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Okay Class: Impeachment 101

November 4th, 2017 · 48 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Constitutional scholar Cass Sunstein is in high demand these days as talk of impeachment escalates. Whether any of this stuff potentially involving Donald Trump rises to that level depends largely on the findings of the special prosecutor Robert Mueller who has charged three people so far with likely more to come. Understanding the impeachment process can be a legal whiplash of sorts. In this video Sunstein provides an educational 101 to help understand what is impeachable, how it works and the intent of constitutional framers.

Grab a cup of joe and check out Sunstein’s presentation.

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  • The Bridgeport Kid

    The way the scandal has been playing out it looks to be leading up to an impeachment. If Trump is still in office in January 2019 when the next Congress is sworn in the House will begin impeachment proceedings. The Democrats are poised to retake the majority in the lower chamber, where the articles will be drafted.

    Chances are better than fair Trump will be forced into resigning well before that, though. Mueller’s investigation is proceeding deliberately and  inexorably. Manafort, Gates  and Papadoloulos ate just the first dominoes to fall. Sam Clovis, Trump’s nominee to lead the U.D. Dept. of Agriculture, withdrew his name after being linked to the russia scandal. He also confirmed he has no  credentials other than a degree in political science. Jared Kushner was subpoenaed for documents. 45 jr. met with an attorney known to have connections to high ranking Kremlin officials. (She was recently barred from re-entering the U.S.) Trump has attempted to deflect attention from himself by demanding, in a faux wounded tone, “Why aren’t the DOJ and FBI not investigating Hillary and the crooked Dems?!” (They didn’t collude with representatives of a hostile foreign government, Donald.) The latest Gallup poll puts 45′s approval rating at 33%, lowest in American History. Another poll indicates more than half the nation believes Trump engaged in criminal activity during last year’s campaign. 

    It’s just a matter of time before the Orange Horror is forced to resign or is actually impeached and removed from office. His days in office are numbered in either scenario. 

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    Tandem justorum permanebit.

  • Ron Mackey

    Derek, mentioned above that, “Sam Clovis, Trump’s nominee to lead the U.D. Dept. of Agriculture, withdrew his name after being linked to the Russia scandal.”

    Well here is some more information about 45′s appointee from the Washington Post and Politico. According to the CNN reports, Clovis had argued that homosexuality is a choice and suggested that allowing same-sex marriage could lead to the legalization of pedophilia.

    Clovis also made numerous racially charged allegations, including calling progressives “race traders” and “race ‘traitors,’” who want to keep black people “enslaved to the government.” He called former Attorney General Eric Holder a “racist black,” called Obama a narcissistic liar who has “been given a pass” because he is black, and disparaged women who identify as Democrats.

    The post to which Trump had nominated his campaign co-chairman — USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics — has traditionally been held by people with advanced degrees in science or medicine. The 2008 farm bill specifies that appointees to the position should be chosen “from among distinguished scientists with specialized training or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics,” given that the official is “responsible for the coordination of the research, education, and extension activities of the Department.”

    Clovis, who possesses a bachelor’s degree in political science, an MBA and a doctorate in public administration, repeatedly acknowledged his lack of background in the hard sciences when responding to Stabenow.

    “Please list all graduate-level courses you have taken in natural science,” the second of 10 questions requested.
    “None,” Clovis replied.

    “Please list all membership and leadership roles you have held within any agricultural scientific, agricultural education, or agricultural economic organizations,” the third question read.
    “None,” Clovis replied.

    “Please describe any awards, designations, or academic recognition you have received specifically related to agricultural science,” the fourth question read.

    “None,” Clovis replied.

    • The Bridgeport Kid

      Clovis is just another good old boy, an educated cracker. He withdrew his name from consideration after it was revealed he knew about meetings ith Russian officials. It’s a safe bet he knew the confirmation hearings would be embarrassing to him and the administration.

    • The Bridgeport Kid

      Sam Clovis was campaign co-chairman,, BTW.

