Transcript Shows Trump Asked Ukrainian President To Probe Biden and Biden’s Son
Ever since Trump entered the Oval Office, the dignity and respect that this office holds has slowly been pushed into the shadows. With the wreckage of traditions, an absentee first lady with an anti-bullying campaign that’s become an elaborate work of satire, and blatant nepotism, we’ve adjusted to this “new normal”. Trump’s gotten away with more than any other president ever has. But is this finally where we get to draw a line? Is this it? I sure hope so. Because if he walks away untainted following a documented conversation asking a foreign power to interfere in domestic affairs (backed up with foreign aid as leverage), isn’t enough to get the ball rolling, nothing is.
Articles of impeachment exist for a reason, and we’ve used them before. Though it’s disappointing to see that a president would stoop so low, it’d be even more disappointing if the other branches of government don’t come together to seek the truth. The objective here is beyond partisanship. The objective here is about the integrity and national security of our country. Left or right, if we have a sitting president who is jeopardizing us, our role on the global stage, and is permanently altering the future course of our nation, we should all agree that he must be stopped.
But we’re not done yet. I hope the whistleblower comes forward and shares his/her concerns with the appropriate branches of government. This is a fantastic start, but it’s just that: a start. Impeachment may hopefully be the end result, but first, we must gather the facts and ensure that there's a rock solid case. We don’t need another empty “impeachment” threat if there’s no follow through. My fingers are crossed.
It’s a shame to see that the media continues to publish and give significant air time and attention to covering stories that are driven by allegations, presumptions, and “maybe it is, maybe it isn’t” rhetoric. It’s confusing, distorting, and distracting. The dramatic announcement of calling for impeachment proceedings was plastered across all major media outlets. But now, once again, a day or so passes and it’s revealed to be less damning, or completely non-substantial. The Dems are chasing some kind of moral victory, but they keep losing, and embarrassingly so. The transcript reveals nothing close to unusual in the political realm. Trying to mold it into grounds for impeachment won’t work unless there was a clear crime committed.
This reeks of desperation, and unless someone can point me to a severe criminal, impeachable offense, I will continue to hold my position as is: this is a blown-up nothingburger, and the Democrats should be careful. This won’t look all too good once 2020 comes along. There’s nothing in the transcript. The Biden thing is briefly mentioned, no money is mentioned, no promise. All this does is weaken Biden’s chances. Trump will stay in the Oval Office. Sorry Pelosi, there’s nothing to see here.