Archiv: impeachment


27.11.2019 - 09:55 [ theHill.com ]

Ex-Clinton strategist met with Trump to talk impeachment

“I am not working for Donald Trump in any way and I would never do so — either paid or unpaid. I’ve been dozens of times on TV about events of the day and that was the extent of my comments,” Penn continued. “I think the country needs all our leaders to focus on governing.”

Penn reportedly encouraged Trump to focus on the substance of the allegations against him related to his interactions with Ukraine, which are the focus of the House impeachment inquiry.

03.11.2019 - 10:42 [ The Hill ‏/ Twitter ]

.@RepJayapal: „At the end of the day, we are going to need Republicans to decide if they’re going to stand up for their constituents and our democracy and the Constitution or if they’re going to stick with the President.“

20.10.2019 - 13:37 [ Bill Van Auken / WSWS.org ]

The Democrats support the “Forever War”

The violence that is being inflicted upon the Kurdish people of Syria is tragic. The role played by the Kurdish bourgeois nationalist leadership, however, has been shortsighted and criminal. Once again, they hitched their wagon to imperialism, hoping to gain its support for the carving out of an ethnic Kurdish state. The results were entirely predictable. As Henry Kissinger infamously stated after betraying the Kurds following a 1975 deal brokered between the Shah of Iran and Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, “Covert action should not be confused with missionary work.”

In its most despicable passage, the New York Times editorial places Trump’s action within the context of a US history that is “littered with instances of one-time allies abandoned to their fate—the Bay of Pigs invasion; the fall of South Vietnam …”

For the Times to cast the Bay of Pigs or the fall of Saigon as an example of Washington’s “betrayals” testifies to the drastic rightward shift in the ex-liberal media.

30.09.2019 - 21:31 [ theHill.com ]

Gabbard announces support for Trump impeachment inquiry

(27.09.2019)

She called for a quick and focused probe rather than a prolonged investigation.

“This inquiry must be swift, thorough, and narrowly-focused,“ Gabbard said. „It cannot be turned into a long, protracted partisan circus that will further divide our country and undermine our democracy.“

The lawmaker told Hill.TV on Wednesday that an impeachment inquiry would be „terribly divisive.“

30.09.2019 - 21:25 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Candidates for POTUS who are fundraising off „impeachment“ are undermining credibility of inquiry in eyes of American people, further dividing our already fractured country. Please stop. We need responsible, patriotic leaders who put the interests of our country before their own.

30.09.2019 - 21:09 [ theHill.com ]

Pelosi tells Democrats to focus on Constitution, not Trump

The aide said the Speaker told members the inquiry “isn’t about politics” or partisanship — “It’s about patriotism,” she said.

“The idea that this has anything to do with whether you like him or not — forget that. That’s about the election. This is about the Constitution,” Pelosi said, according to an aide.

30.09.2019 - 21:00 [ Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee / Twitter ]

We had no choice but to move forward with an impeachment inquiry, And our focus will be on the president’s fundamental breach of his oath office. Coercing a foreign nation to interfere in our election is never ok, No matter what the president and his defenders say.

30.09.2019 - 20:57 [ CNN ]

Trump circulates quote invoking ‚civil war-like fracture‘ if he’s removed from office

President Donald Trump spent the weekend on Twitter defending himself against Democrats‘ upcoming impeachment inquiry by quoting his supporters on cable news, including a pastor’s inflammatory prediction that the country could be destroyed and a civil war would ensue if the President was removed from office.
Evangelical pastor and Fox News contributor Robert Jeffress claimed on the network, „Democrats don’t care if they burn down and destroy the nation in the process“ of impeachment.

30.09.2019 - 20:49 [ New York Times ]

Trump Raises Idea of Arresting House Chairman for Treason

President Trump on Monday questioned whether the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Representative Adam B. Schiff, should be arrested for treason for his description of a phone call Mr. Trump had with the president of Ukraine during a recent congressional hearing.

