While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has managed to put President Donald Trump on his heels this week, many advocates for impeachment believe that, though she’s winning some of the battles, she’s ultimately losing the war.
Former federal prosecutor John Flannery argued Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Beat” that she has dropped the ball on impeachment. He noted that the biggest concern the framers of the Constitution had “about the executive, if you had a single executive, was that there be checks and balances. And if you have checks and balances and don’t use them, then you have the monarch.”
He continued: “Nancy Pelosi has failed in her primary mission. She has three horsemen who know how to do this, three committees: Jerry Nadler, [Adam] Schiff, and [Elijah] Cummings. All of these people are being held back from what they have to do — and the time can pass us by. Right now is the ideal time.”
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"If you have checks and balances and don't use them, then you have the monarch"
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) May 23, 2019
Here’s how the law governing whistleblowers applies to the Trump Ukraine complaint
This week it was revealed that President Donald Trump did something so concerning that an intelligence staffer felt the need to report the incident and file for whistleblower protections.
Trump asked Ukraine to look into scandals about former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter. For nearly a year, Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani was admittedly working to persuade officials in Ukraine to find "dirt" on the Bidens that they could use in the election. While the accusations against the younger Biden have been disproven, it's suspected, but not confirmed, that this was the incident detailed in the complaint.
Retiring Republican lawmaker blames Trump’s ‘petty, childish bullsh*t’ for massive GOP exodus
In an examination of the record-breaking number of Republican lawmakers who have decided to quit or retire despite holding a seat in solidly conservative congressional districts, one lawmaker admitted that he grew weary of having to deal with Donald Trump's daily Twitter habit and other shenanigans -- so he is calling it quits.
As the Washington Post reports, "Since Trump’s inauguration, a Washington Post analysis shows that nearly 40 percent of the 241 Republicans who were in office in January 2017 are gone or leaving because of election losses, retirements including former House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis)."
Internet rains hell on ‘fake Christian’ Karen Pence’s new Twitter account: ‘I can’t wait for the rapture’
The Internet reacted with scorn over the weekend after Second Lady Karen Pence announced a new Twitter account aimed at reelecting President Donald Trump.
In her first tweet, Pence posted a video lavishing praise on the president.
"There are probably a lot of things you don't know about me," Pence says in the video. "For example, I enjoy painting, I love to ride my bike and I like nothing better than reading a good book. On my new Twitter account, I will share what I'm up to when I'm not in the office at the White House."
Excited to start a new #Twitter account to help tell the story of all the accomplishments under the leadership of @realDonaldTrump and @mike_pence! Follow along to KEEP AMERICA GREAT! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/RaPwC5ThyR