President Trump Pens Historical 6-Page Letter That Future Historians Will Scrutinize as a Momentous Juncture in the American Republic


As a decades long teacher, and one who has taught World History along the way, I can't help but take a moment to underline the significance of this historic letter.

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The American Republic, though it is relatively young, has been the envy of those seeking what can be seen as one of the closest attempts at a purely democratic state. With its carefully crafted Constitution, it has been a model for free- and liberty-minded peoples for the past few centuries.

While the American republic goes through this critical juncture in its relatively young existence and, notwithstanding the painful facts that its Congress has become almost entirely corrupt - not excluding the voluntary ceding of its Constitutionally-mandated money issuing function to a sinister banking cabal through the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, the contents of this letter underscores a complex web of realities that, in their coalescence, have been contributing to the decay and demise of this mighty empire.

Regardless of whether one loves or hates Trump, or believes or not that he has a greater plan to restore the republic and rid it of its Deep State roots, the man has undeniably left an indelible imprint on the country. Only time will tell how the following chapters will be written.

In the meanwhile, I think it is certainly worthwhile to reproduce this historic letter right here on the Steemit blockchain for posterity. Hence, I without further ado here is the contents of the letter in its entirety.

Original Letter URL: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/letter-president-donald-j-trump-speaker-house-representatives/

Letter from President Donald J. Trump to the Speaker of the House of Representatives

Issued on: December 17, 2019

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Madam Speaker:

I write to express my strongest and most powerful protest against the partisan impeachment crusade being pursued by the Democrats in the House of Representatives. This impeachment represents an unprecedented and unconstitutional abuse of power by Democrat Lawmakers, unequaled in nearly two and a half centuries of American legislative history.

The Articles of Impeachment introduced by the House Judiciary Committee are not recognizable under any standard of Constitutional theory, interpretation, or jurisprudence. They include no crimes, no misdemeanors, and no offenses whatsoever. You have cheapened the importance of the very ugly word, impeachment!

By proceeding with your invalid impeachment, you are violating your oaths of office, you are breaking your allegiance to the Constitution, and you are declaring open war on American Democracy. You dare to invoke the Founding Fathers in pursuit of this election-nullification scheme—yet your spiteful actions display unfettered contempt for America’s founding and your egregious conduct threatens to destroy that which our Founders pledged their very lives to build. Even worse than offending the Founding Fathers, you are offending Americans of faith by continually saying “I pray for the President,” when you know this statement is not true, unless it is meant in a negative sense. It is a terrible thing you are doing, but you will have to live with it, not I!

Your first claim, “Abuse of Power,” is a completely disingenuous, meritless, and baseless invention of your imagination. You know that I had a totally innocent conversation with the President of Ukraine. I then had a second conversation that has been misquoted, mischaracterized, and fraudulently misrepresented. Fortunately, there was a transcript of the conversation taken, and you know from the transcript (which was immediately made available) that the paragraph in question was perfect. I said to President Zelensky: “I would like you to do us a favor, though, because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.” I said do us a favor, not me, and our country, not a campaign. I then mentioned the Attorney General of the United States. Every time I talk with a foreign leader, I put America’s interests first, just as I did with President Zelensky.

You are turning a policy disagreement between two branches of government into an impeachable offense—it is no more legitimate than the Executive Branch charging members of Congress with crimes for the lawful exercise of legislative power.

You know full well that Vice President Biden used his office and $1 billion dollars of U.S. aid money to coerce Ukraine into firing the prosecutor who was digging into the company paying his son millions of dollars. You know this because Biden bragged about it on video. Biden openly stated: “I said, ‘I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars’…I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ Well, son of a bitch. He got fired.” Even Joe Biden admitted just days ago in an interview with NPR that it “looked bad.” Now you are trying to impeach me by falsely accusing me of doing what Joe Biden has admitted he actually did.

President Zelensky has repeatedly declared that I did nothing wrong, and that there was No Pressure. He further emphasized that it was a “good phone call,” that “I don’t feel pressure,” and explicitly stressed that “nobody pushed me.” The Ukrainian Foreign Minister stated very clearly: “I have never seen a direct link between investigations and security assistance.” He also said there was “No Pressure.” Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a supporter of Ukraine who met privately with President Zelensky, has said: “At no time during this meeting…was there any mention by Zelensky or any Ukrainian that they were feeling pressure to do anything in return for the military aid.” Many meetings have been held between representatives of Ukraine and our country. Never once did Ukraine complain about pressure being applied—not once! Ambassador Sondland testified that I told him: “No quid pro quo. I want nothing. I want nothing. I want President Zelensky to do the right thing, do what he ran on.”

