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TOPIC: The Looming Impeachment of Trump.

The Looming Impeachment of Trump. 22 Aug 2017 21:36 #41

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Nah, more like concise.
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The Looming Impeachment of Trump. 22 Aug 2017 21:38 #42

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ragnarok wrote:
Are you trying to suggest that those who didn't vote were as likely to be from the right of the spectrum as the left? Do you really believe that the right weren't energised to the max by all Trump and Bannon's rhetoric and were as mobilised as they've ever been?

Now youre just swimming in the bullshit you made up earlier. :larf:

Poor Hillary ey, if only she 'energised to the max' a little better, things wouldve been soooo different. :lmao:
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The Looming Impeachment of Trump. 22 Aug 2017 21:47 #43

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Which bit of my earlier post are you saying is bullshit?
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The Looming Impeachment of Trump. 22 Aug 2017 22:54 #44

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Do you have evidence that non-voters are leftists?

And also the claim that donald trump supporters are far right is also bullshit.

Middle america arent leftists and they are also weary of the other same old same old from the usual republican cuckservatives. This is exaclty the thing many on the left failed to grasp, and obviously still do.

Lefties are quite in the habit lately of labelling anyone right of stalin or mao 'far- right' ... views once deemed conservative, views that Trump espouses, are being labelled far-right... and all that smearing results in more average folk noticing the absudity of it all.
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The Looming Impeachment of Trump. 23 Aug 2017 00:37 #45

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novum wrote:
ragnarok wrote:
Are you trying to suggest that those who didn't vote were as likely to be from the right of the spectrum as the left? Do you really believe that the right weren't energised to the max by all Trump and Bannon's rhetoric and were as mobilised as they've ever been?

Now youre just swimming in the bullshit you made up earlier. :larf:

Poor Hillary ey, if only she 'energised to the max' a little better, things wouldve been soooo different. :lmao:

Hillary was amply energised ....







.... and that still didn't work :hahano:

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The Looming Impeachment of Trump. 23 Aug 2017 01:01 #46

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The thread is about the looming (possible/probable) impeachment of Trump, not whether or not Hilary Clinton has a device under her jacket, or who voted and who didn't in the most previous US election.

If you don't think Trump will be impeached or will resign of his own accord to avoid such an instance, then there is no reason for you to post on this thread.

Go start a thread about Trump will survive or about voting proportions....or whatever else you want to post about that is not related to this thread title nor premise.
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The Looming Impeachment of Trump. 23 Aug 2017 06:04 #47

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Grounds For Impeachment

President Trump’s personal and business holdings in the United States and abroad present unprecedented conflicts of interest. Indeed, President Trump has admitted he has conflicts of interest in some cases. For example, the Trump Organization has licensing deals with two Trump Towers in Istanbul, and has received up to $10 million from developers since 2014.[1] President Trump admitted recently that “I have a little conflict of interest, because I have a major, major building in Istanbul.”[2]

Crucially, some of these business arrangements violate the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause, which provides: “[N]o Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States], shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”[3] The purpose of this provision is to prevent foreign influence or corruption. “Emoluments” from foreign governments include “any conferral of a benefit or advantage, whether through money, objects, titles, offices, or economically valuable waivers or relaxations of otherwise applicable requirements,” even including “ordinary, fair market value transactions that result in any economic profit or benefit to the federal officeholder.”[4]

Many of the Trump Organization’s extensive business dealings with foreign governments, businesses owned by foreign governments, and other foreign leaders violate this ban. A recent legal analysis by Prof. Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School, Ambassador (ret.) Norman Eisen (former chief ethics counsel to President Barack Obama), and Professor Richard Painter (former chief ethics counsel to President George W. Bush) concluded that Mr. Trump would be violating the foreign emoluments ban from the moment he took office, due to “a steady stream of monetary and other benefits from foreign powers and their agents” deriving from his existing business arrangements.[5] As a result, since he did not divest his business operations before inauguration, he has been violating the Foreign Emoluments Clause since the moment he took office.[6]

Examples of existing business arrangements that constitute violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause include:

Trump’s business partner in Trump Tower Century City (Manila, Philippines) is Century Properties. (Trump is not the developer; he has a brand licensing contract.) The head of Century Properties is Jose Antonio, who was just named special envoy to the United States by the president of the Philippines.[7] Payments from a company owned by a foreign government official are foreign emoluments.
China’s state-owned Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is the largest tenant in Trump Tower. It is also a major lender to Trump.[8] Both its regular rent payments, and its ongoing extension of credit, are foreign emoluments.
Foreign diplomats have already begun shifting their D.C. hotel and event reservations to Trump International Hotel, to curry favor or at least avoid insulting the president.[9] Indeed, the Embassy of Kuwait was reportedly pressured by the Trump Organization to change an existing reservation and reschedule the event at the Trump International.[10] Payments by foreign diplomats for lodging, meeting space, or food at the hotel are foreign emoluments.
Similarly, the Constitution’s Domestic Emoluments Clause (also known as the Presidential Compensation Clause) provides: “The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.”[11] This provision, which is not waivable by Congress, is designed to prevent corruption, as Alexander Hamilton explained:

“Neither the Union, nor any of its members, will be at liberty to give, nor will he be at liberty to receive, any other emolument than that which may have been determined by the first act. He can, of course, have no pecuniary inducement to renounce or desert the independence intended for him by the Constitution.”[12]

President Trump has chosen to continue owning businesses that receive government subsidies and tax breaks in violation of this provision. For example, since 1980, Mr. Trump and his businesses have “reaped at least $885 million in tax breaks, grants and other subsidies for luxury apartments, hotels and office buildings in New York.”[13] As President, federal and state subsidies and tax breaks violate the Domestic Emoluments Clause.

