What The House Judiciary Committee Just Said About President Trump Should Have Anyone Who Cares About Due Process In This Country Shaking In Their Boots

(Tea Party PAC) – There’s a lot to celebrate about the American way of life, but one of the most important rights we have in this country is that of due process. The Constitution protects the God-given right for us as citizens to be considered innocent until we are proven to be guilty of a crime that’s actually been committed, where we will be tried by a jury of our peers.

However, the radical leftists of this day and age would rather take that right and flush it straight down the toilet. We’re living in an age where if you’re accused of something, you’re considered guilty until you can prove you are innocent, which is nigh to impossible to do, and liberals know this.

What’s truly terrifying is when you see such a mentality in your own government. The House Judiciary Committee which is right now in the heat of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, recently stated that while the commander-in-chief didn’t actually break the law, he intended to break the law, therefore he’s guilty of breaking the law.

Here’s more from Breitbart:

The House Judiciary Committee released a report Saturday in which it argued that a president may be impeached for “illegitimate motives” even if his actions are “legally permissible.”

The 52-page report, written by 20 members of the staff for the Democratic majority, attempts to provide a legal and constitutional basis for the Democrats’ ongoing effort to impeach the president.

The report states: “The question is not whether the President’s conduct could have resulted from permissible motives. It is whether the President’s real reasons, the ones in his mind at the time, were legitimate.”
That novel theory is only one of several questionable features of the report.

1. The report ignores all of the “expert” legal scholars who testified three days before. The report does not bother to cite any of the testimony from Wednesday’s lengthy hearing, with three witnesses called by Democrats and one called by Republicans. That suggests the report was written well in advance of the hearing. The report does cite published works by one of the witnesses, Micharl Gerhardt, but ignores those of his writings unhelpful to their case.

2. The report uses the same misquote used in the hearing, and by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The Democrat staff cite President Donald Trump as saying Article II of the Constitution means can do whatever I want as president.” As Breitbart News explained Friday, that is a misquote (backed by deceptively-edited video in the hearing), because Trump was talking specifically about his power to fire the Special Counsel (which he did not).

3. The report invents an absurdly broad standard for “bribery.” The report, backed by selective and misleading claims about the Framers’ intent, declares: “Impeachable bribery occurs when the President offers, solicits, or accepts something of personal value to influence his own official actions.” That standard would implicate every elected official in the United States, all of whom accept campaign contributions in return for policy promises.

4. The report cites radical left-wing activists committed to impeaching Trump. The report cites “scholars” such as Zephyr Teachout, who is on the advisory board of a group called “Impeach Trump Now.” It also cites Harvard’s Laurence Tribe, who declared in December 2016 that Trump’s impeachment should “begin on Inauguration Day.” It ignores contrary views, even by left-wing sources like Cass Sunstein, whom it quotes selectively (see below).

5. The report invents an absurdly broad “abuse of power” standard. Sunstein wrote in 2017 that “abuse of power” was, by itself, too vague: “Almost every American president has, on more than one occasion, passed the bounds of his power, in the sense that his administration has done something that it is not lawfully entitled to do.” (They cite his book on impeachment, but ignore that point.) Notably, “abuse of power” is not in the Constitution.

6. The report actually defends the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson and cites it as precedent. The Johnson impeachment is almost universally regarded as an error. Yet the report, after conceding that a president “cannot be removed” simply because of “unpopular policies,” argues that Johnson should have been removed for exactly that, because he had “illegitimate motives.” This astonishing claim, citing Tribe, is worth quoting in full:

Rather than directly target President Johnson’s faithless execution of the laws, and his illegitimate motives in wielding power, the House resorted to charges based on the Tenure of Office Act. But in reality, “the shaky claims prosecuted by [the House] obscured a far more compelling basis for removal: that Johnson’s virulent use of executive power to sabotage Reconstruction posed a mortal threat to the nation—and to civil and political rights—as reconstituted after the Civil War … [T]he country was in the throes of a second founding. Yet Johnson abused the powers of his office and violated the Constitution to preserve institutions and practices that had nearly killed the Union. He could not be allowed to salt the earth as the Republic made itself anew.” Viewed from that perspective, the case for impeaching President Johnson rested on his use of power with illegitimate motives.

