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Sam Berger: One of the strangest parts of the #ImpeachmentTrial are the John Bolton revelations that blew up the whole Trump defense. Bolton said he was there & heard what Trump said to Ukraine.
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: Guess what? When we have a trial, we can bring people in, put them under oath, and have them tell us what they know!
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: It disrupts the natural flow of a trial. They have evidence, I have evidence. They have witnesses, I have witnesses.
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Rick: The difference between Trump & Zelensky is like the Commissioner of Baseball & the guy who runs my son's Little League.
Sam Berger: Yes, but does the guy who runs your kid's Little League need the Commissioner of Baseball?
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: The House Judiciary Report goes through and outlines two crimes--bribery & wire services fraud. There are criminal penalties to go along with this. When you add other people, it becomes criminal conspiracy.
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: When Trump committed high crimes & misdemeanors, he also committed federal crimes.
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: Abuse of power is really at the core for the need for impeachment, and that was the main concern of the Founders--someone who would use it for personal gain, for example.
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: The House doesn't make charges with federal crimes--that's the Dept. of Justice who would do that, but under Trump...
Rick: ...it's in the bag.
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: When you violate the public trust, you lose your job. The same thing should happen to Donald Trump.
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: The best way to get rid of the guy who's cheating is to have a fair election & let the people vote him out.
That's never made sense to me b/c he doesn't want to be voted out so he'll cheat again.
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: Don't forget, Trump's personal attorney is in jail. The notion that Trump would cheat in this election is shocking is ridiculous--every time Trump has the chance to cheat, he does.
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: Why did Republicans want to remove the same prosecutor that the Obama administration did? Because he was corrupt. Biden's fighting corruption, regardless, not just in the US but across the world.
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: Comparing Biden's saying he'd withhold money till the prosecutor was fired with Trump's withholding aid till Ukraine investigates Biden is like being arrested for robbing a bank. "Yes, I had a gun--but when the police showed up, they had guns, too!"
@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: I worry this ends up as some kind of, "Who says it's bad to cheat in an election?"
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: Friday feels like a long time away from today; I think there will be a tremendous amt of pressure on Senators to hear from witnesses, esp. John Bolton.
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@SamBerger_DC @amprog @CAPAction Sam Berger: If Trump did nothing wrong, he should be happy to have people on the call come forward and say what happened.
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