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    Trumpís Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional

    Maybe we should get this out of the way first.

    Noah Feldman is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is a professor of law at Harvard University and was a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter.
    Now, let's adress the legality of the illegal president.

    Trump’s Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional

    When a president urges a foreign state to find evidence against his opponent, he violates this fairness. He takes advantage of his official power to manipulate the system — power his opponent lacks. This exploits the advantage of incumbency to undermine the possibility of a fair election.

    No quid pro quo is necessary for this abuse of power to take place. In fact, Trump’s public appeal to China to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden is just as much an abuse of power as the Ukraine quid pro quo is. It is the president using his office to gain an electoral advantage not available to his rivals.

    It follows that it’s no excuse to say the president is using a power granted by the Constitution. To the contrary: The abuse of power depends on possessing that power in the first place. To deploy presidential authority to gain partisan advantage is to abuse that authority.

    Obviously quid pro quo is a far cry from being nothingburger. It's something most Republicans will be hard pressed to justify, as long as their feet are held to the fire. Pelosi and Schiff need to fan the flames.
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    Re: Trumpís Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Maybe we should get this out of the way first.



    Now, let's adress the legality of the illegal president.

    Trump’s Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional




    Obviously quid pro quo is a far cry from being nothingburger. It's something most Republicans will be hard pressed to justify, as long as their feet are held to the fire. Pelosi and Schiff need to fan the flames.
    But, how does it violate The Constitution? Show us the article, section, clause, or amendment that's violated.
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    Re: Trumpís Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional

    Never gonna happen....
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    Re: Trumpís Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional

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    Re: Trumpís Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Maybe we should get this out of the way first.



    Now, let's adress the legality of the illegal president.

    Trump’s Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional




    Obviously quid pro quo is a far cry from being nothingburger. It's something most Republicans will be hard pressed to justify, as long as their feet are held to the fire. Pelosi and Schiff need to fan the flames.
    These opinions mean nothing. Kind of like this stupid petition that was signed with 1000 lawyers we heard about months ago. We told you it was worthless then, and its still worthless today.

    When the DOJ and FBI state there was no monetary value received and no crime was committed, all you have is more worthless opinions and still no attempt to gain support of the House through a vote. That tells everyone what they need to know. Just another fake outrage provided by more fake Democrats for a 3 year continued fake Impeachment.

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    Re: Trumpís Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, how does it violate The Constitution? Show us the article, section, clause, or amendment that's violated.
    Seriously? I'm not a constitutional scholar by any stretch of the imagination so at some point I have to believe someone who knows more than me on the subject.

    It appears it's in common agreement Trump asking for 'considerations' from other countries about one of his political opponents is frowned upon. Abuse of power I think I keep hearing it called.

    Do you really believe saying things like show me, prove it will have any bearing on the outcome of the impeachment inquiry?

    I guess what you are saying once again is all the folks who think it's wrong can just go take a long walk off a short plank. Prove it, show me, waa waa waa.
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    Re: Trumpís Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Maybe we should get this out of the way first.



    Now, let's adress the legality of the illegal president.

    Trump’s Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional




    Obviously quid pro quo is a far cry from being nothingburger. It's something most Republicans will be hard pressed to justify, as long as their feet are held to the fire. Pelosi and Schiff need to fan the flames.
    There was no quid pro quo so this thread is moot. Or, if you prefer - a nothingburger.
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    Re: Trumpís Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    There was no quid pro quo so this thread is moot. Or, if you prefer - a nothingburger.
    There is a title for that: another Calamity thread.

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    Re: Trumpís Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    There was no quid pro quo so this thread is moot. Or, if you prefer - a nothingburger.
    Not according to Trump's White House Chief of Staff.

    Mulvaney brashly admits quid pro quo over Ukraine aid

    Maybe the Trumpies should get their stories straight.
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    Re: Trumpís Quid Pro Quo Is Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, how does it violate The Constitution? Show us the article, section, clause, or amendment that's violated.
    Ask the law professor.
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