The Trump Impeachment

Before finding out what’s what, let’s start with the FACTS, beginning with the United States Constitution:

The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

– Article I, Section 2, Clause 5

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

– Article I, Section 3, Clause 6

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

– Article I, Section 3, Clause 7

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

– Article II, Section 2, Clause 1

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

– Article II, Section 4

The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.

– Article III, Section 2, Clause 3

Now that you’re all caught up with reality, let’s see how far Demoncraps stray from it.

Pelosi attempts to withhold articles of impeachment unless the Senate agrees to conduct the trial their way:

“…some proponents of the impeachment effort have urged in recent days that House Democrats to not send those articles until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agrees to what Democrats…”

Indeed, mudstream media is now hard at work ascribing powers to Pelosi that the United States Constitution simply does not confer. They’ve created a rather fictitious “process” which they claim must be followed before the Senate can do anything: “That work is done by impeachment managers, who will also play the role of prosecutor during the Senate trial. It is their job to notify the Senate of the articles the House has ratified.”

HORSE FEATHERS. The House has ALREADY ratified the Articles, and thanks to live television broadcast directly from the house, THE SENATE HAS ALREADY BEEN NOTIFIED. Done deal!

As for “impeachment managers” from the House, that, too is a DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, which MANDATES complete and total separation of the House and Senate processes. That’s what the term “sole” means.

Let’s read those again, shall we?

The House of Representatives shall … have the sole Power of Impeachment. – Article I, Section 2, Clause 5

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. – Article I, Section 3, Clause 6

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of the word, “sole”; retrieved from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sole

Another mudstream media source describes “impeachment managers” as an “analog of a prosecutor” who would “present evidence” and “might be assisted by outside counsel.” They claim the practice “dates back to 1376, when what came to be regarded as the Good Parliament impeached Lord Latimer…”

Uh, NEWSFLASH: Not only are we NOT in England, but we quite specifically and very emphatically BROKE ALL TIES with English rule in 1776 via our Declaration of Independence, and created our OWN supreme Law of the Land in aka the Constitution for the United States of America in 1787.

Not only does whatever transpired in 1376 NOT APPLY, but it’s subversive to suggest that it does. Since people keep bringing it in, however, I will reiterate: The House has the SOLE power of impeachment, free from any assistance or interference from the Senate, and the Senate has the SOLE power to try al impeachments, free from any assistance or interference from the House.

“Impeachment managers?” PHOOEY!!! That would be a heinous VIOLATION of the Constitutional mandate to keep House and Senate proceedings ENTIRELY SEPARATE.

Yet still they want to delay…

Any such delay would be an INCREDIBLY FLAGRANT VIOLATION of the United States Constitution, for “The House of Representatives … shall have the sole Power of Impeachment” (Article I, Section 2, Clause 5) BUT “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments” (Article I, Section 3, Clause 6).

In fact, the Senate would be well within their rights under the Constitution, particularly in deference to the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of the right to a speedy trial, to DISMISS ALL CHARGES should Pelosi withhold ANYTHING for ANY amount of time.

“…some proponents of the impeachment effort have urged in recent days that House Democrats to not send those articles until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agrees to what Democrats…”

This subject isn’t even up for discussion, as it’s already been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court:

The Supreme Court has ruled that how the Senate goes about acquitting or convicting any impeached person is non-justiciable, in that the Senate’s power is plenary and the Supreme Court may not even review it.

What is it about “The Senate shall have the SOLE Power to try all Impeachments” do you Demoncraps fail to grasp? Sole means SOLE, specifically, Senate-ONLY i.e. FREE FROM HOUSE CONTROL, and that includes by any sort of “impeachment manager” horse hockey.

SO SAYETH THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

When it comes to impeachment, the House and Senate are two entirely independent bodies. BY DESIGN, neither one has any authority over the other. Both have both duty and authority over the ISSUE, but that is all.

BY LAW, specifically, “the supreme Law of the Land,” the House CANNOT put conditions on the Senate’s handling of the impeachment process.

GianCarlo Canaparo claims, “Pelosi powerless to delay Trump impeachment trial if Senate does THIS…”

“Can Pelosi do that?” NO. The second the House, who “shall have the sole Power of Impeachment,” declared that Trump had been impeached, their authority ENDED. Their reign of terror was OVER.

At that moment, the matter fell into the hands of the Senate, who holds sole power to TRY impeachments. Naughty Nancy cannot set any sort of conditions, as that would violate the “sole power” separation of powers between the House and the Senate when it comes to impeachment.

Nor can she make any deals, as it’s OUT OF HER HANDS.

“So the Senate should change its impeachment rules as follows: once the House has impeached the president, the Senate shall set a date for trial and shall set a deadline for the House to present its managers to the Senate. If the House fails to meet that deadline, the Senate will either dismiss the articles of impeachment for lack of prosecution or, better yet, vote on the articles immediately in light of the evidence presented to it — in this case, no evidence.” – GianCarlo Canaparo

EXACTLY! DO YOUR DUTY, Senators. PROCEED.

Addendum: Alan Deshowitz wrote an OUTSTANDING article on this very topic. It’s a must read for anyone desiring to know the legal background behind Pelosi’s highly illegal actions.

RECAP:

Pelosi’s insistence upon an “impeachment manager” is PATENTLY ILLEGAL, people. It stands in DIRECT VIOLATION of Article I, Sections 2 & 3 of the United States Constitution:

“The House of Representatives shall … have the SOLE Power of Impeachment.” – Article I, Section 2, Clause 5

“The Senate shall have the SOLE Power to try all Impeachments.” – Article I, Section 3, Clause 6

SOLE means: 2: functioning independently and without assistance or interference i.e. “let conscience be the sole judge” 3: belonging exclusively or otherwise limited to one usually specified individual, unit, or group

When it comes to impeachment, it means the Senate shall NOT have any influence or interference on the House’s impeachment AND the House shall NOT have any influence or interference on the Senate’s trial of impeachment.

Pelosi’s cockamamie “impeachment manager” FARCE directly violates the Senate’s “SOLE power to try all Impeachments.” It’s an horrendous, if not heinous affront to sound, Constitutional adherence by all who have ever sworn an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

If Pelosi insists on violating Article I, Section 3 of the United States Constitution with her little “impeachment managers” stunt, WE THE PEOPLE will hold HER in Contempt of the United States Constitution. We remain, as President Lincoln so eloquently stated, “a government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

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