Tag: Impeachment

Democrat in Competitive California District Joins Call for Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Representative Katie Porter, a law professor who narrowly flipped part of Republicans’ Southern California stronghold to the Democrats in last year’s midterm elections, said on Monday that she would support opening an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The announcement makes Ms. Porter one of the first to endorse impeachment of the 40 or […]

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Trump to America: Who’s Going to Stop Me?

In a new interview with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos, parts of which were released on Wednesday evening, Donald Trump announced his willingness to betray and subvert American democracy, again. Asked what he would do if he were offered foreign dirt on an opponent in 2020, he said he’d take it, and pooh-poohed the idea of […]

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Donald Trump Jr. Tells Senate Intelligence Panel He Stands by Previous Statements

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr. told Senate investigators on Wednesday that he did not inform his father at the time about a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer promising “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and that he was not kept abreast of negotiations over a proposed real estate project in Moscow, a person familiar with […]

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Trump Is Obsessed With the ‘I-Word’—and No, the ‘I’ Doesn’t Stand for Idiot

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) President Trump knows that the Democrats are split on whether or not to start impeachment proceedings, and while he’s reportedly convinced he won’t be impeached because, in his words, he’s done nothing wrong, that hasn’t stopped him from becoming fixated with the idea, both good and bad, of impeachment. He’s […]

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House Approves Court Action to Enforce Democrats’ Subpoenas

WASHINGTON — The Democrat-led House voted on Tuesday to authorize the Judiciary Committee to go to court to enforce two subpoenas related to Robert S. Mueller III’s investigative findings and to empower other panels to move more quickly to court in future disputes. The resolution, which passed along party lines, 229 to 191, grants the […]

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House Approves Court Action to Enforce Subpoenas of Barr and McGahn

WASHINGTON — The Democrat-led House voted on Tuesday to authorize the Judiciary Committee to go to court to enforce two subpoenas related to Robert S. Mueller III’s investigative findings and to empower other panels to move more quickly to court in future disputes. The resolution, which passed along party lines, 229 to 191, grants the […]

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As a Black Man, I Understand Why Democrats Don’t Want to Impeach Trump

Photo: Getty Images (Justin Sullivan) Contrary to what most people think, almost every black person I know honestly believes in the noble ideals of America. We think it is self-evident that all men are created equal. The history of Africans in America is nothing if not the desperate, fruitless pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. […]

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Pelosi and Schumer Are Playing Too Nice

If the triumph of Trumpism is the most important recent development in American political history, then the second most important is the mobilization of liberal and left-wing voters to challenge the president’s authoritarian politics. This mobilization drove the Women’s March, where a day after Trump’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands came to Washington to protest against […]

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The Impossibility of Impeachment

Polling outfits routinely ask historians and political scientists to rate the presidents from worst to best. It’s an inherently frustrating exercise. Does “greatness” depend on what a chief executive accomplished or instead on his ability to bend Congress to his will and influence his successors? How should we evaluate a president like Lyndon Johnson, who […]

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House Backs Off Holding Barr in Contempt in New Resolution

WASHINGTON — After weeks of pledging to hold Attorney General William P. Barr and the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II in contempt for defying subpoenas, House Democrats appear poised to pursue an alternative path to try to force them into sharing information. A resolution that the House Rules Committee unveiled on Thursday […]

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If Trump Belongs in Jail, Democrats Should Impeach Him

Speaking in Normandy, where she’s leading a congressional delegation marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made it clear that she wouldn’t fight Donald Trump on the beaches. “I don’t talk about the president while I’m out of the country. That’s my principle,” she told reporters. (Trump, unsurprisingly, has no such code. […]

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Nancy Pelosi to Dems: I Don’t Want to See Him Impeached, I Want to See Him in Jail! Suurrrreeeeee She Does

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats during a meeting Tuesday night that President Donald Trump’s impeachment isn’t as high on her list as seeing President Donald Trump in prison. According to Politico, Pelosi reportedly made the remark after House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler asked when, if ever, they could begin […]

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1998 Was a Seinfeld Election—Not an Impeachment Referendum

From Henry Ford to Donald Trump, America has lionized business leaders (and shameless bankrupts) who disdain history. But almost as insidious are those politicians and pundits who oversimplify history. To update George Santayana: “Those who misremember the past are condemned to mangle the present.” A current myth, often invoked by skittish Democrats, depicts the 1998 […]

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Are Democrats Too Scared to Impeach?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Why aren’t the Democrats ready to impeach President Trump? The columnists ask Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in this live episode recorded at WBUR CitySpace in Boston on May 29. They discuss the possibility of […]

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White House Tells 2 More Witnesses, Including Hope Hicks, Not to Cooperate With Congress

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday instructed two more former aides to President Trump not to cooperate with subpoenas from House lawmakers investigating possible obstruction of justice, maintaining its position that Congress has no right to information turned over previously to the special counsel. Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the Judiciary Committee chairman […]

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Slouching Toward Impeachment

Gail Collins: Bret, what do you think about the Yankees? Who’s going to win the N.B.A. finals? Are you getting ready for football? Never had a sports conversation in my life until we got this president. Now I’ll do pretty much anything to get him off my mind. But, sigh, to get down to business: […]

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Democratic Voters Want Impeachment. The House Dawdles.

Until quite recently, Democratic House leaders justified their refusal to begin an inquiry into impeaching Donald Trump by saying that it wasn’t something their rank-and-file voters cared about. “I can tell you I never hear somebody bring up the Mueller report,” Representative Cheri Bustos, chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in Chicago last […]

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House Schedules First Hearing on Mueller’s Findings — Without Mueller

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, grasping for ways bring the special counsel’s report to life, said on Monday that they would convene a series of hearings focused on Robert S. Mueller III’s findings, even if, at least for now, Mr. Mueller will not be on the witness stand. The first star witness, in fact, will come […]

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Democrats Are Determined to Spotlight Trump’s Misdeeds, but Remain Divided on How

WASHINGTON — Congress returns on Monday from a weeklong recess with Democrats in broad agreement that they must do a better job of presenting to the public the details of Robert S. Mueller III’s findings but starkly at odds over how to do that. House Democratic leaders continue to focus on securing Mr. Mueller’s public […]

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