The clamor for President Trump's impeachment (or worse)
beginning on Day One

Introduction by The Editor:
Donald Trump is a political outsider, starting his political career at the top.  His election has upset the political establishment on the left and the right.  Mostly the left.  The party that lost the 2016 election immediately began a campaign to impeach and remove Donald Trump by any means.  Apparently it doesn't matter if there are any legitimate grounds for his impeachment.

Background, overview and recap articles:

If Trump Is 'Racist,' He Needs to Go Back to Racism School.  Remember when serious pundits urged electors to refuse to certify Trump's election?  Several congressional Democrats refused to attend Trump's inauguration, where the new President gave an address that Democrats and many in the media described as "combative" and "divisive" and "partisan."  Some critics even predicted that, because of Trump's alleged "mental instability," a cabinet official or another "adult in the administration" would invoke the 25th Amendment.  This drumbeat grew so loud that Trump's White House doctor discussed the results of Trump's physical at a press conference, where reporters asked about Trump's mental fitness to serve.  Pundits and cable hosts practically ran out of adjectives while calling Trump "racist," "sexist," "anti-Semitic," "homophobic" and "xenophobic."  When the deputy attorney general appointed Robert Mueller to investigate the allegation of a Trump-Russia "collusion," Trump-haters began the countdown on when they expected Trump to resign, one step before Mueller outed him as an election cheat.  Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., called for Trump's impeachment almost from the moment he took office.

The resistance is futile.  The Billy Bush tape was supposed to do him in. [...] The emoluments clause was supposed to do him in. [...] The Russian Dossier was supposed to do him in. [...] Firing Comey was supposed to do him in. [...] Stormy Daniels was supposed to do him in. [...] The Internet is doing to the press what Amazon did to Sears.

Divisive Democrats, United by Hate.  Nothing unites Democrats more than their loathing of one man and their disdain for the American voters who elected him.  Donald Trump has succeeded in undoing much of the legacy left us by his leftist predecessor.  And he's not done undoing.  So it's easy to understand how the Democrats' boundless love for Barack Obama would translate into mindless hatred for Donald Trump.  They call it "political opposition," but the nonstop venom spewing from liberal politicians and the media, Hollywood, and academia represents something much more dangerous to our republic than healthy political opposition.  One of the more recent examples came from Barry Bluestone, a Northeastern University professor, who said of Trump during a public lecture, "Sometimes, I want to just see him impeached.  Other times, quite honestly ... I wouldn't mind seeing him dead."

Limitless Investigation of Trump Was Always the Plan.  A man can run the gauntlet against more than 20 professional politicians and come out victorious.  He can win more than 40 Republican primary contests and beat every professional political campaigner out there, earning the votes of more than 14 million Republicans. [...] We can pick our president.  But then the powerful established bureaucracy must conduct a massive, sprawling, limitless investigation into any and all aspects of the president we pick.  The basis of this "investigation" is an increasingly debunked frame-up designed and drafted by the Kremlin and paid for by President Trump's political opponent in the presidential election.  And then spread to all four corners of the globe by the oldest creatures of the powerful establishment in Washington.

Collapsing News Network:  CNN, MSM Hope Raunchy Sex Scandal Ends Trump.  First they tried to beat him at the polls.  They lost miserably.  Then they unleashed America's most powerful and penetrating espionage apparatus against him at the height of the presidential campaign.  And got caught red-handed.  Once he assumed the White House, they tried beating him with a sprawling federal investigation into "Russia collusion" — only to discover that they themselves were the only ones colluding with the Kremlin to tilt the 2016 election.  Frustrated, exhausted and completely out of ideas, the Grand Cyclops of the Washington Swamp has finally resorted to the only thing that has resulted in a presidential impeachment since Reconstruction:  a raunchy sex scandal.

Timely news and commentary:

Mark Penn:  House Democrats shouldn't impeach Trump — It will anger voters and the Senate won't remove him.  It's one thing to hold more investigations and try to get President Trump's tax returns.  It is quite another thing to turn the entire machinery of Congress over to the impeachment process while blocking compromises on health care, immigration, infrastructure and other important legislation.

Man planned to assassinate Trump with a forklift: authorities.  A North Dakota man accused of plotting to use a forklift to flip over President Trump's limo to "kill the president" pleaded guilty on Friday [11/30/2018].  Gregory Lee Leingang, 42, was charged in federal court regarding his plan that revolved around Trump's visit to Mandan, North Dakota, in September 2017, the Grand Forks Herald reported.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:  Impeach Trump now.  Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested Democrats, who take power in the House next month, should not wait to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump because "we have far surpassed" the "standard" that the Republican Party used to impeach former President Bill Clinton.  Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., during comments to reporters Friday [11/30/2018] on Capitol Hill, was asked if seeking impeachment is premature.  "Not to me," she replied.  Democratic leaders during the 2018 campaign sought to play down the prospect that they would try to remove the president from office.

'The View' host Joy Behar declares 'today is a good day for Donald Trump to resign'.  ABC News' "The View" co-host Joy Behar declared on Thursday that it would be "a good day for Donald Trump to resign."  The panel discussed the latest development in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, such as Michael Cohen admitting to lying to Congress and President Trump declaring that a pardon for Paul Manafort is not off the table.  Co-host Whoopi Goldberg theatrically updated viewers on developments, calling it a "giant soap opera."

The Editor says...
The show that Behar and Goldberg host is little more than a "giant soap opera" itself.

Pelosi, Democrats back off on Trump impeachment.  As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, that item is noticeably missing from the to-do list and firmly on the margins.

The mask is off:  Democrats get right to work to impeach Trump.  Having taken back the House, Democrats aren't waiting around to get seated.  They're getting down to business, and sorry, voters, it's not the moderate legislation with Medicare fixes they ran on.  Nope, they're out to Get Trump.

Nancy Pelosi knows impeachment fervor could backfire — and doom Democrats' 2020 hopes.  Mrs. Pelosi is in a bind.  Many in her caucus, and in her party, are giddy over the prospect of impeaching President Trump.  She opposes that path, a position that makes her even more unpopular with those eager for someone new at the top.  A careful and seasoned vote counter, she told Chris Cuomo on CNN that she is "100 percent" confidant [sic] she will be re-elected Speaker.  She is probably correct, but it's not a done deal.

Democrats Will Investigate, Not Legislate.  It will be all investigations, all the time — a two-year grudge match between Congress and the Trump Administration.  The games already have begun.  From subpoenaing Trump's tax returns to probing former and current cabinet officials, Democrats and the media are salivating over all the damaging headlines they think they can generate just as the 2020 presidential race gets underway.  The House Oversight Committee alone has at least 60 subpoenas ready to go when Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) takes over.

Nancy Pelosi:  Mueller Doesn't Have to Indict Trump for Congress to Impeach Him.  Nancy pelosi really does not want to impeach Donald Trump — and she's prepared to take all the heat from her party and from the new House Democratic majority she's hoping to lead, unless she sees something wildly different emerge.  But she said she won't let Robert Mueller define the decision.

Does a Democratic House win pave the way to impeachment?  The Democrats were not so ham-fisted as to start talking about impeachment last night.  But everyone in Washington is all to well aware that they are now in the majority on committees with the power to investigate the President and Russia.  They have subpoena power.  The Trump administration can expect a war of attrition, including televised hearings with a procession of 'co-operating witnesses', before the (probably) inevitable:  articles of impeachment accusing the president of having 'colluded' with the Kremlin.

Ocasio-Cortez: Trump Impeachment 'No-Brainer'.  If anyone is familiar with "no-brainers," it is New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  After all, she believes in socialism, a prime indicator of having no brain.  Ocasio-Cortez ramped up her anti-Trump rhetoric, calling for his impeachment before she is even elected to Congress.

While Demanding 'Civility,' NYT Publishes Fan Fiction Depicting Trump's Assassination.  The New York Times published a fictional essay fantasizing about President Trump getting assassinated the same week that explosive devices were sent to prominent political figures across the country.  After explosive devices were sent to prominent Democrats and liberal political figures — Maxine Waters, Joe Biden, George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Brennan, and others — New York Times opinion columnist Charles M. Blow blamed Trump for creating a "toxic environment" that led to these attempted acts of terrorism. [...] Here's some of the rhetorical backdrop being painted by The New York Times.  In a collection of fictional essays published Tuesday, one author fantasized about a Secret Service agent helping the Russians assassinate Trump.

