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  • After acquittal, Trump unleashes fury at impeachment

    02/06/2020 11:06:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 6, 2020 | By JILL COLVIN, JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER
    Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office while looking ahead to his reelection campaign. Trump, triumphantly waving a newspaper front page - “ACQUITTED” - denounced his political foes, declared the impeachment proceedings a “disgrace” and portrayed himself as a victim rather than a president accused of serious corruption. That echoed broadsides hours earlier that stunned the crowd at an annual prayer breakfast. “It was evil, it was corrupt,” Trump declared at the White House. “This should never ever happen to another...
  • Trump appears to mock Pelosi by handing out pens during USMCA signing

    01/31/2020 5:00:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/31/2020 | Tyler Olson
    President Trump appeared to mock House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week by gleefully handing out souvenir pens at the USMCA signing ceremony — a move that came after Pelosi was slammed for handing out souvenir pens with her name on them on the day she signed the resolution to transmit two articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate. Pelosi, D-Calif., gave out the commemorative pens Jan. 15 to a number of House Democrats who were involved in impeachment, a stark contrast from what she had repeatedly said was a “somber” and “prayerful” act. This led a number of commentators...
  • Trump trial could end soon; Alexander says no to witnesses

    01/31/2020 4:20:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 31, 2020 | Lisa Mascaro, Eric Tucker and Zeke Miller
    Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee will oppose calling more witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, all but dashing Democratic efforts to hear more testimony and boosting odds the Senate will vote imminently to acquit without new testimony, in a matter of days. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said late Thursday she would vote to allow witnesses in the impeachment trial, building momentum for the Democrats’ effort. But Alexander then said in a statement there was “no need for more evidence,” giving the Trump team the likelihood of a Senate vote in its direction. […] A vote on...
  • Pelosi says Trump lawyers have 'disgraced' themselves, suggests disbarment

    01/30/2020 10:18:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 129 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30, 2020 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday hammered the lawyers leading President Trump's impeachment defense, saying they've trampled on the Constitution while questioning how they've been allowed to keep their jobs. "I don't know how they can retain their lawyer status, in the comments that they're making," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. Pelosi was responding largely to comments made Wednesday evening by Alan Dershowitz, a celebrity lawyer on Trump's legal team, who asserted on the Senate floor that presidents cannot be impeached for actions designed to boost their reelections — if they believe that retaining a grip on the White...
  • White House spokesman invokes 'Spaceballs' in critique of Adam Schiff's impeachment case

    01/24/2020 10:31:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/24/2020 | Charles Creitz
    A top White House spokesman invoked the 1987 Mel Brooks classic “Spaceballs” in laying out just how flimsy lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff’s, D-Calif., impeachment case is against President Trump. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told “The Story” on Friday that the House Democrats’ case against Trump — in which they alleged abuse of power in the form of the president trying to personally benefit through foreign policy with Ukraine — effectively has no first-hand witnesses. Democrats, he said, are trying to “splice it together [and] pass it off as real.” […] “It’s all ‘your father’s brother’s cousin’s nephew’s former...
  • Face of impeachment: Schiff sets tone with appeals to Senate

    01/24/2020 6:17:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 24, 2020 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK
    In the otherwise scripted impeachment trial, it was a rare spontaneous moment: Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of President Donald Trump’s chief defenders, stopped Rep. Adam Schiff, the lead prosecutor, to shake his hand and compliment him on his arguments for Trump’s removal. Schiff is the face of the House’s impeachment case against Trump, which has made him the principal target of Trump’s ire. Though he has six managers by his side, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Schiff, her confidant, as the lead impeachment manager. He is setting the tone of the prosecution’s case. “In a way I do feel like...
  • Adam Schiff Caught ‘Fabricating’ Evidence in Huge Blow to Democrats in Senate Impeachment Trial

