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Impeach Hillary Clinton In 2023

When it looked as if Democrats last year were going to try to impeach the already-impeached Donald Trump again after he left the White House, the Congressional Research Service said: “​​It appears that most scholars who have closely examined the question have concluded that Congress has authority to extend the impeachment process to officials who are no longer in office.” If so, should the Republicans take Congress as expected, they ought to impeach Hillary Clinton.

During the entire four-year Trump presidency, the American people were deluged with fake “Russia, Russia Russia” news. The mainstream media would not let up on the unfounded accusations that Trump was a stooge of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, and there existed a dossier that proved it. It was a connection, said more than one talking head, that meant that Trump was not a legitimate president.

Of course it turned out the dossier was a literal pack of lies – and financed by Clinton and her party.

But that didn’t stop Clinton, the Democrat candidate whose “turn” it was to be president, from approving one of the dirtiest political tricks in U.S. history to, first, severely wound Trump’s election chances, then second, damage his presidency.

Last week we learned from Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager Robby Mook that she personally approved planting a false claim that Trump had Moscow connections. Mook was testifying in the trial of Michael Sussmann, who is believed to have shopped lies about Trump to the FBI as a Clinton operative though he claimed he was acting alone. Mook’s statement under oath confirms that those who’ve argued for years that Clinton has engaged in crooked behavior have been right.

Politics have been a dirty business since the founding of the American republic. But the Clinton campaign, with the aid of the now hard-left media, did its best to undermine an election that was as honest as we can expect. If the power-mad former U.S. senator and secretary of state could have used the faux scandal she and her cabal set in motion to find a way to overturn the election, she most certainly would have. It sounds a lot like … insurrection.

At worst, her conduct, including using federal agencies to do her dirty work, might be criminal and deserving of a prison sentence. Minimally, though, Clinton should be impeached by the House, then prosecuted in the Senate. If two-thirds of the chamber convicts her, then she will carry the stink of corruption on her for the rest of her life. That would be the least of her deserved punishments.

Undoing Joe Biden’s mountain of policy errors will take effort and time, and enough support among Republicans to override two years of presidential vetoes. But Clinton has to be punished for her offenses. To let her slide would be an injustice.

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

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6 comments

  • Impeachment after individuals leave office is still an unconstitutional Bill of Attainder. Adhering to the Constitution is still the only thing that separates us from totalitarian Democrats. A House or Senate investigation is warranted as part of oversight on the FBI and DOJ to make sure they don’t waste resources on bogus investigations in the future.

  • Hillary Clinton is beyond the reach of any enforcement of law. And shame is an emotion alien to her.

  • So far in his painstaking investigation of the Russia-Trump collusion, an attempt to preemptively subvert a presidential election, special counsel John Durham has bitten into some relatively low hanging fruit, tasty to be sure but not the main morsel expected in the final report. However, recent testimony from Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook satisfies those of us who have hungered for a more substantial evidentiary meal, for he fingered not only the candidate herself as complicit in the greatest and most destructive political scam in our history, but at least one other still in high office. I cannot fathom who will play the role of Hillary Rodham Clinton in the streaming dramatization to follow but however sympathetic she is, my schadenfreude will be undiminished.

  • Scholars? Where in the Constitution is this act for a now-private citizen allowed? I know, there are penumbras emanating, right?

  • How about just prosecuting her for what we already know she’s done, for a change? But we know nothing is going to happen to Hillary. The DOJ/FBI work for her (or, more specifically, for her party) so who would prosecute her? LOL!

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