Biden: 'I hope' Democrats don't impeach Trump.  Former Vice President Joe Biden said he doesn't think Democratic leadership should try to impeach President Trump if they win back the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.  Biden, an oft-critical voice of Trump and his administration, told "CBS This Morning" in an interview released Wednesday [10/17/2018] that "there's no basis" to introduce articles of impeachment for Trump.

Texas' O'Rourke tells national audience he'd impeach Trump.  Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke told a national television audience Thursday night that he'd vote to impeach President Donald Trump and believes Texas can lead the way to a national embracing of relaxed immigration policies and gun control — unapologetically liberal positions that may be hard for some in his deep-red state to stomach.  O'Rourke, an El Paso congressman giving up his seat to challenge Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, had previously suggested that he'd support impeaching the president over alleged collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice.  But he went further while appearing at a CNN town hall from the U.S.-Mexico border town of McAllen, saying that even as members of Congress wait for more evidence to emerge during federal investigations, "I do think there's enough there for impeachment."

O'Rourke: 'There is Enough' Evidence to Begin Impeachment.  Representative Beto O'Rourke (D., Texas), who is challenging incumbent Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, said he would vote to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump during a Thursday CNN town hall.  Asked whether he had changed his mind with respect to his previous support for impeachment, O'Rourke replied.  "I haven't."  "There may be an open question as to whether the president, then the candidate, sought to collude with the Russian government in 2016," the El Paso congressman said, referring to special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign involvement.

Revealed: Secret Service Foiled ISIS Assassination Attempt On President Trump.  Just one year into his term, President Donald Trump was the target of a credible assassination plot attributed to ISIS — but the U.S. Secret Service managed to foil the attempt, according to a report that will air on National Geographic channel on Sunday [10/14/2018].

Maxine Waters is one of Trump's fiercest critics.  She'll get a powerful new platform if Democrats take the House.  Rep. Maxine Waters has tried for months to get a House committee chairman to subpoena documents from Deutsche Bank about Russian money laundering and the finances of President Trump and his family.  If Democrats win the House majority in November, the 14-term Los Angeles lawmaker is almost certain to gain the committee's gavel.  That would give Waters, one of Trump's fiercest critics, the power to issue those subpoenas along with something more — a high-profile platform to battle the administration.  She's indicated she'll do just that.

Andrew Gillum's Staffer Fired for Tweeting in Favor of Trump's Execution.  A staffer working for Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum was fired for tweeting in favor of President Trump's execution, and wearing a shirt labeling states that voted for Trump [a derisive name].  Manny Orozco-Ballestas, the 24-year-old who used to work as a youth outreach staffer for the socialist Democratic candidate, posted a series tweets in 2012 and 2013 bashing Republicans and discussing things of a sexually graphic nature, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Andrew Gillum staffer fired after calling for Trump's execution, wearing shirt deriding pro-Trump states.  A youth outreach staffer for Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has been terminated after calling for President Trump's death on Twitter, and wearing a shirt calling pro-Trump states [a derisive nickname].  The staffer, 24-year-old Manny Orozco-Ballestas, made a series of sexually graphic and politically charged comments on social media in 2012 and 2013, according to fringe blogger Jacob Engels, who flagged the posts.  In one 2013 post, Orozco-Ballestas wrote to Trump:  "you need to be executed."

Rod Rosenstein's coup attempt to depose Trump should not go unpunished.  Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's actions, as recounted by the New York Times Friday [9/21/2018], are the equivalent of an attempted coup — a plot to overthrow the president.  As the Times reveals, Rosenstein was furious that Democrats blamed him for the firing of FBI Director James Comey.  Rosenstein, who had volunteered to write the firing memorandum, was "regretful and emotional."  His behavior was described as "erratic."  He blamed Trump.  So, in an apparent act of vengeance, he proposed secretly recording the president to try to gain damaging information about him.  He solicited others to wear wires, including Andrew McCabe, who was later fired as Assistant FBI Director.  Rosenstein is said to have discussed recruiting cabinet members to depose Trump under the 25th Amendment.  All of this is reportedly evidenced in memos, including those written by McCabe.

US Marshals capture 27-year-old fugitive who wanted to 'put a bullet in Trump's head'.  The Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been arrested in Ohio.  Shawn Richard Christy was taken into custody at 4.45 pm Friday [9/21/2018] in Mifflin Township, near Columbus, by US Marshals Service and task force members from Ohio and Pennsylvania.  A federal warrant was issued June 19 for the 27-year-old McAdoo man in connection to Facebook posts threatening to shoot Trump and a district attorney in Pennsylvania.

California Gov. Brown on Trump: 'Something's got to happen to this guy... he's going to undermine America'.  California Gov. Jerry Brown ramped up his criticism of President Trump in an interview that aired Monday [9/17/2018] — calling the president a "saboteur" in the fight to combat climate change and saying that "something's got to happen to this guy."  Speaking to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell at an environmental summit in San Francisco last week, Brown tore into Trump for the president's controversial tweets about the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year's Hurricane Maria and urged voters to vote for Democrats in November's midterm elections in an effort to thwart Trump's agenda.  "We never had a president who was engaged in this kind of behavior," Brown said.  "I mean he's not telling the truth; he keeps changing his mind; he's sabotaging the world order in many respects."

Unhinged: Mad Maxine Waters Encourages 'Resistance' to "Knock Off" President Trump.  Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) took her calls for violence against the President to the next level this weekend and encouraged the resistance to "knock off" Trump.  Maxine Waters accepted a 'Diversity' award in Washington DC this weekend when she went on a warpath against President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Dirtiest Trick In U.S. History Comes Into Focus.  The almost unnoticed fact in the latest Democratic assault on the Trump administration is that it is based entirely on charges of confusion, the circus, incoherence, and nastiness.  These themes never have to be hammered very long before the faithful take up the incantation about impeachment, but these aren't impeachable, even if the charges were true.  The Resistance has abandoned the accusation of impeachable offenses.  The press barely noticed Special Counsel Robert Mueller's acceptance of written answers to questions about collusion, or Rudolph Giuliani's assertion that there would be no discussion of obstruction of justice, that there has been no obstruction, and that if Mr. Mueller thinks he has evidence of any, he should present it.

Even Democrats Want 'Mad Maxine' to Stop Impeachment Talk.  Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren called out "Mad Maxine" Waters over her repeated calls for President Donald Trump's impeachment.  The California Democrat has been one of Trump's most outspoken critics, and she continues to double down on her anti-Trump rhetoric.  Waters, who took heat earlier this year for urging her supporters to confront Trump administration officials in public, said in Los Angeles over the weekend that some Democratic leaders have asked her to stop talking about impeaching Trump.

Yes, Impeachment Will Turn America Into a Third World Country.  Elections don't work in third world countries because the party with the most leverage over the machinery of government just overturns the results.  That's exactly what the Democrats have been trying to do to Trump even during the election.  Impeachment is not a mechanism for removing a government that the legislature now opposes.  That's what you have in parliamentary systems.  Impeachment is meant to address serious crimes committed by the head of state.  The Dems began pushing impeachment before Trump even took office.  That's not what impeachment is for.  It's a blatant abuse of a constitutional mechanism to stage a coup.

Chuck Schumer on Impeaching Trump: 'The Sooner the Better'.  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N. Y.) told a Brooklyn crowd Monday [9/3/2018] he wanted to impeach President Donald Trump, and "the sooner, the better."

Maxine Waters On Pence:  After We Impeach Trump, 'We'll Get Him, Too'.  Maxine Waters was receiving an award Saturday [9/8/2018] and gave a speech in which she offered a progressive audience the kind of red meat they obviously crave, i.e. talk about impeaching Trump and, when that's done, impeaching Pence as well.  From the American Mirror which published a video of the event Sunday:  [Video clip]

The Circus of Resistance.  Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), former Harvard Law Professor who still insists she is of Native American heritage, called for the president to be removed by invoking the 25th Amendment.  Apparently fabricating an ethnic identity is sane, and getting out of the Iran deal or the Paris Climate Accord is insanity and grounds for removal.

