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The Inevitability Of Impeachment
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: Need to Impeach Reply with quote

Message from Tom Steyer: Need to Impeach

For the past few weeks, Fox News and GOP members of Congress have been laying the groundwork to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. They are not even pretending anymore -- they are aiding and abetting an administration that thinks it's above the law.

There's only one solution: Impeachment -- and you and I, and 3.7 million other Americans agree. We are a huge movement, and we are making a difference. Look, back in October, just two members of Congress supported impeachment. Today, 171 members of Congress sent Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein a letter stating their support for Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. That's progress!

Now, we need the full force Congress to take action against Trump's lawless power-grab.

So we've created a new video that shows just one of the eight ways Trump has committed impeachable offenses. Please watch the video, and share it with your friends. Use it as talking points over the holidays.


We have to keep up the pressure. The establishment has no plan for what happens when Trump fires Mueller, but we do.

Thank you for taking action this holiday season.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:05 pm    Post subject: Impeachment On The Horizon? Reply with quote

Impeachment On The Horizon?
Will the Democrats pursue impeachment?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Trump Nuclear Tweet is Grounds for Impeachment Reply with quote

Republican Ethics Lawyer: Trump Nuclear Tweet is Grounds for Impeachment
Republican ethics lawyer Richard Painter says that Donald Trump's recent tweet related to North Korea and his "nuclear weapons button" is grounds for impeachment or removal under the 25th Amendment.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:04 am    Post subject: 10 reasons Trump won't last four years Reply with quote

10 reasons Trump won't last four years
Here’s why I think Trump won’t have to run for re-election.
Robert S. Becker / NationofChange / Op-Ed

Compared even to impeachment-bound presidents like Nixon or Clinton, the menacing targets on Trump’s ample rear end are expanding – worsened by their Constitutional heft and huge political downsides. Highly significant, not one juicy, early Trump-sized scandal has gone away – instead getting amplified by convicted campaign thuggery.

If liable for only half the crimes and misdemeanors alleged, many popularly accepted (Russian complicity, obstruction, profiteering, lawless finance entanglements), Trump still bounds past more impeachment thresholds than any other president. Why not jumpstart 2018 by celebrating – something close to half the country already welcomes impeachment? That good cheer borders on the astonishing when considering the replacement – the clownishly humdrum, grimly ambitious Mike Pence.

Whereas Nixon took years to violate campaign laws, to lie and cover up crimes, then worked to punish “enemies” while obstructing justice, Trump notched all these with serial immediacy. No president competes with Trump’s muddled, untransparent financial finagling – confirming what matters above all is not what he knows but what he owes and to whom. No one matches his undisguised contempt for even the notion he and family are chockablock with conflicts of interest.

Despite Clinton’s tawdry excesses, he at least waited to trade cash for influence until he departed. No one before Trump so single-mindedly eyes political office as plucking golden apples, nor executes more media mayhem to facilitate “returns on investment” – just count the time, energy and alleged brilliance on the line.

So, here’s why I think Trump won’t have to run for re-election:

1) The Smoking Gun of Obstruction: By crudely firing Comey, Trump obstructed the spirit, if not justice itself, then openly confessed his own self-serving calculations to shield Flynn. What non-banana republic tolerates its discredited top dog demanding “loyalty” before firing a non-partisan investigator of that dog’s own malfeasance? Later he added literal personal insults to the injury. The bluntness of Trump’s confession make it game, set and match for bigly corruption. Good news coming, the Mueller Massacre should add fuel to every scandalous violation.

2) Divisively Clueless on Governance: Getting elected (thanks, Electoral College) doesn’t negate being a “moron,” nor prove you have a clue about acting presidential. Who’s made more of a mockery of being “president of all the people”? Trump’s equally clueless on the Washington swamp, hypocritically feeding the worst, greediest alligators. What about scorn for both parties, the good “establishment” and the bad, or bedrock agencies (the FBI, federal judiciary, let alone top intelligence agencies). That Trump believes in nothing (other than status and treasure) is bad enough. But decimating collective assumptions that unify any democracy (that reality exists, that we have a non-politicized judiciary) makes him a disruptive anarchist, not populist insurgent. Knowing so little (and about so much) is worsened only by his refusal to learn on the job: “governance” for Trump under duress comes down to inventing whoppers that hardly deflect intrusive scandals and gruesome failures.

