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    Lawmakers Alarmed by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

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    Lawmakers ‘Alarmed’ by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee has begun an inquiry into multiple reports in the Brazilian media that the U.S. ambassador was framing negotiations over ethanol tariffs in partisan terms.

    July 31, 2020

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Friday they were “extremely alarmed” by assertions that the American ambassador in Brazil had signaled to Brazilian officials they could help get President Trump re-elected by changing their trade policies. In a letter sent Friday afternoon, Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel demanded that the ambassador, Todd Chapman, produce “any and all documents referring or related to any discussions” he has held with Brazilian officials in recent weeks about their nation’s tariffs on ethanol, an important agricultural export for Iowa, a potential swing state in the American presidential election.

    The committee’s letter was sent in response to reports in the Brazilian news media this week saying that Mr. Chapman, a career diplomat, made it clear to Brazilian officials they could bolster Mr. Trump’s electoral chances in Iowa if Brazil lifted its ethanol tariffs. Eliminating tariffs would give the Trump administration a welcome trade victory to present to struggling ethanol producers in Iowa, where the president is in a close race with his Democratic rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr. The House committee said it was opening an inquiry into the matter. The State Department said Friday afternoon in an emailed statement that “allegations suggesting that Ambassador Chapman has asked Brazilians to support a specific U.S. candidate are false.” The statement added: “The United States has long been focused on reducing tariff barriers and will continue do so.” The O Globo newspaper published a story on Thursday saying Mr. Chapman had underscored “the importance to the Brazilian government of keeping Donald Trump” in office. Mr. Bolsonaro, a far-right leader, has made closer alignment with the Trump administration his top foreign policy priority. A competing newspaper, Estadão, published an article Friday saying its reporters independently confirmed that the ambassador framed his argument against tariffs in partisan terms. The article said the Brazilian officials who met with Mr. Chapman rejected the appeal, declining to be drawn into the American presidential battle.
    Trump's corruption knows no bounds and will not end until he is voted out of office. This is yet more evidence that Trump should have been impeached, convicted, and removed from office earlier this year.
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    Re: Lawmakers Alarmed by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

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    Trump's corruption knows no bounds and will not end until he is voted out of office. This is yet more evidence that Trump should have been impeached, convicted, and removed from office earlier this year.
    Trump's begged Russia, China, and now getting attempted electoral assistance from Brazil. Jesus.
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    And as AG Barr first replied when asked if it was ever acceptable for a president to solicit or accept foreign assistance in an election "It depends on what kind of assistance." Of course, once he removed his foot from his mouth and the question was again asked, Barr recanted his first response.

    In other words, it would be inappropriate to accept actual bags of cash, but maybe a little investigation announcement into an opponent or maybe a little hacking of an opponent's computers, these things could possibly be overlooked.
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    Keeping the instances of trump actively cheating in the election organized in my mind is becoming a challenge.

    Who could have foreseen that surviving impeachment would embolden Trump to do more cheating?

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    Re: Lawmakers Alarmed by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

    Explain again why getting Trump reelected would help sell the idea of lifting the ethanol tariffs to the Brazilians?

    Brazil: "We have ethanol tariffs to protect our own domestic ethanol producers."

    US Envoys: "But if you dropped them, then it would help Trump get reelected."

    Brazil: "Ok we'll left the tariffs"

    Seems like I missed a step there.
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    Re: Lawmakers Alarmed by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

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    Explain again why getting Trump reelected would help sell the idea of lifting the ethanol tariffs to the Brazilians?

    Brazil: "We have ethanol tariffs to protect our own domestic ethanol producers."

    US Envoys: "But if you dropped them, then it would help Trump get reelected."

    Brazil: "Ok we'll left the tariffs"

    Seems like I missed a step there.
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    Re: Lawmakers Alarmed by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

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    Trump's begged Russia, China, and now getting attempted electoral assistance from Brazil. Jesus.
    Can’t believe you forgot Ukraine.

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    You're not that dumb are you?
    Trolling like this is why I seldom read and even more seldom respond to your posts.
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    Re: Lawmakers Alarmed by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

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    Can’t believe you forgot Ukraine.
    I sure did. And I'll bet there are plenty more that we don't yet know about.
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    Re: Lawmakers Alarmed by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump

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    Keeping the instances of trump actively cheating in the election organized in my mind is becoming a challenge.

    Who could have foreseen that surviving impeachment would embolden Trump to do more cheating?
    Don't worry. Susan Collins assured us that him being impeached would mean trump would learn his lesson.
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