“President Trump put himself before country,” Nadler said. “The integrity of our next election is at stake. Nothing could be more urgent.”
The question is: What should Americans expect from their President?
“If this is not impeachable conduct, what is? Does the oath of office itself — requiring that our laws be faithfully executed, that our President defend our Constitution that balances the powers of its branches, still have meaning?”
Obstruction of Congress is all but certain to be introduced as an article of impeachment, just as it was five decades ago when the House impeached then-president Richard Nixon.
An impeachment inquiry is a deadly serious moment, and proceeding without any Republican backing will likely undermine the inquiry’s legitimacy in the public eye.
Trump is facing a daunting reelection campaign. He is trying to convince himself that an impeachment ordeal will whip up his supporters and help him win a second term.
Perhaps, it will have the opposite effect.
Regardless of your political affiliations, this is not a moment to cheer
“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.”
After two years surrounded by loyalists and sycophants, Trump had got his first taste of what life will be like with Pelosi in control of one half of Congress.
Democrats will take the House, a change in Washington that will mean more gridlock for President Trump’s agenda, and congressional investigations into the president, his businesses, and Cabinet members.
it’s important to understand that a Republican victory would change America: The end of Robert Mueller’s investigation. The loss of health insurance for several million people. New laws that make it harder to vote. More tax cuts for the rich. More damage to the environment. And a Republican Party molded even more in the image of President Trump.
When you think about “the best and the brightest,” the people you want to govern America, Trump, along with his cast of incompetent misfits on his cabinet, don’t even come close. They represent the worst of the worst, and are causing America to be flushed into the basement of history.
Today, the USA is held hostage by the ultra rich, and they have conspired to use every available mechanism to enrich themselves.
Congress has forgotten the “devastating impact of the financial crisis,” Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday as Republicans moved closer to relaxing banking regulations implemented after the financial crash of 2008.
Analysis of the Senate bill by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office found it would increase the likelihood of a taxpayer-funded bailout of failed banks.
“There are times,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, “when men don’t like women who are smarter than them.”
The bill would give legal authority to the Trump administration to shrink monuments. The interior secretary recommended reducing the size of several national monuments, but he hasn’t made his review public.