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House Dems are nearing a ‘tipping point’ on impeachment because they’re sick of looking ‘weak’: CNN reporter

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House Democrats may have finally reached their breaking point when it comes to impeaching President Donald Trump, CNN’s Manu Raju reported on Monday.

After days of digesting news that Trump repeatedly pressured the Ukrainian government to launch an investigation into potential Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Raju reports, many once-cautious Democrats now believe that impeachment is the only option they have left to thwart the president’s lawlessness.

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“House Democrats are telling me this morning that they believe that the caucus is nearing a tipping point on impeachment because of this growing controversy, and because they believe that this will be a triggering event and that the public will get behind,” he explained.

Raju then explained how House Democrats over the weekend expressed alarm at the prospect of sitting idly by while letting the president allegedly extort a foreign government to smear their own party’s frontrunner.

In particular, Raju says that Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) said he got an earful from constituents over the weekend about party leadership’s “weak” response to the president’s actions.

“I can tell you, a number of Democrats feel this way and believe the calculus will shift if the controversy grows,” he said.

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GOP lawmaker flails wildly after CNN’s Poppy Harlow calls him out for excusing Trump’s Syria debacle

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Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) on Monday flailed wildly after CNN's Poppy Harlow called him out for defending President Donald Trump's decision to abandon America's Kurdish allies in northern Syria.

Harlow began her interview with Burgess by reading reports showing the situation in northern Syria quickly turning into a humanitarian catastrophe that could be linked directly to Trump's decision to give Turkey the green light to invade the area.

Burgess responded by blaming Congress.

"Well, what I will tell you is this was a very poor time for Congress to be out of town for two weeks," he said.

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GOP lawmaker sits in painful silence for four seconds after CNN’s Camerota schools him on impeachment

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Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) sat in painful silence for a full four seconds after CNN's Alisyn Camerota schooled him on the nature of impeachment inquiries.

During an interview on Monday, Camerota asked Davis if he thought it was appropriate for a president to ask a foreign government to help him investigate his domestic political opponents.

Davis said it was not, but then pivoted to saying that House Democrats didn't have enough evidence at the moment to justify holding an impeachment inquiry based on their knowledge of just the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Dems have enough on Rudy Giuliani that ‘they’ll be able to squeeze him’ to cooperate: CNN’s Lockhart

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Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani is being investigated by law enforcement officials for his work in pressuring the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden -- and that could make him a valuable asset in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart.

During an appearance on CNN's "New Day," Lockhart said that Giuliani facing legal jeopardy could give House Democrats everything they need to make him a key witness during impeachment hearings.

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