    01/21/2020 8:20:47 PM PST · by montag813 · 96 replies
    24News ^ | 01-21-2020 | Joe Callen
    by Joe Callen | Washington Editor A bombshell new report is derailing the Democrats' momentum against President Trump on Day One of the Senate impeachment trial. The article -- in the left-leaning Politico of all places -- on Tuesday night alleges that House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff appears to have “mischaracterized” evidence that was used in House Democrats’ impeachment investigation. But Republicans are calling the report "soft-pedaling", insisting that Schiff "fabricated evidence" in a naked attempt to "frame" Trump. Either way, the shocking late-night report has thrown the Democrats' Senate plan into complete chaos. The stunning report focuses on...
  • Trump's defense looks shaky on first day of impeachment trial

    01/21/2020 7:37:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 21, 2020 3:31 PM | Jonathan Allen
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's defense failed him at the opening of his Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had one job. He just had to collect 51 votes for the trial rules he had written, in close consultation with White House officials, to deliver Trump an acquittal quickly, quietly and with as few surprises as possible. He couldn't do it. Fellow Republicans balked at his plan so late in the game — moments before the start of the trial — that he had to order up handwritten changes sought by Democrats just to secure...
  • Mitch McConnell pulled a 'Machiavellian' move to swing Trump's impeachment trial in his favor

    01/21/2020 7:23:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 21, 2020 | Eliza Relman, Sonam Sheth
    Two weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was in a bind. Cracks were beginning to form in the ranks of Senate Republicans, and some moderate and vulnerable GOP senators were voicing their support for calling witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial — a measure McConnell and other allies of President Donald Trump were staunchly against. Then John Bolton, Trump's former national security adviser, said he was prepared to testify. The announcement was McConnell's worst nightmare. A pivotal witness who was in the president's inner circle had stepped forward and offered to testify in Trump's trial. Could McConnell and Senate Republicans...
  • Devin Nunes aide exchanged information with Lev Parnas about Ukraine campaign, documents reveal

    01/18/2020 10:10:18 AM PST · by hsmomx3 · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-18-20 | By Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju
    (CNN)New documents released Friday evening by House Democrats show communications between indicted Rudy Guiliani associate Lev Parnas and an aide to the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee in which they arrange interviews with Ukrainian officials and apparent meetings at the Trump hotel in Washington, DC, including with Giuliani
  • Pelosi to send impeachment articles for Senate trial ‘soon’

    01/10/2020 7:31:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 10, 2019 | Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will “soon” transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, signaling a potential thaw in the standoff with Senate Republicans as she warned against rushing to an acquittal without a fair trial. Pelosi, D-Calif., faces mounting pressure from Republicans and some Democrats to quit delaying the president’s trial in the Senate, three weeks after the House Democrats impeached Trump on charges of abuse and obstruction. Republicans say Democrats are embarrassed by their vote. But Pelosi countered that Democrats are “proud” of upholding the Constitution and said she doubted that Senate Republicans will do...
  • Pressure mounts on Pelosi to transmit impeachment articles, as Dems lose patience

    01/09/2020 9:26:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/09/2020 | Brooke Singman
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing rising pressure to transmit articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, as members of her own party signal they are losing patience with her delay tactics. Pelosi, D-Calif., indicated to Democratic colleagues — first on Tuesday in a memo, and again on Thursday during a press conference — that she plans to continue to hold onto articles of impeachment, at least until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., releases a resolution outlining the terms for a Senate trial. “We need to see the arena in which we are sending our [impeachment] managers....
  • Rep. Al Green: The 'genesis' of Trump's impeachment began when he was 'running for office'

    12/31/2019 6:17:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/31/2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    One of the most vocal pro-impeachment Democratic voices on Capitol Hill said the “genesis” of President Trump’s impeachment began long before the Ukraine scandal. Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, one of the first lawmakers to push for Trump’s impeachment, appeared on MSNBC on Monday and was confronted about the president, and how his allies have weaponized Green’s outspokenness against Democrats. […] “The argument goes like this of House Republicans and Trump and his allies: the Democrats wanted to impeach Donald Trump from day one, they cast about looking for a set of facts that they could plausibly use to do it,...
  • An impeachment is an accusation — nothing more

