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Thu Nov 14, 2019, 02:07 PM

Impeachment Could Save Democracy; Americans Should Embrace It

by Former Rep. Tom Coleman (R-Mo.)

On May 3, I wrote an op-ed for the Kansas City Star, titled, “Trump, Pence are Illegitimate. Impeach Them.” It finally appeared in print and online on May 23. It was the first time a current or former Republican member of congress had called for Trump’s removal. Fast forward 181 days later, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution setting forth the rules of an impeachment inquiry.

While I was pleased with this turn of events, many Americans remain uneasy about impeachment. They shouldn’t be. The founding fathers saw impeachment as a bulwark against tyranny.

Back in May I wrote that the Mueller Report concluded the Trump-Pence ticket asked for and willingly accepted Russia’s intervention in the election on their behalf. In addition, their campaign chairman colluded with a Russian intelligence asset, sharing polling and a written strategy on how to use the information. And the Russians did just that. This information was contained in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report along with ten possible counts of obstruction of justice committed by Trump. That was enough for me to call for both Trump and Pence to be impeached and removed from office.

Today there is even more credible evidence of collusion between the campaign and Russia — via WikiLeaks. Testimony at Roger Stone’s on going trial on federal charges of making false statements to the House Intelligence Committee, committing obstruction of justice and witness tampering, is solidifying Stone’s role as intermediary between WikiLeaks and the Trump campaign. We will undoubtedly learn more about the collusion between the campaign and Russia/WikiLeaks connection as the trial continues.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/impeachment-could-save-democracy-americans-should-embrace-it/ar-BBWHj9q?ocid=msn360

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Thu Nov 14, 2019, 05:02 PM

1. Amazing from a Republican.

I guess he has grand kids whom he doesn't want to consign to a life under tyranny.

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Fri Nov 15, 2019, 11:55 AM

2. "Impeachment Could Save Democracy" I agree 100%

There wasn't a choice. The constitution demands it.

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