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Should Trump be charged for giving classified info to the Russians?

  1. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 13 months ago

    Should Trump be charged for giving classified info to the Russians?

    When Trump met with the Russians a day after firing Comey as the FBI director he is alleged to have revealed classified info to the Russian obtained from an ally country. This info is said to have put many undercover agents in peril as well as causing our allies to not trust the US with classified information.

    What are your thoughts if this turns out to be true?

  2. Austinstar profile image85
    Austinstarposted 13 months ago

    I really do not know what it will take to get this administration out of office. It's like some kind of alternative universe.
    I really do hope that whatever it takes will happen soon and that every other country and ally will forgive us.
    Trump flaunts his ignorance and yet his supporters are completely blind to all. It is so unbelievable.

    1. Au fait profile image93
      Au faitposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      His supporters don't see it as ignorance because they are ignorant too. smile  They, like Trump, think they are smart.

    2. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      That saying, "they are too ignorant to know that they are stupid", rings true for many of them. If 45 ate turds in front of a camera, there would be a run on the turd market, and high praise for him being so smart.

    3. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I agree, Lela. It's like a bad spy novel where you know the crook right from the get go. It remains to be seen if they're any from the right patriotic enough to stand up to their party's #1 man. I doubt even this screw-up will do the job.

    4. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      their own words that they used against clinton can be applied to them now. but none of them has any courage, nor any conviction. just partisan loyalty. even mccain/graham. soft as egg yolks on the inside.

    5. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      This is cherishable from someone who thinks the FBI works for the Judiciary and that there are four branches of government. Ignorance?! Wow! Inconceivable that you 3 folks think you know more than POTUS when you do not even know how many branches.

    6. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Who cares what you think, Eric! You voted for the moron, didn't you? Now with a special counselor we'll see who was involved in  colluding with the Russians. You still think Flynn will slide?

    7. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Eric, obviously you did not read my comment. There are THREE branches of government. Please look up your facts before insulting me again.

    8. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I am sorry perhaps you just signed onto the 4 branches notion by not taking exception to it but you clearly said that FBI was under the judiciary branch -- at least admit you did and move on.

    9. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      i think he was insulting me on that one. but you see how the alt right works? we insult trump, they insult us.the politics of personal destruction. they still use it. and real nasty meanness under faux christian front. never met one not like this.

    10. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      That's because the FBI is an investigatory arm of the judicial branch. Like I said, Look It Up!

    11. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Eric, you're not gaining anything by repetitive comments. Try taking up for Trump, or at least give us some Faux News talking points.

    12. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      My Goodness Austinstar. You really will argue that the FBI is part of the judiciary. That is so far Mexican and French Napoleonic stuff that it is frightening. FBI is part of the executive branch beholding to the POTUS. End of story.

    13. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Broken record, Eric.

    14. profile image61
      Curt Brooksposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I consider myself to be an intelligent person with a large degree of common sense. As a moderate Trump supporter, I agree that he seems to create his own problems to a degree but he deserves more of a chance than the left-wing liberals are offering.

    15. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      What chance should we give him. Curt? Until he tells Russia all of our classified info? Or until he makes all of our allies afraid to share intelligence with us? His lies will be his downfall and those who trusted him will wake up.

    16. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      100% Truth and God are broken records. Why even  bother with the truth, so boring! I feel like the guy at the cocktail party that looks like Austinstar. Nobody listens. they take one look at us and dismiss what we have to say.

    17. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Curt, would you hire Trump to build a casino for you? Or any busuness for that matter. What kind of chance does a 70 y/o man with current or approaching dementia need to be given? He is menatally unfit to be president. Temper tantrums and lies always

    18. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Curt do not even respond as Autstinstar believes the DOJ is headed by the judiciary like Libya and that there are four branches of government. We are dealing with folks who did not pass the citizen test about legislature, Executive and Judiciary.

    19. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Eric, I have reported you for insulting me again. Told you I was tired of it. Do not presume to believe and repeat lies about me. You do not have a clue.

    20. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Eric, no one said we had 4 branches of government. You've run that into the ground on these comments so give it up. Care to contribute something useful for a change? Give excuses for DT, blame his behavior on Hillary, just anything different.

