• How to impeach a president
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    How to impeach a president

    When America’s founding fathers were debating how to set up a brand-new government, they ran into a problem: What should happen if a president, in Benjamin Franklin’s words, has “rendered himself obnoxious?” Most countries didn’t have elected leaders. Or ways to get rid of them, if necessary. So Franklin and the framers turned to a provision of British common law known as impeachment: Trial, conviction, punishment. In Great Britain, impeachment could be brought against anybody, any citizen. And it also could result in any punishment, including death. Michael Gerhardt is a constitutional law professor who literally wrote the book in impeachment. So they put impeachment in the constitution and then…

  • Constitution? Trump Admin IGNORING 8 Impeachment Subpoenas
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    Constitution? Trump Admin IGNORING 8 Impeachment Subpoenas

    Let’s talk about the rule of law and having a civilized country with processes that are adhered to in line with the framework of our country that includes coequal branches of government and distribution of powers. The Trump administration has already ignored. They are past due on eight impeachment subpoenas. Now, there are far more than eight impeachment inquiry related subpoenas that have been issued. The due dates on some of those have not yet passed. It’s October 22nd however, and I’ve been talking about this, what good is a constitution? What good is the law? What good is a constitutionally enshrined impeachment process? If the Trump administration can simply…

  • Crazed, Desperate Trump Calls Constitution “Phony”
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    Crazed, Desperate Trump Calls Constitution “Phony”

    All right. We have gotten to the point where the president of the United States in what is obviously a desperate and crazed sort of last ditch effort to try to make the case that he’s not obviously violating the emoluments clause of the constitution is now calling the emoluments clause to the constitution in and of itself phony. That’s his word, not mine. Now, as you may know, Donald Trump has endlessly been clearly violating the emoluments clause. I will redefine what that clause is for you momentarily. Just so we’re all on the same page. Uh, the strategy from Trumpists has been first to deny that he’s violating…

  • Trump Openly Taunts Constitution By Hosting G7 Summit At His Business
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    Trump Openly Taunts Constitution By Hosting G7 Summit At His Business

    So Trump’s chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, made a lot of, uh, announcements yesterday, some more illegal than others, but one of the announcements he made that really kind of set everybody off, not just admitting to the quid pro quo, was the fact that next year’s G seven summit is going to be held at Trump national Doral in Miami. So Donald Trump made good on his threat earlier this summer to hold the next G seven summit at one of his failing properties here in the United States. This is a violation of the emoluments clause if we’ve ever seen one. And that’s exactly what the president is…

  • Impeachment is broken. Impeach Trump, anyway.
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    Impeachment is broken. Impeach Trump, anyway.

    In 1788, three founding fathers made the case for the US constitution in a series of essays called “The Federalist Papers”. And if you want to understand why impeachment is broken today, it’s worth starting there. With what they thought it would look like if it worked. In Federalist 65, Alexander Hamilton makes the case for the way the Framers designed the impeachment power. The House brings impeachment, but it’s the Senate that decides whether to convict and remove. Not the Supreme Court, or some other independent tribunal. A bunch of politicians. Why? Why give them that power? Here’s the argument Hamilton makes: Impeachment, he says, poses a special problem.…

  • Trump Declares Himself Above the Constitution: A Closer Look
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    Trump Declares Himself Above the Constitution: A Closer Look

    -The White House is now threatening to obstruct the impeachment inquiry and refusing to cooperate with subpoenas. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” ♪♪ As a candidate for president, Trump echoed years of empty Republican rhetoric about the sanctity of our Constitution and claimed that he wanted to restore the values enshrined by the founding fathers, although, as always, it was clear that he had no idea what he was talking about. -It’s all about the Constitution of — of — And — And so important. The Constitution the way it was meant to be. The mainstream media wants to surrender our Constitution. I feel very…

  • Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg: Ukraine Plot Shows Trump Now A ‘Domestic Enemy Of The Constitution’
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    Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg: Ukraine Plot Shows Trump Now A ‘Domestic Enemy Of The Constitution’

    >>>LET’S TAKE A STEP BACK AND>>>LET’S TAKE A STEP BACK AND ACTUALLY CONSIDER ONE THING MOST ACTUALLY CONSIDER ONE THING MOST PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON AGREE ON PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON AGREE ON RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. DONALD TRUMP’S CLOSER TO DONALD TRUMP’S CLOSER TO IMPEACHMENT TONIGHT THAN HE WAS IMPEACHMENT TONIGHT THAN HE WAS LAST MONTH OR LAST YEAR OR LAST MONTH OR LAST YEAR OR REALLY ANY OTHER TIME. REALLY ANY OTHER TIME. WE KNOW THAT FROM THE WHIP WE KNOW THAT FROM THE WHIP COUNT. COUNT. HERE’S ANOTHER THING THAT MOST HERE’S ANOTHER THING THAT MOST PEOPLE AGREE ON. PEOPLE AGREE ON. IT’S NOT BECAUSE OF BOB MUELLER IT’S…