Tag: Impeachment

Dem Rep. Lewis on Trump Impeachment Post-Mueller Report: ‘I Think That Day Will Come’

Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) offered his thoughts on the completion of Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which was submitted to Attorney General William Barr a day earlier. Lewis insisted Congress will demand the report be released to the public. The Georgia Democrat also said he still believed President […]

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News Analysis: For Trump and the System, a Turning Point and a Test

After nearly three years of investigation, after hundreds of interviews and thousands upon thousands of pages of documents, after scores of indictments and court hearings and guilty pleas, after endless hours of cable-television and dinner-table speculation, the moment of reckoning has arrived. It will be a reckoning for President Trump, to be sure, but also […]

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James Comey: What I Want From the Mueller Report

The country is eagerly awaiting the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Many people know what they want it to say — what they feel it simply must say — namely, that Donald Trump is a criminal who should be removed from office. Or that he is completely innocent of all wrongdoing. But not everyone knows […]

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Did the Clinton Impeachment Hurt Republicans?

The impeachment of Bill Clinton backfired on Republicans. It’s a sentiment repeated daily without question on cable news, in Congress and probably inside the White House. But exactly how did impeachment backfire? With two decades of hindsight, it’s not clear the Republicans faced any lasting consequences — a perspective that […]

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Washington Memo: Mueller Report Has Washington Spinning (and It’s Not Even Filed)

WASHINGTON — Television crews have been positioned outside the offices of the special counsel, the federal courthouse and, at least before they were asked to leave, the McLean, Va., home of the new attorney general, William P. Barr. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are so desperate for hints that they are […]

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Tom Steyer: Pelosi Sounds Like She Needs GOP’s ‘Permission’ for Impeachment

Appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball Monday, progressive billionaire Tom Steyer responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ruling out impeaching President Donald Trump, saying her remarks suggested she requires approval from Republicans to hold the president accountable. [embedded content] A partial transcript is as follows:  CHRIS MATTEWS: I was shocked Pelosi’s statement because it seemed to […]

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Impeaching Trump Is ‘Not Worth It,’ Nancy Pelosi Says

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, who has played down talk of impeachment for months, ratcheted up her objections to trying to remove President Trump from office in an interview published on Monday. “I’m not for impeachment,” Ms. Pelosi told The Washington Post Magazine in the interview, which was […]

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Nancy Pelosi Rules Out Impeachment: Trump ‘Just Not Worth It’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is ruling out impeaching President Donald Trump, arguing in an interview with the Washington Post Monday that “he’s just not worth it.” “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it […]

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What if the Mueller Report Demands Bold Action?

Reports that Robert Mueller will soon issue the findings of his investigation have brought a new urgency to the question of whether, assuming sufficient evidence exists, a president can be indicted while in office. Most people take for granted that both Mr. Mueller and the new attorney general, William Barr, […]

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Dem Sen. Murphy: Trump ‘Already Crossed the Threshold of What Was Brought for Impeachment’ Against Nixon and Clinton

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) stated that President Trump’s actions have “crossed the threshold of what was brought for impeachment” against President Nixon and President Clinton. Murphy said, “[T]here are so many different ways that you can check the president. The free press checks the president, the judiciary checks […]

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Editorial Observer: Oversight Season Is Heating Up in Washington

If you thought the past two years of inquiries into possible misbehavior by Trumpworld were brutal, brace yourself. Phase 2 is about to heat up. On Monday, the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee announced a wide-ranging inquiry into “the alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption and other abuses of power by […]

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How Giuliani Might Take Down Trump

Any onetime Mafia investigator who listened to the Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen testify Wednesday would have immediately recognized the congressional hearing’s historical analogue — what America witnessed on Capitol Hill wasn’t so much John Dean turning on President Richard Nixon, circa 1973; it was the mobster Joseph Valachi turning on […]

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Key House Democrat Plans to Request Documents From Dozens of People Tied to Trump

Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that he planned to request documents from more than 60 people with ties to President Trump, his administration and his businesses, including the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., as part of the committee’s investigation of the president. […]

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Dem Rep. Al Green: Trump Should Be Impeached for His Continuing Bigotry

Tuesday on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) said President Donald Trump should be impeached because Green alledged Trump has “engaged in this kind of bigoted conduct.” Green said, “And still I rise. And I rise today with love of country in my heart and a belief that the record has to […]

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Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib First to Sign Pledge to Impeach Trump

Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) are the first members of Congress to sign on to a pledge launched by a progressive advocacy organization to impeach President Donald Trump. ABC News producer Ben Siegel on Tuesday morning reported that the freshman congresswomen were first to back the pledge, which was organized by “By […]

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Tom Steyer: Until We Remove Trump from Office ‘the Country Is at Risk’

Tuesday on CNN’s “OutFront,” billionaire hedge fund manager and liberal activist Tom Steyer said until President Donald Trump was removed from office “the country is at risk.” Steyer said, “I believe that we have a crisis in the United States. The crisis is the president of the United States. And that the Constitution gives us […]

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Justin Fairfax Puts Virginia Democrats in Bind on Impeachment

RICHMOND, Va. — Justin E. Fairfax’s refusal to resign as lieutenant governor of Virginia in the face of two allegations of sexual assault has presented Democrats with an excruciating choice: whether to impeach an African-American leader at a moment when the state’s other two top leaders, both white, are resisting […]

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MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch: Trump Will Start Civil War if Impeached

Appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball Friday, contributor Donny Deutsch claimed President Donald Trump will start a civil war in the United States if he is impeached. [embedded content] A partial transcript is as follows:  CHRIS MATTHEWS: Donny, it’s great to have you on the show. I watch you on all the other shows, so I’m going to […]

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Mueller Statement Disputes Report That Trump Directed Cohen to Lie

WASHINGTON — The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election disputed on Friday a report that said President Trump had directed Michael D. Cohen, his longtime lawyer and fixer, to lie to Congress about his role in negotiations to build a skyscraper in Moscow. The rare public statement […]

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Democrats Call for Inquiry Into Report That Trump Directed Cohen to Lie

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers pledged on Friday to investigate a report that President Trump directed Michael D. Cohen, his longtime lawyer and fixer, to lie to Congress about Mr. Trump’s role in negotiations to build a skyscraper in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign. In a flurry of public statements, […]

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