Hundreds of Thousands Sign Petition to Impeach Trump for Violating Constitution over Biz Interests
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Hundreds of Thousands Sign Petition to Impeach Trump for Violating Constitution over Biz Interests

October 10, 2019


AMY GOODMAN: I want to turn to John Bonifaz,
who’s an attorney and political activist specializing in constitutional law and voting
rights, co-founder and president of Free Speech for People, one of the organizations that
launched the “Impeach Donald Trump Now” campaign just moments after Trump’s inauguration. More than 200,000 people from across the country
have already joined the campaign. John, talk about what you are calling for
right now. JOHN BONIFAZ: Well, we think that there must
be an impeachment investigation initiated in the United States Congress based on the
violations of the emoluments clauses, the foreign emoluments clause and the domestic
emoluments clause, both of which make clear that the president of the United States cannot
engage in the kind of corruption that we’re seeing now of the Oval Office. This kind of corruption is massive, and it’s
far worse than even Watergate. And Nixon White House counsel John Dean has
said that. The presidency is not a profit-making enterprise
for its occupant. It is a public office, and the president is
a public servant. And the president, this president, does not
seem to understand that concept. He is engaged in businesses all over the world. He has refused to divest from his businesses. And as a result, he has serious conflicts
of interest, from all the foreign payments he’s receiving from foreign governments
and from the domestic payments, from state governments and from the federal government,
that collide directly with the Constitution. He swore an oath of office to protect and
uphold the Constitution. He’s already violating it. And this impeachment investigation must proceed. AMY GOODMAN: You know, it’s interesting,
John. In 2014, Donald Trump talked about the prospects
for impeaching Obama, tweeting, quote, “Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross
incompetence?” Your response? JOHN BONIFAZ: Well, maybe he was projecting
on what might happen if he became president. But look, this is a president who does not
obey the Constitution. He defies the rule of law. No one in this country is above the rule of
law, no matter how powerful he or she may be, and that includes the president of the
United States. That is a bedrock principle of our democracy. And that’s why we launched with RootsAction
the campaign at ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org. And we already have, as you mentioned, 200,000
people around the country join this campaign. I think it’s only a matter of time before
a member of Congress introduces our proposed resolution—it’s on our site—starting
an impeachment investigation. But we have to hold this president accountable. AMY GOODMAN: How many signatures do you have
right now? JOHN BONIFAZ: I’m sorry? AMY GOODMAN: How many signatures do you have
right now? JOHN BONIFAZ: Nearly a quarter of a million,
and counting, at ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org. And, you know, the point on this is that when
a president engages— AMY GOODMAN: You know, it’s interesting
that—I just want to say, it’s interesting a WhiteHouse.gov petition demanding that President
Trump release his personal income tax returns broke the website’s record for signatures
at 380,000. But five seconds, John. JOHN BONIFAZ: I think people need to join
this campaign from all over the country to uphold our Constitution and the rule of law
at ImpeachDonaldTrumpNow.org. It’s time we demand accountability and impeach
this president. AMY GOODMAN: Well, I want to thank John Bonifaz,
director of Free Speech for People; Dale Ho of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project; and
professor Brian Schaffner of University of Massachusetts Amherst. That does it for our show. I’ll be speaking here in Park City, Utah,
at the Park City Museum, 528 Main Street, next to Dolly’s Bookstore here in Park City
at 1:00 today. People can check our website. Many thanks to our local crew here at Park
City Television: Stanton Jones, Kevin Rapf, Keefe Pulley, Bennett Duchin, Linda Hodge
and Yurivia Barrios.

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  1. I think they are going to have to stand in line cause oboma is going to be first,you retards,yall are so dam stupid ,are you that dlind.open your eyes.you whining baby's. he'll grow up.hell you are about 100.how long does it take to get there.

  2. WHY THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE DOESN'T APPLY TO DONALD TRUMP:
    Trump 5 days after being sworn into office, applied for "RE-ELECTION" for 2020.
    This"LOOP HOLE" means he CAN keep all his businesses, gifts of money & presents as "Contribution Funds" for his re-election.
    A NOTE: He is the FIRST president to ever apply for re-election this fast. Now YOU know TRUMP can't be impeached! SLIMY

  3. New World Order communist dictatorship can't possibly be as sweet as you retards believe it will be. Be careful what you ask for.

