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Thread: The Case for Impeachment

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    The Case for Impeachment

    Here you have it folks, released today by the Brookings Institute.
    A lengthy read.

    PRESIDENTIAL OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE:
    THE CASE OF DONALD J. TRUMP
    OCTOBER 10, 2017
    BARRY H. BERKE, NOAH BOOKBINDER,
    AND NORMAN L. EISEN*

    On May 9, 2017, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Comey had
    been overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including
    possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. The FBI was also investigating
    former National Security Advisor and Trump campaign adviser Michael Flynn, who failed to
    disclose communications with Russian officials and reportedly lied to Vice President Mike Pence
    about those communications.
    President Trump’s firing of Comey and the subsequent revelations about President
    Trump’s earlier exchanges with Comey while he was FBI Director raise the question of whether
    President Trump obstructed justice by endeavoring to impede those investigations. In June,
    press reports indicated that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is indeed investigating the very
    question of whether President Trump obstructed justice.1 Mueller has since impaneled a grand
    jury in Washington D.C., issued subpoenas,
    and has begun seeking interviews with current
    and former White House officials.2
    In this paper, we break down and
    analyze the question of whether President
    Trump may have obstructed justice and
    explain the criminal and congressional actions
    that could follow from an obstruction
    investigation. Addressing the possibility of
    criminal behavior by President Trump and the
    complicated issues it raises is not a task that
    we take lightly. Dissecting allegations of
    criminality leveled against an individual who
    has been duly elected president and who has sworn to preserve, protect, and defend our
    Constitution is an inherently solemn task. But it is our hope that by presenting a rigorous legal
    analysis of the potential case against the president, we will help the American people and their
    representatives understand the contours of the issues, regardless of whether it is eventually
    litigated in a court of law, the halls of Congress, or the court of public opinion.
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    Got any highlights? I am not inclined to read a 108-page document.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post

    Did you read your link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Got any highlights? I am not inclined to read a 108-page document.
    I just edited/posted the intro.

    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Did you read your link?
    ...the first few pages. Like Ian said, 108 pages. Saving for this evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idiocracat View Post
    I just edited/posted the intro.

    ...the first few pages. Like Ian said, 108 pages. Saving for this evening.
    That introduction does not make the document sound like it is worth reading. I expect, however, that you will have some follow-up once you have read it.
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    Mueller: "So why did you fire Comey"?

    Trump: "Because he wasn't doing his job correctly".

    Mueller: "Damn"

    There's your obstruction lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Mueller: "So why did you fire Comey"?

    Trump: "Because he wasn't doing his job correctly".

    Mueller: "Damn"

    There's your obstruction lol.
    ^ lol ^

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