On Saturday, House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) clashed with MSNBC’s Joy Reid over how to move forward with impeachment proceedings for President Donald Trump’s potential obstruction of justice.
“We are involved in a team sport, not an individual sport,” said Raskin. “What we are focused on now is should we have an impeachment inquiry into whether there were high crimes and misdemeanors, not low crimes like Bill Clinton committed. Like obstruction of justice, contempt of power which were the counts in the Nixon articles. Were such crimes committed. If so, what should we do about it? More and more Democrats are coming around to a place that this is an inescapable situation this is something that has been taken for granted by both parties.”
“This is a sharply divided country,” Reid said. “Republicans don’t really seem to care about bringing anybody along … The attorney general is fully bought in. He is of no use as attorney general. What are you going to do about it?”
“Joy, I can tell you are frustrated and angry,” said Raskin. “We are not going to descend to political and racial and tribal places like they have … We believe in the rule of law. I think we are moving towards inquiry.”
Raskin added that special counsel Robert Mueller had detailed 11 potential cases of obstruction of justice. “What special counsel Mueller said, we are going to turn it over to Congress. The impeachment is just an indictment where we would bring them forward. People have to understand that’s what an impeachment is. When people say, well, impeach the president. That’s only halfway. They are talking about removing the president. We are only halfway there. That is an appropriate course of action.”
“Everybody across the board should be able to get behind this because of the high crimes and misdemeanors in the report that attorney general Barr has done everything in his power to suppress and mislead the public about,” Raskin explained.
CNN conservative zaps every Trump supporters’ argument against impeachment
Republican-turned-Independent David Gergen served in four presidential administrations, two of which were impeached. When he heard one of President Donald Trump's shills on CNN Wednesday evening, he was quick to flatten the argument.
Scott Jennings argued that what Democrats were doing was unprecedented, but CNN commentator Kirsten Powers said that former President Bill Clinton was nearly thrown out of office for lying about an affair, something she argued was far less important than extorting a foreign power to sway a presidential election.
Seth Meyers flattens Trump’s latest impeachment defense tactic — ‘slurring like a lunatic’ during rallies
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Meyers played a clip of Trump's rally where he went after everything from admitting he demanded the Ukraine president say what he asked and an allegation that there'd be windmills all over the country under Hillary Clinton. Trump previously alleged that wind energy is dangerous because the windmills cause ear cancer. After an attack on Beto O'Rourke, Trump turned to Elizabeth Warren, who he said, "opened her fresh mouth."
Rachel Maddow wonders if Putin told Trump Seoul was nowhere near North Korea to mess with him
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was flabbergasted by the recent revelation that Trump thought he could displace an entire South Korean city so that the 2,000 year-old capital would be safer. To make matters worse, President Donald Trump asked Russian President Vladimir Putin what he wanted the U.S. leader to do with North Korea.
The host compared the move to what it would be like to move the entirety of New York City, which has a smaller population than Seoul.