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March 24, 2020
While continuing to support President Trump in policy decisions, advocate for Trump at the U.S. Supreme Court with amicus briefs (Trump v. Mazars), and arguing for Trump's "recess appointment" power, Prof. Williams ended his pro-Trump U.S. Senate campaign.
Since early 2016, Williams has supported candidate and then President Trump with his group "Law Professors for Trump." He zealously defended Trump in the House's fake-impeachment proceeding.
Most recently, Prof. Williams filed a Supreme Court amicus curiae brief supporting Donald Trump, his family, and his business against more harassment by House Democrat.
In the Trump v. Mazars consolidated cases, Williams argues that the subpoena harassment is part of the establishment's legislative punishment of Trump -- an unconstitutional attainder.
(Williams made the same attainder argument in a first of its kind amicus curiae brief to the Senate Impeachment Court.)
Since January 2017, Victor Williams has zealously called for timely appointment of all Trump nominees. He advocated for elimination of the Senate filibuster in SCOTUS confirmations.
Williams praises Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and GOP leadership for judge confirmation successes and for Senate rules reform to institute a somewhat more timely confirmation votes for some Trump administrative nominees.
[In many years past, Senate confirmations took only days or weeks -- not months and years.]Williams used the Senate campaign to continue his advocacy for Trump's administration and particularly his use of the Article II, Section 2, Clause 3 recess appointment power to fully staff the government.
Victor Williams now asks Senate GOP leadership to help Trump utilize the Constitution's "Recess Appointment" option.
Democrats continue to force the Senate to use "pro forma session shams" every three days to prevent the Senate from being in longer recesses. Democrats do this for the specific purpose of blocking Trump from using his textual Article II, Section 2, Clause 3 alternative appointment authority.
According to the Supreme Court's 2014 dictate in Noel Canning, the Senate must break for 3 days (or 10 days in absence of an emergency) to trigger the recess power.
The Senate should just vote formal adjournment. And if the House disagrees with the Senate's adjournment decision, President Trump's constitutional power to adjourn both chambers is triggered.
The US Constitution's Article II, Section 3 references the House and Senate as "them" in stating:
"in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper"
President Trump could then immediately fill important empty offices, with just his notable signature on a stack of recess commissions.
In our history, many hundreds of top federal officials and judges have been recess appointed.
The temporary "recess" appointments can last up to 24 months -- until the end of the Senate's next session. Meanwhile, the Senate continues with its traditional confirmation processes.
It is very important to note that Victor Williams has strongly defended this alternative Executive appointment authority for the past four presidents -- without regard to their party.
Prof. Williams was the only law professor in the nation to defend Barack Obama's recess appointments at the US Supreme Court with an amicus brief in the Noel Canning case. He gladly makes establishment enemies in both parties by standing by this Article II principle.
Victor is thus being consistent as he heralds President Donald John Trump's recess appointment power.
On July 4, 2019 at Leadership Institute's annual Summer Picnic, Prof. Victor Williams began his run for the US Senate. He sought to jump start the Virginia GOP's primary early to find the strongest, best candidate to both defeat Mark Warner and to support Donald Trump in November 2020.
On March 24, 2020, Prof. Williams formally announced that Virginia Republicans, Democrats, and Independents have together found that best candidate to defeat incumbent, elitist, leftist Mark Warner: That man is Daniel Gade.
Prof. Williams formally withdrew his candidacy for the US Senate for Virginia -- and formally endorsed Gade.
Late Tuesday, March 24, from Colonial Williamsburg, Prof. Williams thanked all those Virginians with whom he had been honored to meet.
BREAKING NEWS---BREAKING NEWS
Virginia Senate Candidate Condemns Senate Dems, and suggests Gov Indemnify Business Disruption Insurance Claims and Kill Inflation Tax on Capital Gains.
ARLINGTON , VIRGINIA , March 23, 2020 Virginia US Senate Candidate Victor Williams today condemned incumbent Mark Warner and other Senate Democratsfor obstructing cash dispersals to American workers, loans to cover payrolls for small/medium size businesses, and desperately needed liquidity for all American enterprises.
Williams encouraged all Americans to pressure Senate Democrats to stop obstructing the emergency legislation.
Prof. Victor Williams praised President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell effort to pass emergency, immediate help for America workers.
