posted by Spock
I posted weeks ago....there is no "whistle blower" Its deep state stuff with ex-Obama and current DC swampers. THis article ties it all together
You're right, it doesn't matter. Trump committed an impeachable offense when he stood in front of that helicopter and asked corrupt foreign countries to investigate a political opponent.
But I don't understand why quid-pro-quo/bribery/extortion matters. That's just diplomacy - Obama's Iran deal came with a bunch of money attached that we had been withholding for decades.
If - and I think that's a big if - it's within his purview to request such an investigation, then this is all nothing. Using leverage and other means to accomplish that is how the stuff is done, and nothing would be impeachable. Plus, it's not without merit - Biden should not be immune from such an investigation just because he decides to run for POTUS. And it's a good bet if Biden won and Republicans still hold the Senate that we might have another special counsel.
IMO, it's an abuse of power because the DOJ probably is doing or has done an investigation, and POTUS shouldn't interfere with that.