The movement to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump continues to grow in strength within the Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported Thursday, next to a graphic reading “one by one.”
Maddow noted how special counsel Robert Mueller hinted that impeachment is the appropriate vehicle to formally charge Trump with misconduct.
“I think that’s why over the last 36 hours or so you started to see this perceptible movement of Democrats toward opening an impeachment inquiry,” Maddow reported.
“I mean, at this point, we’re getting a new Democratic member of Congress coming out in favor of opening such an inquiry pretty much every few hours,” she continued. “Last night two House committee chairman came out in support of an impeachment hearing for the first time.”
“The Democratic presidential candidates are approaching unanimity on the issue now,” Maddow reported.
“We’re seeing this trend of more and more people actually reading and digesting the content of Mueller’s report, now people are hearing the special counsel speak for the first time, hearing him make clear himself how serious the evidence and allegations in the report are,” she explained. “As this stuff is starting to sink in, we are seeing people organically coming to the conclusion that impeachment proceedings are the logical next step and the necessary next step.”
“There is a shift happening in the Democratic Party on this, one by one. Like I said, every few hours we are seeing a new member of Congress say, I was against it before but I’m for it now,” she reported. “The only question, it seems to me is how big and how fast the shift is.”
Her contention was proved a short time later when she interviewed Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL).
“So, for whatever it’s worth on your program I’m announcing that I notified the speaker’s office today that I’m asking we open an inquiry,” Quigley said.
BUSTED: Cops fired for framing Stormy Daniels reportedly arrested on federal corruption charges
On Tuesday, the Scioto Valley Guardian reported that two former Columbus police officers for the vice unit have been arrested on a number of federal charges.
Ex-Officers Steven Rosser and Whitney Lancaster are the same officers who allegedly conspired to frame porn star Stormy Daniels, who became a national name after suing to get out of a nondisclosure agreement negotiated by President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen to bury the story of Trump's sexual affair with her.
Authorities searching for spring breakers who flew from Cabo on private plane with 28 COVID-19 victims
Texas authorities are on the lookout for a group of spring breakers who returned from Cabo San Lucas testing positive for the coronavirus.
According to Alyssa Goard at KXAN News, public health officials announced Tuesday that about a week and a half ago, about 70 students in their 20's flew back to the United States on a chartered plane while others used commercial flights. There are 28 youth from the trip who have tested positive for COVID-19.
"Austin Public Health and UT Health Austin and University Health Services have made contact with every spring breaker onboard the plane using flight manifest from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 28 confirmed cases are self-isolating at this time. Others are under quarantine while being monitored and tested. The Department of State Health Services has been notified.
Trump’s schedule is empty because he’s spending his days chatting with titans of industry, world leaders, and celebrities
President Donald Trump isn't jetting off aboard Air Force One every few days to preside over MAGA and KAG campaign rallies anymore, now that his pandemic is keeping much of the nation – including the president – at home. World leaders have stopped calling – at least in person – so his televised Oval Office diatribes have come to an end, at least temporarily.
Trump's calendar has been looking pretty empty these days (not a dramatic change from pre-pandemic days.)
Here's Trump's public schedule for tomorrow. (Public schedules don't include all of a president's activities.) pic.twitter.com/dst1Nybqbg