    12/25/2019 5:26:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2019 | William Dodd
    The recent impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives is an accusation that President Trump has committed high crimes — an accusation and nothing more. By law, President Trump is presumed to be innocent of the accusation until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the alleged crimes in a court of law. One of the world's oldest principles of jurisprudence, the presumption of innocence was first codified into Roman law under the sixth-century emperor Justinian: "Proof lies on him who asserts [in this case, the House] — not on him who denies [the president]." The principle was based on...
  • McConell: At 9:30am tomorrow morning, on the Senate floor

    12/18/2019 7:55:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 106 replies
    Leader McConnell on Twitter ^ | 12/18/19 | Leader McConnell
    At 9:30am tomorrow morning, on the Senate floor, I will speak about House Democrats’ precedent-breaking impeachment of the President of the United States.— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) December 19, 2019
  • McConnell rips Schumer impeachment demands, vows not to pursue ‘fishing expedition’

    12/17/2019 8:20:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell struck back Tuesday at his Democratic counterpart's calls for an in-depth impeachment trial featuring multiple new witnesses, dismissing the push as a "fishing expedition" that would set a "nightmarish precedent." "The Senate is meant to act as judge and jury, to hear a trial, not to re-run the entire fact-finding investigation because angry partisans rushed sloppily through it,” he said on the Senate floor. In a Sunday letter, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer had called for the chamber to subpoena new documents and call witnesses who had been blocked by the White House during the...
  • Judiciary Committee impeachment report alleges Trump committed 'multiple federal crimes' (bribery, wire fraud)

    12/16/2019 2:34:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/16/19 | KYLE CHENEY, ANDREW DESIDERIO
    President Donald Trump committed criminal bribery and wire fraud, the House Judiciary Committee alleges in a report that will accompany articles of impeachment this week. The report, a 169-page assessment of the case for Trump’s removal from office, contends that Trump committed “multiple federal crimes” — ones that Democrats addressed under the broad umbrella of “abuse of power,” the first article of impeachment against the president. “Although President Trump’s actions need not rise to the level of a criminal violation to justify impeachment, his conduct here was criminal,” the panel’s Democrats argue, labeling Trump’s behavior “both constitutional and criminal in...
  • The Impeachment Needle May Soon Move (Peggy Noonan)

    10/18/2019 10:24:49 AM PDT · by rintintin · 96 replies
    Peggy Noonan Wall Street Journal column ^ | Oct 19 2019 | Peggy Noonan
    Things are more fluid than they seem. That’s my impression of Washington right now. There’s something quiet going on, a mood shift. Impeachment of course will happen. The House will support whatever charges are ultimately introduced because most Democrats think the president is not fully sane and at least somewhat criminal. Also they’re Democrats and he’s a Republican. The charges will involve some level of foreign-policy malfeasance. The ultimate outcome depends on the Senate. It takes 67 votes to convict. Republicans control the Senate 53-47, and it is unlikely 20 of them will agree to remove a president of their...
  • House Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment

    10/18/2019 4:09:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/19 | Juliegrace Brufke
    House Republicans are calling for the committee chairpersons overseeing the impeachment inquiry to release the guidelines and regulations under which depositions and transcriptions of testimony are being conducted. “We write to demand the release of the rules that are governing the depositions and transcribed interviews being conducted by the joint action of your three committees,” nearly 80 GOP lawmakers said in their Friday letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Oversight and Reform Committee acting Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) "The secrecy in which these depositions and interviews are being conducted,...
  • Pelosi’s impeachment drive is all politics, no law

    10/18/2019 9:17:38 AM PDT · by billorites · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 16, 2019 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    President Trump won’t budge: He refuses to comply with demands for information because the House has not formally voted to conduct an impeachment inquiry. House Democrats won’t budge: Speaker Nancy Pelosi says nothing requires the House to vote for an impeachment inquiry before conducting one. So who is right? They both are. We are an over-lawyered society that likes to see itself as governed by the rule of law. In truth, our fundamental law, the Constitution, is about the division of political authority — particularly between the Congress and the executive, the federal government’s political branches. The ultimate check on...