Dems, mainstream media rush to “convict” Trump of impeachable offense involving Ukraine but ignore 1999 treaty REQUIRING cooperation in criminal matters

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
By Paul Martin

by: JD Heyes
Tuesday, October 01, 2019

The Left-wing Washington establishment media and Democrats, the political party they serve, have been working overtime for a week trying to convince Americans that President Donald Trump committed an impeachable offense for a) something he never did; and b) something former Vice President Joe Biden did do.

Specifically, they are claiming that the president engaged in a “quid pro quo” when he allegedly withheld military aid from Ukraine unless the government helped his administration investigate a business deal involving Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

According to a transcript of a July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky, no such quid pro quo was offered or mentioned. And the military aid the U.S. promised Ukraine was, in fact, delivered. Nothing in the transcript suggests anything different.

But there is another aspect to the assistance that Trump was seeking: A 1998 treaty signed by then-President Bill Clinton and ratified by the U.S. Senate requiring Washington and Kiev to cooperate on criminal investigations.

As James Howard Kunstler noted on his website:

Someone in Impeachmentville is not paying attention. Of course, diverting the rubes is exactly the point of the latest CIA operation to negate the 2016 election. Has nobody noticed that there is a treaty between Ukraine and the USA, signed at Kiev in 1998 and ratified by the US Senate in 2000. It’s an agreement on “Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters.”

The treaty states: “The Treaty is self-executing. It provides for a broad range of cooperation in criminal matters. Mutual assistance available under the Treaty includes: taking of testimony or statements of persons; providing documents, records, and articles of evidence; serving documents; locating or identifying persons; transferring persons in custody for testimony or other purposes; executing requests for searches and seizures; assisting in proceedings related to restraint, confiscation, forfeiture of assets, restitution, and collection of fines; and any other form of assistance not prohibited by the laws of the requested state… ([etc].”

What part of this does House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the rest of the impeachment-happy Democrats not understand? This is a treaty; under our Constitution it’s the same as a duly-passed law. It must be followed.

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