Trump's Presidency: Is this the next domino to fall?

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Before alt-bicus tries to disrupt the conversation again, back to business:

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More Democrats seeking impeachment proceedings against Trump

 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying.

 

A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn’s empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room on Tuesday, are confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushing her and other leaders to act. Their impatience is running up against the speaker’s preference for a more methodical approach , including already unfolding court battles.

 

Pelosi summoned some of them — still a small fraction of the House Democratic caucus — to a meeting of investigators on Wednesday to assess strategy...

Some Democratic leaders, while backing Pelosi, signaled that a march to impeachment may become inevitable.

 

“We are confronting what might be the largest, broadest cover-up in American history,” Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters. If a House inquiry “leads to other avenues including impeachment,” the Maryland Democrat said, “so be it.”

 

Reps. Joaquin Castro of Texas and Diana DeGette of Colorado added their voices to the impeachment inquiry chorus.

“There is political risk in doing so, but there’s a greater risk to our country in doing nothing,” Castro said on Twitter. “This is a fight for our democracy.”

Tweeted DeGette: “The facts laid out in the Mueller report, coupled with this administration’s ongoing attempts to stonewall Congress, leave us no other choice.”

 

One Republican congressman, Justin Amash of Michigan, has called for impeachment proceedings. He said Tuesday he thinks other GOP lawmakers should join him — but only after reading special counsel Robert Mueller’s report carefully.

 

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Quinnipiac Poll, August 25, 2016:

 

In the battle of the unloved presidential candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton tops the magical 50 percent mark among American likely voters, leading Republican Donald Trump 51 - 41 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. 

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A total of 44 percent of American likely voters like Clinton "a lot" or "a little," while 47 percent dislike her "a little" or "a lot," and 8 percent hate her. 
A total of 35 percent of voters like Trump "a lot" or "a little," while 53 percent dislike him "a little" or a lot," and 10 percent hate him. 

"We are starting to hear the faint rumblings of a Hillary Clinton landslide as her 10-point lead is further proof that Donald Trump is in a downward spiral as the clock ticks," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. 

 

:lol:

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@balticus Wonderful non sequitur. You simply could not improve on how out of place your post is. Go on. Try. I dare you.

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Quinnipiac is not reliable.   Nate Silver is not reliable. 

 

Carry on.

 

You never learn.  

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:rolleyes:

 

Hitchens's razor is an epistemological razor asserting that the burden of proof regarding the truthfulness of a claim lies with the one who makes the claim, and if this burden is not met, the claim is unfounded, and its opponents need not argue further in order to dismiss it.

 

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I find it difficult to believe that you are unaware that Donald Trump won the 2016 US Presidential election.   Thus, Quinnipiac's prediction of a possible landslide only 5-6 weeks prior to the election was horrifically wrong.  

 

Thus, I would not take any position or stake based on the polls coming from Quinnipiac even if you desperately want to believe those polls.   

 

Hope that helps.  

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35 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

@balticus Hitchens' Razor

 

What else ya got, sadsack?

 

Apparently more than empty internet jibberish and outright insults.

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Keep working on your game, boys. It's not quite there yet.

 

Oh, yeah, that's not evidence. So your opinion is still dismissed.

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Just a reminder so that the derailers and non-contributors remember what this thread is all about.

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Gee. His home state. That must really hurt.
 

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The New York state Assembly passed legislation Wednesday to give Congress access to President Donald Trump's state tax returns.

 

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the bill, which passed the state Senate earlier this month.

 

The legislation, which passed 84 to 53, would amend New York law to permit the commissioner of the state Department of Taxation and Finance to release the state tax returns of those in federal, state and local elected or higher-level public offices, along with entities those people control or have a large stake in, that are requested by the leaders of congressional tax-writing committees.

 

Existing laws generally prohibit such a release, and those congressional panels — the House Ways and Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Joint Committee on Taxation — could file a request with the state only after efforts to gain access to federal tax filings through the Treasury Department failed.

 

"Secrecy in government breeds corruption," Thomas Abinanti, a Democratic assemblyman, said as the legislation was being debated, adding that Trump has "intentionally and publicly thwarted the legitimate and necessary oversight of Congress."

 

"Congress must guarantee that no government official is selling government policy for personal gain," he said.

 

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Ain't it a bitch when the people who know the rules tell you that what you want to do is against the rules. Then you have to go all tryin' to hide shit and everything. 

 

Bear in mind, the number one department for leaks and whistleblowing in the US government is Treasury.

 

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A confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president takes the rare step of asserting executive privilege, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Washington Post.

The memo contradicts the Trump administration’s justification for denying lawmakers’ request for President Trump’s tax returns, exposing fissures in the executive branch.

Trump has refused to turn over his tax returns but has not invoked executive privilege. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has instead denied the returns by arguing there is no legislative purpose for demanding them.

But according to the IRS memo, which has not been previously reported, the disclosure of tax returns to the committee “is mandatory, requiring the Secretary to disclose returns, and return information, requested by the tax-writing Chairs.”

 

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Such leadership, such poise, such grace, such...a pile of excrement.

Trump Walks Out on Pelosi and Schumer After 3 Minutes

 

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President Trump abruptly blew up a scheduled meeting with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday, lashing out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi for accusing him of a cover-up and declaring that he could not work with them until they stopped investigating him.

 

He then marched out into the Rose Garden, where reporters had been gathered, and delivered a statement bristling with anger as he demanded that Democrats “get these phony investigations over with.” He said they could not legislate and investigate at the same time. “We’re going to go down one track at a time,” he said.

 

The confrontation came on a day when pressure over a possible impeachment effort raised temperatures on both sides of the aisle. Ms. Pelosi arrived at the White House for a session with the president set to talk about infrastructure shortly after meeting with restive House Democrats on Capitol Hill to talk about impeachment. She emerged from that meeting with Democrats accusing Mr. Trump of a “cover-up.”

 

When she and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, arrived at the White House, Mr. Trump was loaded for bear. He walked into the Cabinet Room and did not shake anyone’s hand or sit in his seat, according to a Democrat informed about the meeting. He said that he wanted to advance legislation on infrastructure, trade and other matters, but that Ms. Pelosi had said something “terrible by accusing him of a cover-up, according to the Democrat.

 

Once again proving what a giant man baby he is.

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13 hours ago, AlexTr said:

@balticus Wonderful non sequitur. You simply could not improve on how out of place your post is. Go on. Try. I dare you.

 

How do you figure? He followed a post about a poll with a post calling poll results into question. 

 

Personally, I hate Trump, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the polls were wrong again. 

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3 minutes ago, A.N.Other said:

 

How do you figure? He followed a post about a poll with a post calling poll results into question. 

 

Personally, I hate Trump, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the polls were wrong again. 

 

What trait do all of the people in my slide have in common that Hillary Clinton does not share? 

 

Obviously, they were/are POTUS, which is obviously the point of the slide.

 

Sometimes I wonder about people.

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It is still simply a response calling the polls, especially concerning Trump into question. Completely relevant and on topic, imho. 

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Well, you are entitled to your opinion.

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1 minute ago, AlexTr said:

Well, you are entitled to your opinion.

 

Really? Gee. Thanks. :wub:

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Maybe I wasn't clear. You are entitled to your opinion and no one can refute how you feel about things because feelings are not up for debate.

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