Article II, Section 4

Saturday, March 4, 2117; 5:35 am (EST)

The president of the United States entered impeachment territory (he’s innocent until he’s guilty of course).The dude actually believes things he sees on Fox News.

Donald Trump singled out and accused an American citizen of a felony punishable by imprisonment — without evidence or due process. Mr. Trump tweeted:

‘Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower….’

After he claimed the British government was his source of information —a charge our closest ally immediately denied — he blamed a talking head on TV. He plunged his Justice Department and Congress into turmoil.

The impeachment section of Article II calls for the removal of presidents guilty of treason, bribery and constitutional sucker punches. The Founders feared and despised nothing more than kings who abused their power to target and destroy.

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From Russia With Love

Those damned poster boys strike again.

To be fair to Donald Trump it’s too early to know if the FBI and the House Intelligence hearings into Russian interference in our elections will lead to the president himself. But there’s smoke pouring out of White House windows:

Q. Did the Trump campaign participate in Putin’s plot?

Q. What powers does The Vlad exercise over Mr. Trump?

Q. Why do so many Trump guys have Russian connections and why do they give false testimony under oath?

It took  years for Watergate to force Nixon out of office. We’re only at month eight of this thing.

PS. Be the first to email me a jpg of this prank outdoor board with GPS embedded and win $100 — $300 awarded to date.

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Trump, Ivanka and Nordstrom

It is an
unmistakable warning aimed directly at the private sector.
When Nordstrom dropped the Ivanka brand, Donald Trump took to Twitter.

“Terrible,” he tweeted, complaining that his daughter was being treated unfairly. His press secretary called it a “direct attack on his policies.” The president was issuing an unmistakable warning to the private sector that Trump business interests are to be given special treatment, or he will attack.

Nordstrom stock took an immediate hit. The retailer explained its decision was based solely on sales performance. Data doesn’t lie.

The presidency is trusted with unequaled powers. Demanding unfair advantage to enterprises owned by relatives and strong-arming competitors isn’t among them. The mere threat of an IRS audit can cost shareholders millions of dollars.

The Constitution lists bribery as an impeachable offense. Extortion is nothing but bribery combed across the forehead in the opposite direction.

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Trump vs the Courts

We have a history of presidents and legislators getting things wrong.

They have been known to deny the freedoms of speech and assembly, the right to equal protection of the law and the ability to bring suit against powerful interests. They continue to suppress the vote.

Our federal courts were created to safeguard against those abuses. They are the conscience that helps us see our errors and mend our ways.

A president who is contemptuous of that judicial responsibility, who spends nights questioning the honesty of federal judges who find against him, trying to undermine confidence that they are fit to hold office, that president weakens our freedoms.

Our Founding Fathers knew there would be bad actors among us so they set up the Judicial Branch in a way that would make it immune to tweets. Federal judges, you see, are appointed for life. [Article III]

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