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Today's Grievances are not unlike the nation's first 'Articles of Impeachment'

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Article drafters could conclude that President Trump has shown contempt for the constitutional role of Congress by spending funds for a purpose expressly rejected by Congress  when Congress refused to appropriate funds for this purpose
Article drafters could conclude that President Trump has shown contempt for the constitutional role of Congress by spending funds for a purpose expressly rejected by Congress when Congress refused to appropriate funds for this purpose
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While they were not called Articles of Impeachment, the 18 grievances against King George III set forth in the  Declaration of Independence are the first effort at the very founding of the United States to identify the grounds on which a head of state could lose his right to rule.

To show a “long train” of abuse, an Article addressed to a particular impeachable offense could be supported by multiple instances of conduct constituting that offense. For example, an Article addressed to President Trump's alleged subversion of constitutional democracy by reportedly encouraging foreign assistance to help secure his re-election in 2020 could cite his encouragement of both Ukrainian and Russian assistance to that end. 

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Drafters have at least twenty-two Trump Articles of Impeachment to choose from - e.g., Violation of Constitution on Foreign and Domestic Emoluments "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed has illegally received emoluments from the United States government and from individual state governments. The Constitutional ban on domestic emoluments (Article II, Section 1) is absolute not waivable by Congress and not subject to proving any particular corrupting influence.

Submitted on Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 at 5:41:52 PM

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