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Democrats could seek impeachment Trump after James Comey Hearing

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When FBI Director James Comey testifies in front of the House Intelligence Committee Monday, Democrats will be listening carefully—and noting any information that bolsters a case for impeachment. Comey is likely to touch on Russia's alleged meddling into the U.S. presidential election, leaks about President Donald Trump's administration and the president's (thus far unsubstantiated) claim that his predecessor wiretapped his golden New York City tower. 

It's unclear how much detail Comey will disclose about these issues but the president appeared to be on edge Monday, tweeting that his administration had nothing to do with Russia.

"The Democrats made up and pushed the Russian story as an excuse for running a terrible campaign. Big advantage in Electoral College [and] lost!" he posted early in the morning. He also called any suggestion of collusion "fake news."

And just minutes before Comey's hearing was scheduled to begin Trump added, "What about all of the contact with the Clinton campaign and the Russians? Also, is it true that the DNC would not let the FBI in to look?"

Sen. Bob Casey, the Pennsylvania Democrat, posted that this tweet from Trump proved that "every attempt from @POTUS to distract from legitimate Russia [questions] makes the need for independent commission/special counsel all the more clear."

It would be a major bombshell if it were revealed that Trump coordinated with Russia during the election. The intelligence community has already concluded that the Kremlin — through a hack of the Democratic National Committee and an influence campaign — worked to get Trump elected. It's been disclosed that during the campaign cycle numerous Trump officials had contact with Russian officials, including former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, who resigned after it was shown that he misrepresented a conversation with a Russian ambassador to Vice President Mike Pence. 

But James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence, had said that during his tenure under President Barack Obama there was no evidence of collusion between the Republican nominee's campaign and Russia. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, pushed back Sunday against that assertion on NBC's Meet The Press.

"I was surprised to see Director Clapper say that because I don't think you can make that claim categorically as he did," Schiff said. "I would characterize it this way at the outset of the investigation: There is circumstantial evidence of collusion. There is direct evidence, I think, of deception and that's where we begin the investigation."

Democrats have already begun to float the idea of impeaching Trump, especially latching on to his claims of wiretapping, for which he has provided no evidence. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, said that if Comey reiterates there is no evidence to back such claims then Trump has set himself up for impeachment.

"If you do not have any proof and you have been saying this for three weeks then you are clearly on the edge of the question of public trust and those actions can be associated with high crimes and misdemeanors for which articles of impeachment can be drawn," Jackson Lee told the Houston Chronicle Sunday.

Progressive politics site the National Memo wrote a piece to the same effect titled "Yes, Trump Can Be Impeached Over A Tweet." Constitutionally, a president can be impeached for three offenses: treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

http://europe.newsweek.com/trump-impeached-fbi-comey-hearing-570934?rm=eu

 

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Where once we were putting honey on the cunts, now we're putting the cunts on the honey.

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kii it was interesting while it lasted

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When talking about impeachment, Democrats can do nothing. Where are the Republicans on the matter? I highly doubt they are with the program.

Edit: Votes impeach not a president's action and seeing how GOP lawmakers defend the indefensible... :bye:

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Definitely could see this happening if Trump pushes the Old Guard to the breaking point. Thus far, he hasn't. Paul Ryan is still desperately (and pathetically) attempting to work with the White House, and John McCain's words are restrained. Lindsay Graham has been against Cheeto since the start and still is, but he's in the minority. 

Until the Republican elites are truly provoked, an impeachment is just a pipe dream because the Democrats would need substantial GOP support for the idea to be even possible in the first place, let alone it actually taking place in the House. How they react to Comey's findings will determine if that support is there. 

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Comey? The guy who sabotaged Clinton and got away with it? :gum:

He could say "Guilty on all counts" and the Republicans would just disagree.

I don't see it happening :madge: 


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15 minutes ago, Indyl said:

Definitely could see this happening if Trump pushes the Old Guard to the breaking point. Thus far, he hasn't. Paul Ryan is still desperately (and pathetically) attempting to work with the White House, and John McCain's words are restrained. Lindsay Graham has been against Cheeto since the start and still is, but he's in the minority. 

Until the Republican elites are truly provoked, an impeachment is just a pipe dream because the Democrats would need substantial GOP support for the idea to be even possible in the first place, let alone it actually taking place in the House. How they react to Comey's findings will determine if that support is there. 

 

they'll be provoked once there is proof the Trump administration had contact with Russians to ensure their victory. The current FBI investigation is looking into that.


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If they're going to impeach trump PLEASE impeach trump AND pence

Because Pence as president will be just as messy 

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1 minute ago, BLACKOUTbritney said:

If they're going to impeach trump PLEASE impeach trump AND pence

Because Pence as president will be just as messy 

I just hope the FBI uncovers a string of high government connections, and Cheeto Puff and his peanut gallery are all impeached from office. Imagine the due procrss slayage :giveup:

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So, we'll get Pence? Nah. I'm good.


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They won't go after impeachment until they have actual support by republicans.

It's a mistake to go now, and they won't for that reason.


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Arrangements handling any further than that have changed over time – and throughout US history, the line of succession has never gone further than the vice president.

Here are list of Trump successor just in case:

1. Vice President Pence

2. House Speaker, Paul Ryan

3. President pro tempore of the Senate, Orrin Hatch

4. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

5. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin

6. Defense Secretary, James Mattis

7. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions

8. Acting Secretary of the Interior, Kevin Haugrud

9. Acting Agriculture Secretary, Michael Scuse

10. Commerce Secretary (vacant seat; nominee Wilbur Ross has not been confirmed)

11. Acting Labor Secretary, Ed Hugler

12. Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price

13. Acting Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Craig Clemmensen

14. Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao

15. Acting Energy Secretary, Grace Bochenek

16. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos

17. Veteran Affairs Secretary, David Shulkin

18. Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly

 

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12 minutes ago, RAMROD said:

Arrangements handling any further than that have changed over time – and throughout US history, the line of succession has never gone further than the vice president.

Here are list of Trump successor just in case:

1. Vice President Pence

2. House Speaker, Paul Ryan

3. President pro tempore of the Senate, Orrin Hatch

4. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

5. Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin

6. Defense Secretary, James Mattis

7. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions

8. Acting Secretary of the Interior, Kevin Haugrud

9. Acting Agriculture Secretary, Michael Scuse

10. Commerce Secretary (vacant seat; nominee Wilbur Ross has not been confirmed)

11. Acting Labor Secretary, Ed Hugler

12. Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Price

13. Acting Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Craig Clemmensen

14. Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao

15. Acting Energy Secretary, Grace Bochenek

16. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos

17. Veteran Affairs Secretary, David Shulkin

18. Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly

 

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6 minutes ago, chrismugler said:

Is it too late to call Hillary?:toofunny:

Yes it is :poot:


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What I don't get is this whole Russia thing. How does getting in contact with Russia help you win an election? Is it just the leftover cold war sentiment that gets a rise? Surely if someone said Trump in contact with Canada during election nobody would bat an eyelash. 

I just don't understand

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1 hour ago, Derpplause said:

they'll be provoked once there is proof the Trump administration had contact with Russians to ensure their victory. The current FBI investigation is looking into that.

That's what I said at the end of my post lol

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