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John Oliver Makes The Case For Impeachment [VIDEO]

Mashable reports: As John Oliver breaks down in his latest Last Week Tonight segment, impeachment is no simple matter. It requires a certain number of votes in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The latter would mean 20 republican senators would need to go against Trump — making it pretty unlikely that he’d actually end up leaving office. …

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Trump To Back Primary Challenger To Justin Amash

Politico reports: Donald Trump and his top allies are moving to make Justin Amash pay for becoming the sole Republican congressman to call for the president’s impeachment. Trump and his top advisers have discussed the prospect of backing a primary challenge to the Michigan lawmaker — a highly unusual move for a president against a member of his own party …

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Trump Attacks “Nervous Nancy” For Criticizing While He Was Overseas, Which He Did To Her While Overseas

So this happened just yesterday: President Trump went after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, calling her a “nervous wreck” minutes before giving a speech commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Allied D-Day landings. “I think she is a disgrace,” Trump said Thursday in a Fox News interview. “I actually don’t think she’s a talented person. I’ve tried to be …

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Pelosi To Jerry Nadler: I Want To See Trump In Prison

Politico reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi told senior Democrats that she’d like to see President Donald Trump “in prison” as she clashed with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in a meeting on Tuesday night over whether to launch impeachment proceedings. Nadler pressed Pelosi to allow his committee to launch an impeachment inquiry against Trump — the second such request he’s made …

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Pelosi Notes Common Misconception On Impeachment: It Doesn’t Mean Immediate Removal From Office

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday noted a common misconception that the impeachment of a president means immediate removal from office, as she continued to call for a deliberate approach in building a case against President Trump. “Do you know that most people think impeachment means you’re out of office?” Pelosi said at a news …

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Former Sen. Harry Reid Reverses On Impeachment

USA Today reports: Former Senate majority leader Harry Reid, who as recently as last month cautioned Democrats about the perils of pursuing President Trump’s impeachment, now says the House should open an impeachment inquiry that might or might not lead to a formal effort to remove him from office. “It’s not the right thing to do nothing,” Reid said in …

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GOP Senator Taunts Democrats: If You Really Want To Impeach, Go Buy A Spine On Amazon And Just Do It

The Hill reports: Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) on Sunday said Democrats who support impeaching President Trump should “buy a spine” and do it. But he also said they’d regret it, pointing to polls that show a minority of voters back impeachment. “Impeachment polls right up there with skim milk with the American people. But my advice to my Democratic friends …

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Schiff: The GOP Is Now A “Cult Of Trump’s Personality”

“In terms of the impeachment process, it’s not mandated by the Constitution. We can avail ourselves of this when the president demonstrates acts that are high crimes or misdemeanors. It is certainly true that much of his conduct qualifies for that, but at the same time we have to recognize the reality that one party, the Republican Party, has turned …

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Pelosi To Kimmel: Trump “Wants Us To Impeach Him”

ABC News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that President Donald Trump actually wants to be impeached because he believes the Republican-controlled Senate would bail him out. “I think the president wants us to impeach him,” the California Democrat told Jimmy Kimmel. “He knows it’s not a good idea to be impeached, but the …

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Mueller Effect: Bookmaker Slashes Impeachment Odds

The Hill reports: An Irish sports bookmaker has significantly lowered the odds President Trump will be impeached following a Wednesday statement from special counsel Robert Mueller. BoyleSports, Ireland’s biggest independent bookmaker, slashed the odds Trumps will be impeached in his first term from 8/1 to 2/1, according to an announcement from the bookmaker Thursday. The odds of Trump resigning in …

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Nancy Pelosi: Slow Your Roll On Impeachment, Our Case Must Be Compelling Enough To Sway Republicans

Referring to the time it took to impeach Richard Nixon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this afternoon effectively urged Democrats to slow their roll on impeachment calls, saying, “We want to do what is right and what gets results.” Pelosi also said that the press is overlooking the House Democrats who have yet to back an immediate start to impeachment hearings: …

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Mayor Pete: Mueller’s Statement Was “As Close To An Impeachment Referral As It Gets,” Congress Can Act

Politico reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg joined other 2020 candidates in calling for impeachment proceedings after special counsel Robert Mueller’s Wednesday statements on his report. Several other candidates also called for impeachment after the speech in which Mueller said that his team was not confident that the president did not commit a crime. “After that investigation, if we had …

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Cory Booker Gets There: Time To Begin Impeachment

Insider New Jersey reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker on Wednesday joined other Democrats in calling for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump. The New Jersey senator endorsed the idea of impeachment shortly after special counsel Robert Mueller addressed the findings of his two-year probe for the first time Wednesday. Booker joins a number of other 2020 White …

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MICHIGAN: Amash Gets Standing Ovation, Accuses Pelosi Of Dragging Her Feet On Impeachment [VIDEO]

CBS News reports:  The only Republican in Congress to accuse President Trump of impeachable conduct faced voters in his Michigan district Tuesday, receiving a standing ovation from many who saluted his “courage” while sparring with some former supporters who faulted him for embracing a Democratic “smear attack” against Mr. Trump. During a two hour event that was originally scheduled to …

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Senate GOP Vows To Quickly Quash Impeachment Try

The Hill reports: GOP senators say that if the House passes articles of impeachment against President Trump they will quickly quash them in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has broad authority to set the parameters of a trial. While McConnell is required to act on articles of impeachment, which require 67 votes — or a two-thirds majority …

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REPORT: GOP Rep May Challenge Trump As Libertarian

The Hill reports: There is growing buzz that Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) will leave the Republican Party to mount a challenge against President Trump as the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate. That could have major implications for Amash’s home state of Michigan, which Trump carried by fewer than 11,000 votes in 2016. Amash, a former attorney who was first elected to …

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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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POLL: Support For Impeachment Rises 5 Points To 45%

Reuters reports: The number of Americans who said President Donald Trump should be impeached rose 5 percentage points to 45 percent since mid-April, while more than half said multiple congressional probes of Trump interfered with important government business, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released today. The opinion poll, conducted on Monday, did not make clear whether investigation-fatigued Americans wanted House …

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Pelosi Warns Dems: Own The Center Left Mainstream

The New York Times reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not believe President Trump can be removed through impeachment — the only way to do it, she said this week, is to defeat him in 2020 by a margin so “big” he cannot challenge the legitimacy of a Democratic victory. That is something she worries about. “We have to inoculate against …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham In 1998: Failure To Comply With Congressional Subpoenas Is An Impeachable Offense

Newsweek reports: Senator Lindsey Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump’s, once said that a president’s refusal to comply with congressional oversight was an impeachable offense. In a video unearthed from December 1998 circulating on Twitter on Friday, the South Carolina legislator passionately states that Richard Nixon could have been impeached for failing to comply with subpoenas from Congress. …

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