Under the Democrats Trump Impeachment standards, former President Barack Obama was clearly in violation of it on at least two occasions during his 2012 re-election campaign.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler issued his impeachment report early Monday morning, arguing President Donald Trump abused his office, is a threat to the Constitution and must be removed from office as soon as possible.
The 658-page report — including a dissent by Republicans on the committee — opens with the two articles of impeachment that the House is expected to vote on and likely pass this week.
The first article alleges Trump “abused the powers of the presidency by ignoring and injuring national security and other vital national interests to obtain an improper political benefit.”
“He has also betrayed the Nation by abusing his high office to enlist a foreign power in corrupting democratic elections,” the article further reads.
In January 2018, Biden bragged he’d demanded the removal of the prosecutor or Ukraine would not be receiving $1 billion in U.S. aid.
The prosecutor happened to be investigating the Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, which was paying Biden’s son Hunter at least $50,000 a month to serve on its board.
If the Democrats’ new abuse of power standard were to be adopted, Obama was clearly in violation of it during his re-election campaign 2012.
“This is my last election … After my election I have more flexibility,” Obama said, according to Reuters.
In other words, for the sake of his re-election, his own political gain, Obama had to appear to be playing hardball with Russia.
The president also announced his Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) in June of that year.
Obama himself acknowledged two years before he had no constitutional authority to act unilaterally regarding the status of those who are in the country illegally.
To implement DACA by executive order was a clear political play aimed at helping his re-election prospects.