Almost every news site since Wednesday this week has been mumbling about the proceedings of the first public impeachment hearings led by the moderate Democrats in the US. They are blaming Trump for bribery and obstruction, two of the main precursor’s needed for impeachment law besides treason.
Much of the hearings surrounded calling forth diplomats like William Taylor, claims about witnesses overhearing details of the calls between Trump and the Ukraine president and so much more centering around Ukraine.
The Democrats assert that President Donald Trump denied more than $391 million in international aid to the Ukraine until the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky investigated into the possibility that the Ukraine interfered in the 2016 American elections and how Hunter, the son to former Vice President Joe Biden, served as a board member of the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma.
In Trump’s defense, the Republicans claim that unlike the previous administration of President Barack Obama which didn’t want to offer lethal support to Ukraine, Trump’s administration has been offering the Ukrainian defense Javelin anti-tank missiles and other weapons as well as training and financial aid.
The US considers the Ukraine a pivotal ally and has offered them more than $1.5 billion in aid since 2014 ever since the Ukraine took a stance against Russia by announcing it would join Europe and the West, forcing Russia to annex Crimea.
President Donald Trump Impeachment Hearings Sound Just Like a “Coup”
Currently though, Ukrainians feel like they have been abandoned and are on their own, forcing them to focus on handling their own issues and the peace keeping efforts by their president.
The plot twist is that as the Democrats try to yank Trump by the neck on alleged corruption, the republicans are also dragging Joe Biden and his son into a potential corruption scandal with the Ukraine where they claim he was being paid a lot of money.
This whole impeachment situation was all believed to have been based on information from a whistle-blower, speculated to be White House staffer, David Holmes who was an aide to Taylor and has already been subpoenaed to testify in the inquiry on Friday behind closed doors.
This is an uphill battle for the Democrats since the House is now made up of 431 members, 233 of them being Democrats. They would only need 217 to vote yes and impeach him, however the united front might not be easy to ascertain. They would also need the Senate to back this, yet the Senate is currently controlled by the Republicans.
When asked to comment at the press conference with the Turkish President Erdogan, Trump called the impeachment hearing a “joke” and denied the allegations.
He stated that there was no quid pro quo in the Ukrainian investigations and that the aid was dispensed, he claimed that he was unphased and would be releasing the transcripts of his July 25th call with Ukrainian President Zelenskiy.
Many of the Democrats are likening President Trump’s impeachment to Richard Nixon’s 1974 Watergate scandal. Might we be saying farewell to Trump’s funny on camera antics and mishaps?
Will the strategic, less bloody, more white-collar impeachment “coup” of President Donald Trump succeed before the November, 2020 elections in which he is obviously interested in standing for re-election against Democrat, Joe Biden?
Let us watch the space like the 13.8 million viewers across 10 broadcast and cable television networks who watched the first day of proceedings.
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