Democratic Congressman Al Green from the great state of Texas took it upon himself to bring forth articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday morning.
Several Democrats had already previously listed many charges against Trump.
They include obstruction of justice, a violation of the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, a violation of the Constitution’s domestic emoluments clause, undermining the federal judiciary process and undermining the press.
But none of these accusations have any basis in kind of reality. Al Green described President Donald Trump as racist and a bigot, which he said is further proof of the divisiveness of the Trump White House. The lawmakers voted to postpone the impeachment effort for up to two legislative days, as the debate to avert a government shutdown rages in the Senate.
According to our source, Freedom Daily, the Constitution states that a president can be impeached if convicted of “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” Those who call on Trump’s impeachment would need to show something he has done that falls into one of these categories, which requires more evidence.
McCarthy is moving to delay the vote. Green requests a recorded vote. SPOILER ALERT: @realDonaldTrump will not be impeached today
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 19, 2018
While treason and bribery are defined by the Constitution and the federal law, “high crimes and misdemeanors” is a less specific charge. Gerhardt said the framers intended it to refer to “political crimes, including abuses of power and other offenses against the United States. “They don’t have to be technically criminal things — things for which someone could go to prison — but they do have to reach a certain level of seriousness,” he said.
Some of Trump’s critics have argued that his business dealings are in violation of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, which prohibits the President from accepting gifts from foreign leaders or governments. Others, like Waters, have argued that the ties between Russia and Trump’s team are a sign of wrongdoing.
Christopher Peterson, law professor at the University of Utah, maintains that the Trump University lawsuits provide grounds for impeachment and he thinks that there is already a fairly solid case to be made.
Only two presidents in the U.S. history have been impeached: Clinton in 1998 on charges of lying under oath to a federal grand jury and Andrew Johnson in 1868 on charges of violating the Tenure of Office Act by firing the Secretary of War.
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