An Open Letter Between Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick and A Constituent on the Impeachment Hearings (Part Two)

Ann Kirkpatrick's Email On The Impeachment Hearings

The following is the first of 3 open letters sent from Ann Kirkpatrick to a constituent questions involving The Mueller Report and Impeachment, and the constituent’s response back to her.
Dear XXXXXXXXXX,
Thank you for sharing your perspective on Thank you for sharing your perspective on President Trump and impeachment. Your voice matters – and hearing from you helps me better represent the people of Southern Arizona. I value hearing from members of our community and hope you’ll continue to share your thoughts on the issues most important to you. I was raised here in Arizona, graduated from the U of A, served in the Pima County Attorney’s office, and taught public school in Tucson. I am also a mother and grandmother – so I understand the unique challenges we face and am committed to finding solutions for our district. Though we may not always agree on every issue, you’ll always know where I stand. As you know, the House of Representatives recently opened an impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump. On October 31st, 2019, the House voted to formalize the inquiry’s next steps by allowing for public hearings and witness testimony, ensuring transparency, and providing the President the opportunity to participate in the inquiry and defend himself. Such a grievously important process should never be celebrated, as this is a sad time for our country. I, nor any of my colleagues, came to Washington, D.C. with the goal of impeaching the President – my primary concern is improving the lives of Southern Arizonans like yourself. Unfortunately, the President’s clear abuse of power and strident disregard for the rule of law has left us no choice but to proceed with an impeachment inquiry. It has become increasingly clear that President used the power of his office to pressure the Ukrainian government into investigating his political rivals. Specifically, it appears that President Trump withheld Congressionally authorized military aid for Ukraine as leverage to force Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, into agreeing to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s family and a purported “DNC Server” that the President believed could incriminate Hillary Clinton. I strongly believe that soliciting a “quid pro quo” of foreign assistance in exchange for interference in our 2020 elections is grounds for impeachment, and there is ample evidence proving that’s exactly what the President did. In fact, the President himself went on national television to admit he brought the Bidens up during a call with President Zelensky. The White House then proceeded to release the notes of this call. The notes show that President Zelensky told President Trump that U.S. aid is critical to Ukraine – immediately following this statement, President Trump asks President Zelensky “to do us a favor, though.” He then proceeds to bring up the server that he wanted investigated and goes on to mention the Bidens by name. These call notes are damming, and impeachable, on their own. Yet, as if that weren’t enough, the President then went back on national television to publicly urge not only Ukraine, but China as well, to open and investigation into the Bidens. In the weeks since this story first began to make headlines, a slew of other troubling information has come to light. Most recently, the President’s Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, publicly admitted that the President instructed him to withhold military aid from Ukraine until they investigated the server President Trump seems fixated on. Mr. Mulvaney’s exact quote was, “Did [President Trump] also mention to me in the past, the corruption related to the DNC server? Absolutely. No question about that. But that’s it. And that’s why we held up the money.” Further still, recent reporting shows that the U.S. Envoy to Ukraine, William B. Taylor Jr, testified that President Trump sought to withhold military aid unless Ukraine announced an investigation into the Biden family and the 2016 election. The circumstances Mr. Mulvaney and Mr. Taylor have described are the definition of a “quid pro quo.” Unless Ukraine opened an investigation into the Biden family and a seemingly non-existent server, President Trump was going to withhold their military aid. This pattern of behavior is extremely troubling and dangerous for our country. No American should solicit campaign assistance from a foreign government, least of all the President. What’s more, America’s foreign policy cannot be dependent on the political whims of a President – by intermingling foreign policy and aid with his political aspirations, President Trump has fundamentally violated his oath of office and duty to our country. It is with a heavy heart that I support the impeachment and removal of President Trump. I sincerely wish we could have avoided such a drastic action, but we simply have no choice. Every Member of Congress took an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and in order to uphold that oath, we must exercise oversight over this lawless President. Unfortunately, the President’s actions towards Ukraine are not his only impeachable conduct. That’s why I came out in support of an impeachment inquiry back in July, before the current Ukraine scandal came to the fore. Below are just some of the President’s other impeachable acts:
  • The Trump Administration has flagrantly ignored lawfully issued subpoenas.
  • As shown in the Mueller Report, and reported by experts, the Trump campaign was open to and encouraged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
  • The Mueller Report also details ten potential instances of the President committing Obstruction of Justice.
  • The President likely committed campaign finance violations by paying-off Stormy Daniels to keep his infidelity secret.
  • Credible reporting shows that it is likely the President is a tax-cheat who has regularly committed fraud.
  • The President’s business interests appear to put him in direct violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.
As you can see, the President has exhibited a pattern of illicit behavior that leaves the House of Representatives no choice but to move forward with an impeachment inquiry. I thoroughly understand just how divisive impeachment proceedings will be and that such a task should never be undertaken lightly. But, as a former prosecutor, I place the rule of law above all else and also understand that I have a solemn duty to protect our Republic from the kind corruption and abuse of power President Trump has displayed. As the House of Representatives moves forward with our impeachment inquiry, please know that I will keep your perspective in mind and will always act in the best interest of Arizona and the entire nation. These are trying times for our country, but I am confident the rule of law will win out in the end, and our nation will be made stronger as a result. Again, thank you for sharing your opinion on this important topic. I hope you will continue to reach out about the issues facing our state and country, and I encourage you to visit our website, https://kirkpatrick.house.gov/, to stay up to date with the latest news, updates, and legislation coming from my office.

