The liberal media used the word “impeachment” 222 times on air in the first day after former Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to some campaign finance violations. Impeaching Donald Trump is a fantasy. Won’t happen.
Even assuming Democrats win the House in November and are dumb enough to try to impeach the president, his lawyers could file an immediate appeal to the Supreme Court and have it thrown out. Here’s why:
First, if anyone tries to bring up impeachment for Russian collusion with you, demand that they cite the law that Trump has broken. Not in a vague sense, but the actual federal statute. We’ve looked for 2 years and haven’t found one.
The only “collusion” laws on the books have to deal with antitrust cases, not election law. If a person cannot cite an actual law that they have in mind, kindly request that they shut their pie hole, because they don’t know what they’re talking about. Even Politico, which has branded itself as a member of the #Resistance media, has admitted, “Collusion is not a federal crime.” (July 12, 2017, What is Collusion? Is It Even a Crime?)
“Fine,” they huff. “Then it’s conspiracy!”
Okay. Let’s look at USC § 371, “Conspiracy to commit offense or defraud the United States.” We’ll even pretend that the Russian collusion fantasy took place for this one.
Please explain how Donald Trump committed an offense against the United States government, assuming he knew that Vladimir Putin “hacked” the DNC emails and gave them to WikiLeaks, where they were published online? We’ll wait.
Another way of phrasing the request is this: Please explain how conducting an act of journalism, similar to what the mainstream media does to every Republican every day, was an offense against the United State government? Spoiler alert: Embarrassing an organization by publishing their private emails is not a crime against the US government.
Next question: How much money did Donald Trump defraud the US government of, by colluding with Vladimir Putin to publish the DNC’s truthful emails on WikiLeaks? If he didn’t commit an offense against the US government or trick the government into giving him money, there’s no “conspiracy” crime.
At this point, impeachment fantasists usually fall back on their next argument, which is, “But Nixon! Obstruction of justice!”
Did Richard Nixon fire his Attorney General while he was under investigation? Yes, he did.
Was President Nixon impeached for that? No, he was not.
Go back and read the Articles of Impeachment against Nixon if you don’t believe us on this one. Nixon tried to have evidence destroyed and he tried to suborn perjury from his subordinates. Those are actual crimes that rise to the level of “obstruction of justice,” for which Nixon was impeached. Also, there was an actual initiating crime in Nixon’s case – a burglary – unlike the Russian collusion, which is a fictitious crime.
Firing someone is not an impeachable offense. A president can fire any Executive branch employee for any reason. He can fire someone for insubordination, clumsiness, having a unibrow or simply not liking the cut of their jib. Trump could have written on James Comey’s pink slip, “I am firing you because you have a suitcase full of evidence of my Russian collusion” and it would not have been an impeachable offense. A president cannot be impeached for carrying out their duties under the Constitution – and managing Executive branch staff is one of those duties.
Here’s another example: When Bill Clinton told his secretary, “I was never alone with Monica, right?” – That was an example of suborning perjury and obstruction of justice. There is no evidence that Trump told anyone to lie to investigators to protect him.
Here is the real ace in the hole (or “trump card,” if you prefer). A president and vice president cannot be impeached for anything they did before they were in office. Obama admitted in his autobiography that he smoked pot, a federally controlled substance, many years ago. He broke an actual federal law and not a fantasy Russian collusion law, but because it was before he was in office, Obama could not be impeached for that “high” crime.
Everything in the Russian collusion fantasy “took place” in 2016, before President Trump took office. Even if Trump were guilty of everything he’s been falsely accused of, he was not president at the time and therefore cannot be impeached for those acts.
This is why the Democrats are suddenly backpedaling from their impeachment frenzy before the 2018 midterms. It was all fun and games when it didn’t matter, but they know they don’t have a case against President Trump and all this impeachment talk will only hurt them in the midterm elections.
The only people who don’t seem to realize this are Maxine Waters and the thousands of reporters who are too lazy to look up federal laws.
~ Freedom News Report