Diplomats swore allegiance to U.S., not Trump

Posted 11 November 2019 at 6:39 pm


President Trump is accused of using taxpayer-approved foreign aid for his own personal profit and to subvert U.S. national interest. Republican supporters of Mr. Trump are critical of the testimony by witnesses under oath claiming that the witnesses are “never Trumpers.”

The witnesses include career diplomats Marie Yovanovitch and William Taylor as well as career military personnel Lt. Col Alexander Vindman. They have all sworn allegiance to the Constitution of the United States. They did not swear allegiance to Donald Trump.

None of the President’s supporters are disputing the facts. The testimony that has come out shows that the President has used his position to profit personally, hamper our ally (Ukraine) and promote Russian agenda.

The President has tried to suppress evidence by claiming executive privilege on all evidence and testimony. It is interesting that two indicted witnesses, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, are being extended executive privilege because they did work for Rudy Giuliani. Republicans need to explain their support for subverting our foreign policy for personal gain of the President and I would like them to explain their loyalty to Donald Trump over our Constitution and rule of law.

William Fine