Democrats Unveil Articles Of Impeachment Against Donald Trump


Well folks, earlier this morning, Democrats
from the house of representatives unveiled the official articles of impeachment against
Donald Trump. Now there were two articles, two charges basically
that they’re uh, asserting the president committed. First one obviously abuse of power. The abuse of power is the extortion against
the Ukraine, which of course is we’re not going to give you your aid unless you give
us dirt on Joe Biden. The second is obstruct obstruction of Congress. That I think is probably a really smart decision
to go ahead and charge him with that as well. Considering the fact that they had issued
subpoenas for people in the white house, the white house then said, Nope, we’re not going
to let these people come and testify. That’s obstruction. So two very clear, very real, very easy to
understand charges. The problem I have with this is that this
isn’t enough, but it is enough for the public. So there’s two different takes on this right
now and it depends on what the Democrats are actually trying to do. If they were actually trying to convict Donald
Trump of any kind of crime you, we would have seen a lot more than just two articles of
impeachment here. We would have seen the emoluments clause violations. We would have seen all the obstruction of
justice from the Mueller report. We would have seen all the other abuses of
power that this man is carried out. We would have had all of it if they were actually
trying to get some kind of criminal conviction, but because they know they’re not going to
get a conviction in the Senate, what they’re trying to do is just sell it to the American
public. Most people in the public don’t quite understand
what exactly was in that Mueller report. They didn’t read it. The media didn’t do a very good job of actually
explaining it, so they don’t understand. They don’t care, and if the Democrats brought
that up, it would likely be seen as, Oh my God, this again. We don’t care. Now you guys are just making stuff up, so
I can see why it would be a smarter decision to not bring that up. As for the emoluments clause. Majority of people in this country don’t even
know what that is, so you’re going to make people go do research, which they won’t do
and so then you’ve already lost them again. So that’s why the Democrats solely focused
on these two specific articles. Extortion of Ukraine, which is the abuse of
power and obstruction of Congress, which is refusing to let people testify even though
they’ve been legally subpoenaed. The public can understand that the public
can digest that. They can wrap their heads around it, they
can have conversations with their coworkers about it. These are pretty cut and dry and I think this
may, even though I do tend to disagree with this strategy, it may actually be the best
strategy at this point because you know you’re not going to get the conviction in the Senate. So that’s why you can’t go after the emoluments
clause, the bank fraud, the wire fraud, the potential tax fraud that Michael Cohen had
told us about. You can’t do all that unless of course you
were trying to get the conviction. They know that’s a pipe dream. They know it’s not going to happen, but at
the same time, wouldn’t you stand a better odds of having that happen if you hit him
with all these charges? Maybe, maybe not considering the Republicans
in the Senate. So all the Democrats are doing is trying to
make their case to the public ahead of the 2020 election. They’re trying to say, this man broke the
law. Here’s what the law says. Here is what he did. This is very easy for you to understand. Please don’t vote for him in 2020 that is
the message with these articles of impeachment and in terms of swaying public opinion, the
Democrats might have finally gotten this one right.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. The GOP will NEVER convict their fascist leader. It is up to US to remove this asshole from power. WHERE IS JOHN WILKES BOOTH WHEN YOU REALLY, RALLY NEED HIM?
    Trump has destroyed America's global standing, made racism the "new norm" and will allow the human race to go extinct before he admits that climate change is real. . TIME TO SAY BYE-BYE, traitor.

  2. Keeping it simple could be the way to go come election time, but this man has violated so many things, it's just hard to let it pass. If you're trying to relate to the swing voters, farmers, school teachers, white suburban women, the other half of white voters, minorities, coal miners, truck drivers, they got the memo, but if you're trying to make the base realize what he's done, good luck on that, but who knows, anything is possible.

  3. We need to VOTE that orange clown out in 2020. We cannot be lazy,or make excuses, we ALL need to vote. The Senate will not impeach. This is up to the American people. VOTE,VOTE, VOTE🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊

  4. i disagree with his assessment that the media did not do a good job with the muller investigation, i understood what happened and i to summarize what i remember from it : muller didn't find clear evidence of collusion, he found obvious evidence of trump obstructing the process and he warned that russia are not done meddling in u.s.a elections, that's of the top of my head and im canadian.

  5. Is McConnell going to ignore this like everything else on his desk, or is he going to try to save his career and bring this to the Senate floor and vote in favor of impeachment?

