In Order to Impeach, There Must Be: HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANERS

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by Natura Naturans

President Donald Trump’s latest scandal—a conversation with the president of Ukraine in which Trump allegedly pressured the foreign leader to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son for his own political gain—and the White House’s unwillingness to release details about the incident to Congress appear` to have done what no previous Trump controversies have. On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who has long resisted the idea of impeaching the president, announced a formal impeachment inquiry. The House will now have to weigh whether the president’s transgressions fall into the impeachable offenses of “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors,” as dictated by the Constitution.

Congress was last forced to consider the meaning of that ambiguous phrase in 1998, when the House formally accused Bill Clinton of “high crimes and misdemeanors” over charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Ultimately, the Senate voted to acquit Clinton, but the process—and all previous presidential impeachment discussions—did not fully clarify what exactly “high crimes and misdemeanors” means. Two decades later, it’s looking all but certain we’ll have to hash this out again.



It’s so juvenile to hear these elderly millennials(never grew up) say that congress can impeach without showing “high crimes”. And Yet, none of them can show a single instance of a high crime or misdemeaner the president committed. With what we know there are no grounds for impeachment.




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