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Impeachment inquiry puts spotlight on Perry, who shunned it

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No evidence has emerged that Perry explicitly pressured Ukrainian officials to comply with Trump's push to

Let's treat Perry like Trumpophiles are treating the Bidens: Despite zero evidence of wrongdoing, Trumpophiles are claiming the Bidens are corrupt.

Well, it's clear Perry is corrupt or he wouldn't be resigning. It's painfully obvious he pressured Ukraine to comply with Donny's quid pro quo request. Perry needs to be investigated!

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So Perry explicitly pressured Ukrainian officials to comply with Trump's push to investigate a Ukraine natural gas company where Biden's son Hunter was a board member, and the Pubs are going to defend this criminal crooked man and pretend his boss didn't commit treason.

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Perry did publicly pressure Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, for unspecified reforms "in the energy sector,"

Perry's from Texas where oil's king. He worked for big oil just prior to joining Trump's admin. Like Trump, Perry's never been known for his reasoning skills; he's a perfect shill for big oil. Good riddance.

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Perry, an evangelical who takes part in weekly cabinet Bible studies

Oh, well he must be telling the truth then

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Sure, keep the spotlight on Perry, being as how "No evidence has emerged that Perry explicitly pressured Ukrainian officials to comply with Trump's push to investigate a Ukraine natural gas company where Biden's son Hunter was a board member" and "Perry's Texas roots gave him ties with the oil and gas companies exporting to Europe. But there are no allegations that Perry improperly arranged natural gas deals to benefit oil friends."

And of course keep the spotlight off the Bidens, especially Hunter, who's already admitted he wouldn't have been on the board of that Ukrainian company if his father wasn't Sleepy Joe.

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Sure, keep the spotlight on Perry, being as how "No evidence has emerged that Perry explicitly pressured Ukrainian officials to comply with Trump's push to investigate a Ukraine natural gas company where Biden's son Hunter was a board member" and "Perry's Texas roots gave him ties with the oil and gas companies exporting to Europe. But there are no allegations that Perry improperly arranged natural gas deals to benefit oil friends."

And of course keep the spotlight off the Bidens, especially Hunter, who's already admitted he wouldn't have been on the board of that Ukrainian company if his father wasn't Sleepy Joe.

This is exactly what I was talking about. Trumpophiles insisting that Perry is completely clean because there is no evidence he is corrupt while at the same time insisting the Bidens are corrupt despite there being zero evidence that they are. Hyperpartisan hypocrisy at its finest.

Getting a job because of who is pour father is not illegal.

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wouldn't have been on the board of that Ukrainian company if his father wasn't Sleepy Joe.

By that rationale, Ivanka Trump should be investigated.

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Crooked Hillary

12 Angry Democrats

Shifty Schiff

Sleepy Joe

Wow, Trump worshippers' sense of humor is so original, and endlessly amusing.

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"It's time to just hand it over to God and say, "God, you're gonna have to fix this."

Rick Perry

May 23, 2011

It'd be highly entertaining to watch Perry on live TV being grilled by a bunch of lawmakers and giving really wacky answers to their difficult questions.

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This is exactly what I was talking about. Trumpophiles insisting that Perry is completely clean because there is no evidence he is corrupt while at the same time insisting the Bidens are corrupt despite there being zero evidence that they are. Hyperpartisan hypocrisy at its finest.

What evidence? Was he charged? Or are the Democrats once again head over heels with tons of alleged accusations? Jeez, now if only Dems would go after corruption within their own ranks I just might have a bit of respect for them, but that would be wishful thinking.

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"I know nothing about nothing. Oh, and I'm resigning now."

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Bass:. Jeez, now if only Dems would go after corruption within their own ranks

Why would Democrats investigate Republican conspiracy theories? Even the FBI won't touch your crazy stuff.

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Maybe they think that because they investigate their own ridiculous conspiracy theories, everyone should investigate their ridiculous conspiracy theories.

You know, projection. People assume others are as stupid as they are.

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The guy has been sued for fraud and lost. The guy has been sued for discrimination and lost. Twice. He's the world's most famous birther, which he was duped. He bragged about the money he made buying houses from broke Americans during the financial crisis. He cheats on his wife. His entire family is banned from runnig a charity because of abuse.

But when he says he fights for uneducated lower income people in the US, I believe him.

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@Stranger: So Perry explicitly pressured Ukrainian officials to comply with Trump's push to investigate a Ukraine natural gas company where Biden's son Hunter was a board member, and the Pubs are going to defend this criminal crooked man and pretend his boss didn't commit treason.

So VP Biden publicly states that he explicitly threatened to withhold Congressionally authorized aid to the Russian backed Ukrainian government in order to stop an investigation into his sons corrupt involvement with a Ukraine natural gas company and the Dims are going to defend this crooked man and pretend he didn’t commit treason.

