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House Democrats To File Articles of Impeachment Against Donald Trump


Via Newsweek :

 The move was led by Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee, who first declared his intention to initiate the impeachment process following Trump’s controversial “both sides” remarks in response to deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Cohen is joined in his efforts by five colleagues, including fellow Judiciary Committee Democrat Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois, who announced his decision to join the push two weeks ago. Also at the press conference were Representatives Adriano Espaillat of New York and Al Green of Texas. The latter is one of the president’s loudest critics, and he has previously filed his own articles of impeachment.

Five articles of impeachment will be introduced, alleging obstruction of justice, violations of both the foreign and domestic emoluments clause, undermining the federal judiciary and undermining the freedom of the press.

While some will say it’s too soon to do this and they should wait until after Mueller’s investigation, the Democrats will need time and do live trials of impeachment language.

It’s a worthy exercise even if it doesn’t go anywhere this time.


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1 thought on “House Democrats To File Articles of Impeachment Against Donald Trump”

  1. These guys are “elected” to the federal government. They are responsible for creating our laws and policy. Yet they have not traveled the 1.4 miles to the National Archives. If they did, they would see the document that is the basis for why they are in DC to start with, The Constitution. If they bothered to read it, they would find they have no standing to file articles of impeachment against Mr Trump.

    At the federal level, Article Two of the United States Constitution states in Section 4 that “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.”

    These fools would stand a better chance at “Censure”. I agree with Will that waiting for Mr. Mueller’s investigation to wrap up, they may have a better chance. However you cannot be convicted on criminal stupidity. Unless like Mr Trumps family and friends are doing. Not admitting you were stupid!

What do you think?