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Impeachment is for UNACCEPTABLE WRONGDOING by a President - NOT limited to technical crimes.

It's up to Congress to fully expose the wrongdoing - with impeachment investigations, proceedings - perhaps an impeachment trial...

And ultimately up to the public as to whether these fully exposed wrongdoings are deemed acceptable.

Presidential abuses of power are not usually crimes technically - but are considered "high crimes and misdemeanors" as referred to in the Impeachment Clause.

We never needed Mueller to find crimes - (though he obviously feels he found them as far as obstruction of justice).

Nothing Nixon did unto itself would constitute a specific technical crime.

Posted by ElementaryPenguin | Fri Apr 19, 2019, 08:15 AM (5 replies)

Trump is guilty of this crime in plain sight: 18 U.S. Code  3. Accessory after the fact

Trump and his campaign knew the Russians had hacked the DNC, Hillary, Podesta and were interfering in our election, but publicly said they weren't - vouching and covering for them when in office, and repeatedly covering for them as a candidate.

18 U.S. Code  3. Accessory after the fact
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Whoever, knowing that an offense against the United States has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact.

Except as otherwise expressly provided by any Act of Congress, an accessory after the fact shall be imprisoned not more than one-half the maximum term of imprisonment or (notwithstanding section 3571) fined not more than one-half the maximum fine prescribed for the punishment of the principal, or both; or if the principal is punishable by life imprisonment or death, the accessory shall be imprisoned not more than 15 years.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 684; Pub. L. 99646,  43, Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3601; Pub. L. 101647, title XXXV,  3502, Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4921; Pub. L. 103322, title XXXIII,  330011(h), 330016(2)(A), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2145, 2148.)
Posted by ElementaryPenguin | Thu Apr 18, 2019, 01:23 PM (7 replies)
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