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UNCONSTITUTIONAL!:  United States Supreme Court Dismisses Impeachment Articles



By Ivan E. Raiklin

This week, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, will submit her two Articles of Impeachment to the United States Senate.  Impeachment is an authority granted to the U.S. House in Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution.  “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.”  (emphasis added)

Article I, Section 2, Clause 5 vests the power to impeach with the House of Representatives.  “The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.”  The House Judiciary Committee began its impeachment inquiry by interrogating Cory Lewandowski (I was sitting behind him), when that failed, Speaker Nancy Pelosi then moved the inquiry to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where no due process was afforded the President in this closed door session, then back to the Judiciary Committee where the President was denied his 5th Amendment Due Process rights by not allowing any witnesses to respond to the allegations.  Upon completion of these hearings, the House of Representatives voted on the following two impeachment articles, titled:

Article 1:  Abuse of Power (December 10, 2019)

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Article 2: Obstruction of Congress (December 10, 2019)

For the U.S. House to transmit articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate, the articles must meet the minimal Constitutional threshold of being a charge of “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”.  Based on the Supreme Court’s analysis below, neither article of impeachment charges the president with either treason, bribery, or a high crime and misdemeanor and thus cannot be transmitted to the U.S. Senate for a trial under Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 of the U.S. Constitution.


Article 1:  Abuse of Power:[i]

TreasonNowhere is the term treason used or alleged in this article of impeachment.

Bribery-Nowhere is the term treason or bribery used or alleged in this article of impeachment.

or other high Crimes- The article lists no mention of a crime being committed as taken from either Title 18 U.S. Code or any other Title of the U.S. Code for that matter.  Additionally, reviewing Title 18 U.S. Code, nowhere is there a reference to the term “abuse of power”.  Without a crime of “abuse of power” there can be no basis for there to be a “high crime”.

and Misdemeanors[ii] As mentioned above under high crime, without a crime, there can be no misdemeanor crime to charge the president with in order to impeach him.


Article 2:  Obstruction of Congress:

TreasonNowhere is the term “treason” used or alleged in this article.

Bribery-Nowhere is the term treason or bribery used or alleged in this article.

or other high Crimes- The article lists no mention of a crime being committed as taken from either Title 18 U.S. Code or any other Title of the U.S. Code for that matter.  Additionally, reviewing Title 18 U.S. Code, nowhere is there a reference to the term “obstruction of Congress”.  Without a crime of “obstruction of Congress” there can be no basis for there to be a “high crime”.

The only felony in the US Code that references the term “obstruction” is found at: Title 18 USC § 1505. “Obstruction of proceedings before departments, agencies, and committees”. [iii]  Even if the US House of Representatives is referencing this statute as the basis for its impeachment, this statute clashes with the president’s power of executive privilege.  The House will need to await the adjudication of the Federal Courts if Presidential executive privilege will outweigh the demand

and Misdemeanors-The only federal misdemeanors that reference the term obstruction do not reference obstruction of Congress.  Rather, they are:

  1. 18 USC §1509 obstruction of court orders
  2. 18 USC §1701 obstruction of mails generally
  3. 40 USC §5109(b) obstruction of roads


Recommendation:  White House Counsel file a motion outlining Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s/the U.S. Congress’ violation of Article II Section 4 in the following manner:

  1. To the U.S. Supreme court, under its original jurisdiction authority as this is a case “affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a state shall be party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction.” Article III, Section 2.
  2. To the US Supreme Court requesting a writ of certiorari on the matter
  3. To the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, followed by appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and concluding with the U.S. Supreme Court. This is the preferred method as this process will take several weeks, if not months to adjudicate, while the U.S. Senate continues to confirm President Trump’s federal judge appointments without any breaks.


Possible Outcomes:

  1. The U.S. Supreme Court dismisses the Articles of Impeachment and thus no Senate trial.
  2. If the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the articles of impeachment do meet the constitutional threshold of a high Crime or misdemeanor, then the Speaker of the House can send them to the U.S. Senate and act on them as outlined in Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 wherein “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.”
    1. The Senate dismisses the articles of impeachment upon receiving them for lack of an offense/sufficient evidence.
    2. The Senate calls witnesses[iv] to determine President Trump’s state of mind when he asked Ukraine President Zelinsky to investigate corruption. President Trump through the calling of these witnesses exposes the illegal coup by the previous administration, exposes all deep state actors, exposes corruption by the Bidens that he was interested in investigating and brings justice to all those negatively impacted by the illegal Crossfire Hurricane operation and FISA abuses to include LTG (R) Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, George Papadopolous and Carter Page.


About the Author:  Ivan E. Raiklin is a Constitutional and National Security attorney and Green Beret who has served for over 22 years in various sensitive roles in the Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community under the previous four administrations.