The second claim, so-called “Obstruction of Congress,” is preposterous and dangerous. House Democrats are trying to impeach the duly elected President of the United States for asserting Constitutionally based privileges that have been asserted on a bipartisan basis by administrations of both political parties throughout our Nation’s history. Under that standard, every American president would have been impeached many times over. As liberal law professor Jonathan Turley warned when addressing Congressional Democrats: “I can’t emphasize this enough…if you impeach a president, if you make a high crime and misdemeanor out of going to the courts, it is an abuse of power. It’s your abuse of power. You’re doing precisely what you’re criticizing the President for doing.”

Everyone, you included, knows what is really happening. Your chosen candidate lost the election in 2016, in an Electoral College landslide (306-227), and you and your party have never recovered from this defeat. You have developed a full-fledged case of what many in the media call Trump Derangement Syndrome and sadly, you will never get over it! You are unwilling and unable to accept the verdict issued at the ballot box during the great Election of 2016. So you have spent three straight years attempting to overturn the will of the American people and nullify their votes. You view democracy as your enemy!

Speaker Pelosi, you admitted just last week at a public forum that your party’s impeachment effort has been going on for “two and a half years,” long before you ever heard about a phone call with Ukraine. Nineteen minutes after I took the oath of office, the Washington Post published a story headlined, “The Campaign to Impeach President Trump Has Begun.” Less than three months after my inauguration, Representative Maxine Waters stated, “I’m going to fight every day until he’s impeached.” House Democrats introduced the first impeachment resolution against me within months of my inauguration, for what will be regarded as one of our country’s best decisions, the firing of James Comey (see Inspector General Reports)—who the world now knows is one of the dirtiest cops our Nation has ever seen. A ranting and raving Congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib, declared just hours after she was sworn into office, “We’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf**r.” Representative Al Green said in May, “I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.” Again, you and your allies said, and did, all of these things long before you ever heard of President Zelensky or anything related to Ukraine. As you know very well, this impeachment drive has nothing to do with Ukraine, or the totally appropriate conversation I had with its new president. It only has to do with your attempt to undo the election of 2016 and steal the election of 2020!

Congressman Adam Schiff cheated and lied all the way up to the present day, even going so far as to fraudulently make up, out of thin air, my conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine and read this fantasy language to Congress as though it were said by me. His shameless lies and deceptions, dating all the way back to the Russia Hoax, is one of the main reasons we are here today.

You and your party are desperate to distract from America’s extraordinary economy, incredible jobs boom, record stock market, soaring confidence, and flourishing citizens. Your party simply cannot compete with our record: 7 million new jobs; the lowest-ever unemployment for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans; a rebuilt military; a completely reformed VA with Choice and Accountability for our great veterans; more than 170 new federal judges and two Supreme Court Justices; historic tax and regulation cuts; the elimination of the individual mandate; the first decline in prescription drug prices in half a century; the first new branch of the United States Military since 1947, the Space Force; strong protection of the Second Amendment; criminal justice reform; a defeated ISIS caliphate and the killing of the world’s number one terrorist leader, al-Baghdadi; the replacement of the disastrous NAFTA trade deal with the wonderful USMCA (Mexico and Canada); a breakthrough Phase One trade deal with China; massive new trade deals with Japan and South Korea; withdrawal from the terrible Iran Nuclear Deal; cancellation of the unfair and costly Paris Climate Accord; becoming the world’s top energy producer; recognition of Israel’s capital, opening the American Embassy in Jerusalem, and recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights; a colossal reduction in illegal border crossings, the ending of Catch-and-Release, and the building of the Southern Border Wall—and that is just the beginning, there is so much more. You cannot defend your extreme policies—open borders, mass migration, high crime, crippling taxes, socialized healthcare, destruction of American energy, late-term taxpayer-funded abortion, elimination of the Second Amendment, radical far-left theories of law and justice, and constant partisan obstruction of both common sense and common good.

