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« Reply #325 on: July 12, 2017, 04:12:27 PM »

Congressman Takes First Formal Step To Impeach Trump
Democratic California Rep. Brad Sherman believes the president obstructed justice.
By Ryan Grenoble
07/12/2017

On Wednesday, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) introduced an article of impeachment in the House, seeking to remove President Donald Trump from office for obstruction of justice. Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) co-sponsored the article.

Sherman first raised the specter of impeachment in early June, basing his case on Trump’s apparent interference in an FBI investigation into his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn.

As Sherman sees it, Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey ― who says he was fired in retaliation for continuing to investigate Flynn ― constitutes obstruction of justice.

“Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump’s campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia,” Sherman explained in a media release. “It now seems likely that the President had something to hide when he tried to curtail the investigation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the wider Russian probe. I believe his conversations with, and subsequent firing of, FBI Director James Comey constitute Obstruction of Justice.”


While Sherman said Trump has also engaged in all manner of decidedly unpresidential conduct, he acknowledged that doesn’t constitute an impeachable offense.

“The Constitution does not provide for the removal of a President for impulsive, ignorant incompetence,” he wrote. “It does provide for the removal of a President for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

Sherman is under no illusion that House Republicans will move forward on impeachment, but he hopes formally raising the option might nonetheless spur them to action in one of two ways:

First, I have slight hope it will inspire an “intervention” in the White House.  If Impeachment is real, if they actually see Articles, perhaps we will see incompetency replaced by care.  Perhaps uncontrollable impulses will be controlled. And perhaps the danger our nation faces will be ameliorated.

Second, and more likely, filing Articles of Impeachment is the first step on a very long road.  But if the impulsive incompetency continues, then eventually—many, many months from now—Republicans will join the impeachment effort.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request from HuffPost for comment, but in a statement to Time correspondent Zeke Miller, called Sherman’s effort “utterly ridiculous” and “a political game at its worst.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sherman-impeach-trump-article-obstruction_us_59666d71e4b0a0c6f1e5517f?4b&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
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« Reply #326 on: July 17, 2017, 02:44:12 PM »

Poll: More support impeaching Trump than Nixon at start of Watergate
BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN - 07/17/17

Impeaching President Trump is more popular now than impeaching President Richard Nixon was at the start of the Watergate scandal, according to a Monmouth University poll.

The poll, released Monday, found 41 percent of Americans support impeachment for Trump. In comparison, 26 percent supported Nixon’s impeachment six months into his second term, as the Watergate scandal was breaking.

Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray said the higher percentage of Americans wanting impeachment is caused by “the current epidemic of hyper-partisanship that was simply not prevalent forty years ago.”

The poll also found that Trump has a 39 percent job approval rating. And 59 percent said the meeting between top Trump campaign officials — including Donald Trump Jr. — and a Russian lawyer last year was inappropriate.

Fifty percent said they believed the purposes of the meeting was to get negative information about Hillary Clinton, and 39 percent said Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner should be made to resign after attending the meeting.

The survey also found that nearly two-thirds think the Russian government definitely or probably tried to interfere in the election, and 54 percent believe Trump is too friendly toward Russia.

The Monmouth University poll surveyed 800 American adults from July 13 to 16 and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

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« Reply #327 on: July 17, 2017, 03:26:05 PM »

Poll: More support impeaching Trump than Nixon at start of Watergate
BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN - 07/17/17

Impeaching President Trump is more popular now than impeaching President Richard Nixon was at the start of the Watergate scandal, according to a Monmouth University poll.

The poll, released Monday, found 41 percent of Americans support impeachment for Trump. In comparison, 26 percent supported Nixon’s impeachment six months into his second term, as the Watergate scandal was breaking.

Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray said the higher percentage of Americans wanting impeachment is caused by “the current epidemic of hyper-partisanship that was simply not prevalent forty years ago.”

The poll also found that Trump has a 39 percent job approval rating. And 59 percent said the meeting between top Trump campaign officials — including Donald Trump Jr. — and a Russian lawyer last year was inappropriate.

Fifty percent said they believed the purposes of the meeting was to get negative information about Hillary Clinton, and 39 percent said Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner should be made to resign after attending the meeting.

