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Democrats wind down impeachment case

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/24/20, 11:51 am

Friday is the third and final day for Democrats to present their arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. After this, White House lawyers will have 24 hours over three days to respond.

What are the main arguments? On Thursday, lead impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., focused on evidence from Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, suggesting Trump pushed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to publicly announce an investigation into the dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Another impeachment manager, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, called Trump’s actions against Joe Biden, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, an abuse of presidential power “because [Trump] knew it would be damaging to an opponent that was consistently beating him in the polls. And, therefore, it could help him get reelected in 2020.”

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report in The Stew about why there seems to be a dearth of protesters during the impeachment process.


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  • My Two Cents
    Posted: Fri, 01/24/2020 03:05 pm

    I'm still wondering how the Democrats think that Trump thinks he needs help getting elected. If he did, ordering an investigation into the son of ONE of the Democratic candidates will SURELY change people's minds how they will vote in 2020. Like how my vote was influenced by Russian hackers in 2016. 

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 01/24/2020 03:51 pm

     “because [Trump] knew it would be damaging to an opponent that was consistently beating him in the polls. And, therefore, it could help him get reelected in 2020.”

    FAKE NEWS - Trump=not concerned about Biden. Dems=concerned about Biden.

    This whole Ukraine thing was a set up. The whistleblower is the one who set Trump up. When Trump took the bait, the agent reported it to the Dem. camp. 

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Fri, 01/24/2020 04:01 pm

    PARNAS 

    Trump's photo was taken with the Queen as many people are, but that doesn't mean she knows any of them.

    Parnas probably had his photo taken with Trump to use to swindle people. "See, Trump and I are friends. I have his financial backing."

    How about all the celebrities who have their photo taken with unknown people? Will that come back to haunt them too?

  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 01/24/2020 08:36 pm

    One contention by the Democrats is that President Trump held up “critically important” military aid to Ukraine, in order to coerce Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden and his son. 

    I find it a bit revealing that when that critical aid to Ukraine was up for a vote, Jerrold Nadler and at least two of the current “impeachment managers” did not think it was all that critical, and voted against it. 

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