Trump, Impeachment, and the Future of the U.S.–CGTN

U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (1st R) speaks at a news conference to announce articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., December 10, 2019. /Xinhua Photo

On the week that the Judiciary Committee is determined to vote for the impeachment of  President Donald Trump, CGTN published my analysis on the invalidity of this impeachment process. 

Trump, impeachment, and the future of the U.S.

Lawrence Freeman, December 11, 2019

“This week the Judiciary Committee concludes the impeachment proceedings against Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States. This committee, controlled by the Democrats, is likely to approve articles of impeachment within the week.

“It is anticipated that the majority Democratic Party in the House of Representatives will vote for impeachment before the Christmas Holiday break.

“Therefore, it is quite possible that when the Congress returns to Washington. D.C. in January, the first order of business will be a trial of President Trump in the U.S. Senate. Thus, America, and indeed the world, will begin the new year of 2020 with a dangerous strategic destabilization caused by a weakening of the U.S. Presidency. Regardless of the outcome, this course of events bodes ill for the future of our U.S.

“For me, a lifelong Democrat, who has been involved in American politics for over half a century, this impeachment process, driven by the leadership of the Democratic Party, is not legitimate. Removing a U.S. President, elected by the American voters is the most serious and extreme measure allowed under the U.S. Constitution.

“A President should not be removed from office without overwhelming and provable evidence, that she or he is endangering the security and existence of the U.S. No such evidence has been provided. I fear for my country when a partisan majority has the power to remove a President between national elections (as was the case of the impeachment of President Clinton, which I also opposed).”

Clash over foreign policy

“Once you get past the headlines of Russia-gate, followed by allegations of obstruction of justice, and now, the so-called quid quo pro in Ukraine; examine the real underlying issue of conflict between President Trump and the establishment. He disagrees with Washington’s anti-Russia policy…”

Read the entire article: Trump. Impeachment, and the Future of the US

4 thoughts on “Trump, Impeachment, and the Future of the U.S.–CGTN

    • Thank you for your comment.
      Alexander Hamilton is one om heroes. The impeachment effort by the Democratic Party is totally political and partisan. The Democratic Party leadership does not respect the US Constitution. Read the testimony by Inspector General Horowitz. There was no basis for the claim the Trump was working with the Russians yet, the FBI carried out a illegal investigation. Where is the outrage by the Congress about our government allowing this type of targeting of an elected President. The Hamilton I know would be be outraged.
      Regards,

  1. “A President should not be removed from office without overwhelming and provable evidence, that she or he is endangering the security and existence of the U.S. . . .”

    Ever read The Federalist Papers? Glanced at them? Studied the history of impeachment in prior law? Read Article II? Have a view of the president’s duty to “faithfully execute” the laws? Care about any of the above?

    • Thank you for your comment.

      I don’t like President Trump but he was elected and the attacks on him are totally political and partisan. The Democratic Party leadership does not respect the US Constitution. The Democratic Part is using a very serious measure provided by our founding Fathers with no concern for the welfare of our nation. Read the testimony by Inspector General Horowitz. There was no basis for the claim the Trump was working with the Russians yet, the FBI carried out a illegal investigation. Where is the outrage by the Congress about our government allowing this type of targeting of an elected President?

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