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KingCharlemagne

(7,908 posts)
Mon Mar 6, 2017, 11:56 AM Mar 2017

Articles of Impeachment: Right now, there is evidence for

Abuse of Power (this Saturday's tweets) and the broad outlines of Obstruction of Justice (various administration efforts to squelch or guide the FBI investigation).

Any others?

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Articles of Impeachment: Right now, there is evidence for (Original Post) KingCharlemagne Mar 2017 OP
Conflicts of interest (foreign investments) SHRED Mar 2017 #1
and there is absolutely no indications that the republicans will do it still_one Mar 2017 #2
Emoluments clause, profiting from public office ffr Mar 2017 #3
Emoluments: China essentially bribed him. DetlefK Mar 2017 #4
Yeah, I think this would make a solid third article (because KingCharlemagne Mar 2017 #8
Does mental instability count? world wide wally Mar 2017 #5
Hmm. Well, technically, impeachment as a constitutional KingCharlemagne Mar 2017 #6
You don't need no "high crimes and misdemeanors" for impeachment Brother Buzz Mar 2017 #10
A willing congress is essential. (n/t) Iggo Mar 2017 #7
Yeah, that is certainly true. Right now, this is purely KingCharlemagne Mar 2017 #9
That's not going to happen at this time. MineralMan Mar 2017 #11
LOL. Well, thanks for the kick :) - nt KingCharlemagne Mar 2017 #12

ffr

(22,789 posts)
3. Emoluments clause, profiting from public office
Mon Mar 6, 2017, 12:02 PM
Mar 2017

We're paying outrageous fees for him to stay at his own properties, while his kids are on tRump business tours, promoting those properties, as agents of the U.S. Government.

Astonishing!

DetlefK

(16,425 posts)
4. Emoluments: China essentially bribed him.
Mon Mar 6, 2017, 12:02 PM
Mar 2017

Trump has been trying to secure the rights to the brand "Trump" in China for years, but to no avail, because some Chinese already had registered the brand. Many unsuccessful trials in court.

Then, all of a sudden, after 15 years of judicial precedent to the contrary, the chinese courts suddenly decide to grant Trump the brand "Trump".
A brand that he values at several billion dollars.
And just in time for him to flip-flop back from a Two-China-Policy to a One-China-Policy.

 

KingCharlemagne

(7,908 posts)
8. Yeah, I think this would make a solid third article (because
Mon Mar 6, 2017, 02:32 PM
Mar 2017

there is plenty of indisputable evidence), although I think it could easily ber subsumed under an "Abuse of Power" article also.

 

KingCharlemagne

(7,908 posts)
6. Hmm. Well, technically, impeachment as a constitutional
Mon Mar 6, 2017, 02:30 PM
Mar 2017

remedy is reserved for "high crimes and misdemeanors." I think claims of mental disability or instability would be covered under provisions of the 25th Amendment.

Brother Buzz

(36,740 posts)
10. You don't need no "high crimes and misdemeanors" for impeachment
Mon Mar 6, 2017, 02:44 PM
Mar 2017

An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history. - Gerald Ford

 

KingCharlemagne

(7,908 posts)
9. Yeah, that is certainly true. Right now, this is purely
Mon Mar 6, 2017, 02:35 PM
Mar 2017

theoretical. Just speculating on what eventual Articles of Impeachment might cover.

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