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‘Blatantly impeachable’: Attorney Neal Katyal shows how Dems have Trump nailed on bribery charges

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Attorney Neal Katyal has written an entire book making the case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump — and he believes that Democrats have the president nailed dead to rights on soliciting bribery.

Newsweek has published an excerpt of the book, titled “Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump,” in which Katyal outlines the reasons that America’s founders included the power of impeachment in the Constitution, and why Trump has most certainly met the standard by which presidents should be impeached.

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Katyal notes that bribery is one of the specific justifications cited for impeachment in the Constitution, and he thinks there’s a rock-solid case to be made that Trump is guilty of this very offense.

“Section 201(b)(2) of the criminal code says it is a crime if a public official ‘directly or indirectly, corruptly demands, seeks, receives, accepts, or agrees to receive or accept anything of value personally or for any other person or entity, in return for…an official act,'” he writes. “That fits President Donald Trump’s conduct with Ukraine to a T, which is why Speaker Nancy Pelosi referenced bribery specifically.”

In fact, Katyal thinks that the case against Trump is so clear that Democrats don’t even have to definitively prove that the president was withholding military aid to Ukraine until it agreed to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

“The problem arises when the president asks a foreign power for a personal favor — one that doesn’t align with the interests of those he represents,” he writes. “When a president abdicates his duty in front of another country, he leaves himself, and our nation, vulnerable to blackmail.”

Read the entire excerpt here.

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Andrea Mitchell knocks Biden for virtual convention speech: ‘How much does that damage the campaign?’

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MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell suggested to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden could "damage" his campaign by holding a virtual convention speech.

Mitchell made the remark after President Donald Trump said that he was considering holding his convention speech at the White House.

"Joe Biden is not going to Milwaukee," Mitchell told Pelosi. "How much does this damage the campaign?"

Pelosi disagreed by insisting that Democrats will hold a "great convention."

Mitchell then asked about Trump's plan to hold his convention speech at the White House.

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Trump’s psychiatric disturbance could destroy democracy if he wins a second term: clinical psychologist

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Trump has shown little interest or intent in following our Constitution. He is not abiding by the emoluments clause. He breaks norms and rules at will. He does not recognize that the three branches of government are co-equal. He operates as if the executive branch has total power. Our democracy is not based on the executive branch having absolute power. It requires that the three branches have separate powers in a check-and-balances system. Trump impugns democracy because it limits his power and requires him to be held accountable.

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WATCH: Sally Yates clashes with Lindsey Graham for claiming Flynn was investigated over a policy difference

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Former acting attorney general Sally Yates testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee this Wednesday, answering questions regarding former national security adviser, Michael Flynn and his being the subject of surveillance under a United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant, also known as a FISA warrant.

At one point, Yates went head-to-head with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who accused her of partaking in a conspiracy to prosecute Flynn over a policy difference.

"You weren't investigating a crime, were you?" Graham asked Yates.

"We were investigating a counter-intelligence threat," Yates responded.

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