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Democrats' impeachment formula (2+2=4) is easy math
NBC "News" ^ | January 23, 2020 | By Jonathan Allen

Posted on 01/23/2020 7:03:05 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

The plot is intricate, but the math is simple.

The latter requires senators and the public to understand only that "two plus two equals four," Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the lead House manager in President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial, said Wednesday.

That basic math is all it takes, he argued, to conclude that Trump prioritized his own interests over national security by using foreign aid as leverage to force Ukraine into helping his re-election effort. The Ukrainians knew the score — "they're not stupid," Schiff said — and he left unspoken his thoughts on the intellectual capacity of senators who couldn't or wouldn't perform the same addition with the facts in front of them.

And yet Schiff and his fellow House prosecutors also began to lay out labyrinthine details that punched home the thoroughness of the record against a president who appeared to have boasted earlier in the day that he is withholding more evidence from Congress and the public. It was the first time — and, because the prosecutors repeated the facts, the second, third and fourth times — that the full timeline had been presented, along with videotaped testimony from the House's investigation, from end to end.

The evidence was "overwhelming," Carol Lam, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, said on NBC as the Senate broke for dinner Wednesday night.

The recitation of appendix-like particulars may have sounded arcane, but they were necessary to support the allegations in the two articles of impeachment the House approved last month.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: impeachment; journalism; media; schiff
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1 posted on 01/23/2020 7:03:05 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

FLASHBACK, 2018: Joe Biden Brags At CFR Meeting About Withholding Aid To Ukraine To Force Firing Of Prosecutor

https://youtu.be/Q0_AqpdwqK4?t=3074


2 posted on 01/23/2020 7:04:15 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Democrats only believe in democracy when they win the election.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

translation: Hey, America, Adam Schiff thinks you’re STOOOOOOOPID!


3 posted on 01/23/2020 7:06:02 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More like 0+0=4.


4 posted on 01/23/2020 7:07:08 AM PST by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Fifty insinuations and 25 hearsays do not equal one fact.


5 posted on 01/23/2020 7:07:27 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Everyone who favors socialism plans on the government taking other people's money, not theirs.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The evidence was “overwhelming,”

If it is so overwhelming, why do the Dems want to call more witnesses?


6 posted on 01/23/2020 7:08:44 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Everyone who favors socialism plans on the government taking other people's money, not theirs.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The evidence was “overwhelming,” Carol Lam, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, said

Well that’s good enough for me! :)


7 posted on 01/23/2020 7:08:52 AM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
RE:”That basic math is all it takes, he argued, to conclude that Trump prioritized his own interests over national security by using foreign aid as leverage to force Ukraine into helping his re-election effort”

Haven't seen any evidence or witness testimony that Trump asked Ukraine to help him in an election.

But Dems keep on saying it.

8 posted on 01/23/2020 7:09:02 AM PST by sickoflibs (BREAKING NEWS: PELOSI ANNOUNCES SECOND IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, GAME CHANGER)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

NBC...Providing cover for the enemies of America.


9 posted on 01/23/2020 7:09:20 AM PST by Russ (I)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is cracking me up. I’ve been on the jury for two long technical trials (both went four weeks). In both cases, after the plaintiff made their case I thought the plaintiff would win easily.

Both times, after hearing both sides, I found against the plaintiff.

Just watch “My Cousin Vinny” explain the prosecution’s case using a playing card. This is what Schiff is doing. Except he’s not very good at it.


10 posted on 01/23/2020 7:10:32 AM PST by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
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The evidence was "overwhelming," Carol Lam, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California

Again... WHAT EVIDENCE???

11 posted on 01/23/2020 7:10:43 AM PST by ScottinVA (Out of Virginia in 2021.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
>I>The evidence was "overwhelming," Carol Lam, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, said on NBC as the Senate broke for dinner Wednesday night.

Evidence of what?

12 posted on 01/23/2020 7:11:16 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The “crime” Shift for brains wants everyone to think is a crime is asking Ukraine for assistance in an investigation.

There is an existing treaty with Ukraine that SPECIFICLY allows either country to ask for assistance. IOW, by law, what the President did was LEGAL.

So their first “2” is actually a zero

The second “2” is based on obstruction when no crime was committed. That is also not possible and is therefore also a zero.

So what the Dems want people to believe is 0 + 0 = 4

Yeah, simple math /sarc


13 posted on 01/23/2020 7:11:34 AM PST by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt - dad's wisdom)
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To: Revolutionary

More like 0+0=4.
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As simple as natural born citizens not having any other nationality.

Being born a Kenyan, British subject and later becoming an Indonesian citizen disqualifies.


14 posted on 01/23/2020 7:11:49 AM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Evidence overwhelming of what?

I have scoured the law and there there is no law that makes “abuse of power” a crime.

But thanks, democrats. You have just REALLY increased the odds of my prediction: From now on EVERY POTUS with a House majority of the opposite party will be impeached. No one lie obozo will get a pass.

There could not be a lower bar than “abuse of power.” obozo did it a dozen times, the easiest example being DACA.

You heard it here first.


15 posted on 01/23/2020 7:14:20 AM PST by freedumb2003 ("Don’t mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, it is simple.

2 = grounds which they don’t have so: 0
2 = actual witnesses to anything, so: + 0

Therefore: their = 4 case = 0 case in reality

Yep, simple math

rwood


16 posted on 01/23/2020 7:14:50 AM PST by Redwood71
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If you take a pile of number two, and add another pile of number 2- all you have is one big pile of number 2!


17 posted on 01/23/2020 7:14:54 AM PST by Repealthe17thAmendment
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Per Jim Jordan, Ukraine didn’t announce an investigation, they got the meeting and they got the aide. It wasn’t 2+2=4; it as 0 for 3.


18 posted on 01/23/2020 7:20:02 AM PST by Gahanna Bob
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“The Ukrainians knew the score”

That’s not what they said after the game, making very clear there was no “quid pro quo” nor election-related issue nor even awareness of a “delayed payment”.


19 posted on 01/23/2020 7:20:59 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Democrats oppose democracy.)
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To: freedumb2003

The more Impeachment is used the less it will matter to anyone. It will be like calling someone a racist. When everyone is a racist, no one is a racist.


20 posted on 01/23/2020 7:21:01 AM PST by billyboy15
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