Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Yet More Reasons for the Senate to Convict and Expel Trump

In the fall of 2019, George Kent testified before the House Intelligence Committee, "You can’t promote principled anti-corruption action without pissing off corrupt people." This is the perfect description of the actions of Lev Parnas, RudyG & Robert Hyde (whom I think should now be called the SpyBoys) towards Ambassador Yovanovitch last spring. Actions at the behest of Trump.
Also at last fall's hearings, Ambassador Marie Yonvanovitch testified about her safety. She felt somewhat endangered. I assumed it was the Russians who were endangering her. It is beyond disgusting that it was likely Trump & his SpyBoys doing the endangering. Shouldn't this be another article of Impeachment?
I was a Nixon-supporting teen until I watched the Watergate hearings in 1973. The testimony made it clear Nixon was guilty, even though it took another year for him to resign. I could not support a criminal for president and stopped supporting Nixon in particular and his cronies.
I didn't think Bill Clinton was guilty of having an affair while in the White House and lying about it. When it was clear that Clinton was lying about it, I was angry about it, believed Monica, but didn't think a person should be impeached for lying about a personal matter, even under oath. I don't think Ike, JFK or George HW Bush ever publicly admitted to any of their well-documented affairs.
While I know the Senate has few Senators with any courage, it would be nice if some Republicans were capable of interpreting evidence and the Constitution and convicting Trump in the upcoming impeachment trial.