Godstud wrote:Trump is guilty, however, of Obstruction of Justice, which is a real crime in the USA.
He is not guilty of obstruction of justice. Even the Mueller report makes that point, and then goes on an extremely long tangent weaving legal theories that would only apply to a president, which was clearly meant to lead Congress down an impeachment path based on an obstruction of justice that cannot stand up in court. As it stands, Trump would not be convicted of obstruction of justice in a court of law as: 1) there was no underlying crime to obstruct; 2) he did not withhold evidence from prosecutors or investigators; and 3) he did not make any false statements under oath to prosecutors or investigators. He can yammer on about how the investigation is a "witch hunt" on Twitter all he wants. That is not illegal. If it was, the Mueller report would have pointed that out and cited the statute, the evidence, and the burden of proof. Yet, Mueller didn't do that, because it's not illegal. Criminal defendants in the United States have the right to deny both the facts and the law. They can also criticize prosecutors until a judge puts a gag order on them. Since Mueller didn't charge Trump with anything, Trump was legally within his rights to bash Mueller all he wanted.
Politics_Observer wrote:I also think he is guilty of treason by openly stating he would take foreign help given he is an American citizen who owes loyalty to the United States and swore the oath of office of the US Presidency.
Stating you would commit a crime is not a crime. Perhaps you didn't know that. However, Hillary Clinton did take foreign help. She not only took it, she procured it with campaign donations, and went to great lengths to prevent discovery of that fact by laundering the money through the DNC, Perkins Coie, and Fusion GPS, before it reached Christopher Steele's hands and then off to Russian sources. By your definition, Hillary Clinton is guilty of treason.
In actual fact, Hillary Clinton is guilty of a campaign violation for sure. Others in her orbit are guilty of knowingly submitting a false report to law enforcement; within law enforcement of knowingly using a false report to obtain warrants to utilize government surveillance technology; knowingly using a false report to intimidate the executive officer of the United States (blackmail); and many other crimes. By your own standards, Hillary Clinton is guilty of treason. Trump is not. Of course, Hillary Clinton couldn't be charged with treason either, because the US has not declared a war on Russia. Treason and war are defined in the constitution, so they cannot be twisted into the modern system of keeping World War II going under the aegis of the UN. We have treaties of peace and diplomatic relations with all of the countries we were at war with during WWII, so technically nobody can be charged with treason at the present moment.
Politics_Observer wrote:People who voted for Trump voted for him because they perceived a status threat that came from the election of Obama and that is mainly wealthy whites who saw the election of Obama as a status threat to their excessive wealth and power.
That's pure bullshit. There are not 60M+ people of great wealth. Trump won with people who had no college education. He won with working class whites. In fact, if the Democratic party had not engineered Black Lives Matter, Hillary Clinton would have lost to Bernie Sanders, who beat her with white voters. She won, because Obama and the DNC generated the Black Lives Matter movement, and because of the pledged delegates that party operatives get in order to override the will of voters. Without those two factors, it would have been Trump vs. Sanders in 2016, and the Democrats would have had a chance.
Politics_Observer wrote:The people that currently hold the real power here in the US are the top 1% of wealthy whites and they use race to keep everybody else divided and thus not united against them.
Yeah. They import 10s of millions of illegal immigrants to drive down the wages of working class whites and blacks, and then tell blacks and illegal aliens that white working class people who are struggling to make ends meet or are otherwise out of work have "white privilege" and are "deplorable." Many of those people face joblessness, because jobs are shipped overseas to China, Mexico, etc. and get to be imported and sold duty free in the US. Apparently, this 1% you speak of forgot that these "deplorable" people can also vote for a party other than the Democrats.
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-- Donald J. Trump