VirtualReality2 Host and commentator, Marc Keyser
MSNBC’s Morning Joe says Democrats should follow Mueller’s roadmap and ‘Impeach the president’:
Since Special Counsel Mueller did not try to indict a sitting president, he gave the evidence of wrong doing to Congress instead so they can decide whether or not to impeach Trump.
The Mueller team wrote: The conclusion that Congress may apply the obstruction laws to the President’s corrupt exercise of the powers of office accords with our constitutional system of checks and balances and the principle that no person is above the law.
Trump tweeted “No obstruction, no collusion… Game Over.” But is it?
Attorney General William Barr lied to the American people about Robert Mueller’s reasoning for not making a criminal finding of obstruction of justice against Donald Trump. Barr suggested that Mueller did not consider the Justice Department’s standard policy of not indicting a sitting president. In fact, Mueller did consult the department’s Office of Legal Counsel opinion on the matter and he concluded that since the special counsel was, by regulation, an attorney of the Justice Department, he “accepted the OLC’s legal conclusion.” In other words, Mueller concluded that he was bound by the OLC’s Watergate-era conclusion that a sitting president couldn’t be indicted.
However, Mueller also concluded he couldn’t clear Trump of obstructing justice based on the evidence they uncovered. So Mueller laid out a road map for Congress to impeach Trump.
“If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state,” Mueller wrote. “Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment.”
But Mueller also concluded that Congress’s proper function in this situation was to exercise its powers under our constitutional system of checks and balances to make sure that no person is above the law. “We concluded that Congress has authority to prohibit a President’s corrupt use of his authority in order to protect the integrity of the administration of justice,” Mueller wrote.
Mueller also explained why this is constitutionally proper. “Congress can permissibly criminalize certain obstructive conduct by the President, such as suborning perjury, intimidating witnesses, or fabricating evidence, because those prohibitions raise no separation-of-powers questions.”
In other words, the remedy is for Congress to impeach the President.
The problem is Democrats in the house can file impeachment proceeding, but it takes a 2/3 vote in the Senate to impeach the President, and therein lies the rub. We are 20+ votes short of impeachment among Trump Republicans in the Senate.
Republicans have shown they will not take a stand against Trump. Apparently, it doesn’t matter how many crimes Trump commits, how treasonous his actions, how destructive his policies, how much he lies, and how psychotic he becomes, Republicans will keep turning a blind eye to Trump’s crimes in order to stay in power. They have sold their soul to the devil.
The Resistance needs to convince 20+ Senate Republicans to join with Democrats and vote to impeach.
The Democrats in the house are reluctant to begin impeachment proceedings because they know impeachment will die in the Senate and accomplish nothing… unless we bring enough public pressure to force Senate Republicans to vote to impeach. The question is how?
We put their feet to the fire.
We need to adopt a new, technologically advanced and much more powerful means of protest. We need to focus our smartphones like a giant laser.
Even though we who oppose Trump are the majority, we may feel impotent, incapable, incapacitated, ineffective, and ineffectual in demanding accountability from government, but we are not powerless. It’s a matter of how we ask.
The immense power of the presidency will bend to the far greater power of The People on the phones. Under the Constitution, We the People are the supreme power. We the governed are absolute authority. We are owners of our government. It is the will of the People not the President, or Congress, or the Court that is the final word.
We the People must confront these Trump Republicans in power and put their feet the fire.
The Resistance must make Congress bend the knee. We must make them an offer they can’t refuse. We must make not impeaching Trump political suicide for Republicans in Congress. We must make it so costly, so disastrous that Senate Republicans see the wisdom of impeaching this crooked, corrupt, lying, moral monster in the White House.
Simply shut down Bank of America.
We begin with small demonstrations in front of the nearest Bank of America and/or Merrill Lynch; and, at the same time, unleash a global Phone Protest with a million activists calling day and night.
We use our smartphones to botcall (call 50 times a day or more), and we use social media to organize and activate. We make the news with demonstrations out front of local branch offices, and we go viral on the Internet.
We use social media to activate people around the globe to join in calling and social networking.
We call en mass, crash their phones, cut their lines of communication and disrupt business at Bank of America until Congress impeaches Donald J. Trump… or there is a run on the bank, and Bank of America goes belly up.
The synergy of marching and calling at the same time is a force of immense power.
Why call Bank of America? Because that’s where the money is. They are a key player in the shadow government that controls our government. They own or rent enough representatives in Congress to get things done. When Bank of America speaks, believe me, Congress listens.
Protest in Virtual Reality on the phones in a Police Free Zone.
Botcall anonymously from anywhere all the time. You don’t need to travel or take time off work and lose pay. You don’t risk being tear gassed, beaten by riot police, attacked by dogs, blasted with high power pressure water hoses, shot with rubber bullets, or arrested and carted off to jail. You don’t have to fear being attacked, run over, killed or injured by Trump’s army of armed Nazi followers.
Get superglued to your phone.
Use your smartphone to activate people on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. Get the message out. Help the Phone Protest go viral on the Internet activating thousands, millions of protesters around the globe to join in calling and crash the phones at Bank of America. Cut their lines of communication with a mass Phone-In.
In order to speak to power, the Resistance must be in a position of power to force Congress to listen.
Weaponize our phones and with an avalanche of calls and put business on hold at Bank of America until there is a run on the bank… or Senate Republicans vote to impeach Trump.
Congress will impeach Trump, or Congress will lose Bank of America Merrill Lynch and face the prospect of a meltdown on Wall Street.
In the prophetic words of Mr. Trump, “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f—ed.”
Marc Keyser is a writer and activist who has pioneered the use of the cellphone as an instrument of mass protest. The opinions expressed here are his own.
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