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Thread: GAO releases finding: TRUMP broke the law withholding Ukrain funds

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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    At issue is a federal law known as the Impoundment Control Act, which requires executive agencies to spend money that Congress has appropriated. The GAO report concludes that the OMB “withheld funds for a policy reason,” which is not a legal reason to do so.

    “Faithful execution of the law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law. OMB withheld funds for a policy reason, which is not permitted under the Impoundment Control Act (ICA)” the GAO said.

    Trump and his associates attempted to use the delay in military funds to coerce Ukraine’s president into issuing a public statement that his country was “investigating” former Vice President Joe Biden’s family — a scheme that has formed the basis of his impeachment.
    Then why wasn't it one of the articles of impeachment? Think McFly.
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    lol. too bad gao has nothing to do with law enforcement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterthanYou View Post
    and both were illegal..............or can you not come to admit that your precious obama broke laws?
    Neither were illegal
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    [QUOTE=Centerleftfl;3442385]BREAKING: Is that important? Yep. This is official.

    So? The Republicans have made it clear that they see Trump as a dictator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneByStone View Post
    So? The Republicans have made it clear that they see Trump as a dictator.
    What is clear is that you have a severe case of stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Then why wasn't it one of the articles of impeachment? Think McFly.
    Plus it's a requirement under federal law to ensure that no foreign aid goes to corrupt dictatorships. Democrats are literally trying to criminalize following the law (but Biden using foreign aid to extort Ukraine into firing the prosecutor investigating his son is perfectly fine), as with immigration enforcement...all while hilariously insisting that "no one is above the law."



    Think McFly indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    Neither were illegal
    Deliberately arming foreign mass murderers to manufacture evidence for a Constitution-shredding assault on gun rights is not illegal?

    Then NOTHING is illegal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Centerleftfl View Post
    BREAKING: Is that important? Yep. This is official.

    So? The Republicans have made it clear that they see Trump as a dictator.
    Democrat lynch mobs are violently terrorizing innocent citizens out of their rights over a lie nationwide while lawless Democrat tyrants abuse their power, encourage more domestic terrorism (see video), & persecute anyone who defends themselves.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    Neither were illegal
    how do you figure that?
    The war on crime, war on drugs, war on terror, and now the war on opiods.............there's a reason they call it a war. So you idiots will easily accept the collateral damage of innocents

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterthanYou View Post
    how do you figure that?
    Sting operations are illegal? You have a citation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneByStone View Post

    So? The Republicans have made it clear that they see Trump as a dictator.
    Not 'see'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    Sting operations are illegal? You have a citation?
    unless you're saying that government doesn't have to follow the law, yes they are
    The war on crime, war on drugs, war on terror, and now the war on opiods.............there's a reason they call it a war. So you idiots will easily accept the collateral damage of innocents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arminius View Post
    Plus it's a requirement under federal law to ensure that no foreign aid goes to corrupt dictatorships. Democrats are literally trying to criminalize following the law (but Biden using foreign aid to extort Ukraine into firing the prosecutor investigating his son is perfectly fine), as with immigration enforcement...all while hilariously insisting that "no one is above the law."



    Think McFly indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    Not 'see'.


    Accept
    Yes, the real dictator isn't the guy you support who started illegal wars without Congress, illegally enacted laws without Congress, illegally defied direct orders from federal judges, illegally enforced laws that were already removed from the books, refused to honor his oath and enforce laws that WERE on the books, lawlessly weaponized law enforcement for partisan gain, illegally spied, and colluded with foreign governments to rig elections...but the guy who wanted to investigate already proven Democrat corruption.



    Nice logic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    Sting operations are illegal? You have a citation?
    This is like someone arming and funding the genocide in Darfur and you being like "Do you have proof that it's illegal to do trade deals?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    Hillary did not do that to her hard drive. Quit lying. https://www.factcheck.org/2016/09/tr...id-wash-facts/
    1) Nothing in the post you're responding to mentions or even insinuates anything about Hillary doing anything. Try to keep up.

    2) Your discredited media "fact-checkers" have been caught in more partisan lies than CNN at this point.

    3) Your own article demonstrates perfectly why no thinking adult takes these partisan hack "fact-checkers" seriously at this point:

    "Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump falsely claimed Clinton “acid washed” 33,000 personal emails to delete them, calling it “an expensive process.” The FBI said Clinton’s tech team used BleachBit, which is a free software program. It does not use chemicals.

    Mike Pence, Trump’s running mate, falsely claimed the FBI found “more than 15,000 additional emails dealing with national security.” The FBI recovered about 14,900 emails, but not all of them are work-related and only three contained classified information."

    So for being 99% accurate instead of 100%, your painstakingly objective "fact-checker" smears people as liars. How fair and balanced.

    Did you even read this before attempting to use it as evidence for a claim that it in no way supports?

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