Trump’s Flagrant Breach of His Constitutional Duties Requires Immediate Consideration of Impeachment

There has been a great deal of analysis of Donald Trump’s presidency that raises serious questions as to his honesty, integrity, and even patriotism. And the recent completion of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller has provided even more evidence that Trump has acted in ways that warrant criminal charges. The broad array of experts who concur with this is staggering.

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A letter just released, with several hundred former Justice Department officials signing on to it, asserts that Trump would already have been indicted with the available evidence if he weren’t President. And even the senior legal analyst on Fox News said that there is ample proof that Trump colluded with Russia and obstructed justice. He further called Trump’s behavior unlawful, defenseless and condemnable.”

Nevertheless, there is still no consensus for impeaching Trump among the members of Congress whose job it is to consider it. That may be due to institutional timity or political anxiety, but it is not because there isn’t sufficient legal cause that is already in the public record. That includes the fact that there were hundreds of undisclosed contacts between the Trump team and Russian operatives, which they lied about when disclosed. And the Mueller report itemized at least ten instances of obstruction of justice. Additionally, Trump has personally engaged in witness tampering and intimidation.

Most recently, Trump is taking his boldest steps yet to prevent the truth from being revealed. He tweeted that he now thinks that Mueller should not be allowed to testify before Congress. And he has stated that he will indiscriminately reject every subpoena for testimony or documents from the oversight committees of jurisdiction. That bullheaded posture was rebuked effectively by Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor with thirty years experience and Army JAG officer (video below):

“Article 3 of the Articles of impeachment for Richard Nixon was that he was not complying with lawfully issued congressional subpoenas, President Trump has one upped that. He has announced that he will comply with exactly zero subpoenas issued by Congress. Now he hasn’t said that ‘I will look at each one and evaluate whether there might be a viable privilege that I can assert.’ No. He just said flat out ‘No, I aint doin’ it. I’m not complying with any. So I don’t really care about your constitutional oversight responsibilities.'”

And if he wasn’t clear enough, Kirschner went on to describe what should happen if Trump continues to evade justice:

“Circumspection is great, but this timidity that we’ve been experiencing is really gonna kill any chance of holding this criminal president accountable. I think witnesses should be lined up outside of Congress’ door. And they should be called to testify, one after another after another. And if they don’t testify because the President has muzzled them in some way, then I think Congress should go for all three enforcement mechanisms: Their inherent contempt power, civil enforcement, and criminal contempt.”

That’s exactly right. And it should apply to everyone in the administration – including Trump – who seeks to obstruct the lawful process that Congress is obligated to conduct under the Constitution. The America people (49%) are already largely on board. And the evidence disclosed in testimony during the hearings would likely convince a solid majority that Trump is guilty of the high crimes and misdemeanors that warrant impeachment. So let’s get this train rolling. With Trump threatening to persecute his political opponents, and his hostile moves toward Venezuela, North Korea, and Iran, there is no time waste.

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2 thoughts on “Trump’s Flagrant Breach of His Constitutional Duties Requires Immediate Consideration of Impeachment

  1. It is simply an amazing thing how anyone with a reasoned common sense mind would inoculate themselves from seeing the incorrigible lying, graft, criminality and incoherence this vile person called Trump spews out on a daily basis. Yet no matter how more awful of a human being he becomes, it is mind numbing that nearly half of Americans are that stupid to wear blinders and ear muffs to the fact he is stepping up in further weakening this nation.

    I just suppose Trump could take a narcissistic dump on their Thanksgiving dinner and they would still praise him. Enough said…

  2. I’ve heard Democrats say our constituents don’t want to impeach. I think this is a cop out. Was the decision to impeach Bill Clinton and Nixon based on public opinion? This is a serious question as I have not read anywhere that public opinion had anything to do with these prior impeachments. Journalists should continue to compare this to what was done before – to help us get back to normal if nothing else.

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