Impeachment

Doug Jones: Do GOP Senators Really Want The Truth?

“For Americans to have confidence in the impeachment process, the Senate must conduct a full, fair and complete trial with all relevant evidence regarding the president’s conduct.  “I fear, however, that we are headed toward a trial that is not intended to find the whole truth. For the sake of the country, this must change. Every trial is a pursuit …

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Poll: Impeachment Likely To Boost Black Voter Turnout

Axios reports: A majority of black Americans are more interested in voting in the 2020 presidential election than they were in 2016, according to a national survey of 1200 black voters and non-voters. Black voter turnout declined significantly in 2016 nationally and in key swing states, ultimately contributing to Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump. New details from focus groups …

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Blumenthal: 5-10 GOP Senators Doubt McConnell

“I’ve talked to anywhere from five to 10 of my colleagues who have very severe misgivings about the direction that Mitch McConnell is going in denying a full, fair proceeding with witnesses and documents. My hope is that they will say publicly what Sen. Murkowski did, and really hold Mitch McConnell accountable.” – Sen. Richard Blumenthal, speaking to the Connecticut …

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Trump Spends Xmas Ranting About “Crazy Nancy”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a pair of tweets Christmas night, decrying what he called a “Scam Impeachment.” The tweets come a week after the House voted largely along party lines to impeach Trump. The two articles of impeachment accuse Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Why …

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GOP Senator: Pelosi Has No Right To Hold Articles

The Hill reports: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said Sunday he does not think Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has the power to hold the articles of impeachment the House passed last week from the Senate. “Frankly, I don’t think the speaker has the right to do this,” Blunt said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” in response to Pelosi’s decision not …

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Jeff Flake To GOP Senators: You Will Also Be On Trial

From Jeff Flake’s op-ed in the Washington Post: To my former Senate Republican colleagues, I don’t envy you. It might not be fair, but none of the successes, achievements and triumphs you’ve had in public office — whatever bills you’ve passed, hearings you’ve chaired, constituents you have had the privilege of helping — will matter more than your actions in …

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Trump Camp Claims $10M Haul After Impeach Vote

The Rising reports: An official for President Trump’s 2020 campaign said Friday that it has raised $10 million over the course of two days following the historic impeachment vote in the House this week. “Every time the Democrats in the media into a frenzy like they did on Wednesday with the vote, we collect more data — we have greater …

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Congress Leaves Town With Trial Plan Deadlocked

The Associated Press reports: Congress has headed home for the holidays leaving plans and a possible timeline for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in disarray. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted Thursday that Senate Republicans must provide details on witnesses and testimony before she would send over the charges for Trump’s trial. No deal, replied Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …

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McConnell Mocks Pelosi: It Doesn’t Really Give Her Leverage Not To Send Us Something We Don’t Want

NBC News reports: McConnell criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for taking the “highly unusual step” of waiting to transmit the approved House articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate. McConnell said he didn’t understand the move by Pelosi and said, while cracking a smile, that he didn’t agree with the idea that delaying the transmission might give her …

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Queens Newspaper Headline: “Queens Man Impeached”

The Queens Daily Eagle reports: Former Jamaica Estates resident Donald Trump was impeached Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives. He is the third president to be impeached in United States history — and the first from Queens. The entire Queens House delegation voted in favor of impeachment. “Today, I voted to impeach President Donald Trump … I did so …

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AOC Rips Gabbard For “Present” Impeachment Vote

The New York Post reports: “Today was very consequential, and to not take a stand one way or another, on a day of such great consequence to this country, I think is quite difficult,” Ocasio-Cortez told reporters after the historic vote Wednesday, adding, “We are sent here to lead.” Rep. Gabbard (D-Hawaii) did not speak on the House floor, while …

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Nancy Pelosi: I’ll Send The Articles To The Senate After Mitch McConnell Reveals His Plan For Trump’s Trial

NBC News reports: Speaking to reporters, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — who must send the two House-passed articles of impeachment to the Senate before a trial of the president can begin — said she had no intention of taking action until she heard from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about this plans. Pelosi said she will move forward “when we …

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Lindsey Graham Rages: If Pelosi Doesn’t Send Us The Articles, She Is Committing “Constitutional Extortion”

NBC News reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday said that House Democrats would be committing “Constitutional extortion” if they did not allow the Senate to promptly act on approved articles of impeachment against President Trump. Following the House votes to impeach the president on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declined to say when, …

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McConnell: Pelosi Is Afraid To Send Me The Articles

The Associated Press reports: The top Senate Republican is denouncing the “unfair” House impeachment of President Donald Trump and reassuring Trump and his supporters that “moments like this are why the United States Senate exists.” Sen. Mitch McConnell, in a Thursday floor speech, accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of being afraid to send “their shoddy work product to the Senate” …

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Trump: Nancy Pelosi Is Stalling On My Senate Trial

The Hill reports: President Trump early Thursday accused Democrats of wanting to “Do Nothing” with the articles of impeachment that passed the House late Wednesday. After Wednesday’s vote, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declined to say when or if Democrats would deliver the articles charging Trump with abuse of power over his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress to the …

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Gabbard Votes “Present” On Impeachment Articles

The Daily Beast reports: The Hawaii Democrat and presidential candidate, one of the last members of her party to come out in support of the impeachment inquiry, voted “present” for the two votes on the articles of impeachment against Trump and was nowhere to be found during four procedural votes on Wednesday morning or during the six hours of scheduled …

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BREAKING: Trump Impeached By US House Vote

NBC News reports: With the vote still ongoing, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump on the first article for abuse of power. This followed weeks of testimony related to his dealings with Ukraine and hours of fiery debate over the process. Trump is only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. The …

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Insiders: Trump Going “Crazy” Over “Tainted Legacy”

This is a satisfying story: Real estate mogul, billionaire, reality show host, late-night show punch line, populist rabble rouser, norm-busting leader — impeached president. “Obsessed” is how one former White House official described Trump’s mindset about how people will remember him. Trump, the ex-official said, has told people around him that impeachment would leave his presidency “tainted.” “His image is …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Debates Impeachment Articles

Politico reports: Wednesday will be a historic day. The House will vote to impeach a president of the United States for only the third time in history. It‘s been a tumultuous journey to get to this point and is sure to lead to blockbuster moments. The whole House will gather to begin debating on two articles of impeachment at 9 …

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Fox News Analyst: Impeachment Is “Acutely Needed”

“James Madison, the author of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, feared a government that was strong enough to protect the people would become too strong for the people to control. “It would use its powers not for the nation’s betterment but its own. When the government fails to control itself, he argued, when the president becomes a law …

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