7. The report bends over backwards to justify impeachment without any crime being committed. The report spends a great deal of space arguing that a president does not have to commit an actual crime to be impeached — a claim hotly debated among scholars. It notes that previous impeachments have included charges of “non-criminal” acts, but ignores the fact that no presidential impeachment has ever proceeded without any criminal acts alleged.

8. After saying crimes are not necessary, the report cites the criminal grand jury process. Immediately after arguing that impeachment is not a criminal process (see above), the report cites the criminal grand jury, in which the accused has few legal rights or protections, in an attempt to justify the House’s bizarre impeachment process, in which President Trump — unlike Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton — has been denied basic legal rights.

9. The report claims that Trump has more rights than Nixon and Clinton did. That false claim ignores the fact that unlike his predecessors, Trump has not been allowed legal representation in the key fact-finding stage of the process, which Democrats — for the first time — moved to the secretive Intelligence Committee. Moreover, it ignores that Republicans have been denied the ability to object to witnesses called by the Democrat majority.

10. The report claims that hearsay evidence is sufficient to impeach the president. After noting that the usual rules of evidence do not apply in the House, the report ignores that the only witnesses with direct knowledge of the president’s intentions testified that there was no “quid pro quo” regarding aid to Ukraine. One, Gordon Sondland, said he believed Trump wanted a “quid pro quo” for a White House meeting but had no direct knowledge to show it.

11. The report claims the president is “obstructing” Congress by appealing to the courts. The report claims that Trump can be impeached for denying requests for witnesses and documents, ignoring the fact that the president is raising constitutionally permissible defenses that await adjudication by the courts. Notably, the House itself has decided not to pursue key witnesses, apparently because it wants to rush to impeachment before election season.

The report states its conclusions “do not necessarily reflect those of the Committee on the Judiciary or any of its members.” The committee will hold its first evidentiary hearing toward articles of impeachment on Monday.

This is a clear indication that the radical left Deep State element working against Donald Trump within the government wants to completely deny the active, sitting president of his constitutional rights in order to further push their coup along and ensure he is removed from office, simply for holding to policies that they don’t like or agree with.

It’s unprecedented to see this kind of thing unfolding right here in America. It’s something that should have all of us who love and enjoy our liberty very concerned. If they want to deny a president due process, you can surely guarantee they want to deny yours too.

Source: breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/07/house-judiciary-committee-report-president-can-be-impeached-for-motives-without-breaking-law/

30 COMMENTS

  1. If Joe Biden or the Clinton Foundation actions really are the same as they alege why didn’t the Democrats do something about these actions? Guess it really comes down to politics rather than justice. It’s a shame when a great old party has to resort to attempts to destroy competition because it’s candidates rank so poorly

  2. THIS is a MUST READ for what is happening in our COUNTRY.. LONG but take the time…Civil War How do civil wars happen?Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge. That’s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.The Mueller investigation is about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election. We all know that. But it’s not the first time they’ve done this. The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn’t really win. The Supreme Court gave him the election. There’s a pattern here.What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean? It means they don’t accept the results of any election that they don’t win. It means they don’t believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections.That’s a civil war.There’s no shooting. At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice. But the Democrats have rejected our system of government.This isn’t dissent. It’s not disagreement. You can hate the other party. You can think they’re the worst thing that ever happened to the country but then you work harder to win the next election. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don’t win, what you’re asking for is a dictatorship.Your very own dictatorship.The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to Democrats, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power it’s inherently illegitimate. The Democrats lost Congress. They lost the White House.So what did they do?They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats. Every time a Federal judge issues an order saying the President of the United States can’t scratch his own back without the judge’s say-so, that’s civil war.Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that’s not the system that runs this country. The Democrat’s system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.If the Democrats are in the White House, the president can do anything…and I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is unlimited. He’s a dictator. But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can’t do anything. He isn’t even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor invented illegally. A Democrat in the White House has discretion’ to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn’t even have the ‘discretion’ to reverse him. That’s how the game is played. That’s how our country is run. Sad but true, but the left hasn’t yet won that particular fight.When a Democrat is in the White House, states aren’t allowed to enforce immigration law. But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws. Under Obama, a state wasn’t allowed to go to the bathroom without asking permission. But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying that California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries.The Constitution has something strong to say about that. Whether it’s Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country. If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land. This is what I call a moving dictatorship.Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild. Like the medieval guilds. You can’t serve if you’re not a member. If you haven’t been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals. If you aren’t in the club. And Trump isn’t in the club. He brought a bunch of people with him who aren’t in a club with him. Now we’re seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them. They spy on them, they investigate them and they send them to jail. They use the tools of power to bring them down.That’s not a free country. It’s not a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an ‘insurance policy’ against Trump winning the election. It’s not a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition. It’s not a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media. It’s not a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn’t supposed to win did win.

