Trump’s 10 Impeachable Offenses: A Response

Here are the famous 10 impeachable offenses. But I think they are all quite a joke and have no validity. My rebuttal is in bold red. And I’m sure there could be much more said. I didn’t comment on every point, but it seems that whoever wrote this worked really hard at finding offenses. Most of this is just someones opinion, nothing you can prove. It sounds like they got most of it from media sources (not reliable sources).

Source taken From: Need to Impeach

  1. Obstructing Justice
  • The trail of evidence starts with Trump’s attempt to get Comey to drop an investigation into National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn. I don’t think he attempted with any force; he just suggested it.
  • When he refused, Trump fired James Comey, the FBI director responsible for overseeing the investigation into Trump’s relationship with Russia during the 2016 election. There was many reasons why Comey was fired. He was just bad at his job. And he did many things wrong! He should have fired him long before he did.
  • Trump made two more attempts at stopping the investigation by trying (unsuccessfully) to fire Robert Mueller, Comey’s predecessor. He could have fired Mueller, but he didn’t.
  1. Profiting from the Presidency
  • The Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause prohibits the president from accepting personal benefits from any foreign government or official.
  • Trump has retained his ownership interests in his family business while he is in office.
  • Thus, every time a foreign official stays at a Trump hotel, or a foreign government approves a new Trump Organization project, or grants a trademark, Trump is in violation of the Constitution.
    • For example: shortly after he was sworn into office, the Chinese government
      gave preliminary approval to 38 trademarks of Trump’s name. Then, in June, China approved nine Donald Trump trademarks they had previously rejected.
  • And every time he goes to golf at a Trump property, he funnels taxpayer money into his family business—violating the Domestic Emoluments Clause. This is being very picky. He doesn’t even get a pay check.
  1. Collusion
  • In the middle of the 2016 election, Trump’s son was invited to meet with a Russian national regarding “information that would incriminate Hillary and…would be very useful to” Donald Trump. So what. There was nothing wrong with that meeting.
  • The Russian, Natalia Veselnitskaya, had ties to high-ranking Kremlin officials.
  • Trump Jr. took the meeting. He said, “I love it,” when told Veselnitskaya may have had dirt on Clinton. Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner also attended. There was nothing wrong with getting dirt on an opponent.
  • Federal law prohibits campaigns from soliciting anything of value from a foreign national.
  • After journalists broke this story, Trump personally dictated a public statement on behalf of his son that lied about the intended purpose of the meeting. How do you know he lied? You have no proof.
  • This relationship between the Trump team and the Russian national raises questions of whether the campaign aided a hostile foreign power’s active operation against the United States. There was no relationship between the Trump team and  Russia.
  1. Advocating Political & Police Violence
  • When Trump gave cover to the neo-Nazis who rioted in Charlottesville and murdered a protester, he violated his obligation to protect the citizenry against domestic violence.
  • When Trump encouraged police officers to rough up people they have under arrest, he violated his obligation to oversee faithful execution of the laws.
  • When Trump shared anti-Muslim content on Twitter, he violated his obligation to uphold equal protection of the laws.
  • This represents a pattern of disregard for some of the president’s basic responsibilities as defined by the Constitution. This is a bunch of lies. He was never advocating violence.
  1. Abuse of Power
  • President Trump’s decision to pardon Joe Arpaio amounted to an abuse of the pardon power that revealed his indifference to individual rights and equal protections.
  • Joe Arpaio was convicted for contempt of court after ignoring a court order that he stop detaining and searching people based on the color of their skin, which constitutes a violation of their rights. Trump has the right to pardon anyone.
  • Pardoning this conviction goes against the Fifth Amendment, which allows the judiciary to issue and enforce injunctions against government officials who flout individual rights.
  1. Engaging in Reckless Conduct
  • High-ranking administration officials involved in foreign affairs have signaled that Trump does not have the capacity to make informed decisions in the event of a military crisis. It depends on who you ask. Others have disagreed and think that he does make good decisions.
  • Even worse, his actions could spark a needless confrontation stemming from misunderstanding or miscalculation. Just someone’s opinion.
  • We see this in full effect every time Trump tweets or makes a public statement taunting and threatening the North Korean regime. Nothing wrong with taunting and threatening North Korea. So far it has worked.
  • The president may be the “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States,” but that does not give him the right to behave in reckless or wanton ways that put millions of lives at risk. Again, this is just an opinion. Some would say that he is not reckless.
  • If he is unfit to perform his duties as Commander in Chief, he cannot be allowed to remain in the position. He is not unfit! He is very fit.
  1. Persecuting Political Opponents
  • President Trump has repeatedly pressured the Department of Justice and the FBI to investigate and prosecute political adversaries like Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is more than a political adversary. She is guilty of huge crimes.
  • This is not based in concerns with national security, law enforcement, or any other function of his office—it is an attempted power play, plain and simple. It is a concern of national security—the way she handled classified documents.
  • There’s no question that this constitutes an outrageous and inappropriate abuse of executive branch powers and serves as clear grounds for impeachment. Untrue, untrue.
  1. Attacking the Free Press
  • President Trump has repeatedly attacked the concept of an independent press.
  • He’s called critical coverage “fake news” and journalists “the enemy of the American people,” made threats to change libel laws and revoke licenses, and his battles with CNN led him to try to interfere in the AT&T/Time Warner merger.
  • This demonstrates his unwillingness to respect and uphold the Constitution, and disdain for the crucial foundations to our free society. The press isn’t operated as the press. They are just an extension of the Democrat party. Most of what they say is untrue. Trump is just calling them out for lying. He is not attacking them, he is just confronting them.
  1. Violating Immigrants’ Right to Due Process
  • Enforcing its new “zero tolerance” policy, the Trump administration separated as many as 3,000 immigrant childrenfrom their parents at the southern border. This policy was meant to deter families from attempting to cross the border.
  • The children and their families have been held in internment camps and cages with what lawyers call “inhumane conditions”
  • Due to negligence, the Trump administration has no plan to reunite all children with their families, even deporting some parents while their children remain detained. I think this administration (ICE) is doing a good job considering how many people are coming in. Congress is to blame for most of what is going on because they won’t approve of money needed for the border.
  1. Violating Campaign Finance Laws
  • Donald Trump knew disclosure of his extramarital affairs with Stephanie Clifford(A.K.A. Stormy Daniels) and Karen McDougal could hurt his chances at winning the 2016 election.
  • At the direction of Trump, Michael Cohen and American Media, Inc. (AMI), the publisher of the National Enquirerbought the rights to the women’s stories and forced them to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements to prevent them from going public.
  • Cohen admitted to making illegal, hush-money paymentsto hide Trump’s affairs in the fall of 2016, just weeks before the election.
  • Federal prosecutors, and Trump’s co-conspirators Cohenand AMI, all say that Cohen made the payments at Trump’s direction, “in concert with the campaign,” and with the intention of helping Trump win.
  • Trump is unindicted co-conspiratorbecause he directed Cohen to “cause an unlawful corporate contribution” and an “excessive campaign contribution” by paying the two women hush money with the intent to influence the election.

 

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3 Responses to Trump’s 10 Impeachable Offenses: A Response

  1. Reblogged this on Prayer A to Z and commented:

    Please pray over this and pray that people will see the weakness in these charges. And much of it is false accusations (lies) and mere opinions.

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  2. jamesjsjohnson says:

    Bingo! Evil always hates those who fight evil. May God bless America with revival– but a basic respect for the rule of law is needed for that. Folks don’t appreciate grace till they respect law. (Law leads us to recognize the value of grace.)

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