March 23, 2018

What a Week in Impeachment: As media exposes details of election meddling, Trump seeks to appease Putin

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This week, media exposed a president engaging in significant and harmful oppressive acts; congratulating the Russian president on a sham win, abandoning our electoral system to attacks. The president continued his interference with the administration of Justice and ongoing investigations, discrediting witnesses, firing a meritorious officer and deceiving the public.

He’s getting worse. As White House insiders reveal that the President is growing in confidence and decided he’s “gotten the hang of the job,” he’s lost patience with opposition and constraints. Nothing is stopping Trump and he cannot stop himself. He seems not frightened but giddy.

Here’s a sampling of this week’s dangerous and impeachable misconduct:

 

First Charge: Oppression and negligience; violation of the Presidential Oath and the rule of law

 

Second Charge: Incompetence, endangering national security; placing selfish and other interests in pleasing Russia above those of the United States, emboldening enemies

 

Third Charge: Interference with an ongoing investigation and discrediting of witnesses; firing a meritorious officer; deceiving the public

 

Fourth Charge: Presidential cover-up of misconduct, deception, and lies, while evidence builds daily, thanks to a vigilant free press that has repeatedly countered the president’s denials of his campaign’s involvement in ongoing threats to our democratic process from enemies of our country

 

Conclusion

Regardless of his motives, our “increasingly erratic” president is responsible for massive incompetence, incapacity, and negligence, which pose an ongoing, substantial danger to our national security, our society, and our system of government.

Retired four-star Army General Barry McCaffrey, a decorated Vietnam War veteran and recipient of three Purple Hearts, affirms that President Trump represents an ongoing “serious threat to U.S. national security,” and that “he’s under the sway of Mr. Putin.”

As for the firing of Andrew McCabe, former Attorney General Eric Holder took to Twitter to write, “The timing appears cruel and a cave that compromised DOJ independence to please an increasingly errative President who should’ve played no role here. This is dangerous.”

 

 

Barbara Ann Radnofsky is a mother, wife, teacher, mediator and arbitrator. A lawyer since 1979, she was the first woman Texas Democratic U.S. Senate nominee and later the first woman Texas Democratic Attorney General nominee. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Houston and the University of Texas School of Law, she was honored as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas in 1988 and has been listed for more than 25 years in “Best Lawyers in America" in multiple areas. She lives in Houston, where she is one of many co-owners of the Brazos Bookstore, and is the author of A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment, available now. Follow her at @TXBarbaraAnn!

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