Impeachment lawyer and CNN legal analyst Ross Garber on Wednesday explained how President Donald Trump’s prior business dealings could set him on the path to impeachment.
Host John Avlon noted Trump’s longstanding relationship with Deutsche Bank, which began in the 1990s when the self-identified mogul found that U.S. banks would no longer lend him money, and how that would factor into any Congressional investigations.
“We know there [are] already folks eager for impeachment in the Progressive Caucus,” Avlon asked. “Whether the president or any individual can be impeached for crimes committed before they took office, kind of a legal jump ball.”
“As we know, the constitutional standard is treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors,” Garber responded. “There is precedent for impeaching judges for conduct before they took judicial office. But largely, but not exclusively, impeachment is a political process. It may come down to what Congress thinks.”
‘You have to think about it?’ Kris Kobach goes down in epic flames when CNN’s Cuomo asks if he’d vote for a racist
Kris Kobach went down in flames going up against CNN host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, as the Kansas Republican attempted to "explain" what President Donald Trump "really said" about the four congresswomen of color he attacked Sunday.
Cuomo read Trump's quotes aloud asking if they were racist.
"Now you're editorializing it," Kobach said. "The problem with Twitter, it's 140 characters and since it's so vague--"
As a point of fact, Trump used three tweets to say what he said about the women, not editing it down to 280 characters.
"He said the words," Cuomo fact-checked.
CNN blasted for giving a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to defend Trump’s racism
CNN was highly criticized on Monday for interviewing Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist who took part in the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"CNN interviewed white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Tuesday segment on President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, in another example of a news outlet inadvertently giving a large platform to white supremacists," The Daily Beast reported.
Texas Republican women think Trump wasn’t being racist — because ‘he didn’t say a color’
On Tuesday, CNN reporter Randi Kaye interviewed a group of eight Texas GOP women about President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four black and brown congresswomen who have criticized him. And they broadly refused to accept that his behavior was racist.
"How many of you don’t think what the president said was racist, raise your hand?" said Kaye, continuing in a voiceover, "These eight Republican women from Dallas don't see anything wrong with President Trump telling four Democratic Congress to go back to where they came from.
"He was saying if they hate America so much because what we’re seeing out of them and hearing out of them, they hate America," said one woman. "If it’s so bad, there's a lot of places they can go."