Another conservative lawyer group says ‘impeachment is legitimate’

A group of sixteen prominent conservative and libertarian lawyers who formed a group called “Check and Balances” are adding their voice for the rule of law.  In an article by William Cumming in USA Today called “Conservative lawyers: Impeachment is ‘legitimate,’ a group led by George Conway, released a statement which included the following:

“‘We believe the acts revealed publicly over the past several weeks are fundamentally incompatible with the president’s oath of office, his duties as commander in chief, and his constitutional obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’ They added Trump’s acts formed ‘a legitimate basis for an expeditious impeachment investigation.'”

This announcement is on top of the one reported in the Huffington Post by “Republicans for the Rule of Law.” Per the Huffington Post, “‘Republicans in Congress must condemn this behavior without reservation,’ Chris Truax, a legal adviser for Republicans for the Rule of Law, said in a statement to HuffPost. He continued:
‘It is no longer about whether Republicans believe President Trump or whether they support his policies. It’s about whether they support his admitted abuse of power and his efforts to secure a foreign government’s help in an American election.’”

It is not just Democrats and an increasing number of Independents. A recent survey by The Washington Post and ABC News noted 28% of Republicans support the impeachment proceedings with 18% of Republicans supporting removal of Donald Trump as president.

As other ambassadors testify building on the courage of ousted Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s testimony under oath, Republican legislators will have a tough decision. It should not be understated that Yovanovitch testified under oath knowing the president is a vindictive person. So, when Trump and his toadies continue to discredit this well-thought-of diplomat who served six presidents, remember it is a crime to lie under oath to Congress.

If that were not enough, two arrests of Rudy Guiliani’s associates were made last week. In addition to campaign finance violations, they also tried to help build a false narrative to oust Yovanovitch. Interesting.

 

15 thoughts on “Another conservative lawyer group says ‘impeachment is legitimate’

    • Thanks Erika As the voice of reason from across the seas, your opinion resonates. My guess is most non-Americans view the US with bewilderment and fear of the wild card in the white house.

      • You are right, I think there are more people concerned who live outside the US than those inside the US. Perhaps it is because we have more comparision here and also see how ridiculous this whole thing becomes… dangerously ridiculous!

  1. But…but…but…This is all a leftist, socialist, SJW plot to toss Trump out of office! He’s being persecuted! He’s innocent! He’s…He’s a friggin’ crook ‘n belongs in prison ASAP. It is good news to read posts like this.

  2. Note to Readers: The following is an excerpt from an interview with Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich with Jake Tapper:

    “‘Look in the mirror and figure out how you want to be remembered later and how you feel about yourself today,’ Kasich told CNN’s Jake Tapper during an appearance on ‘State of the Union.’

    ‘There’s nothing wrong with telling the truth and sharing your real feelings,’ he said.

    Kasich said he believes Trump was ‘dead wrong’ to press Ukraine’s president to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, regardless of whether the president was withholding aid to that country to convince Ukraine leaders to begin the probe.

    He did say that if a quid pro quo between the investigation and the aid is proven, GOP lawmakers may be less willing to defend the president.”

  3. It is encouraging to see some republican lawmakers and leaders taking a stand against Trump. I’m fairly fed up with most of the ones in Congress who see their futures as being tied to Trump’s, and are therefore unwilling to take a stand for justice. Whether there was “quid pro quo” or not, it was wrong … illegal, actually … for him to involve a foreign government in such a way that could ultimately further denigrate our process of fair elections. To my dying day, I will believe that he did, in fact, work with Putin to engage the Russians in our 2016 election on his own behalf. I’m sure it wasn’t difficult, for Putin was scared of having Hillary in the White House, but still … Trump failed to notify the FBI when he knew Russia was involved, so truly, he was impeachable before he even won the election!

    • Jill, thank. I wrote in reply to your comment on another post, of course, there is quid-pro-quo, just follow the logic pattern. Three additional comments:
      – Michael Cohen said this is how Trump urges you to do things;
      – Conservative columnist David Brooks is the where i got the term “logic pattern” as Trump notes we have done a lot for you, now…..after the issue of financial help is mentioned;
      – I worked for a company whose executives told you what to do without directly telling you.

      Keith

    • “I will believe that he did, in fact, work with Putin to engage the Russians in our 2016 election on his own behalf.” I’m convinced he’s working with Putin to win the 2020 election. My biggest fear is that Russia will literally have access to our voting machines and “fix” them so more votes go to Trump than the Dem. All it will take is a few “fixed” votes here and there in states like Ohio and Florida, and Trump wins. I would never have thought such thing would happen in years past, but Trump and the GOP seem to willingly not only welcome such help, but openly ask for it. My contempt for these treasonous bastards grows every day.

      • The Mueller report did not dig deep enough. Yet, when people said the report exonerates Trump, it does no such thing. He and his team were sloppy with the Russians, he lied and he obstructed and does so to this day.

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