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It Begins: Leading House Dem to Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

It Begins: Leading House Dem to Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Trump

On Day One of Democrat Control of the House

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZO_BfoC1Pk

The brand new 116th Congress convened today with the Democrats in control of the House of Representatives.

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) will waste no time as he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Sherman introduced these articles back in 2017, but he may find more support since the Democrats control the House. From The Los Angeles Times:

Sherman’s articles of impeachment accuse Trump of obstructing justice by firing former FBI Director James B. Comey, among other wrongdoing.

“There is no reason it shouldn’t be before the Congress,” Sherman said. “Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country.”

Sherman wrote in his resolution from 2017:

In his conduct while President of the United States, Donald John Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed and impeded the administration of justice during a federal investigation in that:

Knowing that federal law enforcement authorities were investigating possible criminal law violations of his former National Security Advisor, General Michael Flynn and knowing that federal law enforcement authorities were conducting one or more investigations into Russian state interference in the 2016 campaign for President of the United States, and that such investigation(s) included conduct of his campaign personnel and associates acting on behalf of the campaign, to include the possible collusion by those individuals with the Russian government, Donald John Trump sought to use his authority to hinder and cause the termination of such investigation(s) including through threatening, and then terminating, James Comey, who was until such termination the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Sherman listed Trump’s “pattern of behavior” that led him to these conclusions, which included Trump’s request that the FBI “curtail the investigation of activities” done by Flynn, firing Comey, etc.

Sherman concluded that Trump “acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to manifest injury of the people of the United States.”

Holy Hyperbole, Batman.

We do not know if Sherman will find any success because incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has tried to downplay any talk of impeachment until “the outcome of the special counsel investigation.”

Pelosi told the Today Show that “We shouldn’t be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn’t avoid impeachment for a political reason.”

After the Democrats came out victorious in November, incoming House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler took a different stance from Pelosi in an interview with Roll Call:

“If you’re serious about removing a president from office, what you’re really doing is overturning the result of the last election,” Nadler said. “You don’t want to have a situation where you tear this country apart and for the next 30 years half the country’s saying ‘We won the election, you stole it.’”

“I’m talking about the voters, people who voted for Trump,” he said. “Do you think that the case is so stark, that the offenses are so terrible and the proof so clear, that once you’ve laid it all out you will have convinced an appreciable fraction of the people who voted for Trump, who like him, that you had no choice? That you had to do it?”

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DieJustAsHappy | January 3, 2019 at 3:19 pm

I wonder if Romney will be part of a delegation thatgoes to the White House to inform President Trump of their not having the votes to prevent a conviction. Or, 6 – 9 months from now, when he’s had enough, he resigns.

II yhink there’s only about a 25% chance he now serves a full term. Very sad that. The end of th Republic.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to DieJustAsHappy. | January 3, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    You mean “Willard?”

    I wonder if we’ll have to wait two to three trimesters in order to know if the baby… warlock trial is viable. Throw him on the barbie, add some veggies, and let’s see if he burns… or take him to the Mediterranean and follow the trail of the refugee crisis. The last president floated.

    MarkSmith in reply to DieJustAsHappy. | January 3, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Actually, I think loves this stuff. He will probably grow an extra pair just for the occasion.

    Other than a massive revolt of 60 M voters Trump has stated that he will be swinging. I am pretty sure he has a few bodies buried that are about ready to be exposed. The Epstein connection alone should expose half the dems.

      DieJustAsHappy in reply to MarkSmith. | January 5, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      Trump is the focal point and also receives considerable blame, some not all justified, for all the “noise” of the last two years. If it continues, as it appears it will, I think any number of people will becomes weary of it all. In the mind of some of them, the simples solution to its ending would be to be rid of Trump.

      It’s difficult to determine whether there has been any attrition to his support. After another years like the last two, who knows. More than a few might say, “Enough is enough.”

    MarkSmith in reply to DieJustAsHappy. | January 3, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Actually I am guessing a 100% he will survive and win the 2020 election if they keep this crap up.