BREAKING NEWS---BREAKING NEWS
Go Big: 3X Cash to Workers and Kill Inflation Tax to Fight Coronavirus Harm, says VA Senate Candidate Victor Williams
Virginia Senate Candidate Victor Williams Says Fight Coronavirus Economic Harm by Killing the Inflation Tax -- Index Capital Gains.
“Fight Coronavirus harm by substantial, recurring cash payments to American workers and by killing the inflation tax with an indexing of capital gains. It is time to go big.”
Today, Pro-Trump Law Professor and US Senate Candidate Victor Williams gave his strong support to President Trump’s idea to compensate American workers as our nation shuts-down to fight the coronavirus. Williams encouraged Trump not to be reined in by GOP deficit hawks.
Williams states that the payment that is being presently considered by Congress “should be trebled and made recurring monthly until the economic harm from the virus response has ended.”
Prof. Williams argued:
“American workers should not be insulted with chump change when both political parties have flushed trillions of tax dollars down Iraqi ratholes in past decades. America First means American workers should be able to pay rent, eat, and have normal lives until the war on the virus ends.”
Victor Williams also called on President Trump wage war on the coronavirus’ harmful macroeconomic effects by the simple Executive act of adjusting (a/k/a “indexing”) the taxation of capital gains to account for inflation of the cost basis.
Williams explained that Trump could quickly “Kill the Inflation Tax” by a unilateral Executive decision to change IRS math.
“While cash to workers requires congressional authorization, Trump could unilaterally change the accounting methodology the IRS uses to calculate capital gains taxation.”
Williams argued: “The unfair inflation tax is particularly cruel to older Americans who invested in a patriotic time during which Americans would “buy and hold” American companies’ stock.”
A NO WITNESSES ACQUITTAL MEANS IT WAS ATTAINDER: Historic (first) Amicus Curiae Brief Lodged by Prof. Williams with Senate's High Court of Impeachment!
Victor Williams today -- January 31, 2020 -- issued a press statement- reported here at the Roanoke Times explaining that an immediate Senate acquittal -- without calling witnesses -- will prove that the House action was not valid impeachment but was rather an (unsuccessful) attempt at attainder -- that is to "accinct" to taint, stain, and blacken Trump.
On Monday, January 27, 2020, Prof. Victor Williams lodged a historic (first-ever) Amicus Curiae brief with the Senate Impeachment Court to establish for the Senate record that House action against President Trump was an illegal "attainder" attempt.
Trump was not impeached by the House -- he was subjected to an unconstitutional attainder attempt.
In Article I, Sections 9 and 10, our Constitution's Framers banned all types of attainder -- legislative defamatory punishments.
Williams's historic Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) brief was lodged with the Chief Justice (at both the Supreme Court and the Senate) and delivered the brief to Senate offices -- both electronically and hand delivered book-form print copies.
For an original copy of the amicus curiae brief, email Professor Williams: victorwilliams@vw4v or email@example.com
January 9, 2020
"Scott Taylor Ends U.S. Senate Race: Remaining Candidate Victor Williams Questions Mark Warner's Fitness for Senate, Intelligence Committee, and Gang of Eight"
January 1, 2020
Thanks to all my supporters for their hard work last year in our joint effort to defeat Mark Warner -- with special thanks to those supporters in the Virginia Beach area (which appears now in play). My sincere wishes for all y'all to have a Happy and GREAT AGAIN New Year.
Breaking News (December 4, 2019):
Prof. Williams submits "alternative" testimony to refute anti-Trump academics testimony before House Judiciary Committee. Williams damns House's "Fraudulent Impeachment" and explains why it is patent fraud:
"The 116th House of Representatives’ harassment against Donald Trump – done in concert with swamp perfidy and deep state treachery – has now metastasized into an unconstitutional, fraudulent impeachment"Williams argues that the "fraudulent impeachment ordeal" is an unconstitutional "Attainder" (i.e. prohibited legislative punishment of an individual meant to blacken targeted person's reputation).
Read Professor Williams' Full Testimony Statement here.
____On July 4, 2019, Pro-Trump law professor Victor Williams announced his run for the U.S Senate for Virginia.
Victor runs as a Republican insurgent in an attempt to pressure (or at least embarrass) the indolent GOP establishment to get serious about putting Virginia in play for the 2020 election.
Trump can win Virginia in 2020.
The hard-left extremist Mark Warner can be defeated in 2020.
Victor was an early-2016 Trump advocate who launched Law Professors for Trump to support the candidate and then President Trump, his administration, and his America First Policies -- in the media and in the courts.