  3. I have seen and read the transcript of the call Pres Trump made to Zelensky and THERE WAS “NO THREAT” of withholding aid. All he asked him to do was to INVESTIGATE and that was it if you done nothing wrong(biden) as you said you did then you have nothing to worry about. This is just to distract WHAT biden and his crackhore of a family has done in Ukraine. All demoRACISTS NEED REMOVING… NOW FOR THERE COUP AGAINST A SITTING PRESIDENT! As I have said before in other comments I have made… “demoRACISTS MUST ALL BE ERADICATED AS WELL AS THERE VOTERS TO PROTECT OUR SOVEREIGNTY and TO PREVENT THIS FROM EVER HAPPENING AGAIN!!! demoRACISTS cannot/won’t accept the election of Pres TRUMP and will do or say ANYTHING to have him removed. Are these SCUMBAGS the type of people you want in control? If they can impeach a President with there BS lies and regain the POWER THAT THEY CRAVE and THINK THEY DESERVE just think about what they will then be able to do to you. Get your head out your —ES “WE THE PEOPLE”, we have an ENEMY(demoRACISTS) from within “OUR GOVERNMENT” TO DEFEAT, THAT ENEMY IS THE demoRACISTS!!

  4. It is a sad time in our country when when the people that have been elected to serve them, have spent their time and taxpayer dollars trying to get rid of the man that I feel God put in office. Since they see fit to spend taxpayer money this way, take away their check, because they have not served the people as they were elected to do. So sad that they cannot accept the fact that a Democrat is not president. You have a bigger power to answer to than Donald Trump. When his wrath falls on you, it will be to late to say”we messed up.”

  5. We have entered into upside down world, a place which exists only in the minds of leftists, along with the notion of Utopia. I guess if you don’t like someone, for any reason, it is OK to work to destroy that person using any ploy required, including lies, reading the mind of the victim and assuming you know his intent, convicting when no crimes are even alleged, and making up new crimes to charge the victim with. I don’t want to and won’t live in this world without putting up a fight. Enshrinement of these ideas will utterly destroy the country, but then for the Democrats I think this is the goal.

  6. “The 52-page report, written by 20 members of the staff for the Democratic majority, attempts to provide a legal and constitutional basis for the Democrats’ ongoing effort to impeach the president…. The report states its conclusions ‘do not necessarily reflect those of the Committee on the Judiciary or any of its members.'”

    After reading the 11 key illogical, unscruplous, and unfounded bases (noted in the article) and watching so much of the laughable hearings resulting, one cannot help wondering whether these freshman law school students hired for the majority staff will be allowed to continue their studies or will they be required to re-enroll in another graduate program like English literature or environmental studies.

  7. it is time for the GOP to strike back and wipe out the crooks in the demoncrat party. America has seen that they do not abide by our Constitution or any laws. It is time to take every one of these obstructionists to court – charge them, prosecute them, and if treason is on the books….shoot them. We don’t want to keep paying for them to stay alive in jail. The other penalty should be to take away their life time pensions if they go to jail. I’m tired of what the demoncrats put us through for the last three and a half years–and all of this because the fkn crooked lying britch, the trash lady from Arkansas, killary, lost the election. Time to jail this britch!

  8. Pre-crime is alive and well!! What the Dems are doing is making themselves the Judge jury and executioner. They are effectively eliminating the executive branch to make itself the sole governing body of this country because they will assault the courts next for improper thought crimes. This is more than scary!! This is why we have the 2nd Amendment because it is clear that we must now literally fight to get our county back from these leftist totalitarians!!

  9. Any Demonrat who reads these weird distortions of American jurisprudence and still votes YES on impeachment, should be thrown out of Congress after the 2020 elections provide 60 new GOP seats in the House and 10 in the Senate. The American electorate IS NOT FOOLED.