A day earlier, Mr. Trump called for Mr. Schiff — the California Democrat who is the de facto head of an impeachment inquiry into the call — to be “questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason.”

30.09.2019 - 02:24 [ The Hill ]

Trump demands to meet whistleblower, warns of ‚Big Consequences‘

Schiff, who as the House Intelligence Committee chairman is helping oversee the probe into the phone call, has said the whistleblower is likely to testify behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. Mark S. Zaid, one of the lawyers representing the whistleblower, confirmed on Sunday evening that they were continuing to coordinate with lawmakers but that no time or date had yet been set for testimony.

29.09.2019 - 11:28 [ JoeFaz™® VetsResistSquadron ‏/ Twitter ]

„It doesn’t matter,“ Pelosi responded. „Our first responsibility is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.“ Me: This is what a brave woman would say

Pelosi: Impeachment worth losing House in 2020

29.09.2019 - 11:21 [ theHill.com ]

Pelosi: Impeachment worth losing House in 2020

„It doesn’t matter,“ Pelosi responded. „Our first responsibility is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.“

„People say you have to take a political risk doing that,“ she continued. „That doesn’t matter. That doesn’t matter.

29.09.2019 - 11:04 [ Newsweek ]

Americans Split on Trump Impeachment Inquiry but 73% Say Whistleblower Should Testify Before Congress: Polls

A NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, released on Thursday, shows that 49 percent of Americans approve of the impeachment proceedings, while 46 percent disapprove and five percent said they were unsure.

Despite the divide, an overwhelming portion of respondents—three quarters—including a majority of Republicans, want the whistleblower to testify before Congress so the public can receive more information on the allegations against Trump.

28.09.2019 - 03:24 [ Zeit ]

Kurt Volker: Donald Trumps Ukraine-Sondergesandter tritt zurück

Volker gehört zu fünf Mitarbeitern des Außenministeriums, die die Demokraten im Repräsentantenhaus im Rahmen ihrer Untersuchungen für ein mögliches Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen US-Präsident Donald Trump vorgeladen haben.

28.09.2019 - 02:18 [ ORF ]

Ukraine-Affäre: US-Demokraten fordern Dokumente von Pompeo

Die Vorsitzenden des Auswärtigen Ausschusses sowie des Geheimdienst- und des Kontrollausschusses stellten eine sogenannte Subpoena aus, also eine rechtlich verbindliche Aufforderung, das Material zu übermitteln.

27.09.2019 - 13:50 [ Truthdig ]

The Problem With Impeachment

Impeachment is about cosmetics. It is about replacing the public face of empire with a political mandarin such as Joe Biden, himself steeped in corruption and obsequious service to the rich and corporate power, who will carry out the same suicidal policies with appropriate regal decorum.

18.07.2019 - 11:25 [ RawStory.com ]

Trump thinks impeachment is over after House vote

Following a vote by the Democratic House to table an effort by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the president gloatingly told reporters “that’s the end of it,” and mocked the resolution as a “ridiculous project.”

18.07.2019 - 11:12 [ theHill.com ]

Here are the 95 Democrats who voted to support impeachment

Still, more than a dozen of those who sided with Green Wednesday had not endorsed that effort yet formally, including Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee; Eliot Engel (N.Y.), chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee; and Zoe Lofgren (Calif.), who chairs a key subcommittee on immigration.

Here is the full list of the 94 Democrats who voted in support of Green’s impeachment effort:

18.07.2019 - 11:05 [ CNN ]

House kills solo Democrat’s bid to impeach Trump

Rep. Al Green was able to force the vote under House rules — the first that Congress has taken related to impeachment since Democrats took control of the chamber this year — in what amounted to the most direct challenge yet to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s handling of impeachment.

18.07.2019 - 11:01 [ NBC News ]

‚Unfit to be president‘: Full text of House impeachment resolution on Trump

(17.07.2019)

Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, read the following on the House floor Tuesday night.

