Posts Tagged ‘High Crimes’

The War Crimes President

2020/01/13

(NewYork Intelligencer) – Andrew Sullivan:

We now operate in a political system in which one deranged man can take an entire country to war in a fit of pique, the legislative branch has been sidelined, and none among the toadies in the president’s own party will stand up to him. We live in one in which regular constitutional processes — like an impeachment and congressional approval for a war — are treated by the strongman with contempt. We have two remedies: a War Powers Resolution to rein Trump in on Iran, and conviction in the Senate impeachment trial for rank abuse of power. And the president’s cult of a party may well deny us both. …

nymag war-crimes-presidentThe Report, 2019 film

Wikipedia: Republic (Plato)

Impeachment Reasons A-Z

2019/12/20

(The Intercept) – Mehdi Hasan:

Donald Trump became the third president of the United States to be impeached.

I couldn’t help but be disappointed that there were only two articles of impeachment passed against the president. Two? That’s it? Why were other Trumpian offenses not included?…

theintercept a-z-trump-impeachmentVoting on House Resolution 755: Impeachment of Donald Trump

Trump’s Actual Crimes

2019/10/10

(The Intercept::Impeachment) – Ryan Grim:

A variety of felony criminal statutes plainly implicate Trump’s behavior, and come with lengthy prison sentences — the types of sentences doled out for high crimes, to say nothing of misdemeanors. Indeed, many of them are straightforward. Altogether, if the impeachment inquiry is limited simply to Trump’s pressure on Ukraine, the charges could amount to more than 10 years in prison. …

theintercept 2019/10/10 trump-crimes

Donald Trump behind prism bars

The Whistle-Blower Complaint

2019/09/28

(NYTimes) – Here is the complaint filed by an intelligence officer about President Trump’s interactions with the leader of Ukraine. It was released with a letter from the inspector general of the intelligence community. …

nytimes 2019/09/26 complaint

CIA complaint 2019-08-12

Revenge of the Intelligence Nerds

2019/09/28

(Atlantic Politics) – Mike Giglio:

Trump has long worried that America’s intelligence professionals would try to undermine him from the shadows. All they had to do was play by the rules. …

theatlantic 2019/09 complaint

Donald Trump in shadows

Racism Is an Impeachable Offense

2019/07/20

(The Intercept) – Shaun King:

Donald Trump has a rich, varied history of racism, bigotry, and discrimination going back to at least 1973, when the Justice Department filed a racial bias suit against him for mistreating Black applicants and tenants all over New York. At the time, it was one of the largest lawsuits of its kind. That was 46 years ago. Since then, the list of offenses has piled up. In a better time, his racist behavior would have prevented him from ever being elected, but here we are. He’s president and now he’s openly carrying that bigotry right into the Oval Office. Not only do I think he is violating his oath of office — I think his open, flagrant bigotry is an impeachable offense. …

theintercept 2019/07/19 impeachment

Donald Trump on 2019-07-16 with photo of Rep. Ilhan Omar