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    Default Amash Supports Impeachment if Trump Pardoned Himself

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...7a3d6ff81e?t0q

    Four days before Richard Nixon resigned in 1974, the Justice Department told the 37th president that he couldn’t pardon himself. Three days ago, President Donald Trump tweeted that he knows better.

    Because it has the power to impeach the president, Congress might be the final backstop if Trump did pardon himself ― the U.S. Constitution says the president has full power to pardon “except in cases of impeachment.”

    So after Trump’s tweet, HuffPost attempted to get comment from the offices of all 235 Republicans in the House, where the impeachment process would start. We asked a simple question: If the president pardoned himself, would they support impeachment?

    We didn’t get many yes or no responses to our survey question ― just three, in fact ― so we sought out Republicans in hallways and asked them the question directly. Still, only one Republican said definitively he would support impeachment if the president pardoned himself: the libertarian-minded Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan.
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    Setting aside the fact that there should be no reason to pardon anyone in this case (no one is accusing them of ballot-fixing or election fraud - only "influencing" people. Influencing someone can never be a crime), it is never a good precedent to allow a President to pardon himself for ANY reason. I support Amash on that one!
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    It's all a game to make Trump look guilty... nothing more. If you can't find any evidence, try to sway the masses with innuendo and bull$#@!.
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    Wasn't Trump the one who said he could pardon himself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fedupinmo View Post
    It's all a game to make Trump look guilty... nothing more. If you can't find any evidence, try to sway the masses with innuendo and bull$#@!.
    Trump is guilty

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    Quote Originally Posted by EBounding View Post
    Wasn't Trump the one who said he could pardon himself?
    He has high hopes...

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    The only possible reason to raise the issue at all is to play into the Trump derangement syndrome of leftists.

    The "pardon himself" bit was a correct legal argument in a response to Mueller's unreasonable fishing demands... and it was unlawfully leaked to the press specifically so they could create a fake commotion and get people lathered up over it, the same exact thing they've been doing 24/7 for years now.

    Why is Amash feeding chum to the far left?
    Oligarchy delenda est

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoughtomator View Post
    The only possible reason to raise the issue at all is to play into the Trump derangement syndrome of leftists.
    Latey routine and reflexive invoking of terms like "left", "liberal" when criticizing anti-Trump libs/leftists/critics etc implies that Trump himself is a Rightist/Conservative and that is misleading as he himself is quasi liberal with track record of supporting/financing leftist/liberal politicians and causes going back decades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thoughtomator View Post
    Why is Amash feeding chum to the far left?
    Not clear and this is just speculation but one possible reason could be the Jarvanka factor as Amash is said to have Palestinian heritage?

    From another discussion:
    Chances for Trump's Peace Prize seem to have diminished after controversial NYDailyNews cover about killing of large number of Palestinian civilians went viral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    Latey routine and reflexive invoking of terms like "left", "liberal" when criticizing anti-Trump libs/leftists/critics etc implies that Trump himself is a Rightist/Conservative and that is misleading as he himself is quasi liberal with track record of supporting/financing leftist/liberal politicians and causes going back decades.

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    Not clear and this is just speculation but one possible reason could be the Jarvanka factor as Amash is said to have Palestinian heritage?

    From another discussion:
    Chances for Trump's Peace Prize seem to have diminished after controversial NYDailyNews cover about killing of large number of Palestinian civilians went viral.
    That chart is about as grossly dishonest as can be, given that Soros shovels hundreds of millions into left wing organizations.

    Be serious or GTFO.
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    Ya know.. that's not a ground breaking thought. Years/decades ago, if I remember correctly, Edwin Edwards pardoned himself when he got indicted on racketeering charges - which was my intro to Louisiana politics
    it was shocking, almost to the point of comical, when you look at a kid that was raised in the conservative party of NY.. parents both holding office within the party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thoughtomator View Post
    That chart is about as grossly dishonest as can be, given that Soros shovels hundreds of millions into left wing organizations.

    Be serious or GTFO.
    enhanced_deficit seems like a sock puppet of Zippy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    enhanced_deficit seems like a sock puppet of Zippy.
    I just gotta wonder why anyone here bothers to have any issues discussion at all when so few have any real desire to seek truth.

    That someone would seriously assert that Trump was a bigger supporter of the Democratic Party than Soros is beyond obscene. Who was supposed to be stupid enough to believe that? And what exactly is the point of constructing such an outrageous falsehood, and then wrecking the poster's own reputation by posting it non-ironically?
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