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Mon Mar 6, 2017, 08:22 PM

Commentary: Donald Trump's wiretap tweets raise his risk of impeachment - Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-impeachment-wiretapping-20170306-story.html


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The basic premise of the First Amendment is that truth should defeat her opposite number. "Let her and Falsehood grapple," wrote the poet and politician John Milton, "who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?"

But this rather optimistic adage accounts only for speech and debate between citizens. It doesn't apply to accusations made by the government. Those are something altogether different.

In a rule-of-law society, government allegations of criminal activity must be followed by proof and prosecution. If not, the government is ruling by innuendo.

Shadowy dictatorships can do that because there is no need for proof. Democracies can't.

Thus, an accusation by a president isn't like an accusation leveled by one private citizen against another. It's about more than factual truth or carelessness.
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Mar 6, 2017, 08:28 PM

1. The lukewarm response of Nunes saying he will wrap this accusation with the current investigation

of Russian influence of the election tells you all you need to know about what Republicans think of the lie....and we need a few of them on the side of impeachment, do not forget.

The silence of all other Republicans or outright calling it out is also encouraging....tipping point?

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Tue Mar 7, 2017, 09:21 AM

2. I don't see ANYONE taking this seriously

 

Put it in the same dumpster with Obama's Kenyan bitch certificate and the hordes of Muslims cheering 9/11 in Jersey City.

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