Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Is a Special Council for Fast and Furious and an impeachment hearing on the killing of Al Awlaki bad news?

I used to think Biden was Obama's ace in the hole since no one would want Biden to be President. But Biden is looking pretty good right now.|||The thought of the three stooges running this country is in no way humorous to me. Obama and crime Inc. needs to go away.|||HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

No you mean the Obama team is looking really BAD

What qualifies a president for impeachment?

I was wandering around Y!A and I've been seeing a lot of questions about why we haven't impeached President Bush yet, and I was just wondering what exactly a President has to do in order to be impeached? Can a President be impeached just because the American public doesn't like him? Are there certain (for lack of a better word) things a president has to do before he can be impeached?

Also, please note that this question IS NOT about whether you or I think Bush should be impeached or not. I just want to know what a president has to do in order to be impeached.

Thanks!|||No, public opinion does not play a role in impeachment.

Treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemenors is the exact phrasing in the Constitution, and it can only be brought by a simple majority in Congress.

Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice, though he was acquited of the second charge. Nixon actually wasn't impeached since he resigned before the process was completed and then was pardoned by President Ford.|||To answer your question, it takes 218 Members of the House of Representatives to agree on some alleged high crime or misdemeanor the President has committed. If they can agree (218 being a majority vote in that body) then Article(s) of Impeachment are drawn up, case managers are assigned and those managers then present those articles to the Senate for that body to consider whether or not to vote for removal of the President from office.

The definition of a high crime or misdemeanor has never been clarified. It appears to be whatever those 218 Members of the House use as a definition. In the case of President Andrew Johnson, he was accused of violating a law which was later declared to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. |||"The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."

Note that impeachment does not necessarily mean removal from office, although impeachment would open that possibility.

Can someone tell me what constitutes the congressional act of impeachment?

President Nixon and President Clinton were both impeached. What did they do that was so bad?|||Impeachment is the act of formally accusing an elected official of actions that justify removing them from office. After the House of Representatives impeaches someone, the Senate is supposed to act as the jury in a trial. The maximum punishment in an impeachment is removal form office, and ineligibility to be elected for office in the future. If the act for which a person is impeached is a crime, they can also face criminal charges once removed from office.

Nixon was actually NOT impeached. He escaped impeachment by resigning before the House voted for impeachment. The accusations involve covering up his re-election committee's breaking his opponents offices in the Watergate Hotel.

Clinton was impeached for LYING under oath in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by Paula Jones. It is important to note that his sexual activity was NOT the reason for his impeachment. LYING about it in a court of law was the reason for impeachment.

One other President has been impeached in US history, Andrew Johnson. I don't recall the reason or the outcome. Impeachment also applies to other government officials, but I don't know what other officials may have been impeached.

Why do people keep calling for the impeachment of our President?

Could it be that the criteria for an impeachment is beyond their comprehension level?|||There is no constitutional basis for any impeachment hearings of George W. Bush|||BUSH HAS MET THAT CRITERIA MANY TIMES OVER...WHATS WRONG WITH YOU?|||Maybe they are still angry at their fathers!|||Because they are idiots that have no regard for facts or understanding of our many governmental processes.

Good day.|||look at dstr's previous question, asked only 5 mins ago.|||They're mainly liberals who think that GEORGE BUSH is the enemy, instead of the REAL enemy.|||I have to ad mitt I was wrong about "w" I predicted he would set this country back 10 years in reality it's more like 20 years.|||Yes, absolutely right you are.And they are morons too.I am not totally thrilled with GWB but there are NO grounds for impeachment other than the fact that their dreams are full of conspiracy theories and they just plain don not like his policies.They are not a very intelligent bunch!!!!|||AGREED ......... you can't impeached someone for being STUPID?|||cause maybe most people realize we were lied to about iraq he has pretty much set aside the constitution and is having people held in jail indefinetly without as much allowing them to have their day in court he is sneaky and to be honest the man disgusts me|||Well what it comes down to is that those people just dont like him. Because of their experience at their jobs they figure that you can always get someone fired if you dont like them and you ***** about it enough.|||Because some of us refuse to be led around like sheep. We don't 'follow the crowd' simply because others do. Maybe we can see further than the tip of our noses.

1. Violating the United Nations Charter by launching an illegal "War of Aggression" against Iraq without cause, using fraud to sell the war to Congress and the public, misusing government funds to begin bombing without Congressional authorization, and subjecting our military personnel to unnecessary harm, debilitating injuries, and deaths.

2. Violating U.S. and international law by authorizing the torture of thousands of captives, resulting in dozens of deaths, and keeping prisoners hidden from the International Committee of the Red Cross.

3. Violating the Constitution by arbitrarily detaining Americans, legal residents, and non-Americans, without due process, without charge, and without access to counsel.

4. Violating the Geneva Conventions by targeting civilians, journalists, hospitals, and ambulances, and using illegal weapons, including white phosphorous, depleted uranium, and a new type of napalm.

5. Violating U.S. law and the Constitution through widespread wiretapping of the phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant.

6. Violating the Constitution by using "signing statements" to defy hundreds of laws passed by Congress.

7. Violating U.S. and state law by obstructing honest elections in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006.

8. Violating U.S. law by using paid propaganda and disinformation, selectively and misleadingly leaking classified information, and exposing the identity of a covert CIA operative working on sensitive WMD proliferation for political retribution.

9. Subverting the Constitution and abusing Presidential power by asserting a "Unitary Executive Theory" giving unlimited powers to the President, by obstructing efforts by Congress and the Courts to review and restrict Presidential actions, and by promoting and signing legislation negating the Bill of Rights and the Writ of Habeas Corpus.

