In Watergate, Nixon broke into the DNC and wiretapped his political opponents for his own political gain. In the Trump–Ukraine scandal, Trump withheld foreign aid to an American ally against American interests for his own political gain. Both Nixon and Trump initially tried to deny any wrongdoing. Nixon was soon coming under fire with evidence getting released and his removal from office seemed very likely.
Nixon and Trump refused to cooperate with investigators and obstructed justice, both creating a constitutional crises. Nixon was much smarter than Trump as Trump went on to admit his crime on national television while still claiming innocence.
But here is where I see things diverge in today's polarized political climate. There are massive amounts of alternative news sources today that peddle conspiracies undermining Trump's guilt. Even a major television network Fox News would try to portray the scandal as illegitimate. Many Republican politicians in Trump's era would fully back his innocence regardless of reality for political purposes. Even Mitch McConnell said impeachment was a political event and he didn't care about having a just trial.
In the end for Nixon, he saw the writing on the wall and resigned to get a pardon from Ford. For Trump, the house drafted articles of impeachment only for the Republican held Senate to refuse to allow testimony or evidence to be presented and demanded a vote based on nothing. They voted down party lines (with the exception of Mitt Romney) and since the Republicans held a majority, he was acquitted.
To this day I keep running across people saying what Nixon did was the worst thing ever but what Trump did was no big deal because he was acquitted. I think in a fair judicial system comparing the two, Trump's crimes were as bad or worse and most likely both would've been removed from office.
In court, Igors parents said Igor was tortured to tell his confession by having the police make him inhale cigarette smoke. Viktor Sayenkos dad who was a lawyer tried to argue that the 40 minute video of the 2 boys torturing a small white kitten in their garage was faked, as well as the murder of Sergei (3 Guys 1 Hammer video).
Igors and Viktors parents claim their son’s innocence and Vladmir Sayenko (dad) wanted to start a website about this case. The fake video claim was dropped by the victims families lawyers saying a 40 minute video would take a year and professional equipment to fake.
It doesn’t seem like Yara is after a green card... she seemed to like her life in Ukraine, right? So why doesn’t Jovi move there? He’s gone 50% of the time so at least when he was gone she could have her family and friends there. Or am I missing something?
Edit: not sure why I think “the” comes before Ukraine
By marrying Andrii3000 and carting off to Ukraine she’s put herself in a situation where she could be totally isolated and dependent on him, which is a perfect storm for an abusive situation. At least this way she has SOMEONE to go to if it came to that (and I choose to believe that brother/SIL would help her get away if it did - who knows with these fundies).
I hate almost everything these people stand for but I would never, ever wish an abusive relationship on any of them. It makes me feel better that she has a potential support system.
EDIT spelling mistake AND I don’t mean to surmise that he’s an abusive guy - the only credible argument I’ve seen is that abusive men gravitate to religious communities where their authority and dominance in a relationship is less likely to be questioned. It has nothing to do with him being Ukrainian