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Double Down On Prez Trump
The Constitution provides that the House of Representatives "shall have the sole Power of Impeachment and that the President shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors".
Mean Tweet Blast Today
President Donald Trump took to Twitter shortly after articles of impeachment were announced against him and unloaded on House Democrats. Trump accused House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of lying in their allegations of his conduct toward Ukraine.
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House Democrats announced Tuesday that they will bring two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. "President Trump has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States," the resolution reads.
Double Cross In The Works???
Portraying the removal drive against President Trump as "purely partisan," Sen. Rand Paul believes more Democrats will oppose impeachment in the House vote next week, and at least two Democratic senators may vote against conviction. "I think in the end it's going to be party line in the House.
Democrats announced Tuesday that they are weighing two articles of impeachment, charging Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Here are five key takeaways: The decision to advance only two articles of impeachment against Trump heightened hopes among Democrats for a relatively smooth going for impeachment once the articles hit the House floor for a vote.
Trade Double Take
You win some, you get impeached some. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Tuesday that Democrats had reached a deal with the White House and were officially endorsing the USMCA trade deal. It would've been a glowing example of bipartisanship if Pelosi hadn't walked to this 10 a.m.
House Democrats are moving to impeach President Donald Trump for pressuring Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 presidential election partly in exchange for a White House meeting. Ukraine's leaders ultimately chose not to interfere, and they didn't get that White House meeting.
Credit Where It's Due . . .
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that he thinks President Donald Trump would "eat alive" his fellow Democratic primary candidates, citing what he says is their lack of relevant experience and preparation for the race.
Yes, Peter Baker of the New York Times, truth was on trial on Monday, as you wrote in your lede, but your job was not to throw up your hands and wink. It was to shout the truth from the rooftops, and you failed.
CNN legal analyst Ross Garber said Tuesday that the impeachment process against President Trump Donald John Trump Lawmakers release defense bill with parental leave-for-Space-Force deal House Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment Tuesday Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence MORE is "looking like a fast train to acquittal" in the Senate.
Critics of U.S. policy in Afghanistan have long made the case that U.S. efforts there are doomed to fail. Senior civilian and military officials have offered a different assessment, regularly issuing optimistic progress reports.
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