On the same day as the first public hearings in House impeachment inquiry began, President Trump welcomed Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to the White House — a move that even Senator Mitch McConnell said made him feel a sense of “uneasiness,” in light of the fact that Erdogan’s forces and proxies are currently sowing chaos and committing atrocities in Syria.
As the White House meeting between the two leaders took place, reports emerged that Turkish forces launched an attack on the predominantly Christian Syrian town of Til Temir.
In a tweet from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander Mazloum Abdi, the attack is causing “massive displacement of the residents” and is a violation of the ceasefire deal between Turkish and Kurdish factions.
During Erdogan-@realDonaldTrump meeting, Turkish forces launched fierce attacks on predominantly Christian town of Til Temir, causing massive displacement of the residents, in clear violation of the cease-fire agreement. Turkey has occupied 1.100 km squares since the agreement.
— Mazloum Abdî مظلوم عبدي (@MazloumAbdi) November 13, 2019
While American evangelicals have largely stuck by Trump, his withdrawal of American troops from northeast Syria last month has drawn considerable pushback from evangelical groups, who worry that the troop withdrawal would lead to persecution of the Christian population in the region.
‘Yes’: Sen. Chris Murphy confirms at least five GOP senators would consider impeachment
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) confirmed that at least some of his Republican colleagues are considering the impeachment case against President Donald Trump.
The Connecticut Democrat told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he's personally spoken with GOP senators who would consider voting to impeach the president, if the House sends approves articles of impeachment requested Thursday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"Quick final question, different topic," said co-host Willie Geist. "Have you spoken to a single Republican colleague in the Senate who's even considering voting for impeachment?"
Here’s the exact moment Nancy Pelosi changed her mind on impeaching Trump
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spent much of 2019 trying to push Democrats away from impeaching President Donald Trump.
Even after special counsel Robert Mueller's report outlined multiple instances of potential obstruction of justice by the president, Pelosi remained reluctant to pursue what she believed would be an unproductive and divisive process.
However, the New York Times reports that Pelosi's mind was changed in an instant on September 21st when the Wall Street Journal broke the news that Trump had repeatedly pressed the Ukrainian government to investigate the family of former Vice President Joe Biden.
Giuliani walloped for claim Trump has constitutional duty to pressure Ukraine to probe Biden
Rudy Giuliani claimed President Donald Trump had a constitutional obligation to carry out the Ukraine scheme, and was quickly drowned in mockery.
The president's personal attorney jumped to an unusual legal conclusion based on Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution to defend Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden -- which Giuliani is continuing to pursue this week in a visit to Kyiv.
"Presidential Legal Obligations 101," Giuliani tweeted. "Art 2, Sec. 3 of the US Constitution obligates the President to investigate and ask for investigations of corruption in countries we provide funds to. Who ever heard of a president being impeached for carrying out his constitutional mandate?"