Pelosi, Democrats introducing bill to create commission on ‘presidential capacity’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) announced a bill to create “Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office” that would possibly attempt to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution to enable Congress to “help ensure effective and uninterrupted leadership in the highest office in the Executive Branch of government.”

Continue reading “Pelosi, Democrats introducing bill to create commission on ‘presidential capacity’”

John Bolton book claims impeachable offenses across ‘full range’ of Trump’s foreign policy

According to a press release put out by publishing giant Simon & Schuster, Bolton’s soon-to-be-released book — The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir — contains a thorough accounting of Trump’s transgressions.

Continue reading “John Bolton book claims impeachable offenses across ‘full range’ of Trump’s foreign policy”

What the ‘Obamagate’ scandals mean and why they matter

Amid the flurry of details about spying on Michael Flynn, lying to secret courts about Carter Page, leaking classified documents, and more, it’s easy to get lost in the muck. It’s important to stand back, identify the worst abuses, and explain why they matter for American democracy. These abuses didn’t simply follow each other; their targets, goals, and principal players overlapped. Taken together, they represent some of the gravest violations of constitutional norms and legal protections in American history. Whether you are Democrat or Republican, whether you like Donald Trump or loathe him, these violations matter.

Continue reading “What the ‘Obamagate’ scandals mean and why they matter”

Declassified Susan Rice email confirms Michael Flynn was personally targeted in Oval Office meeting

  • Newly declassified portions of a key Susan Rice email confirm that Michael Flynn was personally targeted during a January 5 Oval Office meeting with Obama.
Continue reading “Declassified Susan Rice email confirms Michael Flynn was personally targeted in Oval Office meeting”