Thursday, November 14, 2019

Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot Gate

Donald Trump had it made in the shade!  Robert Mueller couldn't prove that Trump colluded with the Russians in interfering with the 2016 Presidential Election.  And Attorney General Barr absolved Trump of any wrongdoing in obstructing the investigation.  All Trump had to do  now was to keep from incriminating himself!  But he couldn't do it. Or rather, he did do it; incriminate himself, I mean.

Donald Trump tried to get Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 Presidential Election!  Specifically, Donald Trump tried to bribe President Zelensky into announcing that the Bidens were being investigated.  If Ukraine did that, Trump would release the $400 million dollars in military aid that Ukraine needed to defend itself against the Russians.  And when a whistle blower sounded the alarm, Trump released a transcript of his July 25th phone call with  President Zelensky, saying his phone call was "perfecto" and that he did nothing wrong.  Mick Mulvaney, Trump's Chief of Staff, then told the world, "to get over it."

But everyone couldn't get over it. And now we have the impeachment hearings.  Witnesses are coming out of the woodwork. History will record what happens: whether Donald Trump is impeached, or whether the Republicans can keep him in the White House until the next election.

Impeachments, thank God, don't happen too often.  Only three Presidential impeachments have occurred: Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon (Watergate) and Bill Clinton (Blowjob-Gate).  There's no term for Andrew Johnson's impeachment. If there were, Tenure-of-Office Gate might be the best term for him.  As for Trump, Ukraine-Gate appears to be what history will record for Trump's current difficulties.  As for Republicans, they may want to call it Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot Gate, WTF-Gate, or simply What-the-Fuck Gate.

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