February 17, 2017 (Friday, all fucking day)
Oy. The presser. Draft the articles of impeachment, ASAP, Gilligan. I’ll go over them when you’re done.
Proposed Articles of Impeachment (as drafted by Kimberly Townsend Palmer)
RESOLVED, that Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, is hereby impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and the following articles of impeachment are to be exhibited to the Senate:
ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT EXHIBITED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN THE NAME OF ITSELF AND OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST DONALD J. TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT OF HIS IMPEACHMENT AGAINST HIM FOR HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS.
Donald J. Trump, in his conduct of the office of President of the United States, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has committed treason and prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, in that:
Donald J. Trump, personally and through his close subordinates and agents, has committed treason by maintaining covert and unlawful contact with agents of Russia.
Donald J. Trump, personally and through his close subordinates and agents, has committed treason by providing covert and unlawful aid and comfort to agents of Russia.
Donald J. Trump, personally and through his close subordinates and agents, has committed treason by receiving covert and unlawful aid and comfort from agents of Russia.
Subsequent thereto, Donald J. Trump, using the powers of his high office, has engaged personally and through his close subordinates and agents, in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation of his treasonous acts; to cover up, conceal and protect his treasonous acts and the acts of his close subordinates and agents; and to conceal the existence and scope of his other covert and unlawful activities.
The means being used to implement Donald J. Trump’s treason include one or more of the following:
1 making false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States;
2 withholding relevant and material evidence or information from lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States;
3 approving, condoning, acquiescing in, and counseling witnesses with respect to the giving of false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employees of the United States and false or misleading testimony in duly instituted judicial and congressional proceedings;
4 interfering or endeavoring to interfere with the conduct of investigations by the Department of Justice of the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States, the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States, the National Security Council of the United States, the Department of Homeland Security of the United States, and Congressional Committees of the United States;
5 approving, condoning, and acquiescing in, the surreptitious payment of substantial sums of money for the purpose of obtaining the silence or influencing the testimony of witnesses, potential witnesses or individuals who participated in such traitorous acts;
6 making or causing to be made false or misleading public statements for the purpose of deceiving the people of the United States into believing that he had no involvement in such traitorous acts: or
7 endeavoring to cause prospective defendants, or individuals duly tried and convicted, to expect favored treatment and consideration in return for their silence or false testimony, or rewarding individuals for their silence or false testimony.
In all of this, Donald J. Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
Wherefore, Donald J. Trump, by his conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.
6 responses to “Proposed Articles of Impeachment of Donald J. Trump for Treason”
I believe that if the opposition had proof of Trump acting on all these accusations, they would go forward with impeachment. And, the thought that so much energy entered into bringing Trump down and not offering positive affirmation to making our country a better place to live, not the best for the citizens of the United States. I have to say that I agree to disagree with this action against our countries President. God bless America and the people who legally live within her boundaries.
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This has great personal resonance for me. I am the daughter of immigrants who came to this country from Eastern Europe following WWII. They had lost everything in the war. Everything. And came close many times to losing their lives. But America offered them a second chance.
During my childhood, we regularly sent “care” packages to relatives behind the Iron Curtain at the holidays. Lipton’s chicken soup was a favorite. Condensed, it was light, and less costly to ship than canned soup.
Packages always had to include a bribe, if they were to reach their destination. We would get a letter back from the relatives confirming that a given package had been received.
One year, the children on the receiving end of our packages added a note thanking us for the chicken soup. Even at the age of 8 or 9, I knew there had to be something wrong with a system that made thanks for chicken soup necessary from children.
First generation, I grew up to become a lawyer. My sister became a banker.
I would pay a great deal for that ticket. But you should add to the indictment a charge of perverting the truth. That is what I find truly terrifying.
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This is sick & disgusting – extremely offensive!
I would love to see this happen.
My family all the time say that I am wasting my time here at net, except I know I am getting know-how every day by reading this pleasant content.
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