The survey also found that nearly two-thirds think the Russian government definitely or probably tried to interfere in the election, and 54 percent believe Trump is too friendly toward Russia.

The Monmouth University poll surveyed 800 American adults from July 13 to 16 and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

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« Reply #329 on: September 26, 2017, 01:12:56 PM »

Dem lawmaker threatens to force Trump impeachment vote next week
BY CRISTINA MARCOS - 09/26/17
   
Dem lawmaker threatens to force Trump impeachment vote next week

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said Tuesday that he will move to force a House floor vote to impeach President Trump next week as he denounced Trump's attacks on NFL players protesting police brutality.

Green, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, stood on the GOP side of the House chamber to announce his plans to file a resolution that will automatically trigger a floor vote.

“I rise today as a proud American. A person who believes in his country, who salutes the flag and says the Pledge of Allegiance and sings the national anthem,” Green said, wearing an American flag-themed tie.

“I will stand here in the well of the Congress, and I will call for the impeachment of the president of the United States of America,” he said.

Trump renewed the controversy over former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protests at a rally in Alabama on Friday.

“Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired,’ ” Trump said.

Green denounced Trump’s comments, saying they amount to “a level of indecency that is unbecoming the presidency.”

“I rise to say to the world that this is not what America is all about,” Green said, hitting the podium for emphasis.

Under House rules, any member can file what is known as a “privileged” resolution that argues something goes against the dignity and integrity of the House.

Even if Republicans reject it, as expected, Green can still force a procedural vote on his resolution.

Green has called for Trump’s impeachment before. He signed on to an article of impeachment filed by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) in July that argues Trump obstructed justice by firing James Comey as FBI director amid the agency’s investigation of whether his campaign colluded with the Russian government.

Green previously threatened to file a privileged resolution to impeach Trump in June if he ousted Robert Mueller, the special counsel now overseeing the FBI’s investigation.

“I think that would be a part of the last straw, if not the last straw, if he did that,” Green told The Hill at the time.

It's unclear if the latest privileged resolution on which Green is threatening to force a vote will also cite the Comey firing as justification for impeaching Trump. A spokesman didn't immediately return a request for comment.

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« Reply #330 on: September 26, 2017, 07:32:35 PM »

So you can now impeach a president because you don't like his views ??   Huh
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« Reply #331 on: October 03, 2017, 10:46:03 AM »

President Trump must be breathing a sigh of relief.

Dem Rep Green: Trump Impeachment ‘Postponed’ in the Wake of Vegas Shooting

by PAM KEY
2 Oct 2017

Monday following the Las Vegas, NV shooting, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) announced on the House floor that his effort to impeach President Donald Trump was postponed.

Green said, “Mr. Speaker, our nation is in mourning. Many hearts are bleeding. Mr. Speaker, there is much suffering. Lives have been lost in a senseless, needless manner in Las Vegas. Mr. Speaker, there is a right time for all things. This is a time for our nation to mourn and for hearts to heal.”

He added, “Mr. Speaker, I announce that impeachment is postponed.”

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« Reply #332 on: October 11, 2017, 03:56:23 PM »

How the heck did this man get elected to Congress??

Dem Rep. Al Green introduces articles of impeachment against Trump
Alex Pappas By Alex Pappas, Fox News

Liberal Democratic Rep. Al Green on Wednesday followed through on threats to file articles of impeachment against President Trump, introducing the resolution in the House while delivering an anti-Trump tirade on the floor.

The Texas congressman's maneuver was short-lived. While Green could have forced a vote as early as Wednesday, he opted not to take further action and the articles effectively expired.

However, Green could reintroduce the measure at any time, and a spokesman for the lawmaker told Fox News he may do so.

“Today, I rise to use the constitutionally prescribed political process of impeachment to speak truth to the most powerful man on earth, the president of the United States of America,” Green said in a speech on the House floor.

Accusing Trump of betraying “his trust as president” by embracing racism, Green referenced Adolf Hitler and made the point that Trump can still be removed from office even if he didn’t commit a crime.

“The public has been led to believe that a president must commit a crime to be impeached, which is not true,” Green said. “If any president persisted with the lie that ‘Hitler was right,’ he would be, and should be, impeached not for a crime, but for betraying his trust as president.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing, Monday, July 31, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called the effort "pathetic" in a tweet Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Green’s resolution covered four articles of impeachment.

