The Tweet That Could Cause President Trump To Be Impeached

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By The Prophet of Life

Donald Trump is famous or perhaps infamous for his tweets. He was an avid user of social media during his presidential campaign and he continues to send tweets as The U.S. President. Mr. Trump has sent many inflammatory tweets. He has sent some misinformed tweets.  He has even sent some amended tweets. An amended tweet is like the one he sent stating that the tape of him saying that he frequently grabs women by their genitals was doctored and that it never actually happened. A tweet he sent recently could cost him the Presidency.

Mr. Trump recently sent a tweet stating that he fired his National Security Advisor Former General Michael Flynn because he lied to the FBI. This is a departure from Mr. Trump’s statements about why he fired Flynn at the time of the firing. At that time, Mr. Trump indicated that he fired him because Flynn lied to the Vice President. Lying to the Vice President is not a crime. It is, however, unethical and a cause for being fired. Lying to the FBI is a crime.

Mr. Trump’s tweet could be construed as either a Freudian slip or an admission of guilt. Either way, they indicate that he may have known that Flynn lied to the FBI when he was fired. Before Flynn was fired, Trump had, according to former FBI Director James B. Comey, asked him (Comey) to go easy on Flynn at the time that Mr. Comey was in charge of investigating Russian influence on the 2016 Presidential Election and the Trump Campaign. That could be considered Obstruction of Justice.

According to Wex Legal Dictionary, “Obstruction of justice is defined in the omnibus clause of 18 U.S.C. § 1503, which provides that "whoever . . . . corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be (guilty of an offense)." Persons are charged under this statute based on allegations that a defendant intended to interfere with an official proceeding, by doing things such as destroying evidence, or interfering with the duties of jurors or court officers.

A person obstructs justice when they have a specific intent to obstruct or interfere with a judicial proceeding. For a person to be convicted of obstructing justice, they must not only have the specific intent to obstruct the proceeding, but the person must know (1) that a proceeding was actually pending at the time; and (2) there must be a nexus between the defendant’s endeavor to obstruct justice and the proceeding, and the defendant must have knowledge of this nexus.

  • 1503 applies only to federal judicial proceedings. Under § 1505, however, a defendant can be convicted of obstruction of justice by obstructing a pending proceeding before Congress or a federal agency. A pending proceeding could include an informal investigation by an executive agency.”

According to a memo that Director Comey wrote shortly after an Oval Office meeting he had with Trump in February, President Trump told FBI Director Comey to “Shut down the investigation into Flynn.” The memo further states that President Trump told Comey “I hope you can let this go.”

If Mr. Trump did, in fact, fire Flynn for lying to the FBI and he did so either before or soon after he had told FBI Director Comey to shut down the investigation on Flynn, then that could be considered Obstruction of Justice.

Obstruction of Justice is, among other things, an attempt to impede or alter an investigation that could lead to the prosecution of a crime. The President is the Chief Executive of every government department including the Department of Justice. If Mr. Trump knew that Flynn lied to the FBI and told the Chief Investigator of the FBI probe into collusion between The Trump Campaign and the Russian Government then that could be considered an attempt to impeded and / or alter that investigation thereby being an Obstruction of Justice. Further, because President Trump was Director Comey’s boss at the time, it could be considered an act of coercion.

Obstruction of Justice could be considered an impeachable offense. It is a crime and a felony to boot. There are those who have said that the President is immune from being charged with obstruction of Justice. That, however, is based on ignorance. Just ask anyone who knows about U.S. President Richard Nixon. One of his articles of impeachment was Obstruction of Justice. Nixon resigned to avoid an impeachment vote. President Nixon, however, had a Senate with a Democratic Party majority to deal with.

If Mr. Trump is put into the same position he may not choose to resign, because while Nixon had a Democratic majority in the House and Senate, Mr. Trump has the luxury of a Republican majority in both the House & the Senate. It may be unlikely that Republicans will vote to impeach a sitting President. If the Democrats get a majority during the 2018 elections, Mr. Trump might feel differently. Most impeachment votes are party driven and Senators often vote along party lines. President Trump is, at this moment just six Senate votes away from impeachment. The 2018 Senate elections could spell disaster for his Presidency.

 

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Comments

Thomas Sutrina Added Dec 7, 2017 - 9:08pm
Edgeucation N., O the webbs people spin but have you noticed that the web does not stop the truth from sounding right threw the web. The voters knew about the bus video and dismissed it. You didn't catch anything about the bus tape in your web. You however tell us that you caught the ghost of the bus video.
 
The president has the right to fire any employee under his jurisdiction and does not have to explain himself. He is free to leave out thing.  He did not have to tell us anything of why he fired General Michael Flynn.  Again you only caught a ghost with no legal substance. 
 
Trump "asked Comey to go easy" and the initial report of the agent and the FBI was that the minor error of Flynn was not material enough. The only reason Mueller make it material was to squeeze Flynn.  It is well know tactic to squeeze people to move up the food chain, by experience attorneys.  Everyone expected the charges. Another ghost in the web.
 
Comey said he took it as an order. But if he did then he did not follow the procedures of the FBI to go to congress and report it?Thus Comey himself nullified is own statement. It was a lie. Changing his mind months later and after being fired provides a reason for lying. Another ghost in your web.
 
So why did Comey write the notes of an Oval Office meeting? This is very uncommon and many people were asked that talked with other presidents. Non kept notes.  Second of all the notes are the property of the FBI and not the personal property of Comey. Just more spin of ghost to be caught in your web.
 
Notes are covered under the umbrella of the president. Thus Comey broke the law to leak them. He should have provided the notes to the appropriate Congressional committee. Which he then would have to explain why he didn't contact the committee within days of the meeting. Just more ghost in the web.
 
