Trump Just Committed Obstruction Of Justice By Whining About Comey ‘Leak’ On Twitter. The Five Lines of Defense Against Comey—and Why They Failed - The Atlantic. It's Time to Demand Donald Trump's Resignation - Rolling Stone. How many times in the 19-and-a-half weeks since January 20th have you needed to remind yourself to breathe, to remain calm, not to panic?
Do you regularly tell yourself it can't possibly be as bad as you think? Are you worried you're overreacting? You aren't. It's as bad as you think, and possibly worse. Will Donald Trump Be Impeached? After a cacophonous two weeks of political news, a new sound has begun to emerge from Washington: the word “impeachment.”
Following the news that President Trump may have tried to bully FBI director James Comey out of investigating Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia, Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent, told CNN that recent allegations, if true, are already making impeachment hearings more likely. Rep. Why Trump Is Mentally Unfit to Be President: Pathology of Narcissism - Rolling Stone. At 6:35 a.m. on the morning of March 4th, President Donald Trump did what no U.S. president has ever done: He accused his predecessor of spying on him.
He did so over Twitter, providing no evidence and – lest anyone miss the point – doubling down on his accusation in tweets at 6:49, 6:52 and 7:02, the last of which referred to Obama as a "Bad (or sick) guy! " Six weeks into his presidency, these unsubstantiated tweets were just one of many times the sitting president had rashly made claims that were (as we soon learned) categorically untrue, but it was the first time since his inauguration that he had so starkly drawn America's integrity into the fray. And he had done it not behind closed doors with a swift call to the Department of Justice, but instead over social media in a frenzy of ire and grammatical errors. The case for impeaching Trump — and fast.
Trump Is a Cornered Megalomaniac—and That’s a Grave Danger to the Country. With a cascade of leaks, a war with the FBI, and the announcement of the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations of wrongdoing, Donald Trump’s grotesque presidency now hangs by a thread.
By the hour, it seems, the possibility of impeachment, of him being declared incompetent to govern—or, at the very least, of his own party bringing irresistible pressure on him to resign—grows.1 And as that pressure grows, so balloons the peril of our moment. For the 18 months that Trump has been center-stage politically, he has shown an extraordinary commitment to demagoguery, to flirtations with mob violence, to peddling conspiracy theories, to military grandstanding to distract attention from his problems, and to race-and-religion-baiting whenever the mood suits. He has demonstrated utter contempt for the separation of powers, extraordinary hostility to the free press, and a disconcerting fondness for dictators the world over.
Why do I rehash all these known traits now? How Impeaching Trump Would Work - Rolling Stone. After a week of watching Russian diplomats being offered state secrets in the Oval Office and reading about a leaked memo which paints Trump as attempting to stop an FBI investigation, Americans are asking themselves: Is impeachment around the corner?
And if it is, how does it work? First, impeachment is not, by itself, the removal of a president. It is a single step in a multi-step process: The House Judiciary Committee must recommend impeachment. Then the House of Representatives carries out an impeachment vote. A Special Prosecutor Is Not the Answer to Trump and Russia - The Atlantic. Careful what you wish for.
In the wake of the firing of FBI Director James Comey, many are demanding a special prosecutor into the Trump-Russia connection. It’s not appreciated enough that such an appointment could well turn into a shield for wrongdoing. A special prosecutor could wrap the investigation of the Trump-Russia matter in secrecy for months and years—and ultimately fail to answer any of the important questions demanding answers. Of all the types of independent investigation that have been suggested, a special prosecutor is the most likely to disappear down rabbit holes—the least likely answer the questions that needed to be answered.
A select committee of Congress or an independent commission of nonpartisan experts established by Congress can ask the broad question: What happened? A special prosecutor, by contrast, seeks crimes. Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador. President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.
The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said. The partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said that Trump’s decision to do so risks cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State. After Trump’s meeting, senior White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency.
[Political chaos in Washington is a return on investment in Moscow] Thomas P. How Trump Could Get Fired. Hours after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, a post appeared on the official White House petitions page, demanding that he release his tax returns.
In only a few days, it gathered more signatures than any previous White House petition. The success of the Women’s March had shown that themed protests could both mobilize huge numbers of people and hit a nerve with the President. On Easter weekend, roughly a hundred and twenty thousand people protested in two hundred cities, calling for him to release his tax returns and sell his businesses. On Capitol Hill, protesters chanted “Impeach Forty-five!” Has a ‘sealed indictment’ been issued against President Trump? Clapper’s remarks constitute the third strike for Trump.
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Clapper on May 8 said Russia launched "cyber operations" against the Democratic and Republican parties during the 2016 presidential campaign. Clapper said Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to "advantage" President Trump's campaign. (Reuters) Former director of national intelligence James R. Clapper on May 8 said Russia launched “cyber operations” against the Democratic and Republican parties during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Dead man lying. We’ve reached a magical time in the great story unfolding before us, the time when everybody knows that Trump is guilty, but the verdict is not yet in.
