Trump has made his bed. It is now time he be made to sleep in it. Ideally for the remainder of his life.
What he has done to our nation, our allies, and our values is frankly unforgivable. PERIOD.
And now the Kurdish people, our allies in the long fight against ISIS, have been sacrificed to the invading army of Turkey by the US “president” Dotard Trump.
IMPEACH and REMOVE NOW!
House Democrats are increasingly confident they have all the evidence they need to impeach President Donald Trump for obstructing their investigations.
Lawmakers say White House counsel Pat Cipollone’s letter sent Tuesday night to Speaker Nancy Pelosi — accusing Democrats of running an “invalid” and “illegitimate” impeachment probe — is the final insult in a long-running campaign of obstruction that will likely become a voluminous article of impeachment against Trump.
But they’re not prepared to impeach Trump on obstruction of Congress alone. As they contemplate their impeachment strategy, Democrats say they prefer any obstruction charge to play a supporting, rather than starring, role in their efforts.
“The [White House] letter isn’t an argument, it’s a diatribe. And it reflects what is a clear decision by the White House – obstruct, deny, stonewall,” Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said in an interview. “I think it would be a basis for proceeding but that doesn’t answer the question: Is it the time to proceed. Is the public there?”
Senior Democratic aides insisted lawmakers are still “finding the facts” and not seriously talking about writing specific articles of impeachment at this time, in part because Democrats are continuing to gather evidence against Trump. But Democrats readily agree that Trump’s blanket stonewalling of their investigations has veered into impeachable territory.
“There is a lot of evidence that is just staring us in the face,” said Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), a member of the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees who has argued since April that Democrats have enough evidence to impeach Trump.
Trump has overseen efforts to defy House subpoenas for documents and testimony related to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of his campaign’s ties to Russia. Trump’s Treasury Department has refused to turn over his tax returns, despite a law permitting some lawmakers to obtain them. And Trump has helped scuttle other committees’ investigations of his alleged campaign finance violations, offers of pardons to immigration officials, administration officials’ use of private email for government business and political interference in the U.S. census.
And just this week, Trump blocked a key witness in the House’s expanding investigation into Trump’s effort to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former vice president and 2020 rival Joe Biden.
“This total obstruction is a stand-alone basis for impeachment,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) on Twitter. “The House should proceed as soon as possible to impeach this lawless president and wannabe authoritarian.”
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