Will Republicans in Congress actually impeach Trump?
With an obstruction of justice investigation into the president now more or less confirmed, will Republicans finally dump Trump?
Or are they craven enough to stick through this circus to the end?
Donald Trump has officially admitted that he's under investigation.
In a tweet sent out this morning - the president said:
"I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt"
In case it wasn't clear, "The man" Trump is referring to in that tweet is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to be special counsel for the Russia investigation.
Rosenstein also wrote the memo justifying Trump's firing of James Comey.
If Mueller finishes his investigation and confirms obstruction of justice and Rosenstein recommends impeachment, will Republicans in Congress actually impeach Trump? Is Trump actually just priming the pump to ensure that his fate is a political one?
I'm going to be the first to say this....think Trump is insane, and his family is using him for there means. As is the GOP. He is mentally incompetent. Needs mental help.
What's the matter with you people ?
Drumpf is our agent for change.
He disempowers Republicans, and scorns the Hillarians.
Who stole the election from us.
The Dems just might be capable of neutralizing, slightly, one or the other legislative bodies. More power to 'em.
But they're not gong to change anything . They might prevent the Repugs from changing EVERYthing.
But NOT IF you get the Drumpf headed to MarLago.
Then, it's gonna be full friggin speed Right-ward.
Then you got the same deep, disgusting Repug agenda, without the only idiot-brat capable of rendering them politically impotent.
KEEP DRUMPF !
As long as possible.
(No, I voted for Bernie and Jill. )
I can not believe you guys are buying into this. Trump has had the Democrats and main stream media chasing a ghost since the election in stead of focusing on rebuilding their party or reporting on the little things Trump is doing. Just when the whole Russian thing was fading away Trump yells out "they are investigating ME" and all the attention goes back to the ghost. Slowly all the coal mines are reopening, Keystone is going ahead, Obamacare is slipping away etc. Keep chasing Casper. Two years from now you will all regret it. Trump is dumb like a fox. Now I know where the orange color hair comes from.
As usual, Trump is mistating the facts. Rosenstein recommended that Comey be terminated because of poor performance with Hillary. On the other hand, Trump terminated Comey because of the Russia issue and THAT is why he's supposedly being investigated for obstruction. It wasn't for following Rosenstein's reasoning, it was because of Trump's reasoning.
I am no fan of Thrump, but Pence or Ryan in his place is a horror story I don't want to see (and I usually love horror stories).
Even if he is impeached, he would still have to be removed from office, a separate, more difficult process. I wonder if the Repugs could muster enough power to accomplish both steps.
And Deepspace: I would still prefer a thorough bred horse in the White House over the mule-headed jackasses we've been putting there. Maybe you can get someone from your bloodline to run for president? We really need those good "thinking" genes running the country.
No they won't impeach him. It's all smoke and mirrors. Trump is the distraction in the candy store while all the kids are robbing the owners (us).
It's really sad that our country has come to this. How a person like Trump could be elected by a minority vote is shamefull. I'm not sure how this will turn around or end.
As stecoop01 correctly states above, impeachment is just the leveling of charges (by the House). If impeachment is achieved, removal is doubly difficult, requiring a super majority in the Senate (2/3 majority). Considering that the senate is split roughly 50/50, I seriously doubt removal is possible. Let's say the Rep's decide they would prefer Pence and went 100% for removal, that would mean that roughly 1/2 of the Dems would need to go along with that. And as joebhed has said, Trump is probably the best bet for the Dem's at least thru 2018. Even the Democratic party isn't that stupid. So no, impeachment is a moot point, even if it were to happen. And removal of Trump, even if impeached, is highly doubtful.
You're dancing, blindfolded, on the edge a cliff. Are you familiar at all with HISTORY of the next people who are going to replace him at all?? Obviously not.
First of all, why would anybody obstruct an investigation if you're innocent to begin with? Obstruction is admission of guilt. Is Crooked Donny finally realizing Putin suckered him in? It's too late now, treason is a big freaking deal. Putin installed a totally incompetent individual to destabilize our country, and boy did he succeed. The god damn CIA knows all about this.
Now the Kochs want Pence installed. He's the perfect Fascist puppet...and much much much more dangerous than Crooked Donny, and that includes Trump making a terrible foreign policy mistake very soon.
I've been saying this on here for weeks....The Dems need to block any impeachment until after the 2018 elections.
The republicans would be foolish to rid themselves of trump while he serves the purposes of distraction and signs what they tell him to! trump would be easier to control then pernce. They might even make him the new fearless leader of the American Facist party.
He called it during the campaign. Said he could shoot someone on Main Street and still get elected. He's Golden.
The bottom line is that a list of allegations -- no matter how long or how often they are recited -- isn't enough to result in impeachment. People should have learned something from the years that were spent calling for Bush's impeachment.
If it could be shown that Trump commited an impeachable offense, Congress would need to act on it. Republicans won't, and I get the impression that Democrats never returned from their Thanksgiving break.
And if Trump were impeached...? Bill Clinton was impeached, and remained in office to finish out his term.
You go along with the Clinton wing's claims that Putin somehow "interfered with" the election to ensure that Trump got the most votes? Then how did Clinton end up with the most votes? Check the 2016 election results.
Clinton 48.5% votes - 65,853,516 - 232 electoral votes
Trump 46.4% votes 62,984,825 306 electoral votes
There would be no way for Russia (or China, or...) to manipulate the electoral college vote, and over the past seven months, no such claims were attempted. So tell me, what magic did Putin perform?
Pay for the podcasts, it is worth it, I get the same headaches listening to AM. Phil Spector is the only person who could use that medium.
As The Third Way Democrats change the focus from why no white people vote for Democrats in the red states to How hilary was cheated out of the election by white men the more likely the mid terms will be another disaster.
Time to face reality. Obama gutted the Democratic Base. His political gifts were wasted. Economics is the great unifier. Diversity is divisive. There are many reasons for this and I will e plain this in my next article on how the Democratic Party went wrong, see my blog if interested.
Branski: I'm not sure why you're a Putin/interference denier other than you hate the Clintons, but the fact remains, Putin and his cyber infantry attacked us. They fueled the flames of the ongoing Clinton defamation and very likely flipped votes on vulnerable machines in swing states. The CIA I'm certain has all this info.
Regarding the electoral college vote result....I'm sure you realize this is basically mandated voting based on popular election results, which were manipulated by Putin.
BTW: I agree with your repeated sentiment that poverty has risen to horrific levels and is completely unnecessary in the richest country on the planet. If according to you the middle class has thrown their impoverished neighbor under the bus, it's because the fascists have pitted those who fear poverty is knocking at their door against those in poverty.....this to distract us from the Fascist quest for extreme concentration of wealth.
No, he will quit like Sarah Palin did but not until he pulls off the stunts that he wants to do. Sarah seems to be doing so much better financially post-Governorship.
too many commercials now on Thom Hartmann radio program.
I get a headache listening to all of them.