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SDSU offering course on removing President Trump from office

first_imgSDSU offering course on removing President Trump from office February 28, 2018 Dan Plante, Updated: 2:52 PM Posted: February 28, 2018center_img Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Donald Trump, San Diego State University FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego State University course titled “Trump: Impeachment, Removal or Conviction?” has caught the attention of national conservative media outlets, but SDSU officials said the class isn’t actually focused on getting President Donald Trump out of office.The weekend-long, one-credit class will be offered in March as part of the criminal justice program in the university’s College of Extended Studies.San Diego State University’s course description reads:“Focus will be on the two constitutional grounds: impeachment and removal (25th Amendment), and the possible charges of the independent counsel, the powers of the president, a history of the creation of that office and the comparison of divine right and rule of law leadership, presidential impeachments, including Nixon’s de facto impeachment, practically limitless grounds for impeachment, presidential immunity from indictment, and grounds for impeachment, removal, or indictment covering: conflict of interests, foreign emoluments, climate change, racism, religious bias, improper influence, nepotism, and a host of crimes, including conspiracy, false statements, and obstruction of justice.”A story about the class first appeared on Campus Reform, a website that aims to “expose liberal bias on America’s campuses.” The article states the course is “dedicated exclusively to the topic of removing Donald Trump from office.”But university officials disputed that claim.“The course presents an overall framework of impeachment, removal or criminal investigation of a president and rather than focusing on President Trump, reviews all 19 impeachments in U.S. history,” according to the university.The spokeswoman stressed that the College of Extended Studies is a self-supported entity and the course is not funded through taxpayer dollars.One of the co-authors of the Campus Reform story questioned the veracity of the university’s statement.Brandon Jones, who is also president of the SDSU College Republicans, pointed to the course’s required reading as proof of its anti-Trump agenda.The lone assigned book, Allan Lichtman’s “The Case for Impeachment,” was written following Trump’s election and attempts to “lay out the reasons Congress could remove Trump from the Oval Office: his ties to Russia before and after the election, the complicated financial conflicts of interest at home and abroad, and his abuse of executive authority,” the back cover reads.“The bottom line is they’re offering a course with a clear agenda,” Jones said. “As far as not being funded by the taxpayers I’m not going to take their word for it.”Class instructor John Joseph Cleary could not be reached for comment.Representatives from SDSU issued the following response:On behalf of Joe Johnson, interim dean of the College of Extended Studies and Joyce Gattas, dean of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts,we would like to acknowledge those who have been offended by a course offered through the College of Extended Studies, an entity of San Diego State University. In retrospect, we realize the title of the course, “Trump: Impeachment, Removal, or Conviction?” is inconsistent with the course content described.  As a result, the title will be amended to accurately reflect this course offered now and for future offerings of this course.The course presents an overall framework of impeachment, removal, or criminal investigation of a president and rather than focusing on President Trump, reviews all 19 impeachments in U.S. history.  The one-unit, weekend class is not a requirement for graduation and is not paid for by state funds.SDSU’s College of Extended Studies operates as a self-support entity and as such, does not receive any taxpayer funds. To reiterate, this course, or any other Extended Studies course is not state funded.We have received overwhelming response to this story on the KUSI News Facebook page. You can read and add your own opinion to the post below.last_img read more


Acting CJ apprises fellow judges of reasons

first_imgMd Abdul Wahhab MiahActing chief justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah on Monday apprised his fellow judges of the Supreme Court of the reasons behind the issuance of an SC statement on CJ Surendra Kumar Sinha.The acting chief justice explained the reasons in a full court meeting where all the judges of both the SC divisions were present, according to SC officials present in the meeting.Read more: Sinha to be sued if allegations found true: AnisulThe full court meeting was held in the Judges’ Lounge with the acting chief justice in the chair.At the beginning of the meeting, Abdul Wahhab Mia explained the context as to why the SC had to issue a statement a day after the departure of CJ Sinha.The chief justice flew for Australia on 13 October and the very next day the Supreme Court’s registrar general, Syed Aminul Islam, issued a statement, saying that the president, Abdul Hamid, brought 11 specific allegations of money laundering, financial irregularity, corruption and moral turpitude against SK Sinha.Read more: President raises 11 corruption charges against CJ SinhaAnd the fellow judges of the Appellate Division had declined to sit in the same bench with the chief justice following the allegations raised by the president, it added.The SC statement also termed misleading the statement chief justice SK Sinha had issued before leaving Dhaka for Australia on Friday, claiming that Sinha’s remarks (before the media) required it to issue the statement.Read more: Idiots call me a liar, Anisul about talk-show speakerslast_img read more


DMP chief promises action against cops for assaulting journos

first_imgAsaduzzaman MiaDhaka metropolitan police commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Tuesday said action will be taken against those who involved in assaulting two journalists. He also said the police were collecting report in city’s Naya Paltan area on Monday, reports UNB.The DMP boss came up with the assurance while talking to reporters who went to the DMP headquarters for submitting a memorandum protesting the incident.Terming the incident as undesirable, Asaduzzaman Mia said, “After investigation, action will be taken against those involved in the attack.”Earlier in the day, a number of journalists formed a human chain in front of the DMP commissioner’s office and later submitted a memorandum to the DMP commissioner protesting the attack on two journalists.Kamruzzaman Khan, former general secretary of the Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB), Morsalin Nomani, former general secretary of Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU), its former president Abu Darda Zubair and executive member of Dhaka Union of Journalist Golam Mostafa, among others, took part at the human chain.On Monday, Arman Kaisar, a reporter and camera person Manik of private TV channel ‘Bangla TV’ went to cover a report of a protest programme orgainsed by Dhaka South unit of BNP in front of the party headquarters.At one stage, deputy commissioner Anwar Hossain of Motijheel division physically assaulted the two journalists.last_img read more