Nadler lays out articles of impeachment during opening statement

Nadler lays out articles of impeachment during opening statement


THE FIRST ARTICLE CHARGES THAT THE PRESIDENT USED HIS PUBLIC OFFICE TO COERCE OUR FOREIGN GOVERNMENT INTO ATTACKING HIS POLITICAL RIVAL. THE SECOND ARTICLE CHARGES THAT THE PRESIDENT TOOK EXTREME AND UNPRECEDENTED STEPS TO OBSTRUCT OUR INVESTIGATION INTO HIS CONDUCT. TAKEN TOGETHER, THE TWO ARTICLES CHARGED THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP PLACED HIS PRIVATE POLITICAL INTERESTS ABOVE OUR NATIONAL SECURITY, ABOVE OUR ELECTIONS, AND ABOVE OUR SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES. AFTER MONTHS OF INVESTIGATION, THERE CAN BE NO SERIOUS DEBATE ABOUT THE EVIDENCE AT HAND. ON JULY 25TH, WHEN HE SPOKE TO PRESIDENT ZELENSKY OF UKRAINE, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD THE UPPER HAND. THE PRESIDENT, THROUGH HIS AGENTS, HAD ALREADY DEMANDED THAT UKRAINE ANNOUNCED AN INVESTIGATION OF HIS POLITICAL OPPONENTS. UKRAINE NEEDED OUR HELP, BOTH MILITARY AID WHICH HAD BEEN APPROPRIATED BY CONGRESS BECAUSE OF OUR SECURITY INTERESTS, AND AN OVAL OFFICE MEETING TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT THE UNITED STATES CONTINUES TO STAND WITH UKRAINE AGAINST RUSSIAN AGGRESSION. PRESIDENT TRUMP SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON THE INTEREST OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ON THAT CALL. INSTEAD, HE PRIORITIZED HIS PRIVATE POLITICAL INTERESTS. PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED PRESIDENT ZELENSKY FOR A FAVOR. HE WANTED UKRAINE TO ANNOUNCE TWO BOGUS INVESTIGATIONS, ONE INTO FORMER VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, THEN HIS LEADING OPPONENT IN THE 2020 ELECTION, AND ANOTHER TO ADVANCE CONSPIRACY THEORY THAT UKRAINE, NOT RUSSIA, ATTACKED OUR ELECTIONS IN 2016. NEITHER REQUEST WAS PREMISED ON ANY LEGITIMATE NATIONAL SECURITY OR FOREIGN POLICY INTERESTS. ONE WAS INTENDED TO HELP PRESIDENT TRUMP CONCEAL THE TRUTH ABOUT THE 2016 ELECTION. THE OTHER WAS INTENDED TO HELP HIM GAIN AN ADVANTAGE IN THE 2020 ELECTION. AFTER THE CALL, PRESIDENT TRUMP RATCHETED UP THE PRESSURE. HE DEPLOYED HIS PRIVATE ATTORNEY AND OTHER AGENTS, SOME ACTING FAR OUTSIDE THEIR REGULAR CHANNELS OF DIPLOMACY, TO MAKE HIS DESIRES CLEAR. THERE WOULD BE NO AID AND NO MEETING UNTIL UKRAINE ANNOUNCED THEIR SHAM INVESTIGATIONS. IT WAS A SPECIFIC, WELL-DEFINED OFFENSE. THE PRESIDENT MAY NOT MISUSE THE POWERS OF THE PRESIDENCY TO OBTAIN AN IMPROPER PERSONAL BENEFIT. THE EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP DID EXACTLY THAT. FOR THIS ALONE HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED. THE FIRST ARTICLE ALSO IDENTIFIES TWO AGGRAVATING FACTORS. WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP CONDITION MILITARY AID ON A PERSONAL FAVOR HE HARMED AMERICA’S NATIONAL SECURITY. AND WHEN HE DEMANDED THAT A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT TARGET HIS DOMESTIC POLITICAL RIVAL, HE TOOK STEPS TO CORRUPT OUR NEXT ELECTION. TO THE FOUNDERS, THESE OFFENSES CLEARLY MERITED REMOVAL FROM OFFICE. THE PRESIDENT FACES A SECOND ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT FOR HIS EFFORTS TO OBSTRUCT OUR INVESTIGATION OF HIS CONDUCT. THE CONSTITUTION GRANTS THE SOLE POWER OF IMPEACHMENT TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE’S. THE PRESIDENT MAY NOT DECIDE FOR HIMSELF WHAT CONSTITUTES A VALID IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. NOR MAY HE IGNORE LAWFUL SUBPOENAS OR DIRECT OTHERS TO DO SO. MANY PRESIDENTS, INCLUDING PRESIDENT TRUMP, HAVE ASSORTED PRIVILEGES AND OTHER OBJECTIONS TO SPECIFIC A SUBPOENAS BUT ONLY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ORDERED THAT A CATEGORICAL DEFIANCE OF A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION, THE AUTOMATIC REJECTION OF ALL SUBPOENAS. THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW AND HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED FOR THIS AS WELL. CONGRESS CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ELECTION TO ADDRESS THIS MISCONDUCT. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DEMONSTRATED A CLEAR PATTERN OF WRONGDOING. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME HE HAS SOLICITED FOREIGN INTERFERENCE IN AN ELECTION, HAS BEEN EXPOSED, AND HAS ATTEMPTED TO OBSTRUCT THE RESULTING INVESTIGATION. WE CANNOT RELY ON THE NEXT ELECTION AS A REMEDY WHEN THE PRESIDENT THREATENS THE VERY INTEGRITY OF THAT ELECTION. HE HAS SHOWN US HE WILL CONTINUE TO PUT HIS SELFISH INTERESTS ABOVE THE GOOD OF THE COUNTRY. WE MUST ACT WITHOUT DELAY. BY HIS ACTIONS, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BROKEN HIS OATH OF OFFICE. HIS CONDUCT CONTINUES TO UNDERMINE OUR CONSTITUTION AND THREATEN OUR NEXT ELECTION. HIS ACTIONS WARRANT HIS IMPEACHMENT AND DEMAND HIS REMOVAL FROM OFFICE. I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THESE ARTICLES AND I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.>>GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA.>>THANK YOU, MADAME SPEAKER, IT IS MY PLEASURE AT THIS TIME TO YIELD 3 MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM WISCONSIN.>>THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR 3 MINUTES.