Pot calls the kettle black again.

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The guy has been sued for fraud and lost.

Thank God he has enough money to pay those NY money hungry prosecutors.

The guy has been sued for discrimination and lost. Twice. He's the world's most famous birther,

That would be Podesta a tuslly

which he was duped. He bragged about the money he made buying houses from broke Americans during the financial crisis. He cheats on his wife. His entire family is banned from runnig a charity because of abuse.

Ok, so besides name calling, liberals and Democrats have nothing on this President, they can’t beat him on the economy, they know that and that’s why they’re pushing this Ukrainian hoax and if that doesn’t work, maybe Kyrgyzstan will be next on their list of attempts to get this guy out of office.

But when he says he fights for uneducated lower income people in the US, I believe him.

They definitely won’t vote for Democrats so there’s another conundrum right there...

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So VP Biden publicly states that he explicitly threatened to withhold Congressionally authorized aid to the Russian backed Ukrainian government in order to stop an investigation into his sons corrupt involvement with a Ukraine natural gas company and the Dims are going to defend this crooked man and pretend he didn’t commit treason.

You keep repeating this lie. The truth is (as pointed out at least three times by myself, and I don't know how many times by others) that the investigation into Burisma was DORMANT at the time of Biden pressuring the Ukraine. In fact, Biden pressured Ukraine to fire the prosecutor because he WASN'T investigating corruption.

Again, if Biden were trying to cover for his son, then his action were the EXACT OPPOSITE of what he needed to do.

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Again, if Biden were trying to cover for his son, then his action were the EXACT OPPOSITE of what he needed to do.

That’s what his campaign is saying to dodge accountability- and you bought it hook line and sinker.

the investigation into Burisma was DORMANT at the time of Biden pressuring the Ukraine.

It was just reported from sources in the Ukraine that the investigation was NOT DORMANT. I will give you credit though as you admitted that Biden DID pressurE Ukraine not investigate his son.

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Again, if Biden were trying to cover for his son, then his action were the EXACT OPPOSITE of what he needed to do.

So that’s why he now fully supports impeachment when he didn’t originally, but once everything shifted to Hunter, Joe changed his tune real quick.

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It was just reported from sources in the Ukraine that the investigation was NOT DORMANT. I will give you credit though as you admitted that Biden DID pressurE Ukraine not investigate his son.

No, Biden did not pressure Ukraine to not investigate Burisma. Again, you can keep spinning the lie, but that doesn't make it the truth. The investigation was DEAD when Biden told Ukraine to fire the prosecutor for non-investigation and corruption. Along with about a dozen other bodies pressuring Ukraine to do the same thing.

So that’s why he now fully supports impeachment when he didn’t originally, but once everything shifted to Hunter, Joe changed his tune real quick.

Keep spinning, but no.

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Keep spinning, but no.

Doesn't really matter anyway, Biden as well as Sanders are pretty much done and won’t be the nominee. Getting so desperate Bloomberg is thinking of maybe making a run....as if he had a chance, but hey.....

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Doesn't really matter anyway, Biden as well as Sanders are pretty much done and won’t be the nominee. 

Not a chance the racist extreme Left of the Democrat party will allow another White Heterosexual Male get the nomination as long as the neo-Marxist “White Privilege” ethic is ascendant. We all remember how the DNC torpedoed Bernie’s chances against Hillary in 2016.

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Not a chance the racist extreme Left of the Democrat party will allow another White Heterosexual Male get the nomination as long as the neo-Marxist “White Privilege” ethic is ascendant. We all remember how the DNC torpedoed Bernie’s chances against Hillary in 2016.

Literally none of this is true. You are a far-right NPC, repeating the same buzzwords and bizarre conspiracy theories, as well as thoughtless "waahhhh I'm a white man I'm oppressed" crybaby nonsense.

Get help.

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By that rationale, Ivanka Trump should be investigated.

I'm sure the Dems have already investigated Ivanka. They have found zip.

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@serranoI'm sure the Dems have already investigated Ivanka. They have found zip.

Have your sources at the Internet Research Agency verified they've found nothing on Ivanka, that her deals with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are legit, that she wasn't using her privileged and protected position in daddy's office illegally?

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@serranoI'm sure the Dems have already investigated Ivanka. They have found zip.

Have your sources at the Internet Research Agency verified they've found nothing on Ivanka, that her deals with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are legit, that she wasn't using her privileged and protected position in daddy's office illegally?

Let us and the Democrats know if you find any actual dirt on Ivanka.

Trump has less support than any of the Democratic frontrunners

Yeah, RealClearPolitics has Biden and Warren with 10 points on Trump and Sanders with 9 points!

That means they all had better get some more points! Hee hee!

Anyone with two working brain cells knows those three don't have a chance against Trump. And they're the front runners. Hee hee!

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