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TODAY THES COUNTRY HEARD THE TODAY THES COUNTRY HEARD THE FINAL CASE FOR THE IMPEACHMENT FINAL CASE FOR THE IMPEACHMENT OF DONALD J TRUMP OF DONALD J TRUMP LIKE A PROSECUTOR’S SUMMATION TO LIKE A PROSECUTOR’S SUMMATION TO THETO JURY, DOWNCOUNSEL FOR THE THETO JURY, DOWNCOUNSEL FOR THE JUDICIARY TOLD THEM HOW THEY JUDICIARY TOLD THEM HOW THEY OBSTRUCTED CONGRESS

OBSTRUCTED CONGRESS TODAY ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT TODAY ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT THIS WEEK AGAINST PRESIDENT THIS WEEK AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP TRUMP LAWMAKERS HEARD FROM LAWYERS LAWMAKERS HEARD FROM LAWYERS REPRESENTING BOTH THE DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTING BOTH THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY AND THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY AND THE REPUBLICAN MINORITY MINORITY

EACH MAKING THEIR FINAL CLOSING EACH MAKING THEIR FINAL CLOSING CASE IN THIS PHASE OF THE CASE IN THIS PHASE OF THE HOUSE’S IMPEACHMENT DRIVE HOUSE’S IMPEACHMENT DRIVE DEMOCRATIC COUNSEL DANNY GOLDMAN DEMOCRATIC COUNSEL DANNY GOLDMAN SUMMARIZED THE 300 PAGE REPORT SUMMARIZED THE 300 PAGE REPORT FROM THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE FROM THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HIGHLIGHTING THE COMMITTEE HIGHLIGHTING THE OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE, HE SAID, OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE, HE SAID, THAT SHOWED THEDE PRESIDENT ABUS THAT SHOWED THEDE PRESIDENT ABUS HISPR POWER HISPR POWER HE SAID THERE’S AN URGENCY TO HE SAID THERE’S AN URGENCY TO NOW STOPPING HIM

NOW STOPPING HIM CITING RUDY GIULIANI’S LATEST CITING RUDY GIULIANI’S LATEST EXPEDITION TO UKRAINE FOR MORE EXPEDITION TO UKRAINE FOR MORE POLITICAL DIRT, FOR EXAMPLE, POLITICAL DIRT, FOR EXAMPLE, GOLD MAN SAID THE PRESIDENT’S GOLD MAN SAID THE PRESIDENT’S SOLICITATION OF FOREIGN SOLICITATION OF FOREIGN INTERFERENCE REPRESENTS A CLEAR INTERFERENCE REPRESENTS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THIS AND PRESENT DANGER TO THIS COUNTRY COUNTRY >> PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PERSISTENT >> PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PERSISTENT AND CONTINUING EFFORT TO COERCE AND CONTINUING EFFORT TO COERCE A FOREIGN COUNTRY TO HELP HIM A FOREIGN COUNTRY TO HELP HIM CHEAT TO WIN AN ELECTION IS A CHEAT TO WIN AN ELECTION IS A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO OUR CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO OUR FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS AND TO FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS AND TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY OUR NATIONAL SECURITY

THE EVIDENCE FROM THESE THE EVIDENCE FROM THESE WITNESSES CANNOT SERIOUSLY BE WITNESSES CANNOT SERIOUSLY BE DISPUTED DISPUTED THE PRESIDENT PLACED HIS THE PRESIDENT PLACED HIS PERSONAL INTERESTS ABOVE THE PERSONAL INTERESTS ABOVE THE NATION’S INTERESTS IN ORDER TO NATION’S INTERESTS IN ORDER TO HELP HIS OWN RE-ELECTION HELP HIS OWN RE-ELECTION EFFORTS EFFORTS >> MOST IMPORTANT, GOLDMAN MADE >> MOST IMPORTANT, GOLDMAN MADE CLEAR THAT FROM START TO FINISH CLEAR THAT FROM START TO FINISH THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF WAS THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF WAS DIRECTING THE SCHEME TO EXTORT DIRECTING THE SCHEME TO EXTORT UKRAINE

UKRAINE HERE’S HOW HE ANSWERED A SERIES HERE’S HOW HE ANSWERED A SERIES OF RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS POSED BY OF RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS POSED BY DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN ERIC DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN ERIC SWALWELL SWALWELL >> WHO SENT RUDY GIULIANI TO >> WHO SENT RUDY GIULIANI TO UKRAINE TO SMEAR JOE BIDEN? UKRAINE TO SMEAR JOE BIDEN? >> PRESIDENT TRUMP >> PRESIDENT TRUMP

