Bribery is a magic word for the Democrats who are seeking the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The reason being, is that bribery is explicitly laid out in the Constitution when it comes to impeachment.
From the sacred document itself:
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.
The issus is that “high crimes and misdemeanors” is far too vague for the case that the Democrats are building, and they are going to need some blockbuster evidence to pin a “treason” charge on anyone.
So, bribery it is. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Speaker of The House, even blatantly began using the term just days ago on account of its political gravity.
Now, USA Today has joined suit after the supposed “bombshells” provided by Gordon Sondland.
From an article written in the liberally-tinged afterglow of Sondland’s testimony:
Quid pro quo is an element of bribery, which is specified in the Constitution as an impeachable act. While it is not necessary in the impeachment context to prove the elements of a crime as defined by statute, such proof certainly makes for a compelling case. Bribery is defined by statute as demanding a thing of value in exchange for the performance of an official act.
An announcement of investigations against Trump’s political rivals was a thing of value for Trump. He could have used the announcement to attack former Vice President Biden, a top rival in the 2020 presidential election. On the other side of the equation, an official White House visit and the release of military aid could each constitute the performance of an official act. In other words, a quid pro quo.
It all adds up.
This sort of coordinated semantical leap can only mean one thing: More desperation for the Democrats.
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