Rudy Giuliani appeared on Fox News with Judge Jeanine Pirro on Saturday arguing that the Supreme Court can block the impeachment of President Donald Trump and shut down the looming Senate trial.
The president’s personal attorney was in good spirits, exuding charm and youthfulness although The Resistance is plotting ways to carve him up like a turkey.
The allegations in the impeachment articles are that Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress. Giuliani argues these are not crimes and the House of Representatives overstepped its constitutional authority in order to impeach the president.
The Constitution sets the parameters for impeachment:
“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.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article II, section 4
Giuliani says the White House should go before the Supreme Court of the United States and have the articles of impeachment declared unconstitutional.
“Suppose somebody charged me with not looking nice tonight … and brought me on trial before the New York Supreme Court … It would be dismissed,” he said.
Former Federal Prosecutor Robert Ray told Fox News in December “… neither one of those is a high crime or misdemeanor. So we have not passed through an investigation over the course of the last several months where it’s not treason, it’s not bribery, it’s not extortion, it’s not an illegal foreign campaign violation. It’s now whatever a majority of the House of Representatives that is controlled by the Democrats say it is, which is abuse of power, abuse of conduct and an inter-branch dispute.”
Voters know Trump is being impeached for crimes made up by Democrats. The charges in the articles of impeachment are not found in our statutes.
Trump was the first president in U.S. history to be impeached without a crime. A three-year search by his political enemies, including a special counsel investigation, turned up nothing. They have been forced to publish a voluminous, impeachment report full of manipulated witness testimonies and phony accusations to justify their unprecedented actions.
House lawmakers have accused Trump of using his office for personal political gain when he urged president of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son on a July 25th phone call. The call summary, released by the White House, shows no conditions were set and no pressure was applied to Zelensky to coerce an investigation.
The nine-page draft articles smeared Trump for “corruptly soliciting” election assistance from the government of Ukraine by pressuring them to launch the investigation. They say he used two “official acts,” the delay of $391 million in security assistance and a White House meeting for Zelensky as bargaining chips.
The second article claims Trump engaged in “unprecedented, categorical and indiscriminate defiance” of the House of Representatives by using blanket executive privilege to block requests for documents and witnesses.
They were unable to prove quid pro quo offences or bribery and extortion, since statutes require clear, unequivocal proof of giving or receiving something of value in exchange for some kind of influence or action in return.
They decided to do so with innuendos with no evidence to back their claims, but there simply are not enough cojones on the Supreme Court to invalidate the articles of impeachment, even though they pose a grave threat to the rule of law.