16 December 2019

Donald Trump

Trump Peringatkan Rusia Jangan Intervensi Pemilu AS

KONFRONTASI-Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald Trump memperingatkan Rusia untuk tidak ikut campur dalam pemilu negara itu. Peringatan itu disampaikannya saat bertemu dengan Menteri Luar Negeri Rusia Sergei Lavrov di Gedung Putih pada Selasa kemarin.

"Presiden Trump memperingatkan terhadap segala upaya Rusia untuk ikut campur dalam pemilu Amerika Serikat," kata juru bicara Gedung Putih Judd Deere dalam sebuah pernyataan tentang pertemuan Trump dengan Lavrov.

Menyoal Pemakzulan Trump

Oleh: Shamsi Ali* 

Sesungguhnya sudah cukup lama saya ingin menuliskan tentang upaya Kongress AS untuk memakzulkan Presiden Amerika ke 45, Donald J Trump. Tapi setiap mau menuliskan hal itu terasa susah memulai dari mana dan akan berakhir di mana. Masalahnya terlalu banyak isu terkait dan semuanya menarik untuk dibahas. 

House Judiciary hearing sets stage for Trump impeachment charges

KONFRONTASI-Pushing ahead with articles of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee convenes on Monday to formally receive the investigative findings against President Donald Trump as the White House and its allies launch an aggressive attack on Democrats and the proceedings.

Chairman Jerrold Nadler expects the committee to vote soon, possibly this week, on at least two or more charges against the Republican president.

Democrats say Trump's push to have Ukraine investigate rival Joe Biden while at the same time withholding US military aid ran counter to US policy and benefitted Russia. It could result in impeachment charges of abuse of power, bribery and obstruction.

"The central allegation is that the president put himself above his country several times, that he sought foreign interference in our elections several times, both for 2016 and 2020, that he sought to cover it up," Nadler said.

"All this presents a pattern that poses a real and present danger to the integrity of the next election, which is one reason why we can't just wait for the next election to settle matters," he said.

Pivotal week

The hearing sets off a pivotal week as Democrats march towards a full House vote expected by Christmas. In drafting the articles of impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing a legal and political challenge of balancing the views of her majority while hitting the constitution's bar of "treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanours".

Trump and his allies acknowledge he will likely be impeached in the Democratic-controlled House, but they also expect acquittal next year in the Senate, where Republicans have the majority. Trump's team is turning its attention elsewhere, including Monday's release of a long-awaited Justice Department report into the 2016 Russia investigation.

"Impeachment Hearing Hoax," Trump tweeted on Sunday.

The White House is refusing to participate in the process it calls a sham and the top Republican on the panel, Representative Doug Collins of Georgia asked to postpone the hearing, criticising Democrats for moving too swiftly. One legal scholar testified last week it would be the quickest impeachment in modern history.

"This is just how desperately they are - desperately focused on impeaching this president," said Collins, who accused Democrats of unleashing thousands of pages of documents his side has no time to review before the session. "This is a show. This is a farce. This is whatever you want to call it. The American people are having their tax dollars wasted on this impeachment of this president."


Trump tweeted on Sunday, "IG report out tomorrow. That will be the big story!"Trump is heading out for campaign rallies, shifting attention from the House. Over the weekend, the president focused on a related matter, the Justice Department inspector general's findings into the FBI's decisions to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president has long called special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe a "witch-hunt," but the inspector general's report is expected to reject the president's claim that it was illegitimate, according to people familiar with its findings.

Tumben Trump Ucapkan Terima Kasih Pada Iran

KONFRONTASI-Momen langka terjadi saat Amerika Serikat (AS) melakukan pertukaran tahanan dengan Iran. Presiden Donald Trump mengucapkan terima kasih kepada negara yang selama ini menjadi musuh bebuyutan AS itu.

Dalam ucapannya, Trump mengatakan bahwa negosiasi pertukaran tahanan itu sangat adil di tengah meningkatnya ketegangan kedua negara. Menurutnya, hal ini membuktikan jika kedua negara sejatinya bisa bekerja sama.

Trump Tunda Masukkan Kartel Narkoba Meksiko Dalam Daftar Teroris

KONFRONTASI-Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald Trump mengatakan akan menunda memasukkan kartel narkoba Meksiko sebagai organisasi teroris.

Dalam cuitannya, Trump mengatakan ia siap untuk mendeklarasikan hal itu namun kemudian memutuskan untuk menundanya sesuai dengan permintaan Presiden Meksiko Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador seperti dikutip dari AP, Sabtu (7/12/2019).

Tidak ada konfirmasi segera dari pemerintah Meksiko. Meksiko telah menentang rencana Trump dengan mengatakan langkah seperti itu dapat menyebabkan pelanggaran kedaulatannya.

Dukungan Trump untuk Demonstran Hong Kong BIkin China Murka

KONFRONTASI-Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald John Trump menandatangani rancangan undang-undang (RUU) Kongres dan Senat yang mendukung para demonstran anti-pemerintah di Hong Kong. Tindakan Trump membuat pemerintah China marah, di mana Beijing bersumpah akan mengambil tindakan pembalasan terhadap Washington.

Keputusan Trump itu mengejutkan karena dia saat ini sedang mencari kesepakatan dengan Beijing untuk mengakhiri perang dagang yang mengguncang dunia.

Pemakzulan Trump Terus Dibanjiri Dukungan

KONFRONTASI-Dukungan publik terhadap proses pemakzulan Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald Trump melonjak. Hal itu terungkap berdasarkan jajak pendapat yang dilakukan Reuters/Ipsos.

Jajak pendapat terbaru yang dilakukan pada Senin dan Selasa lalu menunjukkan bahwa 47 persen orang dewasa di AS merasa Trump harus dimakzulkan. Sementara 40 persen lainnya berpendapat sebaliknya.

Trump Tetapkan Kartel Narkoba Meksiko Sebagai Organisasi Teroris

KONFRONTASI-Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald John Trump mengumumkan bahwa pemerintahannya mulai menetapkan kartel narkoba Meksiko sebagai organisasi teroris. Keputusan presiden itu merujuk pada sepak terjang mereka dalam perdagangan narkotika dan manusia.

Dalam sebuah wawancara dengan jurnalis ternama Amerika, Bill O'Reilly, yang disiarkan pada hari Selasa, Presiden Trump mengatakan langkah tersebut telah dilakukan selama tiga bulan.

Trump: Jika Bukan Karena Saya, Hong Kong Akan Dilenyapkan Dalam 14 Menit

Konfrontasi - Presiden AS Donald Trump mengatakan bahwa dirinya telah menyelamatkan Hong Kong dari kehancuran. Ia mengklaim telah membujuk Presiden China Xi Jinping menunda pengiriman pasukan untuk menghancurkan gerakan pro-demokrasi.

"Jika bukan karena saya, Hong Kong akan dilenyapkan dalam 14 menit," kata Donald Trump dalam wawancara awal dengan Fox News seperti dikutip Sabtu (23/11/2019).

Most Americans say Trump must be impeached and removed: Poll

KONFRONTASI - A majority of Americans say President Donald Trump’s request to Ukraine’s leader to investigate his political rival was wrong and he should be impeached and removed from office, according to a new poll.

An overwhelming 70 percent of US adults think Trump’s action towards Ukraine was wrong, and a slim majority of Americans, 51 percent, believe Trump’s actions were both wrong and he should be removed from office, the ABC News/Ipsos poll finds.

The survey also finds that 1 in 4 Americans, 25 percent hink that Trump did nothing wrong.

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