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"

Nancy Pelosi Downplays Impeachment Talk: ‘Not Someplace That I Think We Should Go’

Tom Steyer‘s big new ad campaign has put impeachment back in the news, but the top House Democrat really doesn’t think this should be a party priority right now. On CNN’s State of the Union, Nancy Pelosi told Jake Tapper “you can’t go down any path without the facts and the law” and they will see what happens. She noted liberals are still “annoyed” she didn’t push for impeachment of George W. Bush over Iraq, saying of Trump that Democrats should “let the chips fall where they may, but it’s not someplace that I think we should go.” Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Tom Steyer Accuses Fox News of Breach of Contract After They Pull Plug on Impeach Trump Ad

If you are a cable news viewer, you’ve probably seen the provocative television ad by California billionaire Tom Steyer that calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. For those who exclusively watch Fox News, you’ve likely noticed that commercial has been missing the past few days. That is because the network decided on October 31st to pull the plug on it even though Steyer had purchased another week’s worth of ad time. And Steyer is now accusing Fox News of breach of contract. While appearing on MSNBC’s All In on Friday, the hedge fund manager/progressive activist told host Chris Hayes that Fox “refused to fulfill their contract with us” and wondered aloud if it was due to a “request from the White House.” After the ad began running, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to rail against Steyer and his commercial. Steyer’s lawyers sent a letter to Fox Continue reading "Tom Steyer Accuses Fox News of Breach of Contract After They Pull Plug on Impeach Trump Ad"

Five Big Revelations from Vanity Fair‘s Report on White House Impeachment Fears

A recent profile on the Trump Administration suggests that White House is in a state of panic over Robert Mueller‘s investigation, and they’re making plans to prepare for the worst. Vanity Fair‘s Gabriel Sherman spoke to various allies in Donald Trump‘s corner, many of who think the president should “take off the gloves” when dealing with Mueller. There was a lot to take away from the revelations of the report, so here are five of the most important considerations to keep in mind. 1. White House Staff Think Impeachment Might be Possible The president’s aides and close confidants are starting to think of impeachment as a realistic possibility in the current state of affairs. Some have said that Trump has weakened his own positions with some of his past statements, and firing Mueller would only make matters worse for himself.
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