Impeach Trump

116th CONGRESS
1st Session

 
 

H. R. ______

 

To Impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2019

Mr. DRIESSEN introduces the following bill; which shall be referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary


Resolution

To bring about a vote of House of Representatives to pass this resolution, H.Res. ____, initially giving its Judiciary Committee authority to investigate whether sufficient grounds exist to impeach President Donald J. Trump Sr. for high crimes and misdemeanors, as documented within the text, citations and sources of the Articles of Impeachment within this Resolution; that if the committee does in fact find the Articles of this Resolution to be sufficient to cause the President’s impeachment in their opinion; then finally this resolution to impeach the president on said grounds shall be scheduled for a vote by the full legislative body of the House of Representatives if and when the House of Representatives does in fact vote for the Judiciary Committee investigation and the committee finds sufficient grounds and the Body of the House does vote to impeach President Donald Trump, in addition to the result of the House passing this Act to Impeach President Donald Trump; the content of this Resolution and any additional factual grounds to be determined by the committee and the House of Representatives as a whole shall be exhibited, delivered to the Senate and we shall wait for their decision to, or not to, bring the President to trial for said accusations of high crimes and misdemeanors as detailed within the content of this resolution and any resulting continuing investigation in accordance with Article 1, Section 3, Clause 6 of the United States Constitution. We are not vilifying everyone in the government nor private corporate life, we just want our Constitutionally guaranteed rights and reasonable application of the United States Code of laws to be honored, we want equal protection of the laws, all though the US Constitution clearly states that no one is above the law, in the case of a President breaking the law, impeachment is the only constitutional recourse. We believe that the Articles with end notes and sources of information attached will convince the majority and super majorities of the House of Representatives and the Senate to take action necessary to preserve this union, this nation, as a Constitutional Republic requiring the Impeachment of Donald Trump and as well as all cabinet members who offered little to no resistance to and are therefore accomplices to Trump’s illegal acts as President1.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Impeach Donald Trump Act”.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Since the founding of the United States of America, there always has been great leniency, great leeway concerning the executive branches interpretation and enforcement of internal the laws, as well as to their authority and conduct concerning international policy, treaties and relationships, an amount of acquiescence given to the President and the executive branch from the other to branches of government and allowed them by the people themselves. None the less the constitution does clearly state through Article 2, Section 4 that the president is not above the law and when a Resolution containing Articles of Impeachment clearly states that words, actions and even executive orders of the President are in violation of the Constitution as well as of federal code written into law; when such evidence is submitted to Congress, they will be impelled to take action and vote to impeach a sitting president. In the least when the following Articles and sections of this Resolution are considered, I believe the Congressional bodies will come to order and agree that if anybody other than the President, any other President, flaunted the law to the extent Trump has, they would be criminally prosecuted. It would be far simpler to place the entire blame on Donald Trump, he is not the cause of the problem, only a symptom. In fact an unbiased factual history of the United States of America is far from a beacon of egalitarian principles and human rights. Bringing an end to a tyrannical dictatorial president as proven so by the Articles of this resolution will not prevent and bring and end to such despotism hiding behind the preamble, We The People of the United States, being used by a very small elite portion of the population to justify their domination of a government by and for the wealth of those few, their modus operandi, right from the beginning, was so eloquently challenged by Patrick Henry stating, “I smell a rat”. The selection of Trump as President by the electoral college, the second time in this young century that a candidate who lost the majority vote was thus selected, should serve a sign, as a notice to all citizens that our Constitution is antiquated and the current government does not represent the needs or the wishes of the majority. The United States government does not meet the standards of a Constitutional Republic. Therefore considering the Articles of this Resolution, knowing, believing them to accurately describe the actions of Donald Trump as high crimes and misdemeanors, meaning to make tough moral choices to impeach and try a sitting president, we must all realize that this is the beginning of change not the end, we have the right and duty to begin the process of modifying our Constitution to the point where it becomes a new Constitution, one to be the basis of all this Nations laws, one being capable of guiding the people and those who ascend to leadership positions after a fashion to truly guarantee the promises of the older Declaration of Independence and the older Constitution that now has proven to have failed us all.

