Impeachment is now a slam dunk

  
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Impeachment is now a slam dunk
At some point House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will need to decide that there is enough evidence to convince most persuadable voters of goodwill that Trump’s continued presence in the Oval Office is a danger to the republic. Frankly, that might be any day now.

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Impeachment is now a slam dunk


Jennifer Rubin

Washington Post

OCTOBER 17, 2019

CWBTEAXRBMI6TO362IBG5YGBTE.jpg Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions from reporters during a news briefing at the White House on Thursday. (Leah Millis/Reuters)

If one believes that clear and convincing evidence of impeachable acts and additional reminders of President Trump’s grotesque corruption are required to propel impeachment forward, then Thursday may be a significant turning point in the impeachment story.

We saw the confluence of three events. First,   The Post reports , “At a combative session in the White House briefing room, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged Thursday that the Trump administration held up U.S. military aid to Ukraine in part because of the president’s request for that country to investigate a Democratic National Committee server.”

Mulvaney tried to gaslight the American people by saying, “We do that all the time with foreign policy.” What amounted to a full-blown confession of impeachable conduct   followed :

Did [Trump] also mention to me, in the past, the corruption related to the DNC server? Absolutely. No question about that. But that’s it. And that’s why we held up the money. . . . The look back to what happened in 2016 certainly was part of the thing that he was worried about in corruption with that nation. And that is absolutely appropriate.

Every member of the U.S. House and Senate knows that this is not done all the time, and that a quid pro quo to further a president’s political interests is verboten. Trump and his cronies are making it increasingly difficult for Republicans to find a reason not to vote for impeachment and removal. Compulsive confessions are a major stumbling block to retaining the loyalty of congressional Republicans.

Second, as if one confession were not enough, the ambassador to the European Union,   Gordon Sondland , reportedly told the House impeachment panel “that President Trump outsourced the job of handling U.S. policy on Ukraine to Trump’s personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani, a decision that made Sondland uncomfortable but one he still carried out.” He further claimed at the time to have been in the dark about Giuliani’s role in scrounging for dirt on former vice president Joe Biden, a questionable defense, given Giuliani’s many public statements boasting that this was precisely what he was doing. The evidence of a quid pro quo is piling up, giving Republicans one more reason to jump ship on Trump.

Finally, in an unprecedented display of chutzpah, Trump announced that next year’s   Group of Seven summit   would be held at his Doral golf resort near Miami, one of the clearest instances yet of self-enrichment and unconstitutional receipt of emoluments. The emoluments controversy had receded in light of the Ukraine scandal, but such a blatant example of Trump’s willingness to smash government and reap personal financial benefits weighs heavily in favor of removing him. We’d better get him out of there before he makes off with any more loot. The urgency of his removal is intensified when he displays an ever-increasing appetite for unethical, unconstitutional and illegal conduct, about which his aides tell us to “get over it.”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) seemed to recognize the gravity of Mulvaney’s confession. “Mr. Mulvaney’s acknowledgment means that things have gone from very, very bad to much, much worse,”   he said .

A steady stream of witnesses continue to testify in the impeachment inquiry, increasing the volume of evidence of what is already an air-tight case. At some point House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will need to decide that there is enough evidence to convince most persuadable voters of goodwill that Trump’s continued presence in the Oval Office is a danger to the republic. Frankly, that might be any day now.


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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

Mulvaney is a Stephen Miller level ideologically motivated hack who represents a danger to the American way. 

In his remarks today he admitted that the Ukranian dealings were a quid pro quo with trump trading military support for Ukraine for an investigation of the Democrats.  It is a crime and an impeachable offense,  but Mulvaney's take on it was "yes we did it, so what" ? 

Where are our independents and moderates. at this time of crisis?  We progressives are getting tired of carrying the whole load of opposition to this ongoing travesty of a presidency. 

