Posts Tagged ‘impeachment’

Trump Silences Ex-CIA Boss, Times Op-Ed Claims

(2018-08-16) — Former CIA Director John Brennan said President Donald Trump yanked his security clearance to silence his criticism of Trump. Brennan’s influence and voice has been eliminated, he said in an op-ed in today’s New York Times and on MSNBC.

Trump pulled the Obama administration official’s clearances because the president believes Brennan deceptively instigated what became the Mueller investigation, and has kept up a relentless attack against the president, which The White House said has national security implications.

In his Times column, Brennan calls Trump’s claim that there was “no collusion” between his campaign and Russia, “hogwash.”

“Like a dictator, Trump shut me down and squelched my voice,” Brennan wrote in the globally-distributed news source. “No one can hear me now. Free speech is dead, and Trump will run amok.”

“I don’t know why I go on,” the former CIA chief added, “since no one reads The New York Times or watches MSNBC. Hello…is this thing on?”

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Maddow’s Secret Tape Snags Nunes Agreeing with Self

(2018-08-09) — MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow has released a “revelatory” secret recording of Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes making unguarded comments at a closed-door GOP fundraiser in which Nunes privately echoes his own public comments.

The blockbuster recording demonstrates conclusively that Nunes believes..

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions should not have recused himself from the Russia investigation,
  • that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should wrap up his probe,
  • that Republicans in Congress may be the last line of defense for President Trump, and
  • that his party needs to maintain its House majority.

While all of these are opinions Nunes has publicly avowed, it’s devastating to hear them on a secret recording made by activist interlopers at a private fundraising event, according to people who secretly tape private meetings.

A Liberal activist group, FUSE Washington, paid to infiltrate the GOP gathering. That investment paid off in some hot-mic moments that reverberated around the Capitol this morning.

“It’s one thing for a Congressman to say he supports Trump, wants the Mueller probe to end, and his party to dominate the legislature,” said an unnamed Democratic aide. “But on this dinner recording, with the sound of utensils on plates, when Nunes didn’t know he was being taped, to hear him say the same thing he usually says — well, that’s virtually unprecedented in D.C.. Nobody does that.”

Rachel Maddow’s exclusive release of these stunning recordings seems likely to vault her onto the list of journalists who would be a household name if anyone were watching MSNBC.

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5 Takeaways From Tuesday’s Special Elections

(2018-08-08) — With Tuesday’s special elections mostly over — Ohio’s 12th Congressional district result may trigger a recount — experts say candidates and voters can take the following lessons into November’s mid-terms.

1. Democrats spell ‘loss’ v-i-c-t-o-r-y: Merely inferior vote numbers can be deceiving. If the margin of loss should have been bigger, Democrats are de facto winners and should begin shopping for Congressional office drapery.

2. Trump-backed winners are losers: If the margin of their victory should have been bigger, Republicans endorsed by Trump may as well pull out of the race now and go home. His days are numbered, the new Democratic majority will impeach him, and…Russia.

3. Centrist Democrats merely faked Progressivism: Endorsements from Socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders didn’t help Progressive candidates to win primaries because centrist Democrats publicly espoused Progressive views. Today, the moderate primary winners go back to being JFK Democrats so old people will vote for them in November.

4. Democrats can flip 23 House Seats: Because…momentum. Democrats are filled with energy and a youthful spirit, so they’ll get out the vote to return Rep. Nancy Pelosi to the House Speaker’s chair for her second century.

5. Republicans must avoid Trump: With GDP growing at a fast pace, unemployment at historic lows, and taxes coming down, savvy Republican candidates must insulate themselves from President Trump, who shoulders the blame for the economic disruption he caused after the stability of the Obama years.

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GOP Balks, House Democrats Move to Impeach Obama

Nancy Pelosi

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi shakes her fist in rage against Republicans as she announces that she’ll file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama in September, in advance of the next Congressional campaign-finance reporting deadline.

(2014-08-04) — Because House Republicans have steadfastly refused to impeach President Barack Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced that her caucus would advance articles of impeachment against the president in early September.

The move comes in the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections, as Democrat fundraising goals outstrip receipts, and some polls show the GOP could recapture the Senate.

“An attack on the president is an attack on all Americans,” Rep. Pelosi said. “Republicans, deep in their hearts, have wanted to impeach President Obama since before he was senator. We Democrats will introduce these articles of impeachment to unmask the true feelings of most Republicans, and to give Democratic lawmakers the opportunity to stand boldly at his side.”

A fundraising letter immediate went out from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee with the subject line, “GOP-Run House Tries to Impeach President Obama!”

White House spokesman Josh Earnest, called the impending impeachment “no surprise given the hostility of Republicans toward America’s first black president.”

“The fact that the Democrats had to launch this impeachment effort,” Earnest said, “is just another example of John Boehner’s do-nothing Republican majority.”

President Obama, informed of his looming impeachment, reportedly said, “Cha-ching.”

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