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2019-12-09 Home Front: Politix
‘Treason': House Judiciary Committee Report Implicates Trump in Ultimate Crime
Talk about projection
[Breitbart] The House Judiciary Committee report released Saturday on the legal and constitutional framework for impeaching President Donald Trump includes a discussion of the most serious crime listed in the Constitution: treason.

Citing the constitutional provision that impeachment applies to "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors," the report hints throughout that President Trump might have committed treason against the United States.

The Constitution specifically defines treason in Article III, Section 3: "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."

The House Judiciary Committee report, however, expands that definition to include what it calls "betrayal," and declares: "Although the Framers did not intend impeachment for good faith disagreements on matters of diplomacy, they were explicit that betrayal of the Nation through schemes with foreign powers justified that remedy."

The phrase "schemes with foreign powers" is sufficiently vague to include the "quid pro quo" plan that Democrats allege the president attempted to make with Ukraine, trading U.S. aid for investigation into a political opponent.

(No direct evidence exists to prove that claim, and the only direct witnesses testified before the House Intelligence Committee that the president did not want that "quid pro quo.")

Later, the report again implicates President Trump in "treason" by creating an expansive definition that just happens to reflect Democrats’ argument that Trump endangered national security by suspending security assistance to a U.S. ally.

The report expands the definition of "treason" as follows:

At the very heart of "Treason" is deliberate betrayal of the nation and its security. Such betrayal would not only be unforgivable, but would also confirm that the President remains a threat if allowed to remain in office. A President who has knowingly betrayed national security is a President who will do so again. He endangers our lives and those of our allies.

The suggestion of "treason" also parallels an argument Democrats continue to make about Trump and Russia.

House Democrats have consistently implied that the president’s dealings with Ukraine reflect, at core, an effort to help Russia ‐ even though he has given Ukraine lethal defensive weapons to fight Russia, unlike his predecessor.

As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told CNN on Thursday night, after calling for articles of impeachment to be drafted: "In my view, Ukraine is very ‐ all about Russia because withholding or granting military assistance to Ukraine was all to the benefit of Russia to hold up that aid."

Despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusion, after two years of investigation, that there was no collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, Democrats continue to believe he is conspiring with what they now consider a U.S. enemy. (Under President Barack Obama, they supported the "reset" policy, appeasing Russia’s geopolitical ambitions.)

The House Judiciary Committee’s report, written by the committee’s 20 Democratic staff members, does not rule out charging Trump with treason at any point in the text, and seems to have been written to make doing so a possibility.
No evidence and just speculation. They and the press aren't even hiding it anymore. Just flat out lies and smears. When the boogaloo kicks off, remember these people and show them no mercy.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-12-09 09:09|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336 views ]  Top

#1 Projection indeed. Dims are throwing everything against the wall and hoping something will stick. They have been trying to get the Roadrunner since before he was elected. Nothing has stuck yet.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-12-09 09:48||   2019-12-09 09:48|| Front Page Top

#2 You could fill an Introductory Psychology textbook with examples from this Shitshow's ringmasters: Projection. Confirmation bias. Cognitive conformity. Self-serving bias. etc etc
Posted by Lex 2019-12-09 10:00||   2019-12-09 10:00|| Front Page Top

#3 I really don't think the Dems have thought this through, or if they have they don't like Hillary and Obama much.
Posted by rjschwarz 2019-12-09 10:20||   2019-12-09 10:20|| Front Page Top

#4 These projectors seem to forget that things that don't stick to the wall tend to bounce back to the one who threw it.

