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Nancy Pelosi raises the stakes by saying Trump much worse than Nixon


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi weighed in on the impeachment debate on Thursday when she accused President Donald Trump of “bribery,” which she pointed out is a charge, that is in the U.S. Constitution as an impeachable offense, according to The DailyMail.
Pelosi cited the transcript of the call made between Trump and the president of Ukraine along with what she referenced as “devasting testimony” from United States diplomat to the Ukrain, Bill Taylor, along with deputy assistant secretary of state George Kent, both of whom confirmed the idea of bribery.
“The devastating testimony corroborated evidence of bribery uncovered in the inquiry and that the president abused power and violated his oath,” Pelosi told reporters during a press conference on Capitol Hill according to the DailyMail.
“It’s in the constitution. You know, talking Latin around here, from anyone. Quid pro quo. Bribery. Bribery. And that is in the constitution attached to the impeachment proceedings,” she added.
The House speaker appeared to have been referencing Article II Section 5 of the U.S. Constitution which states that a president can be removed “from office on impeachment for, and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Pelosi said that the bribe was the almost $400 million in military assistance that the United States allegedly withheld in hopes of obtaining a statement from Ukraine that it would investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
“The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections. That’s bribery,” Pelosi said.
However, House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy was quick to point out on Wednesday that while Trump did speak about Biden during his conversation, there was no threat, or followthrough, or withholding of funds:
McCarthy cited fellow Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik who said, “For the millions of Americans viewing today, the two most important facts are the following:
“Number 1: Ukraine received the aid.
“Number 2: There was, in fact, no investigation into Biden.”
According to Pelosi, Trump has already admitted that he is guilty:

“I am saying that what the President has admitted to and says ‘its’s perfect’ – I said it’s perfectly wrong. It’s bribery,” Pelosi said according to the DailyMail.
“What President Trump has done on the record in terms of acting to advantage his foreign power to help him in his own election and the obstruction of information about that, the cover up, makes what Nixon did look almost small,” she noted.

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