Why Donald Trump Should be Impeached Offenses of a criminal
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has racked up quite a bit of controversy from his campaign and election. Trump, well known as a criminal, falsifier, sexist, racist, narcissist, and an unqualified president to Democrats and more recently some Republicans, has created an immense web of lies. Over 13,000 lies have been counted.
President Trump has obstructed justice and left a trail of evidence behind. This starts with his attempt to drop James Comey’s investigation into National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn. When Comey refused, Trump fired him, as well as [unsuccessfully] attempting to fire Robert Mueller. On top of this, he has intimidated and tried to influence witnesses in proceedings against him. Following these events, Robert Mueller’s investigation showed that there was “very substantial” evidence for Trump having committed obstruction of justice.
Profiting from the presidency is an impeachable offense that Trump has committed. “The Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause prohibits the president from accepting personal benefits from any foreign government or official.” In contradiction, Trump has kept his business interests in his family company while in office. Therefore, every time a foreign official stays at Trump hotel the president violates the Constitution.
Most recently calls for impeachment has intensified after a white house whistleblower had information on the president asking a foreign government for “dirty” information on his political opponents. More specifically Hunter Biden was a major topic that President Trump was pushing for investigation in the phone call. “There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the attorney general would be great,” Trump said. Even though the prosecutor found no evidence of wrongdoing by the Bidens. Secondly, Trump has been accused of bringing up U.S. aid to Ukraine for added leverage in his political gains. House committees have been looking into whether or not Trump held $250 million in aid to Ukraine while waiting for Zelenski’s response on his investigation into the Bidens. Trump stated in the call that, “the United States has been very very good to Ukraine. I wouldn’t say that it’s reciprocal necessarily because things are happening that are not good but the United States has been very very good to Ukraine.” Following this, the State Department announced a $40 million weapons sale to Ukraine. This sale includes 150 javelin missiles and other equipment of that kind which had been mentioned in the call to Ukraine.
Overall President Trump has attacked the very foundation of America’s constitutional system. Even his once-beloved republican followers are beginning to realize the type of unjust acts he has partaken in as president. “The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naïveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate,” the former Republican presidential nominee John McCain stated last summer. “The president has not risen to the mantle of the office,” Senator Mitt Romney, wrote in January. Going down to some as one of the worst presidents many have seen, Trump will also be known as the third president to be impeached and the first to be convicted by the senate.