Article 1 (count 1), DAPL and Keystone Executive orders

From the first US law concerning the protection of the environment, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948, laws that were passed by Congress concerning regulation of natural resources to prevent unnecessary pollution and depletion of those resources for profit, some of those laws enacted require environmental impact studies of commercial for profit projects such as a pipe line. A pipe line which will benefit a corporate capitalist class of individuals at the expense of citizens and nature itself. The vast majority of monetary benefits of the pipeline will go to the few the already extremely wealthy, that have monopolized wealth to the point of being no less than royal nobility is nothing short of a crime. For President Trump to sign an executive order, to use the office of President to over rule, to bypass laws put in place to protect our natural resources which we all share equally and need for our very survival is criminal in both act and intent.

We believe that a Presidential Executive Order over ruling the permitting process for such projects as determined by U.S. Code › Title 33 › Chapter 26 › Subchapter IV › § 1344 is not only a violation as determined by § 1344(s), but because of the fact that leaks and spills have already occurred since Trump’s decision to demand the pipeline construction and operation proceed without the completion of impact studies required by laws discussed here, we believe 33 USC § 1319 (c) criminal penalties should also apply. An order to, “approve in an expedited manner” and “as satisfying all applicable requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, forgoing a complete permit process” the words of Mr. Trump’s order2 violate environmental law enacted by the US Congress https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3410448/Construction-of-the-Dakota-Access-Pipeline.pdf. Although accidents and even acts of nature and nature’s God happen and resulting pollution is not considered a criminal or liability due to unforeseeable negligence, when a President knowingly and purposefully approves projects such as this ordering construction and operation to proceed without complete studies, he is accepting the responsibility for any spills and leaks that may have been prevented by a more complete regulatory process. Such leaks did happen in the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL Pipeline3https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/us/keystone-pipeline-leaks-south-dakota.html https://theintercept.com/2018/01/09/dakota-access-pipeline-leak-energy-transfer-partners/ and there is now no way of determining if the leaks and spills would or would not have happened with a proper legal environmental impact study and continuing Congressionally mandated regulations. “Nobody thought any politician would have the guts to approve that final leg. I just closed my eyes, and I said, ‘Do it,” Trump said in a speech in Cincinnati in June of 2017. Two US District Judges have ruled that Trump’s Executive orders involving the DAPL and KXL pipelines may violate the law4 http://earthjustice.org/sites/default/files/files/DAPL-order.pdf https://www.scribd.com/document/365209795/Denial-of-Motion-to-Dismiss Therefore we consider the executive orders to expedite pipeline construction and operation by forgoing laws enacted by Congress is an impeachable offense.

Here is a report on a 210,000 gallon leak since Trumps Executive Order:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/16/us/keystone-pipeline-leaks-south-dakota.html

Here is another report of a leak since Trump’s Executive order:

https://grist.org/briefly/pipeline-spills-176000-gallons-150-miles-from-standing-rock/

23 U.S. Code § 139 – Efficient environmental reviews for project decisionmaking explains the process that Mr. Trump

Article 2 (count 2), Immigration Executive Orders

There are no articles, sections or clauses in the US Constitution specifically denying Constitutional rights to any human being within its territory, in fact the 14th Amendment in part states, “nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. Furthermore, the United States Government became a signatory nation to the UN Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

of 1951 and 1967 on November 1st 19685 http://www.unhcr.org/en-us/protection/basic/3b73b0d63/states-parties-1951-convention-its-1967-protocol.html http://www.unhcr.org/3b66c2aa10.html . Also, in the interest of expressing the importance this treaty is to the current business at hand of identifying and giving an account of impeachable offenses we must take notice of Article 6, Section 2 of the US Constitution: “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”. There is US Code relating to refugees and migrants seeking asylum which does give ultimate authority to the US Attorney General in certain cases involving accusations of immigrant’s involvement in terrorism and certain violent crime, also a consideration of the existence of a Safe Third Country is to be determined by the US Attorney General rather than the courts, which seems to be at odds conflicting with the Constitution as mentioned above, see 8 U.S. Code § 1158 – Asylum. Here are Trump orders

