Quantcast
Connect with us

‘The absurd has become reality’: Impeachment lawyer says Trump’s threats against states prove Democrats’ case

Published

on

The top Democratic lawyer during the impeachment trial says President Donald Trump’s threats against states proves their case against him.

Daniel Goldman, majority counsel in the impeachment inquiry and staff counsel to the House managers during the trial, said the president had attempted to extort states by threatening to withhold aid if they went through with plans to expand voting by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Just a friendly reminder that the President’s attempted extortion of states was anticipated,” Goldman tweeted.

Goldman cited impeachment witness Pamela Karlan, a Stanford Law professor who testified during the impeachment inquiry that Trump’s request for assistance from Ukraine was similar to him asking a state’s governor to perform a favor in exchange for disaster assistance.

“In fact, it was a hypothetical designed to show how absurd that would be,” Goldman tweeted. “The absurd has sadly become reality.”

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Idaho’s Trump-loving lieutenant governor declares war on state’s GOP governor over COVID-19 shutdown

Published

on

Idaho's lieutenant governor has gone to war with her state's governor -- fellow Republican -- over coronavirus shutdown orders.

Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin has gone after Gov. Brad Little, who has ordered bars to stay closed until at least June 13, angering the lieutenant governor whose family owns The Celt Pub and Grill, reported The Daily Beast.

“As Lieutenant Governor, I am one heartbeat away from the governor’s chair,” McGeachin wrote. "[We were] sidelined and left to watch silently as the government closed Main Street by unilaterally deciding which businesses were ‘essential’ and which ones were not.”

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Major hospital chains reap billions in federal bailout money while sitting on piles of cash: report

Published

on

According to a report from the New York Times, a substantial amount of federal funds that were designated to support hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic ended up being shipped off to major hospital chains already flush with cash in the bank.

The report begins by noting that Providence Health System, one of the country’s largest and richest hospital chains, was the recipient of $509 million in government aide even though the company is loaded with so much money it invests its excess cash and reaps big rewards.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

WATCH: Staten Island grocery shoppers drive out woman who refuses to wear a mask in the store

Published

on

A group of angry shoppers at a Staten Island ShopRite were captured on video driving out a woman in the store who refused to wear a face mask.

The 20-second video clip shows masked shoppers swarming around a shopper who is pushing her cart around without any kind of face covering.

"Get out!" one of the shoppers yells at the woman.

"Get the f*ck out of here!" yells another.

While the woman is initially defiant, she eventually relents to peer pressure and leaves the store.

Staten Island has been hard hit by COVID-19 and has recorded more than 13,000 coronavirus infections and nearly 1,000 deaths from the disease.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image