Another instance of a charge to add to the count of EMOLUMENTS violations in the Artciles of Impeachment that will be forthcoming. The brazenness of the violations astounds.
Counts of Impeachment that now seem probable:
Solicitation of aid from foreign nations to interfere in the 2020 presidential elections (Trump admitted to the crime of solicitation, which only requires an ask, not a quid pro quo and then on Thursday chief of staff Mick Mulvaney admitted to the quid pro quo which adds the element of extortion). Coupled with documentation in the Mueller report (“Russia, if you’re listening…”), this is a slam dunk.
Emoluments violations. From accepting empty reservations in Trump properties, to redirecting military transports to Trump foreign properties, to charging Secret Service and other federal expenses at Trump properties, to the addition of the Trump Doral Resort added Thursday, the list of slam-dunk violations of both the foreign and domestic emoluments clauses is extensive.
Obstruction of Justice. The Mueller report cites ten specific instances of obstruction in trying to obstruct the investigations into the 2016 interference by Russia. Since then, there are scores of specific instances of obstruction in refusal to honor valid subpoenas. This was a major charge against Nixon. It is what Scooter Libby (outing Valerie Plame) and Susan McDougal (Whitewater) went to jail for. It is what Chelsea Manning is in jail for. Impeach and convict Trump and then try him in criminal court and send him to jail, too.
May 31, 2017