House Democrats launch longshot bid to impeach Trump

  • House Democrats launch longshot bid to impeach Trump

House Democrats launch longshot bid to impeach Trump

Meanwhile, Republicans have mostly rallied behind the president, despite tumultuous weeks for the White House, even as Trump faces accusations, among others, that he shared sensitive national security information with Russian officials and that his administration hired Flynn despite knowing he was under investigation.

"If the president knew of such an investigation and did what he did, then at least we're in the territory of an obstruction of justice proceeding", Tushnet said. "WOW, Comey is a leaker!" wrote Mr. Trump on Twitter. In his anger at Comey for refusing to publicly disclose that the president was not personally under investigation, legal experts said, Trump may have actually made himself the target of an investigation.

While many gambling enthusiasts are putting their money on the Golden State Warriors to sweep the National Basketball Association finals or taking their chances on key 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, a growing number of people are opting to take their chances betting on current events in the world of politics, such as whether Donald Trump will manage to finish his entire term as President of the United States. We'll need to sustain a big, powerful effort, so we're asking you: Will [you] chip in $5 a month to press for the full truth about and accountability for Donald Trump? I mean, I will tell you, I didn't say that. "You fought hard for me and now I'm fighting hard for all of you".

"I didn't say that", Trump said at a joint press conference alongside the president of Romania. He also has directed the IRS to ease up on using a rarely enforced rule barring partisan political activity by churches and tax-exempt organizations.

MoveOn's Executive Director Anna Galland described Trump's actions as "exactly the kind of fundamental abuse of power that the founders believed is an impeachable offense". Thirty-nine percent of the general public held the same view. Under persistent questioning Wednesday, Coats, Rogers and McCabe all emphatically denied that Trump had brought improper pressure to bear on the Russian Federation investigation.

The Republican-controlled House passed a bill with the bare minimum of GOP votes and none from Democrats.

While Trump's staunchest supporters have tried to paint Comey's testimony as vindication for the president, few Republicans who don't work for Trump stepped in to defend the president's version of his contacts with Comey.

MoveOn and Indivisible have been particularly effective in lobbying Democrats to oppose almost every part of Trump's legislative agenda, including pro forma nominations to cabinet and sub-cabinet positions.

The Texas Democrat revealed that after his public call for impeachment he received threatening voicemails and messages and told CNN the United States Capitol Police was investigating them. Democrats oppose dismantling Obama's health law. "The question is whether the House of Representatives will allow an obstruction of justice with impunity". I replied that he should give that careful thought because it might create a narrative that we were investigating him personally, which we weren't, and because it was very hard to prove a negative.

Trump also ignored the fact that three Democratic senators voted to confirm Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.