Friday, June 27, 2014

US Congress Has Many Reasons for Impeaching Obama

Francis A. Boyle is an attorney and a professor  at the University of Illinois College of Law. His books include Foundations of World Order (Duke University Press: 1999) and Tackling America’s Toughest Questions (2009).   His most recent book is United Ireland, Human Rights and International Law.   He speaks to RIA Novosti about how the "US Congress Has Many Reasons for Impeaching Obama." Excerpt.

WASHINGTON, June 26 (RIA Novosti) – The US Congress can impeach President Barack Obama on many charges that do not even require hearings, Francis Boyle, a constitutional scholar and law professor at University of Illinois, told RIA Novosti Thursday.
“There are many grounds for impeachment. With the dire situation of the country, I think we need a silver bullet approach. We need to stop Obama. He can be impeached by the House on charges that do not require hearings, the evidence is all there in the public record,” Boyle, who worked with Democratic Representative Henry B. Gonzales in impeachment charges against President George H.W. Bush, said.
The expert outlined the charges that can be brought without hearings include Obama’s violation of the War Powers clause of the Constitution as well as the War Powers Act of 1973 in executing the 2011 war in Libya without Congressional authorization.

He went further, alleging that Obama is guilty “of the murder of four US citizens in violation of the 5th amendment guaranteeing due process.” Boyle referred to the drone assassinations which killed US citizens and was justified in a 2010 White House legal memorandum recently released to the public.