Originally Posted by UpsideDownWorld11 View Post
Abuse of power isn't a federal crime. Its an opinion. Any President (past or future) is possibly guilty.
Obstruction of Justice? How? House made the rules absent a court order. Its unclear what power they even have to subpoena. Besides the President has wide discretion on what he can and can't comply with for national interest. He released the transcripts, he doesn't have to help stage his own witchhunt. Again, any President can fall into this article.
I don't think Democrats want this to go to trial as long as Biden is the front runner.
Abuse of power, in the form of "malfeasance in office" or "official misconduct," is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official capacity
, which affects the performance of official duties. ... Abuse of power can also mean a person using the power they have for their own personal gain. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abuse_of_power
Obstruction of Congress:
Whoever, with intent to avoid, evade, prevent, or obstruct compliance, in whole or in part, with any civil investigative demand duly and properly made under the Antitrust Civil Process Act, willfully withholds, misrepresents, removes from any place, conceals, covers up, destroys, mutilates, alters, or by other means falsifies any documentary material, answers to written interrogatories, or oral testimony, which is the subject of such demand; or attempts to do so or solicits another to do so; or
Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law under which any pending proceeding is being had before any department or agency of the United States, or the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress—
Shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1505