Do you support President Donald Trump’s impeachment?

President Donald Trump’s impeachment

Do you support President Donald Trump’s impeachment?

The impeachment of US President Donald Trump has got the whole international community speculating the ultimate result of this action. The reactions of the people regarding the impeachment of Trump are mixed. Let’s look at some of the key points in favor and against the impeachment and analyze it for ourselves.

Quid Pro Quo of the call

One line that Republicans have consistently used to defend Trump is that there was no visible quid pro quo in Trump’s call with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky. However, in the rough transcript of the call, Trump said, “I would like you to do us a favor though,” after Zelensky mentioned his desire to buy more Javelin missiles from the US.

Trump was just uncovering corruption

Republicans have also stated that Trump is merely trying to uncover corruption by asking other countries to investigate the Bidens. However, proponents of the impeachment of Trump have indicated in the transcript of his phone call with Zelensky; Trump never mentioned “corruption” and only focused on conspiracy theories around the DNC server, a US cybersecurity firm, and the Bidens.

The whistleblower did not have first-hand knowledge

Opponents have also repeatedly said that the whistleblower’s complaint is not credible because he had only access to secondhand knowledge of the phone call between Trump and Zelensky. On the other hand, the intelligence community’s inspector general, Michael Atkinson, debunked the belief that the allegations against Trump were solely based on hearsay, writing in a September 30 letter that the whistleblower did have “direct knowledge of certain alleged conduct,” and this finding greatly helped the IG in reaching a “credible” determinate.

Trump was just joking

Another defending argument that Republicans have been using is that the media is taking him too seriously. This defense has been used particularly to address Trump’s request for China to investigate the Bidens. Surprisingly, there’s no evidence that Trump was joking, and Trump never claimed he was.

Still, that’s the point that both Jordan and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio have made since the impeachment started.

“I don’t think it’s a real request,” Rubio said on October 4. “I think he did it to get you guys.”

CNN also reported that in June, Trump mentioned Biden and Elizabeth Warren on a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping and told Xi that he would remain silent on Hong Kong protests as trade talks progressed.

Schiff had met the whistleblower

One of the important tactics Republicans have used to defend Trump is to attack House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff is pointing out that he had met the whistleblower prior to the whistleblower filing the complaint.

While Schiff inaccurately stated in a September interview on MSNBC that his committee had not spoken with the whistleblower prior to the complaint being filed. Proponents argue that while Schiff did have general knowledge about the issues raised by the whistleblower, there is no supporting evidence that shows he had met with the whistleblower.

At this juncture, it is difficult to arrive at a definite conclusion. Every opinion matters, and it is in the best interest of our nation that we honestly voice out our views.

  • Linda Copeland, R.N.
    Posted at 13:11h, 24 January Reply

    Johns Hopkins Medicine website ( explains Trump’s behaviors:

    “Lying and stealing are common, but inappropriate, behaviors in school-aged children. While some severe forms of these behaviors can indicate a more serious psychological problem, most of the time it is simply a common behavior that will be outgrown. Lying and stealing are more common in boys than girls, and happen most often in children ages 5 to 8 years.”

    When does lying become a concern?

    Multiple situations may cause concern. If any of these apply to your child, it is important to talk with your child’s healthcare provider:

    A child who is lying and at the same time having other behavioral problems, such as setting things on fire, being mean to people or animals, having sleep problems, or is very hyperactive, may have more psychological problems.

    A child who lies and does not have many friends or does not want to play in groups may have poor self-esteem and be depressed.

    A child who lies to get something from someone else and does not show any signs of regret.

    Sound familiar?

  • Samme Galbraith
    Posted at 16:01h, 09 January Reply

    This man is more crooked than the snake river. He needs to be impeached ASAP for these crimes against the American interests and the Constitution. There can be no gray area for him to operate in. He is mentally ill, dangerous, and deserving of being ousted and then jailed as a private citizen. To me, he is the epitome of organized mafioso like behavior. This country and our enlisted people deserve a far better leader than this guy. We have other choices.

  • Aaron John Carlson
    Posted at 16:07h, 03 January Reply

    I don’t support the impeachment of our president he is by far the only president to keep his campaign promises since day 1 the Congress has had it out for the president it is a gross miscarriage of the will of the American people

  • Charlie
    Posted at 15:42h, 19 December Reply

    Corruption is alive and well in Washington. The same people keep getting elected, wasting taxpayer money, making deals, in other words, become “Vote Whores” to get reelected over and over. Here they are, not doing the people’s business. But they are telling the millions who voted for Trump instead of Hillary, that we the people don’t matter. That “they” know better what we, America, needs! It’s way past time for term limits. Wake up, get in your rep’s face, demanding term limits to get their, holier than thou, corrupt butts out of office.

    Never vote again for someone who has been in office for several terms! New brooms sweep clean!

  • L. Ward Tumath
    Posted at 01:30h, 12 December Reply

    Dear Ms. Schultz, With all due respect, WAKE UP TO THE FACTS or we’ll all be matching with a higher step. A faithful citizen to our Constitution that I pledged to defend against all enemies both foreign and Domestic!

  • Chris
    Posted at 16:01h, 11 December Reply

    Hey Karen,
    Just curious, do remember some parents would say ” you are what you surround yourself with”?
    I only ask because I don’t recall any other president who’s had multiple employees, advisors, business partners and friends, who have been charged with so many criminal offenses..
    I mean put it a different way. I your daughter brings home this seemingly nice young gentleman, you give him the benefit of the doubt and assume your daughter picked a good on to bring home to mom..
    As a little time goes by, you realize, who this person always seems to be in court. Plus this person is surrounded by people who have gone to jail or going to jail.. His peer group. When you ask him about it, again because of the benefit of the doubt, the answer you receive is a blatant lie and when you inquire about the lie, he just smiles and shrugs( see trump on letterman 2013 about his “American made ties” that he had made in china because its cheaper) ..
    Would you feel ok about your child who your teaching and guiding in his or hers journey to adulthood, socializing and spending time with such a person and his cohorts ??

  • Chris
    Posted at 20:29h, 10 December Reply

    I’m surprised this is even a question. Lets assume for a second that he is not 100% self serving and that he actually cares about the citizens of America. (which is extremely doubtful as his presidency is more about brand marketing and brand recognition, then it is about “America”. Lets forgo that…
    Mr. Trump is a poor example in every way. His poor business practices, his habitual lying, his history of philandering, his kindergarten esc temperament, his complete lack of knowledge regarding world affairs. you could go on and on. We let him be president but would not allow a person of such poor integrity in our home. With his commodification of everything he can get his hands on. It will surely guarantee short term gain and long term pain. Its sad to think we fell for his story about getting back to work and more money, only to find out now that the “more money” only will go to those earning over $660,000 per year. Now the rest of us can get ready for a huge increase in our cost of living and lessened essential services.
    I believe in democracy and I sure as hell didn’t vote for someone who is actively encouraging is demise and creating a plutocracy.
    Swear allegiance to the country not to the slave master.
    Send that scum to prison !!!

    Posted at 04:03h, 08 December Reply

    We must remove this sycophantic,
    syconarcissistic criminal as soon as possible.

  • Karen Schultz
    Posted at 13:08h, 06 November Reply

    What an extreme coverup by Press once again! It is Joe Biden who is criminal, not Trump! I pray the republicans wake up and support the President b/c it will never be ‘business as usual in the good old boys Washington club ever again”. Take heed Republicans, if Trump loses so do you, big time!

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