MAINSTREAM PUNDITS NOW CALLING FOR IMPEACHMENT, REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
by Sharon Rondeau
Former Rep. Allen West said on Monday that the perception that Obama should be impeached is “growing.”
On Friday, columnist and political commentator Charles Krauthammer compared the IRS’s claim that it “lost” two years’-worth of possibly incriminating emails pertaining to its political targeting of conservative groups to the “18 minutes” which President Richard M. Nixon allegedly “lost” containing his conversations with co-conspirators to bug the Watergate Hotel, where the DNC was holding its convention in 1972.
Nixon was forced to resign after the House Judiciary Committee approved Articles of Impeachment upon which the full House would have voted, as Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution lays out.
A citizen petition to impeach Obama for “treason” has 3, 771 signatures as of this writing.
Last summer, “impeachment” in regard to Obama began to be discussed openly by members of the House of Representatives at townhall meetings.
On Saturday, attendees at the the South Dakota Republican Party’s convention passed a resolution asking the U.S. House of Representatives to vote affirmatively on Articles of Impeachment. Some at the South Dakota Republican Convention called the “scandals” which have come to light under Obama “traitorous.”
In February, constitutional attorney Michael Connelly wrote Articles of Impeachment and provided them to approximately 200 members of Congress. After receiving virtually no response, two weeks ago Connelly said on The Roth Show that he had been told that they are under review by at least one member of the House Judiciary Committee.
At approximately the same time, a reader of The Post & Email related that in a conversation with a congressional staffer, he or she was told that Articles of Impeachment are being drafted and that “we want to do this right.”
The LaRouche PAC has called for Obama’s impeachment based on seven “counts” for at least three years. Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin called for Obama’s impeachment early last year for his ordering of drone kill strikes on U.S. citizens in foreign countries.
A former president of a Korean War Veterans’ group said that “Obama is a total disgrace to this country and should be tried for treason” after he exchanged five top Taliban commanders for Bowe Bergdahl, who may be guilty of treason himself for abdicating his U.S. army post in Afghanistan in June 2009.
TeaParty.org has written its own petition urging that Obama be impeached for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” as set forth in Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution.
When the House Judiciary Committee was considering Articles of Impeachment against Nixon, it referred to a report assembled by congressional staffers entitled “Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment,” which stated that “Not all presidential misconduct is sufficient to constitute grounds for impeachment. . . . Because impeachment of a President is a grave step for the nation, it is predicated only upon conduct seriously incompatible with either the constitutional form and principles of our government or the proper performance of constitutional duties of the presidential office.”
Whether or not Obama was ever constitutionally eligible to occupy the presidency and can therefore be impeached is an open question. Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution requires that the president and commander-in-chief be a “natural born Citizen,” a term included at the urging of John Jay in a July 25, 1787 letter to George Washington. In his letter, Jay expressed that the highest office in the land should be held by someone without any ties to a foreign government or entity:
Permit me to hint, whether it would not be wise & seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government; and to declare expresly that the Command in chief of the american army shall not be given to, nor devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen.
In January 1998, then-President Bill Clinton was placed under oath for testimony regarding his personal conduct as it related to Monica Lewinsky, who had been an intern in then-White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta’s office. Publicly, Clinton attempted to assure the American people that the allegations against him were untrue, with Hillary Clinton insisting that the claims were the result of a “vast, right-wing conspiracy.”
Both Bill Clinton and Lewinsky testified to a federal grand jury as the case against Clinton for perjury was explored. At the end of that year, two Articles of Impeachment passed the U.S. House of Representatives claiming that Clinton had lied to the grand jury and encouraged others to commit perjury.
The grand jury was intended by the Framers to be a check on overzealous prosecutors against the citizenry. Its only reference appears in the Fifth Amendment to the Bill of Rights.
The U.S. Senate ultimately did not have enough votes to remove Clinton from office, and he completed his second term.
Obama’s new press secretary, Josh Earnest, has insisted that the investigation of the IRS’s conduct against “conservative” groups is the product of “a conspiracy theory.”
Similarly, since 2008, questions arising about Obama’s birthplace and background have been termed “conspiracy theories,” despite the fact that a criminal investigation has shown that Obama’s purported long-form birth certificate stating that he was born in Honolulu, HI on August 4, 1961 and Selective Service registration form showing that he allegedly registered for the draft are “computer-generated forgeries.”