 
 
 
squiggy
1.1  squiggy  replied to  JohnRussell @1    4 weeks ago

Hiliary was a slam-drunk, too.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  seeder  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

THIS IS FINE

Mick Mulvaney Admits Trump’s Quid Pro Quo on Ukraine: ‘Get Over It’

The White House chief of staff casually confirmed the president held up Ukraine aid over partisan considerations. And that’s totally fine, he added.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3  Paula Bartholomew    4 weeks ago

You will never convince the lemmings here.  They would rather crash and burn with Trump rather than to ever admit their loyalty is blind.  For any of them who do admit to backing a lame horse, we would forgive them if they finally see the light.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3    4 weeks ago

As was in one of the articles here from a few days ago, Trump supporters can no longer be reasoned with, they can only be defeated.  So be it.  We have to face reality, a good portion of the American population support a serial liar, crook, bigot and moron.(All the same individual of course) .  It's sad for the country, but the good guys will come out on top in the end. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    4 weeks ago
Trump supporters can no longer be reasoned with, they can only be defeated.  So be it.  We have to face reality, a good portion of the American population support a serial liar, crook, bigot and moron.(All the same individual of course)

EXHIBIT A

https://thenewstalkers.com/community/discussion/48393/impeachment-is-now-a-slam-dunk#cm1182685

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    4 weeks ago

Hey, if they want to go down in flames with their false idol, it is no skin off of my astabula.

 
 
 
livefreeordie
3.1.3  livefreeordie  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    4 weeks ago

I’ll be your huckleberry.   We are now seeing more and more Americans realize the the Democrats and their lemming followers have long been at war with our Republic and are determined to destroy the last vestiges of what rema8ns.

[deleted]

[Comments like that will not be tolerated on this site. This is your only warning.]

 
 
 
Krishna
3.1.4  Krishna  replied to  livefreeordie @3.1.3    4 weeks ago
[Comments like that will not be tolerated on this site. This is your only warning.]

Nasty stuff!

 
 
 
loki12
3.2  loki12  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3    4 weeks ago
lemmings

HAHAHAHAHA,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,You've got him this time, unlike the other 50 times you had him for sure............

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA......Lemmings...................HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.................

You're killing me.....................

What is the over and under on the next shiny thing that will get trump impeached.   I'm going with he killed Cummings. Surely we can find a way to twist this to being trumps fault.......Then you will have him for sure!

Hey Nancy............Hold a vote!

 
 
 
lib50
3.2.1  lib50  replied to  loki12 @3.2    4 weeks ago
Hey Nancy............Hold a vote!

Hey Puppet...........Not a requirement, I'll do it when I damn well want, you don't control the house!

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  loki12 @3.2    4 weeks ago

Hell, if we had a dollar for every seeded article claiming to really, really, really, really, really have Trump this time, we could probably retire by now!

I am always reminded of the little boy who cried wolf when I read certain seeded articles.

 
 
 
loki12
3.2.3  loki12  replied to  lib50 @3.2.1    4 weeks ago
you don't control the house!

Neither does the botox bitch it seems. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.4  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.2    4 weeks ago

Your comments mean next to nothing to me. Trump supporters can no longer be reasoned with, only defeated. 

 
 
 
loki12
3.2.5  loki12  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.2    4 weeks ago
little boy

You missed spelled drug addled fool.  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  loki12 @3.2    4 weeks ago
You're killing me..

Careful what you wish for.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.2.7  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.4    4 weeks ago
 Trump supporters can no longer be reasoned with, only defeated. 

Then fucking defeat him at the ballot box--if you can. You certainly fucked that up last time.

No point in reasoning with hateful zealots who's only purpose in life is to drag a U.S. President down because they are still pissed they couldn't handle him at the ballot box.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.2.8  Texan1211  replied to  loki12 @3.2.5    4 weeks ago
You missed spelled drug addled fool.  

Can't afford the ticket!!!

LMFAO!!

That was a good one.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.9  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.7    4 weeks ago
No point in reasoning with hateful zealots who's only purpose in life is to drag a U.S. President down because they are still pissed they couldn't handle him at the ballot box.

He's an asshole. the president of the United States should not be an obvious asshole. 

Somehow that always escapes your consideration. 