Victor joins with most all Virginians in believing that:
"Virginia's history, America's history, our Republic's Founders, our Constitution's Framers, our patriotic observances, our monuments, and -- yes -- our historic statues should be celebrated. Our past must be protected as it is our future's foundation."
Victor chose the Leadership Institute’s [non-partisan]Annual Conservative July 4th Soiree for his campaign's formal launch.
Virginians from all across the Commonwealth attended the celebrated event in beautiful Occoquan Regional Park.
Victor had the honor of being introduced by the renown Virginian, conservative-champion Morton Blackwell.
At the July 4th event, Victor urged all potential Senate candidates against Warner to join him in beginning their campaigns early.
The truth must be told. Warner betrays Virginia Values and Virginia Voters. Warner may continue to talk moderate on the fake-news Sunday talk shows -- but he walks hard-left along with AOC+3 and that extremist ilk.
From his home of Arlington, to Abingdon, to Accomack, Victor is receiving exceptional grassroots support for his early campaign to convince the national and commonwealth GOP to get serious about supporting Trump and defeating Warner in 2020.
Victor was honored to join forces with Alexandria Republicans at the grand 2019 "Irish Festival" held at Waterfront Park in historic Alexandria, Virginia. He eagerly took his fight for Virginia Values straight to the hometown of hard-left, extremist Mark Warner:
SPECIAL 2019 ELECTION ANALYSIS
Following the November 2019 Virginia Commonwealth legislative elections, Victor Williams reasserted his strong belief that Mark Warner will be defeated and that Trump would carry Virginia in 2020.
Williams offered the unique analysis that Democrats' claimed success was only the result of biased judicial gerrymandering of district lines done in January of 2019.
Professor Williams asks all to read the Washington Post article excerpted below:
Headline: "Federal judges choose Va. redistricting map favorable to Democrats; six GOP House districts would get bluer," Washington Post, January 23, 2019."
"RICHMOND — Federal judges have selected a Virginia House of Delegates redistricting map that appears to heavily favor Democrats, redrawing the lines of 26 districts and moving several powerful Republicans into unfavorable configurations."
The biased federal judges rigged the Virginia Commonwealth legislative elections ten months before they happened.
There was no November 2019 Democrat Blue Wave in Virginia.
Just one more example of leftist judicial obstruction to the processes of our Democratic Republic.
November-December 2019: Facebook Does Not Like a Pro-Trump US Senate Candidate Traveling to Canada
This notice is to alert media (and all supporters) that Professor Williams has returned to the United States from Quebec City earlier than planned.
Williams had been has been examining North American trade issues and analyzing the recent Canadian elections.
Media interviewers and bookers scheduled to make contact through his Canadian cellphone number should use the U.S. phone numbers and email accounts instead.
It seems that Facebook objects to Williams' international travels.
The social media giant has frozen his campaign page.
Yes, the all powerful Facebook has notified Victor Williams (an attorney, law professor, and 2020 candidate for the United States Senate for Virginia ) that he should not be traveling outside the country -- if he wants to continue to use their platform for his campaign.
Read the notice Professor Williams received from the social media platform while he was in Canada:
"You can't publish as your Page right now
We're requiring people who manage Pages with high potential reach to:
- Confirm your primary country location so we can confirm where you are based
Until you complete the steps above, any actions you take on your Page will be shown from Victor Williams, not Victor Williams for Virginia: 2020 Campaign US Senate for Virginia."
International travel by a pro-Trump professor is Verboden says Herr Zuckerberg.
As of early December, Victor's Facebook campaign page is still frozen,
All, of course, just more part-in-parcel establishment reaction to -- and promotion of -- anti-Trump "Russia-Hoax" foolishness.Even as he continued to conduct interviews regarding the House's fake-impeachment of Trump, Professor Victor Williams spent a few weeks of academic research into trade issues and the recent Canadian elections.
The selfie just outside the walls of beautiful Old Quebec City does not imply endorsement of -- or opposition to -- candidates shown. Sometimes a selfie is -- just a selfie.
Williams' US Senate Campaign reminds that financial contributions or in-kind assistance are not allowed from non-US citizens (i.e. foreigners).
So anti-Trump/anti-Williams crazies should not waste energies on generating false "French Canadian Collusion" narratives.
October 11, 2019: BREAKING NEWS:
Professor Victor Williams is interviewed by Moscow's Sputnick News regarding his argument that House's Fake Impeachment is an Unconstitutional Attainder.
