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    Re: Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    Trump is not the last US president. A Democrat will almost certainly be in the White House in either 2020 or 2024.

    Don't expect the Democrats to play by a different set of rules indefinitely. If Trump wins in 2020 then *THIS* is the new norm. The next Democratic administration will be equally corrupt because without consequences, all of the incentives will be on the side of corruption. How will you stop them from doing the same thing? When a democrat is actively engaged in election fraud you're going to have to be fine with doing nothing, watching an election with widespread cheating, and then stewing over the inevitable result when your side loses. The only people who think that's a good plan are New England Patriots fans.
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    Re: Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Obscurity View Post
    Imagine a future president, like Bernie Sanders, hitching congressional apportioned funding to investigations into Ted Cruz, Sean Hannity, and anyone else he disagrees with.
    1) Imagine if Ted Cruz was corruptly taking $50,000 a month and laundering it through his son?
    2) Trump didn't hitch anything really since his only charge was to delivery the money by a date certain, which he did. Most likely he was bluffing in order to expose one of the Biden Mafia's operations and do the nation a great service.
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    Re: Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    They will vote on this in Judiciary later this week, before it's potentially brought to a full House vote.

    Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump - CNNPolitics

    I thought Schiff's speech was well done and compelling at the end. Of course, I believe part of the country figures this is all true...but as long as Trump also gives them something in the deal, it's OK.
    Open wonder if the Democrats are trying to smear Joe Biden. Nobody would have ever known about Hunter Biden and his dealings in Ukraine if it hadn't been for the Democrats. So it makes me wonder if there is an ulterior motive here are they trying to get Elizabeth Warren shuffled to the front?

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    Re: Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Athanasius68 View Post
    They are about this dispute-- Congress wants certain documents; the president doesn't want to give them, Congress says impeach.
    So yes, it is about making every dispute impeachable.
    Congress wants the president to cooperate with its investigation. Those are parts of both of their jobs.

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    Re: Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    You don't know what you are talking about.

    First: A Congressional subpoena is entirely optional. The Congress has no legal authority to enforce a subpoena. If the Congress refuses to seek enforcement through the court then the person who received the subpoena is under no legal obligation to appear.

    Second: Executive Privilege is in fact a thing, and the President can claim executive privilege when subpoenaed. If the needs of Congress exceed the President's executive privilege then the court would decide that, not congress.

    As I have said from the moment they announced these idiotic articles: The Democrats in issuing these articles have done more to exceed their authority than the supposed offense by Trump. They literally denied Trump the opportunity to defend his executive privilege in court and then are attempting to impeach him as if they had won a court case... which they haven't. They have done everything they can to ensure as little opposing argumnet can be made, and refuse allowing the impartial court to decide.
    Yes, the speed of that claim is puzzling. The president and some staff members have contested the requests in court, and those legal challenges haven't been resolved. The cases are still in progress - the administration hasn't actually refused anything yet. Trump is essentially being impeached for challenging the validity of the subpoenas.

    It's interesting to compare this to the last administration, which consistently slow walked information to congress.

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    Re: Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Turley, the Republican's pick for defending POTUS, disagrees with the impeachment? Say it isn't so.
    Clinton was already investigated by Republican partisans for 4 years and impeached for a BJ...but you're sensitive to the madness that will follow when Trump is impeached for abuse of power?

    Turley is a ****ing idiot. That you can't post in your own words, is unfortunate.
    This is not about Clinton... In fact Turley voted for her hubby and Obama and the queen herself......
    Turley wiped the floor with the other partisan idiots the democrats called. Another bad day for the democrats!
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    Re: Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Athanasius68 View Post
    He is about the 45th.
    Wrong.

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    Re: Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by James972 View Post
    well not really; if they impeach for something other than treason bribery etc it is clearly unconstitutional.
    Well, I don't know that it is unconstitutional, "high crimes and misdemeanors" has never really been challenged in court because all previous impeachments have been connected to obvious crimes.

    That being said, it would be in the nation's best interest if we had adults running the House who adhered to the commonly understood bar set for impeachable offenses. We clearly don't currently have such leadership in the House.
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    Re: Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Nalu View Post
    That's a huge red flag. Trump isn't being charged for obstructing Democrats. He's being charged with obstructing Congress. So think about what you're saying. Imagine that Republicans control the House, Trump is found to have placed a bomb in the subway system, and that Republicans decide it's time to impeach him. Trump orders the executive branch to put Congress on block and not cooperate with the Republican investigation into the bombing. You're ok with that? Now imagine that Joe Biden becomes president and Republicans take the House. They decide to investigate Hunter Biden or whatever CT is convenient. Biden says nope and tells the executive branch the same thing. You're ok with that too?

    I stopped reading after you asked me to imagine Trump placed a bomb in the subway system.




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    Re: Democrats introduce two articles of impeachment against Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Athanasius68 View Post
    Well, yes. The president can do that.
    Its called separation of powers.
    Its probably not the wisest move (and judging from the agreement made on free trade today, its fair to say Trump is not ignoring Congress).
    Separation of powers is what gives Congress its oversight functions. If there are enough people like you in this country that see no problem with Trump doing what you just explicitely condoned, then we don't deserve a democracy anyway.

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