Events of the past few days need make me pause, before we discuss “justiciability,” to re-state the premise upon which nullification of the 2016 election is based: Russia interfered with the election. Are there people in this country who do not care if Russia, as members of its legislature brag, “picked” our President?
Evidence continues to mount on what already was known. Members of Trump’s campaign and family (“DT’s people”) met with Russian government officials and organized crime figures before the election. Russians offered to give DT’s people “dirt” on former Secretary of State Clinton. DT’s properties were used by Russian organized crime to launder money.
Seventeen United States intelligence agencies obtained evidence prior to the general election in 2016 that Russia, through cyber intrusions and publication of disinformation, was attempting to influence the outcome of the 2016 general election. This report was adopted as part of the findings in the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act,” 22 U.S.C.A. sec. 9501(6), passed by veto-proof majorities in both Republican-controlled houses of Congress.
Most of the rest of the World knows Russia stole our election. Russians know they stole our election—and have a merry laugh over it. Why are people here in denial?
Putin wants to cause chaos in this country and make us a laughingstock. With DT in the Oval Office, Putin has met both goals.
Did the American people want a Russian puppet as President? DT denied connections with Russia—at the same time as he denied access to his tax returns. The attached schedules to those returns would show how much money DT owed to Russian banks and other interests. DT’s people repeatedly denied contacts, with Russians, occurred during the campaign, but have had to “walk back” the denials.
If DT’s people are shown to have colluded with Russia and the margin of victory in the Electoral College is shown to have been obtained illegally, impeachment, while a remedy for removal of DT from office, would allow Putin, his cronies, and anyone in the U.S. who colluded in the effort, to retain the benefits. We face years to try and repair what Putin was able to do to this country.
The 2016 election should be declared void ab initio, like an illegal contract.
Our Federal courts possess the ability to remove a President from office. Donohue v. Board of Elections, 435 F.Supp.957 (E.D.N.Y. 1976), is persuasive authority that this action is within the equitable powers of the Federal courts. The Constitution, created in 1787 as a framework for government, is relatively short and was not meant to remedy every specific possible that might beset this country. “The granting of equitable relief premised directly upon the Constitution has long been a practice accepted without discussion. Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388, 404, 91 S.Ct. 1999 (Harlan concurring, 1971),” Donohue, 435 F.Supp.at 963.
People’s visceral fear of removal of a President from office should pale next to the prospects of three (3) more years of a hostile foreign power, Russia, controlling the Oval Office. Only removal from office is insufficient. The results of the 2016 election must be nullified.