    Remember Clinton only won 43% of the popular vote in 92 and 49 in 96. Trump has been him by almost 20 M popular votes.

    Also, talk about so called hush money, John Edward donors popped a few million toward his love child and was not found in campaign violation. Obama was hit with something like 800 K in fines for his violation.

    On top of it all, the abuse of the government to attack Trump is a huge error by the Dems. Shiffy is so in bed with Hollywood and Defense contractors, they are going to drop him like a hot potato.

    The only factor I am concern about is the globalist Chamber of Commerce. Lets hope the Mercer group can kick some butt.

    Impeachment is suicide for the democrats and they know it.

      MarkSmith in reply to MarkSmith. | January 3, 2019 at 3:50 pm

      darn auto correct – beat not been

      CDR D in reply to MarkSmith. | January 3, 2019 at 6:01 pm

      I’m not sure the Dims know it. I hope they impeach him, and watch their hopes go down the toilet in the Senate. That should make him nearly bullet proof.

        iconotastic in reply to CDR D. | January 3, 2019 at 9:58 pm

        I am always careful what I wish for. I still painfully recall wishing that Obama would win the Democrat nomination for president in 2008.

    That’s pretty weak. As Rush points out, as long as his poll numbers (yeah, I don’t believe in them, but a lot, including all of Washington, do) stay up, they aren’t going to lay a glove on him.

    Bull crap and you know it. There aren’t twenty votes among republicans, so drop the drama.

    Milhouse in reply to DieJustAsHappy. | January 3, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    I wonder if Romney will be part of a delegation thatgoes to the White House to inform President Trump of their not having the votes to prevent a conviction.

    Only if that is actually the case, which it won’t be unless and until evidence comes to light of Trump’s having committed some actual offense. Since currently there’s not even a hint that such a thing might happen, any impeachment trial is bound to fail, whether Romney likes it or not.

      Milwaukee in reply to Milhouse. | January 4, 2019 at 1:49 am

      Hello?
      “Only if that is actually the case, which it won’t be unless and until evidence comes to light of Trump’s having committed some actual offense.”

      His name is “Donald J. Trump”, and common people seem to like him. He is guilty. He is living in the White House, which was supposed to be for Hillary. He is guilty as all hell. He doesn’t need no stinking “high crimes and misdemeanors. ”

      Don’t you know? Orange man bad.

      What the heck, “actual crimes”? You sir, are clearly a criminal for suggesting Donald J. Trump might be innocent. Maybe we’ll meet in the same intern camp the Democrats prepare for conservatives.

        iconotastic in reply to Milwaukee. | January 4, 2019 at 4:38 am

        Would that be the camp that Obama’s mentor and ghost-writer wanted to setup? The camps where this domestic terrorist projected that they might have to kill off 20 million or so Americans so that the ‘Revolution’ would succeed?

        Inside every progressive is a murderous totalitarian screaming to get out

    iconotastic in reply to DieJustAsHappy. | January 3, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    I wonder if Romney and other establishment GOP senators are planning to use a trial in the Senate to force President Trump to act friendlier to establishment GOP goals (unfettered immigration, large regulatory state that is perfect for regulatory capture, friendlier globalist policies, etc.)

      DieJustAsHappy in reply to iconotastic. | January 5, 2019 at 3:47 pm

      The ball, so to speak, would be in their court. There would be enormous pressure brought to bear on the Senators. Trump might well find himself backed into a corner.

I can’t think of a better way of assuring Trumps re-election and flipping the House back to the Republicans. The Dems are also setting up precedent that the Republicans can use in years to come, thus continuing the destruction of the nation.

    persecutor in reply to david7134. | January 3, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    The Dems in the House are playing a giant game of Hearts with Trump and they think their hand is one that they can run the table with……my guess is that it’ll be one of those 25 point hands that will end with flop sweat on Madam Pelousy’s brow and Maxine Waters needing a change in her Depends.
    Oh, and a change in the House in 2020 as well.

      david7134 in reply to persecutor. | January 3, 2019 at 4:04 pm

      You have to remember the main job of a congressman and that is to accumulate money for the party. Thus the corrupt fools are just playing the game.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | January 3, 2019 at 3:30 pm

IT’S A TRAP. THE UNI-PARTY IS TRAPPED!

