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    35 people can destroy a nation (when 34 are Senators...)


    "That would surely be an impeachable offense" is perhaps the most frequently repeated phrase from the mouths of guests on Chris Hayes' show.


    Most recently, it came from Jamie Raskin, congressman and, more specifically, member of the Judiciary Committee, from which an Impeachment Resolution  would have to issue.


    "That", in this particular iteration, was a hypothetical advertisement on E-Bay offering pardons for cash.


    Of course, the idea that Trump has not already logged a hundred or more acts equally offensive to his oath of office is charmingly restrained.


    So the fuck what?


    Evidently the Founders, in their wisdom, failed to grasp the possibility that partisan attachment combined with the instinct to be re-elected might so corrupt the political class that requiring the vote of 67 senators to remove from office even the most flagrant offender was an insurmountable obstacle to virtuous government.


    What, then, is to be done?


    Only Universal Jurisdiction remains as a remedy.


    I lean towards the prayer that some enterprising gendarme will put the snatch on that fat fuck when he ventures beyond the friendly borders of the US and shuffle him straight to the Hague.


    His crimes against humanity are already manifold, and the impotence of his home country to enforce international law is, as above, complete.


    Even just today, eg,, the White House has refused a House request for information on the ongoing kidnapping enterprise yclept Customs and Border Protection.


    The reason: "No legislative purpose".  Pending the introddction of a bill envisioning life in prison for any Border Patrolman who separates a child from a parent (AOC, this is for you), I suppose the House may pound sand.


    To the Hague with him!


    As to the Founders, well, I recall there was this that the first prez. was on board with too:

    There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.

    ~ JOHN ADAMS, letter to Jonathan Jackson, Oct. 2, 1789

    To the Hague with him!

    Don't forget there's also Ken's option.



    The idea that an OLC memo should preclude such a crucial remedy (when, after all, would the OLC give any other opinion given they work for the President?) is preposterous.


    The more so post the SC decision in Jones v. Clinton.

    Turns out Ken is responsible for causing this ruckus about McCain with Trump and Fox today, though. A weird twist about the source of the Steele dossier. It is hard to figure out which side of the right Ken is on, perhaps with the "deep staters"?

    John McCain has been dead for almost seven months. Donald Trump attacked him with a tweet today.

    The President of the United States has nothing to better to do with his time. What a sad, little man he is.

    — Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) March 16, 2019

    The possible third option, a NY State indictment for pre election crimes, raises the tantalizing scenario of Trump dodging extradition by staying iin DC...


    It was, after all,with memories of Charles I misfortunes at the tender mercies of the Lord Mayor of London that the necessity for a Federal jurisdiction over the capital was enunciated!

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