When a federal judge wrote the president is not a king, Donald Trump was irritated especially given she was a strong woman in authority. It appears that he took his attorney’s advice and gave a weak explanation for why his White House was refusing to release any documents or any people, past and present, to the House’s impeachment hearing. Did his excuse past muster?
After all, if POTUS was free of guilt, then why would he not allow people in his administration testify? That made a lot of sense. So Trump trotted out his latest lie, saying that he would “love” for the individuals to go before the House’s investigative Democrats, Republicans, and their very competent staff, but he was sacrificing to protect “future presidents (pause for laughter).
In fact, the president named the top men on his list he would gladly release to testify, according to Politico:
‘Former White House Attorney Don McGahn, former National Security Adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, and acting Chief of Staff.’
Never mind that he ordered these men to stand down with an official directive, and he ratcheted up his rhetoric to the point that witnesses’ lives, who did buck him and came before the House Intelligence Committee, were threatened. One of the witnesses was so tormented by Trump followers that he had a security detail 24/7 for himself and his family. The security officials were considering moving them to a military base, so that they could better protect them.
In his tweets, POTUS called McGahn a “respected lawyer and Bolton “a patriot” who could exonerate him:
‘The D.C. Wolves and Fake News Media are reading far too much into people being forced by Courts to testify before Congress. I am fighting for future Presidents and the Office of the President. Other than that, I would actually like people to testify. Don McGahn’s respected….’
The Republicans repeatedly criticized the hearings, because they said there were no “first-hand’ witnesses. Of course, that was due to Trump blocking them.
The Democrats tried to get witnesses close to the president to testify, They had narrowed their inquiry. It was limited to just the president’s allegedly illegal activities with Ukraine. The struggling democracy has been working to cast the corruption rot out of its country.
‘…lawyer has already stated that I did nothing wrong. John Bolton is a patriot and may know that I held back the money from Ukraine because it is considered a corrupt country, & I wanted to know why nearby European countries weren’t putting up money also. Likewise, I would….’
Trump tried to take advantage of the new President by withholding the direly-needed military aid that had already had been approved by the House and involved offices. They needed the $391 million to fight in their active war against the Russians:
‘…love to have Mike Pompeo, Rick Perry, Mick Mulvaney and many others testify about the phony Impeachment Hoax. It is a Democrat Scam that is going nowhere but, future Presidents should in no way be compromised. What has happened to me should never happen to another President!’
The U.S. commander-in-chief thought he could force Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to make an announcement on American television. Trump wanted him to say that he had started a faked-up investigation into his top opponent in the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden and his family. Of course, they were innocent. A whistleblower notified Congress of Trump’s shady undertaking, which dislodged the $391 million.
Pompeo spoke to reporters after the president tweeted out his excuse. They wanted to know when he would testify. The man Kansans refused to welcome back home said, according to CNN:
‘When the time is right, all good things happen.’
Trump’s personal attorney and fixer Rudy Giuliani orchestrated the dark Ukrainian activities with the support of two Ukrainian-born Americans who have both been indicted.
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