    21. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      OK Randy I will leave that alone after giving the quote from Yes Dear ; "the point is,they are supposed to be 4 equal branches"
      So to the point now. Allies give information to be passed through an intermediary. Israel and Russia do not exchange.we do

    22. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      That's why DT screwed up so bad, Eric. No ally wants their info shared with Pootie without clearing it with them first. DT doesn't read the intel reports even when they condense them into a single page with bullet points. He's too lazy to be troubled

    23. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      eric, you stated theyve been investigating trump for 2 years. as you see fit to mock me for my words, im asking you humble me with your superior intelligence. what 2 year investigation?

    24. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      There is a standard SS (secret service) hard core vet of Presidential candidates. It would make you blush. They just could not find something bad on Trump. He made vetting and then some funking vetting by Obama. The dude is clean.

    25. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      really? so all that hardcore vetting applied to obama?? and STILL we had trump insisting he was born in kenya....obviously trump doesnt think its hardcore. and is this the 2 yr investigation you are speaking if? the ss?

  3. lovemychris profile image62
    lovemychrisposted 13 months ago

    does a bear sh*t in the woods? this clown should have been shown the door when he made fun of a disabled reporter. its been dumb and dumber since then...like a rolling stone picking up more and more mud on  its way down the hill.
    russia/money laundering/threatening people/firing people/COVER UP/ and now this.....
    all the republicans need to do is answer this: suppose hillary was prez, and she shared classified intel w russia. what would congress do?

    1. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Just knowing he is a sexual deviant should have been enough. They call him a Christian? I just want to vomit. Everyone that voted for him is getting rammed.

    2. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      "Ignorance is bliss" should be the motto of Trumps fans. It surely isn't "Make America great again." LOL!

    3. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      No, it's more like "Make Russia Great Again". Or the Nazis, whichever.

    4. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      And where are all of the Trump apologists who normally weigh-in in his defense? Even his base is wondering what idiotic move he'll make next. And yes, those self-proclaimed Xtians put him in office. It is indeed a pukable situation!

    5. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      honestly?theyre fine with it. they are fine that russia hacked our gvt cause it got hillary.they dont care what trump does cause hes not hillary.and then they demand we compromise for them.gtfoh. this is war.for america.kkk knows it,they should too

    6. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes Randy you and Austinstar should be calling others ignorant and dumb based on "Eric, no Trump is not the boss of the FBI. They are Judiciary, Trump is Executive" I guess you guys are really proving me ignorant.

    7. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      the point is,they are supposed to be 4 equal branches.trump acts like judge, jury and executioner.and wants you to give breaks to his cronies.check out flynn intel group.vlad has lots of boyfriends here.not really.who knows what drives a traitor?

    8. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      And now we have one of you declaring that there are four equal branches of Gov. in USA. No - FBI is not part of Judiciary and we have 3 branches of Gov. in the US. You folks are really out there. 4 branches of Gov and the courts run the cops. Really!

    9. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      whatever!im including prez,house, senate and supreme court.prez not supposed to overule all the rest.hes not a ceo of a company,he works for every single citizen here.and guess what? hes not.far as i can see  he works for some dude named donald trump

    10. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Eric, you are really starting to annoy me. I never said there were 4 branches of government. You live in the alternative universe, I guess. Learn how to look up FACTS!

    11. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I am sorry you are the one that said FBI was a part of the Judiciary. And you simply supported Yes Dear when she said there are 4 branches of Gov. Hold yourself to a higher standard.

    12. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      standard? cant get any lower than trump. leave that high horsee where it belongs: in the history books w the last time you had a decent candidate....eisenhower.

    13. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Standard protocol, ignore that you two do not know what branch the FBI is under and ignore that you do not know how many branches of Gov. there are in the USA.
      Really sad but keep throwing reused scritpted headlines for fact.

    14. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      lol!the whole world lies but trump, huh? truth:trump is a lifelong criminal.he used his criminal connects to steal this election.he owes putin his life.he did rape a 13yr old girl with Epstein.he did fraud people out of money,& he launders mob mo

    15. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Eric, do you even know how to look things up? I know it's much easier to come here and insult all of us here, but seriously, do some research first before insulting people.

