A legal scholar told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that House Democrats were overthinking the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Jennifer Taub, a professor at Vermont Law School and board member for the advisory group Impeach Trump Now, said congressional Democrats must be willing to open an impeachment inquiry to build a public case for a conviction.
“As a citizen I’m very frustrated of this disregard of the rule of law and treating these procedures as optional,” Taub said. “On the other hand, I understand that for the general public, what they actually need to see is the crimes and misdemeanors, in other words. So to the extent this game is played on procedure and who is showing up, as opposed to getting the facts in front of the people.”
Taub agreed with “Morning Joe” contributor Donny Deutsch, who argued last week that Democrats should talk less about impeachment and highlight the president’s criminality.
“I think we also need to use the right words,” she said. “We should be saying the words, the crimes and the coverup. We don’t need to use these fancy legal terms. Crimes and coverup — that’s what we’re looking at.”
John Cornyn has never lost an election. He’s trying to convince Texas Republicans that his streak is in jeopardy in 2020.
“We are, I think, no longer the reliably red state we have been,” says the U.S. senator, who has emerged as a top target for Texas Democrats in 2020.
John Cornyn is an enigma.
It may not be his own doing. After all, it should be counterintuitive to describe the most powerful Texan to serve in the U.S. Senate since Lyndon Johnson as a shrinking violet.
But Cornyn is an outlier within a generation of larger-than-life Texas politicians who have become national fixtures for smiling in mugshots, blowing up their own party’s national conventions in a hail of jeers, livestreaming road trips, bragging about snuffing out a coyote while jogging, or filibustering while wearing pink sneakers or reading Dr. Seuss.
Morning Joe hilariously compares Trump 2020 to Elvis in 1977: ‘Lumbering across the stage, trying to sing the old hits’
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough compared President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff to Elvis Presley concerts in the months before the past-his-prime rock legend died from a heart attack.
The president treated his supporters at Orlando's Amway Center to a revue of his "greatest hits" -- attacking Hillary Clinton, immigrants, existing trade deals, the Washington "swamp" -- and the "Morning Joe" host said his act had grown stale and tired.
"I mean no disrespect to the king of rock 'n' roll, but this is Elvis in '77, just kind of lumbering across the stage, sweating," Scarborough said.
Corsica’s ‘cat-fox’: On the trail of what may be a new species
In the forest undergrowth of northern Corsica, two wildlife rangers open a cage to reveal a striped, tawny-coated animal, one of 16 felines known as "cat-foxes" in the area and thought to be a new species.
"We believe that it's a wild natural species which was known but not scientifically identified because it's an extremely inconspicuous animal with nocturnal habits," says Pierre Benedetti, chief environmental technician of the National Hunting and Wildlife Office (ONCFS).
"It's a wonderful discovery," he tells AFP, holding the feline -- called "Ghjattu volpe" in Corsican -- found in Asco forest on the French Mediterranean island.