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    PostThe Last Outlaw Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:08 pm

    Judiciary Committee Impeachment Report Alleges Trump Committed 'Multiple Federal Crimes' I5Bn3

    From POLITICO

    Kyle Cheney and Andrew Desiderio of POLITICO wrote:President Donald Trump committed criminal bribery and wire fraud, the House Judiciary Committee alleges in a report that will accompany articles of impeachment this week.

    The report, a 169-page assessment of the case for Trump’s removal from office, contends that Trump committed “multiple federal crimes” — ones that Democrats addressed under the broad umbrella of “abuse of power,” the first article of impeachment against the president.

    “Although President Trump’s actions need not rise to the level of a criminal violation to justify impeachment, his conduct here was criminal,” the panel’s Democrats argue, labeling Trump’s behavior “both constitutional and criminal in character” and contending that the president “betrayed the people of this nation” and should be removed from office.

    The staff report, which was filed to the House Rules Committee just after midnight Monday, argues that Trump directed a months-long scheme to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 election, the allegation that forms the core of the two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — approved by the Judiciary Committee last week. Democrats emphasized that proving a criminal violation is not required to justify impeachment.

    Judiciary Committee Impeachment Report Alleges Trump Committed 'Multiple Federal Crimes' AAKazeF

    “The Framers were not fools. They authorized impeachment for a reason, and that reason would have been gutted if impeachment were limited to crimes,” the report states.

    The Judiciary Committee’s report presents the panel’s most thorough analysis yet of why Democrats believe the accusations against Trump are worthy of immediate impeachment and a recommendation that the Senate remove Trump from office. It comes a day before the Rules Committee formally considers the articles of impeachment, ahead of a likely Wednesday vote on the House floor.

    The committee contends that Trump’s actions were part of a pattern than began with his “welcoming” of Russian interference in the 2016 election, and continues to this day. In fact, the panel’s Democrats cite his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s trip to Ukraine just last week as evidence that Trump intends to continue the alleged scheme. Trump’s lack of remorse over the Ukraine allegations, Democrats claim, is evidence that he poses a “continuing threat if left in office.”

    “President Trump has made it clear that he believes he is free to use his presidential powers the same way, to the same ends, whenever and wherever he pleases,” the report states.

    The panel’s report, which comes on the heels of a House Intelligence Committee-led investigation that formed the basis of the articles of impeachment, contends that Trump’s most acute abuse of his power occurred during a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, when Trump asked his counterpart to launch investigations targeting former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democrats.

    Though the Judiciary Committee report indicates this evidence alone is enough to warrant Trump’s impeachment, the report cites as an “aggravating factor” that Trump — through Giuliani and other allies — repeatedly dangled and withheld an Oval Office visit from Zelensky that the Ukrainian leader desperately wanted as a show of support amid his country’s ongoing war with Russia.

    The report also notes that Trump ordered a freeze of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine over the objections of advisers at the State Department, Pentagon and National Security Council, which he only lifted after Democrats began investigating the matter.

    Democrats argue that Trump crossed the threshold into criminal behavior with his posture toward Zelensky, writing in the report that his request for the announcement of politically motivated investigations constituted the solicitation of a bribe under federal law.

    Those investigations were valuable to Trump personally, and he used his official power to schedule a state visit and withhold military aid to obtain them, the panel says.

    These actions are a “corrupt” use of Trump’s authority that satisfies the final element of a bribery crime, Democrats argue.

    The committee also alleges that Trump violated the honest services wire fraud statute during the July 25 phone call, as well as during a separate phone call a day later with Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Those “foreign wire communications” were done “in furtherance of an ongoing bribery scheme,” according to the report.

    “Fundamentally, the president has deprived the American people of the honorable stewardship that the nation expects and demands of its chief executive," the panel alleges, noting that the federal wire fraud statute imposes a 20-year imprisonment.

    In an accompanying 18-page dissent, Judiciary Committee Republicans, led by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), assail Democrats’ evidence as “paltry” and an “affront to the constitutional process of impeachment.”

    “If President Nixon’s impeachment proceedings are the ‘gold standard’ for presidential impeachment inquiries, these proceedings, in stark contrast, will go down in history as the quintessential example of how such proceedings should not be conducted,” Collins writes.

    Collins rejects Democrats’ articles of impeachment as “vague,” “hyperbolic” and “misleading,” particularly as they describe fear of future presidential misconduct. He also blasts Democrats for declining to offer any articles of impeachment that specifically allege criminal violations.

    “While individual articles of impeachment have been passed against prior presidents that do not allege criminality, no president has been impeached solely on non-criminal accusations,” Collins writes. He adds that Democrats have failed to exhaust their legal avenues to obtain information they claim Trump is obstructing.

    Among Democrats’ other conclusions was a contention that waiting for the federal courts to resolve fights with the White House over witnesses and documents — as Collins urged — would be “unnecessary and impractical.” Rather, they argue, Trump has abused the court process to delay Democrats’ impeachment proceedings, and waiting for a judicial ruling would render the House “subservient” to courts in a process meant to be entirely controlled by Congress.

    “[T]he House has never before relied on litigation to compel witness testimony or the production of documents in a presidential impeachment proceeding,” the committee concludes. “Some members of the minority have suggested otherwise, but there is no law or practice to support such a theory.”

    The committee’s report also marks a return of sorts for the evidence unearthed by special counsel Robert Mueller. Democrats claim the Ukraine allegations against Trump are part of a “pattern” of misconduct that began with Trump’s alleged solicitation of Russian assistance in the 2016 election — a matter probed by Mueller for nearly two years. Mueller also found that Trump made multiple attempts to hinder or end his investigation.

    “The pattern is as unmistakable as it is unnerving,” the Judiciary Committee argues.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  Trump's fat is in the fire more than he cares to realize.  As far as impeachment goes, I stand by SPOILER which goes like this:

    Donald Trump's Impeachment:
    Donald Trump will be Impeached by the House.
    Donald Trump WILL NOT be removed from office unless he is voted out.

    One way or the other, Trump may face charges when he is out of office... one way or another.

    Just Saying
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