  • Ron Mackey

    Affirmative Action is still alive in America for white males, just look at some of those 45 has selected Tom White.

    By JENNY HOPKINSON 09/21/2017

    President Donald Trump’s appointees to jobs at Agriculture Department headquarters include a long-haul truck driver, a country club cabana attendant and the owner of a scented-candle company.

    A POLITICO review of dozens of résumés from political appointees to USDA shows the agency has been stocked with Trump campaign staff and volunteers who in many cases demonstrated little to no experience with federal policy, let alone deep roots in agriculture. But of the 42 résumés POLITICO reviewed, 22 cited Trump campaign experience. And based on their résumés, some of those appointees appear to lack credentials, such as a college degree, required to qualify for higher government salaries. 

    It’s typical for presidents to reward loyalists with jobs once a campaign is over. But what’s different under Trump, sources familiar with the department’s inner workings say, is the number of campaign staffers who have gotten positions and the jobs and salaries they have been hired for, despite not having solid agricultural credentials in certain cases. An inexperienced staff can lead to mistakes and sidetrack a president’s agenda, the sources say.
    “There is a clear prioritization of one attribute, and that is loyalty,” said Austin Evers, American Oversight’s executive director, who provided the documents after his organization received them in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. He said the group sought résumés for Trump administration political appointees from across the federal government and found an abundance of former campaign workers in positions that did not appear to match their qualifications. “The theme that emerges is pretty clear: What do you have to do to get an administration job? Work on the campaign,” he added.
    USDA in a statement defended the hires: “All of the appointees have skills that are applicable to the roles they fill at USDA.”

    The truck driver, Nick Brusky, was hired this year at USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service — an agency tasked with developing overseas markets for U.S. agricultural trade goods — at one of the highest levels on the federal government’s pay scale, a GS-12, earning $79,720 annually. Though that pay grade requires a master’s degree or equivalent experience, it’s not clear from Brusky’s résumé whether he’s a college graduate. The document lists coursework in business management and political science at three universities from 2000 to 2013, but does not specify a graduation date.

    Brusky served as a field representative for Trump’s campaign in the battleground state of Ohio, beginning in November 2016, while driving for a trucking company in Hilliard, where he also was a county commissioner. Brusky’s résumé shows he has no experience in cultivating international markets for trade goods, though he notes he has experience “hauling and shipping agricultural commodities.” It says he was twice elected to local office and was a legislative aide to an Ohio state representative from January 2009 until June 2012.

    • The Bridgeport Kid

      A truckdriver, eh? That fits the profile of a typical male Trump supporter: White; working class; chews tobacco; drinks Budweiser; has a 30.06 hunting rifle with a Maglight duct-taped to the barrel (to facilitate jacklighting deer) on the rack behind the seat of his pickup truck; family tree doesn’t branch.

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    “The significance of the Papadopoulos plea deal is enormous. The special counsel may now have a cooperating witness who can provide first-hand information about whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government. And he’s had an agreement with Papadopoulos since early October. Indeed, Papadopoulos was arrested in July of this year. Who knows what else he has told the special counsel?”

    -Barbara McQuade, former U.S. Attorney

  • Ron Mackey

    These Trump supporters had been waiting for their “great white hope” seen Obama’s comment back in May 2008 when Obama said, “they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a why to explain their frustration.” Whoops there it is.

    • The Bridgeport Kid

      That’s true. Patrick Buchanan use to bawl about a “cultural holy war.” Mr. Trump played on the fears and anxieties of poor working class whites living in Horse Apple, Kentucky, Frostbite Falls, Ohio, Cap du Crapaud Suceur, Louisiana, and other centers of trailer park culture.

      • The Bridgeport Kid

        Trump pontificated about illegal immigration and building a wall that “Mexico will pay for,” guns nd bullets for the God fearing, and the ysual spiel about American jobs going overseas (while his suits and furniture and clothing are made in sweatshops in Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and other nations with lax labor laws).