No one resents Trump because he won, they resent him because he is completely unfit to be president.  A half retarded conspiracy nut malignant narcissist scumbag is president? Give us a break. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2.10  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.7    4 weeks ago

The voters didn't fuck up.  The EC did.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.2.11  Texan1211  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.2.10    4 weeks ago

Nope.

The EC acted and voted in the same exact way as they have your entire life.

epic fail.

 
 
 
livefreeordie
3.2.12  livefreeordie  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.4    4 weeks ago

I’ll be your huckleberry.   We are now seeing more and more Americans realize the the Democrats and their lemming followers have long been at war with our Republic and are determined to destroy the last vestiges of what rema8ns.

[deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.2.13  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.9    4 weeks ago
No one resents Trump because he won

Bull-fucking-shit. The freaking idiots were screaming and crying on election night as soon as it became apparent he was going to win.

Look, we GET it already that you don't like Trump. It isn't a surprise. Defeat him at the ballot box---if you can, of course.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.14  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.13    4 weeks ago
The freaking idiots were screaming and crying on election night as soon as it became apparent he was going to win. Look, we GET it already that you don't like Trump.

Seriously, man, dont you have anything else to say other than to repeat the same drivel over and over every day? Its embarrassing. 

 
 
 
loki12
3.2.15  loki12  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.14    4 weeks ago

What’s embarrassing is your feeble attempt at deflecting from his accurate post.

the whiny crying bitches started on Election Day before he was ever sworn in.

WOLF!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.16  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  livefreeordie @3.2.12    4 weeks ago
The freaking idiots were screaming and crying on election night as soon as it became apparent he was going to win. Look, we GET it already that you don't like Trump.

Well, we will have a peaceful war, based on our governmental protocols and laws. But yes, there is a war. Trumpsters as a group cannot be reasoned with, only defeated. Its a shame and even a tragedy, but it is what it is. If they could be reasoned with it would have happened already. The truth is they are getting worse. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.17  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  loki12 @3.2.15    4 weeks ago
What’s embarrassing is your feeble attempt at deflecting from his accurate post. the whiny crying bitches started on Election Day before he was ever sworn in.

Your comments mean next to nothing to me. Trump supporters can no longer be reasoned with, only defeated

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.2.18  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.14    4 weeks ago
Seriously, man, dont you have anything else to say other than to repeat the same drivel over and over every day? Its embarrassing. 

Oh, the sheer irony of someone posting that after posting every anti-Trump article you can find.

 
 
 
livefreeordie
3.2.19  livefreeordie  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.16    4 weeks ago

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Texan1211
3.2.20  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.17    4 weeks ago
Your comments mean next to nothing to me. Trump supporters can no longer be reasoned with, only defeated

Exactly the sort of comment which helped to contribute to Trump's win.

The elitist, snobbish, holier-than-thou condescension of some on the left isn't just a stereotype--it is real.

Evidence quoted.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.21  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.18    4 weeks ago

I'm going to say this to you as plain as I can. Not that it will make a difference, but because it is what I want to do. 

This article is about Mick Mulvaney, trump's top aide in the white house, the chief of staff, admitting that there was a quid pro quo between aid to Ukraine and an investigation of trumps opponents in domestic politics.  That is a crime. It is a reason to remove Trump from office. 

Your argument, if you want to call it that, is that Democrats cried on election night in 2016 and havent gotten over it yet.  No matter what the specifics are about a charge against trump , your answer is always the same. Abuela , or whatever the hell that stupid nickname is , lost, and Dems are crying about it still. 

Thats not a fucking argument against Trumps guilt in committing impeachable offenses, but it is all you usually say. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3.2.22  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.2    4 weeks ago
I am always reminded of the little boy who cried wolf when I read certain seeded articles.

Here's a suggestion that might help ease your angst:  Don't read them, [deleted]

 
 
 
Tacos!
3.2.23  Tacos!  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.4    4 weeks ago
Trump supporters can no longer be reasoned with, only defeated. 

