Orlando Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings believes there is “clear and convincing” evidence of a crime by President Donald Trump.
Demings, a member of both key committees in the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment hearings, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe show Friday, expressed bewilderment that Republicans do not share that opinion, accusing them of being “afraid to death of the President of the United States,” calling that “baffling to me” and “pretty disgraceful.”
“It’s clear and convincing. The only question that yet remains is: What are we willing to do about it?” Demings said when asked if she believes a crime has been committed.
Demings, a former Orlando Chief of Police with 30 years service in law enforcement, is a member of both the House Intelligence Committee that is currently holding impeachment inquiry hearings, and of the House Judiciary Committee, which will decide whether to send articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate.
“It has been baffling to me to watch my Republican colleagues totally disregard, totally ignore evidence that is pretty overwhelming, evidence that is pretty convincing about the President’s wrongdoing,” Demings said. “The only excuse that I can come up with is that they are afraid to death of the President of the United States, which is really pretty disgraceful.”
On Wednesday, at the House Intelligence Committee hearing featuring testimony from diplomats William Taylor and George Kent, Demings pressed on the role played by Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani in alleged efforts to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations into Joe Biden and into a conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russia, meddled in the 2016 American presidential election.
On Friday, Demings ripped into that effort and defended the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who was recalled after Giuliani, working with a reportedly corrupt Ukrainian official, spread what Democrats call a “smear campaign” against her.
“I just think the smear campaign was all about creating a channel for their shady, improper operation, foreign policy operation, to get dirt on their political rivals and to say that Russia was not responsible for interfering in the 2016 election when we all know that Russia interfered,” Demings said.
Yovanovitch is to testify Friday before the House Intelligence Committee.
“If he [Trump] was serious about fighting corruption [in Ukraine,] I believe Ambassador Yovanovich was the right person for the job based on her record,” Demings said. “But I do believe she was too much of a person of integrity and honor and decency to really be a part of their shady, undercover scheme, and she had to be removed.
“Yet again, the President and those around him who are enabling him to do wrong are obstructing justice and obstructing the right thing moving forward.”
November 15, 2019 at 8:45 am
Dear Citizens ~
Re: Scott Powers
One ought go to a peep-show bathroom to read content so intellectually absent.
Red Pill Yourselves:
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November 15, 2019 at 10:22 am
Star Witness that didn’t witness anything, Laughable. The Coup that didn’t happen is the story of Congress wasting our time and our Social Security funds to pay for it. First it was collusion which isn’t a crime but failed as seen only DNC and HRC colluded with Russians, Italians, Ukraine, UK Intelligence & State Departments. Then they through Obstruction that fell apart just as fast, now it was Quid pro Quo from rumors of rumors between Deep State Bureaucrats and no victim. Now the Faux prosecution from the corrupt, states their was a bribe that was never made…. Weak at best, like a bank robbery that the accused nor the Bank was aware of and it never occurred, but the prosecutor says somebody has to pay. The corrupt politicians and the Propagandizing Socialist media will end up with Schiff all over their face once again… They are getting used to be known as LIARS and Propagandists by the American people. Are their enough Useful Idiots to keep them in office or stop the collapse of the Faux News media?
IMPEACH & REMOVE!
November 15, 2019 at 11:11 am
NO QUESTION! Trump and Giuliani concocted a conspiratorial scheme to bribe and/or extort the president of Ukraine to “find dirt” on Biden and his son for Trump’s re-election purposes. AND – whether or not the Ukrainians acted on the bribery is irrelevant – and even if Ukraine did get their $400 million – the solicitation by Giuliani and Trump took place and was clearly illegal.
November 15, 2019 at 11:37 am
Give it up looser!
Sonja Emily Fitch
November 15, 2019 at 4:16 pm
THE PATHETIC “YES,BUT” TACTIC OF THE goptrump CULT HOUSE MEMBERS IS PATHETIC. THE goptrump CULT LEADER TRUMP, RUDI, ET AL COMMITTED BRIBERY, EXTORTION AND ABUSE OF POWER FOR goptrump CULT LEADER TRUMPS OWN PERSONAL AND POLITICAL GAINS AND FOR PUTIN. IF YOU GOT IN THE WAY YOU GOT SCREWED CHEWED AND TATOOTED BY THE goptrump CULT LEADER TRUMP AND RUDY(CORRUPT). IMPEACH goptrump CULT LEADER TRUMP FOR BRIBERY, EXTORTION, BLACKMAIL AND REPRISALS AND THREATS FOR goptrump CULT LEADER TRUMP OWN PERSONAL AND POLITICAL GAINS AND FOR PUTIN…….
November 15, 2019 at 11:12 pm
<<<<< Anus legis
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