  • Robert Teixeira

    TBK, “educated cracker” that’s pretty racist. Don’t you think? Are you saying every white person who supported Trump over Hillary Clinton, who called young black kids “super predators and needs to be brought to heel”, racist?
    Ron homosexuality is a choice like heterosexuality, even pedophilia because what you’re really talking about is sex and sex is an act and all acts are choices. It is not a feeling like love. Parents who protect and love their kids are not considered incestuous pedophiles. Are they? When you think of sex it’s nothing more than a mental process to generate a gratification vie orgasm. Love and sex are to totally different things.
    It’s the corrosiveness of this internal addiction that it has on one’s mind and society that we tend to overlook or turn a blind eye to it for one’s own self-interest, and mostly from males because well let’s face it. All girls are equal when it comes to sex, for a vagina is vagina there’s know size at play like it is it for the male species. Based on one’s size the game is different, be it anger right off the bat or the corrosiveness to generate the needed stimuli for one’s addiction to produce their gratification.
    Back to homosexuality as a choice, but first what is masturbation? Is it a homosexual or heterosexual act? Clearly every person has self-pleasured themselves. Does that make everybody gay? What sexual acts can a “Gay male” do to another male that they can’t engage in with a woman? Well maybe an act of giving orally or receiving internally however the choices are greater with women because woman have a vagina. When the acts get to a point where the physical sexual stimuli end prematurely to masturbate (self-pleasure) on the face the woman a questions has to be asked. How much contempt do they have for the woman, and how much sexual stimuli did they have for the sex to stop prematurely to masturbate on her face, and why? Read a book people, and not Fifty Shades of Gray. Thank you Jesus. :)

    • Robert Teixeira

      PS. OIB bloggers and readers Ron and TBK are racist, also a choice. :)

    • The Bridgeport Kid

      Robert,

      You sound as though you’ve been drinking the little packets of Peter Popoff’s Miracle Spring Water. 

      “Cracker” is a contemptuous term used to refer to a white person in the South, especially a poor white living in some rural parts of the southeastern U.S. It describes many of Donald Trump’s supporters: Poor, white, angry, Protestant, xenophobic, homophobic, racist, nationalist. 

      In 2016 David Duke, a white supremacist and white nationalist, politician, antisemitic conspiracy theorist, Holocaust denier, convicted felon, and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, endorsed Donald Trump for POTUS. Earlier this year Mr. Duke was in Charlottesville, Virginia, for  the Unite the Right Rally that resulted in violence. The Unite the Right rally (also known as the Charlottesville rally) was a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, 
      August 11-12, 2017. Its stated goal was to oppose the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park, which itself had been renamed by City Council from ”Lee Park” two months earlier. Protesters included white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, Klansmen, neo-Nazis, and various militias. Some of the marchers chanted racist and antisemitic slogans, carried semi-automatic rifles, swastikas, Confederate battle flags, anti-Muslim and antisemitic banners, and “Trump/Pence” signs. Some waved Confederate flags, and others held posters targeting Jews that read “the Goyim know”, using the word for non-Jews, as well as “the Jewish media is going down”. Protesters also shouted racial slurs and “Jew” when Charlottesville mayor Michael Signer was mentioned, and they waved Nazi flags and signs claiming, among other things, that “Jews are Satan’s children”. Dozens wore Donald Trump’s red “Make America Great Again” campaign hats. Mr. Duke was quoted in the media saying “We are here to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump.” Presumably he was referring to the incident after the rally when a man drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. One person was killed and 19 others were injured in what police have called a deliberate attack. 

      Mr. Trump did little to distance himself from Mr. Duke or the white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, Klansmen and neo-Nazis that attended the Unite the Right rally,  all of whom can be accurately described as “crackers.”

      In this day and age their views are unacceptable, period. End of discussion.

      • Robert Teixeira

        The Bridgeport Kid // Nov 5, 2017 at 2:33 am

        Robert,

        You sound as though you’ve been drinking the little packets of Peter Popoff’s Miracle Spring Water.

