Headline: "BREAKING: Obama Made Side-Deal on Iran’s Military Site, Hid Details From Congress."

UPDATE: State Department refuses to comment.


MikeD said...

If accurate, I do in fact believe that is an impeachable offense. It won't ever happen, of course, but I do believe it to be justified.

Grim said...

Here's the text of the law governing this. It appears the executive branch may have violated it, which ought to land at the President's feet. Does violating this law constitute a misdemeanor or "high crime," though? It doesn't appear to have a punitive clause.

Grim said...

Er, here is the text:


MikeD said...

Violation of this law hardly concerns me. It is the attempting to get Congress' approval on a international treaty while intentionally hiding the details from Congress that is a Constitutional breach, in my eyes. The President does not have the authority to agree to secret foreign treaties on behalf of the United States.

Grim said...

Ok, but is that a "high crime" or a "misdemeanor"?

E Hines said...

It's also out on National Review, which doesn't confirm the claim, but it does broaden the claim's reach.

As to whether Obama's breach is a high crime or misdemeanor, it doesn't matter. There aren't enough Democrat votes in the Senate to convict.

There is enough here to beat Clinton (or especially Biden, if Monica Crowley proves right) like a big, bass drum, though.

Eric Hines

Anonymous said...

The only reason these side deals are being kept secret is that Obama knows they are unacceptable to the Senators and Congressment who have the security clearances to see them.

This is a "Dreams of My Father" move ("Don't move fast, don't scare the white folk.")


MikeD said...

Ok, but is that a "high crime" or a "misdemeanor"?

Attempting to commit the nation to a secret treaty without Congressional approval? You know what, perhaps not (after all, if it is nothing more than an informal agreement, then it is not binding). Enforcing that secret treaty? Absolutely.