Elizabeth Warren Calls For Trump Coup.  Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, seizing on an explosive op-ed from an anonymous administration official, said Thursday [9/6/2018] that it's time to use constitutional powers to remove President Donald Trump office if top officials don't think he can do the job. [...] That's actually the opposite of how the Constitution works.  It does not provide a mechanism for removing a president if some officials don't like him.  That's not what the 25th Amendment is for.  It provides a clear process for when a president is incapacitated, say after a shooting, and was an artifact of the JFK assassination.

Calls to impeach President Trump are 'sentence first — verdict afterwards'.  The late William Raspberry, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post, was one of my favorite political commentators.  Ideologically, Mr. Raspberry was on the left and I am not.  But I respected his talent.  I have been thinking a lot lately about one of Mr. Raspberry's columns as the talk about impeaching President Donald Trump has been dominating the news even more than in the past (and that's saying something).  The column in question is entitled "... In a Kangaroo Court" and it was published Dec. 4, 1998, during the imbroglio surrounding President Bill Clinton.  The column opened with the following lines:  "'No!  No!' says the Queen of Hearts in 'Alice in Wonderland.'  'Sentence first — verdict afterwards.'"  Sound familiar?  It does to me.

Elizabeth Warren calls for Trump's removal from office under 25th Amendment.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on White House officials Thursday to remove President Trump from office as unfit to handle the job.  The Massachusetts Democrat and progressive hero, often touted as a 2020 presidential hopeful, said Wednesday's op-ed in The New York Times by an anonymous White House official justifies forcing out Mr. Trump under the constitutional provisions for an incapacitated president.  "If senior administration officials think the President of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment," she told CNN in an interview.

Chuck Schumer on Impeaching Trump: 'The Sooner the Better'.  Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N. Y.) told a Brooklyn crowd Monday [9/3/2018] he wanted to impeach President Donald Trump, and "the sooner, the better."  Flanked by security and staff holding signs saying "MEET SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER," Schumer stopped to speak via megaphone with several people off-camera.  In a video of the interaction released Monday, Schumer was asked about impeachment and expressed support for the idea: [...] Schumer had been notably quiet on the question of impeachment prior to his unscripted remarks; when asked just last month about prospective reprisal were Trump to pardon former Trump associates Michael Cohen or Paul Manafort, Schumer demurred.  "I've said what I'm gonna say," he said.

The Rule of Law Is a Sick Joke.  It's adorable when people talk about the rule of law.  OK, let's assume that Donald Trump broke the law under some bizarrely convoluted interpretation of the hateful and unconstitutional (in a world where our Constitution was properly understood) thicket of campaign finance statutes that somehow makes the guy who is being extorted a criminal for paying off the aging bimbos shaking him down.  Why should we care?  Because we don't care.  MSNBC can howl "impeachment" 300 times an hour and we still won't care.  Even if this was an actual crime and Donald Trump was guilty of it, we don't care.  Did he illegally pay off weather-beaten pole-clinger Stormy and also the one from Playboy who was actually hot?  Don't care.  The climate scam is derailed, ISIS is dead, and then we got Gorsuch, Grennell, and a great economy.  Those things we care about.

The impeachment delusion:  Democrats dreaming about impeachment would have no clue what hit them.  It's actually surreal to think how easily the media can dupe people into thinking that President Trump is going to be impeached and possibly removed from office.  For the last five-and-a-half years of the Bush administration, the Democratic Party howled that Bush "lied us to war to enrich his friends."  In the history of democracy, this is probably the most egregious charge ever leveled against a democratic leader.  With more than 4,000 dead and tens of thousands maimed for life "under false pretenses," it easily dwarfs the famed Watergate scandal, in which no one died.  And yet the Democrats of the previous decade refused to back up their incendiary rhetoric with even the slightest hint of impeachment proceedings.

There Should Be a Trump Impeachment Vote — and Republicans Should Schedule It.  Not to put too fine a point on it, Democrats are not the ones known as the Stupid Party and so are well aware that a campaign centered on impeaching Trump is electoral cyanide.  As Democratic representative Eric Swalwell so eloquently put it, "[r]ight now, we're not in the majority, and so running on that, I think, misses the issues that people care about at home."  Translation:  "Don't mention the impeachment!"

Document Emerges Detailing Democrat Plans to Crush Trump Should GOP Fail to Hold House.  A document detailing what Democrats intend to do to try to take out President Donald Trump should they take the House majority in November 2018 has emerged.  Under the headline "Scoop:  Republicans secretly study their coming hell," Axios's Jonathan Swan on Sunday evening revealed the existence of the document that lists exactly the line of attack the Democrats plan to pursue should they win control of the House in the midterm elections.  The document specifically focuses on certain investigatory pathways and lines of inquiry they have already sought.

Clintonite Robert Reich:  Let's Annul Trump's Presidency.  Robert Reich, who served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, has taken on a new role as a leader of the progressive resistance movement.  Like many others on the left, Reich is taking unhinged rhetoric to new levels.  In a recent post on his website, Reich suggested that impeaching Trump would not be enough.  His presidency must be annulled.

The Democrats' Entire Agenda After The Midterms:  Investigate Trump, 24/7.  As the New York Times put it, Democrats "are discarding the lessons of successful midterms past and pressing only a bare-bones national agenda, leaving it to candidates to tailor their own messages to their districts."  Democrats do have an agenda, however, one they plan to pursue with abandon should they take the House:  Tie the Trump administration up in endless investigations, then hope they can stitch together something to justify impeaching the president.  At the moment, of course, they aren't openly talking about impeachment.  Not because they don't intend to do so.  But because party leaders realize that impeachment doesn't poll well, and could energize the GOP base.

Trump is in no real legal jeopardy, but Democrats will impeach him anyway if they win the House.  There are two things you need to understand about the latest media obsession:  [#1] There is no serious legal case against Donald Trump.  It's a complete fantasy that anything that's happened could result in his indictment or criminal prosecution.  We'll explain that momentarily, but before we get into that you need to understand the second thing.  The second thing is:  [#2] Trump's lack of legal culpability won't mean a thing if Democrats win control of the House this fall.  They will impeach him anyway, for the high crime of being Donald J. Trump.

The Impeachment Insanity.  In our nation's history, only two U.S. Presidents have been impeached by the House of Representatives:  Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.  Both remained in office, surviving a trial in the U.S. Senate.  Of course, President Richard Nixon resigned before he would have surely faced impeachment and removal from office.  In the last few days, the possibility of impeachment of the President has been continually raised by the corrupt, incompetent and hopelessly liberal mainstream news media infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome.  In fact, on Wednesday August 22, from 6 a.m. until Midnight, according to the Media Research Center, the words "impeachment" or "impeach" were mentioned a ridiculous 222 times on CNN and MSNBC alone.

Liberal media's desperate push for Trump impeachment may actually hurt Democrats.  The liberal news media have a new favorite word to use when discussing President Trump:  impeachment.  For example, MSNBC and CNN reporters, anchors and guests said "impeach," "impeachment" or some other form of the word on the cable news channels an incredible 222 times between 6 a.m. and 11:59 p.m.  Wednesday [8/22/2018].  And of course, they talked about possible impeachment other days as well, and newspapers and websites were also filled with impeachment speculation.  Most Democrats in Congress and their leaders are shying away from talking about impeachment before the November midterm elections — but that's not stopping the anti-Trump media.

Impeachment Hysteria.  In the world most of us inhabit, things are going extraordinarily well.  We are in the midst of the longest bull market ever.  Employment is at a record high, unemployment — especially among minorities, young people and women — at or near record lows.  GDP is growing at a 4% clip, which liberal economists deemed impossible in the last administration.  Wages are rising.  We are at peace, but at the same time our government is finally taking steps to deal with long-festering problems in Iran, Russia, China and North Korea.  What's not to like?  If you listen to most journalists and pundits, none of that is important.