(a)Muslim ban and instigating hate

Trump’s Executive orders concerning refugees from 7 countries relies on false statements related to the 9/11 attacks and does not ban people from Saudi Arabia(15), United Arab Emerates(2), Lebanon(1) or Egypt(1) which the official account of 9/11 claims the hijackers were from. Trump’s Executive Order 13769 signed January 27th 2017 only mentions Syria directly but, he mentions 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), which include Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen countries in war and turmoil where people with the most legitimate refugee claims would come from. In the case of Iraq his order would ban interpreters and others who aided US soldiers fighting there. Trump’s statement about honor killings is used to include all people from all those countries who do not necessarily practice such old testament based practice. This would be no different than judging all NRA members or for that matter all US citizens by the actions Stephan Paddock the Las Vegas shooter. There are obviously more instances of racism, xenophobia and hate and bigotry in Trump’s immigration executive orders that are a hindrance to US immigration and foreign policy rather than any notion of protecting us. I think legislators should read the actual Executive Orders and the resulting federal court orders stating that Trump’s orders are against the law and unconstitutional. Three of Trumps Executive Orders concerning immigration and refugee policy from Muslim Countries are Order 13769 signed January 27th 2017, Order 13780 March 6, 2017 and Proclamation 9645 September 24, 2017 Proclamation6https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states/https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states-2/ , https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-proclamation-enhancing-vetting-capabilities-processes-detecting-attempted-entry-united-states-terrorists-public-safety-threats/ . The Sally Yates letter in as polite of words stated that she is “not convinced that the defense of the Executive Order (13769) is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the Executive Order is lawful.”7 https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/full-text-sally-yates-letter-to-justice-department-attorneys-1.5492535 All of the “Travel Ban” executive orders had been challenged by interested parties and found to be unconstitutional by multiple federal district and appeals courts in various districts and appeal circuits. Yes the country is divided and it took the appointment of another conservative judge that in conservative situations comes under the ideology that the president has unbridled powers above Congress and even the Constitution, alt-right republicanism gives “Supreme Power” to the elected selected officials rather than to the Constitution and the people.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/26/politics/timeline-travel-ban/index.html

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/Letter-From-Sally-Yates.pdf/page1-593px-Letter-From-Sally-Yates.pdf.jpg

https://www.aclu-wa.org/pages/timeline-muslim-ban

Jun 26, 2018

http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/trump-v-hawaii-3/

http://sarahshugars.com/2017/01/seven-countries/

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

The Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, also known as the 1951 Refugee Convention,

(b) Mexican Xenophobe and separating parents from children in detention.

“I will build a great wall — and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me –and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words.” Donald Trump June 2015 https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/wild-donald-trump-quotes/14/

“I have a judge who is a hater of Donald Trump, a hater. He’s a hater,”, I’ll tell you what it has to do. I’ve had ruling after ruling after ruling that’s been bad rulings, OK? I’ve been treated very unfairly. Before him, we had another judge. If that judge was still there, this case would have been over two years ago. Let me just tell you, I’ve had horrible rulings, I’ve been treated very unfairly by this judge. Now, this judge is of Mexican heritage. I’m building a wall, OK? I’m building a wall. I am going to do very well with the Hispanics, the Mexicans”,”We are building a wall. He’s a Mexican. We’re building a wall between here and Mexico.” https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/27/politics/judge-curiel-trump-border-wall/index.html

18 U.S. Code § 1521 – Retaliating against a Federal judge or Federal law enforcement officer by false claim or slander of title.

When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.” Donald Trump June 2015. “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.”May 16, 2018

I have put in place a zero-tolerance policy for illegal entry on our southwest border. If you cross this border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you. It’s that simple. If you smuggle illegal aliens across our border, then we will prosecute you. If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law,” he said. Jeff Sessions May 7th 2018

Zero Tollerence first issued April 11, 2017, memorandum letter made public April 6, 2018

https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1049751/download

June 15, 2018 During a briefing call today, Homeland Security officials confirmed to reporters that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the U.S.-Mexico border from April 19 through May 31. These adults were referred for prosecution after illegally crossing the border. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/how-trumps-family-separation-policy-has-become-what-it-is-today

