It doesn’t matter whether you believe that the Mueller Report is a “witch hunt,” that it “exonerated” Donald Trump or that it laid the case for a corrupt Trump Administration because in the end the Constitution of the United States provides the specific requirement to balance the power of the presidency.
There are many ongoing arguments across America as to what exactly the Mueller Report says about Donald Trump. Is he corrupt or the victim of a “witch hunt”?
There are also legal arguments that the president cannot be criminally indicted while in office. Everyone, including Robert Mueller agree on this point. Everyone also agrees that no one is above the law in America.
So how does the Constitution deal with this apparent contradiction – no one is above the law versus the rule that the president cannot be indicted?
The answer is impeachment.
The process of impeachment will answer the question of whether Donald Trump is corrupt or the victim of political subterfuge. According to the Constitution, the House Judiciary Committee would a hold a hearing to gather that facts. If the facts are enough to argue that case of a corrupt Donald Trump, then the committee prepares articles of impeachment.
But what about the party politics?
The impeachment process is not a criminal case as it cannot assess a punitive punishment upon Donald Trump even if the process finds him to have committed “high crimes and misdemeanors”. At best, the impeachment process can only remove him from office.
But the House is controlled by the Democrats, doesn’t that mean that Donald Trump won’t be treated fairly by the House Judiciary Committee in an impeachment process? The process, itself, guarantees that Donald Trump is treated fairly.
If the House Judiciary Committee can convince its majority to vote on the articles of impeachment, they then must convince the whole House to vote in favor of the articles of impeachment.
In other words, the House acts as the grand jury when it comes to the president.
The House alone, cannot find Donald Trump is guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors”. All it can do is offer the evidence and agree that it is enough to hold a trial. If the House approves that articles of impeachment, it is then that a trial is held at the Senate.
It is the Senate, which is controlled by the Republicans, that must review the evidence, hear arguments from both sides of the evidence and then vote to convict Donald Trump.
It would take two-thirds of the Senate to vote in favor of convicting Donald Trump.
At that point the debates and the arguments are moot.
Those that argue; from both sides of the isle, that impeachment is not necessary forget the simple fact that America is a country of laws where “no one is above the law”.
So if you really believe in the rule of law, then impeachment is the only logical next step.