Impeaching Trump

The liberals are bent on impeaching Trump. Utilitarian electoral calculations are their only considerations.

But how to impeach after he just got no-billed by the grand jury on the big collusion plot that never was, and no more than half-assed recommended for future possible charges on obstruction in the case of the big collusion plot that never was.

That’s some pretty thin gruel.

But I sympathize. All presidents should be impeached. And Trump is certainly no exception to that. But after the complete implosion of Russiagate, demands to impeach the president certainly ring partisan and shallow.

If you really want to remove Trump, there’s only one way to do it right and do it for real:

The Democrats are going to have to call for the prosecution of Barack H. Obama for waging an unauthorized, illegal, literally treasonous, genocidal war in Yemen.

Once his indictment is returned, and it is proven that they are really going through with his prosecution, it will then be safe for the House to begin impeachment proceedings against Donald J. Trump and with a bipartisan consensus to move forward in the Senate with removal from office, whereupon a new grand jury will be waiting to indict him on the very same charges.

No need to get all martyr-y here. Life without parole in the Supermax in cages next to Ramzi Yousef and Ted Kaczynski would be appropriate for both.

Does this seem silly? That the federal laws against war crimes, the Geneva Conventions, the recently invoked War Powers Resolution; that these things would apply in real life to American presidents who deliberately slaughter helpless babies? That the Democrats would ever in a million years sacrifice their number one hero in order to prove they’re being fair when removing Trump, the greatest menace humanity has ever faced, according to them, on the most severe charges that could be brought against him? That they would do so even as a last ditch attempt to enforce the War Powers Resolution to stop this genocidal war and save those babies’ lives?

Of course it is silly. Government employees in America are far above and beyond the law. They can murder whichever babies the feel like. The House and Senate will always and forever appropriate all the money necessary as they click their heels and salute. No matter what. Partisan advantage will never concede to a genocide. Not in America. Not of Arabs. Never.

Right?

This originally appeared at The Libertarian Institute.

Author: Scott Horton

Scott Horton is editorial director of Antiwar.com, director of the Libertarian Institute, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan. He’s conducted more than 5,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.

5 thoughts on “Impeaching Trump”

  1. Why stop at Obama? Oh yeah, because this appeared originally at the Libertarian Institute. GW Bush, and Cheney, and the Clintons, and GHW Bush, and Reagan are all morally culpable along the same lines.

    1. While the Libertarian Institute didn’t exist during any of those other administrations, those of its authors who were writing during those administrations took the same sort of line versus those administrations.

      The bigger problem with the piece seems to be the claim that a grand jury “no billed” a request from Mueller for an indictment of Trump. I don’t recall seeing anything in the Mueller report indicating that he ever presented any such indictment TO the grand jury for it to vote “true bill” or “no true bill” on. In fact, he’s very, very clear on the fact that he did no such thing.

      1. Agreed. He left it to congress to decide. Which, after counter lawsuits, then, federal court, likely would have been the outcome anyway.

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