There is nothing I would rather do than stop referring to your party as the Do-Nothing Democrats. Unfortunately, I don’t know that you will ever give me a chance to do so.

After three years of unfair and unwarranted investigations, 45 million dollars spent, 18 angry Democrat prosecutors, the entire force of the FBI, headed by leadership now proven to be totally incompetent and corrupt, you have found NOTHING! Few people in high position could have endured or passed this test. You do not know, nor do you care, the great damage and hurt you have inflicted upon wonderful and loving members of my family. You conducted a fake investigation upon the democratically elected President of the United States, and you are doing it yet again.

There are not many people who could have taken the punishment inflicted during this period of time, and yet done so much for the success of America and its citizens. But instead of putting our country first, you have decided to disgrace our country still further. You completely failed with the Mueller report because there was nothing to find, so you decided to take the next hoax that came along, the phone call with Ukraine—even though it was a perfect call. And by the way, when I speak to foreign countries, there are many people, with permission, listening to the call on both sides of the conversation.

You are the ones interfering in America’s elections. You are the ones subverting America’s Democracy. You are the ones Obstructing Justice. You are the ones bringing pain and suffering to our Republic for your own selfish personal, political, and partisan gain.

Before the Impeachment Hoax, it was the Russian Witch Hunt. Against all evidence, and regardless of the truth, you and your deputies claimed that my campaign colluded with the Russians—a grave, malicious, and slanderous lie, a falsehood like no other. You forced our Nation through turmoil and torment over a wholly fabricated story, illegally purchased from a foreign spy by Hillary Clinton and the DNC in order to assault our democracy. Yet, when the monstrous lie was debunked and this Democrat conspiracy dissolved into dust, you did not apologize. You did not recant. You did not ask to be forgiven. You showed no remorse, no capacity for self-reflection. Instead, you pursued your next libelous and vicious crusade—you engineered an attempt to frame and defame an innocent person. All of this was motivated by personal political calculation. Your Speakership and your party are held hostage by your most deranged and radical representatives of the far left. Each one of your members lives in fear of a socialist primary challenger—this is what is driving impeachment. Look at Congressman Nadler’s challenger. Look at yourself and others. Do not take our country down with your party.

If you truly cared about freedom and liberty for our Nation, then you would be devoting your vast investigative resources to exposing the full truth concerning the FBI’s horrifying abuses of power before, during, and after the 2016 election—including the use of spies against my campaign, the submission of false evidence to a FISA court, and the concealment of exculpatory evidence in order to frame the innocent. The FBI has great and honorable people, but the leadership was inept and corrupt. I would think that you would personally be appalled by these revelations, because in your press conference the day you announced impeachment, you tied the impeachment effort directly to the completely discredited Russia Hoax, declaring twice that “all roads lead to Putin,” when you know that is an abject lie. I have been far tougher on Russia than President Obama ever even thought to be.

Any member of Congress who votes in support of impeachment—against every shred of truth, fact, evidence, and legal principle—is showing how deeply they revile the voters and how truly they detest America’s Constitutional order. Our Founders feared the tribalization of partisan politics, and you are bringing their worst fears to life.

Worse still, I have been deprived of basic Constitutional Due Process from the beginning of this impeachment scam right up until the present. I have been denied the most fundamental rights afforded by the Constitution, including the right to present evidence, to have my own counsel present, to confront accusers, and to call and cross-examine witnesses, like the so-called whistleblower who started this entire hoax with a false report of the phone call that bears no relationship to the actual phone call that was made. Once I presented the transcribed call, which surprised and shocked the fraudsters (they never thought that such evidence would be presented), the so-called whistleblower, and the second whistleblower, disappeared because they got caught, their report was a fraud, and they were no longer going to be made available to us. In other words, once the phone call was made public, your whole plot blew up, but that didn’t stop you from continuing.

More due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials.

You and others on your committees have long said impeachment must be bipartisan—it is not. You said it was very divisive—it certainly is, even far more than you ever thought possible—and it will only get worse!