Psst…..Don’t anyone tell them!

Well I guess the government is going to be shut down for a long time and no bill will be passed. This is going to be fun.

They will to go through millions of Trump supporters that will block the WH

It will Be War… I do believe that

The man has done nothing to be impeached

All he did was win the Presidency, all he has done is try to MAGA, and he has paid himself nothing, zero, nada…

I say F—-k them… let’s get it on

    MattMusson in reply to gonzotx. | January 3, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    I’ve got my yellow vest.

    david7134 in reply to gonzotx. | January 3, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    There is nothing that those of us who identify as conservative have in common with progressive. There is no common ground. There is nothing to seek common purpose. Any attempt by the lefty to get any part of their agenda will only results in loss of wealth and security on our part. Trump has been great in getting even small parts of his agenda, having to fight the Dems, MSM and even his own party. I do not see this ending well.

Just more proof that the National Socialist Party is insane. They have a massive mental disorder and it is only getting worse.

The GOP took a series of symbolic votes to repeal Obamacare during the Obama administration , knowing fully well that there was no way it would pass the Senate much less signed by Obama. Let the Democrat House trivialize the impeachment process now with as many votes as they want. It’s going nowhere in the Senate where they need 67 votes to convict.

    MattMusson in reply to technerd. | January 3, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    I bet those people who believed the Electoral College was not going to vote for Trump, are just sure that Trump will be hauled off in chains.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to technerd. | January 3, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    Given the nature of the GOPe and the reality of the UniParty, I do not trust the vote count to stay below 67. However, if impeachment does come by that means, the social and political contract is gone and the historical alternatives will come into play.

These liberal idiots just can’t help themselves can they HAHAHAHHHAA.

Go on then geniuses, vote on impeachment. Not even with all the help in the world from the 110% in the tank Democrat media (I repeat myself) will get this anywhere of importance.

Always believed my wallet was never safer than when the congress was out of session . . . with the dems children now owning the House I can’t help feeling the same way.

Who is going to break the news to him that “orange man bad” isn’t a high crime or misdemeanor?

So who wears a smaller collar size–this idiot or Schiff?

this execrable POS is my Congressman…

po’ me.

Oh well, what else would you expect from California, the nuttiest state of the Union?

I expect that the Dems and MSM have already started (true) collusion to choreograph the “big lie(s)” to get Trump. This is as settled as “climate change” in their minds. It has taken decades to get to this point of the Left seeing total single party rule and the transformation of the country into a socialist utopia. They can afford to be aggressive especially when the likes of Mittens Romney replaces McCain/Flake as the voice of the GOP “lead” Senate.

    txvet2 in reply to alaskabob. | January 3, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    A freshman senator from Utah isn’t going to be the voice of the senate any more than Flake was. He’s just one squeaky wheel.

      Firewatch in reply to txvet2. | January 3, 2019 at 8:01 pm

      I hope Willard takes a little time and gets acquainted with his gym equipment.

      alaskabob in reply to txvet2. | January 3, 2019 at 8:03 pm

      Ah…but this wheel squeaks exactly like the MSM likes. Romney , as with McCain, is a part GOP prez candidate and has more importance gong in than anyone else.

The House can impeach Trump once a month between now and his reelection, and it won’t go anywhere in the Senate. In fact- I encourage them to. It will turn his reelection into an election blowout never seen before. Wouldn’t be surprised if it handed Republicans a 2/3 majority in both houses if they did that.

(Spongebob) Well, good luck with that! (/Spongebob)

The Dems in the House remind me of a bullfight when they first release the bull. All they can see is red. They are about to make one of their biggest mistakes in their history of mistakes. The American people are basically fair and this will come across as nothing but vengeance. That is not going to sit well with their voters who are moderate or blue dogs.

There’s a reason Pelosi was booted out of the Speaker position by voters.