ICE spends more than $2 billion a year on immigrant detention through private jails…

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/21/565318778/big-money-as-private-immigrant-jails-boom

Mr. Trump’s own inauguration fund collected $500,000 from two private prison companies housing detained migrant families. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/04/us/migrant-families-contractors-campaign-contributions.html

Case 2:18-cv-00939 Document 1 Filed 06/26/18 Page 1 of 128

https://nj.gov/oag/newsreleases18/Family-Sep-Complaint.pdf

https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-05-18/what-zero-tolerance-policy-border-means-people-fleeing-violence

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/us/politics/trump-undocumented-immigrants-animals.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/03/17/nations-have-separated-children-from-parents-before-it-never-ends-well/?utm_term=.85726efce524

Case 2:18-cv-00939 Document 1 Filed 06/26/18

https://nj.gov/oag/newsreleases18/Family-Sep-Complaint.pdf

Article 3 (count), nepotism

Trump, in a statement on Monday announcing the choice (for senior advisor), said Kushner(his son in law) was a “tremendous asset and trusted advisor throughout the campaign and transition.” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-kushner/trumps-son-in-law-kushner-to-become-senior-white-house-adviser-idUSKBN14T251

Her official title will be assistant to the president; her husband, Jared Kushner, has the title of senior adviser, and also does not get paid. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/29/donald-trump-ivanka-trump/99795232/

Kimberly Guilfoyle and Donald Trump Jr. made their hot-and-heavy romance as official as possible by appearing together as a couple at Wednesday’s July Fourth celebration at the White House.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/07/05/kimberly-guilfoyle-debuts-as-donald-trump-jr-s-girlfriend-at-white-house/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/30/how-trumps-children-and-their-spouses-are-still-tied-to-the-white-house/?utm_term=.1383289ace7f

5 U.S. Code § 3110 – Employment of relatives; restrictions

U.S. Code › Title 5 › Part III › Subpart B › Chapter 31 › Subchapter I › § 3110

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/03/justice-department-legal-memos-presidents-appoint-relatives-243395

https://www.thedailybeast.com/meet-the-trump-officials-making-government-a-family-business

President Donald Trump’s family appears to have grown richer since he entered the White House. The wealth is coming in because Trump, unlike past presidents, handed control of his businesses over to his children instead of fully divesting from them. The president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have similarly stepped down as bosses of their companies but maintained a hand in them. https://www.newsweek.com/trump-family-members-have-gotten-much-richer-president-moved-white-house-975993

We conclude that section 3110 [of the U.S. Code] does not bar this appointment,” according to the 14-page memo from the Justice Department. “We believe that the President’s special hiring authority in 3 U.S.C. § 105(a) permits him to make appointments to the White House Office that the anti-nepotism statute might otherwise forbid.”https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/nepotism-laws-apply-jared-kushner-appointment-doj/story?id=44951811

“We shouldn’t forget why we have these [laws]. It was to try to purify the presidency to a certain respect, or to create more accountability in the people that they appoint,” Julian Zelizer

https://www.npr.org/2017/01/05/508382236/trump-relatives-potential-white-house-roles-could-test-anti-nepotism-law

This issue alone has been watered down by people who do not consider that the Constitution forbids nobility. Although there is a natural, psychological tendency for humans to seek alphas and by definition of republic officials have “supreme power”, we have a Constitution as the highest law of the land not celebrity nobility rule.

Article 4 (count), emoluments clause

Overall, the report found, political groups spent more than $1.2 million at Trump properties during his first year in office, after never having spent more than $100,000 “in any given year going back to at least 2002.” https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2018-03-05/how-is-donald-trump-profiting-from-the-presidency-let-us-count-the-ways

Corey Ciorciari, policy and research director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, acknowledged this but said he’s still comfortable with $3.6 million as a reasonable, if not conservative, estimate for the cost of one of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago trips .https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/apr/18/center-american-progress-action-fund/how-much-do-donald-trumps-trips-mar-lago-cost/

$75 million to protect Melania and Barron in New York. https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/trumps-56-million-in-golf-trips-cost-by-extravagant-cost.html/

