Former White House ethics lawyer and Democratic Senate candidate Richard Painter argued on CBS Monday night that there is much more evidence against President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice than there ever was against President Richard Nixon before he resigned in disgrace.
The difference between the two situations? Congress, Painter said.
“We have far more evidence of abuse of power and obstruction of justice than we had in 1973 when I was 12 years old and the House and the Senate convened the Judiciary Committees to have hearings with respect to Watergate and President Nixon. We’re well beyond that point. And yet the House and the Senate won’t do anything at all.
“We need to have those hearings, we need to find out who in this administration has been complicit in these illegal acts,” he continued. “We need to find out what the role of the vice president, Michael Pence, was in these illegal acts. This is critically important. And then when you have the facts, the next step is to decide what to do with it. Impeachment starts in the House of Representatives, and then it goes to the Senate.”
Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quit’
Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.
Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.
Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.
He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff
Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?
Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.
The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."
There's little mystery about how the night will go down.
Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.
Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’
After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.
"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."
Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.