MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said special counsel Robert Mueller laid out a road map for impeachment — and he urged Democrats to follow where it leads.
The “Morning Joe” host said the Mueller probe had turned up “damning” evidence of Trump’s campaign ties to Russia, and his subsequent efforts to obstruct the investigation, but he said the Republican Party’s blind support for the president made impeachment a big risk for Democrats.
“There’s so much more damning evidence here that anything we saw in the Obama administration or the Bush administration or the Clinton administration,” Scarborough said.
Democratic leadership had so far shied away from pushing impeachment, but Scarborough said that might be more risky than moving forward without GOP cover.
“It is a tough choice for Nancy Pelosi,” he said, “but there may be a counterintuitive argument that is certainly not safe, that the Democrats go ahead and follow the law wherever it leads them, and if that leads to impeachment, impeach the president, and then take it over to the Republican Senate and put them in the position, the horribly uncomfortable position, of defending a president who tried repeatedly to obstruct justice and breach constitutional and political norms.”
He’s certain the GOP majority would back the president despite evidence of wrongdoing, but he urged Democrats to uphold their constitutional duty.
“I’m not so sure that would be be a good look for them day in and day out because the evidence is so damning,” Scarborough said.
Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t even a competent investor: report
There can be no doubt that high-powered hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein would rather the public know him for his prominence and success as an investor than for the allegations of child sex trafficking, for which he has now been indicted and faces life in prison. And there has for years been mystique surrounding Epstein's business — his wealth fund is so exclusive that it reportedly requires a billion dollars up front from clients.
But according to the Dow Jones' periodical Barron's, Epstein may not even be good at that.
Jon Stewart blasts ‘abomination’ of Rand Paul trying to ‘balance the budget on the backs of’ 9/11 responders
On Wednesday's edition of Fox News' "Special Report," comedian and activist Jon Stewart slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for blocking unanimous consent for a bill to support health care for 9/11 first responders.
"Pardon me if I'm not impressed in any way by Rand Paul's fiscal responsibility virtue signaling," said Stewart to anchor Bret Baier, who appeared on the show with first responder and activist John Feal.
He added that Paul's complaint, that the bill was unfunded, rings hollow given that he "added hundreds of billions of dollars to our deficit" with the GOP tax cuts for billionaires. He castigated Paul for trying to "balance the budget on the backs of the 9/11 first responder community."
Trump supporters chant ‘send her back’ as president hurls racially-charged accusations at Rep. Omar
At a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of anti-American sentiments and speech. He said that she belittled 9/11, along with a slew of other accusations that were racially charged.
One-by-one, his rally supporters booed each thing he claimed she did or said. Then the booing turned into a chant: "Send her back! Send her back!"
Omar is an immigrant from Somalia who emigrated along with her parents when she was just 12-years-old. Her family claimed asylum from their war-torn country.
Trump said on Twitter that he believed she, along with three other Congresswomen of color, should be sent back to the countries they're from. Trump's campaign and Republicans proceeded to spend the days that followed claiming that Trump simply wanted them to leave the U.S. if they didn't like it.