All the Talk About Impeaching the President Is Nonsense.  Realistically, in order for the President to be impeached it will take a majority of the House of Representatives to vote for impeachment.  If Republicans hold the House in November, all the talk about impeachment will be so much Fake News [and] there will be no impeachment.  End of story.  By contrast, if the Democrats take the House they might very well pass a Maxine Waters-Al Green bill for impeachment.  It then will go to the United Senate, where a two-thirds majority will be needed for conviction.

CNN, MSNBC Say 'Impeachment' 222 Times in One Day.  Liberal cable news outlets evidently had their own fairy tale ending in mind when former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations:  impeachment.  On Wednesday, CNN and MSNBC reporters, anchors, and paid contributors used the word an absurd 222 times in 18 hours.  MRC analysts examined all CNN and MSNBC coverage between 6:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on August 22, counting every use of the word "impeach," "impeachment," or some permutation thereof.  Analysts found 114 instances of the term on MSNBC and 108 on CNN, for a total of 222 total uses of the word.

Remember how Bill Clinton got re-elected right after Webb Hubbell went to the can?  The commentariat is making a big deal of Paul Manafort's conviction on eight counts of tax fraud and other stuff, as well as former personal attorney Michael Cohen's guilty plea for payoff crimes, saying the path is finally open for their long held dream of impeaching President Trump. [...] Well, no.  Historically, a president is pretty separate from the doings of his lieutenants.  We've seen that as far back as President Reagan, who had many lieutenants railroaded, most for political, rather than criminal, reasons.  Reagan was re-elected in 1984.  The one that really sticks out, though, is Whitewater, which was the white-collar flimflam racket that broke as a scandal during the first term of President Bill Clinton.

Trump: Impeach me and the market crashes.  President Trump predicted that if he were ever impeached, the market would crash because it would put at risk his plan to keep creating jobs in the U.S.  "I'll tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash," he said in a Fox News interview that aired Thursday [8/23/2018].  "I think everybody would be very poor, because without this thinking, you would see numbers that you wouldn't believe, in reverse."

'Get Ready' For the Perils Of Impeachment.  It may be claimed that none of the crimes of President Trump's ex-campaign manager and ex-personal lawyer directly implicate the president.  Not yet, anyhow — though Cohen is insisting he was directed by Trump to violate campaign-finance laws.  And Cohen is now practically begging to sing against Mr. Trump to special counsel Robert Mueller.  Manafort, found guilty on Tuesday [8/21/2018] of eight counts against him, is already reported to be considering all options — and faces yet another trial next month.  No wonder the Web is fizzing with talk of impeachment.

Pelosi says impeachment is 'not a priority' — as Democrats face new pressure to take down Trump following Manafort conviction.  The guilty plea of longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort's conviction is putting new pressure on Democratic leaders to rally an impeachment drive.  Cohen's guilty plea in a federal court in New York to violating campaign finance law at the 'direction' of an unnamed individual — Trump — put the Constitution's political remedy for 'high crimes and misdemeanors' squarely on the table for political discussion.  But House minority leader Nancy Pelosi cautioned Wednesday [8/22/2018] against any rush to impeach based on the current state of the Mueller probe.

The Editor says...
It is easy to surmise that Ms. Pelosi will be singing a different tune after the mid-term elections, especially if the results favor the Democrats.

What to Expect if Democrats Win the Midterms.  [Scroll down]  Under no conceivable scenario will the left control the House without impeaching Trump.  They hate him with the heat of a thousand suns and defy all appeals to fairness and logic.  The trial in the House will consume the country, bog Trump in red tape, and stall the swamp-draining reforms until the presidential election in 2020.  It will probably be impossible to get 67 senators to vote to remove Trump, but the impeachment in the House will be enough to throw most of Trump's housecleaning efforts into disarray.

Faced With a Collapsing Narrative, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr Tries Reversing Claims on Russian Conspiracy.  The Associated Press published an interview with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr today [8/18/2018] where the intensely corrupt Senator Burr tries to reverse all his prior positions, publications and manipulated committee findings, against President Trump.  As the tide changes; and with DOJ and FBI officials delivering testimony; combined with communication between U.S. co-conspirators (Bruce Ohr, Glenn Simpson) and foreign actors (Chris Steele, Oleg Deripaska) gaining sunlight, the larger united effort between the intelligence apparatus and politicians starts to become a risk to elected individuals.

Will Trump Be Impeached for Obamacare 'Sabotage'?  Despite attempts by their leadership to tamp down pre-midterm impeachment talk, the Democrats are clearly anxious to remove President Trump from office if the voters are crazy enough to grant them a majority in the House this fall.  The only question involves the pretext Pelosi, et al., will use to justify the coup.  Their last impeachment resolution, introduced by Texas Rep. Al Green, didn't list any actual crimes or misdemeanors and it's unlikely that the Mueller investigation will produce enough evidence of wrongdoing to impeach a ham sandwich.  So, what's a Trump-deranged Democrat to do?  Nail him for Obamacare sabotage, of course.  This idea was introduced more than a year ago by Noah Feldman, a Harvard law professor, and echoed by Clinton minion Robert Reich last October.

Why the Mueller Investigation Is the Wobble of Neptune.  [Scroll down]  [M]any Democrats are petrified that premature talk of impeachment will jeopardize the party's drive to win the House and long-shot dreams of taking the Senate.  Hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer — who is embarked on his own perhaps self-serving petition impeachment drive — complained in a speech last week to left-wing activists, "Not a single person in the Senate Democratic caucus has shown the courage and sense of right and wrong to support impeachment."  Republicans from Trump on down have ridiculed any mention of impeachment as Democrats behaving like "sore losers."  Of course, that argument assumes that everyone from Hillary Clinton to George Soros has spent decades dreaming about President Mike Pence.

The media encourage violation of the law.  The liberal media are pushing for a quiet coup to get President Trump removed from office.  Right after President Trump made a few admittedly goofy comments in his summit with President Putin, many newspapers immediately labeled him a "traitor" and openly encouraged his Cabinet to resign to push him out of office.  The media constantly try to undermine the presidency by claiming that Trump is a traitor or a puppet, without a shred of evidence.  The media are seeking to undermine and remove a branch of government they disagree with.

Democrats' Impeachment Army: $110 Million, 1000 Staff, 2000 Volunteers.  Democrats who are pushing for the impeachment of President Donald Trump will have $110 million to spend on the cause, thanks to the efforts of left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer.  Steyer's organizations, NextGen America and Need to Impeach, will also have a combined 1,000 employees and 2,000 staffers as they take the case for impeachment to voters in November, according to Politico.  Though House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has discouraged impeachment talk, grass roots Democrats favor the idea.

Greg Jarrett's research shows Trump Was "framed... for crimes he didn't commit."  Martha McCallum, hosting her Fox News show, introduced Fox legal analyst Greg Jarrett, author of the new book, The Russia Hoax.  She began by pointing out that both campaigns in 2016 wanted dirt on the other and were willing to get it from some sources in Russia.  Clinton used sources in Russia who gave information to Christopher Steele [a former British spy] and there is a judge now who wants to know how it works on the Clinton side of the equation.  On the Trump side, you have the Trump Tower meeting.  Michael Cohen says Trump knew about the Trump Tower meeting before.  "Let's start with the Fusion GPS side of this, Martha said.  "They have been tight-lipped about who the sources were for the dossier.  And the judge is trying to get them, have them deposed on it.  What are we going to learn there?"

Welcome to Augur, the Cryptocurrency Death Market Where You Can Bet on a Donald Trump Assassination.  So far, U.S. president Donald Trump, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, actor Betty White and senator John McCain have been the subject of death predictions on a new platform called Augur.  Launched this month by a non-profit called the Forecast Foundation, the service is powered on the Ethereum blockchain and designed to place wagers on the chance of events coming true.  "Predict the next election, short a cryptocurrency, or hedge against disaster," the pitch reads.  Augur is a free, open source software for users to create their own prediction markets.  Contracts use the Ethereum blockchain, which is a form of distributed leger technology that records all transactions.  The controversy over its "assassination markets" — not a totally new phenomenon — has been fueled by the platform developers' claims that they do not have the ability to "censor, restrict, control, modify, change, revoke, terminate or make any changes to markets."

