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Bolton’s lawyer argues US Constitution allows for Trump to stand trial

Bolton’s lawyer argues US Constitution allows for Trump to stand trial

Chuck Cooper, a lawyer for former NSA John Bolton, said former President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial is constitutional. In a WSJ op-ed, Cooper wrote: ’Given that the Constitution permits the Senate to impose the penalty of permanent disqualification only on former officeholders, it defies logic to suggest that the Senate is prohibited from trying and convicting former officeholders.’

Glen 2 weeks

This is Demacrats revenge, because Trump was cleaning up Washington DC and returning government back to the control of the people. Instead of government controlling the people. Demacrats have it backass word. They have forgotten who they represent.

Aaron 2 weeks

I AM kinda a centrist person and Trump seems kinda the same. I enjoyed his term and I find my self looking for another. Look... The democrats pass a trillion+ stimulus and if split evenly too every man woman and child it is around 6000 return of our tax money. They say 1400, where's all the rest of the 2/3 rd's of our money going? RICH politicians? Democrat mismanaged states(follow the sciencer's) ?

Mutatis 2 weeks

Here is the relevant part of the Constitution being debated. "The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present. Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law." Personally, I think it is already questionable due the Chief Justice not presiding over the case, with his presence being explicitly stated for an impeachment of the president. As for the argument that the three listed punishments can be applied separately, I think that is largely opportunistic thinking based on questionable precedent. It should be unsurprising that the US has continually drifted further from its constitutional foundations if such logic is applied on a continuous basis.

Darin 2 weeks

Alyssa trying to be relevant.

Liz 2 weeks

On TV Alyssa M always plays parts wears shes half naked needy woman. Why dosen't she start with herself and turn down roles that degrade woman. Probably because her values are for sale. Hipacrit.

nomad on a
nomad on a 2 weeks

Biden is a pedophile why wouldn't he hire people like him.

IvoryDove 2 weeks

Talk about twisted logic... The senate allows impeachment of an office holder. If impeached they BECOME an ex-official. THEN the senate can apply the penalty. The constitution doesn't permit impeachment of ex-officials just so they can be penalized.

Indo 2 weeks

The clown is back. And wants to get his say again. A real joker. Best wild card

Darth Vader
Darth Vader 2 weeks

The party of tolerance and love and unity everyone

Idaho Liberal
Idaho Liberal 2 weeks

Lock him up!

K. 2 weeks

I can’t wait for a third party.

Glen 2 weeks

It's called revenge, hatred and people being butt hurt.

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 2 weeks


James 2 weeks

Alyssa who?

Nunya 2 weeks

If only she could act, she wouldn't have time to be an activist. Anybody need a who's the boss reboot to put this broad back to work so she'll shut up

Darth Vader
Darth Vader 2 weeks

You mean the hypocrite herself

Mike 2 weeks

Trump is living rent free in her empty head..she must have no life

Dawlben 2 weeks

Has she not been burned enough when she had spoken about politics?

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