Faithful execution of the law does not permit the President to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law.Once again here is Joe Biden discussing one of his trips to Ukraine:
I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk (sp) that they would take action against the state prosecutor and they didn't. So they said they had were walking out the press kind of said I'm not gonna go or we're not gonna give you the billion dollars, they said you have no authority you're not the president. The president said, I said 'Call him'. I said I'm telling you you're not getting a billion dollars. I said you're not getting a billion...Say GAO, why weren't you interested when Joe Biden and Obama (since Biden said Obama was on board) substituted his own policy priorities for those that Congress enacted into law? Where was the report? Did anyone even investigate? It doesn't matter if the delay was 6 seconds or 6 months. Joe clearly "substituted his own policy" and threatened to withhold money. Isn't that the so-called "crime" that Trump is being impeached for? If it wasn't a crime under Biden, how is it a crime now? Also since the GAO wants to say the following:
524 U.S. 417, 438 (1998) (the Constitution does not authorize the President “to enact, to amend, or to repeal statutes”). Instead, he must “faithfully execute” the law as Congress enacts it. U.S. Const., art. II, § 3.Then why didn't the GAO charge president Obama of violation of immigration law, as passed by Congress, when he created DACA and DAPA out of thin air? Since that, according to the GAO is a "violation of law" and therefore a "crime", Why wasn't Obama impeached? Serious question since the GAO says that the president can't NOT execute the laws passed by Congress.
The Constitution grants the President no unilateral authority to withhold funds from obligation. See B-135564, July 26, 1973.So again, since Biden clearly made a "unilateral" decision to withhold funds from Ukraine until a prosecutor who was investigating the company Biden's son worked for, was fired. It would seem to me that the GAO should have investigated the action and declared the Joe was in "violation of law". Didn't happen. Why not?
The President may temporarily withhold funds from obligation—but not beyond the end of the fiscal year in which the President transmits the special message—by proposing a “deferral.”4 2 U.S.C. § 684. The President may also seek the permanent cancellation of funds for fiscal policy or other reasons, including the termination of programs for which Congress has provided budget authority, by proposing a “rescission.”5 2 U.S.C. § 683. In either case, the ICA requires that the President transmit a special message to Congress that includes the amount of budget authority proposed for deferral or rescission and the reason for the proposal. 2 U.S.C. §§ 683–684.So when Biden said he was getting on the plane and if they didn't do what he asked right then and there, he had already notified Obama to notify Congress that he was holding up money? Cause it's not like he didn't get on the plane not already knowing what he was going to do. So I'd like to see that paperwork.