Donald Trump should be Impeached


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Donald John Trump the 45th President of the United States of America should be impeached.

The US constitution states a president “shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanours”

Treason:  the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.

Bribery: the giving or offering of a bribe.

Misdemeanors: a minor wrongdoing.

On Friday, December 13th 2019  The House Judiciary Committee approved the articles of impeachment against President Trump, setting the stage for a vote over whether he should be only the third president in American history charged with high crimes and misdemeanors.

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The first article charges him with abuse of power for pressuring Ukraine to assist him in his re-election campaign by damaging Democratic rivals.

President Trump told Urkraine President Zelensky that U.S. support for his country has not always been “reciprocal,” and then asked Zelensky for a “favor”: to work with Trump’s personal attorney, as well as the U.S. Attorney General, to investigate Trump’s potential 2020 rival, Joe Biden.

 Title of Nobility Clause  Article I, Section 9, of the United States Constitution 

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Quick Note : 2015-2016 When candidate Trump asked for assistance from the Russians to get Hillary’s Clinton E-mail’s, he was a private citizen

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The second article charges him with obstruction of Congress for blocking testimony and refusing to provide documents in response to House subpoenas in the impeachment inquiry.

The article accuses Trump of directing “the unprecedented, categorical and indiscriminate defiance of subpoenas.” It lists four federal agencies and nine administration officials, including acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, for following Trump’s lead.

 In a series of letters, he told congressional committees the president and his aides would not comply with what he called a “partisan inquiry.”

“In the history of the republic,” it reads, “no president has ever ordered the complete defiance of an impeachment inquiry or sought to obstruct and impede so comprehensively the ability of the House of Representatives to investigate ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.'”

The Trump administration said that the executive branch would refuse to comply with congressional requests for documents or testimony by asserting executive privilege. 

Executive privilege is the right of the president of the United States and other members of the executive branch to maintain confidential communications under certain circumstances within the executive branch and to resist some subpoenas and other oversight by the legislative  and judicial branches of government in pursuit of particular information or personnel relating to those confidential communications. The right comes into effect when revealing information would impair governmental functions. Neither executive privilege nor the oversight power of  Congress is explicitly mentioned in the United States Constitution   However, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that executive privilege and congressional oversight each are a consequence of the doctrine of the separation of powers, derived from the supremacy of each branch in its own area of Constitutional activity.

History

Contempt of Congress was Article III of President Richard Nixon’s impeachment. He was accused of failing “without lawful cause or excuse to produce papers and things as directed by duly authorized subpoenas.”

That article passed the House Judiciary Committee 21-17, making it the most narrowly approved of three articles of impeachment that ultimately led to Nixon’s 1974 resignation.

“No other president has ever stonewalled Congress entirely when it comes to impeachment,”

President Trump has lost in court. Federal District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson rejected claims of absolute immunity and ruled that former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify before Congress.

“Presidents are not kings,” Jackson wrote. “This means they do not have subjects, bound by loyalty or blood, whose destiny they are entitled to control.”

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