Impeachment of Trump
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Jimmy Dore, host of the Jimmy Dore Show, about the Democrats’ impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. He alleges criminality by the FBI and discusses why the Democrats can’t oppose Trump on policy, why the impeachment is a ‘circus show,’ how the military-industrial complex, Big Pharma, health insurance companies own both the Republican and Democratic parties, and more!
Ralph talks to Mark Green about the book they co-authored, entitled “Fake President,” which has been described as “an incisive, witty roadmap into the disinformation and betrayals of President Trump—just in time for the impeachment hearings and the 2020 election.”
Plus, Ralph and Constitutional scholar Bruce Fein discuss how Congress has abdicated its duty to set a high bar for presidential conduct.
The House Judiciary Committee released its full report on Trump’s impeachment that is nearly 700 pages and explains in four parts the committee’s justification for recommending two articles of impeachment against Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
We speak with Ralph Nader, longtime consumer advocate, corporate critic and former presidential candidate, who says the articles of impeachment against Trump are “far too narrow and perilous.” Congress has “come forward with a very narrow hand … for the most impeachable president of all time,” he says.
Nader and Constitutional Scholars Push for 12 Articles of Impeachment - November 26, 2019
On November 22, 2019, Ralph Nader, Louis Fisher, Bruce Fein wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to act on their proposed 12 Articles of Impeachment.
Excerp of Letter: The House impeachment inquiry into President Trump should be commensurate with the frightening breadth of his constitutional lawlessness, including multiple obstructions of justice.
Narrowly focusing on the solicitation of bribery and an illegal foreign campaign contribution connected to Ukraine while leaving the vast number of other constitutional wrongs or usurpations unsanctioned would be disastrous for moving public opinion in favor of impeachment.
The unrebuked usurpations would set a precedent that would lie around like a loaded weapon ready for use by future occupants of the White House who claim limitless executive power except a Ukraine-type shakedown. They would downgrade the quality of presidential candidates and lower public expectations of the presidency to alarming levels.
Moreover, Mr. Trump will repeatedly claim his other impeachable abuses are meritless. Since a Democratic majority in the House did not act more broadly, he will denounce the accusations as lies and fake news.
CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS
ABUSE OF THE POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT AND ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST.
APPROPRIATIONS CLAUSE, REVENUE CLAUSE
DECLARE WAR CLAUSE
TAKE CARE CLAUSE; PRESENTMENT CLAUSE
DUE PROCESS CLAUSE
SOLICITING A FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION FOR THE 202O PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AND BRIBERY.
VIOLATING CITIZEN PRIVACY
SUPPRESSION OF FREE SPEECH