High Crime

March 07, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

Noah Feldman, Bloomberg columnist and constitutional law professor at Harvard, published an op-ed yesterday that raised an issue that I hadn’t considered since SCROTUS’s latest Tweet storm; falsely accusing a former president of an impeachable offense is…wait for it…an impeachable offense.  CJ accused President Obama of ordering the FBI to wiretap the campaign offices at Cheeto Tower which is clearly against a whole host of state and federal laws; if true, those crimes would result in criminal prosecution and impeachment.  It’s not true, of course, and Feldman’s argument is that this accusation is not protected under the First Amendment since defamation is not protected.  Additionally, unless evidence is produced supporting this accusation, the consequences cannot by asymmetrical; that is, a false accusation of an impeachable offense is in itself cause for impeachment of the accuser.

Now, I’m not stupid enough to believe that Congress, dominated by drooling Neanderthals and idiots, will do anything approaching an impeachment proceeding, but it’s just one more thing to add to the list of offenses that grows daily.

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11 Comments to “High Crime”

  1. And we can deny all we like and it wont matter, as anything an intelligent persons says is a part of the conspiracy, against the trumpkin!!! His sheeple are really that stoopid!

  2. And he wire tapped?! So what! the gov’mint does illegal wire all the time on others, why is trumpkin so special??!??

  3. two crows says:

    Drooling Neanderthals they may be but, given the current situation, I’m not certain the conclusions you reached are the correct ones, JJ.

    This may be just the opportunity they’ve been waiting for. Here’s why:
    1] The majority in Congress really, really dislike 45. Sure, the foaming-at-the-mouth rabies-carriers love him — but even they are starting to look askance. He’s an embarrassment and what’s even worse, he could taint them by association and THAT could put the 2018 election in peril FOR THEM! And they can’t have that!

    2] They like Pence. HE wants to do exactly the same things to the country that they do — AND he’s efficient. HE knows how government works. HE won’t draft a whole bunch of executive orders that won’t make it past the courts. Together they can all buckle down and take on the tremendous task of dismantling the government and turning the nation into a bunch of fiefdoms.

    They MAY just be champing at the bit, here.
    So — Step One: Go on FOX and FARR [Far Right Radio] and NewsMax and begin bad-mouthing Trump. Start small. Sow doubt among their Trump-or-Die constituents. Slowly escalate. Use the snowball effect. This is, after all, a method they have perfected over the course of the past 25 years. Just ask President Clinton. Just ask First Lady/Senator/Secretary of State/candidate Clinton. Just ask President Obama.

    Step two: Pick one or two of the numerous impeachable offenses 45 has so thoughtfully strewn in their path.

    And Step Three: Start a congressional investigation with a foregone conclusion. That’s something else we know they know how to do.

  4. Actually, when speaking of impeachment, it would be a good idea to look back in history to find the “fissionable moment” when the impeachment managers actually did their job. Would love to know exactly what ticked off the Clinton impeachment managers to go upright when they did. Cannot believe they would wait until CJ threw somebody out of Marine One when in mid-air. Where I come from, that would also make THEM guilty inasmuch as they could have prevented it by hauling CJ’s behind into an impeachment court like Renquist managed or sending a top member posse to the White House to get his resignation.

  5. I just can’t see the Republicans in power doing anything to upset that status quo until they have returned America socially to the Eisenhower years, when it was good to be a white male.

  6. maryelle says:

    Republican= spineless. They will do nothing that takes courage or character.

  7. Jane & PKM says:

    Micr, in the snacilbupeR haste to return to the time of Ike, they so conveniently forget the tax structure during those times. Chuckie, Davie and Shelley would love to pay their fair share of taxes at a 90+% rate. No doubt Donnie will kick in his back taxes at that rate, too.

  8. JAKvirginia says:

    Y’all keep saying this Congress won’t do anything. Gooood. More grist for the mill. 2018’s comin’. Faster than you think. If we don’t make hay out of all this then, well, shame on us.

  9. I’m with you JAK. The best thing we’ve got going for us right now is the snacilbupeR themselves, and what passes for their policies. Even ardent conspiracy followers will resign from the club when their life, whatever it might be, goes to hell in the proverbial handbasket.

  10. I wish Obama would end up suing Trump’s fat azz and get such a large award it would make his book deal look like chickenfeed.

  11. Jodi deVries says:

    One good thing I see is that the founders in our constitution created 3 branches of government. And they have to move together. So far Trump is getting checked.
    The other lines have to hold.
    We’ll see –