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“It’ll divide the country, energize Trump’s base — and anyway, he’ll never be convicted in the Senate!” Mehdi Hasan rebuts the arguments against impeachment. The post Why All the Arguments Against Impeaching Trump Are B.S. appeared first on The Intercept.

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Chuck Schumer to Nancy Pelosi, democrats are cowardly, incompetent and without courage to begin impeachment proceedings says Col. Larry Wilkerson The post Col. Larry Wilkerson on Mueller and Courage to Impeach Trump appeared first on The Real News Network.

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The White House on April 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Dear House Democrats, You told us to be patient. You told us to be cautious. You told us to wait for Robert Mueller. Well, the time for waiting is over. And the moment for impeachment hearings has arrived. Forget the mendacious […]

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Several demonstrators were arrested on Capitol Hill Wednesday as progressives rallied to demand that Democrats in the House initiate, without delay, impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The action involved a sit-in at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) office. Grassroots groups CREDO Action and By the People, the organizers, were joined in the morning by […]

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Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee—which has jurisdiction over impeachments—said Sunday that he believes President Donald Trump obstructed justice and his panel will issue document requests on Monday to dozens of people tied to Trump, including members of his family, business empire, and administration. “Tomorrow, we will be issuing document requests […]

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While Democrats are preparing to propose a joint resolution challenging President Donald Trump’s expected national emergency declaration in order to obtain funding for a border wall, one legal scholar is among those arguing the time has come to pursue a far more direct and effective method of combating the president’s lawlessness: impeachment. With Trump’s national […]

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[embedded content] In this post, I suggested that Rod Rosenstein’s call to Mueller’s office to see if they were going to release a statement pushing back against Buzzfeed’s story on Michael Cohen’s testimony might be a violation of SCO regulations protecting against “day-to-day supervision” by DOJ. In his appearance on Jake Tapper’s show today, Rudy […]

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President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Florida, on Oct. 31, 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images On Thursday, at 10.11pm ET, BuzzFeed News dropped one of the biggest bombshells of the Trump presidency: “President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie […]

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In the Atlantic, Yoni Appelbaum has a very long article making the case that the House should start the process of impeaching Donald Trump as a way to start reining in his abuses. At its core, the article argues that impeachment serves as a check on abusive Executive power, whether or not it succeeds. It […]

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Welcome to the Jungle: New Democrats Get Early Political Lesson

January 4, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—The education of the star-studded class of House freshmen has begun. Lesson one: Speaking with the bluntness of a candidate can produce swift and uncomfortable results. Rep. Rashida Tlaib learned that before lunch Friday, when her profane remarks the night before vowing to impeach President Donald Trump drew almost no support, and plenty of pushback, […]

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As the Democratic Party took control of the U.S. House on Thursday, the first day of the 116th Congress, along with the lower chamber’s leadership shift came a renewed push from some Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump. Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman (Calif.) and Al Green (Texas) on Thursday re-introduced Articles of Impeachment against Trump […]

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Welcome to the 116th Congress, where Democrats in the House will finally exert some check on the unmanageable man sitting the Oval Office. There’s a lot I’m excited about in the new Congress: the unprecedented diversity, some rules and agreements that should give progressives more sway in the House, and a fierce, talented leader holding […]

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“History,” as Mark Twain reputedly remarked, “doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” As we flip the calendar to a new year, Donald Trump would be well-advised to take careful heed of Twain’s maxim. Unless Trump suddenly discovers an untapped reservoir of self-restraint, he’s going to confront an impeachment moment reminiscent of the crisis that […]

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Democrats Raise Prospect of Impeachment, Jail for Trump

December 9, 2018           |                                       

WASHINGTON—Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. “There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump […]

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For those who fear that Donald Trump is about to lower the boom on special counsel Robert Mueller, take a deep breath and slowly exhale. Despite all you’ve heard from Trump himself, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and law professor Alan Dershowitz about the commander-in-chief’s unfettered authority to discharge any member of the executive branch […]

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