I remember exactly how it happened in the Watergate story, when everybody knew Nixon was guilty of ordering the break-in at the DNC headquarters at the Watergate hotel and office complex and supervised the cover-up, but evidence sufficient to prove his guilt wasn’t yet available. Guilty men lie, and lie repeatedly. Their early lies beget later lies; their little lies beget bigger lies; their implausible lies beget extraordinary lies; they tell more and more outrageous lies as their day of reckoning closes in. It was true of Nixon and now it’s true of Trump. Five Reasons Why the Comey Affair Is Worse Than Watergate - The Atlantic. The tangled affair now known as Watergate began 45 years ago, before most of today’s U.S. population had even been born. (The median age of Americans is about 38, so most people in the country were born in 1979 or thereafter.)
Thus for most people “Watergate” is a historical allusion—obviously negative in its implications, since it led to the only presidential resignation in American history, but probably hazy in its details. For me, Watergate is anything but hazy. I’d left graduate school and begun my first magazine job, with The Washington Monthly, in the fall of 1972, as news of the scandal emerged. So I’ve been thinking about comparisons between Watergate and the murky, fast-changing Comey-Russia-Flynn-Trump affair. But based simply on what is known so far, this scandal looks worse than Watergate. Most WTF Moments From Trump's WTF Week - Rolling Stone.
When Trump crossed his 100-day threshold, many of us hoped we had survived the most jaw-dropping saga in modern American politics. Then this week happened. It might feel like eons ago, but it was just Monday when former acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified about Gen. Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian assets in the U.S. Then FBI Director James Comey was fired, Kellyanne Conway resurfaced and Sean Spicer was caught hiding in – er, among – some shrubbery. Bad luck for Melissa McCarthy, who will reprise her role as Spicey when she hosts SNL on Saturday – this week was so absurd it was beyond satire. What Are Donald Trump's Financial Ties to Russia? What fresh hell greeted the sun on Friday? There is no question in my mind that Richard Nixon is now and forever history's yard waste. But, at the very least, he tried to bury the White House tapes. He didn't go on CBS and do a half-hour with Walter Cronkite to explain how he'd erased the 18-and-a-half minutes.
The White House explanations for Comey’s firing are crumbling before our eyes. Democrats expressed outrage, Trump issued defiant tweets. (Bastien Inzaurralde,Jayne Orenstein,Alice Li,Libby Casey,Priya Mathew/The Washington Post) Democrats expressed outrage, Trump issued defiant tweets. Democrats expressed outrage, Trump issued defiant tweets.
BOOM: FBI admits ‘active, ongoing investigation’ includes Trump’s call for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton. There's No One to Hold Donald Trump Accountable - Rolling Stone. We all know exactly why President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. It had nothing to do with the reasons enumerated in the attorney general and deputy attorney general's letters. Donald Trump is afraid of the Russia scandal — and he’s having a hard time hiding it. Senate intel committee requests Trump docs from Treasury Department’s financial crimes division. Maxine Waters, Donald Trump and impeachment: One Democrat is ready — her party and the American people may follow. Prediction prof: Trump will be impeached.
Impeachable-offenses-president-trump?akid=15368.2617. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr. Did Donald Trump violate the law with a Twitter post? Donald Trump may have violated the Constitution, Harvard doctoral candidate says. There are three types of executive appointments covered by the Constitution’s Appointments Clause, Bowie writes. Principal officers are those who exercise significant authority over departments and agencies and report directly to the president, thereby necessitating Senate confirmation. White House says Trump wasn’t target of investigation, despite prior claims implying otherwise. Untitled. — from Reader Supported News Terrible! Donald Trump’s Worst Deal. Heydar Aliyev Prospekti, a broad avenue in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, connects the airport to the city.
The road is meant to highlight Baku’s recent modernization, and it is lined with sleek new buildings. The Heydar Aliyev Center, an undulating wave of concrete and glass, was designed by Zaha Hadid. The state oil company is housed in a twisting glass tower, and the headquarters of the state water company looks like a giant water droplet. ‘He was in business with the cartoon caricature of corruption’: Maddow breaks down Trump-Azerbaijan report. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Monday began her program with a rundown of the bombshell report linking Donald Trump to corrupt Azerbaijan oligarchs and an Iranian terror group, explaining, “there is a reason we should expect this White House to do everything in his power to keep secret his finances and his business dealings.” House-gop-begin-turn-trump-republicans-break-party-demand-presidents-tax-returns?akid=15264.2617.
Untitled. None dare call it treason: As the Flynn scandal widens, let’s consider the evidence that Trump is a traitor. GOP Senators Embrace Awkward Russia Probe That Could Hurt Trump - Bloomberg. The Long Road to Impeach Trump Just Got Shorter. Four Ways To Impeach Trump. There’s a Strong Case for a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Trump’s Russia Ties. Trump under fire in Nordstrom Ivanka row. Trump’s phone calls are worse than his tweets. The March To Impeachment. Don’t look now: It’s President Pence! Donald Trump can be deposed, even without impeachment. Forbes Welcome. Former Apprentice Contestant Summer Zervos, Who Accused Trump of Sexual Harassment, Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Him.
At least one Democratic congressman is already preparing to impeach Donald Trump.