President Obama was clearly in violation of the Democrats’ new abuse of power standard.

In March 2012, Obama asked then-outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell incoming President Vladimir Putin that he would have more flexibility after the U.S. election that fall to negotiate about the placement of anti-missile defenses in Poland and Romania.

According to Reuters, Obama said, “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” The infamous moment was caught on tape.

Obama had to appear to be tough with Russia for the sake of his reelection and political gain.

“Neither Nadler, Schiff nor then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, nor even the leaders in the Republican Congress, pushed for Obama’s impeachment for putting at risk U.S. security,” Western Journalism reports.

“He engaged in a quid pro quo: If Putin does not push me on deployment of anti-missile defenses now, I promise I can give him a better outcome for Russia after I’m re-elected,” Western Journalism added.

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Even a Snopes fact-check asserted the truth of this moment: “A hot microphone picked up President Obama telling Russian President Dmitri Medvedev he would have more flexibility to negotiate on issues such as missile defense after the 2012 election.”

In a second abuse of power, President Obama himself acknowledged that he had no constitutional authority to act unilaterally regarding the status of those who are in the country illegally.

Obama explained, “I am president, I am not king. I can’t do these things just by myself. We have a system of government that requires the Congress to work with the executive branch to make it happen.”

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However, Obama instituted his Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program in June of that year by executive order.

“Republicans and even “Saturday Night Live” later pointed out that Obama acted in a lawless fashion, but there were no widespread calls on Capitol Hill to impeach the president, and certainly no impeachment inquiries opened,” Western Journalism concluded.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz released a document that listed 76 of President Obama’s “lawless” actions.

“The President’s taste for unilateral action to circumvent Congress should concern every citizen, regardless of party or ideology.”

“Rule of law is extremely important to Senator Cruz and he believes all administrations, no matter from what party, should be held accountable to following the rule of law and tenants of the Constitution. He will continue working to shine a light on this administration’s lawlessness as long as it continues,” the report stated.

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Cruz writes, “Rather than honor his duty, President Obama has openly defied it by repeatedly suspending, delaying, and waiving portions of the laws that he is charged to enforce…

“When President Obama disagreed with federal immigration laws, he instructed the Justice Department to cease enforcing the laws,” Cruz added.

“He did the same thing with federal welfare law, drug laws, and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. In more than two centuries of our nation’s history, there is simply no precedent for the White House wantonly ignoring federal laws and asking others to do the same.”