Trump has been impeached in the House. According to the Constitution, it is now the responsibility of the Senate to place your corrupt president on trial. This trial will decide if his Constitutional violations warrant his removal from office.
Trial: “In law, a trial is a coming together of parties to a dispute, to present information (in the form of evidence) in a tribunal, a formal setting with the authority to adjudicate claims or disputes. One form of tribunal is a court.”
“Presenting information in the form of evidence.” This is the key phrase. American law guarantees anyone accused of a crime a fair trial before his peers. Trump will be judged by 100 United States Senators. However, Moscow Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, and other Republicans in name only have already decided that the worst president in history is ‘not guilty.’ Moscow Mitch says that he will not allow witnesses to speak before the jury. This makes the ‘trial’ a sham and violates the very intent of our founding fathers. This is not Russia, or Saudi Arabia. The rule of law must be followed exactly. Moscow Mitch is not the consigliere of a mafia boss; he is a public servant who promised to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.” Sadly, he has surrendered the principle of separate but equal branches to the White House. Like his fuhrer, Moscow Mitch must be punished, and this is easily done. He is up for reelection on November 3, 2020. The ignorant voters of Kentucky have given him six terms in the senate; he must not receive a seventh.
Trump and his circle of sinners are already planning to obstruct justice; again. They will claim executive privilege to prevent witnesses who know the truth from testifying. If Trump was innocent, he would not fear the truth.
Former national security adviser, John Bolton, stated that he is willing to testify. Trump is desperate to prevent this from happening. Once again; why? What information does Bolton have which would force Trump from office?
Without witnesses, there will be no ‘trial.’ The event will be a farce written and directed by Trump’s puppets in the Senate.
Throughout the impeachment process Republicans ignored the facts and blindly defended their illegitimate president. They must all be forced from Washington. Filing impeachment charges is not a casual act; it is the most serious process in the Constitution. Democrats did not and have not made a decision to remove Trump from office, they are obeying the rules clearly described in the Constitution. Trump’s own words and actions forced his impeachment. No one is above the law. It is sad for America that the right-wing allows their fuhrer to continue violating the law of the land and protect him from paying for his crimes against the American people.
Bolton issued a statement Monday after the courts did not rule on whether he would be compelled to testify during the House’s impeachment proceedings, saying he was trying to meet his “obligations both as a citizen and as former national security adviser.”
“Accordingly, since my testimony is once again at issue, I have had to resolve the serious competing issues as best I could, based on careful consideration and study,” Bolton said. “I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify.”
The truth can set America free and the truth is what Trump and his failed party fear the most.
“The Truth Lives Here”
Op-ed by James Turnage
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