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Friday, November 15, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday's testimony in the House inquiry revealed that Trump committed bribery, one of the criteria for impeachment named in the Constitution. "The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections. That's bribery," Pelosi said. She noted that the witnesses who testified, State Department officials George Kent and William Taylor, were appointed by the president. Pelosi said the House hasn't decided whether to impeach the president and added that as the inquiry goes forward, Trump is welcomed to bring witnesses in his own defense. But given the evidence currently before the House, she said what Trump has done by delaying aid to Ukraine "makes what Nixon did look almost small."

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Trump's defense to bribery charges is and has been to prevent evidence from seeing the light of day.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-11-14 02:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#1 ... Trump's defense to bribery charges is and has been to prevent evidence from seeing the light of day. ...

Obstruction of justice is not a defense, it is a crime.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-14 04:27 PM | Reply

C-orruption
O-bstruction
N-egligence
S-olicitation
P-erjury
I-nducing Breach of Contract
R-acketeering
A-buse of Presidential powers
Y-!

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-11-14 09:29 PM | Reply

"Attempted" bribery is certainly part of the whole but I wouldn't rest my whole case on it without a direct line to abuse of power. . . . not to mention a few confessions/convictions of underlings.

Bribery alone is a bit of a stretch simply because the perp and the victims themselves often talk in code.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-11-15 03:55 AM | Reply

LOL

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-15 11:39 PM | Reply

At least she's going with what the focus groups said might stick.

She savvy that way.

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-16 12:33 PM | Reply

She savvy that way.

#6 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Admit it. She is your worst nightmare.

You cannot Intimidate her.

One wonders when the Smears and Lies and a chant to "lock her up!" begin?

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-16 03:33 PM | Reply

Funny!!!!!! everything so far has been hearsay and opinion.

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-11-16 04:05 PM | Reply

If the defense is HEARSAY!!!!!! then Combover Quisling needs to allow those with first person information to testify. If he could guarantee that his WH sycophants would lie under oath to cover him, OR if they had exculpatory evidence, why won't he let them testify? It's because there is no defense, he's guilty as sin and this will come down to "it's not impeachable."

Both defenses are BS lies, we will hear next week from at least two first person witnesses, and bribary IS impeachable especially when it involves cheating to win the 2020 election.

#9 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2019-11-16 04:27 PM | Reply

U.S. Code 201(b)(2)(A) - - entitled "bribery" - - specifically makes it a crime for a public official even to just "seek" a bribe.

#10 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2019-11-16 04:38 PM | Reply

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Is it always bribery when aid is conditional on an action by the recipient or only when Trump does it? By this definition how is any form of commerce not bribery?

#11 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-11-17 12:10 PM | Reply

For instance, I just bribe a guy to install tires on my car.

#12 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-11-17 12:12 PM | Reply

Is it always bribery when aid is conditional on an action by the recipient or only when Trump does it? By this definition how is any form of commerce not bribery?
#11 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-11-17 12:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

For instance, I just bribe a guy to install tires on my car.
#12 | Posted by visitor_

You're an idiot.

#13 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-11-17 12:15 PM | Reply

I win.

#14 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-11-17 12:32 PM | Reply

VISITOR

"For instance, I just bribe[d] a guy to install tires on my car."

Howso? Did he slip the money into his pocket instead of the cash register?

If not, all you did was pay for a service.

If so, congratulations. You just facilitated a tax cheat.

#15 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-11-17 12:58 PM | Reply

Funny!!!!!! everything so far has been hearsay and opinion.

#8 | Posted by Sniper

All are professionals telling you what they heard.

so shut up already.

No one wants to hear YOUR stupid hearsay OR opinion.

You are not a professional and you haven't a clue. Hold your horses.

The president is not even on trial, yet.

This is not a court of law. That's the Senates job.

lol Like the Senate will do its job!

No matter. Humpy will be Impeached. And I am loving it!

He and his deplorable minions sure have earned it.

#16 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-17 01:01 PM | Reply

I win.

#14 | Posted by visitor_

We know...

in your addled mind you think you are always "Winning!"

One would think you were tired of all this "winning"

enjoy your "winnings!"

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-17 01:04 PM | Reply

For instance, I just bribe a guy to install tires on my car.

#12 | Posted by visitor_

I miss Hans... this one should be for the record books.

Bribery - means giving or receiving an unearned reward to influence someone's behaviour. One common form of bribery is a "kickback" - an unearned reward following favourable treatment. Both are corrupt.

Corruption - is any unlawful or improper behaviour that seeks to gain an advantage through illegitimate means.

Pay attention Visitor_ There will be a test.

One is glad to be of service.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-17 01:07 PM | Reply

Is it always bribery when aid is conditional on an action by the recipient or only when Trump does it? By this definition how is any form of commerce not bribery?
#11 | POSTED BY VISITOR

Are you really that stupid or do you just act like it on the internet?

#19 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-11-17 06:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

By this definition how is any form of commerce not bribery? - visitor

This is true, there is a fine line between bribery and negotiation.

The only way Imo bribery would come into play for the President is if asked someone to do something illegal for money/power, and without something within his authority.

Haven't seen any evidence looking into Biden as being outside his authority. Biden brought it up. Obama admin was concerned about impropriety.

Hell probably the reason he didn't run in 2016, because Hillary would expose it. Now she's out of it..

#20 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-17 06:20 PM | Reply

"By this definition how is any form of commerce not bribery?"

The bribery isn't an open market item of commerce available to everyone.

#21 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-11-17 06:28 PM | Reply

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