September 27, 2019: BREAKING NEWS:
Professor Victor Williams issues a press release condemning House's Fake Impeachment of President Trump as an unconstitutional attainder -- prohibited legislative punishment.
Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution states that “[n]o bill of attainder…shall be passed.”
The House may not punish or harm any individual -- including Donald John Trump.
"Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now formally stamped an institutional imprimatur on the continued House harassments intended to punish and harm Donald Trump.
Following another deep-state assault against Trump, House committees are operating under Speaker Pelosi’s recycled 2016 “resistance” umbrella for so-called "impeachment" inquiries.
Speaker Pelosi needs to be reminded that the U.S. Constitution’s Article II, Section 4 has an exacting “high crimes” evidence standard for a valid House impeachment.
President Trump did absolutely nothing wrong in his telephone call with the Ukrainian leader.The full House needs to be reminded that the U.S. Constitution explicitly forbids legislative harassments – that is punishments of direct harm or even reputational harm -- such as those of a fake, partisan impeachment.
Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution states that “[n]o bill of attainder…shall be passed.”
The House may not punish or harm any individual -- including Donald John Trump.Read more here.
Victor Metros from Virginia into D.C. at least once a month to proudly attend First Trump Tuesdays hosted at the beautiful Trump International Hotel.
Prof. Williams (who is a Law and Economics specialist) analyzes the world-class Trump International Hotel as being symbolic of the successful work of Donald John Trump to "Make America Great Again."
In a remarkably short time period, American businessman Trump transformed the decaying Old Post Office pavilion at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave into a beautiful one-of-a-kind hotel.
Our great 45th President is accomplishing exactly the same transformation of our nation's economy through reciprocal trade deals, tax cuts, and deregulation.
Trump's economic success is despite constant obstruction by climate-crazy, globalist-appeasing, establishment-invertebrates from both parties.
Every time Victor walks into lobby of the Trump International Hotel, he is even prouder to be an American than the time before.
Victor wishes that every American -- indeed every citizen of every nation in the world -- could come visit this demonstration-project of American exceptionalism.
Contrary to fake-news and the Democrat-Socialists' lies, Trump does not even own the property. It's a rental.
Trump should be viewed as the nation's "best tenant." He leased the property from Uncle Sam for 60 years so as to do upgrades at his own expense.
That is not "corruption" as yelped by those fake-media socialists (intellectual children who have never owned a business -- not so much as a bloody paper-route).
Rather, the Trump International Hotel represents the 21 Century possibilities of America.
And a builder-president like Thomas Jefferson or Donald Trump is never finished rebuilding and expanding. Whether it is a remodel of Monticello, or the Louisiana Purchase, or the Southern Border Wall, or the acquisition of Greenland, a great president works every day to strengthen America's economy.
At the September event at the Trump International Hotel, Victor found Americans from gathered from across the nation who supported his U.S. Senate race again Mark "Russia Hoaxer" Warner.
All there were receptive to Victor's America-First, Pro-Growth, Anti-Tax Senate campaign messages.
And they were even more supportive of Victor Williams' 2016 "Law Professors for Trump" audacity. Victor joined them in pledging to fight for President Trump's 2020 reelection.
In the fall of 2019, Victor took his campaign directly to the heart of the "Peoples Republic of Arlington" when campaigning for a week at the annual Arlington County Fair.
Victor's message is patriotic not partisan. He calls for:
"ALL VIRGINIANS (of any -- or no -- partisan affiliation) -- LET US STAND PROUD WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP!"
Even while campaigning as a Republican, Victor respectfully asks for the support of Virginia's proud Independents, Virginia's many Libertarians, and Virginia's moderate, disaffected Democrats.
All across the Commonwealth, Victor argues:
"Mark 'Russia-Hoaxer' Warner must be defeated. Warner betrays Virginia values and Virginia voters as he follows other extremists, like AOC+3 and their ilk, in A hard-left lurch."
And below is an independent media interview, in need of some editing at the beginning, with Prof. Williams at the Arlington County Fair:
Victor has a commitment to the early FUNDRAISING so important for any candidate challenging Warner who is bought-and-paid for the DC swamp.
It is late for the GOP to start fundraising for 2020.
Still, Victor expresses hope that Republican Party officials (state and national) will prioritize immediate fundraising and then dedicated direct support for the eventual nominee to defeat Warner in 2020.
