The Assault on Truth

A View of Dramatic American Politics

7 min readOct 10, 2019


The Atlantic

To be objective is to be impartial and mature. It is to be rigid and right, nonpartisan and neutral. Objective truths are recognized as facts; they are recognized by means of history, precedent, laws, and science. They are not to be argued with or altered, because they establish the foundations of any functioning system. Truth, when observed or revealed, is crystal clear. It is the revered standard by which the entire legislative system roots from. It is often sharp, brilliant, devastating, and unrelenting. Above all, it is always correct. Truth is humbling and necessary. Truth unveils the face of valor and it allows for justice to thrive. Knowing the definition of truth, and what it stands for, also helps us define the antithesis: falsehood and fiction.

Current American political affairs are messy. There is an apparent widening rift between the two major political parties. Two weeks ago, House Speaker Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Since then, the news has widely been a confusing spectacle — a blizzard of both reality and fabrication.

Here is the truth:

— In an exclusive interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in June, President Trump admitted that he’d be open to accepting damaging information from foreign powers.

Stephanopoulos asked, “Your campaign this time around, if foreigners, if Russia, if China, if someone else offers you information on opponents, should they accept it or should they call the FBI?”

Trump answered, “I think maybe you do both. I think you might want to listen. I don’t — There’s nothing wrong with listening. If somebody called from a country — Norway — ‘We have information on your opponent.’ Oh. I think I’d want to hear it.”

Stephanopoulos: “You want that kind of interference in our elections?”

Trump: “It’s not interference. They have information. I think I’d take it.”

— On August 12th, a whistleblower filed a complaint of “urgent concern” to the Senate and House chairmen of the Intelligence Committees. The complaint accuses the president of “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election.” The letter…




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