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’”
The 25th Amendment must be invoked. The President is no longer capable of performing his duties. If Pence is not infected, he must be sworn in immediately. If he’s infected too, then Pelosi must be sworn in.Continue reading “The Constitution is clear”
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”
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”
- 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.
- Recent revelations from the Flynn case fit an emerging, more general pattern of questionable prosecutorial tactics.
Continue reading “Hydroxychlocoquine crimes”
So is the BLOTUS pushing this drug HYDROXYCHLOROQUIN in the hopes that IF it works, he will get nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? pic.twitter.com/sVElPc4bUgHippieChick (@kathy_markovich) April 6, 2020
Democrats already have lined up possible charges if they choose to pursue impeachment 2.0.Continue reading “Impeachment 2.0? Democrats line up possible new charges against Trump”
Among the most puzzling defenses of President Trump is this particular script, beloved of Republican lawmakers: “The Democrats have been trying to impeach this president since before he was sworn into office.” Trumpites like to deliver it with high ferocity and little variation.Continue reading “Republicans wanted to impeach Trump from the start”