Trump's abuses of power hidden on 'secret server' will be revealed at Senate impeachment trial: Michael Moore

Notes and transcripts of President Trump's July 25 conversation with Ukrainian President were moved to a highly classified server flouting norms


                            Trump's abuses of power hidden on 'secret server' will be revealed at Senate impeachment trial: Michael Moore
Michael Moore, Donald Trump (Getty Images)

Filmmaker Michael Moore, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, on January 10, suggested that more evidence of abuses of power by the president will be discovered during the impeachment trial in the Senate.

Moore, who made the statement while appearing on MSNBC’s 'The Last Word,' was reportedly referring to notes and transcripts of Trump's July 25 conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which were moved to a highly classified server flouting norms.

"Let me ask you this. Do you think three years in the White House, Donald Trump, the only time that he did something that was questionable where Jared and Stephen Miller and the lawyer said I think we better hide that Ukrainian phone call on a secret server? Was that the only time? I suspect there’s more on there," Moore said. 

Michael Moore attends the premiere of Briarcliff Entertainment's "Fahrenheit 11/9" at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on September 19, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched an impeachment inquiry against Trump in September 2019 after a whistleblower lodged a formal complaint alleging that Trump had sought favor from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky during the July phone call, asking him to investigate his political rival—former Vice President Joe Biden.

The whistleblower also mentioned a possible quid pro quo involved as Trump held back US military aid to Ukraine.

The House impeached Trump on December 19, 2019, however, the articles of impeachment are yet to be sent to the Senate.

"There could be any of a number of things—just the facts around the Khashoggi murder. Did the White House know that was happening, was going to happen? Did they participate in the cover-up with their good friends, the Saudis? Did that happen?" the director asked.

"Or when Trump took office, we know that he kept saying that Hillary didn’t win the popular vote, and he was going to make sure to point out these illegal immigrants did these three million extra votes that he didn’t get. How much did he use the power of the presidency to go after Hillary Clinton?”

U.S. President Donald Trump responds to a question from a reporter at an event for the signing of two executive orders aimed at greater governmental transparency at the White House October 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

The 'Bowling for Columbine' filmmaker also mentioned Trump's birther theory that falsely claimed former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States.

 “But what else is there? His obsession with Obama. Believing that Obama was a Muslim, believing Obama was born in Kenya. When he got into the White House, what other abuses of power did he use?" he added. 

"When the American people hear it’s not just a phone call with the Ukrainian president but it’s this, this, this, and that, there will be a point where not the majority of Republicans—remember, Trump can have his majority of 33—we just need 20 of these Republicans to say it’s a bridge too far for me. I’ve heard enough off this server. And if you think you’re going to have to go through the courts a long time to get the server, the judge of this trial is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who is no friend of Trump. The deciding vote to save Obamacare, the deciding vote to strike down the Alabama anti-abortion law. I believe Roberts will be fair, and he will not tolerate them hiding evidence on that server.”

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