    16. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I am starting to get quite interested in failure. The complete Washington establishment from Bush to McCain and all Democrats and seemingly not all but most the press, foreign and domestic simply cannot come up with a smoking gun after two years?

    17. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      2 years?i thought it was july of 2017. you know of something else?or are you hyperbolating to make trump the victim? surely you heard him threaten hillary during campaign? dish it,take it.and that goes for you,too.can
      you prove 2 yr investigation?

  4. savvydating profile image96
    savvydatingposted 13 months ago

    So it's a forgone conclusion in your mind that this story is true? The Washington Post has published so many stories they have later had to redact, it's not even funny. An unknown source who makes up a story is evidence of Nothing, except that whoever is attempting to leak information illegally needs to be put in jail.

    The Left needs to stop going crazy over every fake news story they see. They also need to stop making up foolish conspiracy theories and fake news. Of course, that won't happen. That would be like asking a baby not to cry. At least the baby has good reason....

    Below is only one of many fake stories from The Washington Post:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kalevleeta … 5c340d7ad5

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      You may be savvy about dating, but you know nothing--in that you are similar to Trump--about intelligence rules. This boasting pretender probably cost us an important source of info, not to mention, probably some lives as well. Take up for the moron!

    2. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      trump didnt deny it. he says as president, he can do anything he wants. but hes not supposed to aid and abett an enemy, and so he fails. bigly. dear donald, "youre fired". git yer treasonous family and high tail it outta there!

    3. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Ok, why is the White House now refusing to release transcripts of the Russia meeting to our intelligence groups? They let the Russian press in, but not American press. WTF? Our intel agencies need to know!

    4. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      1+1=2. "i exploit you, still you love me. i tell you one and one makes three"--cult of personality, living colour

    5. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes Dear this is wonderful. You can't add up 3 branches of gov. You state there are 4 and you are giving someone a math lesson? Very strange where you come from.

    6. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      nope.common sense.as fbi guy said, russian active measures worked,cause president used them.sessions,flynn, page all talked to kislyak on trumps behalf...gop platform was changed for russia. trump eo allows drilling in arctic: putin wants. 1+1=2.

    7. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      This is all irrelevant as you think there are four branches of government. A US educated 3rd grader knows there are 3 branches but you do not and yet you claim to be smarter than POTUS? You in your lack of education is the breakdown not the president

    8. Jean Bakula profile image98
      Jean Bakulaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      NO, stop hiding behind this "fake news" concept. Trump is a real estate agent with no transferable skills. He had to answer to no one running a family company. Melania doesn't even want to be tainted with his lies for Barron's sake. She stays away.

    9. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      honestly?yes,i do think im smarter than dumpy.i think my 11 yr old is smarter that dumpy.i KNOW hilllary is,shed never be a puppet for putin.and fake news is all the trumpites have.because ole donald can never give a straight answer.carnival barker

    10. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 13 months agoin reply to this

      savvydating-

      "That would be like asking a baby not to cry. At least the baby has good reason...."

      I agree, this phrase sums up their mindset( mind?), especially when you're telling them the truth  that they're low information minds can't bare!

    11. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Wba, gee, if only you could use correct grammar, we might be able to understand.
      It's "their" and "bear". Not They're  (they are) and Bare (naked).

  5. HollieT profile image86
    HollieTposted 13 months ago

    I've just read on Twitter (and perhaps I'm really far behind) that Comey has saved memos suggesting that he was asked by Trump to end the Russia investigation. Looks like he's pretty goosed now, if true

    1. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Excuse me? I get lost here when discussing roles. Fine if you have the backing get a special prosecuter, Trump cannot tell her what to do. FBI are employees of the CEO POTUS. He has every right to tell the director (FBI) what to do or fire her.

    2. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes Hollie, Comey kept notes of his meeting with Trump when the Orange One asked him to drop the Russian investigation into Flynn's mess-ups. Said notes are evidence in a court of law. Bye, Donnie!