Blumenthal, et al. v. Trump

https://www.theusconstitution.org/litigation/trump-and-foreign-emoluments-clause/

Blumenthal case is well documented and while it is a civil case it seems of little doubt to prove violation of the Emoluments clause by Donald Trump

https://www.theusconstitution.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Blumenthal_v_Trump_DDC_Amended_Complaint_Final.pdf

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-emoluments-clause-justice-department-denies-trump-is-violating-the-constitution-2018-6

In their recent financial disclosure forms, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reported more than $500 million in income. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/28/trump-collects-on-business-and-presidency-is-boosting-brand.html

Constitution

Article 1, section 9:

8: No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 2 section 1:

7: The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.

5 U.S. Code § 7342 – Receipt and disposition of foreign gifts and decorations

18 U.S. Code § 209 – Salary of Government officials and employees payable only by United States

18 U.S. Code § 208 – Acts affecting a personal financial interest

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/209

18 U.S. Code § 216 – Penalties and injunctions

In their recent financial disclosure forms, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reported more than $500 million in income. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/28/trump-collects-on-business-and-presidency-is-boosting-brand.html

Overall, the report found, political groups spent more than $1.2 million at Trump properties during his first year in office, after never having spent more than $100,000 “in any given year going back to at least 2002.” https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2018-03-05/how-is-donald-trump-profiting-from-the-presidency-let-us-count-the-ways

Corey Ciorciari, policy and research director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, acknowledged this but said he’s still comfortable with $3.6 million as a reasonable, if not conservative, estimate for the cost of one of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago trips .https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/apr/18/center-american-progress-action-fund/how-much-do-donald-trumps-trips-mar-lago-cost/

$75 million to protect Melania and Barron in New York. https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/trumps-56-million-in-golf-trips-cost-by-extravagant-cost.html/

Blumenthal, et al. v. Trump

https://www.theusconstitution.org/litigation/trump-and-foreign-emoluments-clause/

Blumenthal case is well documented and while it is a civil case it seems of little doubt to prove violation of the Emoluments clause by Donald Trump

https://www.theusconstitution.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Blumenthal_v_Trump_DDC_Amended_Complaint_Final.pdf

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-emoluments-clause-justice-department-denies-trump-is-violating-the-constitution-2018-6

Article 5 (count) Conspiracy concerning foreign national election laws

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said on July 27, 2016, the same day the indictment says hackers targeted a domain used by Clinton’s personal office.

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-russia-emails-hack-clinton-same-day-mueller-2018-7

https://investigaterussia.org/timelines/everything-we-know-about-russia-and-president-trump

Even if the meeting was about “adoptions of Russian children by Americans”, the meeting is still against the law, in fact since private Russian entities not connected to the government do not have any authority concerning such things, so if this alibi, this defense were true it would be even greater proof of the Russian party’s of the June 9, 2016 meeting connection to the Russian government.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_Tower_meeting

Former White House Advisor Stephen Bannon says Donold Trump knew about a meeting between a Russian lawyer and his son, Donald Trump Jr. and that Trump himself may have met Russian contacts the same day. blob:https://www.huffingtonpost.com/cf2ff744-dc88-48a7-8bbf-f05070d416b5

18 U.S. Code § 953 – Private correspondence with foreign governments

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 744; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

52 U.S. Code § 30121 – Contributions and donations by foreign nationals

18 U.S. Code § 953 – Private correspondence with foreign governments

US Code

Article 6 (count), obstruction concerning Russian US election meddling

Members of the 2016 Trump campaign had several meetings with individuals who had Russian connections. On June 9, 2016, a meeting was held in Trump Tower in New York City between three senior members of the Donald Trump presidential campaign – Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort – and at least five other people, including Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. The meeting was arranged by publicist and long-time Trump acquantiance, Rob Goldstone on behalf of his client, singer-songwriter Emin Agalarov.[1] It was disclosed to U.S. government officials when Kushner filed a revised version of his security clearance form.[2], https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_Tower_meeting

52 U.S. Code § 30121 – Contributions and donations by foreign nationals

18 U.S. Code § 953 – Private correspondence with foreign governments

US Code

This is undeniably probable cause, enough to indict those who attended the meeting. The only thing holding this back is republicans insisting that the President has supreme un-challenge-able executive powers, something that is not written into the Constitution.

