Skip to comments.Obama has far exceeded what Nixon was about to be impeached for when he resigned
Posted on 08/08/2013 9:11:23 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
Second impeachment article against President Richard Nixon:
Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, or contravening the laws governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposed of these agencies.
This conduct has included one or more of the following:
He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.
He misused the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Secret Service, and other executive personnel, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens, by directing or authorizing such agencies or personnel to conduct or continue electronic surveillance or other investigations for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; he did direct, authorize, or permit the use of information obtained thereby for purposes unrelated to national security, the enforcement of laws, or any other lawful function of his office; and he did direct the concealment of certain records made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of electronic surveillance.
He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, in violation or disregard of the constitutional rights of citizens, authorized and permitted to be maintained a secret investigative unit within the office of the President, financed in part with money derived from campaign contributions, which unlawfully utilized the resources of the Central Intelligence Agency, engaged in covert and unlawful activities, and attempted to prejudice the constitutional right of an accused to a fair trial.
He has failed to take care that the laws were faithfully executed by failing to act when he knew or had reason to know that his close subordinates endeavoured to impede and frustrate lawful inquiries by duly constituted executive, judicial and legislative entities concerning the unlawful entry into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, and the cover-up thereof, and concerning other unlawful activities including those relating to the confirmation of Richard Kleindienst as Attorney General of the United States, the electronic surveillance of private citizens, the break-in into the offices of Dr. Lewis Fielding, and the campaign financing practices of the Committee to Re-elect the President.
In disregard of the rule of law, he knowingly misused the executive power by interfering with agencies of the executive branch, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Criminal Division, and the Office of Watergate Special Prosecution Force, of the Department of Justice, and the Central Intelligence Agency, in violation of his duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
In all of this, Richard M. Nixon has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.
Wherefore Richard M. Nixon, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.
Adopted 28-10 by the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives.
You old school. Obama’s new school.
The articles of impeachment nailed Nixon mostly because he endeavored.
Obama done went and done it over and over and . . . .
Big difference, in the case of Nixon witnesses implicated Nixon personally AND he was caught on his own tape.
Issa has got nothing at all like that on Obama. Up to now its some IRS employees taking the fifth or being vague about who originated the order.
Want Obama impeached?? The GOP needs to come up with the smoking gun w Obama’s finger prints on it as Dems did with Nixon.
Thanks for posting this. For a moment I thought the source was our current Congress. Alas, I remain incredulous at the lack of discipline demonstrated by those whom we’ve elected to high office.
Even if we end up with a Republican House and Senate after the midterm elections, Obama will never be impeached, no matter how egregious his offenses. He is black, and no Congress is going to impeach the first black president. We had a chance to impeach him at the polls and failed. For our sins, we will have to suffer this self-serving, corrupt fool for another few years.
The Democrats who were about to impeach Nixon were old school. The Republicans now allegedly running the House of Representatives are new school. In other words, for all practical purposes, they’re little more than an arm of the Democrats.
What can we expect from a culture that idolizes a whore mongering civil rights leader like martin king?
After Benghazi,IRS scandals,etc.- 2013
Something is very,very wrong with this picture!
Painful. But true.
We had our chance. We didn't get it done.
That was actually a presser. He got questions he could answer, and an audience dumb enough to believe him.
The difference is the American people. They never liked Nixon though he won all states but MA in 1972, but they have always liked Obama no matter what he does. They reall seem to “think” “he cares” about “people like me.”
It’s all in the soft sell.
It's called "white guilt" and Nixon, Ford, Dole, Kemp, and the Bushes all understood the concept and fought against it. Of course, it was Reagan who signed up for King Day.
Fact. I never shot an Indian and never forced a negro to sit in the back of the bus. It’s ancient freaking history. And I could care less if my ancestors owned slaves. Life is hard. Get over it.
Obama doesn’t worry - Johnny Boehner’s got his back.
I believe Nixon was a Quaker ... and I don’t believe they were/are a “protected class”.
Bingo. They have no balls, and not those made of flesh and blood.
Stop abusing black people...
Au contraire! Issa has all of Obama's EOs that clearly violate both the spirit and letter of the law, if he chooses to use them.
IMO, Mr. Issa would much rather drag his hearings and investigation out ad infinitum hoping to find a smoking gun, than use any of the avenues that have opened up such as the Cold Case Posse's analysis of the BC and the previously noted EOs Obama has created that usurp the power and authority of the Congress.
He be like new school rule fool....
Well, can they impeach the white half of him then? People seem to forget that he isn’t a true black - he’s a half and half.
No congress is going to impeach a POTUS for issuing EOs that we hate that the SCOTUS finds constitutional.
In 1973 the Dems had real proof of criminal activity for political purposes on Nixon,
Want to compare it with Nixon impeach,then get that tape of Obama admitting he ordered the IRS to go after conservatives.
That would be open and shut too.
Black humor? That's retarded sir. You must be some creepy ass cracker....
Correction, proof he ordered the coverup.
Someone should send this to Bob Beckel at The Five, his one more thing was the anniversary of Nixon’s resignation. Like all mind numb liberals he excuses Obama and other demoncrats and demonizes Nixon.
And he succeeded. We've been paying the price for these ghetto scum for the last 60 years.
Not to mention refusing to enforce existing law, immigration laws and now the Bozocare law for employers that he decided arbitrarily to simply extend for a year, without any authority to do so. A clear violation of the constitution, not to mention giving waivers to all his buddies including members of congress.
ps— Your original post was classic....
Obamaroid playing the race card always makes me smile, since he is more Arab than black. His ancestors (if Barack senior was actually his father) were the ones trapping black people and selling them into slavery! What fools he makes black Americans out to be ... and not a few white leftists, also.
Thanks. I just lost it. Same thing happened election night, I was on Facebook. I was on Rush Limbaugh’s page and as it was called for the Bamster, Rush was despondent and asked why, why in so many words. I replied to him, paraphrasing, “Theodore H. White was right in his book, ‘The Making of the President - 1964’ where he said Republicans are for virtue and Democrats are for Santa Claus.” I then added as I got angry and frustrated, “how in the Hell can you compete against Santa Claus? That’s how Obama got a second term when he shouldn’t.” Rush took it and ran with it the next day, I thought to myself, “Did I start something?” If I may add, if this was 1980, he would have been voted out after the first terrible term ala Carter. This isn’t 1980 anymore.
It's officially 1984 with a hefty dose of Animal Farm....
“Creepy and the Ass Crackers” - - love it. Kinda like the Coffin Bangers and The Crypt-Kicker Five
Ladies and Gentlemen! Put your hands together for Zero and the Phony Scandals...!
Nixon, for all his evil, for all his paranoia, for all his Machiavellian machinations, had something obama lacks, a sense of shame.
Unfortunately John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are a pair of gutless eunuchs.
Nixon was not a negro.
Congress is afraid to piss off negros
Obammy could do and has done many many illegal things which are ignored cause he is a negro.
Don’t forget that back in 1974 the Rats controlled both Houses of Congress.
And 0bamacare is the deal for the next 200 years...
You can see the demon in him.
Someone else on FR, on another thread, said, “The American people owe the Nixon family an apology”.
In light of Barry’s high crimes and misdemeanors, and lack of accountability, I have to agree with the sentiment.