Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Mark Kirk (R-IL)

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    Yet the conspiracy theory persists and has been repeated by Trump’s Republican allies on Fox News and in Congress. But it turns out Republicans have failed to mention one important thing: At least three GOP senators at the time also wanted that Ukrainian prosecutor fired.

    CNN uncovered a letter dated February 12, 2016, in which Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Mark Kirk (R-IL), along with several Democratic senators, called for Ukraine’s then-president to “press ahead with urgent reforms to the Prosecutor General’s office and judiciary.” Four days later, Shokin resigned (although he didn’t officially leave until the following month when Ukraine’s Parliament voted him out).
    This 2016 letter proves that GOP attacks on Biden over Ukraine are nonsense

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    But now tramp is going to be impeached for a conspiracy theory of his own making.

    Yesterday on tv he called on China to investigate the Bidens like he called on Russia to release the Clintons emails. This time he will not get away with his lying mouth.
     
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    Whether they wanted him fired or not does not change that it is a violation of the law for a US official to bribe a foreign official. There is no way one can rationally say that what Biden did was legal and what what Trump did was illegal when Biden explicitly violated US law.
     
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    If only you posted something that was close to reality....
     
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    Biden withheld aid because of a corrupt prosecutor everyone agreed needed to go.

    Trump tried to withhold aid to dig up dirt on Biden.

    One is policy... the other is a crime.
     
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    Fake news
     
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    You are correct. Biden violated the law. Trump did not.
     
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    Sorry, man, Biden was acting at the direction of his President and Congress.

    Trump was acting in his own political interests...
     
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    Vox reported it?...That settles it for me!...

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    And the nazi prison guards were acting at the direction of Hitler. That ship sailed a long time ago. A crime is a crime, but at least you acknowledge that Obama was part of the conspiracy to violate the law as well.
     
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    Where was it a crime to require a corrupt prosecutor be removed before aid was coming?

    Here's the difference. When the ENTIRE west (not just Biden) demanded Shonkin's removal, they did it pretty much out in the open.

    When Trump asked Zelevsky to dig up dirt for him, he did it in private, and then immediately tried to hide what he had done.
     

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