[iv] The following witnesses will need to be called to address legitimate concerns of corruption

  1. Ukraine Related
    1. Hunter Biden-Questions related to waivers to join US Naval reserve and Board seat on Burisma
    2. Hunter Biden’s baby mamas
    3. Joe Biden-Discussions of placing son on Board of Burisma and other dealings involving firing of prosecutor general in Ukraine (Quid Pro Quo)
  2. Impeachment related
    1. Nancy Pelosi-all discussions and deliberations regarding the first time impeachment of president up until the actual impeachment
    2. Adam Schiff-all conversations with the whistleblower and his staff related to the whistleblower
    3. Eric Ciaramella-all communications between him and the rest of the witnesses and staffs listed
    4. Mark Zaid-Lawyer for Eric Ciaramella
    5. Andrew Bakaj-Lawyer for Eric Ciaramella
    6. John Brennan & Staff
    7. Sean Misko
    8. Al Green
    9. Rashida Tlaib
    10. Jerry Nadler
    11. Maxine Waters
    12. Michael Atkinson
    13. Debbie Mucarsey Powell (Drafted Articles of Impeachment?)
    14. Robert Paul (Husband of Powell, received $700 K from the Ukrainian Oligarch
    15. Every member of Congress who made public statements professing to impeach President Trump before the first impeachment hearing September, 2019.
  • Origins of Coup Attempt
    1. White House
      1. Barrack Obama
      2. Susan Rice
    2. Intelligence Community
      1. James Clapper
      2. John Brennan
    3. DOJ
      1. Loretta Lynch
      2. Andrew Weissman
      3. Eric Holder
    4. FBI
      1. James Comey
      2. Rod Rosenstein
      3. Andrew McCabe
      4. Peter Strzok
      5. Lisa Page
      6. Joe Pientka
      7. Bruce Ohr
      8. Nellie Ohr (Wife of Bruce, at Fusion GPS)
    5. State Department
      1. Hillary Clinton
      2. John Kerry
      3. Victoria Nuland
      4. Alexandra Chalupa
    6. Fake Dossier Origins:
      1. Joseph Mifsud
      2. Glen Simpson
      3. Fusion GPS team
      4. Perkins Coie team
    7. Kathryn Rumler
    8. Devon Archer
    9. Christopher Steele
    10. DNC members working on Steele Dossier
    11. Crowd Strike
    12. Andriy Telizchenko
    13. Cody Shearer
    14. Bret Kimberlain
    15. Sid Blumenthal
    16. Derek Shearer
    17. Ian McKinnon
  1. Press
    1. CNN
    2. MSNBC
    3. ABC
    4. CBS
    5. NBC
    6. NY Times
    7. Washington Times
    8. Facebook
    9. Twitter
    10. Alphabet (Youtube, Google)
  2. Support Witnesses
    1. Rudy Giuliani
    2. Jim Jordan
    3. Matt Gaetz
    4. Devin Nunes
    5. IG Horowitz
    6. John Durham
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De Blasio: If Churches And Synagogues Hold Services They Can Be Closed Permanently



Mayor Bill de Blasio threatens to permanently close places of worship that resist shutdown order.

“So, I want to say to all those who are preparing the potential of religious services this weekend – if you go to your synagogue, if you go to your church and attempt to hold services after having been told so often not to, our enforcement agents will have no choice but to shut down those services,” de Blasio told reporters. “I don’t say that with any joy. It’s the last thing I would like to do because I understand how important people’s faiths are to them, and we need our faiths in this time of crisis, but we do not need gatherings that will endanger people.”

“No faith tradition endorses anything that endangers the members of that faith,” de Blasio continued. “So, the NYPD, Fire Department, Buildings Department, and everyone has been instructed that if they see worship services going on, they will go to the officials of that congregation, they’ll inform them they need to stop the services and disperse.”

“If that does not happen, they will take additional action up to the point of fines and potentially closing the building permanently,” de Blasio concluded. “Again, that will begin this weekend. Again, I’m sorry I have to tell you this, but anyone who’s hearing this, take it seriously. You’ve been warned, you need to stop services, help people practice their faith in different ways, but not in groups, not in gatherings that could endanger people.”

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Trump Says Pelosi’s A Sick Puppy, “There’s Something Wrong With The Woman”



President Donald Trump has had just about enough of Nancy Pelosi’s incessant bickering.

“She’s a sick puppy, in my opinion, he said during an interview on Fox & Friends.

“There’s something wrong with the woman,” the president said. “All she did for the first long time was impeach, impeach, impeach. That’s all she did. She’s controlled by the radical left, by AOC plus 3, for her to make a statement like that, I think it’s a disgrace, to her country and her family.”