10. Gross negligence in failing to assist New Orleans residents after Hurricane Katrina, in ignoring urgent warnings of an Al Qaeda attack prior to Sept. 11, 2001, and in increasing air pollution causing global warming.

11. Failure to uphold the Presidential Oath to protect, preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States:

The oath to be taken by the president on first entering office is specified in Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.|||If I did not have sexual relations with that woman is grounds for impeachment maybe the unnecessary deaths of 3000 Americans and 655,000 Iraqi should be also. The war was based on lies told by George W. Bush and his cabinet to congress, there is some proof that this war was started by Bush for his own personal gain. Which is illegal. He has broken both American laws by disregarding the constitution and international law by his authorization of treatment of prisoners. He should be impeached and then turned over to an international tribunal to be tried for his war crimes. Just because you do not see it does not mean that 70% of the American people and over 90% of people world wide are wrong.|||I haven't seen such calls, but if I had I would have asked those who called for the president's impeachment to provide me with a litany, chapter and verse, of those acts or omissions of the president that they regarded (and their reasons for so regarding them) as "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors" within the meaning of Article II, Section 4, of the United States Constitution, which provides, in part, as follows:

"Section 4. The President, Vice President and all other civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."|||Maybe some of you should investigate a little more he has committed impeachable offences, maybe you should check things out first.|||Because liberals lost two elections they feel they were entitled to win. They have gotten worse and worse.

What is the constitutional impeachment procedure for someone in the executive branch?

i need an explanation on how to impeach someone in the executive branch|||I believe that the House of Representatives brings up charges of wrongdoing. and the Senate actually holds the trial.|||How can anybody explain that here, read the Constitution, and do your own homework.|||The Constitution of the United States of America

Article II

Section 4. The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of,The Constitution of the United States of America

This is all that is in the Constitution on impeachment.

So the President must be convicted.

Now that Obama admitted he was born in a foreign country, can we procede with impeachment?

Did anyone catch snips of the News ball, or whatever its called, tonight on Fox or where Barack Hussein Obama admitted that he has higher approvals in his birth country? That sounds like an admission to me, joking or not. Saying it in front of a national audience is a legally binding statement.|||Way To go Georgie! You finally caught that sneaky bastard! Now put on your Georgie Cape and fly to D.C. with your taped proof and nail him. Thank you Georgie! I can't wait to wake up Monday morning turn on the news and see my hero Georgie receiving his award for saving the country and getting Obama impeached. Im all giddy with excitement. I can't wait.|||How utterly moronic

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I knew when I clicked on this question that Fox News was somehow involved.

Faux News does nothing but lie to their listeners who then are embarrassed on message boards when they repeat the crap they've been told.|||Hawaii in not a foreign country. It is a US state.|||"proceed" not "procede"

The correspondents dinner is meant to be HUMOR and not taken seriously. Making a statement on national TV is NOT considered legally binding testimony if it is meant as a joke - it only becomes legally binding if it is made UNDER OATH and the Correspondent's dinner does NOT qualify for that. Obama was born in Hawaii. Last time I checked that was a part of the USA. Perhaps you need geography lessons. Don't feel too bad - I know of someone who was asked where they live and they said "Hawaii" whereupon she was asked if she had a green card.|||Before even trying that, you would be wise to wait until he repairs the damage that Bush/Cheney did.|||Yea, yuck, yuck. Another faux news joke on it's viewers to keep them stirred up over lies. Yawn.|||It's actually just a poke at all those birthers out there, a teaser.

It's actually pretty funny, he seems like a nice bloke.

Get over yourself lol.|||Soon as I saw the word Fox, I felt sorry for you|||...better yet, lets DEMAND that the Attorney General arrest Obama for Constitutional TREASON ! ...Obama gave "Abd Al Rahim Al Nashim" (The MURDERING Bastard) of 17 U.S. Navy Sailors from the USS Cole (DDG67) a "pass" from being prosecuted for the MURDERS ! ...In so doing that, Obama clearly violated his Oath of Office (Constitutionally) by giving "aid and comfort" to an enemy of the United States ! Obama needs to be arrested and taken to Trial for Constitutional TREASON...(and) if convicted, taken before a US Navy firing squad and SHOT !|||http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/co鈥?/a>

Above is a copy of Mr. Obama's certification of live birth. It states the 44th president of the United States was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Ann Dunham. He was born at at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women %26amp; Children. The certificate of live birth has been contended that it is an abridged certificate of birth and not an "actual" birth certificate however it serves as prima facie (at first face) evidence of the fact of birth in any court proceeding. Obama's short form was laser-printed and certified by the State of Hawaii on June 6, 2007. The Hawaii State Department of Health no longer issues the long-form Certificate and issues only the shorter Certification upon request.

TITLE 8 %26gt; CHAPTER 12 %26gt; SUBCHAPTER III %26gt; Part I %26gt; 搂 1401 (a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof;

Above is the United States constitutional code qualifying Mr. Obama as a natural born citizen.

Summarily, Barack Hussein Obama is indisputably the legitimate 44th President of the United States of America. If you don't like his politics, vote for someone else in November, 2012.|||This was a joke at the press dinner, my friend, it was not an admission of being a Kenyan. It was pretty funny and I only wish it was an admission of guilt. For now, President Obama is still safely president of the nation.|||USA is a cosmopolitan country.people from all nations are gathered to make it.no one is really American in USA.except native Indian Americans.you were all once immigrants.

What happened to the Impeachment Trials?

What happened to Wexler, Kuninich and the trials? They came and went? Why are there criminals still in the White House and on Fixed NEwS?|||What?

You're totally out of touch with reality. Neither Wexler nor Kucinich have been impeached, nor has there been a trial.

They may be typical sleazy Democrats, but they haven't - so far as I'm aware - done anything to warrant being impeached.