Donal Trump is the fourth Republican President who has committed serious violation that could subject him to impeachment and possible removal. First, it was President Nixon and the Watergate matter. He resigned when realising that the impeachment and removal from the office were almost certain.
Then-President Reagan and the Iran-Contra matter which was another serious criminal violation and had it not been for Secretary Pointdexter and others to take the blame, Reagan would have been impeached and removed from the Office. Then comes President George W. Bush for covering up for President Reagan for Iran-Contra matter. Although the investigation continued during his presidency, however, it was abruptly ended, when William Barr, his attorney general advised him to pardon all of those involved in Iran-Contra under President Reagan such as Oliver North, and so on. Once President Bush pardoned them, they could no longer testify and for all practical purposes, the investigation ended. Then comes President George W. Bush for 2000 election and Florida fiasco stealing the election from Al Gore. Although President W. Bush was not investigated but had the Congress initiated such investigation, he would have been impeached.
Of course, who can forget the false allegation against Saddam Hussein having weapons of mass destruction and invasion of Iraq under false pretence ending up in killing tens of thousands of Iraqis and destruction of Iraq, not to mention thousands of US soldiers losing their lives and tens of thousands getting injured both physically and emotionally. Add billion of dollars being wasted which were borrowed money which to this date, the US government is still paying interests on.
Now comes Donald Trump with the accusation of extorting President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukrain to start an investigation on Former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden who was a member of the board of Director of Burisma company and election of 2016. Donald Trump wanted President Zelinsky to publicly announce starting the investigation so to be able to defeat Joe Biden who he strongly believes to be his number one threat in the 2020 general election.
Thanks to a whistleblower, Trump’s extorsion was made public causing the Congress to initiate an investigation and concluding to starting an official impeachment hearing. It is illegal for any US President or government official to ask a foreign government to act in any manner which would benefit the US official politically. Here is the Congress had passed military aid for Ukraine so to fight the Russian’s invasion at its border. But Trump halt the aid and asked President Zelinsky to make that public announcement about the Bidens, then he would release the aid. That is a clear violation of US law and constitute high crimes and misdemeanour which a president could be impeached for.
Althoug Trump and his gangs have refused to cooperate with the Congress in its investigation in this matter and have prevented for key witnesses to testify, but there is ample evidence to still proceed with the investigation.
Testimonies from government officials such as Ambassadors Taylor, Lt Col Alexander Vindman, Fiona Hill, former senior director for European and Russian Affairs on Trump’s National Security Council, Marie Yovanovitche, former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch’s an ambassador Gordon Sondland as well as others have been very effective and damning and has become very clear that Trump has violated the US laws.
There is no question that Trump has been involved in many illegal or at the very least dubious activities. His close business relationship with Russian’s Oligarch, his financial activities with questionable individuals and companies and his extremely close relationship with Vladimir Putin, President of Russia is baffling. There are ample evidence that Russia helped Trump to win the 2016 election by hacking into the Democratic e/mail system and learning about their strategies. Trump’s body demeanour and his use of words are not that of a president or any person of intellect. He acts like a mobster and it is a well-known fact that in the past he had been hanging around the mobsters.
Trump is only interested in himself and he would sell out anyone including his own children, never mind the country for his own personal gains. The sooner Trump is impeached and removed from the Office, the better off the country would be. But unfortunately given the Republicans in the Senate who have sold their souls and abandoned their constitutional duties, removal of Trump may be impossible, unless some of these Republican Senators wake up and realize why they were elected to the office and perform their constitutional duties and vote Trump out.