The president’s response stated that the meeting “primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children.” It omitted any mention of Clinton. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-letter-admits-he-dictated-misleading-statement-on-sons-meeting-with-russian_us_5b135a6ee4b0d5e89e2048dd

18 U.S. Code § 1510 – Obstruction of criminal investigations

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-defends-sons-meeting-russians-125100609.html

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/politics/Why-the-2016-Trump-Tower-Meeting-Matters-490173031.html

Article 7 (count) Money Laundering

Buyers connected to Russia or former Soviet republics made 86 all-cash sales — totaling nearly $109 million — at 10 Trump-branded properties in South Florida and New York City, https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a21654291/wow-its-strange-these-russians-paid-millions-in-cash-for-trump-properties/

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article210477439.html

https://www.alternet.org/greatest-intelligence-operation-our-time-investigative-journalist-details-how-trump-has-been?src=newsletter1095255

https://www.globalwitness.org/en/campaigns/corruption-and-money-laundering/narco-a-lago-panama/?accessible=true

https://www.globalwitness.org/en/campaigns/corruption-and-money-laundering/narco-a-lago-panama/?accessible=true#meet-the-brokers


The tale of the Trump Toronto illuminates what it means for the US to have a leader whose business model has long depended on exchanging his family name for money with a murky past, no questions asked

https://www.ft.com/trumptoronto

Trump accepted Russian money on a personal level, as well; Russian fertilizer magnate Dmitry Rybolovlev’s 2008 purchased of one of Trump’s mansions in Palm Beach for $53 million more than Trump had paid for it four years earlier.

https://themoscowproject.org/collusion/eric-trump-funding-need-russia/

https://www.wired.com/story/if-trump-is-laundering-russian-money-heres-how-it-works/

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 95 › § 1956

18 U.S. Code § 1956 – Laundering of monetary instruments

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 95 › § 1957

18 U.S. Code § 1957 – Engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity

Article 8 (count) Conspiracy

Trump might not have planned well enough to believe he actually would become president but he has certainly planned to use the presidency for personal profits far above and beyond the salary for the position. A conspiracy is a secret agreement by people to commit something wrong or illegal.

Not releasing his taxes or blind trust his businesses. Defrauding the United States.

18 U.S. Code § 371

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 19 › § 371

18 U.S. Code § 371 – Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States

Article 8 (count) Treason

When does an ideology, a drive for power and wealth above others become a crime, become unconstitutional, become treasonous? When a small group of people use any means necessary to gain wealth and power over the United States by means which violate the United States Constitution. Not that every president since and including Reagan no matter democrat or republican id not increase the powers and wealth of the aristocracy it is now obvious that Trump is the aristocracy.

Propaganda on it’s own is not a crime it is free speech and the government by law can release, “for domestic distribution, motion 19 pictures, films, videotapes,” ‘Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 H. R. 5736

Trump said he would take down the US Government. Trump put people in Agencies that previously were sued by and sued the agencies

Trump threatens to shut down the government over the border wall.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/30/us/politics/trump-government-shutdown.htm

Bannon impishly declared himself a “Leninist,” saying that the Soviet leader “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”http://fortune.com/2017/02/25/bannon-trump-cabinet-cpac/

“I always say we have to be unpredictable….predictable is bad.” http://fortune.com/2017/02/25/bannon-trump-cabinet-cpac/

Trump wants to abolish the US Postal service which is a constitutionally mandated agency.

http://prospect.org/article/trump-moves-gut-post-office

18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 – TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES

18 U.S. Code § 2385 – Advocating overthrow of Government

U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part I › Chapter 115 › § 2385

18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason

Is dismantling the US government and replacing it with a very private corporate orientated self entitled group of million and billionaires treason or not? If there was just one instance of one of these Articles which are very similar to counts of a criminal complaint I would say no, but obviously this is not the case here. We have an octopus full of testicles designed for a private person to profit off of the presidency.

