A freshman member of Congress joined Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” Podcast on Sunday where she accused President Donald J. Trump of “tax fraud” without evidence in an attempt to justify his impeachment.
“I think you could reach in a bag and pull so many things out that are impeachable of this president. I support impeaching this president,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said.
When pressed on specifics, she mentioned the emoluments clause of the Constitutions, which federal appeals court judges have said do not apply to Trump. She proceeded to falter when asked to name more impeachable offenses. Instead of walking back her overzealous comments, she simply fabricated an impeachable offense – tax fraud.
“For a second potential impeachable offense, Ocasio-Cortez pointed to ‘tax fraud.’ She later explained she was referring to indications that Trump has falsely deflated the value of his various properties in order to lower his property-tax payments,” Yahoo reported.
The hosts of the podcasts did not ask her whether she had any hard evidence for this accusation. Rather, they let a freshman congresswoman accuse a sitting president of a felony without pushback.
The hosts – at their own peril – did ask for AOC for a third reason to impeach Trump, even after she fabricated the second.
She once again offered up speculation.
Quoting an anonymous “senior official” within the Trump administration, conspiracy theory network CNN reported that Trump offered a pardon to incoming Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan if McAleenan found himself in hot water for rejecting asylum seekers from crossing the border, which would be a violation of U.S. law.
Whether this conversation ever took place is unknown, and the White House denies the report.
But AOC still used it as a third reason to justify Trump’s impeachment.
In sum, the AOC case for impeachment is as follows: fake “tax fraud,” unprovable accusations of asking someone to potentially break the law, and the emoluments clause, which even federal judges do not think applies to Trump.
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Mad Maxine Says She Has Met Crips and Bloods ‘In The Hood’ with ‘More Integrity’ Than the President
She is off her rocker.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) made the stunning claim recently that she has met gangbangers from the inner city with “more integrity” than President Donald Trump.
The Congresswoman, who has been ridiculed by the President for having a low IQ, made the comment while appearing on Showtime’s “Desus & Mero.”
“I have worked in some of the toughest communities,” she said in a clip that was tweeted by the hosts Thursday. “I’ve worked with gangs. I’ve worked with Crips, I’ve worked with Bloods. And there’s more integrity in many of these young people in the ‘hood than this man has.”
She also claimed without providing any evidence that the “street player” Mr. Trump has “flirted with gangsters” throughout his history as a businessman and politician.
“This country cannot tolerate another four years of him,” she said.
The clip of Waters running her mouth about Trump can be seen here:
— DESUS & MERO on SHOWTIME (@SHODesusAndMero) February 21, 2020
Waters has angered the populists within her party by suggesting that the big money should have more control over deciding who is the Democrat Party presidential nominee.
“You would have two, three, four at a time in Beverly Hills having dinners,” she said last week. “Some of our contributors who are very rich were holding, you know, fancy parties, trying to accommodate the request for donations and contributions. And so, you know, the conclusion, the thinking is that if we are supplying tremendous dollars to candidates, we ought to have more say.”
“A lot of people have come to the conclusion that it should not simply be Iowa and New Hampshire and certainly they are not reflective of the makeup of this country,” she added.
Previously, Waters has demanded that President Trump be incarcerated and subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because of Ukraine-gate and other “nothing burger” fake scandals.
“I’m calling on the GOP to stop Trump’s filthy talk of whistleblowers being spies & using mob language implying they should be killed,” Waters wrote in a tweet last year. “Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement.”
“But for now, impeachment is the imperative,” she added.
From her words, it is clear that Waters has a delusional view of herself and her partisan crusade to destroy President Trump.
“Most people who have watched me over the past two years know that I am a responsible person who has talked about the Constitution, who has talked about the fact that this President does not respect the fact that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is responsible for basically bugging our electoral system, hacking into the DNC. They know that I’ve been serious about this. I’ve had the courage to stand up when nobody else would stand with me,” Waters said.
Few lawmakers embody the excesses of the Washington D.C. swamp than Waters, who has lingered in Congress for almost three decades.
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