ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Trump's Abuse of Presidential Power

Updated on October 4, 2019

Official Misconduct (Malfeasance)

There are two realities in Washington, D.C., where the White House is home to President Trump. In one reality, President Trump has done nothing wrong during his conversation with the president of the Ukraine who was in dire need of the $400 million dollar loan and Trump's request for a favor to investigate corruption pointed at the Bidens, Trump's political rival for 2020. The other reality is that none of it was okay. None of it was presidential. None of it should be done, to ask a foreign government to investigate an American citizen who happens to be a rival in the 2020 election for president!

For many in a real reality, it is an abuse of power and authority. it is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official capacity, which affects the performance of official duties. Malfeasance in office is often grounds for a for cause removal of an elected official by statute or recall election. The unlawful act was the withholding of the loan to Ukraine with the intent on getting them to do a personal (not official government) business or favor in obtaining any credible dirt on Joe Biden and son that benefits ONLY Trump, personally. And, had this been done and never revealed, the outcome might have been just that. What Trump did was use the office of the US president for personal gain or benefit.

Not hard to see given the evolving facts. Ukraine had no idea why the loan approved by Congress was halted. They were trying to find out. They wanted to buy more US military equipment to thwart off Russian aggression. Even the US Ambassador to the Ukraine wanted little to do with this type of request as POTUS had conveyed. It looked like a bribe or extortion to many legal counsels in a soft manner, cloaked as a "favor". And, if the favor was done, the loan would arrive and the Ukraine could buy more US military equipment.

In Plain Sight

The Abuse of Power is in plain sight to those willing to see the overall context of the conversation through unbiased lens. Those who support Trump often claim he has every right to do this, even Trump has requested China to look into the Biden affair. Why? Trump seems to think he can get their cooperation due to do that China really wants the sanctions lifted that he imposed, and all Trump wants is for a personal favor, to look into the Biden situation, get some dirt on him, so Trump can personally gain from it in the 2020 election.

The key thing many are not seeing is that Trump is using his position as POTUS to get a "favor" that only benefits him or his company, it does NOT benefit the USA in any way! The situation would be different if the benefactor was America and not Trump Inc.

It makes you wonder just how many other off the record 'this for that" deals Trump has made with countries for personal gain or for Trump Inc. Trump, in his own mind, think he nothing wrong because he comes from a place where this kind of thing is normal business in real estate. When he released it phone transcript of the Ukraine call, little did he know this would happen. Yet, behind the scenes, the WH staffers knew it was an abuse of power and is impeachable, which is why they sought to bury it in a classified server. Luckily, Trump did not allow it, thinking he was actually being transparent!

Well, transparent it is but in the BAD way.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)