Just How Far Will the Left Go?  There was no honeymoon for the unlikely winner of the 2016 election.  Progressives have in succession tried to sue to overturn Trump's victory using several different approaches.  First on the bogus claim of fraudulent voting machines.  Then they sought to subvert the Electoral College by bullying electors into renouncing their respective states' votes.  Massive protests and boycotts marked the inauguration.  Then there were articles of impeachment introduced in the House.  Some sued to remove Trump on a warped interpretation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.  Others brought in psychiatrists to testify that Trump was ill, disabled, or insane and should be removed in accordance with the 25th Amendment.  The former FBI director, CIA director, and director of the Office of National Intelligence have variously smeared the president as a coward, a traitor, and a Russian mole.

The Trump/Putin Summit Is the Worst Thing Ever Until the Next Worst Thing Ever.  Here's a secret everyone knows:  this Trump/Russia/Treason thing is nonsense.  The Russians will do whatever they can to destabilize our country, and have been trying since long before Teddy Kennedy actually did collude with the Reds against Ronald Reagan.  Of course they want to destabilize us.  They're Russians. [...] It's kind of hard to have a rational discussion with people screaming "traitor" and "treason," especially when they have been screaming "traitor" and "treason" for the last 18 months and we've seen no traitoring or treasoning.  But the facts don't deter them.

Rep. Steve Cohen Melts Down, Defends Tweet Calling for Military Coup.  Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) this week repeatedly defended his tweet that implied that America needed to have a military coup to remove President Donald Trump after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Trump held a summit with Putin on Monday, in which the 45th president declined to directly chastise Putin for allegedly trying to influence the 2016 presidential election, even when asked by an Associated Press reporter to do so.  President Trump blamed the Russia investigation for some of the friction between the two countries.

CNN Analyst Philip Mudd:  When Will 'Shadow Government' Rise Against Trump?  CNN analyst and former CIA intelligence official Philip Mudd wondered aloud Monday when a shadow government will emerge to oppose President Donald Trump following a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

House Democrat Calls For 'Military Folks' To Stop Trump.  Democratic Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen on Monday [7/16/2018] called for the "military folks" to save America from President Donald Trump after Trump's much-criticized press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  "Where are our military folks?  The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!" Cohen wrote on Twitter, using language suggestive of a military coup.

Remember, the Democrats are the people who said George W. Bush was a warmonger.
Billionaire Democrat Donor Calls For 'Nuclear War' To Stop Trump.  Billionaire Democrat donor Tom Steyer called for a "nuclear war" to stop President Trump — then took back his comment after the interviewer called his point "sobering."  "Maybe we can have, like, a nuclear war and then we get a real course correction," Steyer told The Rolling Stone in an interview published Friday [6/29/2018].  He was elaborating on his belief that it is imperative for Congress to impeach Trump immediately, because the "checks and balances system" set up in the constitution isn't working, and the only other option is to wait around for economic disaster and war.

Maxine Waters brushes off alleged threats, vows to 'Impeach 45'.  During a speech Saturday [6/30/2018] at an immigration rally in California, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters reacted defiantly to alleged threats reportedly directed at her following her previous remarks about the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.  Waters took the podium at the Families Belong Together rally in downtown Los Angeles, one of the many rallies staged across the country urging for the reunification of families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan Invokes Watergate, Calls on Republican 'Heroes' to Force Trump Out of Office.  Former CIA Director-turned-Twitter-troll John Brennan fired off another ominous tweet to President Trump Tuesday [6/26/2018].  John Brennan predicted the outcome of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe would end up like the Watergate investigation — with an impeachment and or resignation and called on Republican "heroes" to circle the wagons.

After Mad Maxine Waters Calls for Violence, She Gets Worst News of Political Career.  Since Trump entered office, Waters has demanded his impeachment.  Like many others calling for that, she has zero evidence to back her demand.  Yet when others were smart enough to back down, she continues to call for the president's removal from office.  Based on what?  Nothing but her deranged anger.

Mad Max and Nancy Pelosi:  The twin faces of the Democratic Party.  Leftists are confident that their fabricated-out-of-whole-cloth "crisis" at the border is the first step to impeachment.  They think the American people are so stupid, so thoroughly uninformed, that they will fall for the lie that what Trump is doing at the border is unlawful and cruel.  In fact, the practice of separating migrant children from the lawbreakers who show up at the border with children in tow is of long standing throughout the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations.

Tom Steyer:  To Win Midterms, Democrats Must Promise to Impeach Trump.  Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is spending tens of millions of dollars on advertising urging that President Donald Trump be impeached — because he thinks it is the only way for Democrats to win the 2018 midterm elections.

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Usually an accusation of a serious crime comes before a trial.  That's called due process.

The illegal campaign to feed 'collusion' hysteria.  A top staffer on the "nonpartisan" Senate Intelligence Committee has apparently been selectively leaking to feed the anti-Trump "collusion" story:  That's the main takeaway in the case of James Wolfe.  Yes, you have to ignore the media-ethics sideshow about the reporter he had an affair with, and the First Amendment issues over the feds' subpoenaing of reporters' "metadata" — i.e., the date and time of phone calls, etc., but not their content.  All that deserves thrashing out — but not at the expense of ignoring yet another case of rabidly anti-Trump behavior by a supposedly disinterested intelligence community.

A Democrat Dissents on the Mueller Probe.  President Trump opened the week in a typical fashion, angrily denouncing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.  But Mr. Trump appealed to an unlikely authority:  Mark Penn, the Democratic pollster who guided President Clinton through his second-term scandals and then served as chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.

You Don't Get to Rewrite the Constitution Because You Dislike Trump.  If your contention is that President Donald Trump has the propensity to sound like a bully and an authoritarian, I'm with you.  If you're arguing that Trump's rhetoric is sometimes coarse and unpresidential, I can't disagree. [...] But while former president Obama's agreeable tone had plenty to do with his lack of scrutiny by the media, many reporters and pundits largely justified, and even cheered, his abuses because they furthered progressive causes.  Not only did liberals often ignore the rule of law when it was ideologically convenient for them; they now want the new president to play by a set of rules that doesn't even exist.

Steyer: Two-Thirds of People Signing Trump Impeachment Petition Don't Vote.  Billionaire activist Tom Steyer said Tuesday that two-thirds of the people signing his petition to impeach President Donald Trump don't vote, claiming his efforts will serve as a left-wing base motivator.  MSNBC host Hallie Jackson brought up Steyer's multi-million dollar ad campaign calling for Trump's impeachment during their interview, wondering if it was backfiring.  She cited a CBS poll last month showing 40 percent of voters would be "less likely" to support a candidate backing impeachment, versus 30 percent of voters who would be "more likely" to support such a person.

Elites Value Mellifluous Illegality over Crass Lawfulness.  [Scroll down]  Yet so far, after over a year of intense investigation, Special Counsel Mueller has found no evidence that Donald Trump — or even his low-level subordinates — had ever colluded with Russian government interests to hijack the 2016 election and defeat Hillary Clinton.  Indeed, Mueller has shown himself desperate to indict almost anyone connected with the Trump campaign with almost any charge he can think of — other than colluding with the Russians to warp an election, his original mandate.

Team Mueller's Illegal, Unethical Hunt for the President's Scalp.  Given the toxic, highly partisan atmosphere in Washington, Mueller's obvious conflict of interest due to his ties to Comey, and the Hillary Clinton fan club that comprises Team Mueller, it has been obvious that the special counsel's office is not seeking either truth or justice.  They want the president's head on a stick, and they aren't particular about letting the facts or the law get in the way.

The drift to civil war.  Well, they have been at it for two years, and nothing has turned up.  What the press keeps announcing as another triumph is that in the course of casting the net wider and wider, they find some technicality or other with which to charge someone or other somehow connected to Trump, and hope to "turn him" — get him to rat on Trump, to reveal all these terrible Trump crimes that must surely exist.  Every leftist assumes, sees as quite obvious, that if anyone connected to Trump is brought under pressure, he is likely to have some Trump crimes to report. [...] But after two years of this, of people supposedly being about to "turn" as a result of being charged with crimes increasingly technical, boring, irrelevant, and legalistic, it is increasingly obvious that these Trump crimes do not exist, and all this illegal use of police and investigatory power is going to get them in trouble.  If anyone was going to "turn", he would have turned by now.  If anything was going to turn up, would have turned up by now.

