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Friday, November 08, 2019

A professional referee says in a lawsuit filed Thursday that disgraced doctor Richard Strauss masturbated in front of him in a shower after a wrestling match at Ohio State University, and he reported the encounter directly to Rep. Gym Jordan, R-Ohio, who was then the assistant coach. "Yeah, that's Strauss," Jordan replied. read more


Tuesday, November 05, 2019

WISCONSIN - Mahud Villalaz, 42, who is an American citizen, suffered second-degree burns to his face after a 61 year old white man berated him and threw acid at him. read more


Thursday, October 24, 2019

An anonymous post from March 2017 on the far-right 4chan message board teased a conspiracy theory that would eventually make its way to the White House. The post baselessly insinuated that CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm that worked with the Democratic National Committee and had been contracted to investigate a hack of its servers, fabricated a forensics report to frame Russia for election interference. read more


Thursday, October 03, 2019

A newly unearthed letter from 2016 shows that Republican senators pushed for reforms to Ukraine's prosecutor general's office and judiciary, echoing calls then-Vice President Joe Biden made at the time. read more


Friday, September 27, 2019

It is a problem for President Donald Trump that it's often impossible to tell what the hell he's talking about. This is not one of those signature Trump defects that can readily be spun into a secret strength or as a subtle bit of advanced dealcraft that only experts and initiates can appreciate. His mind is a television that changes channels every three seconds and where every channel has an infomercial on it; it cycles day and night without ever quite cohering into a signal. read more


Comments

So, because a Republican says them, it means they must be wrong?

Do you know what a "talking point" is? It's more than just someone talking. Oh well, i'm bored, so here goes.

I would probably support removal for three of the things you mentioned above...But, Republicans would be justified in being skeptical and voting to acquit.

So what? If they want to defend a president obstructing a monumentally serious investigation into himself, committing flagrant Emoluments violations, and committing campaign finance felonies, then let them go on record saying that's okay. The fact that Republican congressmen are pieces of ---- is no reason not to put that fact on full display.

just saying that he was labeled as a "co-conspirator" of other people that were indicted is about as flimsy as it gets.

So you haven't read the Cohen indictment which states that Trump directed the commission of a felony? That's not just a label, that's a factually-supported accusation that Trump himself committed his own felony. Prosecutors don't say the president has committed a felony unless they know the president has committed a felony.

My point is you also have to show intent. That he is intending to allow himself to be paid by foreign governments, and probably, if you want to actually remove him, that he is being INFLUENCED by that money he is receiving.

There's no intent requirement in the Emoluments Clause. The Clause is a blanket prohibition on a president "accepting" any present or emolument "from any foreign state." No need to create additional elements of this offense - they don't exist in real life.

You have to prove "beyond a reasonable doubt"

I see this nonsense sprinkled throughout your post. The Constitution mandates no such thing. This is a standard in criminal cases only. Impeachment is a political proceeding where by its nature the public interest is a far stronger factor, and it has historically been left to the discretion of the Senate to choose an evidentiary standard, with many choosing a "preponderance of the evidence" (501%) standard, and only the defendant arguing for a "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard. That'd be Trump - and you, apparently.

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