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House Judiciary Committee report accuses Trump of crimes not included in the articles of impeachment

December 16, 2019

  Earlier today the House Judiciary Committee released its report on the House impeachment inquiry and according to this article the report accuses Donald Trump of bribery and fraud. Here is more:

The report, released Monday ahead of Wednesday’s anticipated vote on impeachment, accuses Trump of violating 18 U.S.C. § 201 — federal criminal bribery — because he “demanded” an announcement of investigations, which the report describes as a thing of “value.” In return, the report alleges, the president was influenced in his performance of official acts. (The report disagrees with recent Supreme Court precedent that a “meeting” is not an “official act.”) In addition, the report rejects that there was “any public purpose” associated with Trump’s request for investigations.

Moreover, the Judiciary Committee report adds a new, previously undebated crime — namely, honest services fraud: “In addition to committing the crime of bribery, President Trump knowingly and willfully orchestrated a scheme to defraud the American people of his honest services as President of the United States. In doing so, he betrayed his position of trust and the duty he owed the citizenry to be an honest fiduciary of their trust,” the report declares.

  Bribery and fraud are some serious charges and if they are true Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office. Oddly enough, however, these are not charges because they are not included in the articles of impeachment. In fact there are no crimes listed in the article of impeachment. Do you find it as strange as I do that crimes which are impeachable offences are listed in the impeachment report but not in the actual articles of impeachment themselves?

  I believe the Democrats know they are on shaky ground with impeachment so they are trying to make what they are doing seem more justifiable with the American people by making it look worse for Donald Trump than it really is, but in reality they have no proof of these accusations, they just made them up, so they cannot bring these charges against the President.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. MaddMedic permalink
    December 16, 2019 9:58 pm

    Since when did any Democrat rely on facts…or truth?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. December 16, 2019 9:58 pm

    Agreeing 100%. I don’t think there are too many options here. Either 1) Those who voted for this are actually ignorant of what is an impeachable offense is, or 2) They know it’s a charade, but hoped to pull it off anyway.

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    • peter3nj permalink
      December 16, 2019 10:33 pm

      Knowing 50% of Americans polled are with them they must feel it’s worth a shot as would I if in their wingtips.

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    • December 17, 2019 6:07 am

      I’m going with option number 2. I think they know what they are doing but they have gone too far to stop and they need to appease the radical left.

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  3. December 17, 2019 7:43 am

    I have to say it is most discouraging that the polls apparently are in general agreement that it is a 50 50 prop for impeachment… We may be living in our own bubble… Honestly I do not trust the GOP Senate for a nanosecond..

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