During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump elicited help from Russia by stating from a stage, “Russia, if you’re listening…” Trump was asking Russia to hack and release Hillary Clinton’s 30,000 missing emails stored on her personal server while she was Secretary of State. Within hours, the Russians were hacking the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign. Trump’s defense afterward was that he never asked for help and that he didn’t know it was illegal. Even though those were lies, there’s no excuse that he doesn’t know it’s illegal now.
During an interview with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, Trump said he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on his political opponents during the 2020 presidential campaign. Trump said, “I think I’d take it.”
Trump argued, “I think you might want to listen, there isn’t anything wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country, Norway, and said ‘we have information on your opponent,’ oh, I think I’d want to hear it.”
First off, if any country calls Trump with dirt on his opponent, it’s not going to be Norway. If Norway was going to call anyone with dirt, they’d call Trump’s opponents with dirt on him. Second, what Trump did was advocate breaking the law.
The president, not just a private citizen who is a candidate (this time), said he’d break the law. He sent a call out to Russia and everyone else who is a friend or a foe to meddle in our election. What he did was offer himself as blackmail bait. Trump put a “for sale” sign on his big, fat, empty forehead.
Trump also said he may not call the FBI if a foreign government offered dirt. He said he has never called the FBI in his life, which is a lie. He called James Comey to ask him to stop investigating his buddies. But, it’s not hard to believe he’s never called the FBI to report a possible crime. Do you know why? Because gangsters don’t call the FBI.
The current director of the FBI, Christopher Wray said during congressional testimony last month, “The FBI would want to know about” any foreign election meddling. Trump said Wray is wrong and claimed that foreign meddling isn’t meddling. I’m sorry, but if I call your wife and tell her that I saw you with a hooker, that’s meddling.
Even Trump’s personal attorney currently acting as our Attorney General said that accepting help from a foreign government is illegal. But, he’ll probably retract that statement later today.
Donald Trump believes that hiring someone from Britain, who was a government agent but is now a private citizen, to conduct opposition research is “treason,” but accepting help from Russia is perfectly fine.
It’s been said that the only good thing from a Trump presidency is that we’ll find out if our constitutional system works. Guess what. It doesn’t work when one party and the courts protect the Dear Leader.
Trump just gave every member of the House and Senate a reason to impeach him. Now, Donald Trump should be held accountable and thrown out of office. He is boasting that he’s above the law and is willing to break it. He’s boasting that he will commit treasonous behavior while serving as president. Any Republican who continues to defend this should also be removed from office.
Trump feels empowered after the Mueller Report failed to find definite collusion between his campaign and Russia. Even offering up several examples of obstruction of justice, The Attorney General declared there was none and gave a false impression of the report, which has also empowered Trump. Lastly, with people in Congress and the Senate like Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, and Lindsey Graham, Trump feels he’s allowed to do anything. This has to stop.
Choosing our nation over adversaries should not be partisan. There should be no partisanship about foreign governments meddling in our elections. There should be no partisanship about the rule of law. Republicans need to stand with America, not the traitor-in-chief.
Donald Trump just volunteered the fact he’s a national security threat. The politicians in Washington need to do their jobs and remove the threat. It’s time to impeach.
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