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Pelosi Violating The Constitution, Is Powerless In Impeachment Trial Of President Trump, Expert Says

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House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi is holding on to the Articles of Impeachment like she would hold on to The Fountain of Youth if she found it.

And believe me if anyone needs to find it is her, not only for herself but for the shuffleboard playing crew Democrats have campaigning for president.

But be that as it may, Pelosi’s game is to hold the Articles of Impeachment from the Senate to extort Senate Majority Leader and Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell to cave into what Democrats want the trial to be.

The leverage that she thinks she has is that President Trump and Sen. McConnell have a desire to see the president acquitted in the Senate.

And she thinks that if she does not send the Articles of Impeachment then the president will be forever impeached and pending a trial.

But, as Constitutional expert Rob Natelson, said in a piece for The Tenth Amendment Institute, the Speaker is incorrect.

“Some legal commentators argue that the impeachment of President Trump is not valid until Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivers the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Hence, the argument goes, the Senate cannot try the president until after they are delivered,” he said.

“With all due respect, I think this is wrong: As one who has studied, researched, and published on the entire Constitution and constitutional history (including impeachment) for decades, I believe the argument is based on a misunderstanding of how the Constitution works.

“The Constitution states that the House of Representatives has the ‘sole Power’ to impeach and the Senate has the ‘sole Power to try.’

“The Constitution recognizes the office of Speaker of the House, but she is not the House itself—she is only an officer.

“Nothing in the document gives her a presidential-style veto. Nothing grants her any authority to block, or even suspend, formally-adopted bills or resolutions.

“On the contrary, if the Speaker holds back a duly-adopted impeachment resolution as a way to influence Senate trial procedures, she is unconstitutionally interfering with the Senate’s ‘sole Power to try all Impeachments.’

“Additionally: The Constitution specifies those cases in which formal notification is necessary for an action to be valid.

“The framers no doubt considered it important to do so. This is because most were lawyers and they knew that under their legal system some documents were valid as soon as they were signed while others had to be formally delivered to a particular recipient,” he said.

When she announced the impeachment of the president, Speaker Pelosi continued to name the Founders as her reason.

Then she should again look to The Founders for guidance on this. If she does she will find that she has no power to dictate to the Senate,

via thefederalistpapers

6 COMMENTS

  1. Finally a president in the white house with a backbone that is standing up to these Sewer Critter DemonRats. He’s scraping the bottom of the pot, throwing the garbage out, and they don’t know who’s next. They will beg, borrow, steal and like to not lose their post.

  2. Simply stated, Peolosi, Shifty, Schumer, Nadler, etal are simply “STUPID JACKASS’S” and they all should be held for Contempt of Congress because they have misused their Powers as well as the Constitution for Political gain as well a Treason to remove a sitting president Not using the Rule of Law.
    The Constitution is a document that is not interpreted by one word, one line, one paragraph, or one section or article. It is all encompassing, meaning: You do not get to pick and choose what you want to interpret until you apply all the segments of the Constitution to your interpretation.

    Example: The House of Representatives has the full rights of impeachment, they can set up rules, hold hearings, what ever, until they come up with Articles of Impeachment. That is it! However, they can not do any of this without following the “RULES OF LAW” meaning the Articles of fairness for any individuals RIGHTS UNDER THE CONSTITUTION. Simply put: A political coup, denying ones rights, having a “Stalin” like Kangaroo committee process. There impeachment process was rigged from the very beginning and should be thrown out of Court like any other legal charge would be. Think about the legal presidence this establishes, If the House can rig an investigation by simply hearsay, no evidence or proof of a crime, then what do you think they could do to YOU OR I?
    I am all for the Constitution, what our founding fathers did was AWESOME, let us not let a bunch of unhinged politicians destroy it. The Supreme Court is doing enough as it is.

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