by Sharon Rondeau

(Oct. 2, 2019) — While meeting with the prime minister of Finland in the Oval Office, Trump answered reporters’ questions about an earlier presser by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Intel Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, stating that Schiff, as a result of his parody of Trump’s words in a congressional hearing of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine, should be examined for “treason.”

Trump additionally said Schiff is dishonest and should be “forced to resign.”

Democrats intend to fast-track an “impeachment inquiry,” which is an expansion of several House committees’ investigations into Trump’s actions while in the White House and possibly before.

“They’re the do-nothing Democrats who don’t do any work,” Trump said, which he said is a result of their desire to win the 2020 election.

He added that the “whistleblower” who filed a complaint with the Intelligence Community inspector general over the July 25 call misrepresented its contents and had no firsthand evidence, a fact the whistleblower admitted in his five-page letter dated August 12, 2019.

Trump said that the EPA “just sent” notice of health-code violations to Pelosi’s district, which encompasses San Francisco.  He cited “needles” strewn on the streets and poor water quality, among other issues.

He recounted that on Tuesday, a federal judge struck down a new California “law” requiring all presidential candidates to present ten years of tax returns to be placed on the 2020 ballot. “I won the case,” Trump said, adding that he did not appoint the judge who issued the decision.

Trump repeated his claim that his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was “perfect.” “They’ve been trying to impeach me from the day I got elected,” he said forcefully.

Schiff earlier claimed that the Trump-Zelenskiy call was Trump’s effort to enlist a foreign government to assist him in his 2020 re-election bid, and Pelosi described the call as “wrong.”

Trump characterized the “whistleblower” as “a spy” as a result of what Trump said was erroneous information he or she conveyed in his letter.

In strident remarks, Trump said, “Hunter Biden is corrupt” and “Joe Biden is corrupt.”  He said he would “rather run against Joe Biden than anybody else” and that his would-be opponent is “not very smart.”

In January 2018, Joe Biden credited himself for the termination of Ukrainian chief prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was reportedly investigating Burisma Holdings, on whose board of directors Hunter Biden sat with little business experience and at a salary of $50,000 a month while his father was vice president.




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  1. Treason is the only offense that has the punishment listed in the Constitution. It is the most severe act. While Trump didn’t start throwing this word around first I wish all would stop using it in a cavalier manner.

  2. The Constitution guarantees all Americans the right to due process, both substantive and procedural due process. The House Judiciary Committee is the proper committee to take up Impeachment investigations and not the House Intelligence Committee.

    Furthermore, in all criminal proceedings a person has a constitutional right to be represented by counsel. Pelosi is claiming that she does not have to hold a House floor vote in order to vote to start an impeachment process. I believe that, in the interest of protecting President Trump’s procedural due process rights a vote is mandatory.

    Pelosi claims that the ongoing “Impeachment Inquiry” is “Formal”. It is not. It is a faux Impeachment Inquiry without legal impetus. I say this because having an impeachment inquiry requires procedural due process, that the public official being inquired about be given access to legal representation as well as the assignment of a minority counsel.

    In the several past impeachment inquiries a floor vote was taken first before commencing it.

    Pelosi claims that the Constitution does not require a floor vote. I beg to differ. Currently, House rules allow for the President to receive due process rights only after a formal House vote to impeach occurs.

    If Pelosi thinks that by not holding that floor vote that she can do an inquiry, call it a “formal impeachment inquiry” and then act to deprive President Trump of his constitutionally guaranteed supeona rights and rights to counsel as well as his right to confront his accuser[s], then Pelosi is sorely wrong.

    In other words since the House rules state that his rights kick in only after a formal vote is concluded, then a floor vote is constitutionally mandatory in order to start the process. Otherwise it amounts to delaying and depriving President Trump of his civil rights to due process.

    President Trump is absolutely correct in demanding that a proper floor vote take place BEFORE he is required to answer to any charges. The Fifth Amendment states clearly that “NO Person shall be held to answer for…crime…nor be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law”.

    The Supreme Court has ruled that one’s position (such as President, Judge, Congressman or any other position for that matter) is protected as a property right. It can only be taken away after due process.

    The Supreme Court has also said that “NO Law, rule or regulation can serve to abrogate a right guaranteed by the Constitution”-Miranda v Arizona.

    The House rules deny due process to the President until such time as a formal floor vote is held., if they kick in only after such a vote is held, then that process is unconstitutional on it’s face and is illegal. arbitrary and capricious.

    President Trump is entitled to due process under the constitution. ANY government process or protocol, rule, law or regulation that deprives him of that constitutional right is what is known as a “Kangaroo Court”.

    In Impeachments the House is the Indicter while the Senators are the triers of fact. The Chief Justice is the trier of law. In other words, Senators become the Jury in an actual trial of the President. Fact is, in this environment, it is a Criminal Trial since “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” are the legal predicate necessary to invoke the process.

    In ALL criminal proceedings a person MUST have his/her constitutional rights at every stage of the proceeding. No ands ifs or buts.

    Finally, whether you know it or not, even if convicted, the President CAN indeed appeal the decision of the Senate to the En Banc (full court) U.S. Supreme Court if it can be shown that the House and Senate processing of the Impeachment and Trial was not in keeping with the Constitution.

    It is incumbent on Pelosi and the House therefore that they GO BY THE BOOK in these proceedings or in this case they must go by the Constitution.

    This is not a process that should be taken lightly and/or frivolously, maliciously or arbitrarily. I suspect that this is what is occurring. Pelosi is not interested in the Constitution. She just wants President Trump from continuing to clean up the swamp.

  3. Is Obama the next to be put on the hook? Don’t all roads not only lead to Rome but also lead
    to Obama and his team of thugs? Who knows, it is highly likely when members of TEAM Obama are under investigation and/or charges won’t they will squeal like pigs and “spill the beans”.

    Obama’s misdeeds were massive, therefore isn’t justice for him only a matter of time too?