High Crimes and Misdemeanors – The Case for Impeachment
(Updated periodically throughout the Trial)
We are living in historic times. Since the 2016 election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States we have been continually bombarded with the threats of “Impeachment” from Congressional Democrats. The search for impeachable offenses began almost before close of business inauguration day 2017.
We have heard from seasoned life-time professional democratic members of both the House and the Senate calling for impeaching the President. He’s been called an imposter, a fake president, even a stooge of Russian President Putin.
We heard cries of “Trump’s getting us into a war with North Korea” because the talks in the private meeting with Kim Jong Un were held in private and as of today – no war?
We heard “Trump’s making a fool out of the US” when going along with the program didn’t happen during international meetings of world leaders.
We also heard more impeachment cries from freshman members of Congress who went so far as to make their cries derogatory in nature on live television.
There were a number of sitting members of Congress “challenging” each other in a vain attempt to go head-to-head with President Trump during the upcoming 2020 election, just as I thought – much ado about nothing. They wanted to have their names up in lights as those who went against Trump, only one thing – they all dropped out except for a very select and hopeful few.
So here we are in January 2020 and finally after all the name calling and hype the House decides to Impeach the President because they can (really under the Constitution they are the only ones who can), but their long list of offenses boiled down to “Abuse of Power” and “Obstructing Congress” – Come on now? House and Senate Democrats (and Republicans) have been abusing their congressional powers and obstructing the President since the inauguration.
At first it was imminently dangerous for the nation to wait until after the 2020 election. So after an “investigation for show” and a huge announcement that “Trump has been impeached and that is forever” – Speaker Pelosi, it took 4 weeks to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate. The reason it took so long was the House attempting to pressure Senate Majority Leader McConnell into agreeing to Pelosi’s terms for the trial (not Constitutional). This brought out cries for a fair and balanced trial in the Senate, or it’s just a Republican cover-up (more posturing).
Next came the signing of the articles using special “Nancy Pelosi” pens, which she handed out to her Democratic House colleagues and the ceremonial “transmitting” of the articles by a televised procession of House “managers” so everyone could see.
At the Senate the first order of business was the swearing in of the Chief Justice and the ceremonial signing of the pledge to be fair and impartial by all members, next the trial of the President.
After 1 full week of Democratic posturing, appealing and finally insulting bullying techniques from the House “Managers” who tried to convince the Senate and the public that “All Thoughts Matter”, especially perceived thoughts by Congressional House mind readers.
I finally had an opportunity to sit down and watch what turned out to be the final 30 minutes of Saturday’s Presidential defense team literally tearing apart the biased House’s unethical impeachment process. Citing past presidential impeachment precedence, Supreme Court cases referencing due process and procedure it took a total of 2 hours to shred the grossly mishandled and bungled sham impeachment.
I have to admit I began by recording the opening remarks by House “Manager” Schiff but had to turn it off after it became obvious that he was simply posturing as is his habit before the mainstream media for the past 3 years.
I attempted tuning in at the beginning of each day of the trial and could only stomach a few minutes before I began thinking to myself “The View” would be better than this. Yuk! The saying there is no honor among thieves became apparent throughout this procedure.
Today even though I got in on the tail end of today’s proceedings it was in my opinion the best 30 minutes of the day. The Senate recessed until Monday and with somewhere around 23 hours remaining in the Presidential defense it will definitely require recording.
I read that after the session was adjourned Chairman Schiff went straight to Fox to complain about the President’s defense team. Somebody ought to put a lollipop in that man’s mouth and send him home to momma Nancy or something.
I trust that American’s are calling in sick, forgoing their traditional lunch pastimes and stay glued to the television = CSPAN2 for the unedited methodical rundown of what the House should have done as they claim President Trump has shredded the Constitution, when in fact they have all but ground it underfoot. Time to take a break and wait until the Senate convenes.
I turned on the TV this morning to watch Meet the Press and low and behold who did my eyes see – Rep. Adam Schiff fixing to tell his side of the truth to anyone who hasn’t already heard it in Congress already over the past 3 years. I don’t know about you but that sounds more and more like the boy who cried wolf. Why am I surprised at the “solemnness” of this presidential impeachment and the way the House Dems cling to television cameras to tell why everyone else is wrong and they’re the only ones who are right? (That’s a rhetorical question in case you don’t know). Maybe that’s why in normal court cases the judge sequesters the jury? (Another one).
I depend upon CSPAN2 to provide the unvarnished live feed on the happenings of Congress and the President. Yesterday prior to the actual trial I watched Senate Majority Leader Schumer and other Democratic Senators gather in front of the media to put their spin on the trial. To be fair I muted the sound and did not turn on captioning as I wanted nothing to distract or influence the continuation of the trial. I got a late start on watching the trial so I went to the beginning of today’s proceedings and listened to the President’s legal team continue his defense. What I heard and saw made it very clear that according to the Constitution House Speaker Pelosi began the Impeachment of President Trump flawed from the start.
The Constitution gives the sole power of Impeachment to the House of Representatives, not to a person or party in power at the time. In fact the first order of business should have been a roll call of “all hands on deck” and a full vote for Impeachment with 435 members of the house voting Yea or Nay. Procedurally that did not happen. What did happen began 19 minutes after President Trump was inaugurated and continued throughout the President’s current term of office with Speaker Pelosi moving forward with Impeachment on her own initiative. The is a clear abuse of power and a violation by Speaker Pelosi and the House.
What also became evident was the Constitution clearly states in Article II, Section 4 – The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. The charges levied against President Trump were for Abuse of Power and Obstructing Congress which in themselves are vague and not even crimes, let alone high crimes. The Impeachment investigation hoax has been at best shoddy and poorly done. Well beneath the ethical standards of the House of Representatives.
Based upon the material presented by the President’s legal team members and former members of Congress HAVE violated Article II, Section 4 and there are in fact Impeachable Offences that the House have overlooked that constitutes criminal action on behalf of members of the House as well. What was also shown was the former Vice President Joe Biden actually engaged in and admitted to threatening to withhold US Aid funding to Ukrainian unless they get rid of a certain prosecutor investigating a Ukrainian company of which his son was a board member. That is quid pro quo with an actual crime committed by a high ranking US official (Vice President Biden).
If you were watching the proceedings on main stream media, the testimony by legal team member Pam Bondi was not allowed to air in order to protect Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden. This is a clear case of “the Swamp” covering for its own and the deep state clearly moving to suppress critical evidence from American voters. Today is sure to be another exciting day of testimony as the Presidential defense team continues shredding the partisan efforts to remove a President without an impeachable crime being committed.
Thus far the Presidential Impeachment has been an over-reach of political power, an exercise in futility, a test of strength and patience by Americans.
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