According to the House Judiciary Committee’s 658-page report on the articles of impeachment resolution, President Trump is apparently a threat to the Constitution and should be removed from office. On top of that, the Democrats are alleging criminal bribery and wire fraud and are suggesting 20-years imprisonment.
The Democrats not only claim that President Trump abused his power and obstructed justice, but they are also now alleging a 20-year prison sentence for criminal bribery and wire fraud, something that they never voted on.
The report contends that Trump committed “multiple federal crimes” — ones that Democrats addressed under the broad umbrella of “abuse of power,” the first article of impeachment against the president.
Everyone needs to stop asking how crazy the Democrats can get because they are now taking it as a challenge.
Anyway, Politico reports:
President Donald Trump committed criminal bribery and wire fraud, the House Judiciary Committee alleges in a report that will accompany articles of impeachment this week.
Democrats argue that Trump crossed the threshold into criminal behavior with his posture toward Zelensky, writing in the report that his request for the announcement of politically motivated investigations constituted the solicitation of a bribe under federal law.
The committee also alleges that Trump violated the honest services wire fraud statute during the July 25 phone call, as well as during a separate phone call a day later with Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union. Those “foreign wire communications” were done “in furtherance of an ongoing bribery scheme,” according to the report.
“Fundamentally, the president has deprived the American people of the honorable stewardship that the nation expects and demands of its chief executive,” the panel alleges, noting that the federal wire fraud statute imposes a 20-year imprisonment.
Doug Collins – the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee – responded with an 18-page dissent, calling the Democrats’ allegations “vague,” “hyperbolic” and “misleading.”
“If President Nixon’s impeachment proceedings are the ‘gold standard’ for presidential impeachment inquiries, these proceedings, in stark contrast, will go down in history as the quintessential example of how such proceedings should not be conducted,” Collins wrote.
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