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Impeachment

  1. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Donald Trump and the Art of the LieHe is a con man of surpassing brilliance and conviction — and that is a profound danger to our democracy.
  2. impeachment
    Donald Trump and Justin Amash Plot Primary Challenges Against Each OtherAmash might run against Trump, who might back a challenger to Amash.
  3. the national interest
    Freedom Caucus Expels Amash for Being Too Pro-FreedomThe Freedom Caucus was ostensibly founded to promote the rule of law and fight crony capitalism. Amash’s exit shows those views are now unacceptable.
  4. mueller time
    House Democrats Strike Deal With DOJ for Mueller Report DetailsIn return, the House will not vote on holding Barr in contempt. It’s a truce, not a treaty, in the war between Democrats and the Trump administration.
  5. impeachment
    Did Impeachment Plans Damage Republicans in 1998?Sifting the evidence both ways provides no clear answer to the question – or clear guidance to Democrats today who don’t want to squander a 2020 win.
  6. the national interest
    Alan Dershowitz Convinced Trump the Court Might Stop Impeachment. (It Won’t.)Where did Trump get this kooky legal argument? It turns out to be a thing, sort of.
  7. impeachment
    Will Pushing for Impeachment Make It More Popular?There’s some evidence that impeachment proceedings against Nixon damaged his popularity, but it’s unclear if the same would happen to Trump today.
  8. mueller time
    Warren Calls for Making Prosecution of Sitting Presidents PossibleThe first 2020 candidate to call for Trump’s impeachment offers a way to make future impeachment proceedings less necessary.
  9. impeachment
    Should Democrats Reserve Impeachment for a Possible Second Trump Term?Without the ultimate remedy available, a reelected Trump could truly run wild.
  10. vision 2020
    More Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Calling for Trump’s ImpeachmentMueller’s statement on his investigation pushed a few more candidates into the pro-impeachment camp, while others are still hedging their bets.
  11. the national interest
    Conservatives Stunned by Mueller Suggesting Trump Is Not InnocentThey believed their own Mueller report propaganda. Presented with reality, their minds reeled in shock.
  12. the media
    Robert Mueller’s Statement Was a Game-Changer (Because the Media Hates Reading)Mueller said nothing new. But his remarks changed the politics of impeachment, anyway — because virtually no one read his 400-page report.
  13. impeachment
    Senate Republicans Say They Would Kill Trump Impeachment Charges InstantlyIf the House impeaches Trump, Senate Republicans are serving notice that the constitutionally required trial will be brief.
  14. impeachment
    Does Trump Want to Be Impeached?Is the president one step ahead of his opponents?
  15. mueller time
    Schiff–DOJ Deal for Mueller Documents Slows Down Impeachment MomentumNancy Pelosi may have obtained a temporary reprieve from pressure to initiate impeachment proceedings against a stonewalling president.
  16. satire
    As Trump Sics Raptors on House, Pelosi Warns Impeachment Would Be a DistractionPelosi shares her members’ concerns about Trump’s dino clones, but says impeachment would distract from their message on Gym Membership Tax Credits.
  17. the national interest
    Just This Week, Trump Has Already Committed 5 More Impeachable ActsAnd it’s only Tuesday.
  18. impeachment
    Justin Amash Becomes First GOP Lawmaker to Say Trump Should Be ImpeachedHe also criticized Barr for misrepresenting the Mueller report, and chided both parties for putting partisanship above the rule of law.
  19. trump tax returns
    Mnuchin Refuses to Comply With Trump Tax Return Subpoena From CongressThe Treasury secretary shows his contempt for Congress, but he apparently won’t be held in contempt of Congress.
  20. vision 2020
    Democrats: Trump’s GOP Is a Threat to Democracy – So We Better Play NicePelosi and Biden argue that the GOP is breaking our democracy – and therefore, Democrats must not impeach Trump or give up on bipartisanship.
  21. politics
    House Democrats Subpoena Trump’s Tax ReturnsIt’s another step toward a conflict in the courts between Congress and Trump — and perhaps impeachment.
  22. impeachment
    Does Congress Need Impeachment Hearings to Investigate Trump?An argument for impeachment that’s gaining strength: It’s the only way to force the release of information central to congressional investigations.
  23. mueller time
    White House Blocks Release of McGahn Documents Sought by CongressAs prelude to a claim of executive privilege and then litigation, the White House has extended its stonewalling of Congress to McGahn’s testimony.
  24. vision 2020
    Jerry Falwell Jr. Wants to Extend Trump’s Term by Two Years As ‘Reparations’Trump retweeted the suggestion, adding to fears that he and his fans may dismiss any 2020 defeat as a “coup.”
  25. vision 2020
    Why Trump Will Be an Underdog in the 2020 ElectionThere are a lot of moving parts in Election 2020, but at this point Trump remains a loudly growling underdog.
