“Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), joined by Congressman Al Green (D-TX), introduced an Article of Impeachment (H. Res. 438) against President Donald J. Trump for High Crimes and Misdemeanors. The Article is based on Article 1, dealing with “Obstruction of Justice,” which was passed by the Judiciary Committee on a bipartisan vote on July 27, 1974, regarding Richard M. Nixon. Sherman circulated a draft Article on June 12, 2017, and has been conferring with colleagues and legal experts from around the country since then.”
Despite a month in the planning, Sherman was only able to get one co-sponsor, Alexander “Al” Green, D-Houston, a former NAACP leader, who has been accused of sexual assault and (oh, so forgetful) failing to report $300,000 in campaign contributions.
Or, Trump could fire himself, due to his son’s interest in colluding with the Kremlin. Or something.
Breitbart eviscerates the WaPo’s pretend Jefferson Iftar dinner at the White House in 1805.
“To claim that the very first president to authorize war against Muslims would have hosted a dinner to honor Islam is an absurdity of the first order.”
It’s an absurdity started by—who else?—Bronc0 Bama, the childhood Muslim his own self.
My comment on this WSJ piece walking back the media’s hysterical reactions to Trump’s tweets:
“Trump’s tweets are golden. As genuine as the man. Previous presidents have, after their multiple campaign promises, most of them to henceforth be forgotten, disappeared behind spokesfolk and telepromptered speeches. Trump is different. Hooray for the difference.”
sixteen twenty people liked it.
UPDATE: Read Townhall columnist Rachel Alexander’s “The Genius of Trump’s Tweets.”
Austin’s Richard Overton enjoys “any day spent on this porch smoking cigars” That’s “a pretty good day for the 111-year-old.
“This is where you’ll find the nation’s oldest veteran for 10 hours every day when the weather is nice. His friends call it his ‘stage.’ It’s where Overton sits and thinks about life, his starting in 1906, the same year as the first wireless radio broadcast and a year before the paper towel was invented.”
I interviewed him many years ago, back when he was, oh, in his 80s. He was pitched as a civil rights veteran then. His family sure loves them some ink & air time. And, now, some pixels.
Via Dallas Morning News
Rather astounding that, unprompted, Comey would admit to having leaked to the press details of a private conversation with the president. Moreover that, according to Trump’s personal lawyer, some of those details were classified.
That, to me, is the most (if not the only) salient takeaway of this ballyhoo.
But Comey apparently lied in trying to blame a Trump tweet for his action. As Trump’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, put it: “Mr. Comey testified he only leaked the memos in response to a tweet, the public record reveals that The New York Times was quoting these memos the day before the referenced tweet…”
So Comey the poisonous snake perjured himself, not that the pols are likely to call him on it. Great snakes and leakers, all of them, they will be ever so grateful for all the free press attention he drew to them.
UPDATESo said Stalin’s secret police, which Alan Dershowitz says is a lot like the Trump/Russia circus. The case is being “done backwards and it raises great concerns about civil liberties.”
It’s probably going to come down to some hapless aide being charged with perjury—like happened to poor Scooter Libby. It is Stalinistic. Which is appropriate considering all the Socialists of the modern Democrat Party.
UPDATE: It appears from Comey’s testimony that it isn’t some hapless aide to be charged with perjury, but Gen. Flynn his ownself. It’s a “process crime,” as the legal beagles call it, and it’s shabby, especially when done to someone, as in Flynn’s case, of whom the lawdogs already have recordings. Stalinistic, indeed.
That’s the conclusion of Breitbart’s Joel B. Pollack on the NYSlimes and the WaPo, who are piling on President Trump with almost daily criticism:
“In their effort to impugn Trump, the Times and the Post violate the most basic journalistic standards. Publishing parts of a document that you do not possess and cannot verify, and timing the release to cause maximum political damage (right after the president leaves the country), is not investigative journalism. It is political propaganda.”
And, Pollack might have added, their work is splashed across the front pages of innumerable Mediacrat newspapers across the country: Sheep who have always followed the NYSlimes and the Wapo, wagging their tails behind them.