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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:01 AM

35. :) Framing shmaming. Here's Hillary's "How to respond."

 

I was so glad she's spoken up on this.

Hillary Clinton: Mueller documented a serious crime against all Americans. Hereís how to respond.

The debate about how to respond to Russiaís ďsweeping and systematicĒ attack ó and how to hold President Trump accountable for obstructing the investigation and possibly breaking the law ó has been reduced to a false choice: immediate impeachment or nothing. History suggests thereís a better way to think about the choices ahead.

First, like in any time our nation is threatened, we have to remember that this is bigger than politics. What our country needs now is clear-eyed patriotism, not reflexive partisanship.
Whether they like it or not, Republicans in Congress share the constitutional responsibility to protect the country. ...

Second, Congress should hold substantive hearings that build on the Mueller report and fill in its gaps, not jump straight to an up-or-down vote on impeachment. ... Watergate offers a better precedent. Then, as now, there was an investigation that found evidence of corruption and a coverup. It was complemented by public hearings conducted by a Senate select committee, which insisted that executive privilege could not be used to shield criminal conduct and compelled White House aides to testify. The televised hearings added to the factual record and, crucially, helped the public understand the facts in a way that no dense legal report could. Similar hearings with Mueller, former White House counsel Donald McGahn and other key witnesses could do the same today.

During Watergate, the House Judiciary Committee also began a formal impeachment inquiry that was led by John Doar, a widely respected former Justice Department official and hero of the civil rights struggle. He was determined to run a process that the public and history would judge as fair and thorough, no matter the outcome. If todayís House proceeds to an impeachment inquiry, I hope it will find someone as distinguished and principled as Doar to lead it.

Third, Congress canít forget that the issue today is not just the presidentís possible obstruction of justice ó itís also our national security. After 9/11, Congress established an independent, bipartisan commission to recommend steps that would help guard against future attacks. We need a similar commission today to help protect our elections. This is necessary because the president of the United States has proved himself unwilling to defend our nation from a clear and present danger. ...

Fourth, while House Democrats pursue these efforts, they also should stay focused on the sensible agenda that voters demanded in the midterms, from protecting health care to investing in infrastructure. During Watergate, Congress passed major legislation such as the War Powers Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1973. For todayís Democrats, itís not only possible to move forward on multiple fronts at the same time, itís essential. The House has already passed sweeping reforms that would strengthen voting rights and crack down on corruption, and now is the time for Democrats to keep their foot on the gas and put pressure on the do-nothing Senate. Itís critical to remind the American people that Democrats are in the solutions business and can walk and chew gum at the same time.

We have to get this right. The Mueller report isnít just a reckoning about our recent history; itís also a warning about the future. Unless checked, the Russians will interfere again in 2020, and possibly other adversaries, such as China or North Korea, will as well. This is an urgent threat. ... Our founders envisioned the danger we face today and designed a system to meet it. Now itís up to us to prove the wisdom of our Constitution, the resilience of our democracy and the strength of our nation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/hillary-clinton-mueller-documented-a-serious-crime-against-all-americans-heres-how-to-respond/2019/04/24/1e8f7e16-66b7-11e9-82ba-fcfeff232e8f_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a2bbd220fafc


Between Biden and Hillary stepping up to support our congressional leaders' decisions, a lot more people should be getting their heads on straight and pointed in the right direction.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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