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Bribery IS an Impeachable Offense

Drinking Liberally explains the impeachment hearings;

In Politics: Nationally, public testimony in the House of Representatives’ hearings on the Impeachment of Donald Trump began on Wednesday. It continues today as I write this invitation. It has been very damning for President Trump and the White House. On Wednesday, testimony linked Trump directly to the shakedown and Bribery scheme conducted by his representatives to get the newly elected Ukranian President to investigate Trump’s political rival, former Vice-President Joe Biden. To put pressure on the Ukrainians, the Trump Administration froze over $300 million in Ukrainian military aid previously authorized by Congress to help the Ukrainians fight the Russian invasion of their country. Despite the fact that this scheme undermined stated US policy and our security interests and those of our Allies, and despite mounting evidence that Trump directed this scheme of Bribery and Extortion himself, Republicans continue to defend him. They say as bad as Trump’s acts may have been, they haven’t risen to the level of an Impeachable Offense. For the benefit of Republicans, below I quote the Constitution and provide them with the legal definition of Bribery. Perhaps it will help them rediscover the Patriotism they profess to have and usually are quick to display.

US Constitution:Section 4, Article Two: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for… Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

A legal definition of Bribery: “The offering, giving, soliciting, or receiving of any item of value as a means of influencing the actions of an individual holding a public or legal duty. … Solicitation of a bribe also constitutes a crime and is completed regardless of whether the solicitation results in the receipt of a valuable gift.”

Anyway, the next time you hear a Republican say “Trump’s actions haven’t risen to the level of an Impeachable Offense.” Just say, “Bull***t”. Bribery is right there in the Constitution. It is a constitutionally mandated Impeachable Offense. Trump and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, have admitted to soliciting a personal favor, (the public statement of an investigation of Joe Biden and his son) in exchange for an Oval Office visit and the release of authorized military aid Trump’s Administration had frozen. If that isn’t Bribery, I will eat my shorts.

Of course, Republicans being Republicans they might argue that Trump is guilty of Extortion not Bribery and that, since Extortion is not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, Trump’s conduct doesn’t rise to the level of an Impeachable Offense. I call this the Sergeant Schultz defense.

Trump; The King of ‘Chuff’

Why Trump and Putin are so similar

This interview from 2017 has blown me away. While Trump is NOT really brought up, you get the feeling why Trump likes him so much.

General Mattis Mocks Trump

This is actually pretty darn funny.

Rep. Dusty Johnson says since impeachment is ‘taxing’ we shouldn’t do it

When I talk to people about impeachment and why I support it, I keep the answer short and to the point;

‘The president violated his constitutional authority and admitted to it on live television. With circumstances like that, if Congress doesn’t act, they are not upholding their constitutional authority if they choose not to impeach.’

JFK said it best, ‘. . . we do things not because they are easy, but because they are hard,’

It’s time for Congress to do the ‘hard’ thing no matter how taxing or messy it can be and impeach the president of the United States for violating his oath of office.

Best Response to the Impeachment Saga

Paul & Maria sitting in a tree . . .

The Paul Erickson/Maria Butina saga gets even more interesting by the day;

“When the person who marries you gets into trouble with the Russians and your job is to negotiate with the Russians, you have to disclose that,” a senior administration official told me. “Everybody with an intelligence clearance knows that.”

Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said Thompson’s situation was symptomatic of larger staffing issues plaguing the Trump administration.

“From clumsy vetting to chronic failure to fill vacant positions, it’s no wonder there’s such dysfunction in the executive branch,” Engel said. “The White House needs to get its act together to make sure the officials in charge of protecting our national security meet the highest standards and comply fully with all laws and regulations on disclosure.”

The collusion delusion continues . . .

Should we really be shocked?

While I find what this gun chuckler from Hiremorewhitepeople, SD did in a parade in a town no one has heard of kind of disgusting, I will defend his 1st Amendment right to do so;

“My stance, and the city’s stance is that every person has a right to the first amendment, to express his or her speech, and the expressions of it, we do not regulate that,” said Day.

You can actually ‘regulate’ what is in a parade. Many parades held in Sioux Falls have certain regulations. It’s kind of like requiring vehicles to have headlights to drive at night. Wait, does this town even have roads? It looks like they put out a fresh patch of gravel just for this float.

What I find funny is the failed attempt at satire, yes, I’m laughing at the fact that I don’t get the joke. First off, your jail cell doesn’t have a bottom, you know they can crawl right underneath. Also, why are they smiling? I was in jail once, the only time I laughed/smiled was when I had to show the deputy how to properly scan my fingerprints (no kidding!) Secondly, while Barry and Hillary get accused of a lot of crimes, I still have no idea what those ‘actual’ crimes are and if they have ever been brought up on charges. Trump, on the other hand has been sued thousands of times, and he most likely is a criminal.

I’m glad some sh*thole town in South Dakota is sticking up for my 1st Amendment rights, I just think they need a lesson in political satire, if only we could find the place on google maps.

Ok, this is just weird

Found on FB;

South Dakota governor Kristi Noem’s daughter Kassidy got married. Check out their souvenir button 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I hope that Kyle and Kass aren’t planning to use Trump as an example for how to make a marriage great again. He hasn’t succeeded yet.

Marriage, Real Estate, deal making, and in all due respect he did lose the popular vote by 6 million.

Drinking Liberally sums up Trump and the Mueller Report

The Mueller report is finally out and, despite Attorney General Barr’s assurances to the contrary, it confirms the worst about Donald Trump. At times it is difficult to describe the abhorrence I feel as Trump daily tramples on the customs and traditions which bind us together as a Country. But, having watched the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris burn almost to the ground this week, I would compare Trump’s presidency to that event. In his series on Civilization, Kenneth Clark famously said, as the camera panned out to show the magnificence of Notre Dame, that he couldn’t describe what Civilization is but he knows it when he sees it. That symbol of Western Civilization now lies partially destroyed for all to see, saved from total destruction only by the firemen and women of Paris. It will hopefully be rebuilt by the people of France.

Much as fire consumed Notre Dame, Trump daily attacks our institutions, the rule of law, and our international network of alliances which together provide the foundation of our Country’s prosperity and strength. Trump perceives these same institutions as a threat to the culture of White Male privilege which has nurtured him and his followers. He believe they impede his desires. He wants to pull them down and pull us back to a darker time. Whether he will succeed is still an open question but the slow burn he started is threatening to become a conflagration. We are the firemen and women of our country. We are the only ones who can extinguish the fire Trump has begun and determine what kind of country we want to be. Do we want a Country hopeful, tolerant, prosperous and open to new possibilities, or a Country of Trump, selfish, intolerant, poor and afraid of what is different? The next election will tell the story. Can we count on you?