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Impeach!
Author: BobR    Date: 07/26/2018 12:21:57

So I'll confess upfront that this was a bit of a clickbait title. It is not pResident tRump being impeached...

Despite violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, despite adhering to Russia (and Putin specifically) over our own intelligence agencies and allies, despite violating the Federal Records Act (as noted in Raine's blog yesterday), the House is not impeaching tRump. No - they are impeaching Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein:
A group of conservative lawmakers on Wednesday filed articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

[...]

The articles, they said, “are the result of nearly 9 months of unsuccessful congressional attempts to force the Department of Justice (DOJ) to comply with oversight requests.” The lawmakers accused Rosenstein and the DOJ of a number of infractions ranging from “knowingly hiding material investigative information from Congress” to failing “to comply with congressional subpoenas.”

“The DOJ is keeping information from Congress,” Jordan said in a statement. Enough is enough. It’s time to hold Mr. Rosenstein accountable for blocking Congress’s constitutional oversight role.”

Keep in mind that impeachment is reserved for those in office who commit "high crimes and misdemeanors". It is NOT a tool for getting rid of people who don't do their job to your liking (*cough*tRump*cough*). Are any of the items listed crimes? That will be up to Congress to decide. My personal opinion is that these are trumped-up charges (pun intended) that pale in comparison to tRump's own malfeasance.

But hey - what do I know? I'm just believing my own lying eyes, according to tRump. What I'm seeing and what I'm reading should not be believed - I should just believe him (believe me, believe me).


UPDATE (added 10:40 AM EDT): It appears even the propaganda arms of the Republican party are not happy with the House caucus for filing the impeachment
(h/t to Livingonli)
 

30 comments (Latest Comment: 07/27/2018 00:14:01 by Will in Chicago)
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