Q: At the time of this July 25 call, Col. Vindman, were you aware of the theory that Ukraine intervened or interfered in the 2016 U.S. election?
A: I was.
Q: Are you aware of any credible evidence to support this theory?
A: I am not.
Q: Are you also aware that Vladimir Putin had promoted this theory of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election?
A: I am well aware of that fact.
Q: And ultimately which country did U.S. intelligence services determine to have interfered in the 2016 election?
A: It is the consensus of the entire intelligence community that the Russians interfered in U.S. elections in 2016.
This was a small excerpt of the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman at Tuesday’s impeachment hearings related to Trump’s abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and witness tampering.
Lies and misdirection; these are standard operating procedures for this Republican Party in name only; the truth is their greatest enemy. Every security agency in the United States confirmed that Russia’s interference in our 2016 election was an effort to defeat Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win the Electoral College. Putin colluded with Trump in an effort to confuse the American people and redirect the blame onto Joe and Hunter Biden.
I am not interested in conjecture or the effort of Republicans in name only to misdirect the facts; Trump is a Russian asset and a traitor to the United States of America. Not only did Trump and Putin collude in our 2016 election, the orange man continues to place Putin’s agenda into our national policy as priority number one; and this includes the situation in Ukraine. The destruction of the United States of America; the nation of our founding fathers; is the shared goal of Putin, Trump, and the Republican Party.
This is not a conspiracy theory; look at the facts. Trump is using and supporting every effort made by Adolf Hitler in 1930’s Germany. It’s “Trump’s way or the highway.” He is a wannabe dictator who seeks the destruction of democracy in America.
I am ashamed that as an Independent I once supported many members of the Republican Party. I am not ashamed because of my beliefs, I am ashamed that this Republican Party in name only has abandoned its principles and desire to serve their country. I am unable to consider voting for any member of the once Grand Old Party today.
Trump is a traitor to his country and must not only be removed from office, he must be severely punished for his crimes.
Op-ed by James Turnage
“The Truth Lives Here”
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