  10. I don’t see why the executive branch can’t arrest Nancy Pelosi and Schiff and the dnc director etc and charge them with conspiracy and treason each branch of govt has the same powers , premeditated crimes if they where regular people in the street they would wait in jail until trial , and joe Bidens son wasn’t registered as a foreign agent didn’t mueller charge the general flin for that crime whats so special that these people aren’t in prison

  11. These democratic morons are committing treason and sedition. Send them all to prison, then file law suits against them so when they are released, they’ll have to get real jobs.

  12. President Trump has done nothing to be impeached for. The dumocraps are the ones who should be removed from office. Trump has done more for this country than all the dumocraps put together. God bless President Trump and his family. It would be great if the Repubs or somebody would sue Shiff, Pelosi and their bunch of idiots for everything they have.

  13. I believe that the 10 Democrats who are “uncomfortable” with IMPEACHMENT is because they found NO EVIDENCE of wrong doing. POTUS Trump is INNOCENT of ALL charges and the Democrats KNOW it. And, by going down this path, they will be committing CRIMES against the POTUS, TREASON and Sedition, which are IMPRISONABLE offenses. They ALSO know that a dangerous precedence is being set, knowing that a STALINIST type rule could be instituted which is W R O N G! It goes against U.S. Constitutional LAW. Even Censure would be wrong, since POTUS Trump was exercising his lawful duties duly set forth be the U.S. Constitution. Team Trump and his allies 2020 – KAGA (Keep America Great Again).

  14. Pelosi, Schiff, et al! You people are hereby put on notice to follow our rules of law in these bogus impeachment hearings OR ELSE. You are subject to our rule of law or we are paying you a visit very soon. You don’t have very much time remaining to do the right thing. Signed…some very concerned citizens!!.

  15. It sharia law not USA Constitugional Rule Of Law Not WeThePeople’s House Anymore Dems Have Made One Party
    SocialismDictatorship Has Taken Over Our Country .

    • The only cure for our nation is: A message from God to America: (From Hosea 4)
      Hear the word of the LORD, you children of America: for the LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery…and the list goes on and on.

      Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwells therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yes, even the fish of the sea also shall be taken away.
      My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you seeing that you have forgotten the law of God, I will also forget your children. For you shall eat, and not have enough. You shall commit whoredom and shall not increase because you have not taken heed to the LORD. However…..
      This message from God for America is continued in (2nd Chron. 7:14) (John 3:16-18)

      “If my people who are called by my name (Christians) shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

      For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved. He that believes on him is not condemned but he that believes not is condemned already because he has not believed on the name of his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

  16. It is the 3-ring circus of a lifetime. Time for the big tent to go. Is the right going to let the lefts criminal behavior slide??? Is no one big enough besides our president to stand against the game the left is playing. Because believe me they will be playing those games on we the people if they pull it off with our president. WAKE UP AMERICA.

  17. This is a sad day in America. The left have been doing this since he was elected. It is so wrong. Come on America stand up for President Trump #2020. He is the best President we’ve had in a long time. They need to check past President’s as well. President Trump you have done a great job.

  18. Well now we see what it is like to be persecuted because your doing the best Job over any other President in a very long time. Un-employment is way down. Economy is looking great. And a lot of Democrats could be going to jail for what they say the President has done. But they can’t prove anything. We as the People need to stop this and have trials on the people who have lied to us and are trying a coup and committing Treason.

  19. Trump is getting “Due Process”! He needs to be removed from office As Soon As Possible! He is using his presidency to bleed the USA dry and enrich himself and his cronies. Instead of “Making America Great”, he is “Making the Trumps Rich” and the making the “Middle Class Broke”!

    • Obviously you thought you found a brain cell, got so excited, you took it out and dropped it. Obummer and the dumocraps are the ones who enriched themselves and their buddies — NOT TRUMP!

    • Joseph – – -A message from God to America: (From Hosea 4)
      Hear the word of the LORD, you children of America: for the LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery….and the list goes on and on.

      Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwells therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yes, even the fish of the sea also shall be taken away.
      My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you seeing that you have forgotten the law of God, I will also forget your children. For you shall eat, and not have enough. You shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase because you have not taken heed to the LORD. However…..
      This message from God for America is continued in (2nd Chron. 7:14) (John 3:16-18)

      “If my people who are called by my name (Christians) shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

      For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved. He that believes on him is not condemned but he that believes not is condemned already because he has not believed on the name of his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

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