Will liberals try to make Trump getting re-elected next year an impeachable offense?
- AMERICA IS DEADLv 73 weeks ago
I guess we will never know.
- Shadow LadyLv 63 weeks ago
We're trying to remove him from office and to prevent him from running for it again.
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
No, There are real issues to impeach Trump.
By directly requesting or suggesting that President Zelensky use Ukraine’s resources to help his reelection efforts, Trump violated campaign finance law.
As the FEC has previously noted, “in light of the broad scope of the prohibition on contributions from foreign nationals” the law bans the solicitation of a foreign national for anything of value, even if the value “may be nominal or difficult to ascertain.”
The most obvious way in which Trump could have violated the law is by soliciting material campaign aid from a foreign government, which expressly violates the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971.
Take 18 U.S. Code § 872: “Extortion by officers or employees of the United States.” It’s not hard to grasp:
Trump has said that he will refuse to cooperate with lawful subpoenas — itself a prima facie violation of 2 U.S. Code § 192, “Refusal of witness to testify or produce papers,” punishable by a year in prison.
“Whoever, being an officer, or employee of the United States or any department or agency thereof, or representing himself to be or assuming to act as such, under color or pretense of office or employment commits or attempts an act of extortion, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
Coercing his deputies into joining in the conspiracy would also runs afoul of the law. “As I said on the phone, I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign,” Bill Taylor, the top American diplomat in Ukraine, reiterated in a text message to Trump official Gordon Sondland, strongly suggesting he was pursuing the strategy against his own wishes.
If Taylor felt coerced into helping with “a political campaign,” that implicates 18 U.S. Code § 610, which covers that crime rather clearly under the title: “Coercion of political activity.”
The law reads: “It shall be unlawful for any person to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, any employee of the Federal Government … to engage in … any political activity.” The sentence caps at three years.
It’s also illegal, according to 18 U.S. Code § 595, when a government official, “in connection with any activity which is financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by the United States, or any department or agency thereof, uses his official authority for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the nomination or the election of any candidate for the office of President.” That statute could add another year to the sentence.
Code § 607, “Place of solicitation,” and 52 U.S. Code § 30121, “Contributions and donations by foreign nationals.” Essentially, it’s illegal to solicit contributions to your presidential campaign from the Oval Office and illegal to solicit from foreign nationals no matter where you do it from: “It shall be unlawful for an individual who is an officer or employee of the Federal Government, including the President … to solicit or receive a donation of money or other thing of value in connection with a Federal, State, or local election, while in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties by an officer or employee of the United States, from any person.”
18 U.S. Code § 872: “Extortion by officers or employees of the United States”
2 U.S. Code § 192, “Refusal of witness to testify or produce papers”
18 U.S. Code § 610, “Coercion of political activity”
18 U.S. Code § 595, “Interference by administrative employees of Federal, State, or Territorial Governments”
18 U.S. Code § 607, “Place of solicitation”
52 U.S. Code § 30121, “Contributions and donations by foreign nationals”
- RickLv 63 weeks ago
DON'T give them ANY ideas !!!! ................................
TRUMP 2020 !!
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- Anonymous3 weeks ago
A liberal is some one who is willing to respect or accept behavior or opinions different from one's own, they are open to new ideas and they are favorable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms. In a political context liberals favor individual liberty, free trade, and moderate political and social reform.
- August WestLv 53 weeks ago
Can he do that from prison?
- scott bLv 73 weeks ago
No, they're going to follow the Constitution. However if he does it like he did in 2016 and tried to do in 2020 with the help of a foreign government, then yes. We will.