While Trump is scared of impeachment and possible imprisonment for his alleged crime to steal the U.S. election with foreign help, he has threatened to identify and eliminate the whistleblower who has complained against him.
By Rakesh Raman
President Donald Trump has gone berserk, as Democrats are tightening the noose around his neck with the ongoing impeachment inquiry.
A new transcript of a call between Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart reveals that Trump asked for Ukraine help to investigate a case related to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden who is expected to be his rival in the 2020 presidential election.
In the phone call that took place between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, Trump asked the Ukrainian leader to work with the U.S. attorney general to investigate the Biden case.
Trump and his accomplices such as Rudy Giuliani and a slew of Republicans are making unsubstantiated claims that Joe Biden – as the former U.S. Vice President – had improperly influenced Ukraine to protect his son, Hunter Biden, in a corruption case.
As Trump was trying to take Ukraine help to intervene in the 2020 election so that he could attack his rival Biden with corruption allegations, a whistleblower reported the matter to a State Department inspector general.
The whistleblower’s complaint has become the basis of a new impeachment inquiry against Trump announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Pelosi said Trump’s actions amount to betrayal of the national security and betrayal of the integrity of U.S. elections.
Earlier, in his report on Trump-Russia ties and his testimony on July 24 Special Counsel Robert Mueller said categorically that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election to help Trump win.
“Once again, Trump has called on a foreign country to interfere in our elections – just the latest example of him putting his personal political gain ahead of defending the integrity of our elections,” Pelosi said.
However, Trump is trying to offer lame excuses to justify his call with the Ukrainian leader. “As the President of the United States, I have an absolute right, perhaps even a duty, to investigate, or have investigated, corruption, and that would include asking, or suggesting, other countries to help us out,” Trump tweeted, adding that this isn’t about a campaign, this is about corruption on a massive scale.
Trump also has blamed his opponents in the Democratic Party for staging a coup against him. “As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a coup, intended to take away the power of the people, their vote, their freedoms, and their God-given rights as citizens of the United States of America!,” Trump said.
While Trump is scared of impeachment and possible imprisonment for his alleged crime to steal the U.S. election with foreign help, he has threatened to identify and eliminate the whistleblower who has complained against him. With such threats to the whistleblower, Trump is behaving like an underworld mobster who is trying to use violence to silence his dissenters.
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It is alleged that in order to take Ukraine’s illegal help for investigating an already closed Biden case, Trump withheld $400 million of U.S. aid to Ukraine. While opening the impeachment inquiry, Democrats allege that Trump has misused U.S. foreign policy and taxpayer dollars for personal gain which is an obvious offence.
Meanwhile, in an ongoing RMN Poll, 53% people suggest that Congress should impeach Trump who had allegedly also taken Russia’s help to win the 2016 presidential race.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of the humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society. He also creates and publishes a number of digital publications on different subjects.
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