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  1. Those who spam the phrase "the American people" truly do NOT know ANYTHING about the American people, nor do they care. They also don't have a voice. When you resort to spamming the same phrase, you DO NOT HAVE A VOICE. Amazing that there are people just standing around, not actually debating, and at the end of the day… President Trump WILL be impeached. Knew this since 6. History will remember it wasn't the people on the floor that used their voice and decided impeachment. Embarrassing day for all! I, and we should all, pray for them to find their voice and stop abusing the phrase. God is watching!

  2. Didn't Obama once say during a hot mic recording that he'd have more power in his second term?
    Based on the Democrats logic wouldn't that justify an impeachment?

  3. Lol as I'm watching this even the subtitles are ahead of what he is saying – talk about a set up and prescripted speech LMAO

  4. BAHAHAHAHA ??? What a Waste of Taxpayer's money on worthless courses. PRESIDENT TRUMPS THE BEST PRESIDENT OF THE USA ??TEAM RED FOR AMERICA AND AMERICANS CITIZENS FIRST ???

  5. I would be full of hate to if woke up every day and seen myself in the mirror looking like that.. what happened to the good old days where a man could just challenge another man to a duel walk out into a field and only one walked back…

  6. Between Nadler and his cronies impeaching Trump with their assumptions without any facts and that loony Biden talking about Corn Pop, hairy legs getting rubbed, cockroaches and little boys sitting on his lap ! I'm definitely voting for Trump in 2020

  7. Remember, the Democrats boycott the inauguration than Boycott the State of the Union Address. This started from day one.

  8. If they go through with the Impeachment then they cost themselves the presidency and any other political position for a long time.

  9. Yes it is a total waste of time and money I can not believe they are letting the Democrooks get by with this our country has went to some other country not the United States of America

  10. If they ever succeed in railroading this President and taking away the voters voice, your constitution will be next to fall.

  11. Lies and treason. I never thought I would witness anything so awful right in Congress. He needs to go to prison along with many others.