>> WHO FIRED THE ANTI-CORRUPTION >> WHO FIRED THE ANTI-CORRUPTION AMBASSADOR INCO UKRAINE, MARIE AMBASSADOR INCO UKRAINE, MARIE YOVANOVICH YOVANOVICH >> PRESIDENT TRUMP >> PRESIDENT TRUMP >> WHO TOLD THEM TO WORK WITH >> WHO TOLD THEM TO WORK WITH RUDY GIULIANI ON UKRAINE? RUDY GIULIANI ON UKRAINE? >> PRESIDENT TRUMP

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP >> WHO TOLD VICE PRESIDENT PENCE >> WHO TOLD VICE PRESIDENT PENCE TO NOT GO TO PRESIDENT TO NOT GO TO PRESIDENT ZELENSKY’S INAUGURATION? ZELENSKY’S INAUGURATION? >> PRESIDENT TRUMP >> PRESIDENT TRUMP >> WHO ORDERED HIS OWN CHIEF OF >> WHO ORDERED HIS OWN CHIEF OF STAFF, MICK MULVANEY, TO STAFF, MICK MULVANEY, TO WITHHOLD CRITICAL MILITARY WITHHOLD CRITICAL MILITARY ASSISTANCE FOR UKRAINE ASSISTANCE FOR UKRAINE

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP >> PRESIDENT TRUMP >> WHO ASKED PRESIDENT ZELENSKY >> WHO ASKED PRESIDENT ZELENSKY FOR A FAVOR? FOR A FAVOR? >> PRESIDENT TRUMP >> PRESIDENT TRUMP >> WHO PERSONALLY ASKED >> WHO PERSONALLY ASKED PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO PRESIDENT ZELENSKY TO INVESTIGATE HIS POLITICAL RIVAL, INVESTIGATE HIS POLITICAL RIVAL, JOE BIDEN? JOE BIDEN? >> PRESIDENT TRUMP

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP >> SO AS IT RELATES TO PRESIDENT >> SO AS IT RELATES TO PRESIDENT TRUMP, IS HE AN INCIDENTAL TRUMP, IS HE AN INCIDENTAL PLAYER OR A CENTRAL PLAYER IN PLAYER OR A CENTRAL PLAYER IN THIS SCHEME? THIS SCHEME? >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE CENTRAL PLAYER IN THIS SCHEME CENTRAL PLAYER IN THIS SCHEME >> THAT WAS SO WELL DONE >> THAT WAS SO WELL DONE

THE REPUBLICAN’S COUNSEL STEVE THE REPUBLICAN’S COUNSEL STEVE CASTOR OFFERED A BIZARRE CASTOR OFFERED A BIZARRE EXPLANATION EXPLANATION THAT’S THE CONVERSATION, OF THAT’S THE CONVERSATION, OF COURSE, WHERE THE PRESIDENT COURSE, WHERE THE PRESIDENT PERSONALLY ASKED ZELENSKY FOR PERSONALLY ASKED ZELENSKY FOR TWO INVESTIGATIONS, ONE INTO JOE TWO INVESTIGATIONS, ONE INTO JOE BIDEN, THE OTHER INTO THAT BIDEN, THE OTHER INTO THAT DISCREDITED CONSPIRACY THEORY DISCREDITED CONSPIRACY THEORY THAT IT WAS UKRAINE, NOT RUSSIA THAT IT WAS UKRAINE, NOT RUSSIA THAT INTERFERED IN THE 2016 THAT INTERFERED IN THE 2016 ELECTION ELECTION THE REPUBLICAN COUNSEL SAID THE REPUBLICAN COUNSEL SAID PRESIDENT TRUMP’S INTENT IN THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S INTENT IN THAT CALL WAS TO HELP THE UNITED CALL WAS TO HELP THE UNITED STATES, I LOVE THIS, MOVE STATES, I LOVE THIS, MOVE FORWARD AFTER THE RUSSIAN PROBE

FORWARD AFTER THE RUSSIAN PROBE >> TO IMPEACH A PRESIDENT WHO 63 >> TO IMPEACH A PRESIDENT WHO 63 MILLION PEOPLE VOTED FOR OVER 8 MILLION PEOPLE VOTED FOR OVER 8 LINES IN A CALL TRANSCRIPT IS LINES IN A CALL TRANSCRIPT IS BOLOGNA BOLOGNA CONTRARY TO DEMOCRAT ALLEGATIONS CONTRARY TO DEMOCRAT ALLEGATIONS PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS NOT ASKING PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS NOT ASKING FOR A FAVOR THAT WOULD HELP HIS FOR A FAVOR THAT WOULD HELP HIS RE-ELECTION RE-ELECTION

HE WAS ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE IN HE WAS ASKING FOR ASSISTANCE IN HELPING OUR COUNTRY MOVE FORWARD

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