POLITICS 08/06/2018 12:12 pm ET Tom Steyer’s campaign did not exactly take Netroots Nation by storm. By Daniel Marans NEW ORLEANS ― In a speech to Netroots Nation on Thursday evening, liberal donor Tom Steyer delivered a stinging rebuke to “establishment Democrats” for failing to back the immediate impeachment of President Donald Trump. Steyer, who noted that not one member of the Senate Democratic Caucus has embraced his impeachment crusade, indicted these elected officials for a misguided lack of political courage. “In less than a year and a half, Donald Trump has gone from someone too awful to think about ... to someone so awful that we have to think about him every single day,” Steyer declared. “And I don’t see the Democratic establishment doing anything real to stop him. They’re not willing to face a devastating and obvious truth about this president: That he is wildly corrupt.” Thanks to a $40 million … [Read more...] about Progressive Activists Are Pretty Meh About Impeaching Donald Trump
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opinion USA Today Published 3:29 p.m. UTC Jul 25, 2018 When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before a Senate committee Wednesday, Americans might finally get a better idea of what their president negotiated in secret last week with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Or maybe not. If any U.S. official other than Donald Trump knows what happened during those two hours he spent with Putin, it should be his chief diplomat. But that's assuming Trump, famous for playing fast and loose with the facts, offered an unvarnished readout that went beyond what he and Putin said at their post-meeting news conference. Putin made a show of bringing a pad and pen to the meeting. Former CIA Director John Brennan says it's likely that the Russians secretly taped everything. Meanwhile, Trump insisted on no note-takers. The result? Russians have been spinning the dickens out of the event, trumpeting "agreements reached" … [Read more...] about Can Donald Trump’s chief diplomat cast light on Helsinki?
AUSTIN -- A Dallas Republican lawmaker called on Wednesday for President Trump's impeachment after his remarks Monday in Helsinki that he did not believe Russia had meddled in the 2016 presidential elections - a contradiction of top U.S. intelligence officials. In an essay on The Texas Tribune's Trib Talk, outgoing Rep. Jason Villalba, said it was time to impeach Trump. "If we do not stop this man now, today, over 500 days into his presidency, we will be equally culpable in what he has planned for our great nation," Villalba wrote. "President Trump thinks you are a fool. He believes you will never abandon him. And he believes that that there is almost nothing that he can do that would cause you to abandon supporting him."Villalba, who lost his Republican primary to Lisa Luby Ryan in March and will not be returning to the state Legislature next year, said he was "one of the only Republican elected officials" to take on Trump, who he called a "charlatan," before … [Read more...] about It’s time to impeach Donald Trump, says Texas GOP lawmaker Jason Villalba
opinion Kurt Bardella Guest Columnist Published 6:50 p.m. UTC Jul 17, 2018 Republicans in Congress have mastered the art of pretending to be outraged with President Donald Trump without actually doing anything meaningfully to stop him. Remember when Trump blamed “both sides” for the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last summer? House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a CNN forum that the president’s “morally ambiguous” statements were “wrong.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the point that “there are no good neo-Nazis.” Florida Sen. Marco Rubio challenged Trump by tweeting, “Mr. President, you can’t allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame.” In January, when Trump expressed frustration with people coming to the U.S. from “shithole countries,” Ryan called the remarks “very … [Read more...] about What will it take for Republicans to impeach Donald Trump?
