Guns from U.S. sting found at Mexican crime scenes
(Reuters) – At least 122 firearms from a botched U.S. undercover operation have been found at crime scenes in Mexico or intercepted en route to drug cartels there, a Republican congressional report issued on Tuesday said.
Mexican authorities found AK-47 assault rifles, powerful .50 caliber rifles and other weapons as early as November 2009 that were later linked to the U.S. sting operation to trace weapons crossing the border to Mexico, the report said.
Guns from the program, dubbed “Operation Fast and Furious,” were also found at the scene of the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the border state of Arizona last December. It is unclear if they were the weapons responsible for his death.
U.S. authorities set up the undercover operation in 2009 to try to track guns bought in Phoenix on behalf of Mexican drug cartels, but many of the weapons were never traced after they left the hands of the initial buyer.
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Guns from U.S. sting found at Mexican crime scenes
I hear the cries of many highly frustrated Americans as they demand that Barack Hussein Obama be impeached for this Fast and Furious debacle.
To impeach Obama would only be the beginning of the process. Somehow I am believing that many people don’t fully understand the definition of the word impeach and impeachment.
Impeach — verb (used with object)
1. to accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office.
2. Chiefly Law. To challenge the credibility of: to impeach a witness.
3. To bring an accusation against.
Technically, Conservative bloggers and writers all over the USA impeach Obama on a regular basis. I am one of those bloggers. We make accusations against the President.
Some seem to be confused about the word impeach, some seem to believe that the act of impeachment is what removes an elected official from office.
That is not the way it works.
Impeachment, the act of impeaching the President, is initiated in the House of Representatives where charges are brought against the POTUS.
The House Judiciary Committee decides whether or not to proceed with impeachment.
If they do decide an impeachment is in order the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee will propose a Resolution calling for the Judiciary Committee to begin a formal inquiry into the issue of impeachment.
Based on their inquiry, the Judiciary Committee will send another Resolution to the full House stating that impeachment is warranted and why (the Articles of Impeachment), or that impeachment is not called for.
The Full House (probably operating under special floor rules set by the House Rules Committee) will debate and vote on each Article of Impeachment.
Should any one of the Articles of Impeachment be approved by a simple majority vote, the President will be “impeached.” However, being impeached is sort of like being indicted of a crime. There still has to be a trial, which is where the US Senate comes in.
In the Senate
The Articles of Impeachment are received from the House.
The Senate formulates rules and procedures for holding a trial.
A trial will be held. The President will be represented by his lawyers. A select group of House members will serve as “prosecutors.” The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (currently John G. Roberts) will preside with all 100 Senators acting as the jury.
The Senate will meet in private session to debate a verdict.
The Senate, in open session, will vote on a verdict. A 2/3 vote of the Senate will result in a conviction.
The Senate will vote to remove the President from office.
The Senate may also vote (by a simple majority) to prohibit the President from holding any public office in the future.
Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution says, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” In his report, Independent Counsel, Starr accuses President Clinton of committing eleven acts for which he could be removed from office by impeachment.
Are any of those acts “Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors?”
Well, that’s up to the members of the House of Representatives. According to Constitutional Lawyers, “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” are
(1) real criminality — breaking a law;
(2) abuses of power;
(3) “violation of public trust” as defined by Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers.
In 1970, then Representative Gerald R. Ford defined impeachable offenses as “whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.” An excellent definition, Mr. Former President. In the past, Congress has issued Articles of Impeachment for acts in three general categories:
Exceeding the constitutional bounds of the powers of the office.
Behavior grossly incompatible with the proper function and purpose of the office.
Employing the power of the office for an improper purpose or for personal gain.
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The Process of Impeachment of the President of the United States
And there you have it, the process required to remove a sitting President, STARTING with his IMPEACHMENT.
After looking over the list of impeachable offenses I have to wonder; why in the HELL hasn’t Congress already brought Obama up on charges? Then I remind myself, the GOP has control of the House but there are quite a few RINOs in Congress that would back Obama and claim it was because they wanted to insure the continued stability of America.
Then I think about the Democratic controlled Senate and it galls me to know, Obama could commit acts of high crimes and treason, murder, dope deals, God only knows what other vile acts, and the Democratic Senate wouldn’t have the BALLS to impeach Obama and remove his EVIL administration from power.