late wrote:1) Fiction. Read the oath..
An oath doesn't change your boss. An ambassador represents the head of state, but must swear loyalty to the state. The idea that an ambassador just does whatever the hell they want is absurd.
late wrote:2) While there is no question State had problems, Trump has degraded it to the point where it is a wreck.
Much of the federal government needs restructuring, not unlike what happened in the private economy throughout the 80s and 90s. Much of the federal government is old, static, inflexible, and ineffective as a result of being configured for a world that hasn't existed for 30 years.
late wrote:3) IOW, you were wrong.
Conversations you had with yourself in your head about what I said are exclusive to you. The Senate gets to advise on appointments. They haven't pushed any candidate for the president to nominate--at least not publicly.
late wrote:4) Using a foreign power to help win an election is the primary reason we have impeachment. That was the top concern of the Founding Fathers.
The primary purpose was that the president would be loyal to a foreign power. Trump is not loyal to a foreign power. So by your own reasoning, there is no impeachable offense. The clear interference in 2016 was from Alexandra Chalupa and the Ukrainians for Hillary Clinton, and Christopher Steele of the UK and his Russian sources for Hillary Clinton.
late wrote:5) Comey talking about the investigation is one of the big reasons she lost. That violated JD policy, his action was not approved, and it's plain as day that it would hurt Hillary. You babble.
The 7th floor took over the investigation, which practically never happens. They had to do that to save Hillary from a conclusion that her actions violated the law, which they clearly did. He simply chose to read it to the public, which is typically ultra vires
, but very likely because Loretta Lynch didn't want to be seen to be making the decision not to prosecute herself.
late wrote:6) He never does.
So why aren't you or Adam Schiff doing something about that?
late wrote:7) I haven't said a word about Trump's decision to assist Ukraine, or Obama's decision not to. The problem with Trump's move is that if Russia responds aggressively, what do we do then?
Obama's move left Ukraine with the inability to defend itself. Trump's move helped the Ukraine defend itself.