U.S. Impeach Trump Impeachment Donald Trump Congress With Congress no closer to pursuing impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, a campaign aimed at removing him from office is launching a more than $1 million national television ad campaign using voices of the American people. The first ad, which contains footage from Tom Steyer's Need to Impeach campaign’s town hall in Denver earlier this year, was set to air on cable networks nationwide starting Friday, campaign spokesman Erik Olvera told Newsweek. Related: Trump Impeachment Parties, Featuring ‘Comey Cake Balls,' Try to Entice Congress to Remove President “My question is, why hasn’t Congress started impeachment proceedings given what we know, and they probably know more,” Denver resident Phyllis Hanfling said in the ad. Recommended Slideshows 51 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 51 50 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History 51 In Pictures: The … [Read more...] about Watch: Americans Call for Donald Trump Impeachment in New Ad Campaign Targeting Congress
U.S. nancy pelosi Donald Trump Impeachment House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi may be one of President Donald Trump's favorite targets, but that doesn't mean she's rooting for Congress to impeach the blustery business mogul. During a CNN town hall on Wednesday evening, the California representative said pushing Trump out of office would further "divide the country" and suggested it could do more harm than good. Pelosi explained to host Chris Cuomo why she wasn't fully behind the idea when presented with polls that showed 70 percent of Democrats support evicting Trump from the Oval Office. "I take it as a responsibility in choosing, prioritizing, what is unifying for our country," she said. "I've hesitated to use impeachment...I do not think that impeachment is a policy agenda." The Democratic leader, who has sparred with Trump numerous times, suggested that there was a partisan aspect to impeachment talks. She told Cuomo that she was last pressured to impeach … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi Says Impeaching Donald Trump Would Divide The Country, Do More Harm Than Good
U.S. A Democratic congressman in Texas who has repeatedly called and set votes for President Donald Trump’s impeachment said Tuesday that every House representative has a “right and privilege” to bring up impeaching Trump. Speaking on C-SPAN Tuesday, Representative Al Green of Texas’s 9th District acknowledged that he and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, do not agree on how—or if—the party should move forward with potentially impeaching the president. Green said he’s pushing for the impeachment of the president should the Democrats retake the majority after the 2018 midterm elections in November. Democratic congressman Al Green of Houston, Texas who has repeatedly called and set votes for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, said Tuesday that every House representative has a “right and privilege” to bring up impeaching Trump. Al Green, House of Representatives “I think … [Read more...] about Al Green: Democrats Have ‘Right and Privilege’ to Impeach Donald Trump If They Win 2018 House Majority
Tom Steyer isn’t running for anything – yet – but he’s spending two days campaigning in Florida this week, promoting a progressive political agenda, bolstering efforts to mobilize voters in this year’s elections, and sounding the alarm about President Donald Trump.If the name sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because Steyer is the funder and star of a series of TV ads calling for Trump’s impeachment.That’s one of the causes he’s pushing in Florida, where he stopped in Miami and Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday and in Orlando on Wednesday.“This president is dangerous. He breaks the law on a daily basis. He has more than met the criteria for impeachment,” Steyer said in an interview in Fort Lauderdale before speaking to a voter mobilization group he’s helping bankroll. “It is urgent that we remove him from office because he’s dangerous to our democracy and he’s dangerous to the health and safety of … [Read more...] about Billionaire’s Florida tour focuses on mobilizing voters, impeaching Donald Trump
In a WisOpinion column, Bill Kaplan charges that Donald Trump and Ron Johnson are undermining the U.S. Constitution. He provides examples of why he believes that to be true, including Johnson's latest bogus charge that there's a secret society in the FBI out to get Trump. Christian Schneider, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's conservative columnist, lauds Scott Walker's proposal to give $100 back to families for each child under 18. Schneider believes that's good government policy and good politics. Business blogger John Torinus takes a look at the "said and unsaid" about Scott Walker's agenda. He dissects Walker's State of the State address and what policy areas it addressed. But, he cautions, don't take it too literally — Walker is famous for saying one thing in election campaigns and as governor doing things quite differently. Deborah Jordahl, the right-wing consultant to Wisconsin Republicans whose home was raided in the John Doe investigations, isn't impressed with … [Read more...] about State Debate: Donald Trump, Ron Johnson undermining Constitution, claims columnist Bill Kaplan
President Donald Trump says he doesn’t intend to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign that has spilled over to Trump’s associates and perhaps to the president himself. But it now appears Trump tried to do exactly that, last year. A special counsel is granted a level of independence and autonomy to lead investigations of politically sensitive, nationally important matters. But the position isn’t untouchable. 1. What’s a special counsel? It’s a lawyer from outside of government named by the attorney general to take over an investigation that poses a conflict of interest for the Justice Department. The 1999 rule establishing the position says a special counsel should have “a reputation for integrity and impartial decision making” and is supposed to “not be subject to the day-to-day supervision of any official of the department.” 2. Does the special counsel … [Read more...] about If Donald Trump orders Robert Mueller fired, here’s what might happen