If you had a candidate anyone thought could actually defeat him on Election Day, you wouldn't be cheering for the country to be tortured by this bullshit. You're looking for a free ticket to the White House, not a straight up fight.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
3.2.24  Greg Jones  replied to  lib50 @3.2.1    4 weeks ago

The smelly old skank is afraid to have a vote because she knows that no impeachable crime will be discovered.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.2.25  Texan1211  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3.2.22    4 weeks ago
Here's a suggestion that might help ease your angst:  Don't read them, you incredible ding-dong.

Why, bless your heart.

If and when I ever develop angst over anything, I'll let you know.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
3.2.26  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.16    4 weeks ago
Trumpsters as a group cannot be reasoned with, only defeated.

Don't take us too lightly. [deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.2.27  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.21    4 weeks ago

@3.2.21

Take care when you climb down off your soapbox.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3.2.28  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.25    4 weeks ago
Why, bless your heart.

I see you finally figured out what that means.  Had you been a native Texan, you would have known immediately.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.29  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.27    4 weeks ago

You are all bla bla bla , no substance. Thats ok , we all have to use what tools we have. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.30  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @3.2.26    4 weeks ago

Your thoughts and Texans fall under the same umbrella.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.2.31  Texan1211  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3.2.28    4 weeks ago
I see you finally figured out what that means.

Rather strange to say. I have known what it means for the better part of 55 years.

Had you been a native Texan, you would have known immediately.

Never claimed to be a native Texan.  My dad was in the Navy and I was born at Ft. Belvoir, VA. He was a Texan native.

I CHOSE to live here.

And love it.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.32  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.20    4 weeks ago
The elitist, snobbish, holier-than-thou condescension of some on the left isn't just a stereotype--it is real.

I am the farthest thing from an elitist snob on earth. Go back to the drawing board. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.2.33  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.32    4 weeks ago
I am the farthest thing from an elitist snob on earth. Go back to the drawing board. 

Your comments tell a far different tale.

 
 
 
pat wilson
3.2.34  pat wilson  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.14    4 weeks ago

somebody's triggered, lol.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.2.35  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.11    4 weeks ago

Keep on telling yourself that as you hug your Trumpy Bear.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2.36  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.33    4 weeks ago

You think only elitist snobs think Trump is an asshole?  Tell that to the hundreds of working people he cheated out of their life savings at Trump University.  Or the hundreds of small business contractors who have sued him because he didnt want to pay his bills. Or the Polish immigrants he wanted to pay less than the minimum wage when they tore down a building for him. Or even the people who invested in Trump condominium projects and lost their deposits when the buildings were never built  because the Trumps had misled investors about how many units had been sold. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.2.37  Texan1211  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3.2.35    4 weeks ago
Keep on telling yourself that as you hug your Trumpy Bear.

If you choose to doubt the veracity of my statement, then kindly supply one single instance in your lifetime that the Electoral College did not act in the same exact manner.

 
 
 
Texan1211
3.2.38  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.36    4 weeks ago
You think only elitist snobs think Trump is an asshole? 

Uh, no. Which is why I never stated any such fucking nonsense.

Since you are merely guessing what I think, guess what I am thinking now.

 
 
 
NV-Robin6
3.2.39  NV-Robin6  replied to  livefreeordie @3.2.19    4 weeks ago

Your posts should be turned into the Feds!

[Deleted] Free speech does not include inciting violence. Yet here you constantly are inciting civil war, like you're just itchin' for it. Get over yourself, it ain't happening, dude. Your fat fuck militias are a joke. The US military majority finally have awaken to reality of Putin's orange stain and seeing what we've seen all along. Your lot is nothing more than a potato bug on it's back dying its last breath. 

Totalitarianism, yeah right. That is about as stupid as it is wrong. Not even close. It's just your faux noise spin bullshit. 

This will all be over soon. With any luck, karma will be running over your dogma any day now.

 
 
 
WallyW
3.2.40  WallyW  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.14    4 weeks ago
Seriously, man, dont you have anything else to say other than to repeat the same drivel over and over every day? Its embarrassing. 

So says the unhinged lefty who repeats the same drivel over and over every day? Its embarrassing.