  6. The Corporate Democrat's aren't trying to impeach Trump. Are you kidding? The farthest this will go is the house and the democrat's know this.What they are doing is working up Trumps base to come out and vote and they know this too. They know Joe Biden doesn't stand a chance neither does Warren against Trump. The Corporate Democrat's and their donors would rather see Trump win then a Bernie Sanders or a Tulsi Gabbard. The one who is getting this right is Jimmy Dore.

  7. 2 Artcles of Impeachment among many possibilities so the dumbed down electorate can better understand why this fuck needs to go. It's pathetic but realpolitik I suppose.

  8. I think they goofed…it would have been more effective to impeach with everything they could have, great or small. They should have made it more about proving he is unfit for the office versus just committing a crime.

  9. two schools of thought: "kitchen sink" – show America the depth and breadth of corruption – vs narrow focus/America's limited attention span. Katyal, others calling for "rolling impeachment" – start with most serious charges, continue investigations, add more articles as new info surfaces, e.g. new documents/testimony (if McGahn actually shows)

  10. I really don’t want to sound mean, but I’m infuriated! When did the American public get so stupid as to 1) not see or believe what the Orange Howler Monkey has been doing since before he took office, and 2) not understand, or care to understand, the basic statutes of our government and what creates an unconstitutional act? Why should the purposefully ignorant be allowed to vote and crater a democratic republic because they don’t know WTF is going on?! I’m starting to really get behind Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ 😡(I’m sorry for the rant, but my head just exploded because I understand how right Farron’s assessment is)

  11. If re- elected, Trump better hope that republicans retakes the Senate, for the next time Trump commits another crime he won’t get away with it.

  12. Pelosi and the other Democrats seem to still be handling Trump with kid gloves . if they can't come after him with everything they got then just stop it . they're aggravating me so much that I may vote for Trump out of spite ! stop protecting the Criminal rich ! the law is supposed to be fair just and equal . yet a rich man can commit treason tax fraud bank fraud Murder by proxy and Aid and a bed in the murder of a US citizen ! these are all things Trump has done ! and yet if you were a average citizen . or a poor American citizen . you'll go to prison for life for putting a period in the wrong spot on your tax form stop dry fucking the average American citizens . America it's time to demand the same rights for All Americans !

  13. George carlin was right!! We got some dumb mf's wondering around, if americans had not taken everything in their lives for granted & pay all their time & attention to bullshit gadgets maybe our congress COULD HAVE CHARGED THIS SOB WITH EVERYTHING EVERY LAW, EVERY SCAM ALL OF IT, but no they wouldnt, & couldnt
    Even begin to understand & they dont care!! Until america is become a dictator ship a monarchy then their heads would explode, yeah try to get our country back ANOTHER FCKN WAR!!

  14. The House of Representatives Democrats have failed this nation! Only two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. A Nation cannot be truly great without a Moral Compass and the Truth is a moral compass can only point you in the right direction; it can't make you go there. This Nation need to elect leaders who have a strong moral compass, Leaders who are honest, straightforward, and tough – with a love of justice and fair play, none of these has been exhibited by Trump. Complements of the of the Judicial Committee not having the intestinal fortitude or having the collective Testicles, Ovaries and Spins on this day December 10, 2019 have allowed the Trump to walk. The GOP Lead Senate will find him not guilty and at the worst give him a slap on the wrist for being a bad Misogynistic, Egotistical; Megalomaniac; Demagogue, Authoritarian, Xenophobic White Nationalist man-child…A sad day for this nation.

  15. Throw out the high crime and try and back peddle. The dirty cops will be exposed and Democrats will be begging Durham to condemn their own. You people are funny.

