The Trump Confession To Article II Of Impeachment(?)! (Really Public, Too!)

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    Apparently one of the staffers of one of the House Managers finally upstaged a Trump Tweet! Regarding the documents supportive of the House Impeachment Articles: "The second article of impeachment was for obstruction of Congress: Covering up witnesses and documents from the American people. This morning the President not only confessed to it, he bragged about it."

    Contempt of Congress in fact is a standard criminal charge (aka, crime), in the United States. Putin can do what he wants, just comparing.

    Trump Admits to Withholding Evidence From Impeachment Inquiry

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    "President Trump appeared to admit Wednesday that he is comfortable with how his impeachment trial is playing out in the Senate—because the White House is withholding evidence about his dealings with Ukraine. “Honestly, we have all the material. They don’t have the material,” the president told reporters in Davos, Switzerland, where he is attending the World Economic Forum, regarding the documents the White House has refused to turn over. “When we released that conversation, all hell broke out with the Democrats because they say, wait a minute, this is much different than shifty Schiff told us, so we’re doing very well. I got to watch enough, I thought our team did a very good job,” Trump said, referencing House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who has spearheaded the House impeachment inquiry against the president."

    "Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), one of the seven congressional impeachment managers, blasted Trump’s admission on Twitter, writing, 'The second article of impeachment was for obstruction of Congress: covering up witnesses and documents from the American people. This morning the President not only confessed to it, he bragged about it.'"

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (Moses had the audacity to ascribe Pharaoh's subjugation math to a deity, even, (Deut 23: 19-20))
     
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    I thought the House had incontrovertible evidence??? Were they lying?
     
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    Does John Donald Trump ever get his facts straight?

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (". . .Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done. . ." (Matt 25:14-30)
     
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    Claiming executive privilege is not a crime, it is not obstruction. The president can invoke executive privilege in order to withhold some internal executive branch communications from the other branches of government. The privilege is based on the separation of powers between the branches.

    Executive privilege has been invoked since the U.S.'s early days but isn't in the Constitution. It was only in 1974, when Richard Nixon tried to prevent the release of White House tapes during the Watergate investigation, that the Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality, and set some parameters for it. The Court ruled that no claim on executive privilege is absolute, and can also be overcome if evidence is needed in a criminal trial.

    Obama used the same executive privilege to withhold documents about fast and furious.
     
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    ???? Who is John Trump?

    Daily Beast? Perhaps something from the Onion also.
     
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    Properly put, Proper Context!


    Executive privilege has been invoked since the U.S.'s early days but isn't in the Constitution. It was only in 1974, when Richard Nixon tried to prevent the release of White House tapes during the Watergate investigation, that the Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality, and set some parameters for it. The Court ruled that no claim on executive privilege is absolute, and can also be overcome if evidence is needed in a criminal trial.

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (Like Moses being Pharaoh-trained, (Acts 7), even before the Roman Subjugating Empire!)
     
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    Where's the incontrovertible evidence?
     
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    The President spoke to an international audience.

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (Anglicans and Catholics do their prayers, allegedly! Jews seem to yell alot, and dance around other people's streets--really early in the morning! Moslems block traffic at odd hours of the day. Communists do none of the above, and then there are the primitive peoples(?).Squirrels are not found to consider any of this at all really necessary!)
     
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    Uh huh.
     
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    Some, not all.
     

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