Progressives on the Brink.  When Clinton lost, it appears that the left sought, through the unwarranted appointment of a special prosecutor, to discover grounds for impeachment.  That probe is still underway, and it has employed unprecedented means such as the seizure of communication records between the president and his personal attorney.  If it is willing to raid the office and home of one's personal attorney, place spies within an opponent's campaign, and file false documents in support of a FISA request, as alleged, how far is the left willing to go to retain power?  It is not a large step from these actions to other, more forceful sorts of intimidation and outright election-rigging.

Democrat Rep. Al Green:  When We Get Back The House, We'll Start Impeachment Proceedings.  Democrat Rep. Al Green (D-TX) had harsh words for President Trump late Tuesday, warning that if Democrats retake the House of Representatives in November, they'll begin the 2019 legislative session with articles of impeachment, even if Trump hasn't done anything to require it.  Speaking to C-Span, Rep. Green suggested that he has the "right and privilege" to impeach the president, even absent evidence that the president has committed "high crimes" or "misdemeanors" by virtue of the U.S. Constitution.  "There's a good likelihood there will be articles of impeachment" brought against the President, Rep. Green said.  "Here is a point that I think is salient, and one that ought to be referenced.  Every member of the House is accorded the opportunity to bring up impeachment.  This is not something the Constitution has bestowed upon leadership.  It's something every member has the right and privilege of doing.

Levin: Mueller's appointment was unconstitutional.  Kicking off the week on the radio Monday, LevinTV host Mark Levin raised a crucial point about the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller that no one is currently discussing — it was unconstitutional.  "The appointment of Robert Mueller violates the United States Constitution," Levin said.  "And every subpoena, indictment, and plea agreement should be null and void."

Maxine Waters Has Democrats Cheering Over Impeaching Trump.  Someone call the Guinness Book of World Records!  We have the stupidest thing ever conceived of in the history of man, right here.  What am I talking about?  I'm talking about congressional Democrats.  More specifically, I'm referring to a list Democrats are using to justify their impeachment resolution against President Trump.  Why bring this up now?  Because Rep. Maxine Waters just got a round of cheers from a roomful of Democrat activists by declaring that Trump needs to be impeached because "the facts are clear."

Laurence Tribe Was Against Impeachment Before He Was For It.  Before President Trump even took the oath of office, constitutional law scholar Laurence Tribe was calling for his impeachment. [...] In early December, less than a month after Trump won the election, Tribe tweeted that impeachment should begin "on Inauguration Day."  Eight days after Inauguration Day, Tribe declared that Trump was already guilty of "shredding the Constitution more monstrously than any other President in American history."  He's since claimed Trump should be impeached and removed from office for his "cruel brand of bigotry and scapegoating," for "falsely" claiming that the Obama administration wiretapped his campaign, for a State Department blog post on Mar-a-Lago.  Most recently, Trump should be removed for the simple reason that we don't like "what kind of nation will we have become" should he stay in office.

Mueller Told Trump Legal Team the President Cannot Be Indicted.  [Scroll down]  Concerning Congress, they can impeach.  And the Democrats are sure positioning themselves to do just that if they retake the House.  The base wants it.  The progressive wing of the party wants it.  The low energy exhibited from leadership on this front is for political purposes.

Sustained outrage is for losers.  As I read the report on the Democrats by Caitlin Huey-Burns of Real Clear Politics, I thought, uh-oh, they are catching on.  Then I realized Democrats are a bunch of snobs who haven't had a new idea since LBJ was president, and I relaxed. [...] The daily droning of invented scandal has, after three years, immunized President Trump from a real scandal should one occur.

Mad Maxine:  Trump's Exit from Iran Deal Means Impeachment Is the Only Answer.  Democrat party mouthpiece Rep. Maxine Waters called again for President Trump's impeachment following his exit from the Iranian nuclear deal.

The Coup Is Still Underway.  Former U.S. attorney and special counsel Joe DiGenova and ex-Secret Service agent Dan Bongino were both masterfully interviewed by Mark Levin last night.  The result was stunning.  As many of you know, I follow the dual scandals of the DOJ's exoneration of Hillary Clinton and persecution of Donald Trump, eh, rather closely.  This interview revealed new information for me, including how Robert Mueller is protecting certain Russian oligarchs from exposure by redacting or concealing their names.  I simply cannot state this strongly enough:  every American should watch this surgical deconstruction of, for lack of a better term, Obamagate.  Please watch it and please pass it along.  I am not overstating things when I say that this information is vital to saving our Republic.  [Video clip]

On 'Russian Collusion,' Trump Will Win... Big Time.  As a country, we are at a moment of critical mass.  A tipping point is approaching.  Leftists thinks they are going to get rid of the evil Drumpf — impeached, frog-marched, jailed forever.  Meanwhile, many on the right are wringing their hands over the injustices we are seeing, depressed because they see the criminal left getting away with it all.  Complaints and whining about the lack of headway are registered daily.  Belief that the left is in control even as they are out of power is growing, fueled by the testimony of Michael Caputo.  I am not saying the left is not leaving a devastating mark on our lives.  It is.  These people have crossed a line of evil, destroying many human beings, institutions, and lots in between.  But they will not win this.  They will not triumph.  Here is why. [...]

Democrats and the Trump impeachment trap.  In a new Quinnipiac poll, 71 percent of Democrats say they would like to see President Trump impeached if Democrats win the House.  Just 21 percent oppose the idea, while 8 percent aren't sure.  By way of contrast, 38 percent of independents support impeachment, while 54 percent oppose.

Comey, Fitzgerald, Mueller:  Partners in Crime.  Yes, Virginia, this is a witch hunt.  Robert Mueller III was appointed special counsel after his friend, the vindictive James Comey, committed a federal crime by leaking a memo that was a government record to the press.  Mueller has picked staff and prosecutors as if he were stocking Hillary Clinton's Department of Justice.  He has picked a bevy of Clinton donors, an attorney who worked for the Clinton Foundation, a former Watergate assistant prosecutor, and even a senior adviser to Eric Holder.  Objective professionals all (snarkiness intended).  Mueller is in fact colluding with Comey to enact revenge on President Trump for Comey's firing, something that even Comey said Trump was constitutionally entitled to do.  There is no evidence of collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice.  It is not obstruction of justice for a president to exercise his legal and constitutional authority.  The facts and the lack of an actual crime will not stop Robert Mueller.

Judge Napolitano Says There's 'No Question' Democrats Tried To Frame President Trump.  Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano accused Democrats of trying to frame President Donald Trump, Tuesday on "Fox & Friends."  "It looks like a brazen plot simply to frame the President of the United States," said host Steve Doocy about the Russia probe.  "Yes, it does," Napolitano replied.  "It looks like it was commenced by his most virulent political enemies.  Particularly Sid Blumenthal who's sort of the fixer if you will, for Hillary Clinton and that branch of the Democratic Party."  [Video clip]

Levin: The Trump-Russia conspiracy is a 'coup attempt,' 'goes all the way to the top!'  As new details emerged from a House Intelligence Committee report on Russian influence in the 2016 election, LevinTV host Mark Levin slammed the Trump-Russia conspiracy as a "coup attempt from day one" that "goes all the way to the top."  The report showed, among other things, that Obama's director of national intelligence James Clapper lied to Congress about leaking the Fusion GPS/Steele dossier to CNN.

Waters Bucks Pelosi: 'I'm With the 70 Percent' of Democrats Wanting Trump Impeached.  Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) again defied her party leadership and called for impeaching President Donald Trump on Sunday [4/29/2018].  MSNBC host Joy Reid asked about Trump's latest comments at a rally criticizing Waters' impeachment stance, and the congresswoman embraced her status as one of the president's most strident critics.  "Well, first of all, he's absolutely correct that I am encouraging impeachment, but he's incorrect when he says and implies that at the rallies people are saying he's done nothing wrong," Waters said.

