Dems Should Educate Voters That -I-Word Is A Way To Hold Trump Accountable For His Crimes

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SPEAKER PELOSI BEHIND PRESIDENT OBAMA AS HE SIGNS HIS OBAMACARE BILL. IN 2010, THE BILL WAS NOT POPULAR AND AT THE NEXT ELECTION, 13 DEMOCRATS LOST SEATS AND THE HOUSE FLIPPED TO BEING CONTROLLED BY GOP

I’m one of those who has become pro-impeachment after reading and studying the 448 page FBI’s 3/22/2019 final report based on its 22 months long Trump-Russia probe, led by the Special Counsel and former FBI Director of 12 years, Robert Mueller III which details the the republican President Donald Trump’s virtual criminal enterprise that’s being run out of the White House.

See:  lawfareblog.com/ Full Text of the Mueller Report’s Executive Summaries…

Unfortunately, there’s this (DOJ) Department of Justice’s legal memo that dictates that a sitting president can’t be criminally indicted. But on a bipartisan effort, over 1000 federal prosecutors have publicly declared their professional opinion that if Donald J. Trump were not the US president, he would have been arrested for the crimes he has committed and continues to  perpetrate. So, President Trump will not be facing federal criminal charges until after he leaves office, at the earliest, January 2021.

But what happens if by some fluke, President Trump wins reelection in 2020, and in these current times, anything is possible. While he’s serving in his second term as US president, there’s this 5 yr. “Statute of Limitation” which kicks in for the crimes he’s alleged to have carried out. There are some who suggest that the “Statute of Limitations” can be tolled/ stopped while he’s in the White House but that’s not true in criminal law. So, it’s possible that the president could walk away from any of the federal crimes that he’s been guilty of having executed.

Link to Washington Post report: Trump would have been charged with obstruction were he not President...

Because the head of the (DOJ) US Department of Justice, the Attorney General William Barr has proven to be the president’s lackey, his department can be counted on to NOT lift a finger to hold President Trump accountable for his alleged felonious acts.

See: What AG Barr Said VS. What FBI Special Counsel Said Robert Mueller Said About His Report

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By the way, if President Trump is impeached  by the House which is not the equivalent of a criminal court, he can still be held criminally liable, once he leaves the White House in 2021.

In addition, the president not being convicted by the US Senate is nothing new. The past 3 presidents who were impeached were never convicted in the US Senate but they were marked forever in the history books as having been impeached by the US House.

In the past, the US Congress has conducted two presidential impeachment trials in the US Senate: President Andrew Johnson in 1868, for firing a cabinet secretary without the consent of Congress, and President Bill Clinton in 1998 for perjury and obstruction of justice and both were acquitted, so they stayed in office. President Richard M. Nixon faced possible impeachment on the grounds of obstruction of justice, abuse of power and contempt of Congress in relation to the Watergate scandal but he resigned before there was an impeachment vote in the House and a trial in the US Senate.

Our founders wrote the US Constitution with the core purpose to prevent tyranny. That’s why they created divided government in the USA. They had anticipated the future possibility of a would-be authoritarian type leader like President Trump, and so they blessed this country with the tool  of impeachment to bolster our ability to save this democracy and to stand up for the “rule of law.”  It’s the only non-legislative power that has been granted to the US House of Representatives by the US Constitution: Article I, Section 2 gives the House of Representatives the “sole power over the impeachment” process. Article I, Section 3 gives the Senate the “sole power to conduct a trial regarding all impeachments.
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Why is the above discussion relevant to the House’s strategy regarding how it conduct’s its hearings to educate the public about what’s in the FBI’s Mueller final report and what’s involved with the impeachment process?
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The American voters are unaware that the impeachment of a sitting US president, may very well be the only way that President Trump can be held accountable for his lawless ways by the federal government, especially if he somehow wins reelection in 2020. While recent polls indicate that anywhere from 67-76% of Democrats favor impeachment, it’s still unpopular with Independent and Republican Party voters.
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That could very well be because the American public suffers from a misunderstanding about what the impeachment process does. This disconnect is highlighted by another recent poll, indicating that an overwhelming majority (70%) of Americans say that a sitting president should be subject to criminal charges.
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As per the June 12. 2019 Hill report, “Poll: Nearly 70 percent of Americans say sitting president should be subject to criminal charges” by Justin Wise:

