Post # 87, Bob McKnight's Florida Political Commentary
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 4: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for and Conviction of Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors."
Here is the proof that our President committed Bribery, which according to the Constitution, is an Impeachable Offense.
Proof #1 According to the Cornell School of law, a quid pro quo or trade of something of value, is required for Bribery. President Trump has said that in his telephone conversation with Ukraine President Zelensky, the withheld $300 Million of arms appropriated by Congress, was not a quid pro quo in exchange for dirt on the Bidens.
But here is what Trump's Acting Chief of Staff said on October 17th:
ABC Reporter Jonathan Karl, "But to be clear, what you just described is a quid pro quo."
Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, "We do that all the time with foreign policy."
October 17, 2019, White House
The issue was not what the trade was for, but whether there was a trade for something of value--it is the trade that was bribery. The value of the reciprocal-- the campaign research--also can be calculated. Specially, it is unlawful to hold up an expenditure of Congress as a bribe for campaign research on the 2016 election or dirt on the Bidens, all of which have values.
Proof #2 Trump also confirmed a separate second quid pro quo bribe in the transcript he released of July 25, 2019:
Ukraine President Zelensky: "We are ready to ...buy more Javelins from the U.S. for defense purposes [$39 million]." Proof further confirmed in depositions.
U.S. President Trump: "I would like you to do us a favor...find out what happened with the whole situation with Ukraine [Biden dirt]." Proof further confirmed in depositions.