Time to initiate impeachment proceedings—Donald Trump just put the U.S. presidency up for sale

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Donald Trump told the world Wednesday evening that the U.S. presidency is up for sale to the highest bidder. When asked by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos if he would accept help from a foreign government to win reelection in 2020, Trump said he would.

“If somebody called from a country—Norway—we have information on your opponent—oh. I think I’d want to hear it,” Trump said.

“You want that kind of interference in our elections?” Stephanopoulos queried.

“It’s not an interference, they have information—I think I’d take it,” Trump responded without missing a beat.

Trump added that “maybe” he would notify the FBI. When Stephanopoulos reminded Trump that FBI director Christopher Wray told Americans they should definitely notify the FBI in such an instance, Trump shut it down. “The FBI director is wrong,” he said unequivocally.

It is time for Congress to act. Whatever Trump has or hasn’t done in the past, whatever the Mueller report did or did not prove, Trump is now letting every one of America’s foreign adversaries know that he would accept their help—the exact opposite of the oath he took to “ preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Security experts have warned about how dangerous this is. It puts a price tag on the presidency—whoever helps Trump get reelected will then be able to call in favors. It is Trump’s “Russia, are you listening?” on steroids, an invitation amplified around the world. And given Russian President Vladimir Putin’s success in bending Trump to his will, why wouldn’t others get in the game? China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Ukraine, Poland, who knows? The options for foreign influence are endless. And yes, our most committed foreign adversaries could actually get into a bidding war over which government and their hackers could help Trump the most. In other words, Trump put a fricking target on our 2020 elections, and Mitch McConnell is now conveniently blocking an election security bill designed to help protect our elections from being breached by outside actors.

At the same time, Trump is the gift that keeps on giving to Putin. Putin’s No. 1 goal in 2016 wasn’t necessarily getting Trump elected, it was undermining U.S. democracy. The most effective ways to do that were by stoking division among American citizens and sowing doubts about the integrity of U.S. elections—the beating heart of our democracy. Trump stokes division in America tweet by tweet, hour by hour, day by day, and speech by speech. It’s a given now. Mission accomplished there.

But by telling the world he would accept foreign influence, interference, meddling, hacking, cyberattacks—call it what you will—he is already sowing voters’ doubts about the integrity of the 2020 results. What a gem for Putin.

Whether Trump is actually a Russia asset or not is now beside the point. He may very well be compromised by Russia. But bottom line: He will happily be compromised by anyone so long as they help him get reelected next year. Could be hacking, could be dark money, or frankly, it could be worse.

That is now out there in the ether. Whatever he says going forward is meaningless—that genie cannot be put back in the bottle. And it is time for Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings against a man who is publicly and overtly shredding his oath to “faithfully execute” his duties as president.

Watch Trump put the presidency up for sale below.

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8 Comments on "Time to initiate impeachment proceedings—Donald Trump just put the U.S. presidency up for sale"

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Linda
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Linda

OMG….what a badtard!!!! How can he actually believe he can get away with this shit????

David Bishop
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David Bishop

Pelosi won’t allow it. We can count on her! hyuck hyuck, where’s my ‘smart’ phone, something’s been posted to facebook about who I should vote for in 2020!

Allan
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Allan

UN-BE-LEIVABLE !
So…we’ll call out to Julian Assange, use his ‘oppo’ stolen data to corrupt a US Presidential election, then execute an extradition

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
Pelosi , will go for impeachment at the right time …. Evidence must be considered and collated ,In its-proper sequence. . She’s been there a long time , and knows how to get Trump furiously angry… He’s unable to control his anger when she’s around….He goes ballistic, and screws up …. Let them go , and see where we go from here . Let’s get it right before we act …The US Presidency HAS BEEN UP FOR SALE , sense TRUMP took OFFICE . He’s the biggest lier, cheat and thief, that’s ever been in the presidency , he can’t… Read more »
Sick of the Con
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Sick of the Con

Really! I am upset that with all the glaring criminality, they are still waiting for a Trump voter or McConnell to ok impeachment? We will be in a war with Iran before we know it. I don’t even get these weaklings. Thanks Feckless Nancy, wait to investigate obvious criminal conspiracy when the criminals refuse to abide by any norms of society. No other evidence will be revealed that we have not seen. Stop kicking the can and destroy everything this man has before he destroys everything we have.

Elli
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Elli

THat is our delusional illegal president. He can’t be called president because he does not act like one. He has no ethics and smarts whatsoever. He needs to be locked up before he does anymore damage to this country. That also includes his kids. They are just a corrupt as he is.

Reeby
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Reeby

He just added another clear cut reason for Impeachment. Do it NOW Dems we cannot afford to let this criminal president slither away.

Sick of the Con
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Sick of the Con
I am just sick. I could not read the Mueller report, because it is obvious that they put a respected republican in knowing that he would not damage Trump. Every day Trump opens his mouth, he professes his intent for his criminal conspiracy to win the presidency and Mueller did not bother to interview him or djt jr.? The dems wait to do any real investigation work , because they don’t want to hinder Mueller? They did not even know the scope of what he was investigating. Then, when they start investigating, Barr is put in to block and assist… Read more »