Skip to comments.Krauthammer: Obama Committed a “High Crime” and Should Be Impeached [WATCH]
Posted on 06/18/2014 1:56:18 PM PDT by PoloSec
A recently released Congressional report makes the case that President Obama was indeed behind the IRS abuse of conservative and Tea Party groups.
Evidence has been found linking the IRS attacks to senior Democrat members of Congress, and shows that the IRS broke the law by providing confidential tax information to Democrats and to the Department of Justice. This information was then used against conservative individuals and groups to silence their dissent.
Meanwhile, only a year after they were requested, the IRS finally agreed to release all of Lois Lerners emails, which should provide further evidence linking the IRS attack to Washington and the White House. Conveniently however, the IRS just now says that two years worth of Lerners emails have mysteriously vanished in a hard drive crash that occurred in 2011.
Most people arent buying the IRS excuse though, especially conservative columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer, who thinks the IRS is either stalling or deliberately destroyed evidence. He reacted to the story, and the statement from the White House defending the IRS lame excuse, saying what happened constitutes a high crime worthy of impeachment.
(H/T Western Journalism)
First, the White House statement that was delivered by new spokesperson Josh Earnest:
Its entirely reasonable because its the truth and its fact, and speculation otherwise I think is indicative of the kind of conspiracies that are propagated around this story. There is ample evidence to indicate that a good faith effort has been made by the IRS to cooperate with Congressional oversight, and the far-fetched skepticism expressed by some Republican members of Congress I think is not at all surprising and not particularly believable.
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Ok, Charles, but they’d replace Biden a la Agnew, and with whom?
some ‘unimpeachable’ insider , with abundant evidence , needs to rat this man out . To the max . There is someone out that that knows his secrets , knows the truth . They need to come forward . The man they are protecting does not deserve the protection .
He did and he should.
If he is permitted to elude justice, he will set the pattern for future evils even worse.
Not only should he be impeached, he should be tried for treason and imprisoned for life.
A replacement HAS to be better
Obama does everything high.
“the IRS finally agreed to release all of Lois Lerners emails, “
Yeah, “all” ... all except the ones documenting the White House commanding the IRS: “Sic `em!”
That’s all right — we’ll take Biden
Someone needs to first check the appropriate records, which the Democrats will have made sure aren’t lost, and then ask Hillary about Kraut’s point here. She was a staffer on the impeachment committee and may well have a specific record on the subject. She certainly thought Nixon deserved to go and actually went beyond the call (and the rules) of duty to encourage that goal.
“some unimpeachable insider , with abundant evidence , needs to rat this man out “
There’s a reason that everybody around the president is a crook. You don’t hire boy scouts to steal. There is probably not one honest person around him. There’s doubtless nobody honest close enough to give direct evidence. Before Obama took office I had lunch with a former state prosecutor. He went down the list starting with Holder and outlined their crimes. He shook his head and said, “nobody has ever occupied the office and surrounded himself with so many criminals. This is going to be horrible (for the people) on an epic scale.”
Where does it say
In Good Faith WE Trust, dickhead? Uhhh
Get Biden too...... can you say President Boehner?
At least Biden’s an American.
A replacement is in order, and it’s being worse should not be a reason not to go with it, but it could be exactly what they want, and we should be ready.
But a replacement could certainly be worse, esp if he or whoever it is he works for, chooses it, which they will.
I’d take Biden as pres any day of the week. BO’s handlers are a way underestimated. It’ll never happen.
And that could be the next dem candidate’s brand, tagline, bumper sticker and motto
They will need physical as well as legal protection because there is little doubt that some lunatic Obama supporter would try to murder them to shut them up.
So, toss Biden before he can get a VP confirmed. Then we could set about getting a new Speaker of the House.
Fast & Furious.
IRS Abuse of conservative groups.
EPA Abuse of coal industry
NSA Abuse of just about everybody
Executive rewriting of 0bamacare law.
Supporting Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
Releasing 5 Talibastards.
not just Obama, every unelected staffer too.
Biden ? Boehner ? You stay in office by making sure the replacements are also unacceptable !
OK Charles , but please remove Reid and Holder first . This is probably the main reason Holder has stuck around so long
For sure ... the Communist Usurper has surrounded himself with a maladministration of malefactors.
They’ll never allow it
Watch what they would replace him (joe) with.
Funny, as comical as Biden is, he is most qualified of the bunch to be President.
how about the SS ? Are they corrupt also?
No doubt, any impeachment attempt will fail ultimately in the Senate, which will not convict Obama if impeachment gets that far. But what other options are open to curb a tyrannical President who is openly flouting the law and circumventing the legislative process?
I remember this from the Clinton impeachment. “High crime” was any crime committed by somebody in a high place. In other words ANY crime by a person in a high place. Nothing higher than President. Misdemeanor is simply bad behavior, bad demeanor.
President was to be held to high standards. Of course.
FWIW....I’d prefer Biden to Boehner for two years. Why? As President, Boehner would destroy anything constitutional conservatives want. If Biden were president, DC ‘pubs would rally to conservative issues.
Clinton did not have Obamacare, IRS treachery, Bengazi negligence, Iraq disaster etc.
“how about the SS “
I meant the men that Obama brought with him into office. The functionaries that come with the White House, the staff, the Marines, the Secret Service, should be like they always were. But they, generally, have no evidentiary value as to high crimes and misdemeanors unless they witness them. I’d consider that unlikely.
witness and generate the video/recorded evidence
It is all about who has an R or D after their name in Congress. The Democrats will not vote for impeachment nor will a number of Reps.
we need a way to do this by un-election.
I think the rule of law...and doing what’s right..Trump who’s next in line.
Like Hill, is going to deep-six a fellow traveler.
Good God help us!!!
Well, since they are all RATs...I don't know if there is such a thing.
needs to rat this man out
Ha, that's exactly right.
This scandal has brought one, and only, one major question to the forefront: WHAT IS THE GOP GOING TO DO ABOUT IT???!!!
Obama has committed a multitude of crimes that deserve impeachment, but it will NEVER happen. The GOP leadership has no stomach for impeachment and the Democrats will stand by Obama no matter what. The MSM would pillory the GOP for the very mention of impeachment with cries of racism. I fear Obama will declare himself dictator or at the least use some pretext to suspend civil rights before 2016
Should is the operative word
The dems are in charge right now, of the executive.
I’m just saying, who else do they have?
I never said “should”...and I don’t think you did either in the post I replied to.
No you didn’t. The rule of law should be followed. There. I said it
Look how many insiders it took to “persuade” Nixon to resign. McCord, Gray, Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Kleindienst, Dean, Richardson, Ruckelshaus. Oh, I guess Cox, too, because Nixon appointed him as Special Prosecutor. And, of course, “Deep Throat.”
There were 25 subsequent convictions of various Nixon insiders, who were incarcerated.
The Washington Post, Walter Cronkite, and even the US Supreme Court were implicitly swaying public opinion against the President, simply by an honest treatment of the preponderance of the evidence.
None of those conditions similarly obtain in our time.
Well Kraut tell it to the Hand. That’s the GOP’s response to your idea.