Dems contend President Trump committed ‘multiple federal crimes’ worth at least 20 years in prison in Judiciary Committee summary report

In a House Judiciary Committee report set to accompany articles of impeachment this week, Democratic lawmakers contend that President Donald Trump committed “multiple federal crimes” worth at least 20 years in prison.

According to Politico, in the 169-page report, Democrats allege that Trump committed the criminal acts of bribery and wire fraud, which are addressed under the remarkably vague first article of impeachment, “abuse of power.” The latter crime, they note, carries a 20-year prison sentence.

“Although President Trump’s actions need not rise to the level of a criminal violation to justify impeachment, his conduct here was criminal,” Democrats on the committee argue.

“The Framers were not fools. They authorized impeachment for a reason, and that reason would have been gutted if impeachment were limited to crimes,” they continue, specifically justifying their decision to not name specific crimes in the articles of impeachment.

Trump’s behavior, they add, “betrayed the people of this nation” and was indeed “both constitutional and criminal in character.”

What are the details?

The report alleges that Trump’s most egregious “abuse of power” came during his infamous July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, where Trump requested that Zelensky announce investigations into 2016 election interference and then-Vice President Joe Biden and son, Hunter Biden’s, involvement with Ukrainian gas company, Burisma.

The request became criminal, the report alleges, when Trump subsequently froze $391 million in military aid to Ukraine until the request was met. This action, they say, along with other pressures, constituted criminal bribery under federal law.

Democrats also argue that Trump violated the honest services wire fraud statute during the July 25 phone call. The report claims that those “foreign wire communications” were done “in furtherance of an ongoing bribery scheme.”

In the 18-page dissent, Republicans, led by Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) slam the Democrats’ articles of impeachment as “vague,” “hyperbolic” and “misleading,” Politico reports.

Republicans also slammed Democrats for not offering any articles of impeachment that allege specific crimes.

“While individual articles of impeachment have been passed against prior presidents that do not allege criminality, no president has been impeached solely on non-criminal accusations,” Collins writes.

What’s the background?

Since filing articles of impeachment last Tuesday, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have been sharply criticized for not naming specific crimes, failing to match the constitutional standard of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Instead, after months of public criminal accusation, Democrats decided to file two vague articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The “abuse of power” article, they have maintained, constitutes the highest crime and can include specific crimes such as bribery, but that argument has not been particularly convincing to Republicans.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) later struggled to answer why “bribery” is missing from impeachment articles.

“Where is the crime? That’s what we’ve been asking the whole time,” House Judiciary member Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) said, according to Roll Call. “I think it’s an indication that they’ve committed political malpractice.”

What else?

BlazeTV host Glenn Beck ridiculed the Democrats’ seemingly ever-changing impeachment accusation against Trump after they moved from quid pro quo to bribery last month in lieu of focus group results.

“They’re throwing spaghetti up into the wall to see what sticks,” Beck quipped.

The House is expected to conduct a floor vote on the articles of impeachment Wednesday.

18 thoughts on “Dems contend President Trump committed ‘multiple federal crimes’ worth at least 20 years in prison in Judiciary Committee summary report

  1. These idiot bastar s should be imprisoned for sedition, treason, and for having made stupidity their new norm.
    Next they will want to put everyone who doesn’t buy their BS in jail.

  2. Democrats are a crock! Saying Trump has committed crimes when there is no proof, no information, no basis for any charges. This truly is a hoax. The dumb Democrats need to face charges for making false statements, lying to the government, falsifying government documents. There will never be a chance for the Democrats to regain their respect or ethics after this shoddy attempt to bring down an innocent sitting president.

  3. something needs to be done to stop all these false charges by the democrats they are not paying for their bologna but the taxpayer are footing the bill. well that is far from being fair. their crap could continue on & on forever. somebody needs to put their big boy pants on and put a quick stop to this especially since its personal for the demonrats because their plans failed to get hillery elected which tells you the democrats cheated heavily in 2016 and now they act like little kids that didn’t get their way. only problem is they are not having to foot their bill. they have gotten to go on vacations to exotic places to foreign land first class trip paid for by taxpayer,accomodations first class resort, parties, meals everything paid for by taxpayer. they are robbing us blind and nobody does anything about it.if we try to stop it we get carted off to jail but yet they are free to do as they please and spend taxpayer dollars whenever they please and as much as they want.peloski,schiff, obama, holder and the complete gang of crooks needs to be dealt with severly and quickly.

  4. How can a man/woman/it be condemned on what others feel they thought? Dos it not take an action to commit a crime? if not then I am guilty of rape every time I see a very sexy looking female!

  5. They have ZERO proof of any criminal acts by President Trump, it is the Democrats that have committed the criminal acts with the help of the media pushing the Democrat lies. Schiff should get 20 years in prison same as the Federal employees that were in the coup. The so called Main Street press is also involved and should pay a hefty fine!

  6. You will have to impeach Trump before you can lock him up.
    The day he is impeached we start killing liberal dem bloodsucking parasitica1 leeches

    1. Obama is a fraud and traitor, he should be executed for fraud, war crimes and treason. His day is coming. Liberals make up so much bs that they start believing it. They all need to spend life in prison not to mention some who qualifies for the death penalty.

  7. schiff-tt suffers from the ” SICK “. and he should be in jail and awaiting sentencing for all of his crimes against the POTUS and TREASON and should not get 20 yrs in the slammer, he should get 5 minutes on the gallows.

  8. I apologize for my language up front, but Schiff and the
    rest of the idiot Democrats are “FULL OF SHIT”. I think
    it is all they have for brains.

  9. It all began as shamelessness under Bill Clinton, with wife Hillary persecuting the women Bill assaulted while she asserted her feminist leanings. This devolved into Political Correctness, whereby the Dems who by definition always outthink the Reps are always in the right, no matter if they are wrong or even criminal. This way of thinking then devolved into actual criminality, and the Dems slipped into becoming the Party of Lawlessness, where they remain today. Maybe Nancy Pelosi felt that she was slipping into deep waters, but by pretending to be against Impeachment and then allowing herself to be pressured into it by the Squad and the now-radical and lawless Dem base she has unleashed a monster, a GOLEM, which will ultimately either sink and destroy her or sink and destroy the Rule of Law and true democracy in the USA. Trump is the only possible salvation at this point.

  10. I love how the articles of impeachment state, “The Framers were not fools,” but a couple of months ago it was, “I wonder if we should scrap the whole Constitution and start from scratch.” Hypocrisy, much?

  11. So dumbassocrats are at it again and again with a rerun from their last attempt! And that was false and illegal! Plain and simple I see no reason why any dumbassocrat in the House should not be physically marched out and told to never come back on pain of death! The BS must end at the source by any and all means! They are nothing but trash! Again when they should be focusing on the pandemic like last time and funding, they are wasting time on this BS!

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