If Donald Trump cared about any American citizen being corrupt, he would have gone to our law enforcement agencies and the State Department to have them look into it. He would not have gone to the newly-elected president of Ukraine, a young, inexperienced former reality show star who campaigned on solving the corruption problems that came with being a satellite of the Soviet Union.
Working hand in glove with Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell is producing a Soviet-style sham trial reminiscent of a Kafka novel.
It’s got the long arduous hours, giving equal validity to evidence laid out by the Democrats and to the slop Trump’s lawyers threw together because they have nothing else to counter the facts.
With Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate looming, even his go-to of sticking it to immigrants when he’s having a bad day proves elusive.
Next to trying to benefit his personal fortune and bullying foreign governments into helping him win election, Trump’s biggest obsession is with finding as many ways as possible to abuse immigrants who are also people of color.
The fact that Donald Trump ordered Soleimani’s killing seven months ago takes us into criminal territory that also ought to be impeachable.
There’s nothing new about Trump breaking the law, or committing crimes when we consider every time he obstructed justice and tried to intimidate witnesses.
Thankfully, Trump’s foolhardiness with Iran did not result in loss of life among our troops. When even Senator Mike Lee (R) Utah called the Trump administration’s intel briefing on the Soleimani assassination the worst he’d ever seen before Fox cut him off, you know that criticism of Trump’s conduct is about national security, not partisanship.
Trump escalated a conflict with Iran because the president needed something to brag about and the Secretary of State was feeling morose because he couldn’t get an assassination the last time he asked the president for one.
Days after Speaker Pelosi led the House to impeach Donald Trump, the president and Republican leaders continue to feel the same sting a child feels when punished.
The fact that impeachment happened before Congress and the President went to their holiday destinations means Donald Trump got the Christmas present he deserved. For once, the return reflected the quality of his decisions and deeds.
No matter what happens now, Trump will always be the third president in American history to be impeached – a constitutional criminal.
It’s imperative that the motion on impeachment be tabled. Otherwise, that power will be delegitimized by the McConnell/Graham rigged circus.
The way we answer the call for Donald Trump’s impeachment will reveal whether we want America to continue as an exceptional democracy or to become an ordinary dictatorship.
The House Judiciary Committee is debating two articles of impeachment, namely obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. If, as expected, the articles of impeachment pass the committee, they’ll move on to the House.
There is no substitute for the powerful words of Katie Hill in her weekend article in the New York Times about surviving revenge porn. In taking on this cause, she’s showing that it can be done. She is also disempowering the very weapon used against her.
Donald Trump had a devastating day during Wednesday’s impeachment hearings. Even his own constitutional expert, Jonathan Turley, conceded that swapping military aid for labelling a political opponent a criminal is an impeachable offense. This followed quibbling about procedure and a supposed need for more evidence.
If you’re an immigrant, you have known blistering rhetoric and tweets for three years. You’ve lived with anti-immigrant policies that are so cruel and extreme that if anything in this world was made for a string of expletives, it’s the Miller-Trump anti-immigrant program.
I had my green card renewed this past Monday, without incident. The entire process took 15 minutes. That’s privilege at work. I’m a college-educated white woman and I was processed in Virginia by a staff who did more to promote the greatness of America during those fifteen minutes than the entire Trump administration has done during the 3 years of that nightmare presidency.
If you’re enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, that in itself is something to be thankful for. There are many people who won’t be spending the day that way. Some of them will be working, providing service to people getting the forgotten “must-haves” for their Thanksgiving dinner. There are children who will be spending their first Thanksgiving in cages and separated from their families. And yes, it follows there are parents who are spending their first Thanksgiving in a jail cell fearing for where their children are.
We continue on the journey of asking ourselves what kind of country we want to be, as impeachment hearings continue to build the strongest case imaginable against Donald Trump, and his administration continues to do horrible things to the extensive list of people it considers “other.”
It was clear that the only interest of Acting Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent was to state the facts of what they knew and saw.
If you’re a child and an immigrant, this was the week you were told that your rights matter less than the rights of suspected terrorists at Gitmo.
On the plus side, the Senate unanimously passed a House bill making cruelty to animals a felony. This is a good thing.
Donald Trump spends more time pushing boundaries than attending to affairs of state. That ranges from sublime efforts to erase what passes for etiquette on social media to the more consequential, such as badgering the white men who almost exclusively comprise Trump’s GOP in Congress and the Cabinet. They cower shamelessly as their lord and master bellows new orders.
You wouldn’t know if it you heard Joe Scarborough’s rant about the reception Donald Trump got at Game Five of the World Series, but there are worse things than chanting “lock him up” at a baseball game.