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Democrats' articles of impeachment appear doomed: legal experts

One year ago   |   By Boston Herald

The House Democrats released articles of impeachment in an escalation of their push to remove President Trump - but constitutional lawyers say the push is legally dubious and destined to fail.
The two articles charged Trump with abusing his power and obstructing Congress. The former is centered around Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigation former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading current Democratic presidential candidate. The obstruction charge involves Trump ordering his underlings not to comply with the ensuing investigation.
Trump registered his displeasure to the...
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Pelosi offers some trade policy with that impeachment

One year ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - For the House progressives: a pair of impeachment articles against President Donald Trump. For the vulnerable Democratic freshmen: charges that are narrowly focused on Ukraine. And for the whole House Democratic majority - and, however backhandedly, Trump himself: a sweeping new trade deal.
In the span of 90 minutes Tuesday, Pelosi unveiled historic legislation in back-to-back press conferences designed to keep her restive Democratic caucus unified long enough to impeach the nation's 45th president. The double shot reflected her “two-track” strategy of legislating while...
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Factbox: Trump impeachment - What happens next?

One year ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment on Tuesday, charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in his dealings with Ukraine and the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry that followed.
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What Are High Crimes and Misdemeanors? Here's the History

What Are High Crimes and Misdemeanors? Here's the History

One year ago   |   By Time

On Tuesday, House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, marking only the fourth time in American history that a President has faced impeachment charges. They included two specific accusations - one of abusing the power of his office and another of obstructing Congress's investigation into his relationship with Ukraine - that fall under the umbrella of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
If the Judiciary Committee approves the articles of impeachment and they move to the House floor for a vote, the 435 members of the House of Representatives will have to...
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Stop Overthinking Impeachment Politics

One year ago   |   By The New Republic

At 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning, House Democrats formally unveiled two articles of impeachment that they would bring against President Donald Trump. The announcement brought the House one step closer to impeaching a president for only the third time in the nation's history. “Our president holds the ultimate public trust,” Jerry Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told reporters. “When he betrays that trust and puts himself before country, he endangers the Constitution, he endangers our democracy, and he endangers our national security.” One hour later, Speaker Nancy Pelosi...
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House Democrats say Trump is unfit for office but eagerly deal with him on trade

One year ago   |   By The Washington Post

Democratic lawmakers said the tandem moves reflect the “walk and chew gum” mentality that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pushed since the earliest days of her majority.
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Trump to rally voters after impeachment articles unveiled

One year ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is traveling to the key swing state of Pennsylvania on a momentous day in his presidency after House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment, accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Tuesday night's rally gives Trump an opportunity to deliver his response to thousands of die-hard supporters in person. He spent much of the day blasting Democrats on Twitter, saying that impeaching a president “who has done NOTHING wrong, is sheer Political Madness!"
Before leaving the White House, Trump said Democrats were “embarrassed” by the...
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President Trump Met With Russian Foreign Minister Hours After Articles of Impeachment Were Introduced

One year ago   |   By Time

President Donald Trump met Tuesday with the Russian foreign minister at the White House just hours after articles of impeachment were unveiled against him and a day after a Justice Department watchdog report declared the FBI was justified in opening an investigation into ties between Moscow and Trump's 2016 campaign.
Sergey Lavrov's visit to Washington, his first since May 2017, was overshadowed by the introduction of Ukraine-related impeachment articles by the House and Trump's complaints about the watchdog's report.
Lavrov met earlier in the day with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who...
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