3) What Smart Demagogue Plays Only to Shrinking Base? Is anything more suicidal if re-election matters, even keeping hard-won control of Congress? Rampaging erratically, as if loaded with permanent immunity, is a self-defeating delusion of epic proportions. When does disapproval by 2/3s or more not sound his death knell? All the billionaire money in the world won’t offset belligerently, even stupidly offending centrist swing voters in key states.

4) “Alternative Realities” Without Populist Payoffs: Fake populism won’t wash when you screw your own on health care and taxation, plus do nothing for either infrastructure funding or better paying jobs programs. How long will the base tolerate Trump grandstanding, wherein sound bite pandering obscures a void of real-world deliverables? Because fake reality eventually becomes real news, Trump lacks enough smarts to pull off his own blatantly infamous hustle. No idiot gets away with talking constant nonsense without irreversible exposure. It would take a political genius to pull off all the Trump cons which, aside from virtually undoable (the Wall, the Ban), inform his festering presidency.

5) Sexual Harassment Not Going Away: Just because Trump sleazed his way to winning doesn’t mean this explosive issue is dead and buried. Our positive Era of Harassment Exposure cannot leave its most prominent malefactor untouched. The key metric is awakened suburban women, convinced there’s hurtful fire behind the crassly boasted Trump smoke. Rank patriarchy is now the biggest media bulls-eye – and thus deep, undeniable character scars don’t evaporate. Already, hiding years of tax returns pales against denying sexual predations, worse still, attacking the victims as liars and threatening litigation that never comes.

6) Deadly Doom of Nepotism, especially when the family is more dim-witted, more oblivious and less slick than papa. America does honor family legacies, but not when kin keep slipping on bananas, rising up only to go splat again. Nothing like having a brood that reinforces your worst self-dealing proclivities. And as for touted claims about deal-making – “fahget-it,” as they say in Queens, NY. What even tiny prizes surface from all that Russian complicity, or attacks on judges, Gold Star families or the FBI, playing nice with China, even pandering on Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol? Boy, are we tired of so much winning – or what?

7) Foreign Affairs Debacles. Is chaos and policy/cabinet contradictions the new normal? Must not a president occasionally agree with his own State Dept.? Okay, Donald Deal-maker, name one overseas relationship or region that’s made America stronger or more trusted under your watch? European allies are scandalized, the Middle-east is worse, Syria is lost, and Iran is dangerously pissed. Could the North Korea mess be worse (short of war) after juvenile name-calling? How long will Trump’s war on science, plus defunding all-important research, not impoverish American interests while handing opportunities to China, India, and Europe? On Solar? Wind? Transportation? Flight and rocket technology? High-profit environmental and climate solutions? How long will princely CEOs tolerate squandered power, less market penetration and shredded geopolitical hegemony?

8) Unimpeachable Unpopularity. Is Trump so arrogant to think he’s outlawed bad electoral reactions? Not in VA or AL! When does losing one-third of support in nine months indicate a trend? How low will Trump go before the GOP chooses survival over slavish sycophancy? Here’s to the unprecedented, fairly non-partisan resistance that shouts, “enough is more than enough.” Even gobs of GOP millions, gerrymandering and voter suppression can’t impede an unstoppable tsunami.

9) Perpetual Nastiness is Nasty. On a good day, Trump’s a nasty piece of work, a defective know-it-all who lies badly, far too often, then refuses to correct, let alone apologize. Dumb fabrications aren’t just easy pickings but laden with sneering moralism. Judging those more worthy and better informed is growing thin: he claims to know the price of everything while not knowing the moral value of anything. A religious hypocrite, Trump the fundamentalists’ favorite appears devoid of (Christian) compassion, charity, or trustworthiness. Thus bigotry, arguably channeled from his racist father, erupts from his cauldron of regressive mental stereotypes.