Constituent’s comments follows:

My voice didn’t matter one Bit to you! The democrats have been on this Impeachment crusade before he was elected. He wasn’t even sworn in and Democrats were screaming Impeachment. You told me the Mueller report would show proof that Trump committed crimes against our nation. I watched the Mueller hearing and was amazed at how that went for Mueller. He didn’t even know who Fusion GPS was! The only crime that is coming out is that the FBI lied to get a FISA warrant to spy on candidate Trump and then President Trump. That Comey, McCabe, Stroke, Page were all corrupt!

The IG said he saw no bias yet I have read the text messages and I am appalled by that. You being a former prosecutor can’t see that? You have not uttered a word about the FISA abuse. Criminal activity of the FBI, CIA. NOTHING!!!

A year ago, Adam Schiff wrote a letter chastising Devin Nunes on his report on FISA abuse. Nothing to see hear. A conspiracy theory. Well guess what, Adam Schiff lied again! He has the gall to say he never saw any evidence. He was in the same briefings as Nunes! The only people guilty of Russian/Ukrainian collusion was the DNC, the FBI, CIA, and the Clinton campaign. The IG report proved that.

The DNC and Clintons paid for it. Who is Alexandra Chalupa and why didn’t Adam Schiff let her testify? I will tell you why. Her testimony would have proven the allegation of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election: that the Ukrainian government worked with a Democratic operative in an effort to “sabotage” the Trump campaign. Yet I don’t see you, former prosecutor Ann, saying anything about it. To me this looks like Treason. They tried to rig an election and overthrow a sitting President. The Ukraine phone calls took place in what May-June 2019? This happened in 2016 to 2019. Where is your outrage Ann? As a former Prosecutor you don’t see anything wrong with this? As a citizen of the United States you don’t see anything wrong with this?

The FBI doctored Michael Flinn’s testimony. Lisa Page, really Wow! You have said nothing. But you  were “so saddened to have to vote for impeachment”,  while you guys took selfies on the House floor.

Pelsoi had to stop you guys from cheering. But yet, it was a sad day in America?

The House democrats were for impeachment and they are just searching for a crime to go with it. For 2-1/2 years, Maxine Water’s “Impeach 45” chant rings in my ears. “If you see a conservative, harass them”. “They are not welcome”. Al Green: “we must impeach this president because he will win the 2020 election.”

So let me get this straight. You are okay with Adam Schiff lying in an Intel hearing about the transcript. I know that because you didn’t vote to censure him or discipline him in any way. You know and I know that was wrong. When I called your office, your staff told me “everyone knew he was joking” yet I have friends who thought that was what Trump actually said. In your letter, you stated, “But, as a former prosecutor, I place the rule of law above all else and also understand that I have a solemn duty to protect our Republic from the kind corruption and abuse of power…” Sure looks like what Adam Schiff did was an abuse of power.

Then Adam Schiff had closed door hearings and only released part of the transcripts. Doesn’t call the accuser (The Whistle Blower) even though Schiff’s staff interviewed the person. During those closed door hearings, President Trump wasn’t allowed to have his attorney there and the democrats had to approve any witness the the republicans called. However, they didn’t approve any. As a former prosecutor, you think this was fair? Would you want to be on trial like this?

Then they had open hearings with the best witnesses coming out of the closed door hearings. The Republicans wiped the floor with them. Sondland admitted his testimony was his OPINION! But Adan Schiff runs out after the opening statements and tells CNN that Sondlands testimony proves “our” case.

Trump was given the opportunity to defend himself in the Judiciary Committee that was only calling 4 biased professors and 3 attorneys. 2 of which were biased. They never swore in Berke who not only testified but was able to ask questions! Really! This is your idea of fair hearings?

Now lets talk Biden. I want Joe and Hunter Biden investigated. As a former Prosecutor, you see no crime or suspicious activity in Hunter Biden or Joe Biden’s TV confession of withholding money from Ukraine if they didn’t fire a prosecutor? As a former Prosecutor, you see nothing worth investigating? Really?

Lets go deeper. Why was Adam Schiff so eager to impeach the President? BlackRock, Franklin Templeton are both tied to Burisma. Adam Schiff couldn’t be tied to them too could he? Yet as a former Prosecutor, you can’t see anything wrong here?

I am saddened to say that my government is corrupt. This has been proven over the past 2-1/2 years. The democrats have been trying to impeach this president for over 3 years. (Pelosi’s own words). This feels like something the Russian government would do not my America. Yet you Ann are okay with this. You claim not to have come into office to impeach him, maybe this is true, maybe it’s false. But, you sure bought into it fast. You are the type of politician that gives corrupt politicians their power. Shame on you, Ann Kirkpatrick!

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