This is nothing more than an illegal, partisan attempted coup that will, based on recent sentiment, badly fail at the voting booth. You are not just after me, as President, you are after the entire Republican Party. But because of this colossal injustice, our party is more united than it has ever been before. History will judge you harshly as you proceed with this impeachment charade. Your legacy will be that of turning the House of Representatives from a revered legislative body into a Star Chamber of partisan persecution.

Perhaps most insulting of all is your false display of solemnity. You apparently have so little respect for the American People that you expect them to believe that you are approaching this impeachment somberly, reservedly, and reluctantly. No intelligent person believes what you are saying. Since the moment I won the election, the Democrat Party has been possessed by Impeachment Fever. There is no reticence. This is not a somber affair. You are making a mockery of impeachment and you are scarcely concealing your hatred of me, of the Republican Party, and tens of millions of patriotic Americans. The voters are wise, and they are seeing straight through this empty, hollow, and dangerous game you are playing.

I have no doubt the American people will hold you and the Democrats fully responsible in the upcoming 2020 election. They will not soon forgive your perversion of justice and abuse of power.

There is far too much that needs to be done to improve the lives of our citizens. It is time for you and the highly partisan Democrats in Congress to immediately cease this impeachment fantasy and get back to work for the American People. While I have no expectation that you will do so, I write this letter to you for the purpose of history and to put my thoughts on a permanent and indelible record.

One hundred years from now, when people look back at this affair, I want them to understand it, and learn from it, so that it can never happen to another President again.

Sincerely yours,

DONALD J. TRUMP
President of the United States of America

cc: United States Senate
United States House of Representatives


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22.12.2019 11:02
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Don't go to a magical website called Banned dot video. It is not a website.

23.12.2019 10:27
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I must note that Lysander Spooner explained how the Constitution failed in it's express geas to protect the rights of man prior to the Civil War. Today, corrupt politicians shake and rattle it's dry bones like shamans wielding fetishes for their rapt audiences.

Political rhetoric is utterly insipid, and despite your knowledge of history, you seem to have not grasped how rhetoric obfuscates matters of import. Please forgive my insult. I mean it to be constructive criticism that prompts you to consider the complete contrast between rhetoric and action that ubiquitously characterizes politics throughout history.

Reagan spoke many words that were true and inspirational regarding overweening government, and then proceeded to quadruple the national debt and the size of government. Similarly, Trump decried illegal immigration, which has dramatically increased during his administration. It is true I do not care for the man, and carnival barkers in general, but I despise political lies because they substantively matter, as the means of deceiving free people to accept tyranny, which my personal distaste for people doesn't.

My first post on Steem was desperately hoping Trump was different: a statesman rather than a fall guy puppet. My hope dashed, I no longer consider it rational to hope for any benefit from government itself, as government of every kind is necessarily founded on illegitimate principles contrary to the fact of individual sovereignty. Albert Einstein pointed out that hoping the cause of a problem will solve the problem is no less insane than expecting different results when repeating action.

I deeply respect your philosophical principles, but note that rhetoric seems yet to be meaningful to you, despite the proof of history that it inevitably conceals political actions utterly contrary to it's meaning, and is the primary weapon that has degraded the inherent blessings of civilization and society to our generation by serially deceiving us while the power of government to increase it's totalitarian tyranny has been effected.

The 2016 election proved that nomination to candidacy in the USA for the office of President is simply a commodity that is purchased by the highest bidder, and the Mossad agent George Webb admitted that Mossad and the covert surveillance community deliberately destroyed HRC's election in favor of Trump. There is nothing of value in the rhetoric of politicians, despite it being the substance of the documentation that historians depend on.

None of it is anything but lies, and those are the tip of the spear thrust into the heart of freedom.

Thanks!

22.12.2019 18:10
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Thanks for partaking my old friend. Whilst I agree with you that political rhetoric is mostly of a distractive nature, the events (on both sides of the faux political spectrum) surrounding this sordid affair are more than a he-said / she-said affair.

Apart from the rhetoric itself, there are actions by multiple parties on both sides that are particularly noteworthy, especially as they pertain to the Constitution - something they all swore to uphold and defend.

While some may agree that the Constitution itself has been totally obliterated (I've touched upon this in my 6 part series - Restoring the American Republic - particularly in Part 2, to a certain extent), it does remain the Supreme Law of the land, or it least it is suppose to. Without it, there is no Republic.

