LAS CRUCES, NM- A former law professor running for U.S. Senate in New Mexico is suggesting that both Biden and Obama could be subject to retroactive impeachment according to the standard House Democrats are now applying to President Trump.

“The House can impeach and the Senate can convict someone even after they leave office,” Clarkson argues, “with the penalty being a permanent ban from holding future office. The trial of War Secretary William Belknap clearly established a precedent that Congress retains impeachment jurisdiction over former officials, as did the 1797 impeachment trial of Tennessee Senator William Blount, which proceeded even after he was expelled by his fellow senators.” 

“If House Democrats are sincere about their concern for the rule of law and want to be consistent,” Clarkson said, “they should initiate additional impeachment inquiries against former Vice President Biden and former President Obama.”

As Vice President, Joe Biden allegedly threatened to cut foreign aid to Ukraine until the firing of a prosecutor investigating a natural gas company employing his son. He also flew his son to China aboard Air Force Two, and despite Hunter Biden having no private equity experience whatsoever, China invested $1.5 billion in his firm ten days later, mere months after the younger Biden was discharged from the military for drug use.

Clarkson suggests former President Barack Obama could be caught in the same net. 

“President Obama openly solicited foreign interference to aid his reelection prospects in 2012, and he did it on a hot mic in a room full of complicit reporters,” Clarkson said. “How is that not quid pro quo? At the very least he was shaping national security policy for political advantage.”

“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. “After my election, I have more flexibility.”

Medvedev responded, “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”

Former President Obama told then-Republican nominee Mitt Romney, “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back,” during a 2012 presidential debate.

“We know the Obama administration was warned about Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and didn’t stop it,” Clarkson said. “Was that the tradeoff he agreed to with Putin? Conspiratorial? Perhaps. Plausible? Absolutely. These are fair questions that deserve to be vigorously investigated given the newfound concern among House Democrats about malfeasance in foreign policy. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” 


About Dr. Clarkson:

In addition to holding both a BA and an MBA from Rice University, Dr. Gavin Clarkson is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School where he was president of the Native American Law Students Association, a member of the Federalist Society, and the first tribal member to earn a doctorate from the Harvard Business School.

Named the nation’s “leading scholar in tribal finance” by The Financial Times, Dr. Clarkson has been cited by Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today on matters of tribal finance, economic development, and federal Indian law, subjects he has taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Montana, the University of Houston, and New Mexico State University