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NO PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY HAS THE ABILITY TO PREVENT THE ABILITY TO PREVENT INVESTIGATIONS AND NEITHER DOES INVESTIGATIONS AND NEITHER DOES THE PRESIDENT THE PRESIDENT

OUR CONSTITUTION DOES NOT ALLOW OUR CONSTITUTION DOES NOT ALLOW IT IT NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW NO EVEN THE PRESIDENT

NO EVEN THE PRESIDENT AND ONE OF THE CONCERNS AND AND ONE OF THE CONCERNS AND REQUIREMENTS OF FINDING REQUIREMENTS OF FINDING IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES IS THERE A IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES IS THERE A SENSE THAT COULD YOU MOVE SENSE THAT COULD YOU MOVE BECAUSE IT COULD BE REPEAT BECAUSE IT COULD BE REPEAT THEED THEED AGAIN, FIRST, ALL OF THE AGAIN, FIRST, ALL OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS WHO CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS WHO TESTIFIED RECOGNIZED THAT TESTIFIED RECOGNIZED THAT OBSTRUCTING AN INVESTIGATION IS OBSTRUCTING AN INVESTIGATION IS AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE

BUT HERE THE OFFENSE WE’RE BUT HERE THE OFFENSE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THAT IS BEING TALKING ABOUT THAT IS BEING INTERFERED OR OBSTRUCTED WITH IS INTERFERED OR OBSTRUCTED WITH IS INTERFERING WITH THIS VERY INTERFERING WITH THIS VERY ELECTION THAT IS COMING UP ELECTION THAT IS COMING UP AND I SUBMIT TO YOU GIVEN WHAT AND I SUBMIT TO YOU GIVEN WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HAPPENED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION, GIVEN JUSTICE INVESTIGATION, GIVEN WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE, IF IN WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE, IF IN FACT PRESIDENT TRUMP CAN GET FACT PRESIDENT TRUMP CAN GET AWAY WITH WHAT HE DID AGAIN, OUR AWAY WITH WHAT HE DID AGAIN, OUR IMAGINATION IS THE ONLY LIMIT TO IMAGINATION IS THE ONLY LIMIT TO WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY DO NEXT WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY DO NEXT OR WHAT A FUTURE PRESIDENT MAY OR WHAT A FUTURE PRESIDENT MAY DO NEXT TO TRY TO ABUSE HIS OR DO NEXT TO TRY TO ABUSE HIS OR HER POWER TO SERVE HIS OWN HER POWER TO SERVE HIS OWN PERSONAL INTERESTS OVER THE PERSONAL INTERESTS OVER THE NATION’S INTERESTS NATION’S INTERESTS I’D LIKE TO TURN BACK TO WHAT I’D LIKE TO TURN BACK TO WHAT THE FOUNDERS MOST CARED ABOUT THE FOUNDERS MOST CARED ABOUT WHEN WE TALK AUT THE ABCs OF WHEN WE TALK AUT THE ABCs OF POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL ABUSES

POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL ABUSES IT IS EXTRAORDINARY THAT THE IT IS EXTRAORDINARY THAT THE PRESIDENT ’S CONDUCT WAS A PRESIDENT ’S CONDUCT WAS A TRIFECTA TRIFECTA CHECKING ALL THREE BOXES CHECKING ALL THREE BOXES

LET’S BEGIN WITH ABUSE OF POWER LET’S BEGIN WITH ABUSE OF POWER WHAT THAT MEANS, IT IS TO USE WHAT THAT MEANS, IT IS TO USE THE POWER OF THE OFFICE TO THE POWER OF THE OFFICE TO OBTAIN AN IMPROPER PERSONAL OBTAIN AN IMPROPER PERSONAL BENEFIT WHILE IGNORING OR BENEFIT WHILE IGNORING OR INJURING THE NATIONAL INTERESTS INJURING THE NATIONAL INTERESTS OR ACTS IN WAYS THAT ARE GROSSLY OR ACTS IN WAYS THAT ARE GROSSLY INCONSISTENT WITH AND UNDERMINE INCONSISTENT WITH AND UNDERMINE THE SEPARATION OF POWERS THAT IS THE SEPARATION OF POWERS THAT IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR DEMOCRATIC THE FOUNDATION OF OUR DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM

SYSTEM NOW, THIS QUESTION OF WHETHER NOW, THIS QUESTION OF WHETHER THE PRESIDENT ENGAGED IN ABUSE THE PRESIDENT ENGAGED IN ABUSE OF POWER CAME UP BEFORE WHEN OF POWER CAME UP BEFORE WHEN THIS CONGRESS CONSIDERED THE THIS CONGRESS CONSIDERED THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT NIXON IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT NIXON AND AFTER ACTION WAS TAKEN, AND AFTER ACTION WAS TAKEN, PRESIDENT NIXON FAMOUSLY SAID IF PRESIDENT NIXON FAMOUSLY SAID IF THE PRESIDENT DOES IT, IT IS NOT THE PRESIDENT DOES IT, IT IS NOT IT IS NOT ILLEGAL AND THIS BODY IT IS NOT ILLEGAL AND THIS BODY REJECTED THAT BECAUSE THAT’S NOT REJECTED THAT BECAUSE THAT’S NOT SO SO

THAT GOES DIRECTLY CONTRARY TO THAT GOES DIRECTLY CONTRARY TO WHAT THE FOUNDERS SAID WHAT THE FOUNDERS SAID BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SAID THE BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SAID THE SAME THING IN RESPONDING TO THE SAME THING IN RESPONDING TO THE PRIOR INVESTIGATION BY PRIOR INVESTIGATION BY DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE >> THEN I HAVE THE ARTICLE 2 >> THEN I HAVE THE ARTICLE 2 WHERE I HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO WHERE I HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO WHATEVER I WANT AS PRESIDENT

WHATEVER I WANT AS PRESIDENT >> THAT IS AS WRONG AS WHEN

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