"My dad suggested that the impeachment managers address the talking point that Trump hasn’t committed impeachable offenses thus":
We are not here today to impeach the president for starting the false rumor that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya – called birtherism.
We are not here today to impeach the president for ruining the lives of 5 young black men who were falsely accused (by him) of raping women in Central Park - the Central Park Five.
We are not here today to impeach the president for defrauding students at Trump University.
We are not here today to impeach the president for using Trump (charitable) Foundation for personal gain.
We are not here today to impeach Donald John Trump for being part of a slumlord family that was so horrible Woody Guthrie wrote songs about his dad.
We are not here today to impeach Donald John Trump for violating the emoluments clause by refusing to separate himself from his business interests, cashing in and allowing his children to cash in on the favors world businessmen are willing to give them in trademarks, real estate deals, and other business deals worldwide.
We are not here today to impeach Donald Trump for allowing Don Jr. to shoot an endangered mountain sheep in Mongolia only to have his father’s office “fix” the poaching situation for him with the Mongolian government.
We are not here today to impeach Donald John Trump for defrauding the American Public of over $100 million dollars to visit his own golf club properties spending one in every five days of his presidency.
We are not here to impeach Donald John Trump for putting his children who could not even pass security clearance in charge of things like Middle East Peace while eviscerating the State Department.
We are not here to impeach Donald John Trump to call on our adversaries, like China and Russia to hack the emails of Sec. Clinton and the DNC in broad daylight.
We are not here to impeach Donald J Trump for denigrating the family of a slain Muslim American service member.
We are not here to impeach Donald J Trump for mocking a disabled journalist.
We are not here to impeach Donald J Trump for engaging in sexual assault and then bragging about it on a hot mic.
We are not here for impeaching Donald J Trump for dodging the draft by paying off some slimy doctor that he had bone spurs and have the temerity to call John McCain a loser.
We are not here to impeach Donald J Trump for inciting rally goers to violence.
We are not here to impeach Donald J Trump for calling Nazis very fine people and refugees rapists and murderers.
We are not here to impeach Donald Trump for allowing deadly anti-Semitism and bigotry flourish by signaling acceptance of White Nationalism, saying he is a nationalist, embracing David Duke’s support while denying he knows him- saying virtually nothing to discourage it as people are mowed down in their places of worship, attacked while in public, cemeteries desecrated, homes vandalized.
We are not here to impeach Donald Trump for spending 6 hours of “executive time” a day irresponsibly watching Fox News and tweeting their propaganda at all hours, conducting foreign policy in 280 characters or less. A normal president would read news clips from around the world, stand in front of a microphone to inspire and comfort people after the many tragedies we have endured, and used complex plans with diplomats.
We are not here to impeach Donald Trumps for not helping our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, humiliating them by throwing them rolls of paper towel in lieu of real aid after a devastating hurricane or threatening Californians that they will get no help for devastating wildfires until basically they rake the leaves there and cutting the forest service budget.
We are not here to impeach Donald John Trump for arbitrarily banning people from Muslim countries from coming here and then dropping the other bigotry shoe by basically ending refugee settlement and referring to the countries from which people with extra melanin in their skin come as “shithole countries”.
We are not here to impeach him for lying about the size of his inaugural crowd size on his first day in office, and then proceeding to lie about everything from the paths of hurricanes to how well he knew all his campaign people from Papadopoulos to Flynn who have been indicted and or convicted of serious crimes.
We are not here to impeach Donald J Trump for running the country like one of his bankrupt casinos with a bunch of unqualified flunkies who are “interim” cabinet members, or “acting this or that”. Acting Chief of Staff, Acting Defense Secretary. Who is our Ambassador to the UN now? Who is the head of the NSA? CIA? Pompeo’s back in for now?
We are not here to impeach Donald Trump for the extrajudicial killing of a foreign general of a country we are not at war with thereby almost starting a war, and when that country retaliated against US military bases by firing rockets at them, causing traumatic brain injury for some service members he said they just had headaches.
We are not here to impeach Donald John Trump for the everlasting national shame and human rights violation of separating refugee children, including infants from their families and leaving them in detention camps where they sleep on concrete with mylar blankets, are not allowed human contact, are not allowed crayons, toothbrushes, soap, babies die alone with no one to hold them, traumatized for life, their emotional growth stunted – families separated forever after the last attempt to escape whatever horror they were fleeing in their home countries – poverty, starvation, gang violence, war. Thousands of those children remaining in what amount to concentration camps to this day.
We are not here to impeach Donald J Trump for packing the federal courts with dozens of judges who have been deemed unqualified to serve on the bench by the American Bar Association.
We are not here to impeach Donald John Trump for threatening our free press and calling journalists the enemy of the people, banning legitimate news outlets from WH Press Briefings for being critical of him, and causing so much disruption the press briefings have basically been suspended because his press secretary can’t explain away the chaos and lies. So no more briefings and people just forget how bad it is.
We are not here to impeach Donald Trump for turning a blind eye to the brutal torture and dismemberment of a Washington Post journalist by the Saudi Regime while giving them big defense contracts – to build US weapons.
We are not here to impeach Donald Trump for threatening and insulting all of our allies while defending and playing footsie with dictators and our enemies from Kim Jong Un to Putin. And in the case of Putin, taking his word that he didn’t interfere with our elections over the word of our own intelligence agencies.
We are not here to impeach Donald Trump for surrounding himself with a criminal element, recently joined by Congressman Chris Collins who was an early supporter and pleaded guilty to to securities fraud, conspiracy and making false statements'. According to ABC news last month, 14 Trump aides, donors and advisers have been indicted or imprisoned since the days when the first-time candidate promised that he would only hire "the best people." That includes a US General, Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort - his former campaign manager. You know, fine people.
What we are here to impeach the president for is the abuse of his august power by trying to intimidate a new and vulnerable Ukrainian president to dig up fake dirt on Trump’s opponent in exchange for aid (otherwise known as quid pro quo) to defend against an invading power and the very country which did interfere with our elections, Russia, and then obstructing Congress. To say nothing about having the Ambassador to Ukraine followed and possibly her safety threatened by his own associates before being dismissed without reason."
"A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth."— ALBERT EINSTEIN