House Republicans Cave One Day After Calling for Rosenstein Impeachment

It would seem Congressional Republicans are already retreating from the idea of impeaching Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) held several meetings with Republican leaders on Thursday, after which, he appeared to dial back the House Freedom Caucus’ impeachment effort. Meadows told reporters that even though impeachment and a forced House vote are still options on the table, he will focus on charging Rosenstein with contempt of congress if the Justice Department continues to resist document requests from the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees. Meadows said Rosenstein has until the end of the congressional August recess to comply with these transparency demands. “I think it is our desire to have more of a contempt process, which obviously has to have a partner with the Speaker and I think hopefully they will at least acknowledge we’ve made some reasonable concessions to give DOJ and FBI,” Meadows said, according Continue reading "House Republicans Cave One Day After Calling for Rosenstein Impeachment"

GOP Reps. File Articles of Impeachment Against Rod Rosenstein

Multiple Republican members of Congress have filed articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Congressman Mark Meadows, chairman of the Freedom Caucus, says the move is being taken because “the DOJ has continued to hide information from Congress and repeatedly obstructed oversight.” Meadows and Jim Jordan filed the articles of impeachment along with several other members of Congress. As Politico reported yesterday, Republicans have been looking to take action against Rosenstein:
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GOP State Lawmaker Calls For Trump to be Impeached: He ‘Is No Longer Our Leader’

Republican state lawmaker Jason Villalba of Dallas, Texas called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump in a Wednesday editorial for the Texas Tribune. “Since Donald J. Trump has been president, he alone has increased the national debt by over $1 trillion. Yes. One trillion dollars. The fastest any president in U.S. history has accrued that level of debt,” Villalba wrote in a scorching editorial bluntly titled, “It’s time to impeach the president.” He continued:
“Our president has mocked and belittled our immigration laws, our intelligence agencies, our foreign policy strategy and even the American people. We have been called ‘stupid,’ ‘weak,’ ‘a joke’ and ‘pathetic,’ all by our own president. Our president has reveled in sexually engaging with those actively trafficking in the pornography industry and he has ridiculed those religious leaders who would deign to question him for doing so. He mocks and laughs at those Christians
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Law Professor Who Said Dems Weighing Trump Impeachment Need to ‘Shoot to Kill’ Apologizes for Word Choice

Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe, who made news Tuesday morning for saying that any impeachment hearing must “shoot to kill” Trump has apologized. The professor took to Twitter to express his regret over his choice of words. That choice of words was inflammatory, or would normally be considered so if from another source or directed at anyone else. In this case, it was a Harvard professor and the target, so to speak, was Donald Trump. You can watch here. He used the metaphor extensively, as Mediaite‘s Aidan McLaughlin noted.
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Congressman Fires Back at Scarborough for Saying Dems Who Talk Impeachment Should Have ‘Funds Pulled’

One of the Democrats who has talked about impeachment the most fired back over a tweet from Joe Scarborough about how Democrats should really stop talking about it. Scarborough argued that any Democrat who talks about impeachment should have funds “pulled by the Democratic party”:

Amid (Failed) New Push to Impeach Trump, Nancy Pelosi States: ‘Now Is Not the Time’

The House of Representatives rejected an effort to impeach President Trump earlier today, though House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer seemed to imply they might revisit this motion in the future. Congressman Al Green (D-TX) regularly calls for Trump’s removal from office, and on Wednesday, he presented the House with two articles of impeachment against the president. Despite the fact that Green was able to force a vote on a procedural measure, the resolution ultimately failed before a broad bipartisan majority. Pelosi and Hoyer sided with Republicans in a 364-58 decision to table Green’s articles. The two released a joint announcement to explain their decision, Continue reading "Amid (Failed) New Push to Impeach Trump, Nancy Pelosi States: ‘Now Is Not the Time’"

Trump Odds of Impeachment Spike After Flynn Agrees to Cooperate With Russia Investigation

President Donald Trump’s odds of impeachment shot up in the wake of news Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and reports that the fired national security adviser will be fully cooperating with Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. The Independent reported that U.K. betting services are increasingly confident that the Russia investigation could lead to Trump’s impeachment:
“In the wake of the bombshell news that Michael Flynn is pleading guilty to making false statements to the FBI during their Russia investigations, President Trump has hit his shortest price yet to leave office before the end of his term,” Naomi Totten, spokeswoman for Betfair, told The Independent. … “Paddy Power now bet 4/7 that Donald Trump will be impeached. That’s an implied probability of 63 per cent,” said Joe Lee, Paddy Power’s Head of Trump Betting. “Those odds sat at 11/10 yesterday which would have been a 47 per Continue reading "Trump Odds of Impeachment Spike After Flynn Agrees to Cooperate With Russia Investigation"