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Saturday, February 23, 2019

What? Attorney General Nominee Outlined Case For Impeachment

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Because President Donald Trump has been so forthright about his belief that the U.S. attorney general should serve to protect him, his nomination of William Barr to head up the Justice Department terrified many political observers.

But despite the fact that there were a slew of disturbing elements of Barr’s confirmation hearing on Tuesday, there were also some indications that he may, at some point, be willing to stand up to Trump.

At one point, it even seemed that Barr made a compelling case for impeaching Trump — though it’s not clear how intentional this was.…

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Let Us Not Wish For A President Pence

Reprinted with permission from Uexpress.

 

There is, indeed, a national emergency, but it’s not at the southern border. A despotic, corrupt, infantile, clueless and mendacious narcissist sits in the Oval Office, at the helm of what is still arguably the most powerful nation in the world, his fingers on the nuclear buttons. He is reckless, impulsive and ignorant of the expectations and traditions of his office. He is a hatemonger who cozies up to racists, misogynists and xenophobes. Yet, he is in charge.

That’s an apt description of a national emergency. And, given that, some members of an energized Democratic majority in the House of Representatives have begun to speak openly of impeachment.…

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What Would Make Republicans Impeach Him?

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

With a Democratic majority getting comfortable in the seats at the House of Representative, the faint aroma of impeachment is in the air.

It’s just a whiff for now, but the scent could grow stronger. While some Democrats are already enthusiastically embracing cheers to impeach President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — officially the most powerful Democrat in the country — is holding the line so far. Impeachment, she has argued, would be premature without hearing from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. And as long as Republican senators remain devoted to Trump and thus willing to protect him if he is ever tried in the Senate, Pelosi and other top Democrats will likely view impeachment as a fruitless endeavor.…

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