• Opinion | Trump’s impeachment would be a constitutional, not a political, question
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    Opinion | Trump’s impeachment would be a constitutional, not a political, question

    -Impeachment is a political question, though, not a legal one. -It is by design an inherently political process. -Impeachment is sort of the atomic bomb of political tools. -This has become the soundtrack of our age, that the decision to impeach is political, not legal, not moral, not constitutional. Don’t listen to this drumbeat. If you hear someone say impeachment is a political question, don’t buy it. The framers of the Constitution certainly didn’t. See, the Constitution is a legal document, and impeachment is a constitutional mechanism. Therefore, impeachment is a legal mechanism. It was designed by the framers to permit the republic to hold the president accountable for wrongdoing…

  • Pelosi says U.S. in ‘constitutional crisis’
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    Pelosi says U.S. in ‘constitutional crisis’

    -Can you update us on when you will schedule the contempt vote on AG Barr? And, also, do you agree with Chairman Nadler that the country is currently in a constitutional crisis? -Yes, I do agree with Chairman Nadler, because the Administration has decided that they are not going to honor their oath of office. Now he’s staked out — because he has seen so much in the committee, the committee work. I’m very proud of the Judiciary Committee and the work that they have done. In terms of timing, when we’re ready, we’ll come to the floor. And we’ll just see, because there might be some other contempt-of-Congress issues…

  • Nancy Pelosi: President Donald Trump’s Actions Were ‘An Assault On The Constitution’ | MSNBC
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    Nancy Pelosi: President Donald Trump’s Actions Were ‘An Assault On The Constitution’ | MSNBC

    FOR YEARS. WE SEEM TO BE ABLE TO IGNORE THE WE SEEM TO BE ABLE TO IGNORE THE SHOUT-OUT FROM OUR SOUL ON SHOUT-OUT FROM OUR SOUL ON RESPECTING THE DIGNITY AND WORTH RESPECTING THE DIGNITY AND WORTH OF EVERY PERSON. OF EVERY PERSON. SO I KNOW MANY OF YOU ARE HERE, SO I KNOW MANY OF YOU ARE HERE, SOME OF YOU ARE REGULARS. SOME OF YOU ARE REGULARS. MANY OF YOU ARE NOT. MANY OF YOU ARE NOT. I SAID TO MR. SCHIFF, MAYBE YOU I SAID TO MR. SCHIFF, MAYBE YOU SHOULD COME TO ALL OF OUR SHOULD COME TO ALL OF OUR MEETINGS, WE MIGHT GET…

  • Meeks: If Trump Continues To Obstruct, That Will Be Part Of The Impeachment | Hardball | MSNBC
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    Meeks: If Trump Continues To Obstruct, That Will Be Part Of The Impeachment | Hardball | MSNBC

    >>>IMPEACHMENT SHOWDOWN. LET’S PLAY HARDBALL. LET’S PLAY HARDBALL. GOOD EVENING, I’M STEVE KORNACKI GOOD EVENING, I’M STEVE KORNACKI IN FOR CHRIS MATTHEWS. IN FOR CHRIS MATTHEWS. PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION HAVE LAUNCHED A ADMINISTRATION HAVE LAUNCHED A NEW BID TO SLOW THE UNFOLDING NEW BID TO SLOW THE UNFOLDING IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, BUT IT HAS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY, BUT IT HAS PROMPTED ONE TOP DEMOCRAT TO PROMPTED ONE TOP DEMOCRAT TO ACCUSE THE WHITE HOUSE OF TRYING ACCUSE THE WHITE HOUSE OF TRYING TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE. TO OBSTRUCT JUSTICE. IN A LETTER TONIGHT THE WHITE IN A LETTER TONIGHT THE WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL CALLS THE HOUSE COUNSEL…

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    What Is Impeachable And What’s Not? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

    Hurry in.>>>WELCOME BACK.>>>WELCOME BACK. HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI TELLS HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI TELLS NBC NEWS, QUOTE, LATER TODAY I NBC NEWS, QUOTE, LATER TODAY I WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT AFTER WILL MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT AFTER IT I MEET WITH MYCHAIR MEN, MY IT I MEET WITH MYCHAIR MEN, MY LEARN AND MY CAUCUS. LEARN AND MY CAUCUS. THE MEETING IS EXPECTED AT 4:00 THE MEETING IS EXPECTED AT 4:00 AND WE MIGHT EXPECT A STATEMENT AND WE MIGHT EXPECT A STATEMENT FROM HER AT 2:00. FROM HER AT 2:00. THE NUMBER OF LAWMAKERS CALLING THE NUMBER OF LAWMAKERS CALLING FOR IMPEACHMENT HAS JUMPED FOR IMPEACHMENT HAS JUMPED DRAMATICALLY IN…

  • Hundreds of Thousands Sign Petition to Impeach Trump for Violating Constitution over Biz Interests
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    Hundreds of Thousands Sign Petition to Impeach Trump for Violating Constitution over Biz Interests

    AMY GOODMAN: I want to turn to John Bonifaz, who’s an attorney and political activist specializing in constitutional law and voting rights, co-founder and president of Free Speech for People, one of the organizations that launched the “Impeach Donald Trump Now” campaign just moments after Trump’s inauguration. More than 200,000 people from across the country have already joined the campaign. John, talk about what you are calling for right now. JOHN BONIFAZ: Well, we think that there must be an impeachment investigation initiated in the United States Congress based on the violations of the emoluments clauses, the foreign emoluments clause and the domestic emoluments clause, both of which make clear…

  • Deutsche Bank Says They Have Trump’s Tax Returns Ready To Give Congress
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    Deutsche Bank Says They Have Trump’s Tax Returns Ready To Give Congress

    Yesterday, we learned that Deutsche Bank actually has Donald Trump’s tax returns and they are 100% ready to hand those tax returns over to house Democrats who subpoenaed the bank for any and all records that they had related to Donald Trump. And we know this to be true because this is what Deutsche Bank told a federal judge yesterday. They said, look, we want to comply with this subpoena. Obviously the Trump administration does not want us to, that’s why we’re in court today. But uh, but we’ve got all this info ready to go, including his tax returns. And, uh, if you give us the, go ahead here,…

  • So, You Want To Impeach The President | Ron’s Office Hours | NPR
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    So, You Want To Impeach The President | Ron’s Office Hours | NPR

    No president of the United States has ever been removed from office by impeachment. But, it’s hard to watch the news these days without hearing the word. So, what does it actually take to impeach a president? First, a member of the House of Representatives brings a resolution of impeachment, and that happens from time to time. Not a big deal in and of itself. Number 2, the House Judiciary Committee would have to produce a majority vote to advance that impeachment resolution to the full House. Third, the full House would have to have a majority vote for the impeachment resolution. Fourth and finally, the Senate would sit as…