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17 Watergate prosecutors tell Democrats: Don’t wait, impeach now

Veteran Watergate prosecutors penned an op-ed for The Washington Post Friday arguing that enough "compelling prima facie evidence" already exists to make the case that...

‘Literally Relitigating Watergate’: Trump DOJ Argues Court Was Wrong to Hand Over Grand Jury Material in Nixon Impeachment Inquiry

Lawyers for the Trump Justice Department stunned a federal judge Tuesday by arguing courts in 1974 were wrong to approve the release of Watergate...

“Wow, OK” DoJ denies House access to Mueller grand jury material because Nixon made the same mistake

“Incredulous” was Lawrence Tribe’s description of the judge’s comment on how DoJ is arguing that Watergate is a bad precedent. Then again this is an administration...

The swan song of arrogance

Over the last four years, since the start of the primaries, I must have said it at least a hundred times, “Donald Trump us the gift that just keeps on giving.” Normally when I wrote that, I was referring to giving me comedic grist to lambaste him with, but also for giving Democrats fodder for their cannons. But this shit is getting ridiculous. If Trump keeps this up, pretty soon the Democrats and us comics are going to have to start paying an inheritance tax. As His Lowness has degenerated, the question has slowly turned from “How low can he go?” to “How low can the GOP go?” SO far, that question has been like trying to find the edge of the universe, but just seems to stretch on into infinity. But in the last 72 hours, Trump has pushed the envelope three separate times, and any one, or all of them, may finally end up being that fabled bridge too far, especially with Trump’s polling looking to drag down GOP chances in several key Senate states as well as the electoral college. The first is Trump’s decision to pull $150 million plus from FEMA’s disaster relief fund to DHS to increase immigrant housing and immigration court capacity. Tropical storm Dorian will hit Puerto Rico today. We all know that Trump could give a shit less about Puerto Rico. But what happens after that? Depending on the track, it could hit either Florida, Georgia, or the Carolinas as a category 3 hurricane. All of which appear to be becoming serious battleground states in 2020, thanks to the adventures of Il Douche. What happens if one or more of those states get slammed, and the money runs short? Why, Trump is going to go running to congress for additional funding for FEMA of course. And Nancy Pelosi’s immediate reply? “Fuck you, and the horse you rode in on, Charlie Brown! You restore that funding we gave you from DHS to FEMA, and we’ll see what happens next.” What can the GOP in congress say? They can’t accuse the Democrats of playing politics with peoples lives, because the Democrats simply respond that they already gave the money to FEMA, and Trump absconded it for his war on refugees. The Democrats can even steal the Republicans thunder by immediately promising an additional $100 million or whatever, just as soon as the missing funds are restored from DHS to FEMA. What can the Republicans say? Second, we have Trump’s decision to hold the G-7 summit nest year at his Bedbug Palace Doral resort. Forget Putin for the moment, this isn’t just an emoluments violation, it’s a clear cut extortion racket. Trump is telling the rest of the G-7, “Hey, nice little summit you have there. Be a pity if anything happened to it.” This is the sitting President of the United States forcing foreign governments to pay baksheesh to attend their own conference! And as far as the emoluments clause goes, I find it hard to believe that any court would say that as a co-equal branch of government, with oversight duties, the U.S. House doesn’t have legitimate standing to bring a suit to stop the event from taking place at Doral. How do GOP incumbents in either chamber defend Trump if/when a restraining order is slapped on the event until it’s hashed […]

Trump blasts ‘sleazebag’ John Dean for testifying to House about presidential obstruction of justice

Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean appears before the House Judiciary Committee today to describe the progression of events of the Watergate scandal...

John Dean at House Judiciary on Monday 2pm ET, because Watergate was a lesson

Monday at 1pm CT on C-Span will be the House Judiciary hearing on lessons from the Mueller report. John Dean will testify as well as...

Nixon’s public support was very stable too—until it wasn’t

One of the most stable aspects of Donald Trump's presidency has been his approval rating. According to Gallup, Trump's floor has been 35 percent...

How enormous was 2018? Democrats have picked up the most House seats since Watergate

So far, Democrats have flipped 34 Republican-held House seats in the 2018 midterms. Because the GOP only won two Democratic seats, that means Democrats...

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