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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:55 PM

It's not just obstructing justice: Here are 5 additional impeachment charges Trump could potentially

It’s not just obstructing justice: Here are 5 additional impeachment charges Trump could potentially face
CODY FENWICK, ALTERNET
25 APR 2019 AT 00:10 ET

Momentum seems to be gathering around the idea of beginning impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump. Some top Democrats are reluctant to outright call for impeachment, and they may not even want to call the coming hearings “impeachment proceedings,” but Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report lays out a clear case that Trump obstructed justice on many occasions. Democrats will investigate these incidents, and that should put them on the road to impeachment.

But it shouldn’t stop there. While meeting all the statutory requirements for obstruction of justice in his efforts to shut down the Mueller probe may be the most decisive case of a “high crime misdemeanor,” there are many other charges that could be brought against Trump that could also reach that threshold. If the House Judiciary Committee gets to the point where it is explicitly considering articles of impeachment, other charges should make the list.

Some may argue that expanding the set of charges is overreaching and that it would be better to stick to the narrower set of facts and analysis that Mueller lays out to make the case against Trump. But lawmakers should endeavor to hold Trump accountable for as many of his outrageous acts as possible and draw clear lines in the sand. And strategically, this may work to the benefit of an impeachment effort; perhaps some Republicans could even be encouraged to vote for certain articles of impeachment if they could also distance themselves somewhat from Democrats by voting against certain other charges.

So if Democrats end up pursuing impeachment in earnest, they should consider including the following charges:

More:
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/not-just-obstructing-justice-5-additional-impeachment-charges-trump-potentially-face/?utm_source=push_notifications

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Reply It's not just obstructing justice: Here are 5 additional impeachment charges Trump could potentially (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 2019 OP
House of Roberts Apr 2019 #1
lagomorph777 Apr 2019 #3
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:33 AM

1. I've never seen this one on a list,

but if Trump offered Putin the penthouse in his proposed Trump Tower Moscow, that's illegal bribing of a foreign official.

The guy who had the $90,000 in his freezer, meant for the Nigerian Vice President, to enable his family member to secure a telecom deal in Nigeria, was sentenced to 13 years.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:00 AM

3. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

It's no joke - anybody who's taken that compliance training at work knows that people spend decades in jail, and corporations lose billions of dollars for violating it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:59 AM

2. Number 5 should be number 1: Crimes Against Humanity.

Trump's kidnapping policy will be a permanent stain on America.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:24 AM

4. Kick

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