Originally Posted by rockbuggy84
Go ahead and point us to all the “shady shit” that Trump IS doing. But we want factually proven evidence, so go ahead and leave “but the Dems said he did it” argument at the door.
There are sworn statements made under oath by plenty now stating that the congress and pentagon approved aid that by LAW had to be transferred was held up unless Ukraine made a public announcement announcing investigations into Biden, including from the Trump donor turned diplomat who suddenly remembered that he mistakenly swore oath repeatedly that there were preconditions for the money based on investigating the Bidens, only after several highly respected people testified that there were such preconditions. Read his "revised" statement. Funny how the threat of perjury due to conflicting testimony is the only thing that jogged his mind.
Originally Posted by Buck Wild Racing
The president of the United States can withhold aid for any reason. Its part of his responsibility as head of foreign policy. This entire thing is fake. All of it.
Well, per a little document called the Constitution, "...no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State." And for context of what the founders meant by emoluments, here is what Edmund Randolf said at the Virginia Ratifying Convention about emoluments (defined as "advange or benefit", which dirt on your political rivals easily falls under) “[t]here is another provision against the danger… of the president receiving emoluments from foreign powers.…I consider, therefore, that he is restrained from receiving any present or emoluments whatever. It is impossible to guard better against corruption.”
While the Hunter Biden thing surely doesn't pass the smell test, you and I both know that Trumps sudden interest in this right before the election is damn well related to the election. Per Ukraine, who already investigated this: “Biden was definitely not involved,” Lutsenko said. “We do not have any grounds to think that there was any wrongdoing starting from 2014.” Hannity and two thirds of Fox isn't news, it's opinion, slanted opinion at that.