“The national survey, which was released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University, found that 69 percent of Americans polled support charging a sitting president. Meanwhile, 24 percent of respondents said that a president should face charges for alleged crimes only after they leave the White House.”

“Fifty-two percent of Republican respondents voiced support for charging a sitting president, while 83 percent of Democrats said they’d favor charging a sitting president.”

“We the People” have a hunger to have our faith restored regarding the “rule of law” and to expect at a minimum, a well functioning, competent, efficient US government where its officials place the well being and doing what’s right over political calculations and considerations.

As per (2018) The Economist’s index—which factors in due process, individual freedoms, and space for civil society—reduced the United States’ ranking from a full democracy to a “flawed democracy.” In the early nineteen-sixties, more than 70% of Americans told Pew researchers that they had faith in government “most of the time” or “just about always.”

“In 2016, faith had sunk below twenty per cent. American politics is increasingly defined by contempt rather than a sense of common good.”

Democracy Index 2018
Rank Country Score Elec­toral process
and plura­lism
Functio­ning of
govern­ment
Poli­tical
partici­pation
Poli­tical
culture
Civil
liber­ties
Regime
type
1  Norway 9.87 10.00 9.64 10.00 10.00 9.71 Full democracy
2  Iceland 9.58 10.00 9.29 8.89 10.00 9.71 Full democracy
3  Sweden 9.39 9.58 9.64 8.33 10.00 9.41 Full democracy
4  New Zealand 9.26 10.00 9.29 8.89 8.13 10.00 Full democracy
5  Denmark 9.22 10.00 9.29 8.33 9.38 9.12 Full democracy
=6  Ireland 9.15 9.58 7.86 8.33 10.00 10.00 Full democracy
 Canada 9.15 9.58 9.64 7.78 8.75 10.00 Full democracy
8  Finland 9.14 10.00 8.93 8.33 8.75 9.71 Full democracy
9  Australia 9.09 10.00 8.93 7.78 8.75 10.00 Full democracy
10   Switzerland 9.03 9.58 9.29 7.78 9.38 9.12 Full democracy
11  Netherlands 8.89 9.58 9.29 8.33 8.13 9.12 Full democracy
12  Luxembourg 8.81 10.00 8.93 6.67 8.75 9.71 Full democracy
13  Germany 8.68 9.58 8.57 8.33 7.50 9.41 Full democracy
14  United Kingdom 8.53 9.58 7.50 8.33 8.13 9.12 Full democracy
15  Uruguay 8.38 10.00 8.57 6.11 7.50 9.71 Full democracy
16  Austria 8.29 9.58 7.86 8.33 6.88 8.82 Full democracy
17  Mauritius 8.22 9.17 8.21 5.56 8.75 9.41 Full democracy
18  Malta 8.21 9.17 8.21 6.11 8.75 8.82 Full democracy
19  Spain 8.08 9.17 7.14 7.78 7.50 8.82 Full democracy
20  Costa Rica 8.07 9.58 7.50 6.67 7.50 9.12 Full democracy
21  South Korea 8.00 9.17 7.86 7.22 7.50 8.24 Flawed democracy[a]
22  Japan 7.99 8.75 8.21 6.67 7.50 8.82 Flawed democracy
=23  Chile 7.97 9.58 8.57 4.44 8.13 9.12 Flawed democracy
 Estonia 7.97 9.58 8.21 6.67 6.88 8.53 Flawed democracy