I'm starting to seriously wonder when the first shots will be fired when the cold civil war turns hot.

apologies to Steve Scalise.
Posted by AlanC 2019-12-09 10:22||   2019-12-09 10:22|| Front Page Top

#5 The nice thing about this Democratic obsession with impeaching the president is that it keeps them from organizing any massive, society-changing legislation, or even talking much about it beyond presidential candidate stump speeches.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-12-09 13:29||   2019-12-09 13:29|| Front Page Top

#6 They talk as if half a billion dollars given to corrupt Ukrainian politicians would keep Putin from rolling his tanks into Western Europe. Without cooperation from the main stream media, they would be laughed out of town such a ridiculous claim.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-12-09 13:34||   2019-12-09 13:34|| Front Page Top

#7 I appreciate your optimism, tw.

But what's going to happen when Trump's re-elected?

What will happen when the wall is finished and the illegals are deported?

What will happen when Trump nominates Gibsberg's replacement?

Will we still have peace in this country?
Posted by Lex 2019-12-09 13:35||   2019-12-09 13:35|| Front Page Top

#8 #6 Who knew the Fulda Gap starts just east of the Dnieper outside Kyiv?
Posted by Lex 2019-12-09 13:37||   2019-12-09 13:37|| Front Page Top

#9 They cannot proved any of this. However there is lots of proof that Obama did this with his millions to Iran. John Fkin Kerry did this by consulting with Iran. Do they really want to redefine Treason this way?
Posted by CrazyFool 2019-12-09 13:44||   2019-12-09 13:44|| Front Page Top

#10 Careful what you wish for, Anti-Trumpers.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-09 14:19||   2019-12-09 14:19|| Front Page Top

#11 Lex, what happens depends upon the scale of the victory.
* Big victory and the universities will go nuts but the rest of the nation will go about their business.
* Squeaking victory and it could be bad as we'll see lots of bogus claims of stole the election and challenges to vote counts.
Posted by rjschwarz 2019-12-09 15:06||   2019-12-09 15:06|| Front Page Top

#12 Right, good call RJ.

Let's make it a big win.
GOTV. All hands on deck. Get busy.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-09 15:10||   2019-12-09 15:10|| Front Page Top

#13 Dems have so much sunk cost in this political approach of hamstringing an administrationt hostile to their wants, that they have to continue in the hopes that if they keep it up, they won't be blown out next November. They have to win, else many will be facing federal charges. While I don't generally put a lot of credence in Infowars, I fully agree with their reporter's rant at Nadler in today's session that he is guilty of treason.
Posted by Mercutio 2019-12-09 15:24||   2019-12-09 15:24|| Front Page Top

#14 Nadler was starting to turn hot and bothered in some of the initial question -- IT just isn't fun when the Republican Minority use the same disruptive tactics that YOU used in the past, is it? I was starting to wonder what his blood pressure was.
Posted by magpie 2019-12-09 15:42||   2019-12-09 15:42|| Front Page Top

#15 I appreciate your optimism, tw.

I trust completely that you less optimistic types will figure things out and fix them before it occurs to me to notice, Lex dear. Or that it won’t be nearly as dire as you can imagine, because while many people happily talk shit, most won’t bestir themselves to make it happen, even the few who actually have the skills. And of those who do have the skills, the most deadly are generally quiet about it when among civilians, but y’all recognize each other, I believe — and while some of the more radical on the left have indeed been getting shooting and other training, there is a huge difference between being a trained terrorist on one hand and trained soldiers fighting a war with unbound hands on the other hand. The trained soldiers are at least 3:1 on our side, based on historic voting records, and probably even more so among those who chose to serve at the tip of the spear, contra that smarmy little Communist idiot who graduated from West Point a few years ago, then disappeared from sight.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-12-09 23:31||   2019-12-09 23:31|| Front Page Top

#16 Over at Maggie's Farm it was suggested that the treason charge was a poison pill, to give Democrats from purple districts a plausible reason to vote against it. I think the leaders know it's not going to make it through the Senate. If their goal is to cripple Trump's administration with accusations and legal maneuvering, bringing things to trial isn't that important--just so they can keep their voters satisfied that they are fighting the good fight.
Posted by James  2019-12-09 23:42|| https://idontknowbut.blogspot.com  2019-12-09 23:42|| Front Page Top

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