The reasons to go vegetarian mount.Stinky hates Americans.
No, this is not a joke. As a sop to agricultural conglomerates always eager to increase their profit margins, the Trump administration has modified Federal USDA rules governing the inspection of pork consumed by Americans. As first reported by NBC...www.dailykos.com
Ya know, that entire fucking inane/insanely absurd concept of a library dedicated to Donald J Trump makes me smile/laugh.Stinky says he wants to raise 2 billion dollars for his presidential library, this from a guy who has a fifth grade reading level. I wonder how much his army of idiots will kick in to his latest money making scam.
And that's Rudy's price, ouch!John Kiriakou, who was jailed in 2012 for identity leak, said his pursuit of a pardon came up in a meeting with Giuliani last yearwww.theguardian.com
How many days until Trump Leaves Office ? (howmanydaystill.com)Trump is still POTUS and nothing has changed, yet.
Once his propaganda team is out of the executive branch we will find out what's what.
America knows how to take care of the corrupt rich, wow.Impeachment alone does not remove Trump’s benefits | Fact Check (afp.com)
Impeachment alone does not remove Trump’s benefits
Social media posts shared thousands of times claim that Donald Trump’s second impeachment means he loses a substantial pension, a travel allowance, Secret Service protection, and the “ability to run in 2024.” This is false; experts say none of the claimed consequences would apply without further action by the Senate, and that he is entitled to Secret Service protection regardless.
“For those wondering if it’s worth impeaching him this time, it means he:
1) loses his 200k+ pension for the rest of his life
2) loses his 1 million dollar/year travel allowance
3) loses lifetime full secret service detail
4) loses his ability to run in 2024,” reads a January 8, 2021 Facebook post shared 14,000 times.
Screenshot of a Facebook post taken on January 13, 2021
The post contains a screenshot of a tweet that has since been deleted. More posts are available on Facebook here and here and on Instagram here and here.
The president’s supporters stormed a session of Congress held on January 6 to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election, which Trump repeatedly and falsely claimed was plagued by widespread fraud, including in a speech shortly before the breach of the Capitol. The unrest led to the deaths of five people.
Lawmakers later reconvened and voted to formally certify Biden’s win.
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives impeached Trump, for a second time, on January 13 with support from 10 Republicans on the charge of "incitement of insurrection."
The Republican-controlled Senate, however, is in recess until January 19, and its leadership says there is no way to rush through an impeachment trial before Biden takes over the following day.
This means that Trump, who was acquitted in the Senate last year after his first impeachment, would not be forced out of office early.
The US Senate website outlines the Constitutional process for impeachment. It gives the House of Representatives "the sole Power of Impeachment" and the Senate the power to “try all Impeachments.”
The accused can only be convicted with a two-thirds vote of the Senate, whose composition in the new term will be evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. Vice-President Kamala Harris will have the power to cast a tie-breaking vote.
Senator Chuck Schumer, who is expected to become the Senate majority leader, vowed that the chamber will proceed with a trial, even though Trump will no longer be in office.
The Former Presidents Act spells out the benefits ex-leaders are entitled to after leaving office, but notes that those removed from office through impeachment are not covered.
“As used in this section, the term ‘former President’ means a person… whose service in such office shall have terminated other than by removal pursuant to section 4 of article II of the Constitution of the United States of America,” it says.
Matthew Dallek, professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, confirmed in an email: “Trump only loses those things -- the consequences only kick in -- if he is convicted in the Senate. My understanding is that just being impeached in the House without conviction in the Senate has no formal consequences.”
Below, AFP Fact Check compares the social media claims with the law.
“For those wondering if it’s worth impeaching him this time, it means he: 1) loses his 200k+ pension for the rest of his life,” the posts claim.
The Former Presidents Act allots each ex-president a yearly allowance paid monthly that is equal to that of an executive department head -- the departments are listed here -- and the highest level does amount to more than $200,000 per year.
Trump would still be entitled to the sum, according to University of Chicago Law School Professor Daniel Hemel.
“A former president does not lose his post-presidential pension unless he is impeached and convicted *while in office.* If he is convicted after January 20, he remains eligible for his pension,” Hemel said in an email.
The social media posts also claim that an impeached Trump would lose a $1 million per year travel allowance following his presidency.
The Former Presidents Act says up to $1 million is available “for security and travel related expenses” to former presidents as an alternative to Secret Service protection.
A 2013 measure ensures “Secret Service protection for former Presidents and their spouses and children… except that protection of a spouse shall terminate in the event of remarriage.”
Allan Lichtman, US history professor at American University, confirmed by email that Trump will retain lifetime Secret Service detail, should he choose to, regardless of whether he is impeached and removed.
University of Utah political science Assistant Professor James Curry agreed.
“My understanding is that an impeached and removed president loses their former-president benefits, with the exception of the security detail, which they keep,” he said in an email.
Ban from holding office
The penalty for an impeached official upon conviction is removal from office, and social media posts claim that, if impeached, Trump “loses his ability to run in 2024.”
However, that penalty cannot be imposed upon a president without conviction in the Senate and a subsequent extra vote barring him from office.
The Constitution says the following:
“Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.”
The Senate website adds: “In some cases, the Senate has also disqualified such officials from holding public offices in the future.”
Trump has talked of running again in 2024. He is now the only president in US history to be impeached twice.
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Dude who do you think has been making the laws for the last 244 years in America? Well aside from 6 (maybe I don't know much about the Democratic party in Carter's first 2 years) years that Democrats have had the ability to legislate on the federal level.America knows how to take care of the corrupt rich, wow.
Good point. Could it be taken one step further in saying that Trump "woke" people up and made them pay attention to how America was fucking them? Like if Hilary won, would a nation wide $15/hr minimum wage be on the table in 2021?Maybe this last 4 years of misery has been for a reason. His ineptitude and corruption led to the state of Georgia's Senate turning blue and turning control of executive branch and both legislative house and senate branches to the Democrats so now they might be able to get something done .. maybe?