25  United States 7.96 9.17 7.14 7.78 7.50 8.24 Flawed democracy
26  Cape Verde 7.88 9.17 7.86 6.67 6.88 8.82 Flawed democracy
27  Portugal 7.84 9.58 7.50 6.11 6.88 9.12 Flawed democracy
28  Botswana 7.81 9.17 7.14 6.11 7.50 9.12 Flawed democracy
29  France 7.80 9.58 7.50 7.78 5.63 8.53 Flawed democracy
30  Israel 7.79 9.17 7.50 8.89 7.50 5.88 Flawed democracy
31  Belgium 7.78 9.58 8.93 5.00 6.88 8.53 Flawed democracy
32  Taiwan 7.73 9.58 8.21 6.11 5.63 9.12 Flawed democracy
33  Italy 7.71 9.58 6.07 7.78 6.88 8.24 Flawed democracy
34  Czech Republic 7.69 9.58 6.79 6.67 6.88 8.53 Flawed democracy
35  Cyprus 7.59 9.17 6.43 6.67 6.88 8.82 Flawed democracy
=36  Slovenia 7.50 9.58 6.79 6.67 6.25 8.24 Flawed democracy
 Lithuania 7.50 9.58 6.43 6.11 6.25 9.12 Flawed democracy
38  Latvia 7.38 9.58 6.07 5.56 6.88 8.82 Flawed democracy
39  Greece 7.29 9.58 5.36 6.11 6.88 8.53 Flawed democracy
40  South Africa 7.24 7.42 7.50 8.33 5.00 7.94 Flawed democracy
41  India 7.23 9.17 6.79 7.22 5.63 7.35 Flawed democracy
42  Timor-Leste 7.19 9.08 6.79 5.56 6.88 7.65 Flawed democracy
43  Trinidad and Tobago 7.16 9.58 7.14 6.11 5.63 7.35 Flawed democracy
44  Slovakia 7.10 9.58 6.79 5.56 5.63 7.94 Flawed democracy
45  Panama 7.05 9.58 6.07 6.67 5.00 7.94 Flawed democracy
46  Bulgaria 7.03 9.17 6.43 7.22 4.38 7.94 Flawed democracy
=47  Argentina 7.02 9.17 5.36 6.11 6.25 8.24 Flawed democracy
 Jamaica 7.02 8.75 7.14 4.44 6.25 8.53 Flawed democracy
49  Suriname 6.98 9.17 6.43 6.67 5.00 7.65 Flawed democracy
50  Brazil 6.97 9.58 5.36 6.67 5.00 8.24 Flawed democracy
51  Colombia 6.96 9.17 6.79 5.00 5.63 8.24 Flawed democracy
52  Malaysia 6.88 7.75 7.86 6.67 6.25 5.88 Flawed democracy
53  Philippines 6.71 9.17 5.71 7.22 4.38 7.06 Flawed democracy
=54  Poland 6.67 9.17 6.07 6.11 4.38 7.65 Flawed democracy
 Guyana 6.67 9.17 5.71 6.11 5.00 7.35 Flawed democracy
56  Lesotho 6.64 9.17 5.00 6.67 5.63 6.76 Flawed democracy
=57  Ghana 6.63 8.33 5.71 6.67 6.25 6.18 Flawed democracy
 Hungary 6.63 8.75 6.07 5.00 6.25 7.06 Flawed democracy
59  Peru 6.60 9.17 5.00 5.56 5.63 7.65 Flawed democracy
60  Croatia 6.57 9.17 6.07 5.56 5.00 7.06 Flawed democracy
61  Dominican Republic 6.54 9.17 5.36 6.11 5.00 7.06 Flawed democracy
62  Mongolia 6.50 9.17 5.71 5.56 5.00 7.06 Flawed democracy
=63  Serbia 6.41 8.25 5.36 6.11 5.00 7.35 Flawed democracy
 Tunisia 6.41 6.42 5.71 7.78 6.25 5.88 Flawed democracy
65  Indonesia 6.39 6.92 7.14 6.67 5.63 5.59 Flawed democracy
=66  Singapore 6.38 4.33 7.86 6.11 6.25 7.35 Flawed democracy
 Romania 6.38 9.17 5.71 5.00 4.38 7.65 Flawed democracy
68  Ecuador 6.27 8.75 5.36 6.11 4.38 6.76 Flawed democracy
69  Namibia 6.25 5.67 5.36 6.67 5.63 7.94 Flawed democracy
70  Paraguay 6.24 8.75 5.71 5.00 4.38 7.35 Flawed democracy
=71  Sri Lanka 6.19 7.83 5.71 5.00 6.25 6.18 Flawed democracy
 Mexico 6.19 8.33 6.07 7.22 3.13 6.18 Flawed democracy
