The stakes couldn’t be greater.
After the president’s dubious strong-arming phone call with the leader of Ukraine, the pot has finally boiled over. Not only is impeachment fully on the table, but is it any wonder that there are people like William Weld are suggesting that President Trump may face execution for what he’s done?
It sounds preposterous, I know. But hear me out. As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated this week, “The President has tried to make lawlessness a virtue in America and now is exporting it abroad” by suggesting that Ukranian leadership investigate the financial gains of Hunter Biden. And it’s not just Donald Trump; it’s his circle—his party. Whether it’s treason, or dishonesty, or thievery, or money laundering, or any combination of them, it must be stopped.
Think about it:
Remember when President Trump rewarded an American company after it gave “China vital technical information that boosted its missile program” by “approving the sale of another one of its satellites to China, and dismissed national security concerns as he took that step”? Oh—wait. That was former President Clinton, and the owner of the company was a major donor.
Remember when Vice President Mike Pence bragged about withholding $6M USD from Ukraine unless that country fired the prosecutor who was investigating serious allegations against the company from his son was enjoying a cozy salary of $50,000 a month? Oh—wait. That was former Vice President Joe Biden, for his son Hunter.
Remember when President Trump oversaw negotiations and approved a cash payment of the foreign currency equivalent of $400M USD to Iran, the largest state sponsor of terror, while simultaneously flinging its doors of nuclear capabilities wide open? Oh—wait. That was former President Obama.
Remember when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s wife helped her “Canadian billionaire friend and benefactor, Frank Giustra obtain coveted uranium-mining rights from Kazakhstan’s dictator,” afterward receiving a donation in the tens of millions to their joint global foundation? This move created Uranium One, which controlled a significant portion of US uranium as well. And, when that got messy, remember when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo helped broker a deal in which Russia would get 17 percent of the company (and thus partial control over US uranium assets too)—to keep Putin’s temper tantrum at bay? Oh and then remember when Pompeo’s wife got paid a speaking fee of $500K by a Putin-tied bank that was also “an aggressive promoter of Rosatom,” the company that got the 17 percent share in Uranium One? And remember when President Trump did nothing about it? Oh—wait. That was Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and several other Obama-era administration officials.
Remember when Congressional Republicans asked Ukraine to investigate Barack Obama, and threatened to withhold funding if they didn’t? Oh—wait. That was Congressional Democrats in May of 2018, when “Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., wrote to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko asking the Ukraine government to keep four investigations open related to the Mueller probe into Russian election interference in the U.S. and indicated that their support for foreign aid to Ukraine could be in jeopardy.”
Remember when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo jeopardized our national security by using private servers and email accounts—some of which were compromised? And remember when he “destroyed some 30,000 emails that were in effect under subpoena”? Oh—wait. That was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Remember when President Trump wheeled and dealed a $535M loan to Solyndra (now defunct), which also just so happened to be one of his fundraiser’s investment companies? Specifically, remember when “White House officials handled taxpayer dollars irresponsibly for the sake of promoting Obama’s signature piece of legislation at the time”? Oh—wait. That was Barack Obama.
Remember when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence’s children, respectively, became millionaires on a timetable that coincided swimmingly with their fathers’ foreign travel schedule? Oh—wait. That was former Secretary of State John Kerry and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Remember when the Trump family started a “charitable” foundation to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign officials in exchange for political favors? Oh—wait. That was Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Are … are y’all for real? This is the party currently pushing for Donald Trump’s impeachment (and yes, suggesting execution!) because he dared ask Ukraine to help investigate some of the aforementioned funny business. Excuse me while I gasp for fresh air; I almost can’t breathe from the stench of blatant hypocrisy.
Bottom line: if this is how you’re going to play it, have at it.
Just don’t trip too hard over the skeletons pouring out of your collective closet.
Mary Ramirez is a full-time writer, creator of www.afuturefree.com, and contributor to The Chris Salcedo Show on KSEV 700 Radio in Houston, and on Newsmax TV. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or on Twitter: @AFutureFree