Depositions provided evidence of an ’extortion scheme’, Swalwell

Depositions provided evidence of an ’extortion scheme’, Swalwell

Rep. Eric Swalwell said depositions in the impeachment inquiry have already established an ’extortion scheme’ by the White House. ’We have enough evidence from the depositions that we’ve done to warrant bringing this forward, evidence of an extortion scheme using taxpayer dollars to ask a foreign government to investigate the president’s opponents’, Swalwell said.

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Paul C
Paul C 3 months

When this circus turns out to be much ado about nothing, will Swalwell issue an apology to the President and the American people?

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 3 months

Let's imagine a political candidate used his office (and admitted to threatening to cut off funding) to get a prosecutor fired to stop investigation into corruption in a Ukrainian oil company. Let's say that prosecutor was fired, funds (taxpayer money) was given, AND the corrupt oil company hired that candidate's unqualified son to their board with a lucrative salary. Now. Is that politician IMMUNE from investigation? Is it not a standard practice to request foreign governments seek out corruption and potential bribery when there is a clear record of corruption?

FirstCensorshipThenJail
FirstCensorshipThenJail 3 months

Let them keep talking. The coming lawsuits for these idiots is going to be glorious.

Highlander
Highlander 3 months

This investigation is another damp squid. We have heard from the president of the Ukraine that he was under no pressure or duress from Trump. Are the Dems really trying to sell us a story from some anonymous source that the president of the U.S. AND the president of the Ukraine AND the released transcript are false while his version of events are wrong. A source who has admittedly already stated he never heard the phone call directly. This investigation is about one thing only It about negative press for Trump leading into 2020. They know they cannot create a negative narrative on Trumps record since the economy is soaring and Trump has not got America into any new foreign wars and despite massive push back from the Dems and the press Trump is building the wall he promised. 2020 will be a landslide for Trump.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 3 months

Where do they get these representatives.. first Shifty Shitty Schiff and then 'Swallow Well' Swalwell.

Varun Ram
Varun Ram 3 months

"Investigate a political rival" 1. Joe Biden is not yet a rival candidate to Trump. 2. There is enough reason to believe that Biden may have committed a crime. Therefore, he should be treated as a citizen who potentially committed a crime, not as a "political candidate". "Requesting a foreign government for aid" We have a treaty with Ukraine in place specifically for this purpose. According to the terms of the treaty, the only way to formally solicit aid in investigating an individual is through a direct communication between the US Attorney General and the Ukraine Ministry of Justice. Trump's phone call with Zelensky cannot be considered a formal solicitation for aid. Even if it was, it would be justified, for the reason I stated above.

Adam Marceau
Adam Marceau 3 months

today on things that never happened. if they had evidence they would not have started this sham as a bargain basement ordeal and selective leaks. this is all narrative building for 2020

MF
MF 3 months

He is and was well within his constitutional powers with respect to Ukraine, so unless they intend to burn the constitution itself in order to ouster this president, I don’t see how this ends up helping anyone but the republicans.

Bingle Derry
Bingle Derry 3 months

What a joke.

Katharine
Katharine 3 months

Bet that came out of left field⚾️🌊

MEIJIN44
MEIJIN44 3 months

The nigga who was talking about nuking people who disagreed with him has nerve talking about an extortion scheme.

Got Truth
Got Truth 3 months

Watch as new buzz phrase hits MSM headlines; “Extortion scheme”. This will be the red flag of propaganda for the next few weeks. When you hear or read, assume lies will follow.

PhreneticNI
PhreneticNI 3 months

ex·tor·tion /ikˈstôrSH(ə)n/ noun the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. Good job misusing the English language, Swalwell, now GTFO.

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