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To the editor:
I'm sure many people are not watching the impeachment
trial. I read with interest the column in the Courier about Trump's
statement at Davos international meeting that he's willing to allow
witnesses now. That is exactly what the House Managers have been
repeatedly requesting. All documents and witnesses pertinent to
their impeachment hearings were withheld by the President. Seventeen
witnesses during the hearings supplied testimony under OATH that
built pieces of a larger puzzle incriminating the President. But,
Republicans kept protesting that they weren't hearing enough
information to impeach the President. By his Executive Orders,
witnesses and substantive documents were withheld.
Now, Trump says he's considering allowing witnesses to testify at
his trial. Hmmmm, wondering why. But, keep in mind, he qualified
that with "national security" concerns. So probably all of his
documents & witnesses with become "national security"! His national
security concerns are that Putin will be displeased that his pal,
Trump, may well be impeached and removed from office.
By implicating Ukraine as the stooge in his convoluted plot by
withholding 361 million dollars of congressionally approved funds,
he forced them defenseless against Russia in a years old war. He
held that country over a barrel until President Zelensky consented
to "find dirt on the Bidens" before he would release the funds. The
chronology has shown that Trump began his campaign against the
Bidens months before that "Perfect Call". Why the Bidens? He feared
Joe Biden was going to be his opponent in the 2020 election. He
wanted a personal favor done before he would pay up. That is "Quid
Pro Quo" (Latin for This for That). That is an impeachable offense,
according to the Constitution.
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Why would he be so focused on
Hunter Biden, who was serving on the Board of Burisma, a Ukrainian
oil company? How could he justify this as nepotism when his own
children are entrenched in the White House at the taxpayers'
expense? When Pence's family have jobs near the White House & even
Rudy Guiliani's son is the "Sports Liaison" in the White House?
Since the House Impeachment
hearings, more and more information has come to light, including
photos, text messages, phone records, documents. Lev Parnas, a Trump
friend and accomplice, has been interviewed with astounding reports
of activities above and beyond. Of course, Republicans discount him
since he's been indicted for campaign money fraud. I suspect he's
spilling the beans because he fears he will be "suicided" like
Epstein. He is implicating Rudy Guiliani, Trump's personal attorney,
in "carrying the bag", in mafia lingo.
Witnesses and documents are necessary to be heard during this trial.
It's taking everything regardless all the speeches being made, all
the recordings and videos being shown, all the quotes being
repeated, to convince Republican Senators to impeach and remove
I know because I faithfully watched the House hearings and now the
Senate trial. My fear is that not enough people are paying attention
to what's happening. Perhaps that's the reason McConnell has
arranged for the trial to go for 16 hour days well into the night.
He doesn't want people informed. An uninformed public is an ignorant
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