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Democrats Divided on Impeachment Question

They're debating next step after Mueller release

(Newser) - To impeach or not impeach? That is the question Democrats are pondering after the release of the Mueller report. Democrats are split on whether to use the report's findings to impeach the president or campaign against him in 2020, the Wall Street Journal reports. Left-wing Democrats including Rep. Alexandria... More »

Pelosi Says Trump 'Not Worth' Impeaching

House speaker is 'not for impeachment'

(Newser) - Impeach Trump? Not under Nancy Pelosi's watch. "I’m not for impeachment," the House speaker told the Washington Post in a wide-ranging interview. "This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person... More »

Atlantic Makes Bold Case Against Trump

New cover features a giant word: 'Impeach'

(Newser) - The Hill calls it "striking" and Mediaite goes further with "stunning." Whatever the adjective, the new cover of the Atlantic is definitely a talker. It features a giant word in red capital letters: "Impeach." Underneath that: "It's time for Congress to judge the... More »

Rep. Sorry for 'Distraction' Caused by Trump Vulgarity

But Rashida Tlaib says she's not sorry about being upset

(Newser) - Rep. Rashida Tlaib is sorry—not for referring to President Trump as a "motherf--ker," nor for calling for his impeachment, but for causing a "distraction" when there were more pressing issues to focus on, especially the government shutdown. The newly sworn-in Michigan Democrat said Tuesday that she... More »

Ocasio-Cortez Jumps Into the Fray Over Vulgar Word

Rep. Rashida Tlaib got it started on Friday

(Newser) - Washington is fighting about everything—why not dirty words? On Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed "Republican hypocrisy" amid outcry over a vulgarity uttered by her fellow congresswoman Thursday night, the Washington Post reports. Rep. Rashida Tlaib's remark that "we're gonna impeach the motherf---er" (guess who that'... More »

New Rep. Who Called Trump a Vulgarity Digs Her Heels In

Rep. Rashida Tlaib doesn't back down

(Newser) - Rep. Rashida Tlaib's second day on the job ended up being ... interesting. That's thanks to a widely reported comment she made at a Thursday night event: "We're gonna impeach the motherf---er," the obscenity being a reference to the president. On Friday, the Michigan Democrat was... More »

Trump Hits Back on Impeachment Talk

Claims 'most successful first two years of any president'

(Newser) - "[I've] done nothing wrong," was President Trump's response to impeachment talk that made headlines on the first day of a new Congress Thursday. Calling himself "the most popular Republican in party history," Trump brushed off the idea of impeachment as ridiculous in Friday tweets,... More »

New Rep. Issues Vulgar Call for Trump Impeachment

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib didn't hold back

(Newser) - Some Democrats have adopted a cautious tone when discussing the possible impeachment of President Trump. And then there's Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The new congresswoman called for Trump's impeachment in a Detroit Free Press op-ed Thursday, and did so again using very different language that night, ABC News... More »

Nixon Lawyer: Expect Impeachment Proceedings

John Dean says Congress has 'little choice' but to get them started

(Newser) - President Trump suggests that the flurry of late court filings Friday related to the Robert Mueller investigation "totally clears" him . But a man with familiarity in such things has a different view: "I think what this totality of today's filings show (is) that the House is going... More »

The Blue Wave 'Hit a Red Wall'

Democrats prepare to take on Trump

(Newser) - Tuesday's midterm elections gave Democrats control of the House and Republicans control of the Senate, a result more than one analyst has likened to a blue wave hitting a red wall. Politico predicts that with the Democrats controlling one house of Congress and the GOP "stranglehold" on power... More »

Trump: I Can't Be Impeached, I'm Doing a Great Job

He says Sessions will be safe until the midterms

(Newser) - President Trump gave Bloomberg an interview Thursday that was a doozy even by Trumpian standards. Among other things, he insisted he couldn't be impeached because he is "doing a great job," defended his controversial handling of John McCain's death—and threatened to pull the United States... More »

Hillary Clinton: Here's What McCain Found 'Heartbreaking'

And other thoughts around the Sunday talk show dial

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton appeared on NBC's Meet the Press with praise for her longtime colleague and political rival, the late Sen. John McCain—who "really understood in the marrow of his bones what it meant to be an American," she says, per the Hill . "He knew that... More »

Impeachment Articles Target a State's Entire Supreme Court

Democrat claims 'a coup' in West Virginia

(Newser) - West Virginia's Supreme Court could be in for an overhaul: The state's House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved articles of impeachment against all four justices, accusing them of maladministration, corruption, incompetency, and neglect of duty, among other crimes. "This is truly a sad day for West Virginia,... More »

11 GOP Lawmakers Are Trying to Impeach Mueller's Boss

'We're tired of the Justice Department giving us the finger'

(Newser) - Two extremely conservative House lawmakers are leading a bid to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Robert Mueller. Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan are among 11 Republican lawmakers who filed a resolution Wednesday calling for Rosenstein to be impeached, the Washington Post reports. The men, allies of... More »

GOP Ready to Impeach Rosenstein: Report

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows has the document in hand

(Newser) - Seems House conservatives are still hoping to see Rod Rosenstein hit the unemployment line. Conservative lawmakers were honing an impeaching filing for the deputy attorney general Friday at the same time he announced 12 indictments against Russians for alleged election hacking, Capitol Hill sources tell Politico . In fact, Rosenstein was... More »

Concerns About Governor Spur Historic Move in Missouri

Lawmakers call special session to consider impeaching Gov. Eric Greitens

(Newser) - In a historic move, Missouri lawmakers announced Thursday that they are calling themselves into a special session later this month to consider impeaching Gov. Eric Greitens following allegations of sexual misconduct and misuse of charity resources for his political campaign. Republican House and Senate leaders said they had gathered more... More »

Trump's House Allies Ready 'Last Resort' Move

Republicans have drafted articles of impeachment against Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein

(Newser) - Democrats warned such a move could be coming. Now, House Republicans allied with President Trump have drafted articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who's overseeing Robert Mueller's investigation into links between Trump's campaign and Russia, the Washington Post reports. "It's sickening,"... More »

The Plot Thickens for Embattled Missouri Governor

Eric Greitens could face 2nd felony charge

(Newser) - Missouri's top Republican legislative leaders abandoned GOP Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday, calling on him to resign instead of continuing to fight allegations that he illegally took advantage of both a charity he founded and a woman with whom he had an affair. Greitens already is facing a May... More »

Report: Missouri Gov. Initiated Unwanted Sexual Encounters

Panel is looking into impeachment

(Newser) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens initiated a physically aggressive unwanted sexual encounter with his hairdresser and threatened to distribute a partially nude photo of her if she spoke about it, according to testimony from the woman released Wednesday by a House investigatory committee. The graphic report details multiple instances in which... More »

Magazine Raises Idea of Impeaching Thomas

Jill Abramson makes the case in 'New York' because of his 'lies' under oath

(Newser) - Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson authors a controversial new cover story for New York magazine, and the headline pretty much explains all: "The Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas." The lengthy piece revisits the Supreme Court justice's infamous confirmation hearings, along with the allegations of... More »

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