Referring to Trump, Pelosi said "the obstruction that the administration is engaged in -- as they say, the cover-up is frequently worse than the crime."
The most recent poll on impeachment, by Reuters/Ipsos, shows 45 percent believe that Trump should be impeached now, with 42 percent opposed.
Impeachment, said Amash, is warranted when an official commits “high crimes and misdemeanors,” a phrase meaning “conduct that violates the public trust.”
Some commentators and politicians have suggested that any movement that leads to President Donald Trump’s impeachment will necessarily follow the straight and narrow political path of the Clinton impeachment in which the president’s popularity inexorably ...
To Mueller, the issue was not if Trump committed crimes of obstruction. Rather, it was if Trump could be charged successfully with those crimes.
If impeachment fails, as it is almost certain to do, it would let Trump make a more convincing claim of exoneration and give his reelection campaign a lift.
Republicans dismiss copious evidence that Trump obstructed justice — the same offense they defined as the epitome of "high crimes and misdemeanors."
If Democrats aim to alter the political balance against Trump -- and get the public to understand the Mueller Report's findings -- they have to put on a TV show.
Reprinted with permission from Alternet. Many Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, appear hesitant to impeach President Donald Trump. But he may force them to do so. That’s becoming clearer as the Washington Post reported Tuesday night ...