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Crazy new Trump defense from Fox’s Ingraham: He can’t be guilty since he got caught before he finished bribing Ukraine!

11/15/2019 10:46 am ET Sunny Hundal
WATCH: Fox's Ingraham claims Trump isn't guilty since he got caught before he finished bribing Ukraine!

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On Thursday evening, Fox News host Laura Ingraham tried a bold new deflection attempt on behalf of the President.

She referred to Nancy Pelosi’s claim that Trump was guilty of bribery, and claimed it didn’t apply because he didn’t succeed!

“Even assuming the Democrats’ strained and ridiculous interpretation of the facts … attempted bribery isn’t in the Constitution. Remember, Ukraine got its military aid,” she said.

Not quite true

Firstly, as several White House staff have now pointed out, Ukraine got its military aid only after the whistleblower raised his concerns. In other words, the only reason Trump didn’t complete the bribe is … because he got caught.

Secondly, attempted bribery is also a crime.

The argument refers to the Constitution, which reads that the president: “shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Perhaps Ms. Ingraham needs to familiarize herself with it a little better.

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