As all of Washington—and the country—await the conclusion of Robert Mueller’s special counsel probe, which could come at any moment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put words last week to the as-yet-unspoken consensus on Capitol Hill: Impeaching the president will be a high bar. “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it,” Pelosi told The Washington Post last week. The comment, like so much of the Trump era, hit Washington as shocking but not surprising. It was in many ways a classic “Kinsley gaffe,” as columnist Michael Kinsley once labeled any gaffe when a politician inadvertently tells the truth, because her comment was obviously, demonstrably true. While the House could move to impeach the president, his conviction and removal by the Senate would … [Read more...] about The Evidence That Could Impeach Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump expressed frustration Thursday at the new investigations into his personal finances launched by Democrats. “Unlimited presidential harassment,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “The Dems and their committees are going ‘nuts.'”Congressman Adam Schiff, now the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced Wednesday his intent to launch new and renewed investigations of the president. The investigations include: (1) The scope and scale of the Russian government’s operations to influence the U.S. political process, and the U.S. government’s response, during and since the 2016 election; (2) The extent of any links and/or coordination between the Russian government, or related foreign actors, and individuals associated with Donald Trump’s campaign, transition, administration, or business interests, in furtherance of the Russian government’s interests; (3) Whether any foreign actor has sought to compromise or … [Read more...] about Donald Trump: Investigating Democrats Going ‘Nuts’
National Public Radio (NPR) made the false claim Friday that Donald Trump Junior’s Senate testimony about a Trump Tower deal in Moscow conflicted with testimony from Michael Cohen — President Trump’s former attorney who is now working with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In a fake news article titled, “Cohen’s Account Of Russia Talks Raises Questions About Trump Jr. 2017 Testimony,” the far-left NPR misled its readers with the news that:Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee in September 2017 that although there had been negotiations surrounding a prospective Trump Tower in Moscow, they concluded without result ‘at the end’ of 2014. ‘But not in 2015 or 2016?’ Trump Jr. was asked. ‘Certainly not ’16,’ he said. ‘There was never a definitive end to it. It just died of deal fatigue.’ Trump’s account contrasts with the new version of events given by Cohen on Thursday in a guilty plea in … [Read more...] about NPR Busted Spreading Fake News About Donald Trump Jr.
Donald Trump often claims Facebook and Google are "rigged” to favor the political left. Now he’s building a 2020 campaign infrastructure that can circumvent them. The emerging tech strategy, according to four officials involved in Trump’s reelection campaign, will reduce its reliance on Big Tech platforms — which were the dominant messaging channels in 2016 — to get the president's message out. The president’s team instead is planning to go around the platforms as much as possible and reach supporters directly, making use of old-school text messaging.Story Continued Below The direct-to-consumer, mobile-first campaign reflects the feeling among conservatives that Silicon Valley firms are overly sympathetic to Democrats and the fact that some platforms, like Facebook, are stanching the flow of political content. “In 2016, the campaign didn’t have the bandwidth to scale across many, many channels," said a person familiar with the reelection … [Read more...] about ‘This is how Donald Trump stays president for four more years’
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he had much to accomplish as president, despite Republicans losing the majority in the House of Representatives. The president touted his accomplishments in office during a speech to veterans and their families at the White House auditorium.“The fact is — I’ve done a lot,” he said and adding jokingly, “Goodbye everybody!” Trump touted historic low unemployment numbers, improvements at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and increasing funds for rebuilding the military. “That is a lot that’s more than anybody has even thought about, and I’m proud of it, and we’re not finished yet … We never will be finished.” Trump was introduced by Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie. “There’s never been a presidential campaign certainly in the post World War II era where one of the candidates made veterans the centerpiece of his campaign,” Wilkie said as the audience … [Read more...] about ‘We’re Not Finished’ — Donald Trump Vows to Keep Fighting for Agenda