MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews urged Congressional Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump on Friday.
Some Democrats have argued that they need to wait for special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, but Matthews argued that there is already widespread evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors committed by Trump.
“There’s some argument that the push for impeachment is ahead of schedule, I think a stronger argument can be made that it’s way behind schedule,” Matthews argued. “The fact is, Donald Trump’s impeachable crimes have been committed in broad daylight.”
Matthews listed some of the events that he believes rise to the level of impeachable offenses.
“Trump asking the FBI director, James Comey, to drop his investigations of national security advisor, Michael Flynn. Trump firing the FBI director for refusing to do so, worse yet, firing him for refusing Trump’s demand to declare personal loyalty to Donald Trump above the law,” Matthews charged.
“Trump firing his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, for insisting on following Department of Justice rules in a case where he played a personal role, with his part in Donald Trump’s campaign,” he continued.
“And try this for high crimes and misdemeanors — Trump paying off someone for hiding a matter from the voters that could have turned the election, a violation of campaign finance laws,” Matthews reminded. “Secretly signing checks month after month — in the Oval Office — to pay for the silence of women he had a relationship with.”
“And what about Trump’s ring-leadership of his people, including family members, and to win the support of foreign power, Russia, to win the presidency,” he continued.
“Democrats who control the House of Representatives should consider what they are already looking at and not spend two more years looking for the cherry to put on top of the cake Donald Trump has already baked,” Matthews continued.
White woman pulls gun on Black woman after allegedly almost hitting her with her car
On Wednesday, a viral video showed a white woman in Auburn Hills, Michigan, pulling a handgun on a Black woman in an altercation in a parking lot.
According to the woman taking the video, the white woman nearly hit the Black woman while backing up her van, and the argument escalated quickly.
"Get the license plate!" the Black woman can be heard shouting.
"Don't you f**king jump behind my car," replied the woman with the gun. "Get the f**k back! Get the f**k back! Back the f**k up!"
According to the poster, the woman who brandished the gun has been arrested.
July 4 re-opening still on after employee at private sports club owned by billionaire governor tests positive for coronavirus
After at least three complaints alleging lax reopening practices at West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s luxury resort hotel, a kitchen employee has tested positive for the coronavirus at a residential and sports club affiliated with The Greenbrier.
Local Health Department officials directed a 14-day quarantine for potentially exposed employees at The Lodge, a restaurant at the Greenbrier Sporting Club, and the venue will remain closed until July 10. Festivities planned at the club for July 4 will go on, but with food from other facilities.
"While the events of the past few days certainly have thrown us a curve ball, we have reached out to our friends and colleagues in the area to pull together a festival that will have something for everyone," the director of operations at the sporting club, Allen Wills, told its 400 members in a Tuesday night email, obtained by ProPublica.
Why people want to see Donald Trump’s tax returns
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases regarding access to President Donald Trump’s tax filings soon. At the heart of the cases: Can House committees and a New York grand jury subpoena financial institutions for Trump’s personal and business tax filings?
If the Supreme Court rules against Trump, it opens the possibility that the public could eventually see his personal tax return and business records, though experts say it would be unlikely to happen quickly. Here’s why people want to see Trump’s tax returns and what they may reveal about the president.