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HAVE “STEPS TOWARD IMPEACHMENT” BEEN TAKEN?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Dec. 22, 2014) — In a conversation with a source on Monday afternoon, The Post & Email was told that the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama is being contemplated by Republicans currently both in and out of Congress.
While the source said that the information she provided is reliable, she advised us to “go to the source,” which she identified as “Palin, Cruz, Huckabee, Gingrich.” The references are to Sarah Palin, former Governor or Alaska; Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas; former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee; and former congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
“Go to their websites,” the source said.
On a section of Palin’s Facebook page, the former governor states underneath her photo, “Impeach Barack Obama.” Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit last summer on the surge of illegal aliens crossing the southern border, Palin said, “There’s only one remedy for a president who commits high crimes and misdemeanors, and it’s impeachment. It was Alexander Hamilton who described impeachable offenses as ‘the abuse or violation of some public trust.’”
The following is also posted on the same Facebook page:
Palin described a litany of Obama offenses, including the Department of Justice wiretapping journalists, the president’s infamous lie about keeping your doctor under Obamacare, IRS targeting of conservative groups, and many others. Some she referred to as as impeachable offenses, others as “just offensive.”
The primary violation in Palin’s opinion is this president’s failure to secure the borders. “If that’s not impeachable,” she said, “nothing is.”
Cruz is serving his first term as the junior U.S. senator from Texas and may run for president in 2016. However, his constitutional eligibility, like Obama’s, is in question because Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires that the president and commander-in-chief be a “natural born Citizen.” Cruz was born in Canada to a Cuban-citizen father and U.S.-citizen mother and has produced no evidence that he is a U.S. citizen himself, let alone a “natural born Citizen.”
The constitutional eligibility of Cruz, Mitt Romney, and Sen. John McCain has been discussed in the media, but not the questions surrounding Obama’s dubious eligibility for the presidency.
The U.S. State Department today advises that the U.S.-citizen parents of a child born in a foreign country must file a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) claiming U.S. citizenship for the child. After The Post & Email attempted to obtain Cruz’s CRBA, if it exists, we were advised that the form is not releasable other than to the subject citizen whose name it bears.
Last year, The Dallas Morning News reported that Cruz possessed dual citizenship, although no evidence of the claim has surfaced or been issued by Cruz’s spokesperson. Early this year, Cruz officially renounced his Canadian citizenship.
Obama claims a birth in Hawaii, but his long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form have been declared “100% forgeries” by a law enforcement investigation commenced in September 2011 and continuing today. His claimed father, a Kenyan citizen, historically would have potentially disqualified him from consideration as a “natural born Citizen.”
Approximately a year ago, Cruz discussed the topic of impeaching Obama with Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg.
At the end of July, Gingrich had associated Obama’s hypothetical impeachment with Democrats seeking donations from potential donors for the midterm elections, which heavily favored Republicans and yielded GOP congressional majorities in numbers not seen since the Great Depression. Speaker of the House John Boehner appeared to agree with Gingrich at the time.
In February 2011, Gingrich stated that Obama’s refusal to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996 while Gingrich was Speaker of the House, was a “dereliction of duty.”
Huckabee, who ran for president in 2008 unsuccessfully, suggested in May of last year that the cover-up of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 which killed four Americans and injured many more “could lead” to Obama’s impeachment.
Current Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner has denied that there are any plans to impeach Obama. Boehner has said that a lawsuit filed against Obama earlier this year for allegedly failing to “faithfully execute the law” is not “a step towards impeachment.”
When we asked the source if she were aware of the investigation launched by Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio about “the birth certificate,” she responded, “Yes.” She also said that it appears to her that Obama was not raised in the United States. The website of the Maricopa County Cold Case Posse is now offline, although lead investigator Mike Zullo has given numerous interviews on the discovery that Obama’s only proffered documentation is fraudulent.
We were told that impeachment would occur if and when a certain condition is met.
Both Atty. Michael Connelly of the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) and Atty. Stephen Pidgeon have written proposed Articles of Impeachment naming Obama in the commission of constitutional violations and crimes worthy of impeachment and removal from office.
On November 13, Connelly wrote on his blog, “We have confirmed that members of Congress have referred these articles to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration. The granting of blanket amnesty by Obama should be the final nail in the coffin of impeachment. If the new Congress does not act, Obama will continue his path of destruction unabated, and we will lose our country.”
Pidgeon has accused Obama of “criminal identity fraud.”
Republicans in Congress have affirmed that impeachment is a consideration. During the summer of 2013, Rep. Blake Farenthold said at a townhall meeting that he believed there “probably” were enough members of the House of Representatives to vote affirmatively on Articles of Impeachment.
Last January, Rep. Steve Stockman, who did not run for re-election on November 4, said he was “considering filing Articles of Impeachment against Barack Obama.”
His declaration came before Obama’s unilateral action declaring that federal immigration laws will be suspended to allow illegal aliens facing deportation to avoid it in many cases. Last week, Obama also announced that the United States’ policy toward Cuba, which has included an embargo on trade and diplomatic relations for five decades, will change without action from Congress.