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Trump accused of working to ‘obstruct his own impeachment’ by congressional attorneys: report

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President Donald J. Trump Speaks at the 2019 National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Marriott Wardman Park. (Credit: Brian Copeland/Flickr)

On Wednesday, Politico reported that lawyers working for the House of Representatives issued a blistering court filing accusing President Donald Trump, among other things, of trying to use the power of his office to “obstruct his own impeachment.”

The filing, part of the House Judiciary Committee’s attempt to seek testimony from ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn, cites the White House’s repeated efforts to block current and former Trump administration officials from testifying — and even some allies of Trump who have never held any position in his government.

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“A president with the power to obstruct his own impeachment through capacious grants of absolute immunity would be a president who is above the law,” wrote House lawyers. “If the president could deprive the committee of information required for its impeachment inquiry into his own misconduct, the president could potentially thwart his accountability for that conduct.”

Trump and his associates have broadly attacked the impeachment inquiry as somehow illegitimate, demanding that the House take a formal vote on impeachment before starting — something that is not constitutionally required to investigate the president.


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‘Expect violence from Trump supporters’: Paul Krugman issues dire warning of what’s to come in 2020 election

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New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Wednesday issued a dire warning about what's to come in the 2020 presidential election, and he predicted that supporters of President Donald Trump would try to violently disrupt voting.

"I wonder how many people are ready for just how bad the next six weeks plus are going to be," Krugman wrote on Twitter. "This is going to be the most dangerous election since 1860, with substantial odds that America as we know it will be damaged or even destroyed."

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Trump’s campaign ‘is discussing contingency plans to bypass election results’ and keep him in power: report

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A startling new report from The Atlantic claims that President Donald Trump's campaign is discussing truly radical measures aimed at keeping him in power even if he loses the 2020 presidential election.

The basic idea is to claim close swing-state losses by Trump are due to voter fraud -- and use that as a justification to install "loyal electors in battleground states where Republicans hold the legislative majority" to override voters and back Trump in the electoral college.

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Trump attacks Cindy McCain after GOP senator’s widow endorses Biden

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Cindy McCain endorsed family friend Joe Biden over President Donald Trump.

The president has repeatedly attacked and insulted her late husband, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and she appeared Wednesday morning on multiple TV news programs to endorse Biden in November's election.

"I hardly know Cindy McCain other than having put her on a Committee at her husband’s request," Trump tweeted. "Joe Biden was John McCain’s lapdog. So many BAD decisions on Endless Wars & the V.A., which I brought from a horror show to HIGH APPROVAL. Never a fan of John. Cindy can have Sleepy Joe!"

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