Tag Archives: impeachment

Lindsey Graham: Adam Schiff Is Damaging The Country

Fox News reports: Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is preparing for a likely impeachment trial in the Senate, and he lambasted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for his actions in leading the inquiry into President Trump. “Adam Schiff is doing a lot of damage to the country,” Graham said. “And he needs to stop.” Schiff is …

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Trump: Dems Are Impeaching Because They Hate Me

Deadline reports: President Trump claimed in a Sunday tweet that Democrats are changing impeachment guidelines hours before the next House Judiciary Committee hearing. Trump said the “No Due Process, Do Nothing Democrats” chose to adjust the guidelines 48 hours before the “Impeachment Hearing Hoax” scheduled for Monday because “the facts are not on their side.” The Judiciary Committee on Saturday …

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Nadler: Vote On Impeachment Articles Coming Soon

The Hill reports: House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that he is confident in the case against President Trump ahead of a vote on impeachment. “We have a very rock-solid case,” Nadler said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think the case we have if presented to a jury would be a guilty verdict in about …

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Pence: Dems May Not Have The Votes To Impeach

Fox News reports: Mike Pence doesn’t believe “it’s a foregone conclusion” that House Democrats will secure enough votes to pass articles of impeachment. In an exclusive interview on “Justice with Judge Jeanine” airing Saturday, Pence responded to the House Intelligence Committee’s 300-page report. “I don’t yet know what’s going to happen in the House. I know that Speaker Pelosi has …

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House Judiciary Committee Issues Impeachment Report

Reuters reports: Previewing potential articles of impeachment, the House Democrats on Saturday issued a lengthy report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary Committee do not spell out the formal charges against the president, which are being drafted …

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Los Angeles Times: We’ve Seen Enough, Impeach Him

From the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times: The Times’ editorial board was a reluctant convert to the impeachment cause. We worried that impeaching Trump on essentially a party-line vote would be divisive. It is also highly likely that Trump would be — will be — acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate, and that, rightly or wrongly, he would point …

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MSNBC’s John Heilemann: I Guarantee Trump Will Get Another Country To Interfere If He’s Not Convicted

“We are now in a situation where Donald Trump last summer after Bob Mueller testified: he got up the next day, picked up the phone and did foreign interference again, invited foreign interference from Zelensky. “What is going to happen at the end of January when by all reasonable reckonings he is acquitted in the Senate? What is going to …

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Justin Amash: I’m Ready To Vote For Impeachment

He’ll probably be the only non-Democratic vote: Rep. Justin Amash said Friday that he is prepared to vote for three articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, ensuring that Democrats won’t be the only ones to impeach the President when the historic vote hits the floor as soon as this month. Amash, a Michigan independent who left the Republican Party …

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WH Tells Nadler They Will Boycott His Hearings

Fox News reports: The White House said Friday it will not participate in House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings, blasting the inquiry as “completely baseless” in response to a deadline from Democrats. “House Democrats have wasted enough of America’s time with this charade,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone said in a scathing letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., obtained …

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Hundreds Of Legal Scholars Back Impeachment: The President’s Conduct Is Exactly What This Remedy Is For

Law & Crime reports: Days after three out of four prominent legal scholars agreed at a congressional hearing that it’s been shown that President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses, hundreds of legal scholars–and counting–have signed their names on an open letter to Congress. The letter was published Friday on Medium by the Protect Democracy Project, which styles itself as a …

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REPORT: Pelosi’s Tipping Point Was WSJ Ukraine Article

The New York Times reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi was planning to deliver back-to-back eulogies at funerals here and in South Carolina during a busy weekend of late September travel when she saw an explosive headline in The Wall Street Journal: “Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine to Investigate Biden’s Son.” For months, Ms. Pelosi had resisted calls for impeachment. It would be …

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Graham Swats Down Demand For Schiff To Testify

Politico reports: On Wednesday, a conservative backbencher in the House issued an explosive request to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham: Subpoena the phone records of House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. On Thursday, Graham had a succinct response: “We’re not going to do that.” President Donald Trump has joined in as well, tweeting on Thursday that he wants to call Schiff, …

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Napolitano Thinks Trump Will Testify On Own Behalf

I don’t believe it but it WOULD be terrific: Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano told America’s Newsroom that he believes President Donald Trump will testify in the now-likely impeachment trial. “If you go to a Senate trial, who testifies on behalf of the president?” anchor Bill Hemmer asked Napolitano on Thursday. “Himself,” Napolitano responded. “You believe that could happen?” Hemmer …

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Biden Won’t Voluntarily Appear At Trump’s Senate Trial

ABC News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden is responding unequivocally to a top White House official who said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is demanding a full Senate trial, featuring live witnesses, if and when the House sends over articles of impeachment. Trump reiterated his demands for Biden to testify in a Thursday morning tweet: “We will have Schiff, …

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BREAKING: Pelosi Authorizes Articles Of Impeachment

USA Today reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Congress had to act in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump because of his failure to faithfully execute the law, a phrase that echoed the reasoning for the Declaration of Independence from England. “The president abused his power for his own personal political benefit,” said Pelosi, D-Calif. “The president’s …

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LIVE VIDEO: Pelosi Makes Impeachment Announcement

The Associated Press reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to make an unusual public statement at 9 a.m. EST Thursday in regards to the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. It comes after Pelosi asked Democratic members behind closed doors on Wednesday if they were ready to take the next step, and reportedly received a resounding yes. Thursday’s announcement …

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Pelosi To Make Impeachment Announcement At 9AM

The Daily Beast reports: Nancy Pelosi will make an announcement on the “the status of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry” into President Trump on Thursday morning. The House Speaker will discuss what happens next in the inquiry at 9 a.m. ET from the Speaker’s Balcony Hallway, where in September she announced the launch of the impeachment inquiry. Her office …

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Top Psychiatrists Warn Congress That Trump’s “Brittle” Mental State Could Become Dangerous Due To Hearings

The Independent reports: A group of mental health professionals led by a trio of preeminent psychiatrists is urging the House Judiciary Committee to consider Donald Trump’s “dangerous” mental state arising from his “brittle sense of self-worth” as part of its inquiry into whether to approve articles of impeachment against him. “We are speaking out at this time because we are …

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January Left Entirely Blank On 2020 Senate Calendar

Roll Call reports: The Senate has released its calendar for 2020, but the year will begin with a giant question mark because of a possible impeachment trial. The month of January is missing from the calendar entirely. The schedule for days in session for January and early February is predictably in flux because, absent an agreement, the Senate could convene …

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Live Video: Judiciary Committee Impeachment Hearing

The Associated Press reports: Same pillared House hearing room. Different chairman with his own mission. When House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler gavels open Wednesday’s impeachment hearings against the nation’s 45th president, he’ll launch the business of actually writing an indictment against Donald Trump. The question is no longer whether to impeach Trump. It’s on what charges — abuse of …

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