    3. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Eric, no Trump is not the boss of the FBI. They are Judiciary, Trump is Executive. Now, what's  the third branch of government? Do you even know? Hint - it's Legislative.

    4. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      hes toast. according to mensch, his presidency ended may 9....the day he fired comey. she claims hatch is being prepped to take over, since all of trumpville is corrupt up to their eyeballs. some of them are doing time...and it deserves to be trump.

    5. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I hope you are right. 45 is the worst "president" in history. He wanted the title of King, but he never has and never will understand the constitution and the way govmt works.

    6. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      yeah. he understands "gimme". gimme praise. gimme power. gimme adulation. gimme freedom to do what i and my partners in crime want. gimme gimme gimme. ask not what your country can do for you dumpy! and your foreign friends. at usa taxpayer expense!

    7. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      It's more like "The Madness of King-Wannabe Donald." He actually believes as President he can do as he wishes without fear of repercussions. It's a good thing he didn't have to start a business with his own assets.

    8. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Apparently, 45's Trumpeteers also think the King can do whatever he wants. Are they so delusional that they think Trump can fire the entire Judicial and Intelligence branches of our Democracy?

    9. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      and now he tells comey reporters should be jailed. i guess thats fine with them, too..as long as its people they dont like. who jails reporters?? think  about it. jailing people comes next...and we're already number one in that dpt. tin pot territory

    10. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Austinstar you put all of these comments in perspective with; "Eric, no Trump is not the boss of the FBI. They are Judiciary, Trump is Executive." The courts direct the law investigation and enforcement? That is Mexico not the USA. You are critical?

    11. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Look it up, Eric. The courts are part of the Judiciary branch. And so is the investigative arm of that branch.

    12. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      1st there is no letter. 2nd there is no memo. 3rd there are notes that have not been released. Best info on the matter is that POTUS suggested Comey was an idiot for pursuing it. But made no orders.

    13. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I'm curious Eric, where did you hear there was no memo? What are you watching for your info because you spout Fox News talking points.

    14. Austinstar profile image85
      Austinstarposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Sorry, Eric. Yes, Comey kept extensive memos of his meetings. I'm sure they are signed and dated and filed appropriately. The memos have already been subpoenaed- from both Comey and the Executive branch. Along with any other info. Special prosecutor!

    15. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Randy, Yes Dear and Austinstar have stated or supported the concepts that FBI is part of the judiciary, that there are 4 branches of government and that those who do not believe that must be Trumpsters. You 3 are awesome. Very intelligent!

    16. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      nobody said that anybody who doesnt think so are trumpsters. and you can insult peoples intelligence to your hearts content. at least we had the good sense not to elect an egomaniacal gasbag who shares classified intel w a sworn adversary.

    17. Dave Twarog profile image61
      Dave Twarogposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      May 3rd, Comey was asked if anyone asked him to stop the investigation.  He said no.  If this memo exists, then the context may not suggest that the president asked him to stop the investigation.  Otherwise did Comey perjure himself when asked  that?

    18. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Dave, the wording Comey used in the memo was DT asking him to "let it go." This can be construed to mean several things depending on how you look at it. We'll soon find out now.

    19. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Very exciting stuff.
      PART 600—GENERAL POWERS OFSPECIAL COUNSEL Sec.
      600.1 Grounds for appointing a Special Counsel.
      600.2 Alternatives available to the Attorney
      General.
      Coercion code comes from Christ's theology otherwise a bribe- which don't fit.

    20. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      wheres the 2 year investigation eric?

    21. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Are we really suggesting that HBO was so incompetent? He could not with the NSA, FBI and CIA dig up bad crap on Trump? Incredible that a man so honored could not find indictable offense of such an idiot politically with no ties to our security forces

    22. bradmasterOCcal profile image32
      bradmasterOCcalposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Randy
      Look up the statute for Misprison of a Felony. And apply it to Comey's alleged memo, And Dave is right, about the May 3 Comey testimony.

