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Fox News legal analyst drops the hammer on ’embarrassing’ GOP plot to impeach Rod Rosenstein

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Fox News’ legal analyst and former judge Andrew Napolitano on Thursday blasted the GOP’s ploy to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and criticized it as a “symbolic” move.

“The people behind this are longtime friends of mine whom I respect and admire and like,” Napalitano said of Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH), the congressmen who filed the bill on Wednesday. “This is the small government crowd in the House that sometimes torments the House leadership when they wanna do things that are too big government-oriented.”

The judge said that nevertheless, he “profoundly disagrees” with their move to introduce articles of impeachment against Rosenstein, the highest-ranking Justice Department official overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

“The constitution says that there’s a very very narrow basis for impeachment and that’s intentional. If it were a broad basis people would be getting kicked out of office left and right,” he explained. “Treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. When Bill Clinton was impeached, it was obstructing justice by lying under oath so it has to be something of that magnitude.”

“Improperly signing off on a [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court] warrant or staying in a position of conflict of interest” could certainly be ethical violations, Napolitano noted, but aren’t grounds for impeachment.

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The DOJ is going to “cough up” the documents Republicans seek due to threats of this nature, Napalitano said, which he considers “wrong and baseless and embarrassing for everybody involved.”

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‘Devastating, illegal, and unethical’: Trump denounced for imposing sweeping attack on abortion rights nationwide

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Warning of "severe" consequences for reproductive healthcare, critics condemn the Title X gag rule as "blatantly coercive and a violation of medical ethics and patients' rights."

After President Donald Trump's administration announced Monday that it would immediately begin enforcing a ban on abortion referrals at clinics that receive federal tax dollars, outraged reproductive rights advocates warned about the impact on healthcare nationwide and vowed to keep fighting against what they call the domestic gag rule.

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Not one Republican votes to allow debate on resolution condemning Trump’s racist attacks

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Not a single House Republican on Tuesday voted to proceed to debate on a Democratic resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racist attacks on progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib.

The resolution (pdf)—which is on track to pass by Tuesday evening—"strongly condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."

The procedural motion to begin debate passed by a vote of 233-190.

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GOP congressman demands Pelosi’s House floor statement be ‘taken down’ after she denounces Trump’s racist tweets

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday took to the floor of Congress to read a statement denouncing President Donald Trump's recent statements telling four congresswomen of color to go back to their home country.

"The comments are racist," Pelosi said. "How shameful to hear him continue to defend the offensive words. Words we have heard him repeat not only about our members but about countless others. Our caucus will continue to forcefully respond on these attacks which reflect a fundamental disrespect for the beautiful diversity of America. There’s no place anywhere for the president’s words which are not only divisive but dangerous and have legitimatized an increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."

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