Trump Lawyers: President Did ‘Absolutely Nothing Wrong’ on Ukraine

President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Monday assailed the impeachment case against him as a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution,” asserting he did “absolutely nothing wrong” in pressing Ukraine to launch investigations to benefit himself politically.

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Commentary: ‘Abuse of Power’ and ‘Obstruction of Congress’ Are Not High Crimes or Misdemeanors, Bribery or Treason

“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

That is Article II, Section 4 of the Federal Constitution, outlining what a case for impeachment is supposed to consist of, namely, crimes. Therefore, without a crime there cannot be an impeachment.

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Rep Jim Jordan Says Ukraine Got Money Because its President Was Worth the Risk

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican representing Ohio’s Fourth Congressional District, said on CBS Sunday that Ukraine received U.S. aid because that country’s president, Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky, was worth the risk.

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Congressman Jordan Asked Key Questions During Impeachment ‘Show’

The impeachment inquiry began in Washington Wednesday. Recent appointee to the committee, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04), asked key questions during the hearing which Fox News referred to as “the show.”

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The New York Times Describes Decorated War Hero Lt. Col. Jim Hickman as ‘Florida Man’ and ‘Fan of QAnon’

The New York Times on Thursday covered U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jim Hickman’s explosive allegations against Democrat “star witness” Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman by casting aspersions on Hickman’s character.

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Steve Bannon Tells Fox News That Joe and Hunter Biden Are Like a Hand Grenade That Will ‘Blow Back’ on Democrats in Impeachment Process

Steve Bannon appeared on Fox News Channel’s Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss House Democrats’ vote on rules to start an impeachment inquiry.

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WH Official Testifies He Was ‘Not Concerned That Anything Illegal Was Discussed’ on Ukraine Call

The White House’s top official for European affairs told Congress on Thursday that he was not concerned that “anything illegal” was discussed during the July 25 phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart that is at the center of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

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Even Before Ukraine Uproar, 10 of 13 Democrats on Intel Panel Backed Trump Impeachment Probe

In July, Rep. Andre Carson, a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, voted for the then-most recent resolution calling for the ouster of President Donald Trump from office.

“I think it represents a larger, more important conversation that we need to have about … what we’re willing to tolerate as a citizenry from our commander in chief,” Politico quoted the Indiana Democrat as saying, “What responsibility the commander in chief has to the electorate in terms of not fanning the flames of Islamophobia, xenophobia, and outright hatred.”

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Republicans Call Out Schiff for Flip-Flopping on Whistleblower Testimony

The top Republicans on three congressional committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump called out Rep. Adam Schiff Wednesday for reversing course on calling a CIA whistleblower to testify before Congress, according to a letter the Daily Caller News Foundation obtained.

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US Diplomat Testifies He Was Told Ukraine Aid Was ‘Dependent’ on Burisma Investigation

The top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine said Tuesday that he was told military aid to Ukraine was contingent on Ukrainian officials publicly announcing investigations related to Joe Biden and his son, as well as into whether the Ukrainian government interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

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White House Aide Mulvaney Reiterates, No Ukraine Money Link to Political Investigations

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended his claim that President Donald Trump did not withhold nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in order to get Kyiv to undertake investigations of Democratic rivals and the 2016 election.

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DFL Cheers on Franken at Private Fundraiser After Ninth Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Disgraced former Sen. Al Franken was invited to speak at a DFL fundraiser in Hibbing Saturday less than two weeks after he was accused of sexual harassment by a ninth woman. DFL Chairman Ken Martin was in attendance and praised Franken when addressing the crowd of supporters.

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Biden Support Among Independents Collapsing in Wake of Ukraine

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign, struggling in the weeks since allegations emerged of corruption and abuse of power regarding his son Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings in Ukraine, now finds support among independents evaporating according to a new Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP poll.

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Commentary: It Was the Ukraine That Reopened the Burisma-Biden Probe in 2018 and Asked the United States for Mutual Legal Assistance

Former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Ambassador Kurt Volker testified to the House Armed Services, Intelligence and Oversight committees on Oct. 3 that there was not one, but two former Ukrainian Prosecutors General that have been sounding the alarm on Joe Biden-Hunter Biden-Burisma Holdings corruption.

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Volker Said It Was ‘Plausible’ Ukrainians Meddled In 2016, But Doubted Allegations Against Biden

Kurt Volker, the former envoy to Ukraine, told Congress on Thursday that he believed it was “plausible” that individual Ukrainians had meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, bolstering one of the concerns that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani have floated publicly about Ukraine.

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Diplomats’ Texts Show Trump Wanted to Leverage Ukraine’s President to Open Biden-Linked Investigation

Ambassadors in the Trump administration dangled a potential face-to-face meeting with the president in an effort to compel Ukraine’s president to investigate a Ukrainian gas company linked to Joe Biden’s son, according to text messages that House Democrats released Thursday night.

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Schiff Acted Like He Didn’t Know What Was in Whistleblower Complaint; a NYT Report Suggests He Did

In the days leading up to last week’s release of a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff implied that he was unaware of the substance of the allegations in the document, which centered on Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president.

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Commentary: Obama-Biden Supported the Coup of Ukraine in 2014 in Order to Pass a Trade Deal

With all of the trade deals underway between the United States under the leadership of President Donald Trump, it is hard to believe that the civil war in Ukraine that began in 2014 actually started out as a policy disagreement over a pair of competing trade agreements with the European Union and Russia.

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Revealed: Key Whistleblower Requirement Was Removed, Allowing IC Complaints Based on Hearsay

Akey requirement for whistleblowers to lodge a “Disclosure of Urgent Concern” complaint was secretly eliminated at some point in the past year to allow submissions of second-hand material, it has been revealed. This allowed the August submission of an error-ridden whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump to proceed, as the whistleblower—who is believed to be a member of the intelligence committee assigned to the National Security Counsel—has admitted to having no direct knowledge of wrongdoing on the part of the president.

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Star Tribune Editorial Board Says Impeachment Inquiry ‘Desperately Needed,’ Claims Trump Went ‘Too Far’

The editorial board of The Star Tribune believes that an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump “is desperately needed,” saying his phone call with the president of Ukraine “crosses every ethical boundary an American president should have.”

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Commentary: Did the CIA Try to Overthrow President Trump to Hide the Origins of Russiagate in Ukraine on Biden’s Behalf?

In 2017, President Donald Trump’s conversations with foreign heads of state in Mexico and Australia — which are classified information — were leaked to news outlets with the purpose of undermining U.S. policies on immigration, the southern border wall and refugees.

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Report: Hundreds of Docs Suggest Biden’s Been Lying About Firing Ukrainian Prosecutor

Media reports based on a deep state “whistleblower” promised us that an obvious “quid pro quo” would be evident in the transcript of a telephone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, but that was not to be. The transcript shows a cordial conversation in which the president mentioned Biden and his son once late in the call, and at no point promised financial assistance to prompt an investigation into corruption related to Hunter Biden’s lucrative position on the board of a Ukrainian energy business.

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Commentary: Pelosi’s Call for Impeaching Trump on Ukraine Risks War, Ignores Obama-Biden Fueled Corruption

“This week, the president has admitted to asking the president of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically. Therefore, today, I’m announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. I’m directing our six committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella.”

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