      BTW the DOJ is part of the Executive Branch

    23. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      umm,obama did have crap on trump. thats why he safeguarded the trumprussia facts all throughout the gvt so trump couldn't get in there and delete it all. btw, he and sessions broke into comey computer, sent info to vlad. this guy is so dirty,lifelong

  6. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 13 months ago

    Yes!  trump should be tried for treason, but will he? I doubt it.  When one of the "Good Ole P&*#ks, commits an act of treason, they say, look what Hillary or Obama did, don't look at me and the Greedy Old P&*#ks, yell yeah lock her up!

    Sorry Randy, for the profanity, it is just when a person has gotten away with crimes and blames others (Clinton/Obama) for made-up stuff, it gets to me.

    Have a Blessed day my friend

    1. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      yes, hes a real pos. hes cruel, vindictive, and self-pitying. after all the people he's drug through the mud, he cries the biggest tears if you criticize him. hes just cruel. and sadistic, because he enjoys it. imo

    2. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes Shyron, Donnie is a low class poor little rich boy who cannot seem to get his way about things. It couldn't happen to a more deserving piece of slime.

    3. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Yes and his big critic Yes Dear thinks there are 4 branches of Gov. We are not dealing with bright educated people here. I wonder what you think the fourth branch is --- CNN?

    4. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Eric, peace be with you ...

    5. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      eric, i explained it to you. i mean house, senate, prez and supreme court. do you not accept that? or is it your godly duty to come around and belitte fellow hubpages members? can no one dislike dumpy without the wrath of the faux christians?

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      Curt Brooksposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      The definition of treason - "the betrayal of one's country by attempting to kill the sovereign [not applicable] or overthrow the government." I have seen no proven action on his part in which he is actively attempting to overthrow our government.

    7. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      It's a bit early in the investigation to know that for sure, Curt. The look into Trumps taxes and monetary ties to Russia should tell Muller something about Trump's claims of innocence.

    8. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      of course they overthrew the gvt. hillary won. and i mean won, even mi, wi., pa. votes were suppressed. votes were crosschecked, ballots werent counted. the exit polls were not wrong. the surprise was real...cause this election was hacked!

  7. promisem profile image97
    promisemposted 13 months ago

    The answer is no, because what he did is not illegal, according to many experts.

    But David Gergen is one of the most respected presidential advisors in Washington He served Nixon, Ford, Reagan and Clinton. He said Trump has violated his oath of office and has shown such a high level of misconduct that he is not fit to serve.

    He also said that Trump has entered "impeachment territory" because of the pressure he put on Comey to drop the FBI investigation into Michael Flynn.

    1. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      so, getting a bj in the oval office is illegal?? cause thats what they went after clinton for. know what i think? in a republican gvt, they make up the law. no integrity whatsoever. and they steal elections.thats why they just do what they please.

    2. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Scott, you're probably correct as the evidence is still coming in on Trump's meeting with Comey. But why do you think DT asked both Sessions and the deputy AG to leave the room before asking Comey to let up on Flynn's investigation?

    3. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Hey Scott show us a report of a real quote from Gergen. I bet you that you cannot show a quote with a reference and disclosure.

    4. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      why dont you just google it and see for yourself? then google trumprussia....holy toledo. i only use twitter, and thats a goldmine. im just curious that none of you seem to know trumps history... russia is huge. &you all dont know. odd.

    5. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I just did Google it and there is not one quote. All statements from those with no knowledge first hand of even 2nd. You are acting and speaking of facts that do no exist.

    6. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      what do you have, trump google? i googled "gergen on trump", and there are numerous sites of same video! gergen, "i think we're in impeachment territory"....which commandment is thou shalt not lie for trump? lmc bible, 2017 edition.

    7. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Randy, I agree that DT asking the others to leave the room makes him look guilty.

      Eric, I saw and heard Gergen say it on TV, and many credible media sources reported it. No need to deny something so easy to prove.

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      Curt Brooksposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      On what fact basis is Gergen basing his pronouncement of impeachment? Has he seen memos, tapes or other documentary evidence? No question that Trump has behaved in a peculiar manner, but impeachment seems a bit early at this stage.

    9. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Lying was the crime. POTUS has not lied.

