Trump Impeachment Calls Surge as President Faces ‘Most Serious Scandal’ in U.S. History

Amid James Comey’s damning testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, calls for President Donald Trump to face impeachment proceedings are surging. In the past 48 hours, two of the leading Trump resistance groups have called for the first time for the impeachment process to start against Trump on charges of obstruction of Justice.

Source: Trump Impeachment Calls Surge as President Faces ‘Most Serious Scandal’ in U.S. History

Robert Reich: There is Enough Evidence to Impeach Trump now

Democrats won’t come out for impeachment because they are more interested in playing politics than doing the right thing:

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) is already drafting articles of impeachment related to Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, believing there’s enough evidence of Trump’s obstruction of justice to begin an impeachment inquiry (not to mention Trump’s blatant violation of the Constitutions emoluments clause by profiting off his presidency, and much else).

But Democratic leaders are pushing back, warning there aren’t enough facts to justify an impeachment inquiry at this point, and, in any event, such an inquiry would politicize ongoing congressional investigations.

Baloney.

Historically, the three previous impeachment inquiries in the House (involving presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton) rested on less evidence of obstruction of justice than is already publicly known about Trump.

Karl Rove is done with Trump: He ‘lacks the focus or self-discipline to do the basic work required of a president’

In a blistering op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Rove said, “Trump lacks the focus or self-discipline to do the basic work required of a president.”

Rove began explaining why Trump’s tweeting doesn’t remove the media barrier between Trump and the citizenry, it consistently undermines his administration and his political agenda. Citing Trump’s tweets calling his executive order a “travel ban,” Rove said the legal strategy defending the ban “lies in tatters.”

He went on to say that Trump’s tweets that followed were “even more hazardous.”

Source: Karl Rove is done with Trump: He ‘lacks the focus or self-discipline to do the basic work required of a president’

Donald Trump's DOJ Lawyers Argue Emoluments Lawsuit is Unconstitutional

President Donald Trump shouldn’t have to defend his foreign income before a New York federal court, according to a Friday motion to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the legality of his finances.

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sued Trump in January, arguing that his overseas royalties from The Apprentice, Trump hotels revenue and other income violate the Foreign Emoluments Clause

Donald Trump’s DOJ Lawyers Argue Emoluments Lawsuit is Unconstitutional

President Donald Trump shouldn’t have to defend his foreign income before a New York federal court, according to a Friday motion to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges the legality of his finances.

The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sued Trump in January, arguing that his overseas royalties from The Apprentice, Trump hotels revenue and other income violate the Foreign Emoluments Clause

'Nonsense': Powerful Republican denounces White House information shut-out

The cover-up is on overdrive:

An already contentious move by Republican President Donald Trump to block opposition Democratic lawmakers from getting information about his administration received its most scathing criticism yet on Friday – from one of the most powerful Republican members of the U.S. Senate.

Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, in a more than 2,100-word letter to the White House, asked Trump to rescind unprecedented guidance that told executive agencies they do not have to honor requests for information from lawmakers in the minority party, currently the Democrats.

This week in hearings all over Capitol Hill members of both parties have criticized the information block. Democrats have posited that the Trump administration is trying to hide mistakes, problems or wrongdoing from them.

Grassley, who has served in the Senate since 1981, called the guidance “nonsense” and described it as “a bureaucratic effort by the Office of Legal Counsel to insulate the executive branch from scrutiny by the elected representatives of the American people.”

‘Nonsense’: Powerful Republican denounces White House information shut-out

The cover-up is on overdrive:

An already contentious move by Republican President Donald Trump to block opposition Democratic lawmakers from getting information about his administration received its most scathing criticism yet on Friday – from one of the most powerful Republican members of the U.S. Senate.

Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, in a more than 2,100-word letter to the White House, asked Trump to rescind unprecedented guidance that told executive agencies they do not have to honor requests for information from lawmakers in the minority party, currently the Democrats.

This week in hearings all over Capitol Hill members of both parties have criticized the information block. Democrats have posited that the Trump administration is trying to hide mistakes, problems or wrongdoing from them.

Grassley, who has served in the Senate since 1981, called the guidance “nonsense” and described it as “a bureaucratic effort by the Office of Legal Counsel to insulate the executive branch from scrutiny by the elected representatives of the American people.”

Judiciary Dem asks GOP chairman to invite Trump to testify in public

His bluff has been called. He won’t do it:

After President Trump said Friday he is “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about the events that led to firing James Comey as FBI director, a House Democrat wants to take him up on it.

Within hours of Trump’s statement at a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) called on House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) to invite the president before their panel.

Whoops: Trump’s lawyer defends ‘predisent’ after Comey testimony [Video]

This president can’t do anything right:

President Trump’s personal attorney may have been too hasty in drafting his response to fired FBI Director James Comey’s blockbuster testimony Thursday.

The statement began with the following line: “I am Marc Kasowitz, Predisent [sic] Trump’s personal lawyer.” It later referred to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats as “Coates.”

He also wrote, “this leaks should be investigated.”

Earlier Thursday, Comey told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that Trump had asked him to drop the bureau’s investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and asked for his loyalty.