On Wednesday, ranking House Judiciary Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) shouted down the impeachment effort against President Donald Trump in a bizarre rant that ended with him calling for House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) to be charged with obstruction of Congress.
“This is the articles that we wrote after all of these hearings and all these grand pronouncements and grounds in plain sight, we get abuse of power with no real dates on this is the abuse? Just generic, vague statements?” said Collins. “You know why I believe that is? Because the Democrats can’t come up with the argument for it. They don’t know who knew it and when they knew it. We’ll give you abuse of power and pick something you don’t like about the president, and there is the abuse of power, and this is about expediency as much as anything else, and that should never be in articles of impeachment and anybody who does that is treading on very thin ice.”
“And then obstruction of Congress,” he continued. “The only obstruction we’ve seen here is obstruction of Chairman Schiff of this investigation. He did not turn over the documents as he was supposed to. We get those last Saturday in a massive document after we already had a hearing and after we were getting ready for another hearing in which we were supposed to lay out the report and tonight — tonight he sends a letter of classified information that has been classified over to us tonight.”
“Don’t think for a second, American public, that this majority wants you to find the truth,” raged Collins. “The obstruction has only occurred from Adam Schiff and the majority, keeping people from actually trying to find the truth. That’s the only obstruction here, and why don’t we have that as an obstruction charge, but it would be against Adam Schiff in the majority, not the president? Two articles like that, abuse of power and obstruction of congress in 70-something days? The only abuse of power here is the majority racing the fastest they ever have and the clock and the calendar determining what impeachment looks like.”
‘Major jealousy’: CNN panel of black voters tear Trump apart for continued Obama obsession
CNN on Monday hosted a panel of black voters from South Carolina to discuss the 2020 Democratic primary, but the conversation quickly derailed into a discussion of their mutual dislike for President Donald Trump.
During the discussion, CNN's Alisyn Camerota asked them if they were surprised that Trump kept bringing up Obama during his campaign rallies and in his tweets.
"There is a major jealousy there!" said South Carolina Democrat Alex Belk.
Democrat Vanity Deterville went so far as to say that Trump's election in 2016 was a "whitelash" against the country's first black president, and she accused the current president of using "emblazoned racism" to get himself elected.
‘Wrong about the law, wrong about history’: CNN’s Berman levels Dershowitz for bogus Trump defense
CNN "New Day" host John Berman came right out and attacked attorney Alan Dershowitz for his arguments over why Donald Trump can't be ousted from office, flatly stating that former Harvard Law professor is "wrong."
After sharing "State of the Union" clips of Dershowitz attempting to make his case on Sunday, the CNN host made his own case.
"Alan Dershowitz is wrong," he began. "Professor Dershowitz is wrong about the law and wrong about the history here. Presidents have been impeached and tried for things that are not crimes. Judges have been impeached and tried for things that are not crimes, including drunkenness, by the way, which is not a crime."
There’s one area where Trump and the ‘deep state’ are in lockstep
It’s a paradox of impeachment politics.
As President Trump faces charges of high crimes and misdemeanors in Congress, he denounces the alleged “deep state” cabal out to get him. His campaign is running a powerful online ad about the supposed conspiracy. It features footage of former CIA director John Brennan and former acting director John McLaughlin at a recent event in Washington. I had a memorable encounter with Brennan at the event, so I know what he’s talking about. No one has demonized the CIA leadership more effectively than Trump.