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Quid pro quo?

“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said of incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will replace Medvedev in May. “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”

Who was this? President Obama. In 2012, President Obama told outgoing Russia President Medvedev to tell incoming President Putin to give him some space on the 2012 election. He in turn would be more flexible on missile defense. Putin was quiet. Obama got re-elected.

Eastern Europe lost the missile defense system for protection from Russia. Russia got Crimea. Russia got a foot hold in Ukraine and Ukraine, after asking for weapons to defend themselves against Russia's might, got sleeping bags and MREs from the United States to battle against Russia. Quid pro quo?

Vice President Biden bragged about telling Ukraine that unless they got rid of a prosecutor, Ukraine wasn't getting 6 billion dollars earmarked for them. Quid Pro Quo?

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California democratic representative Jane Harman reportedly agreed to help reduce criminal charges against two former officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, accused of espionage, if they would pressure Pelosi to keep her on as the top Democrat on the House Intelligence panel after 2006 elections.

In April 2009, Pelosi was questioned about this and this is what she had to say “The tradition is that when a member of Congress is overheard in a wiretap that the leadership is informed and that happened at that time, I have great confidence in Jane Harman. She’s a patriotic American, and she would never do anything to hurt her country,” Quid Pro Quo?

I figure there Quid Pro Quo is probably a pretty effective tool for world leaders. Even Hillary could be called out for Quid Pro Quo. My point? The democrat party has wasted time looking to impeach President Trump 9 minutes after he was sworn in. They have sealed Trump's re-election in 2020. How about working with the president. Pass USCMA. Work to fix the border. Help him contain China, lower health care costs. I know the Democrats don't like it, but this is a smart man. The Democrats should show him how smart they can be. There are a lot of smart people in Washington. time to show it.

James Buterbaugh, Whitehall

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