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1. The magnitude of what happened in Ukraine-gate needs to be put in simple terms. The President of the United States was attempting either to get the former vice president locked up in a foreign country, or to browbeat a struggling ally to launch a bogus criminal investigation..
2...for purely political purposes. The criminal investigation or lock up would be based on the former VP having acted on not only American policy, but policy of Western Europe and the IMF. Assume for a moment that there was not the added threat from Trump withholding military...
3...aid at the time he as pushing and pushing and pushing - through his aides, through the State Department, through his personal lawyer and directly in his phone call - for a country under attack and dependent on US military support to conduct this bogus investigation. He....
4...had the power of the United States, demanding a criminal investigation of an American. If the president did that in the United States, *it would be illegal.* Doing it in a foreign government is beyond obscene. Now, add in that he was withholding aid at the exact same time....
5...he was extorting Ukraine to launch a criminal investigation of the former VP for his being part of a pan-Western campaign to rid Ukraine of a corrupt prosecutor. How did Triump see this ending? With Biden being extradited?

So, if the GOP continues down this path...
6...we need to make it very very clear: If THIS is now OK, the next dem president must press every ally in the world to investigate Trump's businesses, particularly in countries where he is doing business with thugs. The president has to press investigation of @LindseyGrahamSC...
@LindseyGrahamSC 7...for his relations to Russia (Estonia would be a great place to do that.) We need to be ready to extradite Lindsey and any other GOPr for ANYTHING they did that was improper, that is found by a foreign country under pressure from the Democratic American president....
@LindseyGrahamSC you want to argue that attempting to get a former VP and political rival locked up overseas by using Presidential pressure is fine? Then get ready. Because I have no doubt that there is a lot to find out about all of you, and as @LindseyGrahamSC is rotting.....
@LindseyGrahamSC an Estonian jail because the democratic President pushed them to launch a bogus investigation, we can reply to his whining by saying: "This is patriotic, remember, you sleaze? This is fine to do. Lock up political opponents, just like a 3d world nation. And that's fine."
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