Tag: Impeachment

House Judiciary Committee Hires Trump Legal Critics for Investigations

WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee said on Tuesday that they have retained two elite white collar litigators and prominent legal critics of President Trump to help begin inquiries into some of the most sensitive allegations involving the president, including ethics violations, corruption and possible obstruction of justice. The committee’s chairman, Representative Jerrold […]

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Virginia Democrat Backs Off Effort to Open Impeachment Inquiry Against Fairfax

RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia state legislator who intended to begin impeachment proceedings against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax backed off on Monday after African-American lawmakers demanded there not be a rush to oust Mr. Fairfax, who is black, over accusations of sexual assault while the state’s white governor and attorney general are refusing to resign […]

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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 calls to quit after admitting […]

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House of Pain for President Trump

With the political madness of recent weeks — the shutdown and the smackdowns, the incitements and the indictments — it’s easy to forget there is much actual governing to be done by the new Congress: bills to introduce, nominees to consider and, for House Democrats in particular, oversight of the executive branch to conduct. Major […]

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A Case Against Impeachment

You could argue that the month of January has very modestly raised the odds that Donald Trump will not finish his term as president. First, the government shutdown has demonstrated that Trump’s own incompetence suffices to cost him support in the polls and in the Senate — an indication that a larger crumbling of his […]

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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 by a spokesman for the […]

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Trump’s Michael Cohen Nightmare Is Just Getting Started

Donald Trump. Photo by Martin H. Simon/Pool via Bloomberg/Getty Images. Michael Cohen social photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images) Most Americans first heard about Michael Cohen in 2015, when the idea of a Donald Trump presidency was still a joke, albeit not a funny one. That’s when the longtime lawyer for the Trump Organization—a man we […]

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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, senior members of Congress said […]

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The Argument: How Trump Loses the G.O.P.

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play This week on “The Argument,” could the latest bout of Trumpian chaos finally spur Republicans to turn against the president? Michelle Goldberg sees the government shutdown as most Americans’ first material taste of the […]

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What’s the Best Way to Dump Trump?

Last weekend, a smart friend of mine raised an interesting question: Would political opponents of Donald Trump rather see him removed from office via impeachment and conviction, or would we rather see him voted out of office in 2020? The question has the makings of a parlor game that could occupy the passions of anti-Trump […]

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Trump’s Impeachment Trial Is Already Underway

Rashida Tlaib, a newly elected Democratic representative from Michigan, began her tenure in Congress by saying what most members of her party are merely thinking. “When your son looks at you and says, ‘Mamma, look, you won—bullies don’t win,’” she said at a MoveOn event in Washington shortly after her swearing-in ceremony. “And I said, […]

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Just Days Into a New Congress, Liberal Freshmen Are Shaking the Capitol

WASHINGTON — It took less than 48 hours into the new Congress for some of the most liberal freshmen of the now Democratic-controlled House to upend Capitol Hill — and they see no reason to slow down. They have pressed for an ambitious and costly climate change proposal that would eliminate the use of fossil […]

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The People vs. Donald J. Trump

The presidential oath of office contains 35 words and one core promise: to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Since virtually the moment Donald J. Trump took that oath two years ago, he has been violating it. He has repeatedly put his own interests above those of the country. He has […]

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Rashida Tlaib’s Expletive-Laden Cry to Impeach Trump Upends Democrats’ Talking Points

WASHINGTON — Impeachment was always going to hang heavily over the 116th Congress. But less than 12 hours into Democratic control, a freshman House Democrat’s exuberant, expletive-laden promise crashed the bipartisan bonhomie of opening day and thrust President Trump’s fate to the forefront of a divided Washington. In a speech to liberal activists at a […]

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Too Old to Be a Freshman in Congress? Donna Shalala Doesn’t Care

WASHINGTON — The Georgetown waterfront apartment where Donna Shalala has spent part of the last two decades is half sanctuary, half résumé. There is a signed photo of Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state, walking with Ms. Shalala when both were in Bill Clinton’s cabinet. A gold coffee table is adorned with the visages […]

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The Inevitability of Impeachment

An impeachment process against President Trump now seems inescapable. Unless the president resigns, the pressure by the public on the Democratic leaders to begin an impeachment process next year will only increase. Too many people think in terms of stasis: How things are is how they will remain. They don’t take into account that opinion […]

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Raise Your Hand if You Want to Judge Trump

Twenty years ago this week, the House of Representatives forwarded articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate. Whether or not that was constitutionally warranted — it wasn’t — does any citizen on either side who witnessed or participated in that partisan dust-up honestly look back on it as an exemplary exercise showcasing […]

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Feature: These 3 Democrats Will Finally Have the Power to Investigate the White House. How Far Will They Go?

At noon on Jan. 3, the 435 members of the House of Representatives of the 116th Congress will convene for the first time in the Capitol. The chaplain will offer a prayer, the clerk will lead the chamber in the Pledge of Allegiance and a roll-call vote will be held to elect Nancy Pelosi speaker […]

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Trump Believes People Would Revolt If He’s Impeached. By ‘People’ He Means Wypipo

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) President Donald Trump really believes that if he’s impeached chaos would ensue. He honestly believes that his tiki torch mob would set this world ablaze and the world would stink of fire and brimstone. Also, what is brimstone and where can I buy it? It sounds evil and it’s usually […]

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