You may want to ignore the regulations and procedures that Comey violated. But many of us do not. He has corrupted the FBI.
 
The FBI had a tape of Flynn talking to the Russian Ambassador. That is how they determined he lied. The problem is that unmasking Flynn violated the regulations of the FISA. Another Ghost in your web. Flynn was a member of the transition team he had the right to talk to foreign officials.
 
You tell us, "FBI probe into collusion between The Trump Campaign and the Russian Government." This is false since the conversation occurred almost a month after the election. So the charge is base on ill begotten information. All you have caught in your web is ghosts. Nothing solid.
 
Eating a banana is a reason for impeachment.  Impeachment is a political process and not a legal one.  Trump has not been put in any position like Johnson, Nixon, or Clinton to our knowledge.  No investigation has spend so much time and money and come up with nothing.  Your jumping to that conclusion is just spinning a web.  But the truth just goes right through it.
Autumn Cote Added Dec 8, 2017 - 10:14am
It's against the rules to post articles here unless you comment on the work of others.  It's also against the rules to post more than one article within a 48-hour period.  
Edgeucation Newmedia Added Dec 8, 2017 - 11:27am
Thomas... In response to some of your issues...The Probe of the Trump Campaign I discussed began after the election in response to concern over Russian tampering  with our elections. The President may be able to fire anyone under his jurisdiction but firing someone who is investigating you is suspicious at least and obstruction of justice at most. Comey took copious notes about everything so taking notes of that meeting in the oval office was not unusual. One cannot be impeached for eating a banana unless they kill someone with it or do something obscene with it and eat it to destroy the evidence. One can be impeached for a crime or a breach of government rules or ethics. 
Using the Notes are covered under the umbrella of the president as a defense is like using the president eating the murder weapon banana as being covered under the presidents digestion, it's a useless claim in regards to covering up criminal activity. 
Thomas Sutrina Added Dec 8, 2017 - 12:26pm
You are correct, "Probe of the Trump Campaign I discussed began after the election in response to concern over Russian tampering  with our elections."  So the tape of Flynn talking to the Russian Ambassador during the transition is not within the time frame of the probe.   Thus unmasking of Flynn is a violation of the law.   All previous transition teams have always talked to foreign officials including Obama's team.  
 
Comey said to Congress that he told Trump he was not under investigation.  So by his own words was not investigating Trump.  Thus can fire Comey. 
 
This is a lie plain and simple, "Comey took copious notes about everything so taking notes of that meeting in the oval office was not unusual."  If he did this then provide all the notes from his time as FBI director for Obama.    I am not holding my breath.
 
Please provide the part of the constitution that says that you can only be impeached , "shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,"   "Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury."   Misdemeanors is a political issue since it is not defined.  Eating a banana could be a misdemeanor if the House chooses to make it one.  They alone determine the meaning.
Thomas Sutrina Added Dec 8, 2017 - 12:42pm
Comey's notes are the property of the government and should not  be in his hand.  In fact if he has them then he has violated the rules for the FBI and has information that likely contains information related to national security.  Which be law does not have to be identified.  Comey and Hillary by their positions is expected to know they will be handling national secrets and even case secrets, thus taking them out of the system is a crime.   
Jeffry Gilbert Added Dec 8, 2017 - 11:05pm
As my wish is to see DUHmerica utterly and irrevocably collapse I say go for it. The deep state, the repub never Trumpers and the leftists have been plotting the impeachment of Trump for thirteen months.
 
Go for it! Tear DUHmerica apart at the seams before it destroys the entire planet with its sick pathetic warmongering greed.  
Thomas Sutrina Added Dec 9, 2017 - 7:41am
Jeffry G. I would love to see the collapse of the Deep state and Mueller is helping immensely.   Conflict of interest of the people he put on the team is being proven on Fox News which is in the top two viewed stations.  Others also are doing the same reporting and even liberal news papers are not reporting the conflicts.  Congress will get the information stone walls all fall down.  So all the stations will put them on the air.  
 
The Deep state is the Democratic party leaning bureaucracy that has built up in 85 years of their dominance in the legislative and executive branch. Which has given them the power to put people into the Judiciary and bureaucracy.  Sale of uranium will reach the white house as will the Hillary server.  Obama can not escape because as Truman said, "the buck stops here [presidents desk]."
Edgeucation Newmedia Added Dec 11, 2017 - 2:11pm
Thomas regarding your posting 12/ 8 @12:26...
Misdemeanors are a type of crime eating a banana is not  a crime. 
Edgeucation Newmedia Added Dec 11, 2017 - 3:12pm
Thomas
More on your 12/8 @ 12:26 post
I am aware that other transition teams have talked to foreign officials before. I think the question here is whether the Trump team was involved in the leaking of DNC info as a Russian attempt to influence and American election.  Regarding Comey’s notes, he didn’t publish them anywhere I am aware of and they are likely classified so I can’t help you there. Regarding the section of the constitution about impeachment, Article 2 section 4. Please cite the part of the Constitution that says the President can be impeached for eating a banana.
Thomas Sutrina Added Dec 11, 2017 - 5:36pm
Edgeucation N.  the Trump team has not been connected with the breach of the DNC email accounts.  They were provided a web site to see the emails after Wikileaks released them to the public.   The Email to the trump election team member was the 14th.  The publication occurred after the 4th and before the 14th. 
 
Regarding Comey's notes, they are government property so when he was fired that should have never left the building.  It is a crime for him to even have them.  Passing them to another person that did not have state department security clearance for the information.  This is an additional crime.  I could care less if they were published.   
 
The Constitution uses the word misdemeanor.  The definition of the word is determined by the house.  It can be anything including the act of eating a banana.  I used the banana as a means to show how trivial the house could get.