10) Trumpery Contrary to What Makes America Great. Trump seems hell-bent on reversing the idea of what truly makes America great: our vibrant, prosperity-serving melting-pot wherein immigrant origins do not determine choice, citizenship or success (slave and Native populations aside, hardly immigrants). Trump’s white, allegedly Christian nationalism defaults to hardcore racial, religious and ethnic tests for Americanism, an impeachable offense IMO. If Trump stays in power more than the minimum, that reinforces a reactionary lurch that favors the Trump-Bannon-Moore betrayal of our higher angels. Exiling Trump before 2020 can begin to re-establish the glory of American tolerance, on which depends our moral progress and prosperity. When a huge critical mass rejects Trumpery for what it is – a desecration of the best of America – pressure against Trump will gain inexorable momentum. Four years of having to endure gross unfitness is a long and treacherous time.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:42 am    Post subject: Trump Impeachment Vote Will Take Place After... Reply with quote

Trump Impeachment Vote Will Take Place After President’s ‘Racist’ ‘Shithole’ Remarks, Democrat Says
Tracy Lee, Newsweek•January 12, 2018

Texas Democrat Al Green vowed on Friday to force another impeachment vote on the House floor next week. The announcement was made on the back of President Donald Trump’s reported description of African nations, El Salvador and Haiti as “shithole countries.”

“Congressional condemnation of racist bigotry is not enough,” Green said in a tweet. “In Congress, talk is cheap-it’s how we vote that counts. Next week, I will again bring a resolution to impeach @realDonaldTrump. I will put my vote where my mouth is.”

On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that, while being briefed on immigration, Trump questioned why immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries were brought over declaring, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

It is not the first time Green has pushed to impeach a president. Just last month—in the largest move yet to impeach Trump—Green brought the vote to the floor.

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“He has harmed the society of the United States. Brought shame and dishonor to the office of president of the United States,” Green said at the proceeding.

Representative Al Green, the Texas Democrat, speaks about articles of impeachment for U.S. President Donald Trump during a press conference on Capitol Hill, on June 7, 2017. Green has said that he will force another vote on impeaching Trump in the wake of the president’s latest controversial remarks. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Although not expected to cause any traction, 58 Democrats had voted to begin proceedings, while 364 members had voted against the measure. Green has since vowed to his colleagues that he would continue pushing for another vote.

Most popular: Martin Luther King's Son Slams Trump for 'Scripted' Proclamation Honoring Father After President Described Developing Countries as 'Shitholes'

Trump has “undermined the integrity of his office with impunity, has brought disrepute on the presidency with immunity, has betrayed his trust as president,” Green’s articles of impeachment read.

While some Democrats have pushed for impeachment, party leaders have said that moving for impeachment would not help their hopes of winning back the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms. “Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment,” House Minority Leader Pelosi of California and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland, said in a statement.

Responding to Trump’s latest controversial comments, Democratic Senator Richard Durbin said Friday that the language used at the meeting was “hate-filled, vile and racist.”

While facing global heat and widespread commendation, Trump has denied using such language, tweeting, “Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country.”


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Hush Money Could Be Impeachable Offense Reply with quote

Trump’s Hush Money To Adult Film Star Could Be Impeachable Offense
The story of Donald Trump and adult film star Stormy Daniels just keeps getting weirder, and according to legal experts, it looks like the whole story could now be viewed as a criminal one. The latest reports confirm that Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, set up a shell company to pay off Stormy Daniels, a move that could easily be a violation of campaign finance laws as it directly benefited the Trump Campaign


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject: There ain't no party like an impeachment party Reply with quote

This has been going the rounds of the pro-impeachment circles:


If there's one constant we've heard throughout our campaign to impeach President Trump -- besides widespread agreement on the absolute need for Trump to be impeached -- it's that the political establishment is not doing enough to defend the rights and values of American voters. Over four million Americans have signed our petition so far, with thousands more joining us every single day. Yet, even as this unhinged president leads us into a disastrous shutdown, lawmakers from both parties continue to brush off their constituents' calls for impeachment.

So here's your chance to form your own party -- one that won't hesitate to send a strong message that President Trump needs to be immediately impeached.

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This February 17th, we're organizing impeachment parties across the country. Sign up today and ring in President's Day by hosting one of your own.

We want President's Day weekend to be more than an extra day off from work. We want it to be a day of action -- a time to remind our elected officials how a president is expected to behave. And we'll make it easy for you: Sign up to host your friends and neighbors, and we'll make sure you have all the information you need to make the party a HUGE success!

Are you ready to throw a party to impeach?

If you're interested in hosting a party, sign up and we'll send you all the details you need to make it a success.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:43 pm    Post subject: Donald Trump Impeachment Could Happen Reply with quote

Donald Trump Impeachment Could Happen
Published on Jan 22, 2018
The man who predicted that Donald Trump would win the presidency, now predicts that he will be impeached. Historian Allan Lichtman and Joy Reid discuss how he believes Robert Mueller’s Russia probe bears the seeds.


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