now openly calling for his impeachment trial to be converted into something that is purely devoted to serving his own political needs — one that only includes witnesses that will help him keep smearing potential 2020 opponent Joe Biden. Biden actually did work for years to root out kleptocracy and corruption in Ukraine, explicitly describing this as essential to drawing it into the Western orbit, and away from Russian predation, serving our national interests. By contrast, Trump actually does not care a whit about corruption in Ukraine. He used it as his cover story for extorting the Ukrainian president to help him advance his own kleptocratic and corrupt designs, subverting our national interests to his own. Perversely, Trump has been weaponizing his fake concern about Ukrainian corruption to pressure Ukraine into helping him magically transform Biden’s actual efforts against Ukrainian corruption into the only “real” corruption in this whole saga. It’s pure disinformation warfare." (Washington Post)
January 1: "We have come to take democracy for granted, and civic education has fallen by the wayside. In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public’s need to under- stand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital." (John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States...will preside over Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate)
Partners Trump and Putin are the greatest purveyors of social media rumor and false information.