White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on Monday went off on a nonsensical rant about the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry.
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Grisham accused House Democrats of violating the Constitution by impeaching Trump, despite the fact that impeachment is a process outlined in the Constitution.
“Undermining the president is dangerous and it does go against the Constitution,” Grisham said. “It does go against the American people, which is something that is happening in Congress right now.”
In reality, Article I, Section 2, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution gives the House of Representatives “the sole Power of Impeachment,” which can be used if the president commits “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
Some legal scholars have argued that Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden fall under the legal definition of bribery, as outlined 18 U.S.C. § 201(b), which states that any public official who “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… being influenced in the performance of any official act” is breaking the law.
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Stephanie Grisham says the impeachment inquiry is “undermining a president” and that to do so “go[es] against the Constitution and it does go against the American people.” She says it is “dangerous.” Reality: An impeachment inquiry is well within the confines of the Constitution. pic.twitter.com/UAInrfO7bb
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 11, 2019
Tucker Carlson’s ex-lead writer has a history of racist, homophobic and misogynistic social media posts
Blake Neff, the lead writer of The Tucker Carlson Show on FOX News, resigned on Friday after CNN uncovered a trove of disgustingly racist, homophobic and misogynist social media posts that Blake published under the handle “CharlesXII” on AutoAdmit (aka. XOXOhth), a largely unmoderated message board used by lawyers and law school students.
Among Neff’s most telling posts are a reference to “foodie faggots,” a comment stating, “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down,” and another comment stating that Democratic U.S. House Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib, all women of color, want to “MAKE YOUR COUNTRY A DUMPING GROUND FOR PEOPLE FROM THIRD WORLD SHITHOLES.”
Supreme Court decision on Trump’s taxes handed Democratic lawmakers a powerful new weapon: law professor
According to a law professor writing for Politico, Donald Trump earned a small victory this past week when the Supreme Court did not allow Congress to have his tax returns that prosecutors in New York will receive, but it did set a precedent for more Congressional power over the president that can be used in further conflicts.
In her column for Politico, Kimberly Wehle of the University of Baltimore School of Law, wrote that "Congress emerged with more clarity about its oversight powers, and how to enforce them, than it had before the Supreme Court weighed in," in its 7/2 decision.
Trump campaign workers ducking wearing masks over fears of mockery: ‘You get made fun of’
According to Politico, Trump campaign officials at the re-election headquarters in Arlington, Virginia are too embarrassed to follow the president's own CDC guidelines about wearing masks and practicing physical distancing — because the president himself has done so much to politicize the coronavirus pandemic.
"The campaign’s headquarters — located on the 14th floor of an Arlington, Va., office building that shares space with multiple businesses — is normally packed with dozens of staffers, often sitting in close proximity to conduct phone calls and other urgent campaign business, said three people with knowledge of its operations," wrote Dan Diamond. "But the office was shut down for its first deep cleaning in weeks after a senior campaign official tested positive for the virus. The decision to conduct the cleaning came after two months of flouting the Trump administration’s own public health guidance: There are no face coverings or temporary barriers between desks at headquarters, and leaders have limited efforts to implement social distancing."