        “Cracker” is a contemptuous term used to refer to a white person in the South, especially a poor white living in some rural parts of the southeastern U.S. It describes many of Donald Trump’s supporters: Poor, white, angry, Protestant, xenophobic, homophobic, racist, nationalist.

        Merriam- Webster

        “Nigger”

        1 offensive; see usage paragraph below —used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a black person

        2 offensive; see usage paragraph below —used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a member of any dark-skinned race

        superpredator. Noun. (plural superpredators) A youth who repeatedly commits violent crimes as a result of being raised without morals.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALXulk0T8cg

        Matthew 7:5
        You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. ~JC

        “IN this day and age their views are unacceptable periord. End of discussion” ~ TBK

        “A butt plug” ~ Fifty Shades of Grey WTF :)

        • Robert Teixeira

          “A butt plug” WTF did I just read.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ap5buTT78A

        • The Bridgeport Kid

          I never look at the You Tube clips you post. 

          You ought to travel to the southeastern United States, to Mississippi and Louisiana and Alabama and Arkansas, places where the KKK is a shadow religion, where Jim Crow laws still exist in one form or another. Where the white folks complain about all them blacks and Puerto Ricans on welfare in the cities, complaining  while waiting for the mailman to deliver the welfare checks. Then maybe, just maybe you’ll be able to understand where Mr. Mackey and myself are coming from. 

          Maybe Lennie will have an OIB party soon. We could meet, discuss your misunderstanding of the nuances and vernacular of American Standard English. I’ll give a few lessons, through a bullhorn if necessary. 

          • Robert Teixeira

            TBK Lennie doesn’t have to have a party soon we could meet for understand, or to answer the question of where you and Ron are coming from. I already answered that question. You are racist. While I don’t know what you do, Ron I believe is a retired Fire Fighter collection a pension form the state. What is sadder a poor white person living in a trailer park collecting a welfare complain about blacks living in housing project collecting welfare, or a black collecting pension and probably owns their own home complaining about poor whites living in a trailer park collecting welfare complaining about blacks collecting welfare?
            I don’t want to rehash Jim Crow, the KKK with you. Blaming poor whites living in a trailer collecting welfare that has no influence on blacks and their plight is like saying David Duke, who supported Trump, has influence with him. By the way that shadowy place where the KKK and Jim Crow laws still exist in one form or another where white folks complain about blacks and Puerto Ricans. Is that where poor white Democrat President Bill Clinton came from?
            I don’t have to travel to understand. Sometime you and understand by watching a YouTube video. I said good day.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k0RzhVJSxE

        • The Bridgeport Kid

          John 8:7

          They kept demanding an answer, so He stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”

  • Jeff Kohut

    From general ineptitude (failure to provide effective executive direction and support of a policy/legislative agenda) to irresponsible antagonism of a nuclear-armed state controlled by an irrational autocrat — both of which situations indicate the presentation of failure and danger to the United States and its people — there is already fertile ground for the impeachment of DT… If it is found that there was direct involvement of DT in other federal/state, financial and statutory crimes — of which it appears there is a strong likelihood — impeachment will be mandated…

    Along these lines, I would be willing to bet that the 25th Amendment will be applied in the context of DT’s resignation by December 25th, 2017… (There will be another sticky day in August this December…)

    • Ron Mackey

      Jeff, I understand your position but I don’t agree because I don’t the Republicans in the House of Representatives voting to impeach 45. Now if the House becomes Democratic in 2018 then 45 will be impeach. Same goes for the 25th Amendment, I don’t see Mike Pence turning on 45 plus Mike Pence would be the same as 45 without the tweets.

      • The Bridgeport Kid

        Mr. Trump will not serve a full term. The latest Gallup and WSJ polls show the lowest approval ratings for a sitting president of the past seventy years. He hates looking like a failure. The Mueller investigation is rolling onward. Details of the connections between Trump’s campaign and administration will continue to leak out. As it is a Department of Justice investigation Trump and his minions will have a hard time spinning it as “fake news” especially after George Papadopoulos’ arrest and proactive cooperation.