=73  Hong Kong 6.15 3.08 6.07 5.56 7.50 8.53 Flawed democracy
 Senegal 6.15 7.50 6.07 4.44 6.25 6.47 Flawed democracy
75  Papua New Guinea 6.03 6.92 6.07 3.89 5.63 7.65 Flawed democracy
76  Albania 5.98 7.00 4.71 5.56 5.00 7.65 Hybrid regime
77  El Salvador 5.96 9.17 4.29 5.56 3.75 7.06 Hybrid regime
78  North Macedonia 5.87 6.50 5.36 6.67 3.75 7.06 Hybrid regime
=79  Moldova 5.85 7.08 4.64 6.11 4.38 7.06 Hybrid regime
 Fiji 5.85 6.58 5.36 6.11 5.63 5.59 Hybrid regime
=81  Montenegro 5.74 6.08 5.36 6.11 4.38 6.76 Hybrid regime
 Benin 5.74 6.50 5.71 5.00 5.63 5.88 Hybrid regime
83  Bolivia 5.70 7.50 4.64 5.56 3.75 7.06 Hybrid regime
84  Ukraine 5.69 6.17 3.21 6.67 6.25 6.18 Hybrid regime
85  Honduras 5.63 8.50 4.64 4.44 4.38 6.18 Hybrid regime
86  Zambia 5.61 6.17 4.64 3.89 6.88 6.47 Hybrid regime
87  Guatemala 5.60 7.92 5.36 3.89 4.38 6.47 Hybrid regime
88  Bangladesh 5.57 7.83 5.07 5.56 4.38 5.00 Hybrid regime
89  Georgia 5.50 7.83 3.57 6.11 4.38 5.59 Hybrid regime
90  Malawi 5.49 6.58 4.29 4.44 6.25 5.88 Hybrid regime
=91  Tanzania 5.41 7.00 5.00 5.00 5.63 4.41 Hybrid regime
 Mali 5.41 7.42 3.93 3.89 5.63 6.18 Hybrid regime
93  Liberia 5.35 7.42 2.57 5.56 5.63 5.59 Hybrid regime
94  Bhutan 5.30 8.75 6.79 2.78 4.38 3.82 Hybrid regime
95  Madagascar 5.22 6.08 3.57 6.11 5.63 4.71 Hybrid regime
96  Uganda 5.20 5.25 3.57 4.44 6.88 5.88 Hybrid regime
97    Nepal 5.18 4.33 5.36 5.00 5.63 5.59 Hybrid regime
=98  Kenya 5.11 3.50 5.36 6.67 5.63 4.41 Hybrid regime
 Kyrgyzstan 5.11 6.58 2.93 6.67 4.38 5.00 Hybrid regime
100  Morocco 4.99 5.25 4.64 5.00 5.63 4.41 Hybrid regime
101  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.98 6.50 2.93 5.56 3.75 6.18 Hybrid regime
102  Haiti 4.91 5.58 2.93 3.89 6.25 5.88 Hybrid regime
103  Armenia 4.79 5.67 4.64 5.56 2.50 5.59 Hybrid regime
104  Burkina Faso 4.75 4.42 4.29 4.44 5.63 5.00 Hybrid regime
105  Sierra Leone 4.66 6.58 1.86 3.33 6.25 5.29 Hybrid regime
=106  Lebanon 4.63 3.92 2.21 6.67 5.63 4.71 Hybrid regime
 Thailand 4.63 3.00 4.29 5.00 5.00 5.88 Hybrid regime
108  Nigeria 4.44 6.08 4.64 3.33 3.75 4.41 Hybrid regime
109  Palestine 4.39 3.83 2.14 7.78 4.38 3.82 Hybrid regime
110  Turkey 4.37 4.50 5.00 5.00 5.00 2.35 Hybrid regime
111  Gambia 4.31 4.48 4.29 3.33 5.63 3.82 Hybrid regime
112  Pakistan 4.17 6.08 5.36 2.22 2.50 4.71 Hybrid regime
113  Ivory Coast 4.15 4.83 2.86 3.33 5.63 4.12 Hybrid regime
114  Iraq 4.06 4.75 0.07 6.67 5.00 3.82 Hybrid regime
115  Jordan 3.93 3.58 4.29 3.89 4.38 3.53 Authoritarian
=116  Mozambique 3.85 3.58 2.14 5.00 5.00 3.53 Authoritarian
 Kuwait 3.85 3.17 4.29 3.89 4.38 3.53 Authoritarian
118  Myanmar 3.83 3.67 3.93 3.89 5.63 2.06 Authoritarian
119  Mauritania 3.82 3.00 3.57 5.00 3.13 4.41 Authoritarian
120  Niger 3.76 5.25 1.14 3.33 4.38 4.71 Authoritarian
121  Comoros 3.71 4.33 2.21 4.44 3.75 3.82 Authoritarian