  16. Yay! Finally, I hope this man gets what he deserves.
    Thank you Mr. Farron for keeping us informed!
    It's a pity that the following list of Trump's crimes were not added to the impeachment:
    Trump should also be indicted, sentenced, and be made to suffer for:
    the children that were kidnapped, put in cages, keep them filthy, hungry, and thirsty. He allows their mistreatment, lack of care, their mental, physical, and sexual abuse, to the point that hundreds have died, already;
    for the people who died in Puerto Rico, thanks to his refusal to help them after the Hurricane María;
    the deads of the Kurds he caused, due to his treacherous act of taking away our help;
    lack or misuse of actions, abandonment, bigotry, and the sick love he has for the wrong people to the USA and for the wrong reasons.
    Farmers lost their farms, went broke, and some committed suicide, because of his bigotry.
    *in all this instances Trump
    committed Genocide because of his racism!*
    In addition, he has tried and succeeded in alienating our allies.
    Due to his abuse of power, instead of carrying it wisely and with gratitude;
    for stealing the tax payers money to use it for his own benefit and gain;
    for keeping his base brain-washed, again, for his benefit and gain, unfortunately, some of the young people in his base went to kill others in his name and have died or are in jail for the rest of their lives, (more deads, thanks to his irresponsible behavior, trying to be cute, vulgar, using profanity and whine his disagreement in his rallies on how the Democrats don't like and want to impeach him);
    for appointing and placing disqualified people into positions way above their intellect, especially the federal judges and the people in high positions, only to help him to get benefit and gain, destroying national parks, wanting to finish exterminating animals that are in danger of extinction, and more.
    All these crimes can be categorically determined that were made because of his ABUSE OF POWER and greediness!
    Having accomplished all this thanks to the power of the position that he should have never obtained if he had not cheated to get it, which he is probably going to try to do again, then how does he expect the people of the USA to respect, like, follow, support, and in addition vote for him?
    So that he can supposedly finish doing whatever he has promised others?
    Or finally, to obtain the destruction of the USA?
    NEVER!
    And all this, just because his biggest and bountiful enablers, the majority of the Republican senators, representatives, staffers, the reporters who lied for him, and people in his base never intervene to stop all of these stupid, irrational, amoral, and tyrant decisions and abusive acts.
    Who is paying them?
    Who is enabling them?
    Who is going to pay for all the damage they caused directly or indirectly?
    Who is going to apologise for all the deaths, the wrong doing, the loss of everything he was set to destroy?
    He needs to be impeached and him and his family extradited!
    God willing, Trump will be out of our lives forever!
    In God we trust!

  17. Wow so Americans are too illiterate to understand exactly how this criminal harmed our democracy? Instead of EXPLAINING what rhe Constitution says, because GW Bush ended civics classes in high school, the Democrats give impeachment the bum's rush. Obstruction of Congress is clear, Abuse of Power not so much…not nearly as clear as the Emoluments Clause violations.
    This is capitulation to the Alan Greenspan "Lets Turn America Into A Banana Relublic" gang.
    I think it was John Dean who suggested Impeach, then dont send it to the Senate right away and gather more information. Make those traitors squirm. I like that idea.

  18. The problem is not Trump.
    The problem is half of America is STUPID AND LAZY.
    The real issue is that there is no way to impeach those PEOPLE.

  19. It's Democrats, and the media's fault he won't be impeached.

    They overplayed their hand with Mueller, saying he was a Russian spy etc.

  20. Not sure how to honestly take this… because for better or worse this shows democrats think the public are morons at large and in general… not that i disagree, but still…

  21. This impeachment crap will bite the dems in the ass. What they did is completely against the law and everyone knows it. 65% of Americans don't want him impeached. But oh well. At least he will win the next election.

  22. What a joke .. can't beat Trump an election!
    This is an abuse of power by them. .
    New playbook if your side lost impeach the president.

  23. It is all moot, the senate is more corrupt than the republicans in the house. The senate even has their pocket two faced corrupt republican Manchin.

  24. The next dumber and dumber movie has got lot's of speculative conjecture for a great movie, can someone let them know this title for the movie
    'democrats and republicans'
    And if someone can create a joke about the greatest shit hole country on the planet, with stars and stripes, and frills and banners, throw in a false flag theme laced with diversionary tactics, and you could get a job on this movie.
    #dumberanddumber
    #democratsandrepublicans
    #thewaIkngDEAD #usaFAGS
    #WWJD #usaFAGG0TS
    #JUDGEMENTDAY #FAGGOTS
    #FAGGOTSfortheFIRE

  25. My guess more political theatre for as you say Farron the public. Always more goes on behind the scenes. What we (are allowed) to see/know is only the tip of the iceberg.

  26. BULLSHIT! The American people can understand that he's not supposed to be profiting off the office. The only message this is sending is "we're fucking cowards, and he can break every law on the books all he wants accept for attacking our beloved establishment annointed one."
    FUCK THE DUMBASSCRATS AND FUCK PELOSI! I can't wait for her to have to answer for the last couple years to her constituents.

  27. 過去的總統造成嚴重影響經濟破壞了。相信trump會令經濟增長只係有人阻止破壞
    若是太多追究必然會倒退。
    依我提醒不要搬石頭打自己的腳。

  28. Democrats introduce while reputincans defy, deny and deceive to protect a criminal nutcase over country and oath they swore, smfh.. Very telling of their sorry asses. Unreal how many lost sorry ass souls are accepting such behavior. America is mentally challenged.

  29. This is a crime in itself that many charges cant be used against him . He was told this at the beginning snd told us that he would be skating on these charges .

