Reasons to impeach Trump:
-FEC violations (hush money)
-Emoluments clause violations
-Obstruction of justice (multiple counts)
--Suborning perjury, witness tampering
-Failure to uphold oath of office
-Improper granting of security clearances
-Sharing classified info with enemies
-Misappropriation of federal resources
-Serial ethics violations
-10,000 lies and counting
-Conspiracy to defraud the US (collusion) (SC suggests case could be made with sufficient time, resources, efforts to get truth from witnesses)
-Directing staff to violate the law (DHS, Treasury)
-Human rights, federal violations at the border
Much else that he has done could be interpreted by Congress as impeachable--attacking Constitutional protections for free speech, attacking Constitutional role of Congress, etc.
Further, other wrongs are likely to be revealed by other cases currently being investigated (money laundering, etc.) and still more would are likely to take place during the current campaign of obstruction vs. the Congress.
This does not mention the violations that would surely occur were the president ever forced to give testimony under oath. And this is off the top of my head on a Saturday morning. Even if you disagree with a couple of the above, the case against him is sweeping...
...and the rationale against impeachment is more clearly revealed not to be a political calculus but rather must be seen as justifying a dereliction of duty. Our president is a serial criminal, profoundly corrupt, a threat to the nation and to our system of law and government.
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