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Impeach Trump ... the following is from my post to Medium.com

Impeach Donald Trump. A few years ago, a police officer chased down a “bad guy”. After a few blocks, a capture took place with the police person handcuffing the bad guy to a local post while waiting for a squad car. The bad guy asked: “what did I do?” The police officer confirmed: “being stupid in public.” Fast forward, for the past year, or more, Donald J. Trump--repeatedly--has been stupid in public. If it were not acts in and around an individual’s election attempt, not only to the position of the most powerful person in the world, but for ANY position representing someone else, Mr. Trump’s actions would be laughable and good theatre, his specialty. Two elements of Mr. Trump's candidacy have popped up that take Mr. Trump from simply being stupid in public to a borderline criminal level. First, the borderline criminal act: Challenging the Russians to hack a private server in the U.S.A. Many applauded Donald Trump's invite, as he continues to keep alive Mrs. Clinton’s 30,000 emails, conveniently not knowing that Mrs. Clinton was within the law when deleting personal emails. Additionally, and now it is becoming serious, Mr. Trump--due to his candidacy--is given a daily briefing on our nation's security issues. It is clear that Mr. Trump did not execute a treasonable act in inviting the Russians to hack Mrs. Clinton’s computer, as some suggest. Yet, it is clearly a legal definition, yet he is a security risk and everyone should be very concerned. What to do? IMPEACH! Merriam-Webster offers a simple impeach definition: To charge (a public official) with a crime done while in office To cause doubts about the truthfulness of (a witness, testimony, etc.) Merriam-Webster adds a full definition of impeach: Transitive verb 1a : to bring an accusation against 2b: to charge with a crime or misdemeanor; specifically : to charge (a public official) before a competent tribunal with misconduct in office 2c: to remove from office especially for misconduct 3: to cast doubt on; especially, to challenge the credibility or validity of Yes Mr. Trump (or Mr. Manafort), the above does link to a “public official” so… American Heritage Dictionary offers: Official (ə-fĭsh′əl) adj. 1. Of or relating to an office or a post of authority: official duties. 2. Authorized by a proper authority; authoritative: official permission. 3. Holding office or serving in a public capacity: an official representative. 4. Characteristic of or befitting a person of authority; formal: an official banquet. 5. Authorized by or contained in the US Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary. Used of drugs. n. 1. One who holds an office or position, especially one who acts in a subordinate capacity for an institution such as a corporation or governmental agency. 2. Sports A referee or umpire. Clearly, now that Mr. Trump is receiving daily national security briefings he raises the public Mr. Trump to an “official’ level or status. This article asks for someone to--at a minimum--put Mr. Trump on notice of possible impeachment so maybe he will realize the seriousness of his action/s. He has back-stepped to say his invite to the Russians was merely sarcasm! The President of ANY country--especially ours--does not have the luxury of sarcasm, in public, or if just in his own mind. Being sarcastic speaks to his lacking of proper temperament, another topic already in daily discussions of why Mr. Trump is NOT qualified to be our President.

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