To the Editor:
On June 10, a reader in Newmarket wrote "Biden talks about dignity in the White House! Where was he when Bill Clinton ..." Hopefully, the reader is not suggesting it is OK for Trump to be sleazy because Clinton was.
A Republican House decided to impeach Clinton, now we'll see what this Democratic House does with Trump. Clinton was charged with sexual acts and obstruction, Nixon with eavesdropping and obstruction.
There are many more grounds for impeaching Trump, including: obstruction of justice (11 counts in the Mueller report; directing his staff to disobey subpoenas, in contempt of Congress); campaign finance violations (having his "fixer" pay porn stars to keep quiet about extramarital affairs); corruption (Emoluments Clause violations, using his office to enrich himself and his family; complicit in corrupt acts of cabinet members, including wife of the Senate leader); integrity violations (false statements, defrauding students at his university, corrupt family charity, overstating assets to get loans); tax evasion (by overstating losses, which he referred to as "a game").
Then there are national security violations (undocumented talks with hostile nations, jeopardizing access to classified information by improper approval of clearances); abuse of position (misuse of emergency powers to circumvent Congress, directing investigations for personal purposes, abusing executive privilege to keep facts from Congress); maligning national heroes, intelligence agencies, judges, the handicapped, the press; human rights violations (praising neo-Nazis, separating children from their parents, inciting followers to violence); aligning himself with dictators and against allies, aiding and abetting Russia to disrupt NATO and the EU (Congress may consider why Trump defends the Russian president and appoints many with Russian connections to key positions); and accessory to "collusion" by welcoming "dirt" on political opponents from foreign powers; all to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice, in violation of his oath.