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Democrat’s Impeachment Agenda Against Trump Cannot End In An Impeachment

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President Donald Trump’s Impeachment process is ongoing in the United States of America (USA). It is being spearheaded by the Democrats, and was initiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on September 24, 2019 after a whistleblower alleged that Donald Trump had abused the power of the presidency by requesting of the Ukraine’s President; Volodymyr Zelensky through a phone call made on July 25, to help him with an investigation into alleged issues of corruption and abuse of power committed by Joe Biden and his son; Hunter Biden in relation to their involvement with a Ukrainian company called Burisma.

Aside this whole Trump’s impeachment process by the Democrats galloping on the back of Trump-Ukraine-Biden saga being a very weightless issue packed with loads of propaganda and twisted informations with the intent to malign Donald Trump and distract his governance, and also full of facts of no wrong doing on the part of Donald Trump, it is also a process that can not even lead to an impeachment of Trump.

Note, I am of the opinion that the process is evidently surfaced with a “much ado about nothing” and an “exercise in futility” because a careful diagnosis of the USA constitution runs not in a favour that will end with an impeachment even if Trump had committed any wrongdoing. It is just a clear waste of every one’s time and also productive time and energy which could have been used to help with the development of America and the welfare of its citizens, and the reasons for my assertion are as below.

Note, the founders of US created the office of the presidency, and for the fear of an abuse of its powers, included in the constitution a procedure for the removal of a sitting president, where by a president can be removed on grounds of treason, bribery or any other high crimes and misdemeanor. The summarized procedure for impeachment is as below;

i) A request for the impeachment is done by a member of the House of Representatives or sometimes by a non-member.

ii) An investigation is then done by the House Judiciary Committee to determine whether there are grounds for impeachment.

iii) If grounds are found for impeachment, the House debates and votes on it either to allow for impeachment or not, a simple majority determines an allow for impeachment.

iii) If a simple majority of the House through voting pushes for impeachment, it is sent to the Senate for trial. The Senate’s trial involves calling witnesses, cross examination and the official to be impeached moving defense with his attorneys.

iv) After the trial, the Senate votes on it, and the constitution requires a two-thirds (2/3) super-majority to convict a person being impeached.

The above procedure means it will depend on a 2/3 of the Senate meaning sixty-seven (67) members of the Senate to determine an impeachment of Trump.

As it stands now, out of the four hundred and thirty-five (435) members of the House of Representatives, the Democratic Party has the majority with two hundred and thirty-five (235), the Republican Party has one hundred and ninety-nine (199) and one (1) for an independent. Meaning the Democrats will get a simple majority to push for the impeachment of Trump for a trial in the Senate.

At the Senate, out of its one hundred (100) members, the Republican Party has a majority of fifty-three (53), the Democratic Party has forty-five (45) and two (2) for independent. But since the constitution requires 2/3 of the Senate meaning 67 of its members for an impeachment, of which the Democrats only have 45, it will mean the Democrats will require twenty-two (22) more of the Senate’s support from members affiliated to the Republican and Independent Parties before an impeachment of Donald John Trump can be achieved, and this is highly impossible.

Source: Nana Kwadwo Akwaa (CTI)

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US President Joe Biden To Announce $4 Billion Donation To Poor Countries For Covid-19 Vaccines

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Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is an American politician serving as the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.

Report currently gathered by our outfit and according to Biden’s administration officials, President Joe Biden is expected to announce today, February 19, 2021 that the United States of America will make first contribution of about $2 billion to a United Nations backed program which is seeking to distribute COVID-19 vaccine doses to people in the poorest countries in the world.

ABC News also reported that Congress had already allocated the money somehwere in December 2020 for the U.S Agency for International Development to privide to Gavi, an international vaccine distribution alliance. According to reports, the congress provided a total of $4 billion.

Further report gathered indicates that Joe Biden plans to announce his intentions during a virtual meeting of the Group of Seven leader. Currently, 10 countries have administered 75% of all COVID-19 vaccines with more than 130 countries yet to receive a dose.

 

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European Union in Ghana recognises the newly built LGBTIQ office in Accra

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The European Union in Ghana has recognised the newly built LGBTIQ office in Accra.

In a Facebook post, they wrote: “A couple of weeks ago the EU in Ghana participated in the opening of the new community space of the @LGBTRightsGhana.

Equality, tolerance and respect for each other are core values of the EU. The EU supports civil society organisations promoting #LGBTIQ rights 🇪🇺🏳️‍🌈.

#EU4LGBT”

The LGBTQI+ Rights Ghana opened an administrative office in Tesano, a suburb of Accra a couple of weeks ago.

According to the group, there is a need for respect for human rights hence setting up an office for support purposes is a step in the right direction.

 

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Donald Trump Sued!

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Immediate-past USA president, Donald Trump has been sued by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.

He has been sued together with his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two right-wing extremist groups for allegedly inciting the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, February 16, in Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that Trump and Giuliani, in collaboration with the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, conspired to incite the riot to keep Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.

The lawsuit claims they did so in violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act, a Reconstruction-era statute designed to protect both formerly enslaved African Americans and lawmakers in Congress from white supremacist violence.

Reps. Hank Johnson and Bonnie Watson Coleman will join the litigation as plaintiffs in the coming days, according to a press release. 

The lawsuit recounts Trump’s actions leading up to the Jan. 6 riot, building a case against him in similar fashion to House impeachment managers. It cites Trump’s remarks during “Save America” rally as evidence that he mobilized and directed insurrectionists to storm the Capitol.

After his supporters entered the halls of Congress, the lawsuit alleges, Giuliani called lawmakers individually, asking them to try to “slow down” the Electoral College vote count.

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