 
 
 
Ronin2
3.2.41  Ronin2  replied to  lib50 @3.2.1    4 weeks ago

Sure she will, right after her stooges manufacture enough manure, errr evidence, with their secret investigation inquiry; to try and protect the vulnerable Dems in swing states that are up for reelection.

Hey, they turned me into a Trump voter; I am sure they can flip more independent conservatives, moderates, and independents with further outright abuse of governmental power.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
3.2.42  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  JohnRussell @3.2.17    4 weeks ago
Trump supporters can no longer be reasoned with, only defeated

by using the same bs tactics that failed in 2016 ?

   too funny :)

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
3.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @3    4 weeks ago
They would rather crash and burn with Trump rather than to ever admit their loyalty is blind.

You mean how the left is blindly following a party that has done absolutely nothing but unfounded claim after unfounded claim of impeachable offenses by the person who beat them in the election?

 
 
 
pat wilson
4  pat wilson    4 weeks ago

If the Obama admin had done anything remotely similar to this righties would be screaming bloody murder !

 
 
 
lady in black
4.1  lady in black  replied to  pat wilson @4    4 weeks ago

No kidding, yet they can't see what a POS Crooked donnie is...sad isn't it

 
 
 
pat wilson
4.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  lady in black @4.1    4 weeks ago

"Drain the swamp" my ass !

 
 
 
Ronin2
4.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  pat wilson @4.1.1    4 weeks ago

Are you talking about Pelosi. She sure has hell never have, and never will, drain her swamp.

 
 
 
lady in black
5  lady in black    4 weeks ago

Crooked donnie and his administration (lock them all up!):

You know you're listening to liars, when the story keeps changing.

First they denied ever withholding aid.

Then they tried denying that there was a quid pro quo.

Now they're saying that of course there was a quid pro quo.

And that it's perfectly normal and legal.

Of course, how do they explain that they were trying to hide the evidence and obstruct any investigation into the matter?

 
 
 
pat wilson
6  pat wilson    4 weeks ago

Mulvaney is already trying to walk it back jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
lady in black
6.1  lady in black  replied to  pat wilson @6    4 weeks ago

It's out there, it's too late..he can try all he wants to walk it back...

 
 
 
Kavika
7  Kavika     4 weeks ago

Open mouth inserts foot. Look out Mulvaney here comes the bus.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
7.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @7    4 weeks ago

256

 
 
 
pat wilson
7.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @7.1    4 weeks ago

320

 
 
 
Kavika
8  Kavika     4 weeks ago

Rick Perry resigned today and General Mattis threw some shade at Trump. Actually it was more than some shade it was a frickin rain cloud....It was hilarious.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
8.1  KDMichigan  replied to  Kavika @8    4 weeks ago
It was hilarious.

Kavika, you spelled Hillaryious wrong. lol

What did I miss today? Do you really see a Trump impeachment imminent? 

I want to see it. The more these politicians fight the less laws they make...

 
 
 
Kavika
8.1.1  Kavika   replied to  KDMichigan @8.1    4 weeks ago

Oh, I spelled it the correct way. It seems to be you that is stuck on the misspelling.

Did I mention anything about impeachment? Nope, didn't at all, my comment was that Mattis threw some real shade at Trump and it was hilarious. 

It should be on youtube soon. Well worth watching.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
8.1.2  KDMichigan  replied to  Kavika @8.1.1    4 weeks ago
It should be on youtube soon. Well worth watching.

I'm sure I'll see it. If Trump gets two scoops of ice cream you will even know that. 

 
 
 
Kavika
8.1.3  Kavika   replied to  KDMichigan @8.1.2    4 weeks ago

ice-cream-here-now.jpg

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
9  The Magic Eight Ball    4 weeks ago
Impeachment Is Now A Slam Dunk

until the house even votes to begin impeachment proceedings... fake news.

aka: slam dunk denied... LOL   seriously y'all are too funny :)

late breaking news:

 adam schiff has undeniable proof trump burnt down sheryl's "she shed.

 
 
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