Jun 14 2017
House Democrats distanced themselves on Tuesday from a longshot bid to impeach President Donald Trump, arguing that multiple investigations should to play out before considering such drastic, politically fraught action. Now, one has actually done it.
The lawmaker believes there is now evidence enough to bring an obstruction charge against the president, but says he may file further articles as investigations continue.
Rep. Brad Sherman, a California Democrat, announced on Monday his intention to bring articles of impeachment against Trump for his alleged obstruction of justice of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's probe into Russian Federation. Of course, with Democrats outnumbered by Republicans 241-194, it is all but certain that the measure would be defeated.
"However, as to obstruction of justice ... the evidence we have is sufficient to move forward now. But given the risk posed to the republic, we should move things forward as quickly as possible". "And the national interest requires that we do so", Sherman wrote. "I believe that Trump's use of threats to obstruct the ongoing criminal investigations of Michael Flynn clearly violate 18 U.S.C. 1512 (b)(3); Violations of that section are a felony".
In fact, many Virginia Democratic voters I have talked to have told me they oppose impeachment because that might leave us with Mike Pence as president! Democratic congressman Brad Sherman of California publicly released his draft to Congress on Monday, potentially making every member take a public position on impeachment through a vote on the House floor.
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by three wickets, reach semi final
Fakhar, comfortable in his role as the designated aggressor up front, hit three boundaries in the third over against Malinga. Pakistan will be advancing to cricket's Champions Trophy semifinals after defeating Sri Lanka 237/7 to 236/10 on Monday.
Top aides to Theresa May resign after disastrous election results
May has said she intends to stay as prime minister despite failing to win a Conservative majority in the election. And yet government insiders said the two presided over a " toxic and bullying" environment at Downing Street.
United Kingdom prime minister makes Cabinet appointments
Labour won 262 seats in the general election, but the Conservatives remain the largest party in Parliament with 318 seats. I'm very proud to lead this party. "Other personnel issues are for other days", she said when asked about their future.
In a statement, Sherman added that he has "no illusions" that the House will pass articles of impeachment anytime soon, since Republicans control Congress. Former director of national intelligence James Clapper told Australia's National Press Club last week, "Watergate pales really in my view compared to what we're confronting now".
The online event page, which, as of Monday evening has just under 1,000 "interested" people, claims that organizers "do not feel our country is in safe nor able hands" and asserts Trump has obstructed justice by firing federal officers and investigators who were looking into his "illegal activities", including former FBI Director James Comey.
He is expected to formally introduce his article of impeachment this week or next week.
Mike Capuano stood up to "heavily criticize" the efforts by California Rep. Brad Sherman to being the process for impeachment, according to a Democratic source in the room.
Sherman asked for the House to move as quickly as possible for the removal of the President in order to "ensure a competent government that respects the Constitution and the rule of law".
Jun 13 2017
Ex-NBA star Rodman set to arrive in N. Korea
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is reportedly on his way to visit North Korea and is expected to land in the country on Tuesday. In February 2013, when North Korea conducted its third nuclear test, Kim Jong Un invited Rodman to watch a basketball game.
Jun 12 2017
Jeremy Corbyn enjoys kickabout as politics takes a backseat
Brought my kids to football practice in Islington this morning and I have to confess I wasn't expecting this... We want to end austerity and invest in this country and that's what we're going to do.
Jun 12 2017
Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Instead, he stayed on the floor after officials announced that the technical foul was called against Warriors coach Steve Kerr. The wildly combative and fiery game had 51 personal fouls, seven technical fouls, one flagrant foul and a number of dust-ups.
Jun 12 2017
Sanchez Move to Manchester City!
Alexis has been heavily linked with a big-money transfer this summer as he enters the final 12 months of his contract at Arsenal . Since moving to North London in 2014, Sanchez has scored 72 goals in 144 appearances in all competitions.
Jun 12 2017
Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after United Kingdom vote
Safe-haven gold and US Treasuries drifted lower and futures markets pointed to Wall Street opening modestly higher. There was much less drama elsewhere, as the Japanese yen gave up early gains and eased to 110.38 per dollar.
Jun 12 2017
Boris Johnson denies plot to topple UK PM Theresa May
May lost her two closest aides on Saturday as she struggled to reassert her leadership after a crushing election setback. Davidson was one of the few Conservative success stories in the election as the Scottish wing of the party won 13 seats.
Jun 11 2017
Fallout from Iran attacks spells trouble to come in wider Middle East
Salman said any struggle for influence between Iran and Saudi Arabia has to take place "inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia". The Interior Ministry in a statement increased the number of wounded to 52, up from 40.
Jun 11 2017
UAE ruling family member: Qatar now questioning its leaders
The United Arab Emirates has threatened to impose an economic embargo against Qatar along with several Gulf states. Erdogan signed off deals on the Turkish Parliament's approval late on Thursday night, Xinhua news agency reported.
Jun 10 2017
Steve Kerr Throws Shade At Players Who Say They Could've Beaten Warriors
When I was in TV, I was doing Warriors games for years, every year they were one of the worst defensive teams in the league". He got plenty of rest ... or went to Vegas or WrestleMania.
Jun 10 2017
I would speak under oath on Comey
But a day after the closely watched hearing , Trump struck back with an early morning tweet: "Wow, Comey is a leaker". House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to brush off the conclusion as Trump being new to the White House, but Sen.
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