Did Trump Commit Treason?

Thom plus logo News reports increasingly are suggesting that Donald Trump has committed treason in making a promise to a foreign leader. The question is, who is the foreign leader and what was the promise? It's important to remember that this is a man who inherited over $1 billion in today's money from his father, and then proceeded to lose much if not all of it through stupid business decisions. Even his real estate business, a fragment of which is still left, apparently only continues to exist because Justice

Anthony Kennedy's son was willing to sign off on Trump's loans with Deutsche bank, and those loans may even have been cosigned by foreign oligarchs. This man is so incompetent and so dishonest that anything is possible. Americans are now left guessing, what kind of treason has Trump committed this time, and with whom?

According to the The Washington Post which first reported the complaint Trump has talked to 5 foreign leaders. They are...
-- Russian President Vladimir Putin
-- North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
-- The Prime Minister of Pakistan
-- The Prime Minister of the Netherlands
-- The Emir of Qatar
Who do you think Trump betrayed America with?

-Thom

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Littlebootz 2 years 5 weeks ago
#1

The phone call promise
The apprentice aka trump the traitor knows there's a recession coming on the heels of the new election so he's trying to get a war started ( Saudi Arabia) to get reelected and blame the recession on federal reserve and migrants

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deepspace 2 years 5 weeks ago
#2

Connecting the dots as the truth dribbles out, it's looking more and more like King Joffrey has threatened to withhold military aid for Ukraine unless they dig up dirt on Joe Biden's son. Putin is loving this for sure -- "Vodka all around, comrades!"

"Stupid is as stupid does." Democratic dithering over the evidence laid out in the Mueller Report, which screams for impeachment, has only emboldened the head lunatic once again to seek foreign assistance with his election campaign while lying about it and obstructing justice, naturally.

Lesson learned: The Democrats won't hold the Mad King accountable, so now he figures he can get away with anything, as will all future evil presidents. When chaos and crazy reign, the final order shall be, "Burn 'em all!" (Where is our metaphorical kingslayer?)

Pelosi is playing politics with a moral imperative ...and is losing.

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deepspace 2 years 5 weeks ago
#3

Sourcing matters.

Yes, there certainly are "Lots of articles if one wants to spend one minute doing research." Of course, quickly cruising search engines to cherrypick right-wing articles in support of one's obvious biases doesn't really count as credible "research" in any academic sense of the word, does it? Perhaps spending a few minutes on the following article over at Politifact might shed more light on the subject:

Fact-checking Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Ukraine -- By Louis Jacobson, May 7th, 2019

Disclaimer of my own bias: For many reasons (primarily for being too corporatized), I do not think Biden is the right choice for Democrats this time around, just as Hillary was not the right choice the last time around. I hope he gets knocked out in the primary. If his Ukraine non-scandal does the trick, so be it.

But fair is fair. So far anyway, with regard to corruption allegations against the former vice president, it appears there is simply no there there, much to Republicans' chagrin. Should Biden win, he would still be -- by any measure -- a more qualified and legitimate president than the current, wholly corrupt occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Any erroneously perceived corruption on Biden's part pales in comparison -- a molehill to a mountain!

But I get it; Republicans are flailing around and desperate to change the subject and steer the news cycle away from shining the klieg lights on the Trump crime family and their nearly absolute, runaway corruption, exposed by thick volumes of evidence in the public record and on the books of numerous prosecutorial venues. Go ahead and spend several thousand minutes on that research, then get back to us.

Besides, in a political context, how many voters really care about the past trials and tribulations of a wayward son who is not running for any public office of trust other than angry, hateful, frustrated Republicans throwing shade? Why not balance out your damning critique of Hunter Biden with a few words about Joe Biden's deceased son, Beau Biden -- a much better role model as a son of a famous politician? (Although I'm sure Joe Biden loves all his children equally despite their individual failures and successes, as would most parents.) The once-upon-a-time slogan of Faux News, "fair and balanced," may have been a popular Republican mantra back in the day, but it was always a laughable misnomer; it definitely did not and does not reflect their actual one-sided narratives.

By the way, there are only two sides to a news story: the truth and the lie.

Have you spent more than "one minute" researching the Mueller Report? I suspect not since you've totally missed the salient point of this weighty matter vis-à-vis the Ukraine: It's clearly against the Constitution, the vast body of case law, and all acceptable standards of decency for a U.S. politician to seek foreign help to sway a domestic election, to lie about it, and to obstruct justice that seeks the truth.

Those are impeachable offenses hands down, no matter how much Republicans try to obfuscate and distract. They want to make it all about the Democrats and the mere process of oversight rather than the real underlying issue, which is the Republican Party harboring their thoroughly corrupt "Dear Leader" who is defiantly in contempt of Congress -- yet another article of impeachment. Good luck with that.

As time marches on and the relevant facts inevitably come out, hopefully before the general election, the majority of voters should see through all the dust kicked up by hyper-partisans and their false equivalencies -- if mainstream media can somehow, miraculously, set aside their own for-profit bias and finally do their damn job in the true interests of the public (their Constitutional mandate) instead of just focusing on the horserace and blathering on and on with shallow, salacious analyses. Their reality-show approach to the news may be a good business strategy, attracting more eyeballs and big-buck advertisers, but it sadly misinforms the public by underreporting the more critical, albeit uncomfortable, issues facing our declining democracy.

In this era of 24/7 news saturation from all directions -- some valid, some not -- it's vitally important to investigate multiple sources, to separate the wheat from the chaff, to follow that thread of truth winding its way through daily news cycles no matter where it leads. In other words, we must each learn to become more responsible citizens if our experiment in democracy is to survive a small-minded aspiring dictator unwisely placed in a position of ultimate, intoxicating power.

Whenever Tyrant Trump hollers "Fake news!" just because he can't handle the ugly truth about himself, imagine Thomas Jefferson turning in his grave:

"No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open to him all the avenues to truth. The most effectual hitherto found, is the freedom of the press. It is, therefore, the first shut up by those who fear the investigation of their actions." [emphasis mine] --Thomas Jefferson to John Tyler in 1804.

barney33's picture
barney33 2 years 4 weeks ago
#4

At this point, it's overkill and it doesn't seem to matter how much he crosses the line. It's pretty clear our institutions won't hold him accountable, so it's better to work on a viable successor at this point.

Regards from France,
Barney
Flower delivery France

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