    10. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Of course he wouldn't lie Eric, although he told 485 documented lies the first 100 days in office. Where do you get your facts from, Fox News?

    11. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      ohhh, so you can go after a us prez for getting serviced in the white house, but hands off team trump and russia? now we see that trump and putin were trying to set up a back-channell to communicate out of eyesight. sessions lied to congress...AND!?

    12. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I have never seen such incompetence at the Democratic Congressional group and the Senatorial group. Allegations flying but not one "chargeable" notion in about 24 months. Assume bad. Your idiots cannot find it? Total incompetence if true.

    13. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      thats really the problem right wingers have...they think they are so superior that they can do anything.years investigating hillary,accusing obama..i guess they were "idiots", cause they found nothing.trump is guilty walking in door.how'd he get in?

  8. tricktoyou profile image60
    tricktoyouposted 13 months ago

    your question is: Should Trump be charged for giving classified info to the Russians?
    i will say Yes!! if Trump Share US private or very important info to not only Russia even any country He Should be charged

    1. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      amen!

    2. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Such naive lack of understanding means that one has not read the USC code sections pertaining to the issues at hand. Evening news rules your perception and a peaceful enlightenment is not in your future.

    3. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      hmm. which code states its ok for a president to share secrets w an adversary?one who has just stolen and released personal emails from a us citizen?i may be stupid, but that seems like an act of war to me. and the gd prez is on the side of the enemy

  9. RJ Schwartz profile image94
    RJ Schwartzposted 13 months ago

    First - "alleged" is all anyone has to go on right now
    Second - The President can declassify anything he wants at any time
    Third - If you want to go after someone for jepordizing America - then why aren't the leakers your target?  People who run right out of a briefing and give the contents to the Washington Post or New York Times to score political points are the ones who should be prosecuted - unless we take some serious steps as a nation to redefine National Security - this entire process that we're watching unfold will be repeated - but maybe the next time it will be a Democrat in the WH - remember how the Nuclear Option of Harry Reid backfired????

    I know most of the people on this thread hate the President.  You're angry that an upstart beat Hillary Clinton.  You feel like the Obama policies are being dismantled and you're watching as the economy grows under Trump when it floundered under Obama and you are angry - I get that.  What I don't get it why you refuse to allow a fairly elected President just do the job! 

    Talk about OBSTRUCTIONISTS !  The modern Liberal Democrats take the prize as the biggest obstructionists in the history of our nation.

    OK - now let the HATE begin - tell me how stupid I am, dodge, divert, and deflect from the facts and paint me as an idiot!  Woo Hoo...bring it!!!!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Hooray for you, Ralph. You get the pleasure of finding out the person you voted for is a criminal much worse than you ever thought Hillary and Obama were. And your use of "fairly elected" is simply a joke at this point.

    2. Misfit Chick profile image70
      Misfit Chickposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Also funny "as the economy grows under Trump when it floundered under Obama". I don't hate U or Trump - feel sorry 4 all of us bcuz of your erroneous perceptions. Trump shouldn't have fired Comey when he did. His inexperience keeps biting him.

    3. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      actually, im furious that putin hacked our election, and none of you so-called patriots seem to care! you also forget that hillary got more votes than him. and his approval rate is in toilet. we dont want fascist usa. get used to it!

    4. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      20 months and millions of dollars and still not any wrongful connection. We hope Mueller who is now loved will soon be vilified by the same folks.

    5. Jean Bakula profile image98
      Jean Bakulaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      It doesn't have anything to do with hate, although all you Godly, lying Christians keep twisting facts we have known for weeks. They wanted to "lock her up" and acted better than anyone else. The R's have no shame or morals. Trump is a criminal.

    6. johnmariow profile image81
      johnmariowposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      The President can not communicate any classified information that will place any US citizen in harms way.

    7. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      he already botched a raid in yemen, and 2 us citizens were killed. how come no hearings?? and the israelis have said he put their agents in serious harms way. and, they will think twice about sharing intel with usa again. all for putin.

    8. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Hey Ralph, I agree with u of course (no surprise here)! As far as I know there isn't a shred of evidence against Trump, just assumptions! And u brought up a great point, " why aren't the leakers your target?"

