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originally posted by: carewemust
December 9, 2018
There is a lot of chatter from Democrats this weekend about filing articles of Impeachment against President Trump when they take control of the U.S. House of Congress next month.
When House Republicans filed articles of impeachment against Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein this past July, they had solid reasons for doing so.
The articles, filed late Wednesday by Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) — two top allies of President Donald Trump — blast Rosenstein for what they allege was a failure to respond to congressional document demands.
Rosenstein was not providing all the documents requested by Congressional investigative committees, even though Congress has oversight authority of the Department of Justice.
A majority of the committees filing the impeachment articles approved them, and forwarded them to the full House for a vote. House speaker Paul Ryan said there were not enough "Yes" vote to approve Rosenstein's impeachment, before forwarding them to the U.S. Senate for a vote, so he cancelled the effort.
Democratsare saying they will make Impeaching President Trump their top priority next month.
This morning, Congressman Adam Schiff even went so far as to say President Trump has a good possibility of "seeing jail time", due to the laws he has broken.
Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said earlier today (on CNN) that he's looking at changing "Statute of Limitation" laws, in order to cast a wider net for investigating Donald Trump's past potential criminal activities...like Business Deals, IRS filings, Beauty Pageant Shenanigans, etc..
WHEN House Democrats start filing Articles of Impeachment against our duly elected President, they have to state WHY they want him impeached. The legal reason can't be, "Orange Man Bad!"
What crime will they use? The Special Counsel has been looking for a crime for almost 18 months now...casting a very wide net. Yet his Witch-Hunt still has not uncovered any offenses that would rise to the level of Impeaching the President of the United States.
What do you think ATS? Even if House Democrats find, or invent, a crime committed by private citizen or President Trump, it has to be serious enough for the Republican-led Senate to approve.
On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” incoming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) called for the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) to reevaluate its opinion that a sitting president can’t be indicted “under circumstances in which the failure to do so may mean that person escapes justice.”
“I don’t think that the Justice Department ought to take the position — and it’s certainly not one that would be required in any way by the Constitution — that a president, merely by being in office, can be above the law, can escape the enforcement of the law, by essentially waiting out the law, by waiting out the statute of limitations.
So, there ought to be a mechanism to make sure that that is not the case, whether that means revisiting the OLC opinion that — and allowing the indictment of a sitting president and staying the prosecution, or allowing both the indictment and prosecution.”