Impeachment

Nadler: Impeachment Is Unlikely To Remove Trump But It’s Also “Imperative To Vindicate The Constitution”

WNYC reports: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) pressed Monday that he personally believes President Trump should be impeached as senior Democrats try to defend their recent muddled messaging on the issue. “Personally, I think the president ought to be impeached,” Nadler told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer. He acknowledged that impeachment is unlikely to lead to Trump’s removal, given widespread …

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House Dems Want Sessions For Impeachment Hearing

The Washington Post reports: Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are negotiating for Jeff Sessions’s testimony in their impeachment investigation of President Trump, an appearance they hope could bolster their inquiry given the former attorney general’s rocky relationship with Trump. Congressional aides on the panel reached out to Charles J. Cooper, an attorney for Sessions, during the summer, according to …

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California AG Sues To Block Green Cards Plan: I Can Boil It Down To Four Words, They Don’t Like Immigrants

Courthouse News reports: Painting it as an economic threat and a cruel attack on immigrants, California sued Friday to stop the Trump administration’s new rule that allows the government to deny green cards to people relying on some forms of public assistance. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Trump’s attempt to redefine the definition of a “public charge” is a …

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Majority Of House Dems Now Back Impeachment

CNN reports: A majority of House Democrats are now on record publicly supporting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, according to a CNN count — a sign of momentum for pro-impeachment lawmakers that is likely to ramp up pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic leaders. The current number of impeachment backers may not necessarily, or immediately, …

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Chuck Schumer Dodges On Supporting Impeachment

Politico reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday dodged questions on whether he would support the House beginning a formal inquiry to impeach President Donald Trump. “I believe that … Speaker Pelosi is handling this appropriately,” Schumer told reporters. Schumer’s deference to Pelosi comes after Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, said over the …

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Nearly Half Of House Dems Now Back Impeachment

Politico reports: Four more rank-and-file Democrats called for opening an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Sunday, inching lawmakers closer to a significant symbolic milestone: a majority of all House Democrats. Though the steadily climbing total may not move Speaker Nancy Pelosi off of her resistance to opening a formal impeachment inquiry, Sunday’s burst of support suggests momentum behind …

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POLL: Impeachment Support Unchanged Post-Mueller

ABC News reports: Among those who read, saw or heard about Mueller’s testimony, 47% said it made no difference in their views about impeaching the president. The public hearings had opposing impacts based on partisanship: among Democrats, 48% said they are more likely to support the process of impeachment that could ultimately lead to Trump’s removal from office, 8% said …

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Pelosi On Impeachment: I’m Not Trying To Run Out The Clock, We’ll Proceed When We Have What We Need

CNN reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to her Democratic critics Friday who say she’s not moving fast enough on impeaching President Donald Trump and promised her approach wouldn’t be “endless.” “No, I’m not trying to run out the clock,” Pelosi said at a news conference on Capitol Hill. “Let’s get sophisticated about this, OK?” Pelosi repeated her long-standing position …

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Schiff: Be Realistic, Only The Voters Will Remove Trump

“We do need to be realistic, and that is, the only way he’s leaving office, at least at this point, is by being voted out, and I think our efforts need to be made in every respect to make sure we turn out our people. Should we put the country through an impeachment? I haven’t been convinced yet that we …

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NAACP Votes Unanimously To Support Impeachment: Trump’s Misconduct Has Proven He Is Unfit To Serve

Politico reports: Delegates to the NAACP’s annual convention voted unanimously on Tuesday to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump, with the group’s president saying Trump is “unfit to serve this country.” The push to come out against Trump was initiated by Rep. Al Green (D-TX), who has put forth several impeachment measures in the House. While the vote is …

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137 House Democrats Vote Down Impeachment Article

The New York Times reports: The House on Wednesday killed an attempt to impeach President Trump for statements that the chamber condemned this week as racist, turning aside an accusation that he had brought “ridicule, disgrace and disrepute” to his office. But 95 Democrats signaled their support for impeachment, while 137 opposed it — a dramatic split signaling trouble ahead …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Votes On Articles Of Impeachment

The Week reports: The House will reportedly vote on shortly whether to immediately consider articles of impeachment against President Trump. After House Democrats passed a resolution Tuesday condemning President Trump’s “racist comments” against four Democratic congresswomen, Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) filed articles of impeachment against the president, using a House rule to force a vote in two legislative days. More …

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House Likely To Reject Third Attempt On Impeachment

The Week reports: The House is slated to vote Wednesday afternoon on whether to immediately consider articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, the first barometer of efforts to remove the president by the Democrat-led House. The move, forced by a Democratic lawmaker from Texas who used a procedural mechanism that required action within two days, is unlikely to succeed. Speaker …

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Veterans Call For Trump’s Impeachment In New Video

The Huffington Post reports: As Donald Trump insisted military leaders he ordered to join him at his controversial July Fourth bash were “thrilled” to be there, a group of veterans issued a video Thursday calling for the president’s impeachment. “Not only is [Trump] cruel — I believe he’s also a criminal,” says Marine Corps vet Marie Delus, one of several …

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Whip List: 74 House Reps Currently Back Impeachment

Axios reports: 73 House Democrats and one House Republican now publicly support launching an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, according to an Axios analysis. The whip count surged in the aftermath of Robert Mueller’s statement last week, and again after Trump told ABC News that he would consider accepting intelligence on opponents from foreign nationals. But even still, pro-impeachment Democrats …

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Steyer To Run Impeachment Ads During Fox & Friends

Reuters reports: Billionaire Tom Steyer will air a new commercial on “Fox & Friends” Friday and Monday advocating for impeachment. Steyer’s group “Need to Impeach” is putting $700,000 behind the ad and timed the commercial’s airing with the hope that President Trump, a frequent viewer of the Fox News show, will see it. “Right now, Donald Trump is committing crimes …

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GOP Rep Is First Republican To Call For Impeachment, Trump Hits Back With “Total Lightweight Loser” Insult

Fox News reports: Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., broke with his Republican colleagues Saturday when he claimed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling showed President Trump engaging in “impeachable conduct.” Attorney General William Barr, Amash argued, “deliberately misrepresented” that report in not emphasizing clear evidence of obstruction on Trump’s part. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel responded …

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