122  Nicaragua 3.63 2.67 1.86 3.89 5.63 4.12 Authoritarian
123  Angola 3.62 1.75 2.86 5.56 5.00 2.94 Authoritarian
124  Gabon 3.61 2.58 2.21 4.44 5.00 3.82 Authoritarian
125  Cambodia 3.59 1.33 5.00 2.78 5.63 3.24 Authoritarian
126  Algeria 3.50 2.58 2.21 3.89 5.00 3.82 Authoritarian
127  Egypt 3.36 3.58 3.21 3.33 3.75 2.94 Authoritarian
=128  Ethiopia 3.35 0.00 3.57 5.56 5.00 2.65 Authoritarian
 Rwanda 3.35 1.67 5.00 2.78 4.38 2.94 Authoritarian
130  China 3.32 0.00 5.00 3.89 6.25 1.47 Authoritarian
131  Republic of the Congo 3.31 3.17 2.50 3.89 3.75 3.24 Authoritarian
132  Cameroon 3.28 3.17 2.86 3.33 4.38 2.65 Authoritarian
133  Qatar 3.19 0.00 4.29 2.22 5.63 3.82 Authoritarian
=134  Zimbabwe 3.16 0.50 2.00 4.44 5.63 3.24 Authoritarian
 Venezuela 3.16 1.67 1.79 4.44 4.38 3.53 Authoritarian
136  Guinea 3.14 3.50 0.43 4.44 4.38 2.94 Authoritarian
137  Belarus 3.13 0.92 2.86 3.89 5.63 2.35 Authoritarian
138  Togo 3.10 3.17 0.79 3.33 5.00 3.24 Authoritarian
139  Vietnam 3.08 0.00 3.21 3.89 5.63 2.65 Authoritarian
140  Oman 3.04 0.00 3.93 2.78 4.38 4.12 Authoritarian
141  Eswatini 3.03 0.92 2.86 2.22 5.63 3.53 Authoritarian
142  Cuba 3.00 1.08 3.57 3.33 4.38 2.65 Authoritarian
143  Afghanistan 2.97 2.92 1.14 4.44 2.50 3.82 Authoritarian
=144  Kazakhstan 2.94 0.50 2.14 4.44 4.38 3.24 Authoritarian
 Russia 2.94 2.17 1.79 5.00 2.50 3.24 Authoritarian
146  Djibouti 2.87 0.42 1.79 3.89 5.63 2.65 Authoritarian
147  United Arab Emirates 2.76 0.00 3.93 2.22 5.00 2.65 Authoritarian
148  Bahrain 2.71 0.83 3.21 2.78 4.38 2.35 Authoritarian
149  Azerbaijan 2.65 0.50 2.14 3.33 3.75 3.53 Authoritarian
150  Iran 2.45 0.00 3.21 4.44 3.13 1.47 Authoritarian
=151  Eritrea 2.37 0.00 2.14 1.67 6.88 1.18 Authoritarian
 Laos 2.37 0.83 2.86 1.67 5.00 1.47 Authoritarian
153  Burundi 2.33 0.00 0.43 3.89 5.00 2.35 Authoritarian
154  Libya 2.19 1.00 0.36 1.67 5.00 2.94 Authoritarian
155  Sudan 2.15 0.00 1.79 2.78 5.00 1.18 Authoritarian
156  Uzbekistan 2.01 0.08 1.86 2.22 5.00 0.88 Authoritarian
157  Guinea-Bissau 1.98 1.67 0.00 2.78 3.13 2.35 Authoritarian
158  Yemen 1.95 0.00 0.00 3.89 5.00 0.88 Authoritarian
=159  Saudi Arabia 1.93 0.00 2.86 2.22 3.13 1.47 Authoritarian
 Tajikistan 1.93 0.08 0.79 1.67 6.25 0.88 Authoritarian
161  Equatorial Guinea 1.92 0.00 0.43 3.33 4.38 1.47 Authoritarian
162  Turkmenistan 1.72 0.00 0.79 2.22 5.00 0.59 Authoritarian
163  Chad 1.61 0.00 0.00 1.67 3.75 2.65 Authoritarian
164  Central African Republic 1.52 2.25 0.00 1.11 1.88 2.35 Authoritarian
165  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.49 0.50 0.71 2.22 3.13 0.88 Authoritarian
166  Syria 1.43 0.00 0.00 2.78 4.38 0.00 Authoritarian
167  North Korea 1.08 0.00 2.50 1.67 1.25 0.00 Authoritarian
Rank Country Score Elec­toral process
and plura­lism
Functio­ning of
govern­ment
Poli­tical
partici­pation
Poli­tical
culture
Civil
liber­ties
Regime
type