    9. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      cauze we dont watch fox news.fox ignores team trump lies,focuses on the heros who expose them.if trump is innocent,he should welcome investigation.his whole life hes paid his way out of trouble.not this time.you dont eff over US gubmint with a foe.

    10. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      John you just gave me another quote I can give Randy that he will hate.
      The POTUS cannot do what? He cannot declare war? (funding?) He cannot risk American lives? Boy Lincoln should have been hung not assassinated!

    11. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      John and Eric, can either of you guarantee no Americans will be put in harm's way by DT's loose lips. No telling what effect his bragging will have on future security of the US and our allies. DT is ignorant of political policy.

    12. Jean Bakula profile image98
      Jean Bakulaposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Ralph, the POTUS CAN classify info, but he's already too late. I don't hate him. Fox fed into all the hatred, it's all they had.

  10. Jean Bakula profile image98
    Jean Bakulaposted 13 months ago

    This is a very serious matter. R's better wake up and smell the coffee. It has nothing to do with Trump haters. I think he's a moron, but wished him well, if he chose staff carefully he could maybe have been a success. I never realized his Trump empire was just a family biz, he doesn't answer to shareholders and or a Bd. of Directors. He is a lowly real estate developer, rich enough to buy whatever land and material he needs.

    There is no reason his daughter and son in law should be in on classified meetings. Ivanka is an idiot who suggests a strawberry milkshake a day makes everyone happy in her book. She would have no biz if it wasn't a floor downstairs from Dad. Her hubby is another money grubber, the marriage was probably arranged and she's too stupid to realize it.

    He never divested his money interests, fired Comey while being the subject of an FBI investigation, and Flynn was already in trouble before he was part of the cabinet, Trump knew and tried to get Comey to stop the investigation. He gets payoffs from Putin. He even hid behind Hillary last week, who although disliked, did know how to run a country. We look bad all over the world.

    His skill set does not stretch to be able to run a country. There's been a scandal everyday since he was elected. He took over the country the first day as President Elect, and robbed Obama of the last 2 1/2 months of his Presidency. Now he's broken so many laws, told so many lies, it's a criminal investigation. I hope he's out by the end of the year.

    And I'm sick of "Moral Christians" who will steal the shirt off a dying person so they can hide more money in their numbered accounts. Obama at least made inroads with healthcare, with enough decency to care about other fellow human beings, as Jesus expected of you moral hypocrites.

    The "fake news" was another invention of Fox News, like the old War on Christmas. Uneducated people believe this nonsense. Sorry about Roger Ailes, but the station should be taken off the air. CNN is bland, and MSNBC has R's in it now, and is telling truth. Coal mines in most states have been shut down now, even in PA. He lied to his voters through his whole campaign. Melania appeared to go on this trip with him, and was so ashamed she didn't hold his hand or wave to the crowd. She's the brains in the family.

    We need a free press, or do you want to be a country like Russia? Criticizing the press just shows stupidity. News moves much faster than it did during Watergate. And what Nixon did is nothing compared to this.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Wonderful answer, Jean. Patriots are still around although sometimes they stay in the background until needed. I'm not religious, but I cannot see what Xtians saw in Trump. PT Barnum was right, especially in the case of phony Xtians.

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image32
      bradmasterOCcalposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Randy
      This is your idea of the best answer. Not a single fact, and just and emotional rant. Del if u wish, but really, the best?

    3. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      fantastic, jean! you said it all. and there is now a growing movement; one person, one vote. a true majority. we were robbed....again. lets make sure it never happens again.

  11. Babes333 profile image59
    Babes333posted 13 months ago

    Absolutely, He should be impeached. He acts like a very spoiled ENTITLED 10-year-old. We as private citizens would be arrested, Patriot Act slapped on us, and prison I'm sure.  His White House is in chaos.

    He hired Michael Flynn after several people told him of his ties to Russia. I think Trump has deep ties to Russia because that's all we have heard about since day 1. I'm pretty sure after he is out of office, we'll see "TrumpVilles" all over Moscow.

