"By my count, there are now four grounds to impeach Donald Trump. The fifth appears to be on its way.
First, in taking the oath of office, a president promises to “faithfully execute the laws & the constitution.” That’s Article II Section 2. But Trump is unfaithfully executing his duties as president by accusing his predecessor, president Obama, of undertaking an illegal and impeachable act, with absolutely no evidence to support the accusation."No evidence, Huh? You who yell about the Russian thing with no creditable evidence. Maybe you should keep your eyes on the news. The actions taken by your boy Barky at the end of his administration, along with the Susan Rice investigation may just yet have you and a lot of lefties wiping egg off your face. The Obama Administration will long be known for it's scandals, scandals you turned a blind eye to in your partisanship.
The president also swears to Protect and Defend the Constitution Against Enemies, Both Foreign and Domestic. Of course, no matter what truth comes out I'm sure you will deny it as propaganda of the far right..........and with absolutely no evidence to support the accusation.
"Second, Article I Section 9 of the Constitution forbids government officials from taking things of value from foreign governments. But Trump is making big money off his Trump International Hotel by steering foreign diplomatic delegations to it, and will make a bundle off China’s recent decision to grant his trademark applications for the Trump brand – decisions Chinese authorities arrived at directly because of decisions Trump has made as president."Bob, Mr. Trump, like all presidents, have put his personal interest into trust. And Trump's interest are run by his children while in office. Sure he will eventually gain from it, just as every private citizen/former president does. I don't remember you having a problem with Barky raking in the big buck residuals from his books while in office......hmmm. Elected as a backbench senator, he left office a multi-millionaire.
As for the Chinese trademark deal, it was a decade old request and the decision to rule in Trump’s favor predates his election as president. You know, the election no one believed he could win.
"Third: The 1st Amendment to the Constitution bars any law “respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” But Trump’s ban on travel into the United States from 6 muslim countries – which he initiated, advocated for, and oversees – violates that provision."Least we forget, Bob, the list of concerned countries that the Trump administration outlined in the executive order was based on the one signed into law in Dec. 2015 by the former Obama administration. And for the same reason, anti-terrorism! Where were you and your ACLU cohorts then?
"Fourth: The 1st Amendment also bars “abridging the freedom of the press.” But Trump’s labeling the press “the enemy of the people,” and choosing who he invites to news conferences based on whether they’ve given him favorable coverage, violates this provision."The press has indeed become a threat to America. They refuse to tell the truth and actively protect corrupt politicians. And you Dr. Reich, having been in the WH. should know that the Presidential Administration has the right to grant or deny credentials to anyone they wish. Press conferences are not set in law. They are a tradition. If a news agency is there to ask tough questions so be it. But to lie about, or twist the words of the administration policy or just to be instigators, they themselves dampen the whole free press' abilities to report the truth, and the president to effectively speak to the nation.
"A fifth possible ground if the evidence is there: Article II Section 3 of the Constitution defines “treason against the United States” as “adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” Evidence is mounting that Trump and his aides colluded with Russian operatives to win the 2016 presidential election. Presidents can be impeached for what the Constitution calls “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Trump. The practical question is whether there’s the political will."What High Crimes and Misdemeanor? Treason? SHOW US THE PROOF. All you have here is the rumors propitiated by the media and Democrats in congress. The fact someone spied on the DNC and not Trump doesn't mean they were in cahoots to steal an election! And NO ONE has proved the Russians even did the spying in question in the first place. It's got CIA written all over it.
Dr. Bob, perhaps you and your lunatic friend Maxine should have a nice lunch together and come up with a better list. So far, just fog. No smoke, No fire.