President Trump has the absolute authority to shut down the entire Southern Border (hat-tip Breitbart) without declaring a National Emergency. Former Federal Prosecutor Sydney Powell says,
“No one can stop the president from closing the borders to protect the country from dangerous aliens. In this case, the danger is 14,000 people who will immediately become a burden on public schools, the healthcare system, and police and criminal courts”.
Powell explained, “It’s under 8 United States Code Section 1182 F. It derives from the very clear language of the statute that says he can make a finding that it is in the national interest — it doesn’t even say national security; it just says in the national interest — to halt all immigration for any aliens, and that means any and all.”
Then why doesn’t he do it?
The answer is simple, but hard to swallow. Trump does not have the support of the Republicans in the Senate (due to the usual suspects like Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins and Rand Paul). He has tremendous support in the American people, but “We The People” do not get to vote in an impeachment trial. The thinking in some circles is that POTUS is getting advise that if/when the Democrats succeed in him, which is the ultimate goal and has been since he was elected, he will need the Senate in the impeachment trial to vote against it. Sixty-seven votes are required to convict on any of the Articles of Impeachment.
Getting rid of a president via impeachment is a two-part deal, though many people do not realize it, including many of the House’s freshman class. The House votes on whether to impeach and if they do so, it then goes to Senate for the trial. Bill Clinton was impeached, but survived the trial in the Senate so he remained in office.
The NY Times reported yesterday that the “Border is at the Breaking Point” and more than 76,000 migrants crossed the border without authorization in February, an 11-year high. What? Why the sudden turn-around? It used to be a manufactured crisis but now all of a sudden the border is at the breaking point. Why? Because they’re now blaming it on Trump. All his talk of building the wall and declaring a National Emergency has ramped up the desperation of the poor refugees who now must get here before Trump succeeds in completing the wall.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence headed by Adam ‘Schiff for Brains’, recently issued 81 demand letters to Trump Administration officials, family members and others associated with the president, further investigating Trump. They’re after his tax returns too. Impeachment looks more and more likely. Since it’s likely the Mueller Report won’t deliver the goods on Trump, this way at the very least they can bankrupt and ruin the lives of anyone who had/has the misfortune of working for President Trump. Can anyone say ‘abuse of power’? How about ‘police state’?
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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