Trump Lawyers: President Did ‘Absolutely Nothing Wrong’ on Ukraine

President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Monday assailed the impeachment case against him as a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution,” asserting he did “absolutely nothing wrong” in pressing Ukraine to launch investigations to benefit himself politically.

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Commentary: ‘Abuse of Power’ and ‘Obstruction of Congress’ Are Not High Crimes or Misdemeanors, Bribery or Treason

“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

That is Article II, Section 4 of the Federal Constitution, outlining what a case for impeachment is supposed to consist of, namely, crimes. Therefore, without a crime there cannot be an impeachment.

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Conservative Leader Calls On Rep. Marcy Kaptur and 16 other Democrats to Vote No on Impeachment

Jeff Webb, chairman of the New American Populist, praised Rep. Collin Peterson’s (D-MN-7) announcement that he intends to vote “No” on the Articles of Impeachment and has called on Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9) and 16 other Democrats to do the same.

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Rep. Turner Tears Into Sondland, Says Quid Pro Quo Allegations Are Hearsay

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH-10) grilled U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland on Wednesday during the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry hearing and ended with a strong case that the ambassador’s statements about a quid pro quo were hearsay.

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Congressman Jordan Asked Key Questions During Impeachment ‘Show’

The impeachment inquiry began in Washington Wednesday. Recent appointee to the committee, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04), asked key questions during the hearing which Fox News referred to as “the show.”

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The New York Times Describes Decorated War Hero Lt. Col. Jim Hickman as ‘Florida Man’ and ‘Fan of QAnon’

The New York Times on Thursday covered U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jim Hickman’s explosive allegations against Democrat “star witness” Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman by casting aspersions on Hickman’s character.

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Steve Bannon Tells Fox News That Joe and Hunter Biden Are Like a Hand Grenade Will ‘Blow Back’ on Democrats in Impeachment Process

Steve Bannon appeared on Fox News Channel’s Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss House Democrats’ vote on rules to start an impeachment inquiry.

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WH Official Testifies He Was ‘Not Concerned That Anything Illegal Was Discussed’ on Ukraine Call

The White House’s top official for European affairs told Congress on Thursday that he was not concerned that “anything illegal” was discussed during the July 25 phone call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart that is at the center of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

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Senator Sherrod Brown Claims ‘Nixon Didn’t Even Do What Trump Is Doing’

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) told reporters Wednesday, “Nixon didn’t even do what Trump is doing.” He also responded to a question about whether or not President Trump should be impeached with a simple, “Yes,” but Brown’s office clarified that did not mean the Senator had made a decision about whether or not the President should be removed from office.

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Even Before Ukraine Uproar, 10 of 13 Democrats on Intel Panel Backed Trump Impeachment Probe

In July, Rep. Andre Carson, a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, voted for the then-most recent resolution calling for the ouster of President Donald Trump from office.

“I think it represents a larger, more important conversation that we need to have about … what we’re willing to tolerate as a citizenry from our commander in chief,” Politico quoted the Indiana Democrat as saying, “What responsibility the commander in chief has to the electorate in terms of not fanning the flames of Islamophobia, xenophobia, and outright hatred.”

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Republicans Call Out Schiff for Flip-Flopping on Whistleblower Testimony

The top Republicans on three congressional committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump called out Rep. Adam Schiff Wednesday for reversing course on calling a CIA whistleblower to testify before Congress, according to a letter the Daily Caller News Foundation obtained.

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US Diplomat Testifies He Was Told Ukraine Aid Was ‘Dependent’ on Burisma Investigation

The top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine said Tuesday that he was told military aid to Ukraine was contingent on Ukrainian officials publicly announcing investigations related to Joe Biden and his son, as well as into whether the Ukrainian government interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

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White House Aide Mulvaney Reiterates, No Ukraine Money Link to Political Investigations

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday defended his claim that President Donald Trump did not withhold nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in order to get Kyiv to undertake investigations of Democratic rivals and the 2016 election.

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Commentary: It Was the Ukraine That Reopened the Burisma-Biden Probe in 2018 and Asked the United States for Mutual Legal Assistance

Former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Ambassador Kurt Volker testified to the House Armed Services, Intelligence and Oversight committees on Oct. 3 that there was not one, but two former Ukrainian Prosecutors General that have been sounding the alarm on Joe Biden-Hunter Biden-Burisma Holdings corruption.

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Volker Said It Was ‘Plausible’ Ukrainians Meddled In 2016, But Doubted Allegations Against Biden

Kurt Volker, the former envoy to Ukraine, told Congress on Thursday that he believed it was “plausible” that individual Ukrainians had meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, bolstering one of the concerns that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani have floated publicly about Ukraine.

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Diplomats’ Texts Show Trump Wanted to Leverage Ukraine’s President to Open Biden-Linked Investigation

Ambassadors in the Trump administration dangled a potential face-to-face meeting with the president in an effort to compel Ukraine’s president to investigate a Ukrainian gas company linked to Joe Biden’s son, according to text messages that House Democrats released Thursday night.

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Congressman Jordan on Volker Testimony: No ‘Quid Pro Quo’ and No Political Pressure

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH-04) tweeted Friday that former Ambassador to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, revealed no “quid pro quo” or political pressure was applied by President Trump to his Ukrainian counterpart in their July 25th phone call that has become the subject of an impeachment inquiry.

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Schiff Acted Like He Didn’t Know What Was in Whistleblower Complaint; a NYT Report Suggests He Did

In the days leading up to last week’s release of a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff implied that he was unaware of the substance of the allegations in the document, which centered on Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president.

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Commentary: Obama-Biden Supported the Coup of Ukraine in 2014 in Order to Pass a Trade Deal

With all of the trade deals underway between the United States under the leadership of President Donald Trump, it is hard to believe that the civil war in Ukraine that began in 2014 actually started out as a policy disagreement over a pair of competing trade agreements with the European Union and Russia.

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Revealed: Key Whistleblower Requirement Was Removed, Allowing IC Complaints Based on Hearsay

Akey requirement for whistleblowers to lodge a “Disclosure of Urgent Concern” complaint was secretly eliminated at some point in the past year to allow submissions of second-hand material, it has been revealed. This allowed the August submission of an error-ridden whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump to proceed, as the whistleblower—who is believed to be a member of the intelligence committee assigned to the National Security Counsel—has admitted to having no direct knowledge of wrongdoing on the part of the president.

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Commentary: Did the CIA Try to Overthrow President Trump to Hide the Origins of Russiagate in Ukraine on Biden’s Behalf?

In 2017, President Donald Trump’s conversations with foreign heads of state in Mexico and Australia — which are classified information — were leaked to news outlets with the purpose of undermining U.S. policies on immigration, the southern border wall and refugees.

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Report: Hundreds of Docs Suggest Biden’s Been Lying About Firing Ukrainian Prosecutor

Media reports based on a deep state “whistleblower” promised us that an obvious “quid pro quo” would be evident in the transcript of a telephone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, but that was not to be. The transcript shows a cordial conversation in which the president mentioned Biden and his son once late in the call, and at no point promised financial assistance to prompt an investigation into corruption related to Hunter Biden’s lucrative position on the board of a Ukrainian energy business.

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