Madam speaker, pursuant to clause 2-a-1 of rule 9, I rise to give notice of my intention to raise a question of the privileges of the House, the form of the resolution is as follows. Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States of high misdemeanor, resolved that Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is unfit to be president, unfit to represent the American values of decency and morality, respectability and civility, honesty and propriety, reputability and integrity.

15.06.2019 - 13:35 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

We have a president who neither understands nor respects the constitution of the United States, and he thinks the law does not apply to him. No president is above the law, including this president — it is time for the House to begin impeachment inquiries.

30.05.2019 - 16:25 [ CNN ]

US intelligence partners wary of Barr’s Russia review

Key allies who share intelligence with the United States could soon be dragged into the middle of Attorney General Bill Barr’s politically-charged Justice Department review of how the Russia investigation began.
President Donald Trump has said he wants Barr to look into the role key intelligence partners, including the United Kingdom and Australia, played in the origins of Russia probe.

24.05.2019 - 05:45 [ WTOC.com ]

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

The move marked an escalation in Trump’s efforts to „investigate the investigators,“ as he continues to try to undermine the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe amid mounting Democratic calls to bring impeachment proceedings against Trump.

24.05.2019 - 04:59 [ CNN ]

These House Democrats are calling for an impeachment inquiry into Trump

By CNN’s count, there are at least 35 House Democrats who’ve made public comments advocating at least for starting the impeachment inquiry process — while some have gone further.
House Democrats who have publicly state they at least support starting an impeachment inquiry:

24.05.2019 - 04:48 [ Washington Post ]

Does President Trump actually want to be impeached?

Some legal experts have argued that there is a simple solution to this standoff: The legitimate legislative purpose could be easily satisfied by launching impeachment proceedings.

23.05.2019 - 04:20 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

Trump Has Temper Tantrum With Nancy Pelosi

Trump ran away from Nancy Pelosi today… Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

23.05.2019 - 04:11 [ New York Times ]

Trump, Angered by ‘Phony’ Inquiries, Blows Up Meeting With Pelosi and Schumer

President Trump abruptly blew up a meeting with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday, declaring that he could not work with them until they stopped investigating him and lashing out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for accusing him of a cover-up.

He then marched out into the Rose Garden, where reporters had been gathered, and delivered a statement bristling with anger as he demanded that Democrats “get these phony investigations over with.”

22.05.2019 - 05:49 [ CNN ]

House panel issues subpoenas for Hope Hicks, Annie Donaldson

The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday issued subpoenas to former White House officials Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson for documents and testimony, setting the stage for another clash with the White House over former officials appearing before Congress.
The committee issued the subpoenas to Hicks and Donaldson as part of their sweeping investigation into possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.

22.05.2019 - 05:36 [ New York Times ]

Democratic Calls for Impeachment Inquiry Grow as Leaders Instead Vow to Toughen Tactics

A bloc of liberal Democrats began pressing on Tuesday for an impeachment inquiry of President Trump, underscoring party divisions and the growing difficulties that Speaker Nancy Pelosi faces as she tries to chart a more methodical course.

21.05.2019 - 17:18 [ CNN ]

How long can Nancy Pelosi hold off impeachment?

What’s clear from the last 24 hours of closed-door meeting among House Democrats is that patience is wearing thin for Pelosi’s slow-walk approach on impeachment. There’s an itch for action — and Pelosi may not be able to keep her colleagues from scratching it much longer.

21.05.2019 - 05:48 [ Justin Amash, Abgeordneter im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Our system of checks and balances relies on each branch’s jealously guarding its powers and upholding its duties under our Constitution. When loyalty to a political party or to an individual trumps loyalty to the Constitution, the Rule of Law—the foundation of liberty—crumbles.

21.05.2019 - 05:34 [ CNN ]

GOP throws up impeachment shield around Trump

Republicans are moving fast to squelch Justin Amash’s rebellion against Donald Trump before his conclusion that the President „engaged in impeachable conduct“ — the first by a GOP lawmaker — can gather momentum.

21.05.2019 - 05:29 [ New York Times ]

How a Lone Republican Set an Example for Democrats on the Mueller Report

“Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,” Mr. Amash wrote on Twitter.