I’m so worried that even our House Democratic leaders have become so desensitized to the chaotic, incompetent, impulsive, authoritarian management style which is often cruel and inhumane by President Trump, who has a 11/2 years left in his first term, that they’ve lost their own humanity, moral compass and sound judgement.

See Op-edNews.com report: The Last Prosecutor From the Nuremberg Trials Says We’re Committing Crimes Against Humanity

The Democratic Party House Speaker Pelosi has been so focused on the political downside/ risk of the House conducting an impeachment inquiry to where she has been opposing it, that she may not have considered  “the political costs of not impeaching President Trump
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3 comments

  1. Hello Gronda. The thing that stood out to me is the country that claimed to have the best style of government, the country that insisted on forcing other countries to have our style of democracy is rated as a flawed democracy compared to other countries that seem much better at minding their own business and have a better rating. I remember in the military when I was in West Berlin thinking how great our system was. I wish I could feel the same way today. Hugs

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    • Dear Scottie,

      I’m with you on this one.

      That’s why I am pushing hard for the House to commence an impeachment inquiry. This is a way to message to the world that what’s happening now is not acceptable, that we aren’t accepting of President Trump’s bulling, incompetent management and that our country will stand up to a bully to do what’s right.

      When did so many American leaders in the US Congress lose their moral compass where they would sell out what’s great about this USA so that they can keep their hold on power.

      They are letting us down. It’s not just President Trump who’s an embarrassment.

      Hugs, Gronda

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