Exclusive:  Cabal Of Wealthy Donors Financing $50 Million Trump-Russia Investigation.  A group of wealthy donors from New York and California have forked out $50 million to fund a Russia investigation being conducted by Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS and a former Senate staffer for Dianne Feinstein.  That bombshell revelation is made in a footnote to the House Intelligence Committee's newly released report on Russian interference in the presidential campaign.  Fusion GPS hired Steele, a former MI6 agent, to investigate Trump's activities in Russia.  He would go on to produce a 35-page report alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

Collusion, Anyone?  As the likelihood that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia seems headed toward zero, the likelihood of proof of a different form of collusion seems headed upward toward certainty. [...] Now there's talk that Mueller is winding up his investigation.  It seems unlikely that whatever he reports will fulfill the daydreams so many liberals have of making Trump go the way of Richard Nixon.

Clinton pollster blisters Mueller witch hunt.  Pollster Mark Penn was one of the men who helped keep Bill Clinton president.  Penn innovated new methods and used a microcomputer kit in the 1970s to calculate overnight results.  But he is more than a numbers cruncher, and a piece Penn penned for the Hill displays a sharp anaysis that goes beyond the polls.  Beneath benign numbers — most people think Mueller will find an "impeachable" offense — lies a constitutional crisis.  And Penn, Harvard '76, is enough of an American to call them out.

House Report Claims DNI Clapper Engineered Dossier Release.  The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence majority report on its Russia probe is out — not counting the copious redactions imposed by intelligence agencies.  Given what's blacked out in the document, it's a surprise that "the" and "but" were generally spared.  Even so, some significant allegations survived the intelligence community's bowdlerizers.  For example, it was quickly noted by scholars of the Steele dossier that the House document reveals (or, if one is dubious of the House Intel majority's credibility, one can say "asserts" instead) that it was President Barack Obama's director of national intelligence, James Clapper, who helped engineer the public release of the dossier.  That release may well be the essential act in producing the special counsel investigation that continues to hang over the Trump administration.

Declassified Congressional Report:  James Clapper Lied About Dossier Leaks To CNN.  Buried within a newly declassified congressional report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections is a shocking revelation: former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper not only leaked information about the infamous Steele dossier and high-level government briefings about it to CNN, he also may have lied to Congress about the matter.  In one of the findings within the 253-page report, the House intelligence committee wrote that Clapper leaked details of a dossier briefing given to then-President-elect Donald Trump to CNN's Jake Tapper, lied to Congress about the leak, and was rewarded with a CNN contract a few months later.

Maxine Waters Hopes 'Cohen Tapes' Give Democrats 'Treasure Trove Of Information'.  Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters hopes an FBI raid on Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, provides Democrats with a "treasure trove" of information with which to impeach Trump, she said in a new interview.  "I am certainly working toward his impeachment," Waters told Variety Magazine in an interview published Wednesday [4/25/2018].  "I think Mueller is doing a great job.  I am hopeful that the Cohen tapes will be a treasure trove of information that will help move us toward that," Waters said.  Waters has been calling for Trump's impeachment since before he took office.  She previously guaranteed Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 campaign but now appears to be banking on the Cohen probe to give Democrats the ammunition they need to impeach the president.

Rudy Giuliani says there is not 'a stitch of evidence' that Trump colluded with Russia.  Former New York City Mayor and brand-new Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani is already playing the role of pit bull for the president, telling a New Hampshire television station that the Russia probe is 'a disgrace.'  'I can guarantee you this:  When Mueller is finished, no matter whatever he does, he's not going to have a stitch of evidence that he colluded with the Russians,' Giuliani told WMUR.  'There isn't a person in the world who thinks he's guilty of collusion with the Russians.'

Pelosi: 'I Discourage Any Discussion of Impeachment' — 'It's a Gift to the Republicans.  During a news conference on Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) discouraged Democrats from talking about impeachment and said, "it's a gift to the Republicans to talk about impeachment."  Pelosi said, "I don't think that we should be talking about impeachment.  I've been very clear, right from the start.  There is a process at work that will either yield or not information that will be dispositive of that issue."

President Trump:  Guilty Until Proven Innocent.  Most Americans still believe in fair play, including the proposition "innocent until proven guilty."  Increasingly, they perceive, I think, that President Trump isn't being treated fairly.  Defying the odds once again, Trump may well be gaining public sympathy.

Why Hasn't Mueller Questioned Natalia Veselnitskaya?  Veselnitskaya was, and still is, after all, the poster child for Russian collusion, whose 20-minute meeting with Donald Trump, Jr. was to be the deathblow to the Trump administration.  Yet, by her account, she has yet to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Are There Any Adults Left in Washington, D.C.?  Trump is a junkyard dog from New York City.  He will fight back and likely prevail, but at what cost to his administration, his agenda, the Constitution, and the country?  Is this Trump coup, attempting to force him out of office or pressure him to resign, worth the damage to the Constitution and the country?  Fortunately, the president's agenda successfully marches on, but imagine how much more he could be accomplishing if he didn't have everyone in Washington, D.C., including his own party, constantly throwing stones and placing roadblocks in his way.

Revolution and Worse to Come.  Indeed, the aim of the so-called Resistance to Donald J. Trump is ending Trump's presidency by any means necessary before the 2020 election.  Or, barring that, it seeks to so delegitimize him that he becomes presidentially impotent.  It has been only 16 months since Trump took office and, in the spirit of revolutionary fervor, almost everything has been tried to derail him.  Now we are entering uncharted territory — at a time when otherwise the country is improving and the legal exposure of Trump's opponents increases daily.

Nunes: 'Major Irregularities' In State Department's Handling Of Trump-Russia Info.  The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence chairman provided an update on Sunday of the panel's investigation into what he says are "major irregularities" at the State Department regarding its handling of information about President Donald Trump's campaign.  California Rep. and Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes's investigators are looking into the State Department's handling of information about George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser whose discussions about Hillary Clinton emails are what led the FBI to open its counterintelligence investigation in July 2016, the chairman suggested when he appeared on Fox News.

Devin Nunes On Russia Probe Origin:  "Major Irregularities" At State Dept, Sidney Blumenthal Involved.  House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes says on 'Sunday Morning Futures' with Maria Bartiromo [4/22/2018] that potential "major irregularities" exist at the State Department with regard to how the FBI found out about the George Papadopoulos meeting with a Russian national that led to the FBI's original investigation into potential Trump/Russia collusion.

Devin Nunes:  DNC lawsuit is a 'fundraising scheme'.  Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., condemned the Democratic National Committee's new lawsuit against the Trump campaign, Russia, and WikiLeaks as being a scheme to fill their coffers.  "This is nothing more than a scam to keep their base fired up," Nunes, who is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said during an interview Saturday [4/21/2018] with Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro.

Is 'can't prove untrue' the new standard in the Trump probe?  When a political figure is accused of wrongdoing, a conversation begins among journalists, commentators, and public officials.  Are the charges true?  Can the accusers prove it?  That's the way it normally works.  But now, in the case of the Trump dossier — the allegations compiled by a former British spy hired by the Clinton campaign to gather dirt on presidential candidate Donald Trump — the generally accepted standard of justice has been turned on its head.  Now, the question is:  Can the accused prove the charges false?  Increasingly, the president's critics argue that the dossier is legitimate because it has not been proven untrue.  It's an argument heard at the highest levels of government, academics, and media.

Russiagate's Epic Fail vs.  Watergate's Windfall.  Like Captain Ahab, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has spent eleven months frantically hunting a giant whale.  So far, Mueller has harpooned a couple of cod and a few salmon.  But these fish have yet to demonstrate that the huge, ocean-going mammal in question merits capture.  And Mueller's barely productive odyssey is an enormous embarrassment compared with the mass ichthyocide that was the Watergate investigation, even at the equivalent stage in that long, national nightmare.

