President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, with a historic vote set today on whether to formally accuse him of abusing his power in dealing with Ukraine to help himself politically, and then obstructing Congress by blocking their investigation. Trump lashed out directly at the vote on Tuesday, calling the proceedings to remove him from office an “attempted coup.” Should the House approve either of the articles of impeachment, the Republican-controlled Senate will hold a trial with all 100 senators acting as jurors, with a two-thirds supermajority — 67 votes — required to convict. Meanwhile, thousands of protesters in favor of impeaching Trump took to the streets Tuesday in cities across the country. On what many are calling “Impeachment Day,” we go to Capitol Hill to speak with Rep. Al Green of Texas, who was the first congressmember to call for President Trump’s impeachment from the floor of the House of Representatives in 2017.
Congressman nails John Bolton: He had his chance to ‘speak truth to power’ when it was important
On Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) excoriated former National Security Adviser John Bolton for trying to sell information that should have been divulged to impeachment investigators in his book.
"He had every opportunity to voluntarily come forward. He refused, despite the fact that many others did," said Heck. "What John Bolton is interested in, frankly, is selling as many copies of his book as he can, period, full stop."
"I want to reiterate what Vivian [Salama] heard John Bolton say, on one of many critical questions that would be asked of someone who was so closely involved in the discussions, in the thinking of Donald Trump around the time of everything that was going on with Ukraine is, asked if he agreed with Donald Trump's characterization that the July 25 phone call was 'perfect,'" said anchor Kate Bolduan. "And his response tonight was, 'You'll love chapter 14.' Just to reiterate, what is stopping him from speaking out? He says the threat of legal action from the executive branch. Do you believe it?"
Former Mueller chief of staff says the DOJ was just ‘dealt a significant blow’
Lisa Monaco has a long resumé when it comes to national security and law enforcement. In addition to serving as chief of staff to Robert Mueller when he was director of the FBI, the 51-year-old Monaco was a counterterrorism adviser during President Barack Obama’s second term. And Monaco, in an article for Just Security, addresses some of her reasons for worrying about the state of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr.
‘How is Ivanka’s mysteriously defined job different if she were a princess?’: Americans blast ‘Princess Trump’
President Donald Trump's family has been criticized for trying to become known as American royals. The president's eldest daughter, who works for the White House in a non-descript job for no salary, but travels the world representing the United States.
Such was the case over the weekend where Ivanka appeared at a female entrepreneurship conference in Dubai. She was photographed and filmed at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi fully covered and wearing a hijab, as is the country's requirement for women.
But photos and videos of her excursion drew questions from some online wondering what she was supposed to be doing.