posted on Dec, 5 2019 @ 10:38 AM
originally posted by: silo13
a reply to: Sillyolme
charging him with betraying his oath of office and the nation’s security by seeking to enlist a foreign power to tarnish a rival for his own
Once again this crap ^^^
IF President Trump knew Biden was strong arming (blackmailing) the Ukraine (and Biden admitted as much) but our President DIDN'T ask the Ukraine to
'look into' Biden (because the President was worried about how it might effect the next election) THAT would be a crime(?), (that he turned a blind
eye to corruption).
That the President DID want Biden's BS 'looked into', if nothing else proves the President wants corruption gone from wherever, or whatever source.
Nancy's nothing other than a Soros doormat. What a tool.
So - what's the reason for this 'Impeach' season now? What exactly did our President do? Hmmm?
Here's the problem with that line of reasoning, as I see it. Joe Biden is a US citizen. IF you (or the President) suspect that Joe was blackmailing
the Ukrainian government to protect his son's cushy job, then that would potentially have been an abuse of Biden's office of Vice President--using
official power for a personal gain. (Exactly the kind of abuse that Trump is being accused of in the impeachment trial). There are actually a couple
of perfectly legal ways of prosecuting that suspicion. Back when Biden was still Vice President, Congress could have brought impeachment charges
against him. After he was no longer VP, President Trump could have referred his case to the FBI. The FBI is required to investigate referrals from
high government offices like POTUS or Congress. As far as we know, Trump did not follow that legal route or, if he did, it didn't lead anywhere.
Instead, he did a couple of illogical things. First, he asked the Ukrainians to investigate Joe Biden. That makes no sense at all. If Joe abused
the power of his office, that would be a potential crime under US law. A Ukrainian prosecutor has absolutely no authority or responsibility under
Ukrainian law to investigate a US citizen for breaking a US law. A Ukrainian prosecutor also would have no legal standing in the US justice system to
bring a case against Joe Biden even if he did find some wrong doing. So, asking the Ukrainians to investigate Joe Biden has no legally meaningful
purpose. Because it has no legally meaningful purpose, it would seem that Trump had some other kind of purpose in mind.
Second, if you suspect that Joe Biden abused his office by using an official act to try to preserve his son's cushy job, that would be an example of
US corruption, NOT Ukrainian corruption. Let's face it, that's the whole point--for Trump to be able to claim that Joe Biden is corrupt during the
upcoming campaign year. Trump wants to run the same game plan in 2020 that he ran in 2016 because he thinks it worked pretty well for him. He wants
to replace "crooked Hillary" with "crooked Joe". It makes absolutely no sense at all to withhold aid to Ukraine on the pretense that you're worried
about Ukrainian corruption, when the thing you want them to investigate would actually be an example of US corruption. Because Trump's reasoning here
makes no logical sense, it once again seems that Trump had some ulterior motive in mind.