12.19.2019 0

Forget impeachment, the only reason we have military aid to Ukraine is b/c of Russia witch hunt

House Democrats impeach President Trump for pausing military assistance to Ukraine as the witch hunt continues:

House Democrats have voted to impeach President Donald Trump under the unproven premise that he leveraged $391 million of U.S. military and security assistance to Ukraine in exchange for investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and the corrupt natural gas firm Burisma his son worked for after Biden said he had the prosecutor who says he was investigating Burisma fired. None of the witnesses the House called to testify were able to cite President Trump either ordering or communicating to Ukraine that the military assistance was tied to such investigations, although one witness said he “presumed” that was the case when he communicated to a Ukrainian presidential aide, but that when he spoke directly with Trump he was told there was no quid pro quo. But even if Trump had suspended the aid pending an evaluation of corruption in Ukraine or seeing if the newly elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would be a reliable national security partner, those are not crimes. Impeachment is supposed to be for treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors under Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution. The allegations in the Articles of Impeachment the Democrats are relying on are none of the above, and cite no criminal violations of the U.S. Code and are in accords with the President’s Article II responsibilities to conduct foreign affairs. But leaving that aside, why are we even sending military assistance to Ukraine and getting involved in the civil war there? And why would pausing it — again, not a crime — be of such critical importance to become House Democrats’ centerpiece on impeachment?

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