Impeach Donald Trump on Day One
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On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.
On January 20, 2017, the United States House of Representatives must, as a matter of law and constitutional duty, initiate impeachment proceedings against the president as soon as he speaks the words of the presidential oath.
Mr. Trump's expressed intent to not fully divest from some of his business holdings, put him in immediate violation of the Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution (Article I, Section 9) when he swears the oath of the presidency on Inauguration Day. The Emoluments Clause is meant to deter the foreign governments from buying influence with federal officials.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. We are seeing nearly daily examples of ineptitude and belligerence by the president-elect and his transition team that suggest very strongly that he is not fit to lead.
17 intelligence agencies have concluded that Russians engaged in cyber espionage against the United States, specifically with the intention of assisting Mr. Trump in a victory over his Democratic opponent. The FBI and CIA have concluded that these directives came directly from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mr. Trump denies knowledge of this crime against our country despite being confronted with it in all three Presidential debates and himself calling for a hostile foreign power to commit an act of cyber warfare on an American political candidate, in and of itself a potentially treasonous act.
The Constitutional authority to initiate impeachment proceedings against an American president rests with the U.S. House of Representatives, and any member of the House may initiate impeachment proceedings. The constitution very specifically lays out what constitutes basis for impeachment and what doesn't: Treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Once a congressperson initiates the proceedings, the matter is directed to the House Judiciary Committee for further review.
Here is my expanded piece on Donald Trump's violation of the Constitution such that the House should initiate impeachment proceedings immediately, live now at The Huffington Post.
My name is Alex Mohajer and I am the Political Director of Bros4Hillary, a political progressive advocacy organization that has been at the forefront of a grassroots movement to ensure the integrity of our free and fair elections. In 2016 we received national media attention for our work and were named to LGBTQ Nation's Top 8 People Working To Elect Hillary Clinton. I am also a contributing writer and commentator for the Huffington Post. You may tweet me at @alexmohajer.
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