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https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Answer-of-President-Donald-J.-Trump.pdf

 

Donald Trump’s legal team has delivered a fiery response to impeachment summons from the Senate, calling the two articles passed by the House “a dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their president”.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/18/donald-trump-lawyers-senate-impeachment-democrats-dershowitz-giuliani

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2 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Answer-of-President-Donald-J.-Trump.pdf

 

Donald Trump’s legal team has delivered a fiery response to impeachment summons from the Senate, calling the two articles passed by the House “a dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their president”.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/18/donald-trump-lawyers-senate-impeachment-democrats-dershowitz-giuliani

They're right.  3 years of investigating Trump and you couldn't find a law he broke. 

But you impeached him anyway, rendering impeachment meaningless. 

 

Now every President can be impeached by a House run by the political opposition.

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8 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Answer-of-President-Donald-J.-Trump.pdf

 

Donald Trump’s legal team has delivered a fiery response to impeachment summons from the Senate, calling the two articles passed by the House “a dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their president”.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/18/donald-trump-lawyers-senate-impeachment-democrats-dershowitz-giuliani

Very true. Democrats are certainly a threat to democracy. 

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11 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Answer-of-President-Donald-J.-Trump.pdf

 

Donald Trump’s legal team has delivered a fiery response to impeachment summons from the Senate, calling the two articles passed by the House “a dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their president”.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/18/donald-trump-lawyers-senate-impeachment-democrats-dershowitz-giuliani

Warned you his defense is going to be the request was valid and the house has no right to demand anything from the executive. They can ask nicely. If told no they can go to the judiciary. For the good of America this sham should be stopped as soon as possible. That said, I'm hoping for witnesses. 

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7 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

That's what the Constitution says.

 

ultraliberals think it is a Constitutional right to kill babies in the womb BUT I can't find it anywhere.

 

And I have read the Constitution a dozen times.

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11 minutes ago, NeoConvict said:

Warned you his defense is going to be the request was valid and the house has no right to demand anything from the executive. They can ask nicely. If told no they can go to the judiciary. For the good of America this sham should be stopped as soon as possible. That said, I'm hoping for witnesses. 

That’s not how it works. The executive branch is powerful but most of its power is granted by the legislative branch. The legislative branch has the authority to demand information from the executive. It’s settles law. 
 

There is no need to go to the judicial branch for a ruling. The judicial branch has ruled on this many times and almost always rules in favor of the legislative branch. The law is clear. The precedent is clear.  Trump’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas is unlawful. It forms the basis of the second article of impeachment. 

 

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The managers’ filing repeated many of the same arguments they laid out last fall in a report on the findings of their two-month impeachment inquiry. But it also indicated that they intended to make use of information that has come to light since the House’s impeachment vote in December.

 

They cited new documentary records handed over by Lev Parnas, an associate of the president’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, about the pressure campaign on Ukraine, and a Government Accountability Office report released this week that found that Mr. Trump violated the law when he withheld the military aid.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/us/politics/house-trump-impeachment.html

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6 minutes ago, Olivaw said:

That’s not how it works. The executive branch is powerful but most of its power is granted by the legislative branch. The legislative branch has the authority to demand information from the executive. It’s settles law. 
 

There is no need to go to the judicial branch for a ruling. The judicial branch has ruled on this many times and almost always rules in favor of the legislative branch. The law is clear. The precedent is clear.  Trump’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas is unlawful. It forms the basis of the second article of impeachment. 

 

.....says the sniveling malcontent.

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18 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

The managers’ filing repeated many of the same arguments they laid out last fall in a report on the findings of their two-month impeachment inquiry. But it also indicated that they intended to make use of information that has come to light since the House’s impeachment vote in December.

 

They cited new documentary records handed over by Lev Parnas, an associate of the president’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, about the pressure campaign on Ukraine, and a Government Accountability Office report released this week that found that Mr. Trump violated the law when he withheld the military aid.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/us/politics/house-trump-impeachment.html

 

GAO has no authority to declare any law was broken, and it wasn't. 

The ONLY deadline was that the money had to be disbursed by the end of the Fiscal Year, which it was. 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Olivaw said:

That’s not how it works. The executive branch is powerful but most of its power is granted by the legislative branch. The legislative branch has the authority to demand information from the executive. It’s settles law. 
 

There is no need to go to the judicial branch for a ruling. The judicial branch has ruled on this many times and almost always rules in favor of the legislative branch. The law is clear. The precedent is clear.  Trump’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas is unlawful. It forms the basis of the second article of impeachment. 

lol.  First this rocket scientist says there is no need for a judicial branch ruling, then says "almost always rules in favor of legislative branch". 

SCOTUS has ruled the President has Executive Privilege. 

 

SCOTUS granted certiorari, by acctiping review of a case where Trump challenged a congressional subpoena.

This rendered Impeachment Article 2, moot. 

 

It's hilarous that liberals think the President exercising his constitutional rights of going to the courts is an impeachable offense. 

 

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11 hours ago, Golfboy said:

lol.  First this rocket scientist says there is no need for a judicial branch ruling, then says "almost always rules in favor of legislative branch". 

SCOTUS has ruled the President has Executive Privilege. 

 

SCOTUS granted certiorari, by acctiping review of a case where Trump challenged a congressional subpoena.

This rendered Impeachment Article 2, moot. 

 

It's hilarous that liberals think the President exercising his constitutional rights of going to the courts is an impeachable offense. 

 

OBSTRUCTION!!! Kind of a bad precedent. Any time the house disagrees with the president, it's impeachable? 

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Schiff was surprised that the White House document did not attempt to rebut the case on its facts, he said on Sunday on ABC News’ This Week.

 

“It’s surprising in that it really doesn’t offer much new beyond the failed arguments we heard in the House,” Schiff said. “The facts aren’t seriously contested.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/19/donald-trump-impeachment-democrats-republicans-senate-trial

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3 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

Schiff was surprised that the White House document did not attempt to rebut the case on its facts, he said on Sunday on ABC News’ This Week.

 

“It’s surprising in that it really doesn’t offer much new beyond the failed arguments we heard in the House,” Schiff said. “The facts aren’t seriously contested.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/19/donald-trump-impeachment-democrats-republicans-senate-trial

"I'm really 5' 6" tall in my platform shoes"

Why did you leave that part out?

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4 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

Schiff was surprised that the White House document did not attempt to rebut the case on its facts, he said on Sunday on ABC News’ This Week.

 

“It’s surprising in that it really doesn’t offer much new beyond the failed arguments we heard in the House,” Schiff said. “The facts aren’t seriously contested.”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/19/donald-trump-impeachment-democrats-republicans-senate-trial

How is a uniform declaration of innocence not a factual rebuttal? He is saying he pressured Ukraine to investigate the unholy relationship between a corrupt Ukraine oil company and the second most powerful man in the world. He's saying he was well within his power to do so.

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