        Trump will resign only after figuring out how to spin it as “a big win!”

        • The Phantom

          Why would he resign? Our former President and Secretary of state are the ones who’ve committed treason. They sold 20 percent of our precious uranium to Russia. That’s the real collusion. Master Bill Clinton’s peaking fees in Russia double right after the deal and what do you know…cash from Russia flows into the Clinton foundation. Ten months in office and Trump has the economy rocking and rolling. Wall street at daily record highs! The idiotic democrats have zero chance of getting the White House back in 2020. Most of them will be indicted soon. Bloggers here don’t speak for this country who are the silent majority. Hillary didn’t just lose to a non-politician, she got crushed. Thank God for that. How can a country that voted Obama in twice suddenly be racist because Trump won? Whiny bull crap is what that is. Hope he continues to obliterate the Obama/Clinton agenda. Funny how quickly the Trump Russia narrative has spun 180 degrees and the truth is dribbling out that shows it was the Dems along conspiring. Laughable that after tons of effort and loads of wasted tax dollars, all they could was find that Manafort had some tax crimes that occurred eight years ago. The election was last year. Zero collusion found. GO TRUMP-Go Fox NEWS! And Donna Brazile…YIKES! She said that the Clinton’s treated her like a slave and now the Clinton’s are lashing out at her. I love it. Getting the pop corn ready for this one.

          • The Bridgeport Kid

            The economy is not exactly “rocking and rolling.” It was doing well under Barack Obama. Mr. Trump is laying claim to something he had nothing to do with. In point of fact Mr. Trump’s brand is suffering. Ivanka’s clothing, jewelry and shoe lines have been dropped by a number of department stores. Nordstrom, Nieman-Marcus, Belk, Jet.com, ShopStyle, and HSN have all stopped selling Trump products. And while some items in the line are still being sold at Marshall’s and TJ Maxx, employees were told to “throw away signs for Ivanka Trump products” and that “all Ivanka Trump signs should be discarded.” (Sears and Kmart have removed some Trump-branded products from their sites, but not all.) 

            Mr. Trump’s milk-and-water disavowal of the from David Duke and the white supremacists, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, Klansmen and neo-Nazis that attended the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August (“they are some very nice people…”) was delivered with a smirk. It was very subtle but still a smirk, as if he found it all amusing. Given Trump’s life of moneyed white privilege and his father’s involvement with the Ku Klux Klan none of this is surprising. 

            Mrs. Clinton is not under investigation, Donald Trump is, his campaign, administration,  businesses, inner circle and members of his immediate family. James Comey cleared Mrs. Clinton of criminal liability before he was fired by Mr. Trump. 

            Put your partisan politics bullshit aside: Robert Mueller, a registered Republican, was appointed Special Counsel by Ron Rosenstein, a registered Republican. Mr. Mueller was appointed Director of the FBI by George W. Bush, a registered Republican.  Prior to his appointment as FBI director, Mueller served as a United States Attorney, as assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division and as acting deputy attorney general (he oversaw prosecutions that included Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, the Pan Am Flight 103 case, and the Gambino crime family boss John Gotti). He is a dedicated law enforcement professional with a reputation for  his non-partisan and non-political approach.

            Mr. Trump’s approval rating is the lowest of any sitting president in more than seventy years. 65% of the American people believe he has accomplished very little. He has not achieved one item on his legislative agenda. Tax reform? Forget about it. The bill crafted by Congressional Republicans is so beneficial to the 1% it has no chance of getting to a floor vote. That was deliberate. Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, et al, have been gas lighting Trump and the public, biding their time until Trump is removed from office. (If he is impeached the New York Daily News front page will feature a photo of His Orangeness emblazoned with the headline “YOU’RE FIRED!”) 

            Donald Trump is an embarrassment, a national tragedy. 

      • The Bridgeport Kid

        I never look at the You Tube clips you post. 

