The debate "A president siding with a foreign dictator over his own country is grounds for impeachment" was started by
July 16, 2018, 3:03 pm.
25 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 14 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
historybuff posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Nemiroff posted 2 arguments, historybuff posted 2 arguments to the disagreers part.
historybuff, Nemiroff, luljeta101, SaffronSHAM3, mrcontro and 20 visitors agree.
14 visitors disagree.
yeah, missed that detail. good point
True. but the question does include the caveat that it is a foreign dictator. if you are honestly trying to fight corruption you wouldn't turn to a dictator. they are corrupt by their very nature.
when a president takes the helm of a country waist deep in corruption and asks a better nation to help deal with the deep rooted issue.
I would imagine many of the corrupt institutions would fight back, and international support may be even necessary.
I agree to this specific situation tho, I can just think of exceptions to the general statement
when should a president side with a hostile foreign power over his own country? when would that not be grounds for impeachment?
I cant say I agree universally, but at least he finally unified the country (against him)
Trump had a meeting with Putin and a press conference where he straight out said that he chooses to believe Putin over every single one of his own intelligence agencies and he refused to stand up to Putin despite it being an established fact they are interfering in American elections.
in my opinion siding with a hostile foreign power over your own government is treasonous. especially when the evidence suggests they were meddling to try to benefit trump. whether or not he colluded with them while the Russians were doing the meddling, that press conference shows pretty conclusively that he is colluding with them now.