Skip to comments.President Richard Nixon, 2nd Article of Impeachment, Abuse of the IRS (sounds very familiar)
Posted on 04/01/2014 12:46:12 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus
Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposed of these agencies.
This conduct has included one or more of the following:
He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.
He misused the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service, and other executive personnel, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens, by directing or authorizing such agencies or personnel to conduct or continue electronic surveillance or other investigations for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; he did direct, authorize, or permit the use of information obtained thereby for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; and he did direct the concealment of certain records made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of electronic surveillance.
He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens, authorized and permitted to be maintained a secret investigative unit within the office of the President, financed in part with money derived from campaign contributions, which unlawfully utilized the resources of the Central Intelligence Agency, engaged in covert and unlawful activities, and attempted to prejudice the constitutional right of an accused to a fair trial.
He has failed to take care that the laws were faithfully executed by failing to act when he knew or had reason to know that his close subordinates endeavoured to impede and frustrate lawful inquiries by duly constituted executive, judicial and legislative entities concerning the unlawful entry into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, and the cover-up thereof, and concerning other unlawful activities including those relating to the confirmation of Richard Kleindienst as Attorney General of the United States, the electronic surveillance of private citizens, the break-in into the offices of Dr. Lewis Fielding, and the campaign financing practices of the Committee to Re-elect the President.
In disregard of the rule of law, he knowingly misused the executive power by interfering with agencies of the executive branch, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Criminal Division, and the Office of Watergate Special Prosecution Force, of the Department of Justice, and the Central Intelligence Agency, in violation of his duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
In all of this, Richard M. Nixon has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
Wherefore Richard M. Nixon, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.
Adopted 28-10 by the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives.
A curio from a time when people actually gave a damn.
Nixon recorded himself. Obama’s recording all of us.
You mean the articles of impeachment that then congressional aide Hilary Rodham helped write?..................
Here is the Dhimmicrat response, according to their logic:
Nixon was never tried and convicted in the impeachment proceedings. Having never answered the charges to and by the people, we was found “untried”. His actions, thereby set an unimpeachable precedent for all incoming POTUS to follow.
Since we do not have a legal decision that specifically says the POTUS cannot do these things and are a violation of oath and office, Obamugabe can go and do likewise until proper jurispridence is exacted.
In sum, had Nixon not resigned and subsequently been found guilty of these alleged violations, then Obamugabe would not have engaged in similar acts; in corollary, Obumagabe can engage in the same activities until such time he is impeached and found guilty of the same.
It will come to Congress to meet-out justice as they desire.
I would say:
And everyone in between.
NO HITLERY IN 2016!!!!
The Left engaged in a partisan witchhunt to deny conservatives a say in 2 elections and the media and historians are silent.
Hillary knows all about this - if she had a shred of honor she’d be screaming like a fish wife for Obama to be prosecuted just like Nixon. As I recall she even thought Nixon shouldn’t have the right to a defense.
No, actually their response is that there was no abuse, that they didn’t release Romney’s files and there wasn’t a “smidgen of corruption” in the review of Tea Party 501(c) applications.
The mainstream media is letting this grotesque abuse pass, because they agree with it.
Katherine Englebrecht was the victim of an ugly coordinated attack by the law enforcement arm of the federal government for running “True the Vote”, a grass roots organization that taught other organizations how to fight voter fraud. The Democratic Party declared her an enemy of the state and sent the FBI, IRS, ATF, OSHA and the EPA after this woman. It is amazing that the media is so in the tank for Oba-ba that they do not even mention Ms Englebrecht, nor this horrendous abuse of governmental power, and if Bush had done this, the media would have been immolating themselves on the steps of the Capitol!
Looks like the faces both have undergone a Photoshop smoothing filter. No way they look like that in real life.
“A curio from a time when people actually gave a damn.”
How true. In the immortal words of Hillary Rodham, “What difference at this point does it make.”
Especially ironic since she was fired from the Judiciary committee for gross moral turpitude issues.
The first article of impeachment was that he lied to the american public. He commits that high crime every time he opens his mouth. I’d take Nixon any day over the kenyan son of a pig f’n dog.
Thee was insufficient evidence of this charge against Nixon according to Jerome Zeifman, the prosecutor the demholes hired to go after Nixon. I believe it was omitted from the final articles voted out of committee.
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