And for those who are willing to sit idly by and not fight back against these most destructive forces, which sadly are domestic (as the forefathers had astutely predicted), I deem them as part of the problem rather than part of the solution.

Call me an optimist, but I think if we all sit on the pitty-pot (like my grandfolks use to phrase it when I was young) and do nothing but complain, then we are merely makers of our own misery.

God bless you and Merry Christmas my friend.

Ultimately, our Creator is in charge of the whole thing.

23.12.2019 02:09
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I must completely agree with you that merely complaining is neither of use to we ourselves, nor anyone else - save our enemies, who incessantly seek power over us. The most effective weapon they wield today is government, and it is thoroughly in their hands, not ours.

So, solving the problems and surmounting the challenges our enemies pose us will not be successfully undertaken through the aegis of government, which is a weapon in our enemies hands. I note that decreasing the power of government by decreasing institutional power generally is available to us today, and even if you disagree government is a weapon against freedom adopting suitable means of production that have begun to emerge will benefit you.

Nothing more reduces the wealth and power of individuals today than the parasitism of institutions, whether profits of industrial manufacturers, often more than half the cost of products purchased, or taxes, which are ~1/2 of our income today. When we manufacture our own products with individually owned factories like 3D printers, no profits are extracted from our paychecks by corporations, nor are any taxes added to the parasitic cost of the product from the income we would have had to earn to buy it.

As decentralization burgeons, freedom and prosperity grow proportionately. Decreasing institutional power increases individual freedom, and that increases prosperity globally, as well as individually.

This is the action I recommend, rather than lamenting which corrupt puppet in government is waxing or waning as they compete for our throbbing carotids to feast on. The more we handle our business and ignore them, the less they matter. When enough of us handle enough of our business without involving them, they become irrelevant, which they merit entirely.

Merry Christmas, and may you fully return the joy you receive from your loved ones.

Edit: I note that you are granted free will by your creator, and that makes you responsible for how you deploy that authority. I commend you to your best opinion on what will best serve you, your family, and your people. Too many simply ignore that they are on the hook for that decision. I am sure you take your responsibility seriously, and that is a good thing IMHO.

23.12.2019 03:26
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Nothing more reduces the wealth and power of individuals today than the parasitism of institutions...

So true! Like you said, pretty much everything they put their hands on increases the cost/price by 50%. Inefficiency at its best. Plus, they make these systems so inefficient (e.g., banking, utilities).

As decentralization burgeons, freedom and prosperity grow proportionately. Decreasing institutional power increases individual freedom, and that increases prosperity globally, as well as individually.

BINGO! This is the key to it all my friend. You nailed it.

They want us trapped in various "systems" (banking, electric grid, food, water, etc., etc.). And the more we can exclude ourselves from these enslavement mechanisms, the better. That is why they are so adamant of entrapping us all in these grids. 5G is a great example.

They despise people being self-reliant (growing their own food, heating their homes with firewood, and the like). But the more we do it, the less they become relevant. I think that by necessity and exorbitant & sky-rocketing costs of living people are moving towards this better avenue.

Best,

23.12.2019 04:18
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Hillary Clinton stole the 2016 election from Bernie Sanders.

23.12.2019 10:28
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Actually, she bought it from the DNC, who stole it from Bernie. A technicality, merely the difference between receiving stolen property and stealing itself. Sadly, corrupt courts ruled that no crime occurred when the DNC averred they were within their rights to sell their nomination and defraud their membership.

It is for this reason that I have no respect for anyone that remains a Democrat. By remaining a member of the DNC, they voluntarily affirm they revoke the power of their vote and simply serve masters that sell their vote. No free person should aspire to such abject slavery.

Merry Christmas my friend!

23.12.2019 16:03
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Merry Christmas. And yes, true. What you said is accurate. I was just being lazy to not write all of that haha. Kanye West talked about slavery by the way.

23.12.2019 19:32
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what a fuckin lunatic lmao

22.12.2019 20:46
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23.12.2019 05:43
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I didn't realize how long that letter was until now. Yeah, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was another Christmas Surprise that parallels how they try to pass things while people are not looking. Another bad year might have been 1871 where they were trying to create an incorporated USA corporation that pretends to be a nation while hiding under corporatism.

23.12.2019 10:26
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