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126Trump Articles of Impeachment - Page 6 Empty Re: Trump Articles of Impeachment on 12/17/2019, 9:17 pm

Telstar

Telstar
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127Trump Articles of Impeachment - Page 6 Empty Re: Trump Articles of Impeachment on 12/18/2019, 9:39 am

Floridatexan

Floridatexan

HISTORIANS’ STATEMENT ON THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP

We are American historians devoted to studying our nation’s past who have concluded that Donald J. Trump has violated his oath to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States” and to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” His “attempts to subvert the Constitution,” as George Mason described impeachable offenses at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, urgently and justly require his impeachment.

President Trump’s numerous and flagrant abuses of power are precisely what the Framers had in mind as grounds for impeaching and removing a president. Among those most hurtful to the Constitution have been his attempts to coerce the country of Ukraine, under attack from Russia, an adversary power to the United States, by withholding essential military assistance in exchange for the fabrication and legitimization of false information in order to advance his own re-election.

President Trump’s lawless obstruction of the House of Representatives, which is rightly seeking documents and witness testimony in pursuit of its constitutionally-mandated oversight role, has demonstrated brazen contempt for representative government. So have his attempts to justify that obstruction on the grounds that the executive enjoys absolute immunity, a fictitious doctrine that, if tolerated, would turn the president into an elected monarch above the law.

As Alexander Hamilton wrote in The Federalist, impeachment was designed to deal with “the misconduct of public men” which involves “the abuse or violation of some public trust.” Collectively, the President’s offenses, including his dereliction in protecting the integrity of the 2020 election from Russian disinformation and renewed interference, arouse once again the Framers’ most profound fears that powerful members of government would become, in Hamilton’s words, “the mercenary instruments of foreign corruption.”
It is our considered judgment that if President Trump’s misconduct does not rise to the level of impeachment, then virtually nothing does.

Hamilton understood, as he wrote in 1792, that the republic remained vulnerable to the rise of an unscrupulous demagogue, “unprincipled in private life, desperate in his fortune, bold in his temper, possessed of considerable talents…despotic in his ordinary demeanour.” That demagogue, Hamilton said, could easily enough manage “to mount the hobby horse of popularity — to join in the cry of danger to liberty — to take every opportunity of embarrassing the General Government & bringing it under suspicion — to flatter and fall in with all the non sense of the zealots of the day.” Such a figure, Hamilton wrote, would “throw things into confusion that he may ‘ride the storm and direct the whirlwind.’”

President Trump’s actions committed both before and during the House investigations fit Hamilton’s description and manifest utter and deliberate scorn for the rule of law and “repeated injuries” to constitutional democracy. That disregard continues and it constitutes a clear and present danger to the Constitution. We therefore strongly urge the House of Representatives to impeach the President.

Signed,* (1507 records)

https://medium.com/@historiansonimpeachment/historians-statement-on-the-impeachment-of-president-trump-6e4ed2277b16

128Trump Articles of Impeachment - Page 6 Empty Re: Trump Articles of Impeachment on 12/18/2019, 1:32 pm

Sal

Sal
PkrBum wrote:https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1103451

Sooo, ... no bias, no corruption, no coup, and no deep state conspiracy.

None of what you promised us.

Nothing, nada, bupkis.

Tough shit, comrade.

129Trump Articles of Impeachment - Page 6 Empty Re: Trump Articles of Impeachment on 12/18/2019, 3:54 pm

Floridatexan

Floridatexan

It is so sickening watching these blowhard Republicans get up and lie their asses off. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

130Trump Articles of Impeachment - Page 6 Empty Re: Trump Articles of Impeachment on 12/18/2019, 4:45 pm

Telstar

Telstar
Floridatexan wrote:
It is so sickening watching these blowhard Republicans get up and lie their asses off. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad



Worse yet that the right wing useful idiots buy into it. Twisted Evil

131Trump Articles of Impeachment - Page 6 Empty Re: Trump Articles of Impeachment on 12/18/2019, 9:53 pm

Telstar

Telstar
The Dems have enough votes to pass so he's impeached. Russian backed stooge Tulsi Gabbard voted present for both articles. Now he will forever have the stain of impeachment linked with the name of Trump. Twisted Evil

132Trump Articles of Impeachment - Page 6 Empty Re: Trump Articles of Impeachment on 1/7/2020, 4:08 pm

PkrBum

PkrBum
Sal wrote:
PkrBum wrote:https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1103451

Sooo, ... no bias, no corruption, no coup, and no deep state conspiracy.

None of what you promised us.

Nothing, nada, bupkis.

Tough shit, comrade.

Lmao... there were repeated violations of the FISA protocols and the law. Did you just look at the pictures?

133Trump Articles of Impeachment - Page 6 Empty Re: Trump Articles of Impeachment on 1/7/2020, 4:57 pm

Floridatexan

Floridatexan

Donald Drumpf has always been a criminal, just like you've always been a liar.