Republican philosophy once elected the president can do no wrong. We must decide what we want this country to be. The founding fathers did not want a royal class, a two class or a caste system, and even if many of them owned slaves, in theory, every person is to be equal with no titles of nobility. When a small group of un-elected people control the money and the commerce that is exactly what we have. “This Is How the Republican Party Plans to Destroy the Federal Government

The Overthrow Project existed before Trump, but it may not survive his presidency.”

https://www.thenation.com/article/this-is-how-the-republican-party-plans-to-destroy-the-federal-government/

https://www.vox.com/polyarchy/2017/9/22/16345194/republican-party-pathological

That project could not proceed as smoothly without recent Supreme Court decisions, the first of which named George W Bush to the presidency in 2000. The Citizens Union decision further opened the pockets of party campaign donors and turned individual oligarchs into campaign funders as well. The elimination of Section V of the 1965 Voting Rights act enabled several Southern states to immediately implement old and new voter suppression schemes.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/herbert-gans/the-republican-establishm_b_8929984.html

Supreme Court decisions that are anti-worker’s rights. Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 U.S. ___ (2018) using binding arbitration agreements as an employer technique to deprives workers of the 7th Amendment Constitutional right to court access and common law, class action (collective) law suits are a long standing basic right.

Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, No. 16-1466, 585 U.S. ___ (2018) is a union busting court order that deprives a majority of workers in a workplace of the right to collective bargaining by removing the financial means of supporting collective bargaining. Collective bargaining, the right to unionize in an internationally recognized human right. United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 23, (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FCC_fairness_doctrine

Aristocracy is a form of government that places strength in the hands of a small, privileged ruling class.

Since the Citizen’s United v FEC decision, more so than ever the republicans of the congress are doing the bidding of people that are obscenely rich, unimaginably rich compared to the rest of us. Hedge fund operators are on top of the income pyramid, some of them personally gaining over a billion dollars of wealth in a year. https://www.forbes.com/hedge-fund-managers/list/#tab:overall

So to break that down, is you worked 40 hours a week for 50 weeks a years that is 2000 hours, so 1,000,000,000/2000 = 500,000 or a half of a million dollars an hour. Certainly only an unconstitutional system of royalty of unconstitutional nobility can account for such a gross range of income inequality.

These people use some of their money to pay for propaganda to support their political agenda. For instance let’s compare the United States Constitution with socialism, socialism is something that capitalist modern neo-republican operatives spend hours upon hours telling people to hate. Here is a definition of socialism:

To keep it short we will just look at the 1st Article, Section 8:

Section 8

1: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

2: To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

3: To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

4: To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

5: To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

6: To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

7: To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

9: To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

10: To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;

11: To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

12: To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

13: To provide and maintain a Navy;

14: To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

16: To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

All of these powers are powers that can be equated to socialism because these powers are to be wielded by elected officers whose job is to represent the people of their Districts and States in the United States Government.

Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/socialism?s=t

Socialism: 1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods

2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property

b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/socialism

Since Trump and republicans hate socialism and the Constitution contains many Articles synonymous with the meaning of socialism, they are hating and speaking against the United States Constitution. Speech, even hate speech without accompanying acts is not necessarily a crimes let alone treason but acting in ways to promote and allow a noble neo-capitalist class to rule over common people by violating the constitution is exactly treasonous.

“The point is that you can’t be too greedy.” Art of the Deal (1987) p. 48

Quotes from Trump: The Art of the Deal (1987) p. 48 by Donald J. Trump with Tony Schwartz.

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Donald_Trump

Therefore since there is no other Constitution, no other basis for our laws and it is obvious that a private group or class of people have been unconstitutionally meddling with our nation’s economy to profit from nature’s resources and the works of it’s people, we must turn this ship around and bring this crime against nation, humanity and nature to a stop. Although some people view..?… So the conspiracy to effectually void the US Constitution is not the work of Trump alone and Republicans have been working in that direction for a very long time.

When does an ideology become treasonous? https://democracyguardian.com/republican-agenda-rich-guy-overlords-ruling-worker-drones-8105d1d10a1e

1Article2, Section 4,: 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.