House Democrats plan to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the Associated Press and other news outlets reported on Monday. One article will be for abuse of power and the other article will be for obstruction of Congress, the AP said. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) told reporters that there would be an announcement on Tuesday. ‘This is not a happy day. I don’t get any glee at this. But I think we’re doing what we have to do. We’re doing what the Constitution mandates that we do,” Engel said after a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats. The meeting took place after a marathon House Judiciary Committee hearing where the evidence for impeachment was laid about by House lawyers. Republicans repeatedly called the process a “sham,” and dismissed the impeachment effort as a predetermined outcome that started shortly after Trump took office. If the House adopts the impeachment articles, Trump … [Read more...] about House Democrats Preparing Two Impeachment Articles Against President Donald Trump
Michael Bloomberg has made clear he doesn’t care about missing the next Democratic debate, or any that may come after that. Confronting his remaining primary opponents, at least those who meet the DNC’s qualifications, doesn’t seem to mean much when he can use a personal fortune well in excess of $50 billion to buy his way if not into the hearts of Americans, then into our attention spans. Even fellow rich guy Tom Steyer is daring Bloomberg, who speaks of not collecting voter donations as if that’s a good thing, to actually go out and meet the very people who he is asking to hire him for arguably the biggest job in the world. Bloomberg, who did away with term limits during his time as New York City’s mayor, spent more in his first two weeks than newly departed candidate Kamala Harris did during her entire campaign. Despite his denials, he is, in effect, trying to buy the Democratic nomination. Sadly, we political journalists have obliged Bloomberg with … [Read more...] about Of Course Bloomberg Thinks Just About Anyone Could Run for President
Martin Scorsese’s new film, The Irishman, conjures up a lost world. It depicts an era when the Mafia was so powerful that it set off alarms in the Kennedy White House, and Scorsese even hints that organized crime was behind JFK’s assassination. But by the end of the three-hour-plus movie, the nostalgia fades and so does the pinkie-ring finery. Every made man Scorsese introduces to the viewer is snuffed out until all that’s left is Frank Sheeran (played by Robert DeNiro), a disheveled, wheelchair-bound ex-hit man who’s haunted by his memories. At the film’s end, a pair of FBI agents plead with Sheeran to talk about his victims, telling him there’s no reason to keep silent anymore because there’s no one left to protect. “Everybody’s dead, Mr. Sheeran,” one agent says. “They’re all gone.” Well, many still remember. One person who knew the real-life mob families that show up in The Irishman is President Donald … [Read more...] about The Real-Life Mob Families of ‘The Irishman’? Donald Trump Knew Them
Hours after he was roused from his Florida home in a pre-dawn raid by armed federal agents, Roger Stone, President Trump’s longtime friend and former political adviser, appeared on Fox News to announce that the charges against him were “thin indeed.” But Stone’s indictment may not be the last word from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In fact, it may only be the opening move. A small note stamped on Stone’s indictment suggests that more charges may be forthcoming — possibly involving Russian collusion. That note states that there is a “related case” involving Stone, the 66-year-old self-described “dirty trickster” who has Nixon’s face tattooed on his back. That “related case” is likely a much bigger criminal conspiracy involving a dozen Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the Clinton campaign. More from the Roger Stone docket: Stone's case is related to the indictment of 12 GRU officers for … [Read more...] about Is There a Secret Hiding in Roger Stone’s Indictment?
"After opening an inquiry into the possibility of impeachment, then reading the impeachment report and considering the impeachment options, we finally made it to the beginning of the end of the starting," Stephen Colbert joked about the long process. Late-night hosts reacted to Nancy Pelosi's statement that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against Donald Trump on Thursday's episodes of their shows. Pelosi delivered the historic announcement as Democrats push toward a vote that could potentially take place before Christmas. "The president's actions have seriously violated the Constitution," said Pelosi. "He is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit. The president has engaged in abuse of power, undermining our national security and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections." On The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert shared a clip of Pelosi's announcement. "After opening an inquiry into the possibility of impeachment, then reading the … [Read more...] about Late-Night Hosts React to Pelosi’s Plan to Move Forward With Articles of Impeachment