Over the weekend Nancy Pelosi accused the president of letting people die of the Chinese virus. “As the president fiddles, people are dying,” she told CNN host Jake Tapper.

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California Dumped its Ventilator Stockpiles Back in 2011

It has been reported that the California dismantled its mobile hospital system and dumped its ventilator stockpiles back in 2011 and never changed that policy.



California’s governor and mayors are constantly attacking Donald Trump for “failing” to properly respond to the coronavirus, but even as they wine, it has been reported that the state dismantled its mobile hospital system and dumped its ventilator stockpiles back in 2011 and never changed that policy.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, for instance, complained that his city will soon have the same high number of Chinese virus cases as New York City which now leads the country in cases. Garcetti claims that coronavirus will soon overwhelm his medical facilities.

“We will be where they are,” Garcetti said on Friday. “We will have doctors making excruciating decisions. We will be trying to figure out what we do with that surge, how to get ventilators, where to find beds.”

But while California’s politicos attack Trump for being unprepared for this crisis, years ago the state hurt itself by shutting down its own capacity to respond to pandemics and health scares.

In 2006, California had created a system of 200-bed mobile hospital units replete with ICU units and surgical suites, and including 50 million N95 respirators, and 2,400 portable ventilators.

Unfortunately, when Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrats took over control of the state, they dumped the mobile hospital units.

According to Dr. Carlos Aristeguieta, then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s emergency medical director explained that the units were not half measures.

“They were not like a MASH tent on TV….They were fully insulated, HVAC-equipped, semi-permanent tents. They had ventilators, a full complement of medications, and they would roll out in 18-wheelers with [a Highway Patrol] escort. They had sleeping quarters for the staff — really comprehensive,” Aristeguieta said.

But California liquidated the whole system. Out of the 50 million N95 respirator masks Schwarzenegger had amassed for emergency use, the state dumped over half of them. ll the system’s portable battery-powered ventilators were dumped. And all the mobile unites were eliminated.

Yet, it’s all Trump’s fault.

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Virginia Gov. Ralph KKK Northam Makes Attending Church Service a Crime

As Virginia continues its response to the coronavirus, Gov. Ralph Northam has made it a crime for people to attend church.



As Virginia continues its response to the coronavirus, Gov. Ralph Northam has made it a crime for people to attend church.

The governor now so infamous for appearing in a Klan hood in a college photo, issued an autocratic executive order to ban people from attending church in groups larger than ten worshipers.

You read that right. KKK Northam has made it a crime for “too many” people to attend church.

Northam’s order concerns such gatherings in two sections, according to CNSNews.

Paragraph 1 says: “Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Article V, Section 7 of the Constitution of Virginia, by § 44-146.17 of the Code of Virginia and in furtherance of Executive Order 51, I order the following: 1. Effective 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020 until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, April 23, 2020, all public and private in person gatherings of 10 or more individuals are prohibited.”

The second relevant section of the order says: “Violation of paragraphs 1, 3, 4, and 6 of this Order shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor pursuant to § 44-146.17 of the Code of Virginia.”

The order adds, “Executive orders, to include those declaring a state of emergency and directing evacuation, shall have the force and effect of law and the violation thereof shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor in every case where the executive order declares that its violation shall have such force and effect.”

Granted the executive order does not specifically mention churches. But the inference is clear that a church service would qualify as an illegal gathering.

After all, how many church services have you been to that have less than ten worshipers?

Still, Northam’s government did put out another info sheet telling Virginians to “seek alternative means of attending religious services, such as virtually or via ‘drive-through’ worship. Places of worship that do conduct in-person services must limit gatherings to 10 people, to comply with the statewide 10-person ban.”

The website info is incontrovertible proof that the Executive Order bans church services.

So, what would the penalty be for daring to go to church?

The Code of Virginia spells out the punishment in § 18.2-11. It says: “The authorized punishments for conviction of a misdemeanor are: (a) For Class 1 misdemeanors, confinement in jail for not more than twelve months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.”

Is this what we want governments doing? Especially in the very state that led the nation in implementing religious freedom?

Northam took a wave of criticism early in 2019 after a photo showing him wearing a Klan hood in college went viral.

In February of last year, an avalanche of information that depicted Northam as a long-time racist came out, including that his college nickname was “Coonman.” But the photo that appeared on a page of the governor’s med school yearbook was the most damning. It depicts a student in blackface standing next to a student dressed in the white robe and pointy hood of the Ku Klux Klan.

On Friday evening, Northam apologized for the photo and even confirmed that he was one of the two figures in the photo — though he refused to say if he was the student in blackface or the one in the KKK hood.

