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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We have a Constitutional crisis

The United States government looks like it doesn't know what it is doing. All that the Democrats can do is slow down the process of Trump seating a harsh cabinet. 

Until or unless Donald Trump is proven to have violated laws and he is taken to court, nothing will change. Life in America will likely worsen at his hand.

Senator Schumer characterizes the moment as being a "Constitutional crisis." That would mean that the Executive Branch has committed an egregious act. It may have done things that many Americans don't like. The threshold is high crimes and misdemeanors.

Did Donald Trump already break the Constitutional law or not?

"Dems hold up voting on some of Trump's Cabinet nominees 
By Daniella Diaz, CNN
Updated 1:52 AM ET, Tue January 31, 2017."

"High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Donald Trump appears determined to violate the Constitution on Day One of his presidency. 
By Mark Joseph Stern 
US President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters between meetings December 28, 2016 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters between meetings on Dec. 28 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
Don Emmert/Getty Images 
As soon as Donald Trump is sworn in as president, he will almost certainly be violating the United States Constitution. Trump still refuses to fully divest himself of his business holdings, creating the potential for massive conflicts of interest in the executive branch—a problem the Framers foresaw and attempted to preempt in drafting something called the Emoluments Clause. Although it centers around a strange word and sits in an obscure cranny of the Constitution, the clause presents a fairly straightforward rule: No federal officeholder can receive an “emolument”—money, services, or items of value—from a foreign state, including a state-owned corporation. On Jan. 20, Trump will simultaneously hold the office of the presidency and own a business that receives a great deal of cash from foreign, state-owned companies. History, tradition, and the plain text of the Emoluments Clause suggest that by doing so, Trump will clearly be in contravention of the Constitution. There is only one practical remedy for such a violation: impeachment." 

When is the trial?

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