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The temptation is great to start against Trump, a method

After the appearance of Donald trump's Ex-lawyer Michael Cohen before the U.S. Congress, the Democrats are debating about the beginning of impeachment proceedi

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The temptation is great to start against Trump, a method

After the appearance of Donald trump's Ex-lawyer Michael Cohen before the U.S. Congress, the Democrats are debating about the beginning of impeachment proceedings against the President. A split in the party: The party leadership is reluctant. Many simple members of Parliament, especially as demand from the left wing, as well as the party base, however, an ardent advocate of Impeachment. Cohen had raised serious, possibly criminal charges against his former clients.

The U.S. Constitution gives the Congress the right, a President who has committed crimes, to relieve the office. The house of representatives must decide, by a simple majority of a charge. The Senate decides by a two-thirds majority for conviction or acquittal. Since the Constitution only provides vague, of what Offenses justify Impeachment, the prosecution is de facto in the political discretion of the majority group in the house of representatives. These are the Democrats.

trump's involvement in a criminal Offence is assigned to

Cohen has accused Trump in his statement all kinds of possible offences. The catalog ranges from tax and credit fraud on incitement to break electoral Finance laws, up to and including incitement to false testimony before the Congress, and for obstruction of justice. The most sensitive is for the President now, presumably, that he has instructed his lawyer shortly before the election of 2016, to pay a porn actress hush money, had an affair with Trump. This payment was an illegal campaign issue, because it influence on the outcome of the elections should be taken. Trump has Cohen in August of 2017, when he was already President, a part of the sum deposited and paid by cheque. So that Trumps is evidenced by the participation in a criminal Offence, sentenced for the Cohen, is already a sentence.

Many Democrats enough – together with the whole group of other, albeit less clear-to-define crimes of Trumps – to request a removal procedure. The Basis of doing enormous pressure, says a Democrat in Washington. If the party could withdraw from the guide to life, is unclear.

Waiting on Mueller

in theory, the Democrats would have the possibility to start immediately with an Impeachment vote in the house of representatives, the master, is enough. However, the party leadership, Nancy Pelosi, the powerful Chairman of the house of representatives, one hesitates. The faction and Chairman of the Committee in the house of representatives know that a charge, based on the currently known allegations and circumstantial evidence, would have in the Senate, no Chance. There the Republicans have a majority. Impeachment proceedings at this time, so Pelosi, fear would possibly divide the country deeper, moderate voters magnification of etching and the Republican party base incite. In the end, that could cost the Democrats in the presidential and congressional elections in the coming year, vote.

The Democrats want to wait for the report from special investigator Robert Mueller about Russia's interference in the election of 2016. To criminal allegations against Trump will be collected – for instance, collusion with Moscow or its cover up, should then find itself in Congress and Republicans who are in favour of an Impeachment against Trump, the hope of the Democrats.

to submit To Mueller his report, hunt the Democrats, the President, with investigations and subpoenas. Cohen is already in statements next week in the house of representatives. In addition, the Democrats want to subpoena former business partner of Trump, and possibly his children. All of them could be questioned as to possible disreputable or even illegal business and tax practices of the former real estate entrepreneur.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 01.03.2019, 23:15 PM

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