  26. impeachment
    Democratic Voter Support for Impeachment Cooling As Fight for It Heats UpDemocratic rank-and-file support for impeachment proceedings was higher last August than now, though that could change again.
  27. impeachment
    Trump Proves Yet Again That He Doesn’t Understand the ConstitutionThe president tweeted that he’d ask the Supreme Court to save him from impeachment. That’s not how it works.
  28. impeachment
    Warren’s Impeachment Gambit Could Work Out Well for HerBy endorsing impeachment even as House Democratic leaders and most of her rivals held back, she could strengthen her claim to progressive support.
  29. mueller time
    If Democrats Don’t Impeach Trump, They Could Still Censure HimCensure resolutions may not be as satisfying, but they’d be much easier to initiate and pass, and could ramp up pressure on congressional Republicans.
  30. impeachment
    Elizabeth Warren Comes Out for ImpeachmentWhere Warren leads, will other candidates follow — and will House Democrats be taken where they have so far refused to go?
  31. impeachment
    Should Democrats Impeach President Trump?Intelligencer staffers debate whether it would be principled or foolish to impeach the president with the election on the horizon.
  32. mueller time
    Mueller Report Subpoena Fight Is the First Skirmish in a Long War to ComeAmong other things, the House Democratic leadership needs to show an impeachment-hungry base it’s willing to fight.
  33. impeachment
    If Impeaching Trump Is Pointless, Then Bipartisanship Is WorthlessIf the GOP can’t put the rule of law above loyalty to Trump, then bipartisanship is a worthless ideal, and many congressional norms are obsolete.
  34. interesting times
    Sullivan: There Was No Russia Conspiracy. But Trump Is More Dangerous Than Ever.The Mueller report reveals a man who is a constant threat to the rule of law. Impeachment is the only answer.
  35. mueller time
    Trump Deserves Impeachment. But Should the Democrats Do It?Yes, Mueller seems to have provided an “impeachment referral.” But it remains risky and perhaps unnecessary this close to the 2020 election.
  36. mueller time
    On Obstruction of Justice, Mueller Punted to Congress and the 2020 ElectorateMueller strongly suggested that impeachment or electoral defenestration is the only remedy for the misconduct he documents.
  37. mueller report
    Remembering the Starr Report As We Await the Mueller ReportIt’s unlikely Mueller’s report will have the seismic impact of the dirty book Ken Starr put together, which 20 million people read the first two days.
  38. impeachment
    The Impeachment Option Grows DimThings could change if the administration refuses to release the full Mueller report. But in likelihood, the fight to remove Trump will move to 2020.
  39. mueller time
    Will the Mueller Fizzle Help Elect Trump in 2020?The likeliest impact of the apparent Mueller-probe whiff: The 2020 race will focus on corruption, policy, and two different visions of America.
  40. the national interest
    Republicans: Pelosi Won’t Impeach Because She Knows Trump Is InnocentThat is not actually why Pelosi opposes impeachment.
  41. impeachment
    Intelligencer Chat: Should Democrats Impeach President Trump?Nancy Pelosi has signaled her hesitance on the matter. Is she making a mistake?
  42. impeachment
    Why Pelosi’s Anti-Impeachment Stand Makes SenseWithout a massive public opinion shift, initiating impeachment proceedings will just inflame Republicans and mislead Democrats.
  43. donald trump
    Big Majority of Americans Think Trump Is a CriminalLooks like the country is strongly predisposed to believe freshly uncovered evidence of Trump crimes before and after he took office.
  44. the national interest
    Michael Cohen’s Testimony Is the First Hearing in President Trump’s ImpeachmentCohen has provided the final link in the chain of conspiracy between Trump and Russia.
  45. the national interest
    Trump’s New Defense: Can’t Investigate Him Because There Are Too Many CrimesConservative legal experts insist investigations would interfere with the president’s, uh, “work.”
  46. the national interest
    Trump’s Emergency Declaration Shows He Is Unfit for OfficeAt worst, the president is trashing the Constitution. At best, he is using the courts to rescue him from a massive blunder.
  47. 2020 elections
    Is the 2020 Dem Presidential Field Finally Shrinking Rather Than Expanding?Tom Steyer’s withdrawal is a good sign that everybody in America isn’t running to face Donald Trump.
  48. impeachment
    Republican Solidarity Will Protect Trump From ImpeachmentHistory shows that impeachment efforts tend to tighten the bonds between president and party. With Trump’s party controlling the Senate, that’s big.
  49. the national interest
    Donald Trump Was Never VettedWe are only now discovering that Trump is a secretive figure who has escaped basic scrutiny.
  50. donald trump
    Trump Asked the White House Counsel to Instruct DOJ to Prosecute His EnemiesDonald McGahn warned Trump this sort of thinking could get him impeached. But he didn’t listen.
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