PressTV interviews Edward Spannaus, EIR: 'White House seeks to remove Obama' ... by invoking the Twenty-Fifth Amendment
"He was put in there precisely because he would act as a puppet ...
for Wall Street, for the London financiers, and for the British."
-- Edward Spannaus
AMENDMENT XXV.[end excerpt]
Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office
or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become
Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of Vice
President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who
shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both
Houses of Congress.
Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro
tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to
discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he
transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such
powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as
Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either
the principal officers of the executive departments or of such
other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the
President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House
of Representatives their written declaration that the President
is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the
Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of
the office as Acting President.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President
pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists,
he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the
Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of
the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may
by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro
tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
Representatives their written declaration that the President is
unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.
Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within
forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the
Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter
written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within
twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble,
determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President
is unable to discharge the power and duties of his office, the
Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting
President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and
duties of his office.
Executive Intelligence Review:
Edward W. Spannaus
Mr. Spannaus was born in 1943 in Seattle, Washington. He obtained a B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1965, and an M.S. from Columbia University in 1967. During the summer of 1964, he was one of the young Americans who went to the South taking an active part in the Civil Rights movement in the Mississippi Summer Project. In 1966-68 period, he was a tenant organizer and researched the looting practices of real estate owners in New York City. He now lives in Lovettsville, VA with his wife Nancy.
He met Mr. LaRouche in the mid-1960s, and was one of the founding members of the political-philosophical organization associated with the LaRouche political movement, the National Caucus of Labor Committees. During the 1980s, he twice served as campaign treasurer for LaRouche's Presidential bids (1984 and 1988). He was also the Executive Director of the Constitutional Defense Fund from 1984-1989. From 1989-91, he was a political prisoner, having been targeted, along with LaRouche and others, in a political frame-up directed from the highest levels of the Bush-directed "secret government."
Edward Spannaus has been on the editorial board of Executive Intelligence Review magazine since its founding in 1974, and has been its Law Editor since 1981. He has written on the American history of law from Leibniz to John Marshall, and has covered leading developments in American law in this century. He has written numerous articles on the FBI and the Justice Department. More generally, he has written hundreds of articles, over the years, on constitutional law, law enforcement, economics, intelligence and foreign policy matters. These include many articles on Whitewater, special prosecutors, and the British targeting of President Clinton.
Other areas of Spannaus's expertise include judicial corruption and prosecutorial misconduct (Abscam/Brilab to the LaRouche case), and international arms trafficking, particularly the operations run into and out of Iran 1979-86--the "October Surprise"--and the so-called "Iran-Contra" affair. Spannaus is the author of numerous EIR Special Reports on these topics, e.g., in February 1992 he authored "Treason in Washington: New Evidence on the 'October Surprise,'" and in September 1996 he co-directed an investigative team which produced a report titled "Would a President Bob Dole Prosecute Drug Super-kingpin George Bush?" proving that it was Bush's "secret government" intelligence apparatus operating out of the White House--and not the CIA--which was behind the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s.
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Private Attorney General, 18 U.S.C. 1964
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