Skip to comments.Democrats unveil articles of impeachment
Posted on 12/10/2019 6:40:47 AM PST by LoveMyFreedom
House Democrats on Tuesday announced articles of impeachment against President Trump alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress regarding his interactions with Ukraine, touching off a rapid-fire sequence that could result in a momentous floor vote in a matter of days.
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I think dems will be very disppointed if they hope to use "obstruction of congress" for impeachment.
It is certainly within the power of the Senate not to hold a trial and to dismiss the charges. However, if it holds a trial, it has to hold a fair trial. An impeachment trial is clearly a criminal trial because the constitutional grounds are criminal (high crimes and misdemeanors) and therefore due process provisions of the constitution apply including the right to process for obtaining witnesses.
Just the Northeast and Left Coast congress-critters having a hissy fit because the rest of the country didn’t elect “their” phoney-baloney candidate.
Would a VETO be considered “Obstruction of Congress?
Of course it would!
According to these Schiff ashhaoles, PDJTs public statements made in his own defense are “Obstruction.” Samne with PDJT claining privilege to the attemted testimony of Trump staff/ Eric holder claimed privilege for Obama dozens of times , but no one charged that Obama was doing obstrution.
One standard for a Dem President and another for PDJT.
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