  4. if it works we will impeach the next president also and the next after that i am for impeaching congress and the senate for corruption you cant have corruption impeaching presidents on a dream

  5. As of this date. Not a single impeachable offense has been commited by President Trump.

    It's time the globolist leftist, realize they were rejected. Come back in 4 years, and try and remove him the correct way.
    The right was stuck with 8 years of lies and nothing but scandals and corruption from the obozo administration.
    Time for the leftist to sit down and shut up. And let Trump have a chance to do his job.
    The leftist lies are being exposed regularly. Only the extreem nut cases are still buying into the insanity which is being pushed by the DNC and their propagandists in the MSM.

  6. I've been trying to access this website but it is stating that it is not yet available can anyone help me?

  7. what the fuck is wrong with you people why do you want to impeach our God chosen God's gift to us Donnie trump just because he's neo Nazi and racist hating and cares for himself and me doesn't mean a thing just because he ducks his daughter and treats his wife the bitch like a rug don't mean anything either. just because he sucks Putin's wee-wee don't mean he's gay ok and just because he's smarter than Hillary Clinton the way he cheated all the way to the white house and won well that makes Donnie trump smarter than all the stupid people in this country so leave him alone dammit sincerely Donald trump mother.

  8. fuck the idiots that say trump was voted as our new president why don't the motherfuckers say the truth and say trump cheated all the way to the white house and now is our president wether we like it or not. say the truth stupid tramp supporters full of shit like their president.

  9. The entire government is corrupt!!!!! The left allowed obama rule lawlessly !!!!! Obama destroyed our country. Obama stole millions of our taxpayers money!

  10. Hundred of thousand what ? Demotards globalists pro NWO , is safe to say . You lack of grounds to impeach a president that has not done anything wrong , like Obama did the first month of his Mickey Mouse screw up first term . You voted for a servant of the Zionists , a puppet , that today is very wealthy puppet as he was paid big time for being a good boy to Rothschild .

  11. How abou Plumbing the depths of the Democrats who are shitting themselves the longer this President is in power. Look out you bunch of balding libtards, soon it will be NA NA NA NAAA YEAH YEAH YEAH GO TO GAOL.

  12. Crazies. Democrats are in a permanent state of PMS. Obama's administration has been spying, on Trump since 2015. He used the IRS to target oponents. Obama had 16 intelligence agencies surveiling him, Im sure if they had found something, it would have been disclosed already.

  13. Complete and total sash. What you saw there is leadership. Finally, a president talking straight to the American people. Until there is some evidence the Russian collusion investigation has been affected by Comey's firing, they got nothing and they know it

  14. Unbelievable. Impeach Trump. Like Hillary would have been a better President? I stand behind Trump!! At least he's draining the swamp!! Or would you rather have Hillary who had killed anybody ready to testify against her for corruption?

  15. really all the corruption from Obama and Hillary and you want trump impeached…you liberals are mentally disabled

  16. oh sorry did I hurt some snowflakes feelings ahhh who cares…. you libtards are going to be the destruction of this country

  17. Who should President Donald J. Trump's second SCOTUS appointment be? What about his third? What about his fourth?

  18. Does your website tell everyone he contributes all of the Trump Empire foreign profits to the US Treasury? Does the same standard exist for a secretary of state? Amazing Obama became president as a senator and left a millionaire.

  19. Can't wait till the wall is built and most of you are on the other side.
    Trump will never get impeached but you will get deported.

  20. Two hundred thousand ain't shit..Trump in corruption do you here yourselves..? You are so full of shit ..

  21. fuck you people stop your bull shit leave him alone you lady should not put this ass on fuck all of you

  22. My signature is not on it cause there is no proof of anything,wake up people you Seth rich witch died last yr there is proof of corruption look it up its real

  23. what a bunch of traitors you people are…… Yet you would be happy with the traitor Hillary and Obama

  24. stop hate trump he your leader he fighting for yall an the unite state so stop the hate an love trump these poeple that hate trump like evil an hate good

  25. NOT Me…..!!!!
    I Have Seen You All Trouble Makers….
    You All Extreme Trump Haters….
    Who Gone Against Him From The Beginning Of Election…
    Never Let Him To Do His Works Right….
    Never Give Him A Chance To Lead….

    Never See The Good Better Sides Of Trump…

  26. What a crock of shit. Trump has done more for America than Obama did in 8 years. The rule of law will prevail and Trump will win. What a bunch of brats. I will never be a democrat again you will have to go to your safe space alone.