        You ought to travel to the southeastern United States, to Mississippi and Louisiana and Alabama and Arkansas, places where the KKK is a shadow religion, where Jim Crow laws still exist in one form or another. Where the white folks complain about all them blacks and Puerto Ricans on welfare in the cities, complaining  while waiting for the mailman to deliver the welfare checks. Then maybe, just maybe you’ll be able to understand where Mr. Mackey and myself are coming from. 

        Maybe Lennie will have an OIB party soon. We could meet, discuss your misunderstanding of the nuances and vernacular of American Standard English. I’ll give a few lessons, through a bullhorn if necessary. 

        Mike Pence will be a place holder just as Gerald Ford was after Richard Nixon resigned. The legislative and judicial branches of the federal government will not allow a Pence administration to get away with anything. 

        At this point House Republicans have no stomach for impeachment. Many of them represent red districts that voted overwhelmingly for Trump and are facing serious challenges in November 2018. Paul Ryan is unable to keep the rank and file in line, the so-called “freedom caucus” is mutinying, sabotaging every effort by the GOP’s moderate wing to foster bipartisan compromise. The Democrats are poised to retake the Lower Chamber of Congress and group of House Democrats have introduced a bill of articles of impeachment in anticipation. 

        If Trump remains in office. He may be narcissistic, bigoted and narrow-minded but not so stupid he will take on the legislative and judicial branches of the United States government. His attorneys will earn their five-figure retainers by negotiating a resignation to avoid impeachment and criminal charges against members of his family. 

        We’ve seen this before… 

  • Jose Reyes

    For all the Trump haters he ain’t going nowhere. The People have elected a fighter against the Washington Establishment swamp creatures. The one who should be worrying is Crooked Hillary and Mr Mueller who was the FBI Director when the Uranium 1 went down. Stop your whining and accept that Crooked Hillary didn’t win even after rigging the nomination on the Democratic side.

    • The Bridgeport Kid

      The uranium story is a crock, completely discredited. A fucking lie, to be succinct. No matter how many times it is repeated it is still a fucking lie.

  • The Phantom

    Here-Here Reyes. Trump whooped an established politician and the liberal media has lost their minds. They continue to push the narrative of dependency on government. I’m a proud conservative Puerto Rican raised to work hard and not seek hand outs. I watch as generation after generation of liberal sheep get taken advantage of for votes and it saddens me.

  • The Phantom

    Her is an example of someone who clearly gets it… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL0u5uz7KZ9q-pe-VC8TY-w

  • Robert Teixeira

    Putin (Russia) buys Clinton by buy Uranium, something Russia has and the capacity to produce and also has 1000s of nuclear weapons that can reach the US, since the day after US developed them. Trump is saddle with Russia loans, Jeb Bush, the front runner drops out the race giving rise to Trump, man how sold steaks in a mail order electronic catalog. I may not know steaks like Trump, but I know bullshit when I see it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyONt_ZH_aw

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    The case for impeachment is against Donald Trump, not Bill Clinton, not Hillary Clinton, not Barack Obama, not the Democratic National Committee. There is no Great Liberal Conspiracy. You’ve read too many Tom Clancy novels.

    Paul Manafort and Rick Gates have been charged with money laundering and crimes against the state. If found guilty both will be branded as criminal and subversive. George Papadopoulos’s arrest in July was not publicized. His guilty plea was not announced for two weeks, at which time it was revealed he had been a “proactive witness” i.e. he wore a wire.

    Sounds like the feds have their ducks in a row

    • The Bridgeport Kid

      NBC News is reporting the Special Counsel has enough evidence to charge Michael Flynn and his son, also named Michael.  The senior Flynn, retired United States Army Lieutenant General and was director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under Barack Obama, served as National Security Advisor from January 20 to February 13, resigning after The Wall Street Journal reported that Flynn was under investigation by U.S. counterintelligence agents for his communications with Russian officials.