    I am a tried and true bleeding heart liberal democrat. So this answer may be a bit biased, but if I'm very honest, I hoped he would accomplish some of the things he talked about during his campaign. It's clear there will always be chaos, with no legislation in sight.

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    PeterStipposted 13 months ago

    Trump is not breaking the law by giving the Russians classified information. He is the only person in the country that can do so without being charged.
    If it was a clever move, I don't think so. What I do know now is that Trump is not a politician and not clever in his role as a president. He is making one political amateur blunder after the next. Like firing the head of the FBI without thinking about the consequences.
    And last in the line is to visit Saudi Arabia before visiting Israel. He has no feel for diplomacy whatsoever. This lack of understanding of how the democracy in the US works will be his downfall. He thinks he can run the US like a business with one boss who dictates all. That's fortunately not how it works. A dictatorship works like that, the US not (yet)

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      This is what many of us see, Peter. DT has no tact nor knowledge how to obtain such. His staff and cabinet are terrified of what he's going to say or tweet next. And yes, DT wants to be either king or a tyrant. He'd prefer the latter of course.

  13. Sharlee01 profile image87
    Sharlee01posted 13 months ago

    Very simply no. He has the authority to share classified information with other nations. This is out of the mouth of Alan Dershowitz one of the foremost Attorney of constitutional law. he also makes the claim president Trump can not be charged with obstruction due to asking Comey "please let the investigation go on Flynn". 

    No one knows what is else will be discovered in the FBI investigation, but as for Trump giving Russia classified info  he has not committed a crime.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Sharon, are you aware of two other Intel officials who were also asked to stop the Russian Probe?

      And yes, DT  is able to declassify intel, but it doesn't mean he should, especially intel entrusted to him from our allies.

    2. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      brennan: "with every last ounce of devotion to this country, resist!"

    3. Sharlee01 profile image87
      Sharlee01posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Randy - I am aware of the intel officials. It does get deeper, I will admit. I watched the congress this morning question  Daniel Coats, and he would not comment on the investigation, and would not admit the story was true.  Very confusing.

    4. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Some things Coates and other intel guys cannot talk about in public, Sharon. They're trying to protect the investigations going on by doing so. No telling what was said in the private interview, though we may find out something eventually.

    5. Sharlee01 profile image87
      Sharlee01posted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Randy, I am aware that their has been an unconfirmed  source  that made this allegation, and that no one from Intel has admitted to this allegation. I guess it will come out in the investigation if true? I just don't buy into allegations.

  14. Theophanes profile image95
    Theophanesposted 13 months ago

    Lately I have been waking up in the morning wondering if someone has slipped me acid because seriously, at no other point in history would our president be allowed to pull this without being called out for treason! This is not OK! This will never be OK! Why on earth would we allow someone in power to do this publically?! Because he's going to do what he's going to do anyway... since when is that an excuse for unlawful behavior??

    1. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      thats a dam good question.its like 9/11. or the invasion of iraq. feels like we are under a spell. this is treason. russia hacked, they knew in aug 2016 or something. "oh well, russia hacked our election. ho hum" say what? trump is obstructing. yawn?

    2. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Theophanes, you hit the nail on the head with this answer. I don't care which party one is from, this is simply unacceptable! But then, those who chose him are very reluctant to admit they were taken in by this snake oil salesman.

    3. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      yes,well,seems everyone else is lying but trump.and the majority of citizens do not want a wall,do not want saudi to make our weapons,do not want our healthcare cut,or retro lock-em-up enforcement.our election was mobbed. literally.but its backfiring

    4. Alternative Prime profile image73
      Alternative Primeposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      A "SURREAL Darkest NIGHTMARE" of Biblical Proportions in the form of an "EVIL Huckster" named Trump is upon us ~ But GOOD always DEFEATs EVIL, it's just a matter of time now ~ The CIA, FBI & the RESISTANCE must CONTAIN him until he's REMOVED

    5. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Hopefully so, AP. The sooner we get this buffoon out of office the safer I'll feel. I've never see such a disastrous presidency in all my years and never expected for people following him who are so brainwashed by his many lies.

 
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