Re: Imperial Obama, imperial TrumpFrom: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 02 2018 05:02:27
On Wed, 1 Aug 2018 11:40:07 -0400, RS Wood <email@example.com>
John Yoo: Yes, Trump could end the Mueller probe right now (but he may
not want to)
President Nixon resigned before the House could vote on impeachment
charges. The House voted to bring impeachment charges against
President Clinton, but he was acquitted after a trial in the Senate.
If Congress believes that President Trump has obstructed justice, it
can begin impeachment proceedings for "high crimes and misdemeanors."
And despite that phrase, impeachment does not require the president to
have committed a crime.
Instead, as Hamilton explained in the Federalist Papers, "high crimes
and misdemeanors" include political offenses that proceed from "the
misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or
violation of some public trust."
The House and Senate will have to make their own judgments about
whether President Trumps tweet calling for an end to the Mueller
investigation -- or further action he might take resulting in
Muellers firing -- amount to an offense for which the penalty is
removal from the presidency.