by A.J.(Tony) Powell
Will Nancy Pelosi soon be the President of the United States of America ?
Will Mike Pence have to decline the Presidency?
Will President Trump “take the fifth?”
The Democrats are accusing Trump of obstructing Congress because he has refused to let his staff testify.
But the 5th Amendment to the Constitution of United States of America says, in part:- “No person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.”
Is it reasonable that President Trump has made that choice? Or, another way of asking is “Why would Trump ‘witness against himself’ whether it is him or someone speaking for him?
How likely is it that ‘The Donald’ will be forced out of office.
Impeachment of Bill Clinton
If the U.S. Senate trial of President Bill Clinton is anything to go by, a ‘conviction’ is very unlikely.
Clinton was charged with Obstruction of Justice and Abuse of Power similar to Trump, but what I see as his worst offense was ‘Perjury’, which, as I understand it, means lying to Congress while under oath.
Clinton was impeached by the The United States House of Representatives for “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”.
But he was acquitted on all counts by the U.S. Senate, so he remained in office.
As I See It, lying under oath is a lot worse than anything Trump is accused of.
But, if Trump is forced out, that would bring Vice-President Mike Pence into the White House.
How would the Democrats get him out?
Here is some history which Pence would have to explain:-
Believe it or not, he voted for Democrat President Jimmie Carter. But, later, switched to Republican Ronald Reagan.
Pence spoken out against women and gays serving in the military. He said “Homosexuality is incompatible with military services because the presence of homosexuals in the ranks weakens unit cohesion”.
Pence would not sign legislation to prohibit discriminatory against the LGBTQ community.
Pence is a hardliner on women’s rights, and would ‘outlaw’ abortion.
Pence would appoint Supreme Court justices to get rid of the ‘Roe V. Wade’ High Court decision.
Pence will be “OK” with illegal immigration where he once said ‘A hard line on immigration would not prevent drugs and drug dealers, but it would keep ‘the gardeners’ out”.
Pence would demolish Trumps wall.
More recently Pence refused to confirm or deny whether he knew of Trump’s scheme against the Bidens.
Apparently, Pence met with Ukraine’s president while the controversial ‘Arms Aid’ was being withheld. Several ‘insiders’ have said that Pence knew all about it.
Also, just like Hilary Clinton, former State Governor, Mike Pence is refusing to release his emails.
But it was Pence and Trump who led the persecution of Hilary’s email scandal in the first place.
Some say that the first thing President Pence would do is pardon Trump and all his co-conspirators.
The Democrats also know that, if Trump is removed from the Presidency, Pence would immediately assume the most powerful post in the country because the president ceases to be president immediately upon conviction.
Then who would be our next President?
None other than Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
’til next time . . .