Timothy Benton | Oct 18, 2018 | 1
Impeachment Proceedings Against Trump Filed???
Looking at different online sites you hear that impeachment proceedings against Trump has been filed. NBC ran the article Five articles of impeachment against Trump introduced by House Democrats, Cheat Sheet has The Stunning News of Trump’s Impeachment and How It Will Actually Play Out and AOL has Democrats roll out 5 new articles of impeachment against Trump, hearing from these sites you would think that a session has been called to start proceedings.
But the question has to ask, on what? Can you impeach a president because you don’t like him, or is there a need for violation of the law?
Turns out Reps. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Al Green (D-TX) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), these five congressmen in a typical moment of grandstanding decided they were going to file these articles, even though they will be rejected by the leadership, they say the same thing.
Basically what they pressed for the reasons ignores the fact that the president has the legal authority to hire or fire the FBI director at will, further information has come out, which could have been known in the white house of information passed illegally to the press by James Comey, could have pressed forward without a explanation.
The second reason they gave was the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, the problem with this is the president is exempt from this, also, no place does it say that if his children are involved with a family business they have to step away.
The collusion charges are baseless, basically, there is nothing to date that shows this.
There is no place in the constitution that says the president can’t expose a press that is lying, there is simply nothing to this claim.
Last, undermining the federal judiciary, I would beg this is where they are furthest off base, if anything you had activist judges that have tried in every step of the way to block Trumps constitutional right as president. Maybe these representatives should stop their grandstanding and take a look at the Justices.
So what goes on from here?
So what does this do? In short, nothing, but sometimes perception is more important than fact, these five then can go to their home districts and say, “See, I put forwards the letters of impeachment!”
So will anything come about out of this? Of course not, it is nothing but grandstanding, don’t worry.
On a side note, I will be exploring next week what would happen if they did go forward with impeachment, the ramifications, possible civil unrest and the outright loss of trust in our election process if they do so without any crimes being shown.