Skip to comments.DEMOCRATIC SENATOR SAYS WE'RE 'MOVING TOWARD INDICTMENT' OF TRUMP
Posted on 01/17/2019 4:59:25 AM PST by TigerClaws
A senior Democratic senator has said Congress is almost ready to indict President Donald Trump.
Sheldon Whitehouse, the Democratic senator from Rhode Island, spoke to CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Tuesday and stressed that while Congress was closing in on Trump, more evidence was required for an air-tight case.
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I do not at all subscribe to the [Office of Legal Counsel] theory that a president cant be indicted, Whitehouse told Cuomo. I think that if there are crimes that he has committed he should be indicted.
I think that the Office of Legal Counsel [OLC] and the Department of Justice bends over backward to take the most executive branch-friendly position that it possibly can, he continued, but I think a court taking a look at this would say, No, no no, no, no.
The OLC says that indicting a sitting president would be unconstitutional, as it would undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions.
But Whitehouse cited the Nixon precedents and others, which he said did not support the concept of a president not being answerable to the public in this way.
The senator warned that an unanswerable president would create a terrible situationyou've got a president who the public knows is the subject of criminal investigation, may very well be involved in criminal activity, and you don't get a resolution of that question. You dont get pressure on him to answer questions and get outthat doesnt seem like an appropriate way to deal with it.
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Send all the Democrat men Gillette razors
If they try to railroad Trump over some BS then the fireworks start.
Sheldon Whitehouse, the Democratic senator from Rhode Island,
.........The Charles Nelson Reilly clone who said Justice Kavanaugh raped a woman on a boat and had definite proof of it.........except it was all a lie. That guy???
Oh really? Did he say how that would happen?
Indict him for what? Winning the U S Presidency in 2016.
Is he also saying that former Pres Clinton should have been indicted when OIC found he had lied under oath? After all, Pres. Clinton pled guilty to that charge.
Cant indict a sitting president
And Senators cant impeach thats for the house.
Who is this moron??
Campaign finance violations that former Pres Obama and current U S Senator Harris paid fines for when FEC found they had committed it.
It is still questionable if Trump did. Has any complaint even been filed with the FEC yet to make a determination?
Why wasn’t Obama and Harris indicted?
I'm all for Senators like Whitehouse being answerable for colluding and covering up presidential misdeeds....for instance, those of Bill Clinton, and Hillary.
REALITY CHECK Recently, Monica Lewinsky made clear that Slick suborned perjury from her, an impeachable offense, for which he also could have lost his law license. So where's the aggrieved left? They colluded to give Slick a pass when they should have been
up in arms about boorish behavior from an alpha male, serial predator they say they despise.
Clinton lied about that subornation, as well, while under oath.
MORE EGREGIOUSLY.....Slick even went so far as to have Lewinsky give Linda Tripp written instructions,
coaching Linda on how to properly perjure herself in the Willey matter. (Linda didnt buy it.)
THE LIST GOES ON AND ON: Bill's intimate pal, Vernon Jordan, arranged a $40,000-per-year cushy government job for Lewinsky shortly
after she signed ......but before she filed...... a falsified affidavit saying she had NOT had sex with the president.
As insurance, Clinton had another pal, his Ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson,
personally visit Lewinsky at the Watergate to offer her a government job to shut her up.
Attorney David Schippers was asked by his friend, Congressman Henry Hyde, to be Chief Investigative Counsel
for the US House Judiciary Committee. Schippers, a lifelong Democrat, accepted and took the job in April 1998.
The Hyde Committee was holding an inquiry on whether Clinton had committed impeachable offences in his handling
of the Paula Jones sexual harassment suit..... during which Clinton committed perjury regarding his affair with
Monica Lewinsky. The committee in December 1998 voted to impeach Clinton........a decision supported by Schippers.
On December 10, 1998, Schippers said to the committee: The President, then,
<><> has lied under oath in a civil deposition,
<><> he lied under oath in a criminal grand jury.
<><> he lied to the people,
<><> he lied to his Cabinet,
<><> he lied to his top aides,
<><> and now he's lied under oath to the Congress of the United States.
There's no one left to lie to."
AND THIS---Then-First Lady Hillary went hog wild with tax dollars. She set up what she called a "Bimbo Eruption Team" in the West Wing of the White House composed of tax-paid govt workers including then-Clinton aide George Stephanopolous....now at ABC-TV. The tax-paid West Wing office office operated for eight long years.....and did nothing but shoot down, demean, defame and lacerate any woman who dared surface about Bill's sexual activities.
These expenditures of tax dollars (A) saved Bill's presidency, (B) got Hillary elected to the US Senate, and (C) gave Hillary the prominence she needed to launch the rest of her political ambitions.
Sheldon Shithouse, Lyin’ of the Senate - not to mention the fact that the guy is a total moron.
Indictments are issued by DOJ, not the Senate.
Senate is 54-47 GOP majority.
Whitehouse is a complete d-bag.
I didn’t say the Senate issues indictments.
BTW the Republicans hold 53 U S Senate seats.
A U.S. Senator.
Their obsession has been to get Trump. They are not mentally stable. They are insane.
As long as hillary and bill are walking.. as long as the justice dept can continue in it’s destruction.. as long as obama is not charged... as long as the deep state remains... there will be hell to pay to think of removing Trump or going after him when his 8 years are up.
The corruption is deep and wide in our government.. and socialists are trying to take it over... and YOU, senator, are not fit to serve!
And they refused to fund the wall with that majority and kicked of the shutdown.
Can anyone remember any network (even CNN) ever having done a single interview with Whitehouse? He’s like one of the ten invisible senators who most people can recall never having seen in public.
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