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GOP hypocrites impeached president Bill Clinton in December of 1998, charging “perjury” and “obstruction of justice”:
On August 17, 1998, William Jefferson Clinton swore to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth before a Federal grand jury of the United States. Contrary to that oath, William Jefferson Clinton willfully provided perjurious, false and misleading testimony to the grand jury concerning one or more of the following:
(1) the nature and details of his relationship with a subordinate Government employee;
(2) prior perjurious, false and misleading testimony he gave in a Federal civil rights action brought against him;
(3) prior false and misleading statements he allowed his attorney to make to a Federal judge in that civil rights action; and
(4) his corrupt efforts to influence the testimony of witnesses and to impede the discovery of evidence in that civil rights action.
In his conduct while President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, 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 violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, and has to that end engaged personally, and through his subordinates and agents, in a course of conduct or scheme designed to delay, impede, cover up, and conceal the existence of evidence and testimony related to a Federal civil rights action brought against him in a duly instituted judicial proceeding.
These spurious charges (Mr. Clinton was acquitted by the Senate) were in regard to his behavior with a consenting adult woman who initiated and eagerly continued a sexual relationship with Mr. Clinton. The acts in question had NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with Mr. Clinton’s conduct of his public office. At no time did his behavior in any way threaten or compromise the United States. At no time was any foreign power remotely connected to any of this — the charge was never even brought. During the debate and subsequent trial, multiple GOP officials (including Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House, and his likely successors) had to step aside from leadership roles because they were themselves embroiled in steamy adulterous affairs. The hypocrisy was breathtaking even then.
Today, we have compelling and documented evidence of perjury, obstruction of justice, and at least attempted collusion between the Donald Trump administration and the Kremlin. These and other crimes are CENTRAL to the election of Mr. Trump and to his subsequent conduct of office. These crimes are CENTRAL to the integrity of the American electoral system and American government.
Our GOP Collaborators are deafeningly silent.
If the GOP had ANY integrity AT ALL, an impeachment resolution would be forthcoming NOW, led by the GOP. The GOP controls the House and a bill of impeachment must be brought by the House. These cowards, who were so eager to impeach a sitting president for lying about a blow job initiated by a consenting adult woman, have NOTHING to say about this brazen attempt to conspire with Russia in an apparently successful effort to elect their stooge, Donald Trump. The foot-dragging by GOP co-conspirators reveals the depth of their moral cowardice, corruption, and utter unfitness for office.
The American electoral system is under attack and trial, and the GOP is cowering in the shadows.
The whole world is watching.