This will be Donald Trump’s guaranteed of a win in 2020. Americans don’t want this crap, nor the leftist b.s. that cost hillary clinton being elected.

The only thing that might work against us is the likes of that POS romney.

He will almost certainly be impeached in the house. Just as (almost) certainly he will not be convicted in the Senate, meaning he will remain in office and probably even be re-elected.

There is only one possible reason for following this futile course: FUND RAISING.

DieJustAsHappy | January 3, 2019 at 7:42 pm

My comment was submitted via iPhone, as my desktop’s LCD screen is being replaced. When I view comments on LI, they are not formatted in the manner displayed on a desktop. So, this is a general response to those comments made in reply to mine.

Granted that a 2/3 vote is needed in the Senate to convict. However, I do not take it for granted that the votes won’t be there. The GOP has burned us over and over and over. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least that any number of GOP Senators would drool over the prospect of a President Trump.

It’s a formidable legion arrayed against President Trump, not the least is his detractors in the Senate. I do hope ya’ll who believe he will pass through this and continue on. I do, however, have my doubts.

    MarkSmith in reply to DieJustAsHappy. | January 4, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Well it would be Pence to take over. But then Nancy is next in line, so if anyone is smart they better push hard to keep Trump there or Nancy might be the next President after they know off Pence.

    Pence is part of the Uniparty, so lookout there.

      DieJustAsHappy in reply to MarkSmith. | January 5, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      Mike Pence, if he were to become POTUS due to the Oval Office being vacated by President Trump, would be faced with quite a dilemma. He would need to select a Vice President. And, this would require approval by a majority of both the House and the Senate.

      So, until the process was completed, yes, Pelosi would be next in line to fill the Oval Office. Think of the battle in the House this might entail.

This is so idiotic, it reminds me of nothing short of Charlie Rangel and his perpetual bill to reactivate Selective Service. All a put-on, of course; he just wanted something he could use to scare dumb college-age voters, since they’d all assume—incorrectly—that it was the Republicans up to something nefarious.

When one is hoping to appeal to morons, moronic tactics have their place.

He should start declassifying a bunch of stuff from Benghazi to Fast and Furious and others in between.
Dems will be so busy trying to spin all of ob******’s evil deeds they won’t have time to play these games.

“Leading” House Dem? I’ve never heard of him before. What does he lead?

regulus arcturus | January 3, 2019 at 9:46 pm

Brad Sherman is literally insane.

The upside of this nonsense is that it greatly lowers the bar as to what amounts to a presidential “high crime and misdemeanor” from where it has historically been set, meaning the next time they foist someone like Obama upon us, that can be dealt with the same way.

    That assumes Republicans will actually do their duty. The evidence against Obama was rock-solid, yet the GOPe went fetal with terror instead.

      While what you say is true about having solid evidence. Which Democrat would have voted for impeachment? That is the difference between Democrats and Republicans. Democrats follow the law of the party and Republicans are the party of law. The Republicans learned this fact in the 90’s when trying to impeach Clinton. This fact is also why the Democrats are willing to throw the gauntlet down and start impeachment proceedings against Trump. If they have some evidence of wrong doing some Republican’s will join them.

hillary clinton committed more felonies than we can count. The pelosi’s got rich off inside government info – same with dianne ‘commie spy’ feinstein. odumbo broke as many laws as clinton.

TO HELL WITH THIS CRAP – WHERE IS THE PROSECUTION?

Evidence. What a quaint concept!

– There was nothing in the law that allowed Roberts to rule that Obamacare was a tax. But he did it anyway.
– There is nothing in the law that allowed Federal judges to repeatedly block the ending of DACA, which was itself unconstitutional. But they blocked the Trump administration from ending it anyway.
– There is no law that guaranteed Acosta, CNN’s resident Goebbles, a press pass no member of the public could possibly get. But a Federal judge made up something anyway.
– There is FAR more evidence against Keith Ellison than Roy Moore. But Ellison was rewarded with public office and Moore is out.

