Top Democrats Reject Impeachment Push

Typical political cowardliness on the part of Democrats. It’s why Trump is president in the first place. We have to demand that Dems do their duty and force Trump from office:

House Democratic leaders are rebuffing the growing push from their liberal members to move toward impeaching President Trump, warning that the nascent effort is premature and might undermine ongoing investigations into Trump’s ties to Russia.

“We have to find out what the facts are,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which is conducting one of the multiple probes into Russia’s election meddling and possible ties to the Trump campaign.

Donald Trump's Approval Rating Hits New Low at 34%

President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sunk to a new low at 34%, according to a recent poll.

According to a poll by Quinnipiac University, 34% of voters approve of Trump, while 57% disapprove, a dip from the university’s previous survey on May 24, which found that the President had a 37% approval rating. The latest poll results are Trump’s lowest scores so far — in April, he hovered around 35% approval, according to Quinnipiac.

Source: Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Hits New Low at 34% | Time.com

Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Hits New Low at 34%

President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sunk to a new low at 34%, according to a recent poll.

According to a poll by Quinnipiac University, 34% of voters approve of Trump, while 57% disapprove, a dip from the university’s previous survey on May 24, which found that the President had a 37% approval rating. The latest poll results are Trump’s lowest scores so far — in April, he hovered around 35% approval, according to Quinnipiac.

Source: Donald Trump’s Approval Rating Hits New Low at 34% | Time.com

Donald Trump is a sociopath and I fear he's losing his mind, says former US Labor Secretary

That’s very plausible. The problem: that would leave Pence in power:

A former US cabinet member has said he fears Donald Trump is “losing his mind” and argues it is time to consider his removal from office.

Robert Reich, the author and chancellor’s professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkley, is the former Labor Secretary to President Bill Clinton. He argues that it is “now time to seriously consider the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which provides for removal of a president who is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office’.”

Section four of the 25th Amendment allows Congress to form a body that can evaluate whether the president is fit for office, and remove him without impeaching him.

“I fear the man is losing his mind,” Mr Reich wrote. “Today Trump attacked Democrats (whom he called ‘Obstructionists!’), the Mayor of London (whom he derided as ‘pathetic’), and the judicial system (which he termed ‘slow and political!’).”

Donald Trump is a sociopath and I fear he’s losing his mind, says former US Labor Secretary

That’s very plausible. The problem: that would leave Pence in power:

A former US cabinet member has said he fears Donald Trump is “losing his mind” and argues it is time to consider his removal from office.

Robert Reich, the author and chancellor’s professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkley, is the former Labor Secretary to President Bill Clinton. He argues that it is “now time to seriously consider the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which provides for removal of a president who is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office’.”

Section four of the 25th Amendment allows Congress to form a body that can evaluate whether the president is fit for office, and remove him without impeaching him.

“I fear the man is losing his mind,” Mr Reich wrote. “Today Trump attacked Democrats (whom he called ‘Obstructionists!’), the Mayor of London (whom he derided as ‘pathetic’), and the judicial system (which he termed ‘slow and political!’).”

Trump Team Blows Loophole in Its Own Anti-Lobbying Order

The Trump administration could’ve chosen not to put a health care lobbyist at the helm of the Department of Health and Human Services. Instead, it appointed one to a top post, then excused him from ethics rules on the grounds that they would impede his new duties.

The White House has exempted Department of Health and Human Services Chief of Staff Lance Leggitt from rules that bar former members of Washington’s influence industry from working on issues that could advance the financial interests of their recent clients—on the grounds that those rules would be too burdensome for such a powerful official.

Source: Trump Team Blows Loophole in Its Own Anti-Lobbying Order

Watergate ‘pales’ in comparison to Trump-Russia scandal, says ex-spy chief James Clapper

The situation in Washington has become more serious than during the Watergate scandal, and investigators must get to the bottom of ties between the Trump administration and Russia, the former director of U.S. national intelligence said Wednesday.

In a speech to Australia’s National Press Club, James Clapper said allegations that President Donald Trump shared intelligence with Moscow were “very problematic” and that the Watergate scandal, which led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation in 1974, “pales” in comparison.

Source: Watergate ‘pales’ in comparison to Trump-Russia scandal, says ex-spy chief James Clapper

Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn’t pay his bills

On top of everything else Trump is a mooch:

Donald Trump often portrays himself as a savior of the working class who will “protect your job.” But a USA TODAY NETWORK analysis found he has been involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits over the past three decades — and a large number of those involve ordinary Americans, like the Friels, who say Trump or his companies have refused to pay them.

At least 60 lawsuits, along with hundreds of liens, judgments, and other government filings reviewed by the USA TODAY NETWORK, document people who have accused Trump and his businesses of failing to pay them for their work. Among them: a dishwasher in Florida. A glass company in New Jersey. A carpet company. A plumber. Painters. Forty-eight waiters. Dozens of bartenders and other hourly workers at his resorts and clubs, coast to coast. Real estate brokers who sold his properties. And, ironically, several law firms that once represented him in these suits and others.