CDZ Trump impeachment

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    In my 40 yrs. of voting I've voted republican 70% of the time,so I consider this an unbiased statement,Trump should be impeached for obstruction of justice,in the firing of Comey. What say you?
     
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    I would say you do not understand the legal definition of 'Obstruction of Justice'. If you are referring to an alleged ongoing investigation of Trump by the FBI, at this point that is speculation at best. And even if there is an investigation ongoing, the Comey firing would not obstruct that investigation.

    Secondly, the FBI director serves at the pleasure of the current President. Not Congress. Not the DOJ.

    Conclusion: No basis for impeachment.
     
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    No. You don't know what you're talking about.
     
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    No.
     
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    I say, take up a hobby for the next 8 years. No justice has been obstructed. There is still an FBI hard at work, and the president still has the right to fire people.
    I know, start a petition to impeach the president's hair.
    In the mean time:
    BREAKING:
    Still no collusion between Russia and our new President........
     
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    When you fire the FBI director in charge of investigating your election campaign, this sounds extremely Nixonian.

    Even Nixon himself did not dare fire an FBI director.

    Q.E.D.
     
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    I rarely vote GOP for POTUS.

    The last time I did was right after Carter fokked up the country.

    But I prefer that the GOP controls the Senate because these boyz are in charge of the SCOTUS ratifications.

    So with the Senate being largely GOP and the House being DEM, the POTUS can be either one.

    But with HIllary-gate (Clinton Foundation Inc) and Trump's crotch grabbing at age 60 it was not a good year for good candidates.

    Third party was the only good choice in 2016.
     
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    I agree with you, but were I the one leading the impeachment effort in Congress, my reason would be "on general principle." After all, impeachment, unlike criminal and other civil charges brought by the staffs of attorney's general, doesn't have to adhere to any particular rules of law, precedents, or anything else. Congress has the authority to impeach (House) and remove from office (Senate) a POTUS or judge merely because it wants to see that person removed from office. "Fed up" is good enough reason.

    Were I a Republican in Congress knowing that I could help end Trump's tenure as POTUS and Pence would take his place, I wouldn't need two seconds to vote to impeach or remove Trump. What I think of Pence's policy stances wouldn't even matter for as a man, he's at least level headed and far less given to "drama" than is Trump. As far as I'm concerned, that's good enough reason to see Trump removed.
     
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    Worry if he fires the FBI. Until then, this was the most partisan decision to come out of Washington in a loong time. Nobody thought Comey was qualified, so the choice to fire was a good one.

    And still no collusion found between Putin and Trump. Tons of it during the Obama admin. but that's all she wrote so far...
     
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    And for his ham-fisted, flat-footed attempt at a cover-up.


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