President Trump on July 25, 2019, telephoned President Zelensky of Ukraine and asked him to investigate Joe Biden, Trump’s political opponent, and Cloud-Strike a theory about a Democratic Party server hacked by the Russians in 2016 being located somewhere in Ukraine. Newly revealed emails reveal that ninety minutes after the call ended Trump started the process to withhold foreign aid funds to Ukraine previously appropriated by Congress. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on December 18, 2019, voted to impeach the President of the United States for abuse of his presidential powers. The Republican-controlled Senate will conduct a trial based on the record sent over from the House but will not subpoena new witnesses with knowledge of the events. That’s how the American political system works. This is a political trial. There are no rules of evidence that dictate procedures like in a regular trial. A simple majority of Senators can do whatever they want and the Republican-controlled Senate will conduct what amounts to a “sham trial” and find the president not guilty. That’s simple logic. That’s how the system works. No matter how hard the democrats try to change the outcome it will not happen. Republicans don’t want additional witnesses to testify because they know their testimony will be damaging to Trump. And the assertion that Trump wants VP Biden and his son Hunter to testify is a ruse ─ a trick intended to deceive someone. If Biden and his son testify then the president’s men would also have too and their testimony would more likely than not implicate Trump in a corrupt scheme and prove he abused his presidential powers. The president and the Republican-controlled Senate don’t want to know the truth because they know the truth will hurt trump; anyone with common sense knows that. President Trump will be found not guilty by the Senate but he will not be exonerated. To exonerate is to clear of blame or fault, a “sham trial” for appearance sake only will not exonerate the president.
Nixon, who appeared “tense” to a New York Times reporter, was questioned about his role in the Watergate burglary scandal and efforts to cover up the fact that members of his re-election committee had funded the break-in. Nixon replied, “People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook….”
The president of the United States, Donald J. Trump will be found not guilty by the Senate but the American people will not know if their president is a crook.

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