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1/ - The End

Bear with me because it's going to take some serious wordcount and sourcing for me to comfortably spell all this out.

Richard Nixon was charged on three articles of impeachment, and as of yesterday, when the White House failed to release Donald Trump's
2/ tax returns to the Ways and Means Committee by the April 23rd deadline, Trump is guilty of all three.

Let's roll.

Article I, constitutional impeachment of Nixon. "...using the powers of his high office, engaged personally and through his close subordinates and agents,
3/ in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the investigation of such illegal entry; to cover up, conceal and protect those responsible; and to conceal the existence and scope of other unlawful covert activities."
4/ Drawing a Line:
On July 8, 2017, Donald Trump Jr. made a statement to the New York Times regarding the recently-uncovered Trump Tower meeting. He claimed there had been “no follow-up” after the June 9, 2016 meeting. nytimes.com/2017/07/08/us/…
5/ Don Jr.’s testimony under oath to Congress in September 2017 sustained that claim. However, the public record now shows that there were multiple follow-ups after the election. Here's one of the dozens of examples. Note the date: emptywheel.net/wp-content/upl…
6/ On July 31, 2017, The Washington Post reported that Trump dictated Donald Trump Jr.'s statement, and ultimately the Mueller Report corroborated that story. washingtonpost.com/politics/trump…

This proves that the president’s subordinates and son lied to Congress and the FBI with
7/ the President's tacit knowledge and scripting.

Since this also proves that Don Jr. lied to Congress, congressional investigators are making plans to ask Donald Trump Jr. to return to Capitol Hill. Ultimately, he will likely be indicted.

Fox News's Chris Wallace
8/ made a comment about the President's scripting revelation on January 18, 2019: "It’s the kind of thing that can get you impeached."

Article II, constitutional impeachment of Nixon. "...repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens,
9/ impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposes of these agencies."

Drawing a Line:
There are at least four counts of slam-dunk obstructions of
10/ justice committed by Trump, per the Mueller Report.

-Mueller Report Vol I, pages 77, 113, et al (obstruction)
-Mueller Report Vol II, pages 177, 178, & footnote 1091 (this one's a banger)

Adding to this, today Trump objected to his aides testifying before Congress
11/ - and McGahn has already been subpoenaed. The White House plans to assert executive privilege: reuters.com/article/us-usa…

The problem with this planned assertion is that, per Attorney General Bill Barr, Trump has already waived executive privilege on McGahn, twice: First, when
12/ he allowed McGahn to be questioned by the special counsel, and second when he allowed McGahn's testimony to be released with the redacted Mueller Report.

This is such a legally unfounded assertion of executive privilege that Trump’s lawyers should be sanctioned; search Rule
13/ 11 of the FRCP for the word "frivolous": law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rul…

Chairman Jerry Nadler has already responded to Trump's planned assertion: medium.com/@HouseJudDems/…

Trump is shooting with blanks, and both he and his lawyers know it.
14/ Article III, constitutional impeachment of Nixon. "...[failing] without lawful cause or excuse to produce papers and things as directed by duly authorized subpoenas issued by the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives."
15/ Drawing a Line:
This week, Trump and his administration are doing just that.

1. Ten years of Trump's financial records from Mazars USA, for which Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, issued a friendly subpoena last month, after a request for such from
16/ Mazars.

On April 22nd, the Times reported that Trump is suing the Oversight Committee to try to block it.

The Oversight Committee is investigating allegations from Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen that the president artificially inflated and
17/ deflated his assets for his personal benefit.

Cummings requested similar documents last month from financial giant Capital One, which also asked for a friendly subpoena.

2. Trump's tax returns, requested by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal.
18/ The White House ignored yesterday's April 23rd deadline to turn the tax returns over to the committee. politico.com/story/2019/04/…
19/ Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu and Republican neoconservative political analyst Bill Kristol have already called this out (be sure click this one):
20/ Trump is an affront to the Constitution and has repeatedly and unrepentantly violated his oath of office. We the people have had enough of this scandalous administration. It is time to impeach.
21/ Article II, Section 2 of the US Constitution: "[The President] shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the U.S., except in Cases of Impeachment."
22/ No matter what happens or doesn't, we will continue to stand for what is moral and what is right. There's no stopping this blue tidal wave now.

We make landfall on November 3, 2020.

Be there.
23/ Addendum: One more thing, and this is so important - this breaking story today from New York Times details why the Trump admin has done nothing to protect America from Russian hacking, and the fact that Russia is attacking us at this very moment. nytimes.com/2019/04/24/us/…
@tedlieu @RepJerryNadler @RepCummings @RepAdamSchiff @SpeakerPelosi

Congressional leaders, please read this thread. It may give you some perspective, and perhaps some hope.
@AOC @SenKamalaHarris @ewarren @PeteButtigieg @BernieSanders @SenSanders Please review this information, re: impeachment. Sourced from trustworthy news agencies (all cited) and the Mueller Report (cited).
Thread above. Sources cited. Please retweet to raise awareness.

#ImpeachDonaldTrump #Impeach45 #ImpeachTrumpNow #ObstructionOfJustice #ObstructionEscalating
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect this to gain any traction.

I love you all. Thank you.
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