Have no doubt that the Democrat establishment and the DC Swamp's money machine have been fundraising for Warner non-stop since his last election.
The DC Swamp has already raised huge amounts of out-of-state money to protect their bought-and-paid-for incumbent in 2020.
The DC Swamp certainly gets its money's worth from Senator Warner.
For over a decade, when the DC establishment ordered Warner to "jump," he responded "how high?"
Now when the AOC+3 socialists and other extremists order Warner to "jump," he dutifully responds: "how far left?"
BREAKING NEWS -- July 8, 2019
Just four days after Victor urged his potential competitors against Warner to join the race this summer, former congressman Scott Taylor (on July 8th) announced his intention to run.
Victor commended Taylor for his quick decision to join him in the contest. Victor praised Taylor for his “stellar service to our nation – both in the military and in Congress.”
As Victor welcomed Taylor to the race, he expressed hope that other anti-Warner Senate contenders would also join the race early, saying: "With all Trump-supporters working together, I know that Mark ‘Russia-Hoaxer’ Warner will be soundly defeated.”
Professor Victor Williams as Citizen Lawyer
Taking to heart Thomas Jefferson's example and historic Virginia’s ideal of a "citizen lawyer," Victor has long been engaged in civic projects and political affairs.
Raised hardscrabble in Arkansas, Victor was a first-generation college grad from Ouachita Baptist University (He took his BA in Theology/Philosophy a few years after Governor Mike Huckabee and several years before the exceptionally-talented Sarah Huckabee Sanders were students at Ouachita Baptist).
Victor left Arkansas to secure a K-12 teaching certificate and then a graduate degree from Harvard University. Victor taught both parochial and public school with the picture below from a sixth grade class in Dallas.
Victor first prepared for his "citizen-lawyer" life by earning law law degrees from George Mason's Antonin Scalia Law School, Columbia University Law School, and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Victor practiced that "citizen-lawyer" life while teaching law in New York City, Washington, and Baltimore, and particularly during the years he lived in Virginia, in Maryland, and now again in Virginia.
During his first years as a Arlington resident, when then teaching at the Catholic University of America's Columbus School of law, for example, Victor proudly accepted the 2001 GOP nomination and stood for the Virginia House of Delegates (48th District).
Here campaigning at the Arlington County Fair, Victor's 2001 message for the House 48th District race:"Put Arlington First."
Victor is a proud member of the Federalist Society, the Heritage Foundation, and the Republican National Lawyers Association.
Victor has been active in the Federalist Society since he founded the Federalist Society's University of California-Hastings chapter and lead it during his three years of law school. He served as a National Student Editor of the Federalist Society's Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy while he also was Articles Editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.
Most recently, Victor was at the Federalist Society's 2019 Supreme Court Review held at the historic Mayflower Hotel.
Victor is perhaps best known as the legal academic who has been a loyal Trump supporter since early-2016. When those in the leftist academe criticized his Trump advocacy, Victor responded by doubling-down in his Trump support. Albeit with a decidedly disruptive spin.
Victor generated an exceptional amount of national media attention to the fact that Cruz was not a "natural born" American as the Constitution requires. Cruz was and is a natural-born Canadian who held his Canadian citizenship until 2014.
In order to establish "standing" for the ballot challenges and law suits against Cruz, Victor filed as a "write-in" candidate for president in nine states. Soon after Cruz withdrew from the primary race, Victor withdrew his write-in candidacy. Victor formally endorsed Donald Trump prior to the 2016 GOP Convention.
Victor then founded and still chairs "Law Professors for Trump" to independently fight for candidate Trump, for President Trump, and for America First policies - in the media and the courts.
The national association of law professors endorses and is dedicated to President President Trump's 2020 reelection.
Victor has been very critical of biased, anti-Trump federal court rulings particularly from several rouge trial judges claiming national injunctive power and from certain appellate panels of the Circuit Courts of Appeals.As noted above, Williams has challenged the constitutional legitimacy of the 20 ongoing congressional investigations into Donald Trump, his family, his businesses, and his taxes. The House abuses are unconstitutional.
Williams reminds that Congress is explicitly forbidden to engage in law enforcement, prosecutorial, and judicial functions.
Prof. Williams asserts that the various congressional antics are just the latest shameful stage in the elitist, establishment crusade against disruptive Donald Trump and the 2016 American voters.
Virginia's elitist incumbent Mark Warner had led these dangerous, shameful actions.