|Formal Impeachment Petition:|
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Federal Official: Donald J. Trump
Your Full Name:
Your e-mail address:
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Your street address:
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Choose Impeachable Offence(s):
Signing an executive order on January 31, 2017 that imposes a selective ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries as well as establishing preferential treatment for refugees seeking asylum who are identified with "minority religions" in their country of origin (these would tend to be Christians). According to the Supreme Court, "the clearest command of the Establishment Clause is that one religious denomination cannot be officially preferred over another." Trump told Christian Broadcast News that his executive order was intended to give priority to "Christians" seeking asylum over "Muslims." Therefore the executive order violates the "clearest command of the Establishment Clause." We also have clear evidence as to his intent prior to signing the executive order, as Trump has made numerous statements indicating his intent including his stated desire to implement a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslim immigration.
And/or Other Impeachable Offence(s):
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Example: "Failing to divest himself of financial conflicts-of-interest before taking office, as evidenced by his children (as opposed to a blind trust) being in control of his businesses. As a result, Trump's businesses are profiting from his position as president, in violation of the Emoluments Clause of Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution."
Donald J. Trump has abused his power by ...
|Formal Impeachment Petition||U.S. House of Representatives|
Washington, DC 20515
The petition of Jane Q. Public, a citizen of State, and of the United States, respectfully showeth that in accordance with Jefferson's Manual section LIII, 603; impeachment may be set in motion by charges submitted by a memorial, which is usually referred to a committee for examination. This memorial sets forth that, Donald J. Trump has abused his power as President of the United States of America by :
Having thus submitted to your honorable body the aforementioned offence(s), observe that it appears that one or both of the following charges to be true:
- That the said Donald J. Trump has, in their capacity as President of the United States of America, been guilty of usurping a power which the laws of the land did not give them.
- That said Donald J. Trump has exercised their power, usurped or legitimate, to the detriment of every citizen of the United States.
Wherefore, and inasmuch as the said Donald J. Trump has violated the most sacred and undoubted rights of the inhabitants of these United States, your petitioner prays that the conduct and proceedings in this behalf, of said Donald J. Trump, may be inquired into by your honorable body, and such decision made thereon as to your wisdom and justice shall seem proper. Such consideration to include the appointment of managers to conduct the impeachment trial in the Senate, and to inform the Senate of these facts by resolution (Manual Sec. 607; Deschler Ch 14 Sec. 9) for trial and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States;
And your petitioner, as in duty bound, will pray.
Jane Q. Public
1234 Mockingbird Ln
Springfield, State 55555