Friends in Ukrainian places

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    Ukrainian President: “We are ready to continue to cooperate for the next steps specifically we are almost ready to buy more Javelins (Guided Rocket Launchers) from the U.S for defense purposes.”

    President Trump: “I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.”

    The rest of the transcript is linked here: Ukraine Call Transcript

    U.S. President Donald Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate democratic nominee Joe Biden’s business deals in the country. This is not only frowned upon in international politics but actually illegal under the united states constitution that prohibits foreign involvement in US elections. Due to the fact that Donald Trump and Joe Biden are running for president, any information gained on him by Ukraine at the order of Donald Trump would be counted as illegal. Even asking Ukraine to investigate a political opponent is considered illegal. However against what many would expect from the president, he didn’t simply deny in an all caps twitter rant (though he did do that too), he had his lawyer admit to it on national T.V.

    Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, went on multiple news outlets in the days following the release of this information and just told everyone that the rumors were true, but added that they weren’t illegal. His justification was that Biden had committed wrong-doing by using his influence as vice president under Obama to get his son a high paying job in Ukraine. Despite the fact that this has already been debunked, as previously stated due to the fact Trump and Biden are running for president the actions taken by the president are illegal. But what exactly happens when the president obviously breaks a law?

    Last week house speaker Nancy Pelosi accounted for a formal impeachment inquiry into the president. Impeachment has only happened to 4 presidents, Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and now Donald Trump. Trump finds himself in a club with Nixon’s watergate and Bills Clinton’s perjury scandal, which isn’t something to be proud of. If found guilty of treason or obstruction of justice Trump could be removed from office and tried in court, where he would almost surely lose. So how has the president responded to impeachment?

    In response to these allegations of wrongdoing Trump has agreed to cooperate fully to clear his name.

    Just kidding, he called the person who revealed the information guilty of treason and threatened a civil war unlike anything the US has seen, on Twitter.

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