World Comment: How to remove Trump from office

09:52  10 january  2017
09:52  10 january  2017 Source:   The Washington Post

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If Congress won’t remove him from office , what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitution-mandated authority as president, I should say. “If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office ? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. Beck responded, “I would agree with you on that.” Listen to Brad Thor on Glenn Beck’s program: Many on Twitter interpreted Thor’s comment as a call to assassinate Trump , a charge he denied. “A) I didn’t call for his assassination. B) ‘President-elect Trump ’?

Since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States famed political commentator Keith Olbermann has come out of his semi-retirement to take Trump to task like only he can. Olbermann has been participating in a series of segments hosted by GQ called “The Resistance” and in his most recent episode he laid out a perfectly legal and constitutional method to remove Trump from power. It only says ‘that the president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office .”

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Donald Trump is a one-man basket of deplorables. He is a braggart and a liar. He is a bully and a demagogue. He is an ignoramus and a deadbeat, a chiseler and either a sincere racist or an insincere one, and his love for himself is matched only by my loathing of him. He is about to be president of the United States. A constitutional coup may be in the offing.

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Google Searches For How To Remove A President From Office Surge. Both were acquitted by the Senate and managed to retain office . Richard Nixon resigned as the House prepared to issue its articles of impeachment. University of Utah law professor Christopher Lewis Peterson said Congress could impeach Trump for fraud and racketeering under the standards set by Article II of the Constitution regarding high crimes and misdemeanors.

Google searches for " how to impeach a president" went up by nearly 5000 percent in the hours following Trump 's upset victory. According to the Congressional Research Service (CRS), the Constitution gives the House the right to impeach—to formally approve allegations of wrongdoing and remove from office , known as articles of impeachment— any sitting president, vice-president, or head of a federal agency.

Since winning the election, Trump has not moderated his behavior. He still behaves like a brat — his childish tweet zinging Arnold Schwarzenegger for failing to get Trumpian ratings on “The New Celebrity Apprentice” being the most amusing example. Many of the others were just plain lies, the most serious being his earlier troubling statements regarding Russian efforts to affect the election. As always, Trump made this about himself — not, as it should be, about a foreign power meddling in our democracy.

Trump turns things on their heads. To him, the hacking story was an example of fake news — not the uncontestably false news that the Russians were spreading, but the news coming from our own intelligence community. Trump lives in a hall of mirrors — but not alone. Reince Priebus, the outgoing Republican National Committee chairman and now another of the moral eunuchs in Trump’s court, said on CBS News’s “Face the Nation” that the release of the intelligence community’s finding was “clearly politically motivated to discredit the victory of President-elect Trump.” Priebus, as my grandmother used to say, knows which side his bread is buttered on.

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How To Remove Obama From Office . Public opinion caused Nixon to resign from the Presidency before he could be impeached. And that was mainly for obstruction of justice. Comment Share. Andrew Kerr December 27, 2016 at 4:59pm. Inauguration Security Officials Brace For Clashes Between Trump Supporters, Protesters. 2.1k Likes, Comments & Shares.

How President-elect could be prevented from taking office . One law professor claims there's already enough evidence to remove the President Elect before he officially starts - and he already faces a civil case over fraud allegations. Share. Comments . ByStephen Jones. And then a majority two-thirds of the 100 Senators who sit as jurors on the trial have to find the president guilty before he can be removed from office . So back to the burning question then: Can Donald Trump be impeached?

It is folly to think that aides such as Priebus are going to be able to moderate Trump. They are enablers, emptying their consciences and stuffing their egos, and it is even sillier to think that Trump himself will change. He is 70, into the years of ossification, and his political triumph has only convinced him of his inerrant correctness. He thinks he is infallible, a kind of secular pope. Things will go from bad to worse.

President-elect Donald Trump. © AFP Photo President-elect Donald Trump. One remote remedy is impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate. It is, as it should be, a laborious process and requires provable acts of treason, bribery or other “high crimes and misdemeanors” — very high bars indeed and difficult to define. In fact, no president has ever gone the whole way: not Andrew Johnson and not Bill Clinton.

There is, however, another way. Under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, the vice president, together with a “majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide” can remove the president for being “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” No doubt the mere mention of incapacitation would summon a horde of lawyers to Washington to contest it or the meaning of every term.

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If Trump gets elected, Congress can remove him from office . Here’s how . By Andrew Joyce. nation’s nuclear codes, then I have good news. The constitution has an escape hatch—a way to remove a president that doesn’t involve any violence or “Second Amendment people.” Using Section IV of the 25th Amendment, Congress could remove a potential President Trump . Here’s how it works.

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But it is plain that the 25th Amendment does give a role to Cabinet members that is not generally considered when they are up for confirmation. This time, however, they should all be asked whether they are aware of the 25th Amendment and, if need be, whether they would be willing to implement it. Some would say that they do not respond to hypotheticals, but a willingness to abide by the Constitution is not a hypothetical. It is, instead, a grave duty.

Is this going to happen? Probably not. We’ll just muddle through a Trump presidency, as we have some others. But the nature and malevolence of Donald Trump have to be borne in mind. He has shown little regard for the Constitution, as exemplified by statements saying that by definition anything a president does is legal, and he is prone to vulgar statements and tactics. Recall that he was once the most prominent birther, evidence of either racism or a chilling willingness to pander to it. Recall also, as Meryl Streep did at the Golden Globes, that Trump mocked Serge Kovaleski, a physically disabled New York Times reporter, and then denied that he had done anything of the sort. Here was the bully in full repugnance. Here was the liar in full contempt for the truth.

Since his election, Trump has done nothing to allay the concern that he is unfit for the presidency. In about a week, he’ll assume the presidency with all its awesome power. Maybe the only thing that will constrain him is his own Cabinet. Trump goofed. There are some good people in that room.

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Donald Trump has pledged to create unity despite a bitterly divided electorate. The former reality show host is on the cusp of the most consequential moment of his life: his inauguration as the 45th US president. At midday on Friday, Donald Trump will cap an extraordinary and improbable run for the White House when he takes the reins from US President Barack Obama."We're going to unify our country," Trump said in front of the Lincoln Memorial ahead of a fireworks display and following performances by Three Doors Down and Toby Keith. "We're going to do things that haven't been done for our country for many, many decades," he said.

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