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Courts have avoided refereeing between Congress and the president, but Trump may force them to wade in 11.12.2019 The Moderate Voice

< Congress and President Trump are engaged in a power struggle that historically has been avoided by the courts. AP/J. Scott Applewhite Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State University President Donald Trump’s refusal to hand over records to Congress and allow executive branch employees to provide information and testimony to Congress during the impeachment battle is the […]

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Congressional subpoenas will be ‘forever unenforceable’ if GOP lets Trump off the hook: conservative attorney 11.12.2019 Raw Story
Conservative attorney Gabriel Malor, who in the past has written legal analyses for right-wing publications such as The Federalist and the Washington Examiner, warns that Republicans will be setting a dangerous precedent if they let President Donald Trump off the hook for his unprecedented obstruction of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry. Writing on Twitter, […]
Courts have avoided refereeing between Congress and the president — Trump may change all that 8.12.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s refusal to hand over records to Congress and allow executive branch employees to provide information and testimony to Congress during the impeachment battle is the strongest test yet of legal principles that over the past 200 years have not yet been fully defined by U.S. courts. It’s not the first test: Struggles […]
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Colorado’s Democratic lawmakers focus on obstruction as impeachment vote looms 7.12.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
"Joe Neguse talked about it: Denying your staff the right to come over and testify when they’ve been subpoenaed, and to stall and stonewall information, I think is obstruction of Congress."
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Newsletter: Trump will survive because Congress is broken 7.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

An argument for censure instead of impeachment is an argument that Congress as a co-equal branch of government has been mortally wounded.

Trump will survive impeachment — but will never truly recover from the deep wounds it inflicts 6.12.2019 Raw Story
After deliberating with the members of her caucus and reading the House Select Committee on Intelligence report on the Ukraine bribery scandal, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday morning that she has directed the chairs of the Judiciary, Intelligence, Oversight and Reform, Financial Services and Ways and Means committees to begin writing articles of impeachment […]
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Trump Will Likely Survive Impeachment — But It Will Still Hurt Him 6.12.2019
Activists hold a sign reading "REMOVE TRUMP" in front of Trump Tower
We'll be in uncharted waters, with an impeached president running for re-election. But history's not on his side.
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‘Literally just making things up right now’: Legal analyst destroys Turley’s testimony against impeachment as ‘nonsense’ 5.12.2019 Raw Story
“A tap dancing exercise in intellectual dishonesty” George Washington University Law School Law professor Jonathan Turley was the GOP’s only witness during Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings, and based on the reactions of legal experts, it did not go well for him or the Republicans. Professor Turley made many claims, with MSNBC hosts at one […]
Jonathan Turley is wrong — Trump committed a clear act of ‘obstruction’: Fox News legal analyst 5.12.2019 Raw Story
As the first impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee got underway this Wednesday, Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, emerged as the sole voice on the panel of witnesses to offer skepticism of the Democrats’ case against President Trump. According to Turley, Trump’s conduct with regards to Ukraine does not rise […]
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GOP’s legal expert insisted Clinton had to be impeached to protect the ‘existence of government’ and prevent ‘anarchy’ 4.12.2019 Raw Story
During Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings Democrats will call three expert witnesses and Republicans will call one. George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley is the constitutional expert chosen by Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) to represent the Republicans’ point of view, to oppose impeachment and to defend President Donald Trump. Turley has released his […]
House Intelligence Committee Releases Impeachment Inquiry Report 4.12.2019 Outside the Beltway
The House Intelligence Committee has released its report resulting from its investigation of the Ukraine scandal.
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House report on Trump-Ukraine scandal is also a damning indictment of Pence and Nunes involvement 4.12.2019 Raw Story
The House Intelligence Committee released a 300-page draft report concluding that President Donald Trump abused his power to pressure Ukraine into helping his re-election campaign.The committee, led by Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., concluded that Trump “placed his own personal and political interests above the national interests of the United States.” This article first appeared in Salon […]
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‘That’s the calculation they made’: MSNBC panel says Trump decided obstruction was less incriminating option 4.12.2019 Raw Story
Section Two of the draft impeachment report by the House Intelligence Committee contains 90-pages of evidence that President Donald Trump obstructed Congress. The executive summary of the report detailed Trump’s actions obstructing the House of Representatives: refusing to produce to the impeachment inquiry’s investigating Committees information and records in the possession of the White House, […]
Tinder lets known sex offenders use the app. It’s not the only one 4.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Match Group, which owns most major online dating services, screens for sexual predators on Match — but not on Tinder, OkCupid or PlentyofFish. A spokesperson said, “There are definitely registered sex offenders on our free products.”
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READ IT: Democrats’ House impeachment report against Trump 4.12.2019 Raw Story
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have released their report outlining impeachable offenses committed by President Donald Trump. Read the entire report below. HOME The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report The impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of […]
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Tinder lets known sex offenders use the app — and it’s not the only one 2.12.2019 Raw Story
Susan Deveau saw Mark Papamechail’s online dating profile on PlentyofFish in late 2016. Scrolling through his pictures, she saw a 54-year-old man, balding and broad, dressed in a T-shirt. Papamechail lived near her home in a suburb of Boston and, like Deveau, was divorced. His dating app profile said he wanted “to find someone to […]
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Multiple Women Recall Sexual Misconduct And Retaliation By Gordon Sondland 1.12.2019 Crooks Liars
ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Three women say they faced sexual misconduct by Gordon Sondland before he was the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and at the center of the presidential impeachment inquiry. They say he retaliated against them professionally after they rejected his advances. In one case, a potential business partner recalls that Sondland took her to tour a room in a hotel he owns, only to then grab her face and try to kiss her. After she rejected him, Sondland backtracked on investing in her business. Another woman, a work associate at the time, says Sondland exposed himself to her during a business interaction. She also recalls falling over the back of a couch trying to get away from him. After she made her lack of interest clear, she says Sondland called her, screaming about her job performance. A third woman, 27 years Sondland’s junior, met him to discuss a potential ...
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Column: This government price-fixing case makes the tuna industry sound like the mafia 1.12.2019 LA Times: Business

Secret meetings, whispered threats -- the price-fixing case against tuna companies sounds like a mafia story.

It’s past time Congress reined in the president’s emergency powers 1.12.2019 Raw Story
The full Senate could soon consider legislation that would rein in the president’s emergency powers and bolster the principle of separation of powers that underpins American democracy. This legislation, the ARTICLE ONE Act as amended by a Senate committee, contains sensible reforms of the National Emergencies Act of 1976 (NEA), the flawed and outdated law […]
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Letters to the Editor: Why can't Devin Nunes answer easy questions about new Ukraine allegations? 30.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Devin Nunes has attacked Democrats and pushed debunked conspiracy theories. Adam Schiff doesn't get good reviews either for role in impeachment process.

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