Tag Archives: impeachment

Trump Admits He Cut Romney Out Of Virus Task Force: “I’m Not His Fan And I Don’t Really Want His Advice”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday admitted he’s still holding a grudge against Mitt Romney, the only GOP senator to be left off a congressional task force on reopening the U.S. economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump was asked by a reporter at Sunday’s coronavirus briefing at the White House whether leaving Romney off the list meant the president …

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Romney Only GOP Senator Not On COVID Task Force

The Hill reports: Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) is the only Republican senator not on a congressional task force created by the White House to study reopening parts of the country shuttered by the coronavirus. A list released by the White House on Thursday afternoon of the “Opening Up America Again Congressional Group” included nearly 70 senators, including all 52 of …

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Attack Ad: Trump Wasn’t Distracted, He Just Didn’t Care

The Huffington Post reports: The latest scorcher of an attack ad by the Republican Lincoln Project concedes Donald Trump had other priorities before launching his lackluster battle against COVID-19. But he wasn’t distracted by impeachment, as he claims. Instead, he was too busy golfing and packing people into campaign rallies, according to the message released Thursday by the conservative group. …

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Former Intel IG: Trump Fired Me For Doing My Job

Politico reports: The intelligence community watchdog removed abruptly late Friday by President Donald Trump says he believes Trump ousted him because of his evenhanded handling of a whistleblower complaint that ultimately led to the president’s impeachment. “It is hard not to think that the President’s loss of confidence in me derives from my having faithfully discharged my legal obligations as …

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RETRIBUTION: Trump Fires Intel Inspector General

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he is firing the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community who was involved in triggering an impeachment probe of the president last year. In a letter to key lawmakers, Trump said he planned to remove the official, Michael Atkinson, in 30 days, saying, “it is vital that I have …

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Dem Rep Roasts “Idiot” Mitch McConnell For Claiming Impeachment “Diverted” Trump’s Attention From Virus

Mediaite reports: Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “an idiot,” Tuesday, before adding that he hopes “the people of Kentucky understand that they have a senator who is not serving their best interest in any way.” After being asked on the Dean Obeidallah Show about McConnell’s claim that the impeachment attempt against President Donald Trump …

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MAGA Media Blames Impeachment For Virus Spread

The Washington Post reports: The new talking point of President Trump’s media allies is that his lackluster response to the coronavirus isn’t his fault but the fault of those who pursued impeachment by distracting him. Breitbart’s Joel Pollak wrote a timeline of the events with a headline of “Democrats Pushed Impeachment While Coronavirus Spread.” Sean Hannity referenced Pollak’s piece and …

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John Bolton: My Testimony Wouldn’t Have Mattered

The Associated Press reports: Former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday denounced the House’s impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump as ”grossly partisan” and said his testimony would not have changed Trump’s acquittal in the Senate, as he continued to stay quiet on the details of a yet-to-be-released book. Bolton contended that the House “committed impeachment malpractice,” drawing some …

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George Conway: We Might Have To Impeach Again

George Conway writes for the Washington Post: “So we’ll probably have to do it again.” So said the already-once-impeached President Trump on Thursday in the East Room, musing about the possibility he could become the first president to be impeached more than once. And on the very next day, as though he were competing for it, Trump showed precisely why …

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Dems Target Vulnerable Senators In New Big $$$ Ads

The Washington Post reports: The Senate’s impeachment trial of President Trump may have ended, but the political fallout will continue for weeks and possibly months to come. A pair of Democratic super PACs on Friday announced reservations for a several-million-dollar digital ad campaign targeting Republican senators in Arizona, Maine and North Carolina, two days after the trio voted to acquit …

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Sen. Rick Scott Calls For Constitutional Amendment To Require House Supermajority To Impeach Presidents

Fox News reports: Fresh off the Senate impeachment trial that resulted in President Trump’s acquittal, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is calling for an amendment to the Constitution that would make it more difficult for presidents to be impeached. Scott’s amendment would require a super-majority of three-fifths of the House of Representatives in order to approve articles of impeachment, instead of …

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LIVE VIDEO: Glorious Leader Boasts About Acquittal

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump is set to respond to being acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial at high noon Thursday at the White House and all indications are that he will lash out. He gave a preview of what he can be expected to say when he appeared at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier Thursday, rejecting calls from …

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Fox Analyst: Trump Is Clearly Guilty Of High Crimes

 Andrew Napolitano’s writes for Fox News: The Senate impeachment trial of President Trump ended not with a bang but a whimper. What different outcome could one expect from a trial without so much as a single witness, a single document, any cross-examination or a defendant respectful enough to show up? Because the solicitation that Trump committed was a crime against …

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Utah Biggest Paper Hails Romney’s “Profile In Courage”

From the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune: He could have voted with the rest of the Republican members of the Senate of the United States to acquit the president of the United States on both of the articles of impeachment brought by the House of Representatives. He could have rationalized it — to himself, to his party, to …

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Trump Tweets Meme Claiming He’ll Be President “4EVA”

The Associated Press reports: For Trump, there was one overriding message to draw from his acquittal: Even at a time of maximum political peril, it’s his Republican Party. One day after Trump avoided talk of impeachment in his State of the Union address and argued that he had delivered on his 2016 campaign promises, the president already was moving to …

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Hillary: 52 Republican Senators Just Violated Their Oath

The Hill reports: Former Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted Wednesday afternoon that 52 Republican senators betrayed their oath of office by voting to acquit President Trump. Clinton’s remarks follow the U.S. Senate’s 48-52 final vote that resulted in Trump’s acquittal on two articles of impeachment. The president needed 34 votes in favor of ‘not guilty’ …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Votes On Impeachment Articles

The Guardian reports: The US Senate prepared on Wednesday to acquit Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, ending the impeachment process and further clearing the skies over the White House as the president angles for re-election. The Senate was scheduled to vote separately on the two articles of impeachment beginning at 4pm. The vote …

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Romney Will Vote To Convict Trump On One Article

The New York Times reports: Senator Mitt Romney of Utah said Wednesday that he would vote to convict President Trump of abuse of power, making him the first Republican to support removing Mr. Trump for his bid to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. “I think the case was made,” Mr. Romney said in an interview in his Senate …

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Red State Dem Sen. Doug Jones Will Vote To Convict

Politico reports: Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who faces a tough reelection race in Alabama, will vote to convict President Donald Trump on both articles of impeachment. Jones made the announcement hours before the Senate is expected to acquit Trump over charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. “Senators are elected to make tough choices. We are required to …

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Joe Manchin Calls On Senate To Censure Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), a moderate who is friendly with the White House, on Monday asked his colleagues to consider censuring President Trump as it concludes the Senate impeachment trial. Manchin has prepared a censure resolution for fellow senators to consider in the coming days, which would be a less severe rebuke than removal from …

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