      If only one member of Trump’s inner circle was in contact with Russian officials it could be dismissed as Mr. Trump’s poor judgement. But it is not just one. It is Michael Flynn, Donald Trump jr., George Papadopoulos, Sam Clovis and Jeff Sessions either had knowledge of meetings with the Russians or had direct contact. And the hits just keep coming.

      Mr. Trump demands loyalty from his subordinates. He is shit out of luck: his current subordinates are federal employees that have sworn allegiance to the laws and Constitution of the United States of America. 

      The Mueller investigation may not produce evidence that leads to impeachment. At the very least It will tarnish his name and legacy and consume whatever credibility and political capital he still has. He has tried to control the judicial branch by firing the FBI Director. That led directly to the appointment of Special Counsel. 

    • The Phantom

      If the Feds had “their ducks in a row”, the Clinton mafia family would be indicted already. Manafort has zero to do with Trump and Russia hence no charges other than silly tax stuff. They’ll see no jail time at all. In the mean time, Trump continues to mak America great again! Can’t wait until the hearings begin in the Uranium one deals. Then the dominoes start to tumble. Stay on the liberal train to crappy governance. Look at every liberal run city or state. They’re all crumbling, broke and bankrupt. Chicago is a prime example of liberal mental disorder. The murder capital of the U.S. with the toughest gun laws anywhere. Why no BML demonstrators for that?Oh yeah, that only happens when good cops do their jobs.

      • The Bridgeport Kid

        This is just so much bullshit. If there was evidence of criminal behavior on the part if the Clintons they would have been prosecuted by now. The Uranium One story is a crock of shit. It will never see the light of day beyond Breitbart News and FNC. Neither story obscures the fact that Donald Trump, his administration and campaign staff are being investigated for treason.

        This is the United States of America, not the Mafia. Trump will not be able to run the show from a prison cell or home confinement.

  • Tom White

    Impeachment, the battle cry of ‘the resistance’.
    Lennie’s posting is amusing, but most of the comments are pure drivel from the usual suspects.

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    NBC News is reporting:

    “Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary in the Trump administration, shares business interests with Vladimir Putin’s immediate family, and he failed to clearly disclose those interests when he was being confirmed for his cabinet position.

    “Ross — a billionaire industrialist — retains an interest in a shipping company, Navigator Holdings, that was partially owned by his former investment company. One of Navigator’s most important business relationships is with a Russian energy firm controlled, in turn, by Putin’s son-in-law and other members of the Russian president’s inner circle.”

    • The Phantom

      Yawn…fake news!

      • The Bridgeport Kid

        Define “fake news” for us. This isn’t “fake news.” It came from the Soecial Counsel’s office. Oh right, you believe there’s a vast liberal conspiracy to silence Donald Trump. Need I remind you that Robert Mueller has bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate? Several GOP Senators have warned the administration not to meddle with the Mueller investigation.

        Trump has been acting as if this is all a big laugh.

        I get the feeling you’re posting offenive shit just to get others riled up.

        • Jose Reyes

          Mr. Mueller a man of great integrity. Yeah right! All of his Investigators are Crooked Hillary donors. Some integrity. And Crooked Hillary and the other criminals aren’t locked up not because the story is bullshit but rather because no one in the swamp called DC has got the balls to do the right thing.

          • The Bridgeport Kid

            You’re just an sngry embittered nan. All that “Crooked Hillary” talk and the chants of “Lock her up!” is just a lot of hot Mrs. Clinton has retired from public service, vato. It’s all a diversion at any rate. 

            Donald Trump jr., George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Sam Clovis, Michael Flynn and son, and now Wilbur Ross have all been incriminated. No one forced then to do what they did to earn the scrutiny of federal law enforcement officials but there you have it. Show us proof that the attorneys on Mueller’s staff, all highly experienced prosecutors, made donations to the 2016 Clinton campaign. Show evidence that has any influence on the investigation. 

            Stop listening to Rush Limbaugh, Steve Bannon and the talking puppets of Fox News.

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    Now Jared Kushner is caught up in it.

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