One accused the president of “inciting white supremacy, sexism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, race-baiting, and racism by demeaning, defaming, disrespecting and disparaging women and certain minorities.” Another alleged Trump brought “shame and dishonor to the office of the presidency by associating the majesty and dignity of the presidency with causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism and neo-Nazism.”

Another still condemned Trump for saying “three to five million people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election.”

The fourth article accused the president of “encouraging law enforcement officials to violate the Constitutional rights of the suspects in their case.”

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called the effort "pathetic" in a tweet Wednesday.

Green initially said he planned to file the resolution last week, but he postponed it after the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

“Impeachment is postponed,” Green said last week. “Let us mourn. Let us heal.”

REP. GREEN SEEKS TRUMP IMPEACHMENT VOTE, PUTTING DEMS IN TIGHT SPOT

Green's push is not supported by many senior Democrats, even as they rail against the president.

New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, told The Hill in response to Green’s threat: “We’re not there yet,” despite Trump having done “really terrible things.”

If Green brings back the measure, it’s likely that lawmakers in the GOP-controlled House would vote to set aside his resolution. This could still put some Democrats in a bad spot, as they would likely face pressure from outside liberal groups to vote against tabling the articles.

The House Judiciary Committee did not consider Green’s articles for floor debate, as it did when then-President Bill Clinton was impeached in in 1998.

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« Reply #333 on: October 11, 2017, 04:37:53 PM »

Congressman introduces articles to impeach Trump: What to know about the process
By Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News

Raw video: Democratic representative from Texas takes to House floor to file articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, forcing vote

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, filed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday – but the move soon died as no action was taken.

Green offered four scathing articles of impeachment on the House floor. No action was taken, and Green forewent an opportunity to force action on them – letting the articles expire.

Read on for a look at how the impeachment process works – and just what that means for the president.

What does impeachment mean?
Congress has the ability to remove a sitting president from office before his term is finished – an authority granted by the Constitution.

Along with the president and vice president, all civil officers in the U.S. can be removed from office if they are impeached and convicted of bribery, treason or other high crimes and misdemeanors, according to the Constitution.

How does impeachment work?
Article One of the Constitution grants the House of Representatives the sole power of impeachment; the Senate has the sole authority to try all impeachments. If the president is being tried, the Chief Justice should preside over the trial.

The House must vote, requiring a simple majority vote to adopt the articles of impeachment. Before a vote, the House Judiciary Committee – or another special committee – may investigate the articles.

The House is able to vote to impeach even if the committee does not recommend doing so.

Should that vote be reached, then the House will appoint members – called managers – to act as “prosecutors” as the proceedings will then go to trial in the Senate. The president is able to have defense attorneys.

The Senate would need a two-thirds majority in order to find the president guilty. Should that happen, the president would be removed from and the vice president takes office.

Have other presidents been impeached?
Only two U.S. presidents have been impeached – and neither were removed from office.

Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998.

While an impeachment proceeding began against former President Richard Nixon, he was not actually impeached. Nixon was the only president to resign from office.

What is the White House’s response?
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the move was “pathetic” in a tweet Wednesday afternoon.

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What do Green’s articles say?
Green’s impeachment articles covered a wide range of issues. One accused Trump of “inciting white supremacy, sexism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, race-baiting, and racism by demeaning, defaming, disrespecting and disparaging women and certain minorities.”

Another criticized the president for alleging that several million people illegally voted in the 2016 election.

One article said Trump has brought “shame and dishonor to the office of the presidency” because he has associated it with “causes rooted in white supremacy, bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism, white nationalism and neo-Nazism.”

And another article said Trump has “enourag[ed] law enforcement officials to violate the Constitutional rights of the suspect in their case.”

Since no action was immediately taken, the articles expired.

Green does have the ability to reintroduce his articles at a later date. A spokesperson for the congressman told Fox News that Green wanted to give his colleagues time to review what he’s put forth.

The Associated Press reported that Green’s articles did not accuse Trump of a crime, but the congressman said that was not needed to impeach.

Would impeachment work?
With a Republican-led House – and other Democratic congressmen who don’t support impeaching Trump – the lawmaker’s bid to remove Trump from office is considered to be a longshot.

