Whoever is the vice president in an administration has a good chance at being their party’s nominee for president when a current president is termed out. All eyes are on who Trump will pick as his VP and who he’s meeting about it.
On Tuesday, the ex-President Trump engaged in a conversation with Representative Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) in close proximity to Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) instruction to committees to initiate a formal impeachment process into President Biden.
Stefanik, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, acknowledged that a conversation had taken place. According to an individual knowledgeable of the dialogue, President Trump and Representative Stefanik engaged in a chat shortly after Representative McCarthy delivered the news regarding the impeachment probe at the Capitol.
“I speak to President Trump a lot. I spoke to him today,” Stefanik said to reporters covering the story.
Stefanik expressed her belief that the economic activities of the Biden family were “the biggest political corruption scandal of our lifetime.”
Stefanik’s affiliation with House Republican leadership is indicative of the enduring influence that former President Trump holds over House GOP lawmakers, as evidenced by their chat.
The New York Republican, who has been considered as a prospective vice-presidential candidate for Trump in his 2024 presidential campaign, has consistently demonstrated unwavering support for the former president during their tenure in the House. Furthermore, she was one of the initial members of the House GOP leadership to endorse the pursuit of impeachment proceedings against President Biden.
According to a report by Politico, it has been noted that President Trump engaged in a dinner meeting with Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) in the past few days, during which the subject of impeachment was deliberated.
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The confirmation of the meal between former President Donald Trump and Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has been vocal in advocating for the impeachment of President Joe Biden, was not provided by a Trump advisor.
Former President Donald Trump, who faced two impeachment proceedings during his tenure, has been vocal in urging members of the Republican Party to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden, who might potentially be his competitor in the next 2024 race.
In a post made on Truth Social in late August, the ex-president expressed his belief that Republicans ought to initiate the impeachment process against President Biden, warning that failure to do so would result in their gradual decline and loss of relevance, they would “fade into OBLIVION,” were his exact words.
McCarthy’s explicit support for impeachment materialized subsequent to his sustained belief, expressed over a span of weeks, that the investigations conducted by the House would inevitably evolve into an official inquiry for impeachment. The individual in question had encountered increasing pressure from conservative members of the House to proceed with an inquiry.
Throughout the duration of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s investigation into the business activities of the Biden family, no evidence has been discovered to substantiate claims that President Biden personally derived financial gains from his son Hunter’s business ventures, nor has it been established that he made any legislative decisions influenced by these dealings.
As we reported earlier about a different kind of case involving Trump:
Trump’s bid to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at preventing his name from appearing on the Colorado state ballot has been denied by a Colorado District Judge, Sarah Wallace. The judge ruled that Trump’s arguments invoking free-speech protections were not applicable in this case, Christian Action reports.
Additionally, it has been stated that the law clashed with a state requirement mandating the speedy resolution of questions regarding Trump’s eligibility ahead of the January 5th deadline for certifying presidential candidates for the Colorado primary.
Trump’s attorney, Geoffrey Blue, highlighted the semantic distinction between the presidential oath to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution and the 14th Amendment’s reference to those who have sworn oaths to “support” the Constitution in a filing on October 6.
The trial to determine Trump’s eligibility for inclusion on the Colorado ballot is scheduled to commence on October 30.
Donald K. Sherman, the anti-Trump group’s chief counsel, praised Judge Wallace’s decision, characterizing it as a “well-reasoned and very detailed order” in a statement released on Thursday. Meanwhile,
Geoffrey Blue, a Denver-based attorney representing Trump, has yet to respond to the outlet’s requests for comment.
Despite the fact that Trump is far and away the leading contender for the Republican nonimation, and is edging Joe Biden out in polls of all Americans, the effort by Democrats to keep him off the ballot continues.
Just as other lawsuits have, the Colorado lawsuit comes down to whether the word “insurrection” can even be applied to Trump in regard to Jan 6, and previously attempts to do that have failed. Trump has repeatedly stated his Jan 6 actions and even the congressional Jan 6 committee could not find a reason to charge him.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states those who have “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” or have “given aid or comfort” to insurrectionists may not hold public office.
Trump’s answer to the charges repeats the bottom line….his free speech rights given by the Constitution’s First Amendment, which provides that ‘Congress make no law…abridging free speech.”
Trump’s public statements that day have never been shown in court or otherwise to be of any treasonous nature, only encouraging the peaceful protest of gatherers about their views on the 2020 election.
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