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Democrats at a ‘tipping point’ as Nancy Pelosi faces internal pressure to impeach Trump: CNN

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Pressure is growing on top Democrats in Congress to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

According to the Washington Post, members of Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s leadership team — as well as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler — are pressing the House Speaking to support an impeachment inquiry against Trump.

“This feels like a tipping point,” said CNN host John Berman on Tuesday, commenting on the report.

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“I think you’re right, I think there’s a huge conversation going on inside the Democratic Party about this,” said CNN’s political director David Chalian.

“There is no doubt. I always think for Democrats it’s probably wrong to bet against Nancy Pelosi on getting to where she wants to get. She’s proven to be a pretty strong leader of her caucus, but it just seems that the caucus is in this inexorable movement now towards a potential impeachment inquiry.

“My ears perked up when you interviewed Congresswoman Jackie Speier and she said that certainly she’s ready at the place for an impeachment inquiry and that it doesn’t necessarily mean getting an actual vote on impeachment on the House floor and launching a Senate trial,” Chalian continued.

“That it could just be the laying out the facts that an impeachment inquiry can do for the American people and stop short of the impeachment vote because they know the political reality of that. That to me is an interesting middle ground.”

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He ‘can’t understand why he is being impeached’: CNN reports Trump is asking ’why are they doing this to me?’

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President Donald Trump is reportedly "distracted" by impeachment while vacationing at Mar-a-Lago as the United States Senate trial begins.

"A source close to the White House who speaks to Donald Trump regularly said the President has appeared 'distracted' by the impeachment trial that begins on Tuesday, telling people around him Friday night at Mar-a-Lago that he 'can't understand why he is impeached,'" CNN's Jim Acosta reported Saturday. "'Why are they doing this to me,' the source quoted Trump as saying repeatedly."

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Rod Rosenstein’s legal defense in lawsuits from Strzok and Page won’t hold up under oath: legal experts

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Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein claimed responsibility for the release of text messages between then-FBI attorney Lisa Page and then-FBI official Peter Strzok.

Emails released in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) revealed the highly unusual release by Sarah Isgur Flores, who at the time was the spokesperson for Trump's Department of Justice (she is now overseeing CNN's 2020 election coverage).

Flores instructed reporters to not cite the release of the documents to the Depart of Justice.

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GOP forcing Hunter Biden to testify could ‘completely backfire’ on them — here’s why

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With public pressure mounting for Senate Republicans to allow officials like former National Security Adviser John Bolton and White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to testify at President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, some in the GOP are now suggesting a trade — allowing these witnesses in exchange for Hunter Biden, the focus of Trump's Ukraine conspiracy theories, to take the stand as well and face aggressive questioning about his role in Burisma. This is a GOP attempt to distract from the allegations against Trump by changing the subject to the Bidens.

But as CNN's Michael Smerconish noted on Saturday, this strategy might not even work.

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