  27. trump supporters have to embrace the lie because their selfishness dose not allow them to see the truth when the basic conditions for happiness is understanding and compassion they are so selfish they embrace the bigot who dose not even know the constitution because he tells them their selfishness is justified so his lies are embraced as truth how they run from the basic conditions of happiness that is compassion and understanding how sad for them that put their faith in selfishness when the truth is the only thing that will set them free from the hatefulness in them CNN fake news Dr Phil. fake doctor even though he has been on the air for years Mexico is going to pay for the wall. we are now paying for he fired the FBI agent that was investagating him trump supporters response the media is lying most claim to be Christ followers love your neighbor as you love yourself can we get rid of the Mexicans is not Mexico your neighbor trump was chosen by god just grab them by the pussy came from his mouth etc they cannot see the truth where self is truth cannot be I was taught that. to compare your self to other people is a form of conceit when you ask a trump supporter about trump they compare him to Obama or Hilary even though the question had nothing to do with Obama or Hilary selfishness is evil and pain follows evil up to you trumpsters we create our own destiny by how we treat ourself and the people around us your choice

  28. From what I'm reading, all here would rather have Hillary Clinton? My second question is regarding the impeaching Donald Trump petition is this: Are those people American citizens?

  29. Congratulations continue the excellent work. Educate, Educate, Educate, the American Public; truly the American public needs the right people to inform the American public of how Trump continues to profit from being in the oval office.

  30. NO IMPEACHMENT,NO CORRUPTION DEMONAZI ARE CORRUPT TAKE YOUR PETITION AND WIPE YOUR ASS WITH THEM

  31. You Dumb Asses, The President and Vice President do not have to give up their business interests. Look it up. So Dumb.

  32. impeachment this president doesn't know the history of American he is there to make profit from the White House

  33. Now the Democrats need to get their heads out of the hind ends and wake up. YOU LOST and you can't handle it. WOW you had a president that took away human rights in 2016 and put the US in a big financial hole and was trying to distroy the constitution and no body wanted him impeached for treason or crimes agains the citizens of the US.

  34. IN a country of 322,000,000 of which 120,000,000 voted, and of which 60,000,000 Voted for Trump…. How far do you think a couple hundred thousand signatures will get. Lol, remember this, of the 200,000,000 registered voters, 30% being democrat, 26% being republican, don't think you are just up against the 26%… You are up against the additional 44% or 90,000,000 who don't care that you lost the election. It wasn't the Right, or the Left who put Trump in office, it was the Independent voters who think both the Democrats and the Republicans are complete nut jobs. He won because Americans had no faith in what the left offered, that coupled with CNNs and the likes obvious propaganda of misinformation and lies. America has spoken

  35. YOU PEOPLE SIGNING THIS PETITION MUST WANT THAT SHARIA CRAP DUMBO AND KILLARY WANTED TO BRING IN. THIS ISNT GERMANY, THIS ISNT GOING THROUGH AND YOU HAPPY SUBVERSIVES KNOW IT.

  36. Any man that grabs women by the p***y is not fit for office of US President!
    He is a lying, cheating, egotistical monster!
    Hilary would not have been any better, she has lied and she is a murderer!

  37. Idiots who signed this stupid petition need to get their heads out of their assholes. Trump won't get impeached because the Republicans control Congress.

  38. WHAT ARE YOU IDIOTS TALKING ABOUT, THIS IS A PROPAGANDA NETWORK WITH A IDIOT SPEAKING. YOU ONLY HAVE 200,000 because that's how many voted for Hillary, YOU dipshits

  39. all the dumbass liberals screaming and saying that he needs to be impeached yet hes done great things, you just cant accept the facts and you don't want to listen to anything that affects your retarded agenda

  40. Watching delusional and desperate liberals and the crooked liberal media self implode and make fools of themselves
    on a daily basis until the end of 2024 will be entertaining to watch. Hilarious.

  41. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Awe sucks to you liberal retards!! 10 months later and still nothing hahahahaha!! Life must be so miserable for you guys. Poor little babies.

  42. this is indoctrinated sheep being told by the media what the outcome would be and when the outcome didn't match what the media said it would be this is what happens. millions of people that can't conform with the reality of the day. maybe the media should go back to reporting the news and getting out of the business of manipulating the people on what to think. just saying.

  43. Oh quiet you little weirdo. What a joke ! Go back to your moms basement and play with your dolls. You and this channel are a fucking joke….looser

  44. Whatever it takes to get captain chaos out of office and in a cell, having the best prison relationship with big Richard ever. Believe me.

  45. Well, sorry dems, before the impeachment, alot of the dems will be welcoming to gitmo holiday hotel.Marshall law will be activated and there will be no law.Just look at burma, and is no good.

  46. Wow where were you people when Obama should have been impeached and tried for treason for falsely becoming president when he knew he wasn't a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN and it was covered up . Natural born citizen means your parents are born citizens . What about all the illegal crap he did ? What about how he ripped our country apart and divided even worse racially.

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