Wednesday, November 29, 2017

In Case You Missed It . . . H. Res. 621

1st Session

H. RES. 621

Impeaching Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors.

November 15, 2017

Mr. Cohen (for himself, Mr. GutiƩrrez, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Ms. Fudge, and Mr. Espaillat) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


Impeaching Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, of high crimes and misdemeanors.

Resolved, That Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following Articles of Impeachment be exhibited to the Senate:

Articles of Impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and all of the people of the United States of America, against Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.



In his conduct while President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, as well as his constitutional obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, and has to that end engaged personally, and through his subordinates and agents, in a course of conduct or scheme designed to delay, impede an investigation, and to conceal information sought by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the course of its investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 United States Presidential election, including any possible collusion between Russia and Donald J. Trump’s campaign.

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Note: The remainder of the text for Article I, as well as the text for Articles II, III, IV, and V can be read at the site. The entire text for H. Res. 621 can also be downloaded as a PDF

Readers may also be interested in H. Res. 438, introduced by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA-30) on July 12, 2017, that contains a single article of impeachment; the text of this earlier Resolution can be found at the Common Curator post, In Case You Missed It . . . H. Res. 438.  

Friday, November 17, 2017

Salvator Mundi

Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, or "Savior of the World," has just set a new world record for a work of art sold at auction, realizing $450,312,500 (including buyer's premium) at Christie's in New York on November 15, 2017. The work is one of a small number of surviving paintings attributed to da Vinci, and according to Christie's, was the last not already in a museum collection. The buyer has not as yet been publically revealed. The art conservator Dianne Dwyer Modestini spent several years restoring the painting, beginning in 2005.