Read the Trump impeachment defense memo

Feb 08, 2021 Travel News

Read the Trump impeachment defense memo

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Democratic House members argued that then President Trump’s alleged offense was so serious and his power so immense that there was no time to wait for the real facts to come to light. In a letter stained with crocodile tears, Representative Ilhan Omar, herself no stranger to extremist rhetoric, 203 urged her colleagues, saying: “The urgency of this moment is real and we must be courageous and united in defending our Republic … the only time Donald Trump remains in power, our country, our democracy and our national security remain in danger. Congress must take immediate action to ensure the safety of the people of this country and set a precedent 199 2 Acts of the Federal Convention of 1787, p. 550 (M. Farrand ed. 1966); see, for example, Richard M. Pious, Impeaching the President: The Intersection of Constitutional and Popular Law, 43 St. Louis LJ 859, 872 (1999); see also, for example, Proceedings of the Senate Sitting for the Trial of William W. Belknap, Late Secretary of War, on the Articles of Impeachment Exhibited by the House of Representatives, 44th Cong. 98 (1876) (statement by Senator Timothy Howe); Scott S. Barker, An Overview of Presidential Impeachment, 47 Colorado Avocat 30, 32 (September 2018). 200 6 Ord. Deb. 737 (1830) (statement by Representative James Buchanan). 201 See III Hinds’ Precedents § 2319, p. 681 (Pickering J.); id. § 2343, at 716 (Chase J.). 202 See 32 Annals of Cong. 1715, 1715–16 (1818); see, for example, III Hinds’ Precedents § 2491, at 988 (Judge Thurston, 1825); id. § 1736, p. 97–98 (vice-president Calhoun, 1826); id. §§ 2365–2366 (Peck J., 1830–1831); id. § 2491, 989 (Thurston J., 1837); id. § 2495, 994 and n ° 4 (Watrous judge, 1852); Cong. Globe, 35th Cong., 1st Sess. 2167 (1858) (statement by Representative Horace Clark) (Watrous J., 1858); III Hinds’ Precedents § 2496, at 999 (Watrous J., 1858); id. § 2504, to 1008 (Judge Delahay, 1873). 203 Sarah Elbeshbishi, Nicholas Wu, GOP targets Ihan Omar after Dems attempt to overthrow Majorie Taylor Green, USA Today (February 4, 2021), https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02 / 03 / gop-target- ilhan-omar-after-dems-try-oust-marjorie-taylor-green / 4369715001 / and Rep Andy Biggs, Twitter (February 3, 2021, 9:02 a.m.), https: // twitter .com / RepAndyBiggsAZ / status / 1356966391493111808. Hastings, 199 knew that “the House of Commons had heard the accused and allowed him to testify, before voting an indictment against him.” 200 And practice in the United States quickly established that the accused in an indictment should be allowed a fair process. Although a few first impeachment inquiries took place ex parte 201, the Chamber gave defendants notice and the opportunity to be heard in the majority of cases from 1818202 68