Still, many think he is the one in the Klan hood.

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BOOM: Right to His Face, Media Corrects Joe Biden’s Lie that Trump’s Approval Rating Fell

On Wednesday, Joe Biden held another one of his disastrous coronavirus briefings where even the media felt the need to correct his false claims.



On Wednesday, Joe Biden held another one of his disastrous coronavirus briefings where even the media felt the need to correct his false claims. And, amazingly enough, they did so right to his face!

The Democrat presidential candidate was desperately trying to elbow Trump out of the spotlight over the government’s coronavirus response when the made a false claim about Trump’s approval ratings.

Speaking to reporters, Biden said Trump’s approval rating continues to fall, even during this crisis.

“So it’s all about urgency, and I noticed that the president’s numbers in the public have gone up and handling this crisis, but they haven’t gone up in terms of his presidency,” Biden said during his sham briefing.

But the second half of that proclamation is untrue. And Associated Press reporter Alexandra Jaffe even fact-checked Biden right to his face.

“Gallup did show he is now at 49 percent job approval, which is a reversal from a few weeks ago,” Jaffe told Biden.

“So it’s just an interesting development,” she added, “it does suggest that the American people see him as a stronger leader than you’ve been characterizing him.”

Biden was momentarily shocked that a left-wing reporter dared to correct him live like that.

The former vice president then stumbled around saying, “Well I hope that he’s so strong that he’s up way above that, because we need the help now.”

Biden slammed Trump for not doing enough during the virus response, but then strangely added that he doesn’t want to criticize the president during this time of national crisis even though he just did that a split second earlier.

Anyway, it was a rare time when the media actually fact-checked a Democrat like that.

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L.A.’s Despotic Democrat Mayor Threatens to Turn off Power and Water to Quarantine Scoffers

The mayor of Los Angeles has not gone full authoritarian and has threatened to turn off the power and water to anyone he thinks has violated his quarantine orders.



The fascist mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, has not gone full authoritarian and has threatened to turn off the power and water to anyone he thinks has violated his quarantine orders.

On Tuesday, the mayor told the media that he intended to punish anyone who violated his “safe at home” order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to KTLA TV.

“If we see continued noncompliance, they’ll wind up facing misdemeanor charge, and [the Department of Water and Power] will step in and shut off their water and power,” Garcetti bellowed. “You know who you are, you need to stop it. This is your chance to step up and shut it down — because if you don’t, we will shut you down.”

Garcetti added that business who refused to obey his unconstitutional orders are “irresponsible and selfish,” as he unveiled the city’s “business ambassadors program,” designed to convince nonessential businesses to close their doors.

The mayor also said that he was set to unleash city prosecutors to punish violators of his orders.

“The easiest way to avoid a visit is to follow the rules,” the Democrat growled.

Garcetti added that the peak virulence of the virus is not yet passed, saying, “The peak is not here yet. It will be bad.”

“We need to be prepared for some of the darkness that is ahead,” Garcetti added ominously. “Each one of us can be a light. We can light a match of hope. We can navigate that tunnel with each other and not alone. And more importantly, what we do can ensure that more people exit that tunnel together … and that our city will rise again.”

Still, Garcetti did say that he would “allow” restaurants and bars to deliver alcohol to “stimulate” businesses that are otherwise experiencing crippling loss during this viral outbreak.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Threatens Republicans: He Might ‘Put A Hold’ To Senate Coronavirus Package



Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders threatens to hold up coronavirus bill after 4 GOP senators push to cut unemployment aid

“Unless Republican Senators drop their objections to the coronavirus legislation, I am prepared to put a hold on this bill until stronger conditions are imposed on the $500 billion corporate welfare fund,” Sanders said in a statement on Twitter.


Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders and 2020 presidential candidate on Wednesday threatened that he will put a hold to the Senate coronavirus package unless there are stronger sanctions on a $500 billion corporate welfare fund.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed early Wednesday morning that a bipartisan deal for a nearly $2 trillion emergency relief package to address the coronavirus pandemic had been reached. He said the deal “will get more equipment to the heroes on the front lines” and that “this is a wartime level of investment.” McConnell also added that “this has been a long week for the Senate,” and that the Senate is “going to pass this legislation later today.”

The text is set to come out later Wednesday. North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows was on Capitol Hill late, telling reporters the deal will happen “very very soon,” and it did. More

Bernie Sanders doesn’t care about America or it’s citizens. He’s so steeped in his own warped ideological politics he’d let the entire country implode just to get his way!

The coronavirus will cause its damage and then recede; the economy will take a huge hit and then recover. And when it’s all over, the Democrats will still have a man with senility as their presidential candidate. That’s why they are so desperate to use every lie they can to blame President Trump.


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