Looks Like House Democrats Are SERIOUS On Public Impeachment Hearings.

What do I mean by serious?  The House Rules Committee passed a resolution for how the next phase of the impeachment inquiry will be held, and the resolution makes it clear that House Intelligence Committee chair will empower one of their staff lawyers to question the witnesses for no longer than 45 minutes.  Republicans will…

About Those Democrats Who Oppose Impeachment: Adam Schiff Has Some Words For You.

Most of the moderate and conservative Democrats in the House are against impeaching Trump.  I think most of us can agree upon that fact.  Correct?  If not, here is their favorite “news”outlet that they love to run to — Tigerbeat on the Potomac — with this headline from September 15th: Moderate Democrats warn Pelosi of impeachment obsession…

Kamala Harris on TRMS: At Minimum, House Should Investigate Kavanaugh.

I don’t have the transcript, but the gist of Senator Kamala Harris’s thrust on The Rachel Maddow Show (TRMS) was the following: FBI investigation of allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh was a “sham.”  Trump controlled the investigation, dumped thousands of pages of documents on the Judiciary Committee at the last minute, and FBI never…

TPM Reports that Democrats Are Suing to Obtain Trump's Tax Returns.

TPM reports this as breaking news:  House Panel Sues To Force IRS To Hand Over Trump’s Tax Returns. The lawsuit – filed in D.C. federal court – seeks a court order that would force Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service chief Chuck Rettig to hand over six years of Trump’s personal and business returns….

Charles M. Blow asks, “An Imperial Presidency?”

His column for today’s New York Times  is subtitled “President Trump’s free rein from political norms puts the United States at risk.” Blow has a number of brief and to the point statements about our current political situation throughout his piece, after beginning with this direct paragraph: We watch daily as the constitutional and conventional…