  30. The way I understand it, the emolument violations are still being investigated. That's another committee, and might be added to the list later.
    All the financial crimes can be dealt with by the courts after he's out of office, so there's really no need for Congress to take that on.

    If they were to put every impeachable offense on that list, this would have been an endless impeachment procedure!

  31. This is sad. Maxine used to stand up to nonsense like this. I am sure Trump is celebrating the gift of re-election the Democrats are giving him.

  32. Which public are you talking to? Have you spoken to anyone but MSM-heads who oogle-eye Rachel Madcow? I am in the real world and all the true progressives (Jimmy Dore, Aaron Mate, Lee Camp, etc) are laughing at the Democrats and pitying them. Also everyone I speak to on the street is with Trump on this in California. We could lose CA over this.

  33. So what ur saying, Farron, is that the Dems had to dumb down the impeachment articles to the simplest possible, coz Americans have the attention span of a goldfish and the average intelligence of a bovine. Yup. Sounds legit. That matches the impression, we in the rest of the world have of Americans after the last 3 years.

  34. Trump, DO let the door hit you in the rump on the way OUT. Thanks to the
    hundreds of government officials who helped you leave. Next after
    impeachment by the senate let the prosecutors have at you unfettered unlike
    was Mueller from punishing you when you hid behind a theorem that a
    sitting president cannot be indicted- that needs to be changed. You
    brought this on yourself with your own lack of humility,
    non-remorsefulness, arrogance, constant dishonesty and encouraging
    otherwise good people to join your nefarious ways we all want in our
    rear view mirror.

  35. Trump, DO let the door hit you in the rump on the way OUT. Thanks to the
    hundreds of government officials who helped you leave. Next after
    impeachment by the senate let the prosecutors have at you unfettered unlike
    was Mueller from punishing you when you hid behind a theorem that a
    sitting president cannot be indicted- that needs to be changed. You
    brought this on yourself with your own lack of humility,
    non-remorsefulness, arrogance, constant dishonesty and encouraging
    otherwise good people to join your nefarious ways we all want in our
    rear view mirror.

  36. Trump, DO let the door hit you in the rump on the way OUT. Thanks to the
    hundreds of government officials who helped you leave. Next after
    impeachment by the senate let the prosecutors have at you unfettered unlike
    was Mueller from punishing you when you hid behind a theorem that a
    sitting president cannot be indicted- that needs to be changed. You
    brought this on yourself with your own lack of humility,
    non-remorsefulness, arrogance, constant dishonesty and encouraging
    otherwise good people to join your nefarious ways we all want in our
    rear view mirror.

  37. Trump, DO let the door hit you in the rump on the way OUT. Thanks to the
    hundreds of government officials who helped you leave. Next after
    impeachment by the senate let the prosecutors have at you unfettered unlike
    was Mueller from punishing you when you hid behind a theorem that a
    sitting president cannot be indicted- that needs to be changed. You
    brought this on yourself with your own lack of humility,
    non-remorsefulness, arrogance, constant dishonesty and encouraging
    otherwise good people to join your nefarious ways we all want in our
    rear view mirror.

  38. Trump, DO let the door hit you in the rump on the way OUT. Thanks to the
    hundreds of government officials who helped you leave. Next after
    impeachment by the senate let the prosecutors have at you unfettered unlike
    was Mueller from punishing you when you hid behind a theorem that a
    sitting president cannot be indicted- that needs to be changed. You
    brought this on yourself with your own lack of humility,
    non-remorsefulness, arrogance, constant dishonesty and encouraging
    otherwise good people to join your nefarious ways we all want in our
    rear view mirror.

  39. UNTIL SHE STARTS SAYING THE TRUTH AND STOP BEING NAKED THEN WELL TALK DNT DESTROY THE WORLD AND CALL URSELF DEMOCRAT….TO ME ITS DEMOCRAP

  40. There was a reason Al Capone was done for tax fraud. A lot of the time simplicity it best and lets even the laziest human being understand. Especially with Americans. I’m from a country that encourages intellectual curiosity and critical thinking from year dot. You ask why in class, finding out why and writing essays on why you concurring or refuting your research is your assignment. When it comes to wilful ignorance I’m sorry to say America is top of the class. There is a saying “ know your audience “. The Democrats obviously do.

  41. He’ll get impeached by the Dems and then acquitted with a 100% majority by the Republicans. End of story. Our system of government is too weak and ineffective to deal with someone like Trump and his cult.

  42. Good point. But I would still like to have him charged with more crimes.
    Watching your ads clean shaven makes me laugh. Still not sure about the beard. Just a thought.