Evidence has NOTHING to do with impeachment in this case. Never did. Never will.

This is strictly a pack of Josef Stalin wannabes lusting for power and seeing no real obstacle to their plans from the Vichy Republicans.

Gosh darn bunch of Demon Rat traitors; Trump has done nothing wrong. . . except to be elected by the people against the wishes of the swamp rats in Washington.

I can see about 4 things that could happen, with a conclusion:

1. Trump is impeached by the House: The Democrats and Never Trumpers will be permanently Politically Neutered=> Trump is exonerated in the Senate (If not, Civil War will ensue, with angry masses armed with pitch forks forcing Pelosi and all who dared to remove their leader from office)=> “Squishy Never Trump Republicans” will be Primaried=> With the just witnessed Mass Resignation of Republicans in 2016 and Primarying the remaining “Never Trumpers”, the Republicrat wing of “The Stupid Party (but I repeat myself)“ will have been given the Political Enema we’ve only dreamed about. The political class will freak out.

2. Democrats will be slaughtered in the 2020 elections,(from the local level to the national level), giving Super Majorities that even Feckless Leader, Barack Obama could only dream about.

3.. The Left WILL GO BERSERK and actually act out on secession. Democrats will whine, and try to secede in the few states they still control=> Parts of the Left Coast west of the Coastal Mountain Ranges such as L.A., San Francisco, Portland, New England, New York City, Long Island and possibly the Hudson Valley, all the way to Albany along with Northern New Jersey, Minnesotastan, All of the Counties bordering on the Great Lakes, and ALL of the #UrbanExcrementPiles that normal people have abandoned such as Cleveland, Detroit Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, “the Peoples Republic of Maryland,” Washington, D.C., New Orleans. ( For a county-by county map see this – https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/11/08/which-of-the-11-american-nations-do-you-live-in/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.51c9b15272ca)

4. Civil War may break out (brother vs. brother and father vs. son, just as it did in 1861). Think about the disparity of values in your own family at any Holiday Gathering: It’s uncomfortable, with pleasantry at the dinner table, but out disparate values unfortunately divide us, even at the family level. But the country’s borders and the states borders will be redefined (and may include the Canadian Province of Alberta! https://newalbertaseparatist.com/2016/01/31/alberta-independence-better-than-us-statehood/). With a Conservative Supreme Court locked in place after the death and replacement of the “notorious RBG,” Democrats and the Socialist Left (once again, I repeat myself) will have no way to force their agenda on the rest of us.

After a time of tumult (maybe up to a generation – much like the reconstruction after the Civil War), and possible economic, things will eventually normalize again. America won’t be the same, but what’s left will have what we define as American values. For a short time, Trump will be remembered as a Pariah, by the Media Class that has left the US, but as History is written by the winners of any conflict (remember, it’s The WRITER OF HISTORYS STORY and the truth has very little to do with it!), Trump eventually will be remembered as a revered visionary leader, that finally cut out the cancer of Socialism out of America.

Change has always happened and will continue to happen, long after we are gone. So just remember Bob Dylan’s song and sing along, “The Times, They Are A Changing” (https://www.bobdylan.com/songs/times-they-are-changin/).

Can’t wait until Trump declassifies the documents proving the Obama admin spied on him to aid the Hillary campaign and to create the infamous insurance policy in case he won. It should be great entertainment watching the MSM try to ignore those revelations as they drivel “Russia, impeachment, Russia, impeachment” like a nursing home full of senile people.

The Donald will never get elected, nor will any Republican or Conservative.
The are now about 12-15 million “undocumented aliens” with “motor-voter” cards, not counting all of the dead who will rise just in time for the election, not counting all of the “college students” who will get extra credit for going around to the retirement homes to “help” the elderly fill out their ballots.
Until we get back to “polling places” protected by Federal troops, registration requiring a birth certificate, entry to the booth requiring photo ID, an indelible ink mark (lasting two days), and mail-in ballots for overseas troops and diplomatic personnel only, we will be living in the same Progressive-Socialist utopia you can find Cuba, Venezuela, China…

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