"Donald John Trump engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States...President Trump gravely endangered the security of the United States and its institutions of Government."
"He threatened the integrity of the democratic system, interfered with the peaceful transition of power, and imperiled a coequal branch of Government. He thereby betrayed his trust as President, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States."
"Donald John Trump, by such conduct, has demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy, and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office, and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law."
"Donald John Trump thus warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy
any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States."

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9 Jan
"Those familiar with American history know that the Capitol riot was hardly the first effort to overturn extralegally the results of a democratic election. The Reconstruction era and the years that followed witnessed many such events." - Eric Foner thenation.com/article/politi…
"As recently as 2013,the Supreme Court eviscerated key provisions of the Voting Rights Act,opening the door to widespread efforts in Republican-controlled states to suppress the ability to vote. Let’s not assume that until the Capitol riot the US was a well-functioning democracy"
January 6 may be the first time the Confederate flag was openly displayed in the Capitol building—a shocking sight that, I hope, will never be repeated. But...Trump has consciously identified his presidency with the Confederacy and the white nationalism at its core."
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Edited version: Trump, whose original business partners in Atlantic City were mobsters and who has spent his career working directly with career criminals, calls the Bidens “an organized crime family.”
Felix Sater, Kenny Shapiro, Dan Sullivan are/were people who are/were *actually mobbed up* and Trump embraced them as business partners bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
And Trump — along with Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric — were permanently barred from serving in any NY-based philanthropy after looting their own “charitable” foundation. bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
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4 Oct 20
Conley, at a Walter Reed presser, says Trump has "continued to improve." He says Trump has had "two transient drops in his oxygen saturation."
The oxygen drops made him "concerned about rapid progression" of Trump's illness.
He says the president is now on dexamethasone. Dexamethasone "is used in the treatment of many conditions, including rheumatic problems, a number of skin diseases, severe allergies, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease..." and other maladies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexametha…
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Ten doctors at Walter Reed discussing Trump’s health. Dr. Conley says they are “extremely happy” with the president’s profess. Image
Trump is going to stay on a five-day remdesivir treatment.
Trump’s not on oxygen. They say he hasn’t been in it at all today. Reporter doesn’t follow up if he was on it last night. Dr. Conley says he doesn’t anticipate Trump needing to go on oxygen this week. Won’t disclose “specific numbers” about Trump’s fever.
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27 Sep 20
“He doesn't have a birth certificate. Now, he may have one but there's something on that birth -- maybe religion, maybe it says he is a Muslim. I don't know. Maybe he doesn't want that. Or he may not have one.” - Trump on Obama, 2011
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. …They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” - Trump, 2015
“Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president? I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not supposed to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"  - Trump on Fiorina, 2015
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18 Sep 20
"I'm the best thing that has ever happened to Puerto Rico" says Trump, who:

- Responded too late to Puerto Rico's disaster needs; thousands died there.
- Tossed paper towels to a crowd during his only appearance there.
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He also threatened to veto a $4.7 billion emergency aid package intended to help Puerto Rico recover from a series of damaging earthquakes. washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020…
And he held a grudge against our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, apparently because he didn't like all the bad press he received for ignoring the island's needs and challenges: bloomberg.com/opinion/articl…
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