Paladin of the Lost Hour
Gold Supporting Member
- Mar 4, 2013
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Stupidest thing I've read all week. Thanks for the chuckle.There seems to be some misunderstanding about the phrase "high crime". That doesn't mean, like a really bad crime, as one might assume based on just looking at the words. A high crime is a crime uniquely committed by a person of high authority. It's essentially the same as a betrayal of authority and public trust. These are not crimes enumerated in law because you can't possibly write a book of laws solely for a person of power to follow, but rather designed to be decided upon by the House, which is the closest representation of the people of the country.House Democrats spoke for months about how investigations had established crimes that President Donald Trump committed, but on Tuesday they did not specifically include those allegations in articles of impeachment under the constitutional standard of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”Please list his high crimes and misdemeanors to date. It shouldn't be difficult what with all the evidence Adam Schiff has provided.Is it really that hard to hold Trump to the same level of accountability as everyone else? Or is it just because Trump supporters are obsessed about “winning” that they decide he doesn’t need to follow any rules?
The two articles of impeachment Democrats filed — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — stayed away from detailing where Trump might have broken the law with his dealings with Ukraine or interactions with the special counsel probe into Russian interference with the 2016 election.
The strategy to focus on constitutional violations rather than the criminal violations they had discussed — such as bribery, extortion, campaign finance or obstruction of justice — highlights how Democrats contend that a president does not have to commit a crime to be impeached
Trump's use of our taxpayer dollars to cajole an ally into investigating his political opponent is exactly what the founders had in mind when they wrote "high crimes".