  43. Thank you – you made me go look ! Section 4 is one about impeachment. For full blown impeachment a sitting president has to convicted in the Senate. As far subpoenas as Congress and Excutive Branch are co-equal. The court system is the referee. At this point the President can say no. There is a case right now in the supreme court. Don Mcgan- former white counsel for President Trump. Subpoena was issued by Adam Schiff.
    That one there will be a pivotal ruling.

  44. Pelosi was right not to push for impeachment. What about the really important issues before us? Edcation, water purity, infrastructure? Fuck Trump. Lets beat him at the polls.

  45. SOLD OUT! …. Chuck & Nancy have as much Chance of "Convicting" on a paltry (2) Articles? As does Chuck & Nancy (alone), have in catching a greased Pig!

  46. I agree with you but just like you said, because the Democrats if they bring the Mueller report it will be seen as "sewer grapes" and because, this country is so freaking divided that is ridiculous! Trump was allow to do whatever and say whatever since day one, and nothing was said but encourage. So he made it the norm, once it happened, it was and it is harder to convince people that what he is doing is not right. The only Republican that had the guts to do that passed away, so the rest fell in line, even if they weren't sure.

    If this will put a doubt on the people to think about "voting the other way", I think that what we will need is to have a good solid candidate that people can levitate to. But with our partisan divisions, that will be very hard to do.

  47. Not too sure how the libtards can say OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS since the phony hearings were done unconstitutionally by an intelligence committee.

  48. It’s sad that the articles have to be dumbed down to the lowest common denominator of American intelligence and attention span…

  49. I think things have gone about as well as could be expected from all parties involved. Everyone knew the GOP would make this a circus, everyone knew the Dems would impeach him over this. The GOP want nothing more than for this to just 'go away' OR drag it out in the House for months on end. The House, not the Senate. Because if it is dragged out in the House, they can continue to demonize the Democrats (which I mean, they will anyways, but I digress). So while I get where you are coming from Farron, and I agree with it, I think the Democrats, like I said, have done about as well as you could reasonably expect, and sticking to the case here, this is about as good as it could've possibly been.

    If the Senate must take it up in trial, well…that's the GOP's court now. If they then drag out the proceedings for weeks and months, then it will be the GOP who looks bad. On the flip side, if they rush through a super-fast trial, and acquit him in only a few days, the GOP also look bad, it'll show they're obviously protecting him (which the moronic Trump followers would love, but the rest of us would see it for what it is).

    Like you said Farron, the Ukraine story is something the public can follow and understand. He leveraged money for a favor on a political opponent. BAM, straightforward, to the point, and easy to follow. If he's acquitted in the Senate, fine, the voting public won't forget that so easily when election day comes up, and a lot of Republicans are gonna lose their jobs over it. They probably will even if they remove him, but at least people would say the GOP did the right thing for once.

  50. It's because the Republicans were just waiting for them to add something from the Mueller report to then use that to shoot it down immediately.Because they have already sold the Mueller report as a fail…and will bang that drum….But still they will bang that drum regardless.
    So in the end….it doesn't matter…..They the Senate Repubs have already said that they don't believe in the rule of law…They the Senate Repubs have already said that they will not vote for impeachment regardless….
    You have a lawless Senate and the outcome of no impeachment is to be expected from them.
    So Trump will be impeached in the House but not the Senate.This will wrap up before the Primaries and we will then move on to remove Trump by voting him out.
    Very cut and dry.

  51. They should've included witness tampering and intimidation. It is beyond ridiculous for a president to be using twitter to verbally abuse people all the time, and spread constant disinformation.

  52. The next Democratic debate will show their definition of the word “diversity“. Liars, hypocrites, pedophiles and thieves… The violent evil left is going down

  53. FARRON! FARRON!! BUT IF DEMS DON'T WIN, THEY'LL SAY LOUDLY & SHAMELESS THAT NO CRIMES WERE FOUND & THAT TRUMP IS INOCENT.

  54. If they know they won't get a conviction then why the hell is Queen Nancy dragging the country through this? He'll be exonerated, will take 10 victory laps and cruise to a landslide in 2020. And the Dumbocrats will be all to blame.

  55. He could light cancer kids on fire on the White House lawn, and still the Senate wouldn’t remove him. There would probably be a Mitch and Lindsey co-sponsored bill on fire curing cancer. It’s just sickening.

  56. This is why he likes the uneducated. They won't read and do not care to understand what he's doing. They have decided to stay blissfully ignorant.

  57. Although I had doubts about Pelosi in the beginning, events show she has consistently handled Impeachment as a grand master! Trump is Toasted, Roasted, fully Basted, and done like dinner.

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