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Rudy Giuliani is in Ukraine because the GOP-led Senate is signaling acquittal: Ex-ethics chief

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Former director of government ethics, Walter Shaub

Former director for the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub, noted that the U.S. Senate Republicans are signaling their intent to acquit President Donald Trump, and that’s why Rudy Giuliani is in Ukraine this week.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Giuliani went to Ukraine to continue on his campaign to find dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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“Giuliani is in Ukraine because Republican Senators have irresponsibly signaled an intent to acquit Trump,” said Shaub. “When people talk about setting a dangerous precedent, they’re not posing hypotheticals. Trump’s effort to rig the election is ongoing and an imminent threat to democracy.”

He was responding to CNN reporter Jim Sciutto explaining what Giuliani was up to while overseas.

“Given that the president’s personal lawyer is now in Ukraine meeting with friendly ex-prosecutors, what evidence is there that Trump believes he faces consequences for soliciting foreign help or interference in the election?” Sciutto asked.

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Nancy Pelosi missed a big opportunity in impeachment — but she still has time to fix it

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has her reasons for limiting her impeachment articles to offenses stemming from the abuses and violations related to Ukraine. Unfortunately, she declined to pursue a broader impeachment approach that recognizes multiple provable, serious violations of the Constitution. Speaker Pelosi overruled Chairs of Committees, including the Judiciary Committee, and other senior lawmakers who wanted to forward to the Senate a broader array of impeachable offenses.

Having lost four of the last five House elections to the worst Republican Party in history, Speaker Pelosi remains cautious. She is overly worried about the conservative Democrats who won congressional seats in 2018 in Republican, pro-Trump districts. Endangering their seats might, Pelosi fears, lead to the loss of the House in 2020 and, more immediately, risk not having the votes in the House to pass additional impeachable offenses.

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“The question is going to come to ‘Have you heard enough to make a decision or do you want witnesses?’ If people say, ‘We’re ready to vote,’ we’re going to vote right then,” explained Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY).

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Are Trump and his circle manipulating the markets for personal gain? Here’s the evidence

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Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstructing a congressional investigation into his attempt to blackmail a foreign country into aiding him in the 2020 presidential election. He is now the third president in American history to have earned that ignominious distinction.

Trump will not be convicted by the Republicans in the Senate for his crimes.

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