If Hillary Clinton is elected president of the United States in November 2016, she may have to face the same impeachment proceedings as her husband before she is even sworn into office.
Legal experts have determined that Clinton’s inauguration would take place within the time frame of the statute of limitations for various alleged crimes during her time at the State Department. Her crimes that were recently investigated and mysteriously dropped by the FBI. However, that investigation has since blossomed into a multi-agency investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
This latest peek into the legal ramifications of Clinton’s mishandling of information may be a light of hope to the millions of Americans who fear that she may be elected our next president.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Writing for National Review on Sept. 6, Andrew C. McCarthy argued that impeachment was not just about removal from office but also about disqualification from future office.Clinton, McCarthy said, could be impeached for abuses committed during her tenure as secretary of state.
“The Constitution does not say the impeached person must be a current officeholder,” McCarthy said. “The point of impeachment is to deny power to any person … whose high crimes and misdemeanors have demonstrated unfitness for a high public trust.”
The Constitution specified “Treason, Bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors” as impeachment-worthy offenses. McCarthy pointed out that one need not be in office to commit such deeds, but that anyone who did would be unsuitable for public office in the future:
Article I, Section 3, Clause 7 of the Constitution stipulated that the punishment resulting from impeachment may include “disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States.”
Citing Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist No. 65, McCarthy explained that the Founders understood “high crimes and misdemeanors” to involve (in Hamilton’s words), “the abuse or violation of some public trust,” offenses that “relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.”
Citing Clinton’s email scandal, her destruction of thousands of government records after Congress demanded to see them, her careless handling of classified documents, her repeated lies to Congress and the public, the shady doings of the Clinton Foundation and — summing it all up — “a legacy void of accomplishment but rich in the abuse of power,” McCarthy argued for impeachment as a judgment on Clinton’s record as secretary of state and as a means of keeping her out of office permanently.
The polls are rigged and the mainstream media stations are all leaning towards Clinton. Unbiased polls show that Donald Trump will have no problems beating Clinton, but it is nice to know that she will not be our next president, even if she steals the votes.
H/T [Conservative Tribune]