The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

(and this is from 2017, before he had a chance to really damage the country)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/donald-trump-scandals/474726/

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134Trump Articles of Impeachment - Page 6 Empty Re: Trump Articles of Impeachment on 1/7/2020, 5:14 pm

Floridatexan

Floridatexan

Manhattan Judge Orders Trump to Pay $2 Million for Misuse of Charitable Foundation

It's the latest development in the litigation, brought by the New York attorney general, which resulted last year in an expedited timeline for the Trump Foundation being dissolved.

By Dan M. Clark | November 07, 2019 at 03:33 PM

President Donald Trump will pay $2 million to eight different charities after a state judge in New York found he had used his charitable foundation to advance his political interests during the 2016 election, and breached his duties as a financial officer of the organization in doing so.

The payment is the result of a lawsuit brought last year by the New York Attorney General’s Office against the Trump Foundation over allegations that the charitable entity was misused. Trump’s lawyers have argued that there has been no misconduct.
The decision handed down Thursday by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Saliann Scarpulla means more than $3.78 million will be paid to a handful of charities by Trump and his foundation based on actions taken during his campaign for president.

Trump’s three eldest children—Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka—were also required to undergo compulsory training as a result of the litigation.
New York Attorney General Letitia James, a frequent opponent of Trump and the federal government, said Thursday’s decision was a win for the state’s oversight of charities.

“The court’s decision, together with the settlements we negotiated, are a major victory in our efforts to protect charitable assets and hold accountable those who would abuse charities for personal gain,” James said.

“My office will continue to fight for accountability because no one is above the law—not a businessman, not a candidate for office, and not even the president of the United States,” she continued.

Trump was represented in the litigation by Alan Futerfas, an attorney in Manhattan. Futerfas was not immediately available to comment on the decision.


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It’s the latest development in the litigation, which resulted last year in an expedited timeline for the Trump Foundation being dissolved. It was already planning to shut down, but the litigation forced it to come to terms with that resolution sooner than expected.

It left behind approximately $1.7 million in assets, which were ordered to be disbursed to the various charities along with Trump’s $2 million in damages from Scarpulla’s judgment.

Scarpulla was critical, in the decision, of how Trump used the foundation during his campaign for president three years ago. That was also the basis of the New York attorney general’s lawsuit against the foundation last year.

When the litigation was filed, former New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said she was only seeking $2.8 million in restitution from the Trump Foundation, though it was unclear whether the state also expected a multimillion-dollar payment from Trump in the litigation.

The New York Attorney General’s Office has essentially accused the Trump Foundation of working with Trump’s campaign for president to hold a fundraiser for political gain, and then disbursing the money from that event strategically to boost support for his candidacy.

During the campaign, Trump chose to hold a fundraiser hosted by his charitable foundation rather than attend a debate among his opponents in the Republican primary.

The fundraiser brought in $5.6 million in donations, $2.8 million of which were contributed directly to the foundation to be disbursed separately. The remaining money was donated directly to veterans groups.

According to court filings, officials from Trump’s campaign for president were involved in organizing the event. They also coordinated with the Trump Foundation to plan when the remaining funds would be disbursed, scheduling those payments for campaign events.

Trump’s attorneys have argued that every cent raised at the fundraiser was ultimately given to veterans groups, and that there was no misconduct involved with the event. The foundation was used, they’ve said, because it could legally collect and disburse the funds.

Scarpulla, in the decision Thursday, wrote that she agreed with the attorney general’s interpretation of the event, but not the amount that Trump should pay over it. New York had asked for Trump to pay the total $2.8 million disbursed at campaign events.

“As stated above, I find that the $2,823,000 raised at the fundraiser was used for Mr. Trump’s political campaign and disbursed by Mr. Trump’s campaign staff, rather than by the foundation,” Scarpulla wrote.

“However, taking into consideration that the funds did ultimately reach their intended destinations, i.e., charitable organizations supporting veterans, I award damages on the breach of fiduciary duty/waste claim against Mr. Trump in the amount of $2,000,000, without interest,” she continued.

Scarpulla declined to award penalty damages in the case, which had been requested by the Attorney General’s Office and would’ve doubled Trump’s payment.

A spokesman for the Trump Foundation said they were grateful that Scarpulla did not require any additional penalties in her decision, and said the foundation was glad to empty its accounts to the charitable groups directed in the settlement.

“We are pleased that the court, in rejecting the attorney general’s frivolous request for statutory penalties, interest and other damages, recognized that every penny ever raised by the Trump Foundation has gone to help those most in need,” the spokesman said. “Now that this matter is concluded, the Trump Foundation is proud to make this additional contribution.”

The funds will be disbursed equally to eight charities that were approved by the Attorney General’s Office: Army Emergency Relief, the Children’s Aid Society, Citymeals-on-Wheels, Give an Hour, Martha’s Table, United Negro College Fund, United Way of National Capital Area, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2019/11/07/manhattan-judge-orders-trump-to-pay-2-million-for-misuse-of-charitable-foundation-2/?slreturn=20200007160532

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