On CNN Saturday, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY), who voted for the articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, discussed the path forward for impeaching President Donald Trump.
“We know moderate Democrats are a bit frustrated with leadership over potentially expanding the scope of their consideration, maybe the Mueller report findings and drawing up these articles of impeachment,” said anchor Victor Blackwell. “Do you think it’s a mistake not to include anything beyond the Ukraine matter?”
“Yes,” said Holtzman. “I think it would be a mistake, although, you know, I’m still at a distance, and the members of the committee really have to, who have been digging into this deeply have the best feel, but my sense is that the, what the president did is so egregious, not just with regard to Ukraine, but what part of what’s bad about his activities in Ukraine, is that he’s taken a sledgehammer to the Constitution by saying that Congress has no right to get information, and he’s cut off his committee, his administration from, and ordered and directed them not to cooperate with the committee in any way.”
“So documents haven’t been turned over by the State Department, by the Office of Management and Budget, by the Defense Department about what happened,” continued Holtzman. “He’s trying to deny not just Congress but the American people the facts. Congress tried to investigate the Mueller investigation. In other words, call witnesses such as the White House counsel, tried to get documents, tried to understand and show the American people what the report was about. The president took a sledgehammer to that. He’s tried basically to put himself above the Constitution. Congress has the power to impeach, the sole power of impeachment, and the president is obstructing that. That has to be, in my judgment, part of the articles of impeachment.”
Bob Woodward’s new book about Donald Trump captures the ‘rage’ of the president
President Donald Trump let long-time reporter Bob Woodward in again to write another book about him. This one will be called Rage, scheduled to be released Sept. 15.
According to a CNN exclusive, Woodward did more than a dozen interviews with the president for the book at the White House, Mar-a-Lago and over the phone.
Woodward's previous book Fear, was attacked by the president as "lies" and using "phony sources." In this case, Trump is the source. He was previously furious when his staff didn't tell him about Woodward's multiple attempts to interview him for Fear.
CNN’s Jake Tapper unleashes tweetstorm after Trump campaign twists his words on Charlottesville to attack Biden and Harris
CNN host Jake Tapper took to Twitter Wednesday evening after President Donald Trump's campaign sent out talking points twisting Tapper's words and those of his political panel.
According to Tapper, the talking points mischaracterize Tapper to make it sound like he was defending Trump's claims of "very fine people on both sides" of the Charlottesville rally. The Charlottesville rally, as you might recall, was a gathering of white supremacists and neo-Nazis who chanted "Jews will not replace us," and ran a car into a crowd of peaceful counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer.
‘Where were you in April guys?’ Sports columnist shreds GOP senators’ ‘tantrums’ over college football cancellation
A sports columnist on Wednesday hammered Republican lawmakers who are complaining about college football being cancelled even though they spent months doing nothing to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic that so far has killed more than 165,000 Americans.
Appearing on CNN, USA Today's Christine Brennan argued that we could be seeing college football begin right now if public officials had done the necessary work to contain the pandemic earlier this year.