Democratic leaders have distanced themselves from the efforts to impeach Trump, including Green’s, believing it serves only to energize the president's supporters.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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« Reply #334 on: October 13, 2017, 03:46:34 PM »

Porn King Larry Flynt Offers $10 Million for Information Leading to Trump Impeachment
October 13, 2017 by Jim Hoft

Porn King Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine is offering $10 million for information leading to the impeachment of Donald J. Trump as president.

Flynt will advertise the offer this weekend in the Washington Post.

In October 2016 Larry Flynt offered $1 million for recordings of Donald Trump breaking the law or acting in sexually demeaning manner.

This week he upped his offer to $10 million for information that will impeach Trump.

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« Reply #335 on: October 13, 2017, 03:52:24 PM »

I wonder how he makes his money these days.  Looks like he must've transitioned from paper to electronic pretty well.
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« Reply #336 on: October 13, 2017, 05:22:48 PM »

I wonder how he makes his money these days.  Looks like he must've transitioned from paper to electronic pretty well.

No idea.  He's reportedly worth $500 mil.  Seems low given his line of work and age.  But he is on his 5th wife . . . . .
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« Reply #337 on: October 13, 2017, 09:55:14 PM »

Love how some of the sissy asses try to stay relavent.
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« Reply #338 on: October 13, 2017, 11:46:40 PM »

I wonder how he makes his money these days.  Looks like he must've transitioned from paper to electronic pretty well.

Larry Flint has led a very colorful life. He's admitted that he is bi-polar. Over the years, Flint has taken an active role in politics. Physically he's not in great shape. As a result of being shot, he's been wheelchair bound for decades. He also suffered a stroke, which resulted in impaired speech. Nothing seems to hold him down though.
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« Reply #339 on: October 14, 2017, 08:17:49 AM »

No idea.  He's reportedly worth $500 mil.  Seems low given his line of work and age.  But he is on his 5th wife . . . . .

Just read a little bio on him and (if true) he's been a real slickster since the very beginning.  As for his initial break, though:

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In July 1974, the first issue of Hustler was published. Although the first few issues went largely unnoticed, within a year the magazine became highly lucrative and Flynt was able to pay his tax debts.  Flynt's friend Al Goldstein said that Hustler took its inspiration from his own tabloid SCREW, but credited him with accomplishing what he had not: creating a national publication.  In November 1974, Hustler showed the first "pink-shots," or photos of open vulvas.  Flynt had to fight to publish each issue, as many people, including some at his distribution company, found the magazine too explicit and threatened to remove it from the market. Shortly thereafter, Flynt was approached by a paparazzo who had taken nude pictures of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis while she was sunbathing on vacation in 1971. He purchased them for $18,000 and published them in the August 1975 issue. That issue attracted widespread attention, and one million copies were sold within a few days.  Now a millionaire, Flynt bought a $375,000 mansion.
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« Reply #340 on: October 14, 2017, 08:28:06 AM »

Larry Flint has led a very colorful life. He's admitted that he is bi-polar. Over the years, Flint has taken an active role in politics. Physically he's not in great shape. As a result of being shot, he's been wheelchair bound for decades. He also suffered a stroke, which resulted in impaired speech. Nothing seems to hold him down though.

Hard to believe he's only a couple of years older than you, Prime.  He's busted apart, completely.  You have a lot to be thankful for.

Btw, turns out the guy who shot him was never brought to trial for that, but was executed just a few years ago in Missouri for something else.  He was a serial killer who got away with untold murder, and he also shot Vernon Jordan at one point and escaped conviction for that.  Quite a character.
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« Reply #341 on: October 14, 2017, 03:16:36 PM »

Hard to believe he's only a couple of years older than you, Prime.  He's busted apart, completely.  You have a lot to be thankful for.

Btw, turns out the guy who shot him was never brought to trial for that, but was executed just a few years ago in Missouri for something else.  He was a serial killer who got away with untold murder, and he also shot Vernon Jordan at one point and escaped conviction for that.  Quite a character.

Well, my life is incredibly tame and boring as compared to Larry Flynt.   
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« Reply #342 on: October 14, 2017, 03:47:42 PM »

Well, my life is incredibly tame and boring as compared to Larry Flynt.   


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