Constitution and look for the words “oversight” and “investigation” in Article I, which defines the powers of Congress, you will not find them.But never was the power of Congress to conduct these investigations successfully challenged as being, somehow, illegitimate.
For your weekend reading, we've started in-case-you-missed-it compilations of some of the week's top USA TODAY Opinion pieces.But it is on impeachment that congressional Republicans have most dramatically abandoned their oaths of office.
Then, as president, Trump tried to implement a Muslim travel ban and repeatedly sought to get funding for a border wall to protect from the Central American caravans.Bush supported and signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and the Immigration Act of 1990.
owed the Kurds a huge debt for their help containing ISIS, Trump said they were fighting for their land in an age-old conflict.had "spent tremendous amounts of money helping the Kurds" with ammunition, money and aid.
John Kelly, his former chief of staff; former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, his former secretary of State; retired Marine Corps Gen.McMaster and former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, both former national security advisers to Trump.
Nothing illustrates this like the Ukraine case.There is a temptation among some Democrats in Congress to narrow the focus of the impeachment inquiry to the Ukraine case because it seems so “open and shut.
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Published 5:50 PM EDT Oct 7, 2019
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump defended a plan to move U.troops out of Northern Syria despite a backlash Monday from GOP lawmakers who say the move would leave Kurdish allies in the region in grave danger from a Turkish invasion.
They are doing it because they know they can’t remove President Trump otherwise.Now Democrats are accusing President Trump of orchestrating a quid pro quo to pressure the Ukrainian government.
Published 7:12 PM EDT Oct 7, 2019
When Donald Trump was revealed to have urged Ukraine's president in a phone call to mount a politically motivated investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden, Washington gasped.JIM JORDAN: Democrats trying to impeach President Trump are misusing authority
On top of all of that, last week Trump publicly asked China to investigate the Bidens as well.
He played a central role in connecting Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, with Ukrainian officials – a step critics say is highly inappropriate.”
Democrats slammed Volker's text message as evidence of "highly illegal coordination" between the Trump campaign and the State Department.
Because of this mixed legacy, Nixon ranks as the 28th best president (or the 16th worst, depending on how you look at it) in a 2017 C-SPAN survey of historians.For starters, let's compare his actions with all the Nixon accomplishments mentioned above.
Published 7:28 PM EDT Sep 30, 2019
WASHINGTON – House Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, for a raft of documents related to his dealings with Ukrainian officials, the latest step in a fast-moving impeachment inquiry.In a letter to Giuliani, three House committee chairmen said a "growing public record" indicates that Trump, Giuliani and others appear to have "pressed the Ukrainian government to pursue two politically-motivated investigations.
At Attorney General Barr’s request, the president has contacted other countries to ask them to introduce the attorney general and Mr.”
It was not immediately clear how many countries Trump has contacted on Barr's behalf.
A fast-moving impeachment inquiry hands Trump's lawyer a subpoena.The whistleblower remains anonymous: Trump said Monday he is trying to learn the person's identity.
More: Whistleblower says Trump used 'the power of his office' to solicit foreign help to discredit Joe Biden
More: What's going on with Trump and Ukraine?And how does it involve Biden and a whistleblower complaint?
Published 2:09 PM EDT Sep 29, 2019
Robert De Niro raised eyebrows Sunday morning, repeating a choice expletive twice in a live interview with CNN that ended up broadcasting two F-bombs without being censored.While discussing his outspoken, blunt disdain for President Donald Trump, De Niro, 76, told Brian Stelter on CNN's "Reliable Sources" that he believed Democrats have "no choice" but to impeach the president.
, echoed the sentiments of congressional Republicans who dismissed the inquiry as a partisan and baseless effort to undo Trump's victory three years ago simply because Democrats are unhappy with his policies.12 from an unnamed official in the intelligence community who called attention to Trump's contacts with a foreign government.
Published 7:49 PM EDT Sep 24, 2019
NEW YORK – President Donald Trump dismissed House Democrats' decision to launch an impeachment inquiry Tuesday as "witch hunt garbage.Without using the word "impeachment" in the three paragraph statement, Grisham described the "attacks" as "partisan and pathetic.