Furthermore, as noted above, “emoluments” are not limited to monetary payments; they also include economically valuable favorable regulatory actions. President Trump’s control over the vast modern powers of the executive branch means that regulatory action affecting his businesses favorably constitutes an “Emolument from the United States.” For example, President Trump’s ongoing lease of Washington, D.C.’s Old Post Office, in which the Trump International Hotel is located, violates an explicit clause in the General Services Administration lease contract providing: “No . . . elected official of the Government of the United States . . . shall be admitted to any share or part of this Lease, or to any benefit that may arise therefrom . .. .”[14] In late November, members of Congress wrote the GSA requesting information about the “imminent breach-of-lease and conflict of interest issues created by President-elect Donald Trump’s lease with the U.S. Government for the Trump International Hotel building in Washington, D.C.”[15] The GSA responded in mid-December that it could not make a determination “until the full circumstances surrounding the president-elect’s business arrangements have been finalized and he has assumed office.”[16] His business arrangements have been announced (not including any divestment of the hotel) and he has assumed office, but the GSA is not pursuing any legal action to enforce the provision. That favorable regulatory treatment provides President Trump a significant financial benefit from the federal government above and beyond his federal salary.

Finally, the Committee should also investigate whether President Trump is violating the the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 (STOCK Act). The STOCK Act is one of the few federal ethics statutes that specifically includes the President. Among other provisions, it prohibits the President from (1) using nonpublic information for private profit, and from (2) intentionally influencing an employment decision or practice of a private entity solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation.[17]
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The Looming Impeachment of Trump. 06 Sep 2017 06:00 #48

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‘Trump should be removed from office’ : Former GOP Sen. demands Congress impeach Trump
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The Looming Impeachment of Trump. 08 Sep 2017 00:30 #49

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Golfing with Trump: Analysis Reveals Powerful Elite Can Literally Play for Access

A new USA TODAY investigation reveals that top executives, lobbyists, and contractors are buying access to President Donald Trump through memberships at the president’s numerous golf clubs, adding further concerns about the administration’s ethical conflicts.

Reacting to the story, one observer wrote on Twitter:

“In the developing world, this is called corruption.”

Membership lists of Trump’s golf clubs are not publicly available, so USA TODAY tracked the names down through social media posts, news stories, and records on the U.S. Golf Association website, which show players’ handicaps and scores.

With those records, the news outlet found 4,500 names. Prioritizing the clubs where Trump has spent the most time since taking office—in New Jersey, Virginia, and Florida—the reporting found “at least 50 executives whose companies hold federal contracts and 21 lobbyists and trade group officials. Two-thirds played on one of the 58 days the president was there,” the reporting found. It further shows

that, for the first time in U.S. history, wealthy people with interests before the government have a chance for close and confidential access to the president as a result of payments that enrich him personally. It is a view of the president available to few other Americans.

Listed among the ranks of the membership

are top executives of defense contractors, a lobbyist for the South Korean government, a lawyer helping Saudi Arabia fight claims over the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and the leader of a pesticide trade group that sought successfully to persuade the Trump administration not to ban an insecticide government scientists linked to health risks.

“No theory of ethical governance could justify this,” tweeted Walter Shaub, who resigned as Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Director in July following ethics battles with the Trump White House.

Shaub was also quoted in the USA TODAY article, saying,

“Face time is everything when it comes to Washington,” adding, “The president bopping around his properties gives them access to him.”

(It should also be noted that members’ club initiation fees, which can be upwards of $100,000, personally profit Trump, as McClatchy reported in July. )

USA TODAY also notes an exchange that took place in February between Trump and an airline industry lobbyist who appeared to tout his membership at one of the president’s golf clubs..

As Quartz reported at the time, Kevin M. Burke, president and CEO of Airports Council International–North America, said to Trump at a White House gathering,

“I’m a member of your club, by the way.”

Trump responded by saying,

“Very good, very good.”

“It’s not a quid pro quo, but it’s one step away from a suggestion of an exchange,” said Norman Eisen, a former Obama administration ethics official, to Quartz. “It’s part of a larger pattern, that is part of a bigger picture.”

The new investigation follows the launch of a new Public Citizen report, “President Trump Inc.,” which spotlights his “for-profit presidency” with an interactive map that documents the tangled web of his vast business interests.

www.globalresearch.ca/golfing-with-trump-analysis-reveals-powerful-elite-can-literally-play-for-access/5607975
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The Looming Impeachment of Trump. 08 Sep 2017 00:37 #50

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Repeated video from post #48 as that version went awol.




‘Trump should be removed from office’ : Former GOP Sen. demands Congress impeach Trump
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