Saturday, November 26, 2016

Consitutuion's "Crazy Ass President" Clauses Protections

Published on Nov 23, 2016
How to remove a maniac president from office—without having to get Congress to impeach him.

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Electoral College must reject Trump unless he sells his business, top lawyers for Bush and Obama say

Richard Painter, Chief Ethics Counsel for George W. Bush, and Norman Eisen, Chief Ethics Counsel for Barack Obama, believe that if Trump continues to retain ownership over his global business interests by the time the electors meet on December 19, they should reject him.
As Eisen explains, “the founders did not want any foreign payments to the president. Period.” This principle is enshrined in Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution, which bars office holders from accepting “any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.” The provision was created to prevent the President from being corrupted by foreign influences.
Painter agrees. “I don’t think the Electoral College can vote for someone to become president if he’s going to be in violation of the Constitution on day one and hasn’t assured us he’s not in violation.” Painter says his attempts to warn the Trump transition of the legal consequences of Trump’s continued ownership of his business interests are being ignored.
Trump doesn’t release his tax returns. He won’t put his foreign business holdings into a blind trust. His children sit in on private meetings with foreign leaders. If the 538 Electors vote for Trump on December 19, in the absence of a complete divestment of his business interests, they will abdicate their solemn duties under the Constitution.
What do you think? ~ Robert Reich

Electoral College must reject Trump unless he sells his business, top lawyers for Bush and Obama say

Ethics lawyers for the last two presidents are in agreement.

Members of the Electoral College should not make Donald Trump the next president unless he sells his companies and puts the proceeds in a blind trust, according to the top ethics lawyers for the last two presidents.

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Petition: Electoral College Electors: Make Bernie Sanders President on December 19th

Wisconsin agrees to statewide recount in presidential race

Wisconsin's election board agreed on Friday to conduct a statewide recount of votes cast in the presidential race, as requested by a Green Party candidate seeking similar reviews in two other states where Donald Trump scored narrow wins.
The recount process, including an examination by hand of the nearly 3 million ballots tabulated in Wisconsin, is expected to begin late next week after Green Party candidate Jill Stein's campaign has paid the required fee, the Elections Commission said.
The state faces a Dec. 13 federal deadline to complete the recount, which may require canvassers in Wisconsin's 72 counties to work evenings and weekends to finish the job in time, according to the commission.
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"Lock her up" mad?

Donald Trump and the Return of Seditious Libel

by Richard Tofel
ProPublica, Nov. 21, 2016, 12:54 p.m.

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In February he pledged that “one of the things I’m gonna do if I win, and I hope that I do, and we’re certainly leading, is I’m gonna open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. We’re gonna open up those libel laws. So that when the New York Times writes a hit piece that is a total disgrace, or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money rather than have no chance of winning because they’re totally protected. You see, with me, they’re not protected, because I’m not like other people, but I’m not taking money, I’m not taking their money. We’re gonna open up those libel laws, folks, and we’re gonna have people sue you like you never got sued before.”


How to Know if Your Country Is Heading Toward Despotism: An Educational Film from 1946

A short educational film released after WW II. Made by Encyclopedia Britannica, in collaboration with Harold Lasswell (Yale University)

Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Think Draining The Swamp Is A ‘Real Concern’ Of Regular People

Thousands chanted it at Trump rallies, but the Senate leader doesn’t think a lobbyist-ridden government affects their lives. 11/25/2016 06:01 am ET | Updated 17 hours ago LOLOLOL