“In fact,” he added in a 13-tweet explanation of his conclusions, “Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.”

21.05.2019 - 05:26 [ theHill.com ]

Amash storm hits Capitol Hill

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) doubled down Monday on his case that President Trump should be impeached for obstruction of justice, ensuring the spotlight will stay on the stunning attacks against his party’s leader all week.

26.07.2018 - 12:43 [ Jody Hice, Abgeordneter des U.S. Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter‏ ]

We have given Rod Rosenstein every opportunity to comply with Congressional requests. He has evaded our oversight time and again. As our last recourse, we need to #ImpeachRosenstein to hold him accountable – before the American people lose all trust and confidence in the #DOJ.

29.05.2018 - 16:58 [ Ansa.it ]

Di Maio calls mobilisation, tricolours

Anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio on Monday called for mass mobilisation in support of the party’s announced bid to impeach President Sergio Mattarella for allegedly sinking an M5S-League government bid.
„I call citizens to mobilise, make yourselves heard, it’s important that you do it right now. We will organise peaceful and symbolic demonstrations“, Di Maio said, urging „everyone“ to come to Rome for a big demo on June 2, national Republic Day.

28.05.2018 - 17:19 [ Seattle Times ]

Ex-IMF official tapped to head Italy firmly backs euro

The man tapped to head a neutral government in Italy after two populists failed in their bid is a former official at the International Monetary Fund who is a firm believer in the euro and in the necessity of Italy cutting its stubbornly high-debt load.

28.05.2018 - 16:43 [ Ansa.it ]

No one contemplated euro exit-Salvini

„No one ever thought about quitting the euro,“ Salvini told Radio Capital.
„It wasn’t in our programmes, it wasn’t in Savona’s programme.
„There was just the revision of the banking system and the taxes“.

28.05.2018 - 16:38 [ Ansa.it ]

Salvini gives no comment on impeachment

„I’m not speaking about that,“ Salvini said when asked about a possible impeachment.

28.05.2018 - 16:36 [ Ansa.iit ]

Impeachment talk irresponsible-Berluscon

„At a time like this, everyone’s first duty is to defend the savings of the Italian people, safeguarding our country’s families and companies“ Berlusconi said.

28.05.2018 - 16:31 [ Ansa.it ]

PD backs Mattarella

The centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday backed President Sergio Matterella after his controversial rejection the nomination of Paolo Savona as economy minister.
„The League and the 5-Star Movement are using unheard of words and unprecedented threats,“ caretaker PD leader Maurizio Martina said via Twitter.

28.05.2018 - 16:20 [ Bloomberg ]

Italy’s Establishment Vetoes the Populists

Italy’s two populist leaders forged a coalition from very different policy platforms. They found a prime minister that both could accept. Then President Sergio Mattarella vetoed their finance minister and their bid for power foundered, unleashing chaos and rage in equal measure in Rome.

28.05.2018 - 16:19 [ Euractiv.com ]

Technocrat PM to take over in Italy as President steps in to protect the euro

Shortly afterwards, he summoned former International Monetary Fund (IMF) senior official Carlo Cottarelli for a Monday morning meeting — an indication he may be considering asking him to head a government of unelected technocrats.

28.05.2018 - 16:09 [ Ansa.it ]

Impeachment Mattarella – Di Maio

5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio said Sunday that President Sergio Mattarella should be impeached after he rejected the nomination of Paolo Savona as economy minister.
„(What) if we have elections and we win and the we go to the president’s palace and they say we cannot form a government?“ Di Maio said on a telephone interview with RAI show ‚Che Tempo Che Fa‘.

28.05.2018 - 16:00 [ CNBC ]

Italy plunged back into political crisis as president faces calls for impeachment

Luigi Di Maio of the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) said Sunday that the actions of Italy’s president had triggered an „institutional crisis.“
Mattarella, who was installed by a previous pro-EU government, refused to accept the nomination of eurosckeptic candidate Paolo Savona for economy minister.