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Ohio Republican judge leaves GOP after 41 years over disgust with the party under Trump

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A longtime Republican judge in Ohio has declared that she is switching her party affiliation to Democrat, the Columbus Dispatch reported Friday.

“I’ve been a registered Republican since I was 18, and 41 years later I do not recognize the Republican Party as it is today,” Common Pleas Judge Julie M. Lynch told the newspaper on Friday. “And I’m not the same person I was when I was 18,” she added.

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And Lynch may not be the only judge thinking about making the switch, says the paper, who quoted a local Democratic chairman.

“County Democratic Party Chairman Michael Sexton said he has heard rumors that other Republican judges are considering changing their affiliation,” the Dispatch wrote.

“Judge Lynch is an example of women voters in Franklin County who are frustrated with and are abandoning the Republican party,” the paper quoted Sexton as saying.

“It was clear to me that she is upset about the direction of the party led by President Trump,” Sexton said.

Read the entire report here.

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GOP’s ‘chaotic’ first day fighting impeachment revealed they’re overwhelmed by evidence against Trump: Ex-prosecutor

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The House Republican strategy for the first day of public impeachment hearings showed they knew Democrats were playing a strong hand, and they didn't.

Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti, writing for Politico, explained how GOP lawmakers tried to confuse jurors -- in this case, the public and their counterparts in the Senate -- by talking about Hunter Biden or Javelin missiles because they wanted to distract from the strong evidence tying President Donald Trump to an extortion scheme.

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Trump’s latest and most ludicrous con job

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Donald Trump is con artist in chief of the United States. His many apparent and impeachable crimes, such as the Ukraine scandal, collusion with Russia and violations of the Emoluments Clause, flow from that fact. Of course, Trump’s long con involves millions and perhaps even billions of dollars. But Trump’s big score, his ultimate goal, is permanent control of the presidency of the United States and the power for him and his family and allies to engage in legal theft indefinitely.

This article first appeared on Salon.

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I was an impeachment skeptic. Here’s why I’m now convinced Trump must be removed

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Despite all the uncertainty surrounding impeachment, we can capture the current moment succinctly: President Trump’s fate hinges on whether Republican senators are more fearful of losing in a primary or in the general election. Now that the live impeachment hearings are about to fuel nationwide prime-time programming, those senators’ fears are likely to intensify.

While that dynamic will determine whether Trump will be removed from office, it doesn’t tell us whether he should be.  I am generally an impeachment skeptic. My recent book—Impeaching the President: Past, Present, Future—argues that impeachment should be regarded as a last resort that, as a general proposition, is inappropriate in a president’s first term.  The American people are capable of rendering judgment and should be given the first crack.

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