  12. what a joker its not a impeachment its a coup if it looks like a coup if it smells like a coup taste like a coup it a coup pmsl

  13. Both Russia and Ukraine tried to meddle in our elections along with several other countries. It's what they do…. every… single…. election.

  14. A vote to impeach President Trump (who has comitted ZERO) crimes… is a declaration of war against the American people.

  15. MY FAMILY HAS BECOME REPUBLICAN. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN REPUBLICAN SINCE HIGH SCHOOL. I HAVE CHANGED MOST OF MY NEIGHBORS TO BE REPUBLICANS NOW. THEY CAN'T STAND DEMOCRATS. MY RELATIVES ARE NOW REPUBLICANS .EVERYONE I KNOW ARE REPUBLICANS.

  16. Democrats want to see DC burn to the ground .
    But Trueth will prevail against the anti American Deepstate.
    This Coup will be laid to rest !
    The American's will prevail against this EVIL.

  17. Nadler you are a embarrassment…Democrats are liars. Hope you can tell your children and grandchildren you're all are anti American and Trying to overthrow and election..

  18. This is treason,All dems have violated oath and duty of office.Their repeated refusal to secure our borders is in itself should be grounds for impeachment .When are they going to put this countries interest above that of their political agenda.

  19. The only proof a crime was committed has been based on personal presumptions! Presumptions would not be considered valid evidence in a courtroom.

  20. Do you think that after you lob of Nadler's head a new one just grows right out of his butt? It's the only reason i can think of as to why such garbage comes out of his mouth.

  21. Dems think they got Al Capone on tax evasion, but all they really did is open Al Capone's vault. See Geraldo Rivera.

  22. The three articles of Impeachment:
    1- Orange man bad
    2- Orange man racist
    3- Oran110010100110000010101010101011000110010010011100

  23. If he is impeached, America is foolish in the rest of the world's eyes. How stupid can these people be. We all will pay, I feel. Scary.

  24. Wow that's a whole lot of lies and bs in an opening statement. It's like no one pays attention and only watches their favorite pundits instead of watching Mueller come out with nothing the ig come out with the FBI did wrong and the bs impeachment. Oh wait that's what they did.

  25. Nadler I wish you a massive stroke your a crock

    Go after Biden. Go to work old guy stop going after President Trump

    Trump 2020

  26. Bahahaha, 1st of all, Biden is no competition! Secondly, 1st article is bs so 2nd follows suite! You know where you can stuff your impeachment right?

  27. How does giving lethal weapons and $400 million in aid hurt our nat'l security? I'm an educated man, but I'm confused here.

  28. Who are these people, those, them & they in the back?
    It's the struggle. Documented in history and secret societies. Pushing ideaoligies that define our future.
    INFILTRATING CONQUEST WITHOUT CEILING OF COST , REQUIRED GUIDANCE , ANTI NATURAL SELECTION, DECISIONS OF EMOTIONS WITH VANITY. FORCED APPEASAL TO GENDER NEUTRALITY, AND PEACE AT ALL COST …including prostrations.

    VERSUS

    ALLURING RENAISSANCE, FREEWILL WITHIN A BALANCE, INGENUITY AND CODE OF CONDUCT. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PERCEPTIONS WITH A DISTINCTION BETWEEN HUMAN ANIMALS AND BEINGS.  PEACE WITH STRENGTH.. while all parties stand tall.

    The struggle is real. The dark consciousness is the real cause.  Laugh all you want. But it fits the world view puzzle. All the way back to sumarian tablets.   It's like two parents arguing and trying to get the child to choose. 

    With the dark feeding us things such as WE ARE ONLY HUMAN… WE ARE THE SAME , We are victims and fighting back as a Samaritans is evil and vigilantism. Everyone's voice matters beyond concideration…
    BS.
      The core thought IS being a distinction between human animals and human beings: CHOOSE.

  29. If impeachment wasn't a serious last resort constitutional protection orf the republic, this would be laughable and I'd go further and say President Trump is colluding with these top dems to guarantee his re-election….and the get to keep their cushy jobs…imagine that.

  30. I hope at least some congressmen will show some courage. The world and history are watching. Will the U.S. remain a beacon of democracy or become a corrupt laggard? Show us that you're made of the real stuff, America, and impeach this president.

  31. I can't wait to hear the news of never going to get home and being strung up by his balls, oh this regard that last bit he's got no balls

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