Opinion: Investigation Comes Before – Not Instead Of – Impeachment

When I started writing this piece, it was going to be in defense of Nancy Pelosi’s argument against a premature rush to impeachment.  Her reasoning still stands.  I was going to point to the fact that she wants a real investigation (vs. what the Republicans did ) and bi-partisan support – since the Republicans do control the Senate.  Impeachment by the House, followed by acquittal in the Senate would reduce a trial about Trump’s multiple abuses of power, lack of temperament, immaturity, and general incompetence to an exercise in partisanship. read more

Trump Administration Tells House Democrats to Shove It

Donald Trump’s White House has completely ignored House Democrat requests for documents, and the administration expects to get away with it reported POLITICO this morning.

House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) wrote to the White House last month demanding information about Trump’s national emergency declaration. Nadler’s February 22 deadline came and went without a response — or even an acknowledgement of the request from anyone in the Trump administration. read more