On Tuesday, President Donald Trump issued a series of 7 pardons and 4 commutions. Despite the president’s own legal trouble with impeachment and numerous accounts of sexual assault or harassment, the president did not hold back when exercising his presidential power to pardon. According to CNN, the reasons for said pardons were extremely vague. The president is quoted as saying “These are all people that you have to see the recommendations. I rely on recommendations, very importantly.”
Hopp delivers a powerful argument as to how Trump supporters have directly influenced the polarization of American society and disintegration of American democracy over the past five years
Donald J. Trump has become the third president to be impeached. On December 18th, the House of Representatives voted to pass the two articles introduced, both on near-party line votes. The articles, for abuse of power and obstruction of congress, were passed on the strength of the Democratic caucus alone, with neither receiving a vote from a single Republican. An historic vote, Trump has now joined Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton as the only presidents to be impeached by the House. The charges stem from the July 25th phone call between President Trump and newly elected Ukranian President Vlodymir Zelensky, during which President Trump appeared to ask Mr. Zelensky to open an investigation into Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential hopeful and former Vice President Joe Biden, and his business dealings with large Ukranian companies. The caveat– that is, the quid pro quo of it all– is that routine military aid for Ukraine, several hundred million dollars of it, had been held up for the past few weeks before this, leading some to believe that Mr. Trump was conditioning the aid on Mr. Zelensky’s willingness to open an investigation into one of the President’s premier political rivals.
In a regular society, mistakes are made – it’s a natural human phenomenon. Perfection may be something we strive for, but it’s impossible to achieve. People have to learn to take their mistakes, apologize for them, and use it to improve themselves in the future. Unfortunately, this isn’t a skill President Trump has seemed to master yet.
The President of the United States rounded out August the same way that dozens of freshmen boys at Barnyard did: by getting rejected.
Good news everyone! Donald Trump is not guilty of treason. As you know, the President was cleared of colluding with Russia; according to the four-page Barr report summarizing it. While Obstruction of Justice is still up in the air due to the full report not being released yet, one thing is for sure: Donald Trump is still a dick. President douchebag may not be guilty of this one crime but that does not change who he is as a person.
At the close of the 2016 Presidential Election, it was revealed that the Russian Government attempted to hack our elections and tamper with the results. All of the U.S. intelligence agencies concluded that this had occurred.
It has been almost nine months since President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un met in Sentosa, Singapore, and it seems as if North Korea has been completely dismissed as a threat in the interim. Trump and Kim’s summit in 2018 may not have denuclearized the peninsula but it did reduce the probability of war – bigly.
On February 5, 2019, President Trump delivered the State of the Union Address to the most diverse Congress in American history.
As the Mueller Probe nears its close, Senator Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee announced on February 6 that the committee would be opening up a new investigation on Russian interloping in the 2016 presidential election and on Trump’s international business interests.