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High crimes and misdemeanors?

OR

High crimes OR misdemeanors.

misdemeanor......a minor wrongdoing.

Does the POTUS have to commit a High crime AND a misdemeanor in order to be impeached?

It doesn't seem logical to say an individual has to commit a high crime AND a misdemeanor.

Murder someone and you are innocent UNLESS you commit a misdemeanor (illegal parking)?

What were THEY thinking when THEY drafted that law/rule?

I'm going with OR.

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It's my understanding that

the offence must be one that could be punishable by jail or prison time. I'm fairly certain that parking violations don't result in such punishment. Simple assault is a misdemeanor while felonious assault which includes actual injury another matter. I would think that the committing one (intentional) felony would be enough to justify impeachment but that, with misdemeanors, such would need to show a pattern of or habitual abuse of law. Intentionally gunning down a person Times Square should be a no-brainer while suggested acts of coercion may not be.

Trump is experienced in the business world which has its own set of ethics. Persuasion can come in both ethical and unethical forms where neither is viewed as a criminal act. Positive and negative incentives (trick-or-treat) are both part of the game. Sometimes it is difficult to separate the two depending on the wording used. A thug might tell you that he won't beat you up if you pay him for the privilege. He poses it as a positive incentive rather than the negative "I'll beat you up if you don't pay me". Whether or not this is a crime depends on the intent. That decision would be up to a judge and not a political body, IMO.

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RE:the offence must be one that could be punishable by jail

must?

Not punishable by removal from office?

impeached?

Some CEO from MacDonalds was "impeached" for having a relationship with an employee.....he would not have had a prison sentence /jail time.

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It's interesting that no one calls it anything but

"consensual", yet he's gone. Not even a suggestion of an 'improvement' in her evaluations.
In fact, the takeaways of most mainstream analysts is it shows that #metoo has reached into the boardroom. Surprises me also.

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"Trump is experienced in the business world which has its

own set of ethics."
Yes, indeed.

BTW the Bible has much to say on good and bad business practices, from short weights to looking downblouse.
Not widely known.

An old Roman era cargo shipwreck was found mostly intact. The lead archaeologist said the captain's quarters had only one set of weights, a true one. He was surprised. Happy

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