President Trump has been impeached for “Abuse of Power” and Obstruction of Congress.”
The abuse charge resulted from an unidentified whistleblower claiming he was told by another source that Trump was going to withhold military aid to the Ukraine if it did not investigate Joe Biden and his crackhead son Hunter for corruption. The alleged threat was made in a phone call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The obstruction charge was brought because Trump refused to let administration officials appear before the House committees investigating him.
I have always maintained that Trump has not met the constitutional “treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors” grounds for impeachment. However, by doing some extensive research on impeachment, I found out that I was wrong.
Over the years, Congress has interpreted “high crimes and misdemeanors” to include acts that are not criminal. And in 1970, then House Minority Leader Gerald Ford defined an impeachable offense as: “An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.”
So, let’s assume that Trump did abuse his power and obstruct congress. Do those offenses rise to a level calling for the ouster of the President? I say, no way! No way because Trump has been impeached by the Democrats strictly for political reasons.
Hillary Clinton and the Democrats laughed themselves sick on June 16, 2015, when Trump officially became a candidate for president. They kept laughing and laughing until the night of November 9, 2016, when Hillary, in disbelief, burst into tears upon learning she would not achieve her life-long dream of becoming the first woman president of the United States. The Democratic laughter had finally stopped.
From the time that Trump took office, the Democrats, abetted by a Trump-hating media, have been relentless in attempts to destroy the Trump presidency and to nullify the 2016 election. Trump could hardly take a breath without the media making something ugly of it.
And the impeachment of Trump is a purely political move by Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler and the rest of the House Democrats to nullify the election and drive Trump out of office. Failing that, the Demoncrats (oops, typo) hope that the impeachment proceedings will turn the 2020 election into their favor.
While I have to admit that Adam Schitt (oops, another typo) made a compelling case for convicting Trump, I do not think the transgressions he committed rise to the level of ousting the President from office, especially since the impeachment proceedings were nothing more than a partisan political attack on Trump.
The impeachment circus started with a whistleblower’s hearsay complaint about the president making an inappropriate phone call. Inappropriate it may have been, but inappropriateness is not what the founding fathers had in mind when they included the impeachment process in the Constitution.
Fortunately for Trump, it will take a two-thirds majority of Senators present to convict him. Currently there are 53 Republican senators, 45 Democratic senators and 2 independents. The independents are expected to join the Democrats in convicting Trump. That means 20 Republican senators would have to join the Democrats in order to reach the 67-vote threshold for conviction … and that ain’t about to happen.
Daily Mail columnist Piers Morgan thinks that when the Senate fails to convict him, Trump will point to it as further ‘evidence’ that he is the most unfairly attacked president in history. And that he is!