Just a few words on Impeachment.
The Constitution is clear: The Congress is the one that has the power to hold a wanton, unlawful President to account. It’s sort of odd – the framers of the Constitution absolutely believed that this country would be confronted with a person undeserving of being President, and gave us the solution to dealing with them: Impeachment.
Impeachment in the United States is the process by which the lower house of a legislature brings charges against a civil officer of government for crimes alleged to have been committed, analogous to the bringing of an indictment by a grand jury. At the federal level, this is at the discretion of the House of Representatives. Most impeachments have concerned alleged crimes committed while in office, though there have been a few cases in which officials have been impeached and subsequently convicted for crimes committed prior to taking office. The impeached official remains in office until a trial is held. That trial, and their removal from office if convicted, is separate from the act of impeachment itself. Analogous to a trial before a judge and jury, these proceedings are (where the legislature is bicameral) conducted by upper house of the legislature, which at the federal level is the Senate.
At the federal level, Article I, Section 2, Clause 5 of the Constitution grants to the House of Representatives “the sole power of impeachment”, and Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 grants to the Senate “the sole Power to try all Impeachments”. In considering articles of impeachment, the House is obligated to base any charges on the constitutional standards specified 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
I believe that Robert Mueller was clear, just as the Southern District of New York was clear:
IF NOT for him being President of the United States, Donald Trump would most certainly be UNDER INDICTMENT.
For me, Impeachment was always what should be done, because, either we are a nation of laws, or we are not. There is no in between.
But, as long as THAT is agreed to, then I am willing to give the Democratic Party leadership the time they need to bring the country along. Make no mistake – the Democrats are on their own. We know that the Republicans are lockstep traitors with Dolt45.
We know that we can’t depend upon the MSM, who has spent nearly every phucking day, trying to normalize Dolt45, and tell us that he’s ‘Presidential’.
We know that they can’t be depended upon, because you can look at the difference in attention and kinds of attention that they give between Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell. They insist on questioning Pelosi and pestering her at every turn. All the while, they are quiet as churchmice on the person most responsible for obstruction in our government today – McConnell. After the Democrats vote for impeachment, after laying out all the proof…I would be the farm, that they won’t approach McConnell OR any other Republican Senator, about the proof laid out by the Democrats. Won’t challenge them in the least. Just let them put on a bullshyt trial in the Senate, and not pushback on it being garbage.
There is only one shot for this. We need to make sure that we get all the evidence out there. With every refusal of a subpoena, that’s obstruction. With every refusal to turn over evidence, that’s obstruction. Threatening of witnesses – obstruction. Obstruction of justice, up and down this Administration. The breaking of the Emoluments Clause – bribery. There is PLENTY for impeachment. And, we should lay it out , everyday, with hearing after hearing.
Impeachment – yes.
But, let’s slow walk it. More evidence revealed, drip drip drip, everyday.