Left-leaning pundits and writers are beginning to warn that impeachment of Obama is a real possibility. On June 18, Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart wrote, “President Obama will be impeached if the Democrats lose control of the U.S. Senate.” In an obvious plea, Capehart concluded, “I’ve said this before and I’ll keep repeating it until the message sinks in for Democrats inclined to sit out the midterms: Obama is not on the ballot in November, but Obama is on the ballot in November. Democrats have it in their power to keep the Senate and save the Obama presidency from the all-but-certain asterisk of impeachment. Whether they use it is a very real concern.”
“Impeached” is sometimes used to mean “impeached and removed from office.”
Former prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice Andrew McCarthy recently published a book entitled “Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment” in which he claims that “…Obama’s policies are deeply unpopular and his imperialism is alarming…There is a worthy case for impeaching the president due not to political or philosophical disagreements but to his violations of law, which threaten our constitutional framework.”
Liberal constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley also used the word “alarming” in testimony to the House Judiciary Committee earlier this year concerning Obama’s alleged executive overreach and whether or not Congress has standing to sue Obama in federal court over his transgressions.
When Obama campaigned in 2008, he promised to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” New “rules” issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threaten to drive up the cost of electricity exponentially and eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs in an already-weak economy.
Reasons for Obama’s impeachment and removal from office have been cited as “unilateral” changes in policy via executive order, circumventing the Congress; “Blatant abuse and misuse of the true intention of the PATRIOT Act. Obama and is administration deem it acceptable to invade the privacy of U.S. citizens by reading our e-mail, tracking our Internet visits, comparing notes with the IRS about our taxes and ‘mining’ our every purchase;” “Telegraphing troop reductions to enemies – against the consult of his experienced field commanders – while embracing negotiations with our enemy, the Taliban, and recognizing another, the Muslim Brotherhood,” and the “treasonous, illegal terrorist prisoner swap for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who appears to be a deserter, if not a traitor…,” among dozens of others.
Former judge and prosecutor Jeanine Pirro has stridently called for Obama’s impeachment on her Saturday evening Fox News broadcast for “dereliction of duty.”
Some on the political left continue to demonize those calling for Obama’s removal from office in what could be called Saul Alinsky fashion. The technique has been utilized across the web, on major media and in political circles since 2008 to quash opposition to what many see as Obama’s building dictatorship.
Anyone challenging Obama’s policies, citizenship, eligibility or life narrative has been called “racist” by a cabal of Obama supporters, some of whom work for the Department of Defense in the DARPA division, as discovered by the investigators who declared Obama’s documents fraudulent in 2012.
Obama was first named in treason on March 17, 2009 by CDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) in a criminal complaint filed with two federal courts and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Others have since joined Fitzpatrick in accusing Obama of treason against the United States of America, including former Vice President Richard B. Cheney.
Fitzpatrick’s original complaint was read aloud by a witness during a court proceeding in McMinn County, TN on Monday and entered into the official court record.
In an interview last week, ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Cheney if he were accusing Obama of treason, which Cheney did not deny.
In a June 12 radio interview with Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) stated that he believes that Obama’s actions are more than incompetence. In response to Perkins’s revelation that callers to his radio show have expressed the idea that Obama’s perceived harming of the country is “intentional,” Inhofe responded, “If I were to agree with that, I’d lose all credibility in going on because that is the first thing they’d accuse me of. But I’d have to tell you, those people have every reason to believe what they are believing now. This couldn’t just keep happening over and over again.”
“Aiding and abetting the enemy” is considered treason, according to constitutional Judge Andrew Napolitano, who discussed the Obama regime’s actions in Syria which involve America’s sworn enemy, Al Qaeda, which launched the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.
On June 17, The National Enquirer reported that “Barack Obama is a traitor, and should be impeached! That’s the shocking declaration of top political analysts and terrorism experts, who are demanding that Obama be booted out of office for freeing five Taliban murderers in return for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.”
Thousands of Americans had petitioned Congress following the 2008 presidential election to vet Obama properly before approving the Electoral votes in January 2009 to no avail. Despite the declaration of the forgery of his only proffered documentation the year before by the Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse, Congress again approved the votes for Obama in January 2013. Constitutionally, an objection from one member of the House and one member of the Senate is required for both chambers to enter deliberations and subpoena evidence, if deemed necessary to approve the vote of the Electoral College.