the United States is a representative democracy. The government is elected by citizens. Democracy works if the elected officials work for the benefit of the people and the country. Democracy does not work if the elected officials bow to their big political donors.
2016-2020 decline of the United States
he is a fascist who refused to peacefully relinquish power, provoked a coup and a constitutional crisis.
April 2023. the DA said, "We cannot allow New York businesses to manipulate their records to cover up criminal conduct." In a historic first, the New York grand jury voted to indict a former president. And on Tue 040423 the Manhattan district attorney's office indicted Trump on 34 felony charges of falsifying New York business records to conceal criminal conduct that hid damaging information from the voting public during the 2016 presidential election. def. indicted means formally charged by a grand jury with a felony. The indictment was unsealed in court at the arraignment hearing. Alvin Bragg is the prosecutor overseeing the case. The case is strong. After pleading not guilty to criminal charges at the hearing Trump flew back to the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Fla. 2. Georgia state, Fulton County DA/s office investigating for election fraud, after 2020 election Trump pressured officials to undo his loss. 3. U.S. DOJ has two ongoing investigations into criminal actions by Trump. mishandling of classified documents and Trump's attempt to interfere with 2020 election to overturn the election results during certification process on Jan 6. led by Special Counsel Jack Smith
Trump was carrying out a shadow foreign policy campaign aimed at pressuring Ukranian leaders to do political favors for him. "It kept getting more insidious," said top US diplomat testifying in House impeachment investigation, Nov 2019.
Trump was impeached twice during 2016-2020, and into 2021.
1. Trump was impeached on 18 Dec 2019, Abuse of power and Obstruction of Congress. He withheld congressional aid to Ukraine. unfortunately the cowardly Republican Senators voted to acquit.
2. Trump was impeached on 13 Jan 2021, Incitement of Insurrection, He incited the Jan.6 storming of the U.S. Capitol. again, the Republican Senators voted to acquit.
Presidents shall not use the people's tax dollars for personal political gain. Trump had no authority to withhold congressionally approved aid, military aid, from a U.S. ally, Ukraine. Trump prevented the House from obtaining documents and testimony from important witnesses, including acting White House Chief of Staff Mulvaney and Secretary of State Pompeo.
State Dept. is responsible for promoting U.S. foreign policy and international relations through diplomacy and is prohibited from advancing domestic political objectives.
Open corruption. Self-dealing slimy schemes. Corrupt operations for political gain. Withholding foreign aid to an ally for a corrupt political motive. Official foreign security aid is tax-payer money that is authorized by Congress to Ukraine to help Ukraine defend itself in a hot war against Russian aggression. We now have corroborated testimony of criminal bribery by Trump.