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Friday, April 10, 2020

Trump publicly created the impression that Judicial Watch had found, and California had admitted to, a million people who had fraudulently voted. Actually, they found a million people who didn't vote at all. read more


Thursday, April 02, 2020

Anthony S. Fauci, the nation's top infectious-diseases expert and the face of the U.S. response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, is facing growing threats to his personal safety, prompting the government to step up his security, according to people familiar with the matter. read more


Friday, February 21, 2020

The Acting DNI's office briefed Congressional Intelligence Committee that Russia is interfering to try to get Trump re-elected. Trump fired him. read more


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

To save our Nation, the Democratic Party MUST come together to vigorously support its nominee. read more


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Nixon-supporting Republican Senators' newspaper obituary notices emphasized their support for Nixon - - right in the headlines. read more


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When you get right down to it, the president really can be impeached only for a serious abuse of power. Everything else is just a specific example of a serious abuse of power and therefore a redundancy. Treason and bribery are both clearly high crimes and therefore are redundancies in being named separately. Treason and bribery are both also abuses of power.

Clinton's gross indiscretion was also an abuse of power, becoming serious when it became a perjury, if not sooner.

Nixon's taped suggestion to use the CIA to block the FBI's investigation into Watergate was also a serious abuse of power, as was his suggestion to raise $1,000,000 to buy silence.

Andrew Johnson was impeached on 11 articles, not only for firing Stanton in violation of the Tenure in Office Act, but separately for sending a letter to Stanton's proposed replacement about it, and separately again in four more articles for conspiring with others about doing it.

Johnson was even impeached in one separate and additional article for uttering "with a loud voice, certain intemperate, inflammatory, and scandalous harangues, and did therein utter loud threats and bitter menaces ... against Congress [and] the laws of the United States duly enacted thereby, amid the cries, jeers and laughter of the multitudes then assembled and within bearing." Sound familiar?

And judges have been impeached for inebriation on the bench. Not a statutory misdemeanor, but certainly a serious abuse of power.

"High crimes and misdemeanors" all come down to serious abuses of power, of one type or another.

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