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The case against a Senate trial after Trump leaves office

Simply stated: It’s unconstitutional. Section 1, Article 9 of the Constitution says: “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.” A bill of attainder is a legislative action that targets a single individual by convicting and imposing punishment without trial. The Founders included the ban in the Constitution under the legislative... Read more »

'What is the greatest threat to American liberty?'

James Freeman, who conducts the Wall Street Journal’s “Best of the Web” column wants to know. In his piece, “Who Is Kevin Clinesmith?” (subscription required) he asks his readers to choose: A) After identifying a U.S. citizen volunteering for the U.S. presidential campaign of the party out of power, the FBI makes false claims and persuades... Read more »

Call every witness in the Trump Senate trial

Truth is, Trump’s actions are borderline, deserving full and open debate. Successfully preventing any witness from something important to say will further corrode public trust in an already seriously wounded stewardship. Trump’s former national security advisor, John Bolton? Of course. His testimony wouldn’t be hearsay; he can reveal exactly what Trump had told him to do. Democrats... Read more »

Is anyone left who's open-minded about the Trump impeachment

Or who think that both sides are pathetic and cockeyed? A pox on both sides. After years of impeachment talk, everyone seems to have picked a side. A PR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll asked, “Based on what you know at this point, do you support or oppose the impeachment of President Trump?” The results: Forty seven percent of those polled supported impeachment... Read more »

The FBI diddles FISA. Will the judges do anything about it?

The biggest dopes so far in the Trump impeachment saga appear to be  the FISA judges whom the FBI took to the cleaners. If everyone should be able to agree on one thing, it’s how the Justice Department’s inspector general’s probe reveals that the FBI’s affidavits to get FISA court permission to wiretap a Trump campaign... Read more »

"The gentleman will suspend"

Every presidential scandal/crisis creates memorable words that enter history. For Nixon they were, “I am not a crook” and “What did the president know and when did he know it?” For Bill Clinton, they were “I did not have sex with that woman.” In the Donald Trump impeachment battle, it perhaps will be a little... Read more »

Trump ordered Ukraine military aid held up: Mulvaney

More and more, this has become the urgent question in the House impeachment hearings: Who ordered that $400 million in military aid for Ukraine be held up to get Ukraine to investigate corruption? Was is simply a matter of bureaucracy misfeasance, as some suggest, or did President Donald Trump order it held up as a quid... Read more »

Is incompetence an impeachable offense?

It appears from the first three hours of House impeachment hearings that President Donald Trump incompetently handled his  foreign policy with Ukraine. The two witnesses–Ambassador William Taylor, the United States’ top diplomat in Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, the State Department’s top career official focused on Ukraine–detailed how Trump’s approach to Ukraine... Read more »

Mueller's flimsy impeachment case against Trump for obstruction

Having utterly failed to find evidence that Donald Trump or his team (or anyone else) colluded with Russia to throw the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton, his critics now focus on nailing the president for obstructing justice. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in Volume II went well beyond his mandate to investigate collusion. In addition, he transparently invited Congress... Read more »

A case for Barack Obama's impeachment

It was made by Jeffrey T. Kuhner, a Washington Times columnist and president of the Edmund Burke Institute, a conservative Washington-based think tank. Kuhner presents an impressive list of horribles, but I’m not sure any of them rise to the level of impeachment. As much as I agree with many of Kuhner’s criticisms. In fact,... Read more »
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