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Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment

 

Report by the Staff of the Committee on the Judiciary

 

I. Introduction Our President holds the ultimate public trust. He is vested with powers so great that they frightened the Framers of our Constitution; in exchange, he swears an oath to faithfully execute the laws that hold those powers in check. This oath is no formality. The Framers foresaw that a faithless President could destroy their experiment in democracy. As George Mason warned at the Constitutional Convention, held in Philadelphia in 1787, “if we do not provide against corruption, our government will soon be at an end.”1 Mason evoked a well-known historical truth: when corrupt motives take root, they drive an endless thirst for power and contempt for checks and balances. It is then only the smallest of steps toward acts of oppression and assaults on free and fair elections. A President faithful only to himself—who will sell out democracy and national security for his own personal advantage—is a danger to every American. Indeed, he threatens America itself. Impeachment is the Constitution’s final answer to a President who mistakes himself for a monarch

 

https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/documents/HCM FINAL v.3.pdf

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Treason and bribery. Applying traditional tools of interpretation puts a sharper
point on this definition of “high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” For starters, it is useful to
consider the two impeachable offenses that the Framers identified for us. “Treason” is an
unforgiveable betrayal of the Nation and its security. A President who levies war against
the government, or lends aid and comfort to our enemies, cannot persist in office; a
President who betrays the Nation once will most certainly do so again. “Bribery,” in turn,
sounds in abuse of power. Impeachable bribery occurs when the President offers, solicits,
or accepts something of personal value to influence his own official actions. By rendering
such bribery impeachable, the Framers sought to ensure that the Nation could expel a leader
who would sell out the interests of “We the People” for his own personal gain. 

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Just now, leftwinger said:

Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment

 

Report by the Staff of the Committee on the Judiciary

 

I. Introduction Our President holds the ultimate public trust. He is vested with powers so great that they frightened the Framers of our Constitution; in exchange, he swears an oath to faithfully execute the laws that hold those powers in check. This oath is no formality. The Framers foresaw that a faithless President could destroy their experiment in democracy. As George Mason warned at the Constitutional Convention, held in Philadelphia in 1787, “if we do not provide against corruption, our government will soon be at an end.”1 Mason evoked a well-known historical truth: when corrupt motives take root, they drive an endless thirst for power and contempt for checks and balances. It is then only the smallest of steps toward acts of oppression and assaults on free and fair elections. A President faithful only to himself—who will sell out democracy and national security for his own personal advantage—is a danger to every American. Indeed, he threatens America itself. Impeachment is the Constitution’s final answer to a President who mistakes himself for a monarch

 

https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/documents/HCM FINAL v.3.pdf

Nice.

Hurry up and send it to the Senate where it will die.

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4 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

“The Framers[’] worst nightmare is what we are facing in this very moment,” the House judiciary chair, Jerry Nadler, tweeted on Saturday, after releasing the 52-page report.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/07/donald-trump-impeachment-inquiry-house-judiciary-report

 

These poor bastards are STILL trying to convince America that they should be impeaching Trump.

Meanwhile, the polls continue to work against them.

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Treason and bribery. Applying traditional tools of interpretation puts a sharper
point on this definition of “high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” For starters, it is useful to
consider the two impeachable offenses that the Framers identified for us. “Treason” is an
unforgiveable betrayal of the Nation and its security. A President who levies war against
the government, or lends aid and comfort to our enemies, cannot persist in office; a
President who betrays the Nation once will most certainly do so again. “Bribery,” in turn,
sounds in abuse of power. Impeachable bribery occurs when the President offers, solicits,
or accepts something of personal value to influence his own official actions. By rendering
such bribery impeachable, the Framers sought to ensure that the Nation could expel a leader
who would sell out the interests of “We the People” for his own personal gain. 

Do you really believe your leftist law professors have any credibility with the public?

Considering how Schiff and Nadler stacked the deck ....

 

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Abuse of power. There are at least as many ways to abuse power as there are powers
vested in the President. It would thus be an exercise in futility to attempt a list of every
abuse of power constituting “high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” That said, impeachable
abuse of power can be roughly divided into two categories: engaging in official acts
forbidden by law and engaging in official action with motives forbidden by law. As James
Iredell explained, “the president would be liable to impeachments [if] he had … acted from
some corrupt motive or other.”12 

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Betrayal involving foreign powers. As much as the Framers feared abuse, they
feared betrayal still more. That anxiety is shot through their discussion of impeachment—
and explains why “Treason” heads the Constitution’s list of impeachable offenses. James
Madison put it simply: the President “might betray his trust to foreign powers.”14

 

https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/documents/HCM FINAL v.3.pdf

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Just now, leftwinger said:

 

Trump will be convicted.

No, he won't snowflake. ...

Obviously you haven't paid attention to the many GOP senators that have gone on record  calling this shampeachment a farce which is built Completely on impropriety. ...

They will never convict because of that impropriety. ..

 

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Corruption. Lurking beneath the Framers’ discussion of impeachment was the most
ancient and implacable foe of democracy: corruption. The Framers saw no shortage of
threats to the Republic, and sought to guard against them, “but the big fear underlying all
the small fears was whether they’d be able to control corruption.”17

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1. Impeachable Treason
Under Article III of the Constitution, “treason against the United States, shall
consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid
and Comfort.”66 In other words, a person commits treason if he uses armed force in an
attempt to overthrow the government, or if he knowingly gives aid and comfort to nations
(or organizations) with which the United States is in a state of declared or open war. At the
very heart of “Treason” is deliberate betrayal of the nation and its security. Such betrayal
would not only be unforgivable, but would also confirm that the President remains a threat
if allowed to remain in office. A President who has knowingly betrayed national security
is a President who will do so again. He endangers our lives and those of our allies. 

 

https://judiciary.house.gov/sites/democrats.judiciary.house.gov/files/documents/HCM FINAL v.3.pdf

 

 

Looks like Treason is going to be an article of impeachment.

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