First Draft: Impeachment Articles Charging Trump with attempting to overthrow the United States and Collusion with a Hostile Foreign Power

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(Original Signature of Member)

117TH CONGRESS

1ST SESSION      H. RES.

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Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Ms. OMAR submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the

RESOLUTION

Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.

  • Resolved, That Donald John Trump, President of the
  • United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:
  • Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of
  • Representatives of the United States of America in the
  • name of itself and of the people of the United States of 8 America, against Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.

ARTICLE I

  • In his conduct of the office of President of the United
  • States, Donald John Trump—and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United 9 States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed—
  • Donald John Trump has abused the powers of the Presidency by attempting to unlawfully overturn the results of the November 2020 Presidential election in the State of Georgia.
  • On January 2, 2021, President Trump violated his constitutional duty to take care that the laws of the United States be faithfully executed when, on a recorded call, he repeatedly asked Georgia Secretary of State Brad  Raffensperger to overturn the finalized and verified results of the November 2020 Presidential election in the State
  • of Georgia.
  • President Trump misused the power of his office by threatening an elected official with unspecified consequences if he failed to pursue the President’s false claims and attempting to coerce an elected official to commit fraud.
  • His actions and statements on this call amounted to interference with the impartial election process indirect contravention of both Federal law and the laws of the State of Georgia.

In all of this, Donald John Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

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  • In his conduct of the office of President of the United States—and in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States
  • and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed—
  • Donald John Trump has abused the powers of the Presidency to incite violence and orchestrate an attempted coup against our country.
  • On January 6th, 2021, President Trump encouraged individuals to travel to Washington, District of Columbia with the sole purpose of inciting violence and obstructing Congress in engaging in its constitutionally mandated legislative business of certifying the electoral college results of the 2020 election. He incited a crowd of supporters in Washington, D.C. to violently attack the United States Capitol while both chambers of Congress were in session, saying ‘‘You’ll never take back our country with weakness.
  • You have to show strength and you have to be strong’’.
  • After those supporters had violently breached the Capitol, he put out a further statement repeating his false claims of election fraud and telling the members of the mob, ‘‘We  love you, you’re very special’’.
  • In all of this, Donald John Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
  • Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

Additional Charges:

Donald John Trump has actively and continuously endeavored to undermine the essential institutions and foundations of a democratic system of government in the United States, engaging in a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evincing a design to make himself an authoritarian ruler unaccountable to, and independent of, the people of the United States by:

1. Soliciting and welcoming the assistance of a hostile foreign power to aid him in securing election in 2016 as President of the United States.

2. Refusing to acknowledge Russian interference in the internal affairs of the United States, and then opposing responses by Congress and the Executive Branch to protect the national security and interests of the United States against future Russian interference and aggression.

3. Publicly conveying his interest and willingness to accept the assistance of foreign powers in his attempt win reelection as President of the United States.

4. Refusing continuously to acknowledge to the American people that he would accept and be bound by the verdict rendered in the 2020 Presidential election, instead claiming that any outcome in which he was not declared the winner was fraudulent, rigged, and illegitimate.

5. Taking active measures to impede and undermine the ability of American citizens to convey their disapproval of his continuance in office by exercising their rights as voters, including misusing the United States Postal Service to prevent the timely delivery of mail-in ballots.

6. Instituting frivolous lawsuits to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential election, falsely alleging wide-spread voting fraud but producing no evidence in support of his spurious allegations.

7. Exhorting and inciting his supporters to believe falsely that victory in the 2020 Presidential election had been stolen from him and that constitutionally required Joint Meeting of Congress for the purpose of counting the votes of electors and announcement of the result by the President of the Senate was illegitimate and intended to complete the theft of his victory.

8. Failing to take action to protect and defend Federal officers and personnel, property, buildings, and institutions on January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol that was besieged by supporters of Donald John Trump, resulting in extensive damage to the property of the United States and the deaths of at least four persons.

As the resolution points out and makes clear, a person ‘whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people,’ and warrants impeachment and removal as President of the United States.

Author Details
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I think Pelosi and her ilk are worried that Trump might do something even worse (from their perspective) than starting a war: He might release secret documents on everything from JFK, USS Liberty, TWA Flight 800, 9/11, Boston marathon bombing, even SARS-CoV-2.

  2. “As the resolution points out and makes clear, a person ‘whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people,’ and warrants impeachment and removal as President of the United States.”

    This is what happens when the only qualification required to be president of the U.S. is to find favor with a jewish oligarch. No criminal or financial background check, character references or psychological evaluation is required. Low level federal employees can lose their security clearance and get fired from their job for bad character e.g. having an affair or too much gambling debt, but the president can be a scumbag who wouldn’t even be hired by Walmart (if he answered the pre-employment questionnaire honestly) and that’s just fine and dandy.

  3. Even if Trump “pardons” himself, and, even if it is subsequently recognized by a SCOTUS ruling as enforceable, Trump could still be charged with felony inciting riot which resulted in deaths, by the District of Columbia Attorney General’s office.

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