The Impeachment Process of Presidents, Judges, Attorney Generals & Other Officials: Requirements

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Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution provides that, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Also, according to the Federalist Paper No. 65, if the president be connected, in any suspicious manner, with any person, and there be grounds to believe he will shelter him, the House of Representatives can impeach him.” Fellow framer James Iredell concluded that presidential acts to obscure or withhold information from Congress could also constitute a violation of the impeachment clause if Congress was induced to act based on the deception.

The terms High Crime and Misdemeanors have always been ambiguous. However, from the framers of the Constitution…James Madison makes no reference to any crime. His concern was the potential use of presidential power for personal or other inappropriate purposes. Abuse or Violation of Public Trust, Serious Misconduct or Violation of the Constitution or Law, Intentional Passivity of Public Officials Regarding Serious Offenses or Allegations–especially officials from law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, OCR, CIA, DNI, etc.), Misappropriation of Government Funds or the Mishandling of State Resources & Tax Payer dollars, such as ordering militant groups to surveil, monitor, and or track political opponents & dissenters), Instigating Violent Protests & Looting, Pandering to international capitalism and the United States’ disproportionately wealthy white minority. Conviction of Treason (Underhanded deals with Foreign Governments to sell out the American People, Attempts to Overthrow Democracy & the Constitution), Bribery (not defined in the Constitution. However, bribery has long been recognized in English and American common law as an act in which a person gives any official of the government money, gifts, or services to influence that official’s behavior in office), Obstruction of the Administration of Justice (influencing or inhibiting a federal investigation), Failure to Produce Requested Documents from Congress, Perjury (Lying Under Oath (the sworn oath of their office should be included whether they’re actually standing before a judge in a court room or not) Abuse of Power (Failure to Uphold or Enforce the Constitution and other Laws without a Legitimate Reason for doing so…i.e. reconstruction… editing in process…to be continued…


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