Lawsuit By Dems:  A Sad Attempt To Push 'Reset Button' On Hillary's Disastrous 2016 Loss.  As any reasonably objective legal expert will tell you, the Democrats' law suit is a mish-mash of finger-pointing and blame backed by virtually no evidence.  It asserts a conspiracy of the Republicans, Russians and WikiLeaks to get Donald Trump elected president during the 2016 campaign.  Yes, they expect people to believe it.  In that respect, it is a pitiful echo of the Russian investigation launched by the Democrats and "Never Trumpers" in Congress to look into allegations of "collusion" — which is nowhere, by the way, defined as a crime in the U.S. legal code — between the Trump campaign and Russia.  That investigation, headed by Robert Mueller, has netted so far exactly zero public evidence of collusion — even as we near the two-year anniversary of the ongoing investigation.

Is Mueller Done?  Late on the Friday afternoon of February 16, 2018, Mueller indicted 13 Russians for such heinous crimes as creating fake identities on Facebook and Twitter and organizing rallies, both for and against Donald Trump, as well as spending more than $100,000 on political ads — all this, for the purpose of interfering with the United States Presidential Election — keep in mind, not a single indicted person will ever see the inside of an American courtroom since there is no extradition treaty between our country and Russia.  After almost a year of investigating, that's all he had:  fake Twitter and Facebook accounts, some minor rallies and a paltry sum spent on political advertising.

'What Are We Doing?': Levin Explains Why Trump Can't Be Indicted.  Mark Levin had a fiery reaction to the revelation that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Trump last week that he is not a target in the Michael Cohen investigation.  This came weeks after Trump was told that he was not a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to reports.  Levin pointed to two memoranda — one from the Nixon administration and one from the Clinton administration — that clearly spell out that a sitting United States president cannot be indicted.

Trump justice cometh.  For the past year or so, the press has floated rumors that President Trump was about to fire Bob Mueller.  Some of those rumors likely came from Trump through an intermediary.  Those rumors were the fog of war.  The whole Mueller investigation is a smokescreen.  Behind the scenes, Trump unleashed Michael Horowitz, the inspector general with the Department of Justice.  Attorney General Eric Holder — a James comey-style toadie — rendered inspectors general useless.  Holder was part of a criminal syndicate that did not want a snoopy IG blowing the whistle on the FBI, the IRS, the NSA....  "The Obama administration has ruled that inspectors general have to get permission from the agency they're monitoring for access to wiretaps, grand jury and credit information, a decision that immediately was denounced by watchdogs and lawmakers.  Lisa Rein of the Washington Post reported on July 24, 2015.

Trump impeachment will be significant campaign issue for Democrats in the 2018 midterms.  I wouldn't think that Democrats would want to run on this issue, but the Democratic primaries are going to put a lot of Democrats on the record supporting this idea.

5 Times the Media Didn't Ask if Obama Would Resign.  Make no mistake about it, the media has already decided that President Trump is guilty.  They don't know what he's guilty of yet, and frankly, they don't even care.  Earlier this week, April Ryan, a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, "With all of this turmoil, particularly last week, has the president at any time thought about stepping down before or now?"  Sanders called the question ridiculous, but Ryan insisted, "It's not a ridiculous question."  Of course it was ridiculous.  The media has been salivating over any damaging story that will embarrass Trump or somehow result in impeachment.  But, where were the wolves in the media during the Obama presidency?  Clearly, they were hibernating.  During Obama's presidency, whenever he was caught up in scandal they made excuses or chose not to cover the story.  They never asked if Obama would resign as a result.

Democrats are eager to impeach Trump.  Here's why their dream could backfire.  Will House Speaker Paul Ryan's retirement increase the odds of President Trump's impeachment?  Maybe, but Democratic leaders don't want to talk about it.  President Obama's former Attorney General Eric Holder and former top Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod, among others, want their liberal allies to shut up about impeaching President Trump.  They fear that threats to drive the president from office will boost voter turnout — not among Democrats, as some on the left hope, but rather among Republicans.

Mueller at the Crossroads.  After almost a year, Mueller has offered no evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians.  Aside from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a few minor and transitory campaign officials have been indicted or have pleaded guilty to a variety of transgressions other than collusion.  Ironically, the United States has often interfered in foreign elections to massage the result.  Recently, Bill Clinton joked about his own efforts as president to collude in the 1996 Israeli election to ensure the defeat of Benjamin Netanyahu.  "I tried to do it in a way that didn't overtly involve me," Clinton said.  The Obama administration did the same in 2015, when it used State Department funds to support an anti-Netanyahu political action group.

American Greatness and its Enemies.  There may have been much more involved, but it is significant that many in the media saw in this raid — a raid that honest analysts such as Alan Dershowitz pointed out undermined attorney-client privilege and would never have been tolerated by the ACLU if the target was a liberal — an attempt to uncover evidence of a purported campaign violation that wrongly sought to aid the President.  This was, of all odd things, the payment of $130,000 to porn[ ]star Stormy Daniels to buy her silence regarding an asserted brief affair with Mr. Trump.  One would have thought that this non-disclosure agreement (NDA), dealing as it does with a matter of private reputation would have been something that liberals would have thought did not belong in the public square, given their attitude toward President Clinton's escapades that Democrats believed ought never to have been a part of impeachment proceedings.

Poll: Robert Mueller Loses Majority Support After FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller's raid on President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has backfired in the eyes of voters, according to Rasmussen Reports.  Prior to what many are describing as Mueller's unprecedented stunt, the special counsel and former Obama official was held in high regard by a majority of the public.  Back in October, a full 52 percent believed "Mueller's investigation is an honest attempt to determine criminal wrongdoing."  That number is now down -6 points to just 46 percent.  Moreover, the number of voters who now see Mueller's probe is a "partisan witch hunt" has jumped a full +8 points, from 32 percent to 40 percent.  Only 14 percent remain undecided.

Tom Steyer Holds Impeachment Town Hall in Oakland.  Amidst division among his fellow Democrats over his campaign to see President Donald Trump impeached, billionaire left-wing environmentalist Tom Steyer held a rally attended by approximately 400 anti-Trump activists in Oakland Wednesday night to help garner support for his impeachment efforts.  According to the East Bay Times, Steyer said Trump "is a malignant narcissist who's deteriorating" while speaking alongside Amy Siskind, an anti-Trump Wall Street executive-turned-blogger, at the Impact Hub, a community center in uptown Oakland.  "Today is the best day of the rest of the Trump administration," Steyer said.

Mueller at the Crossroads.  Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel in May 2017 in reaction to a media still gripped by near hysteria over the inexplicable defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.  For nearly a year before Mueller's appointment, leaks had spread about collusion between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign that supposedly cost Clinton a sure victory.  Most of these collusion stories, as we now know, originated with Christopher Steele and his now-discredited anti-Trump opposition file.

Rosenstein lets Nunes, Gowdy review FBI memo that kick-started Russia probe.  Facing legal action, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein allowed House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to view the FBI memo that instigated the bureau's counterintelligence investigation of contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign, Nunes confirmed on Wednesday [4/11/2018].  The meeting came a day after Nunes threatened to take legal action — including contempt proceedings and impeachment — against Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray for failing to produce a clean copy of the memo, known as an electronic communication or EC, that was responsive to an August 2017 committee subpoena.

Talk to Mueller?  No, Trump Should Use His Bully Pulpit to Expose Mueller's Corruption.  There is no way to sugarcoat it — especially after the lawless invasion of the attorney-client privilege by fancy-suited thugs, if President Donald Trump sits down and talks to Robert Mueller and his pack of Democrat donor corruptocrats, he's an idiot.  Instead, he needs to take his case to the people — because a blind man can see that he's being framed.  If Trump talks to Mueller, Mueller will be laughing at him, but on the inside.  On the outside, he'll keep up that beaten beagle visage of his, roaring at how he outsmarted the man who outsmarted all the Smartest People in the World and who therefore assumes he can somehow "win" his interview.

Watergate Every Week:  Using The FBI To Suppress A Political Revolution.  In the early seventies, political operatives disguised as delivery men broke into a Washington D.C. office.  These efforts to spy on the political opposition would culminate in what we know as Watergate.  In the late teens, political operatives disguised as FBI agents, NSA personnel and other employees of the Federal government eavesdropped, harassed and raided the offices of the political opposition.  The raids of Michael Cohen's hotel room, home and office are just this week's Watergate.  Political operatives have now seized privileged communications between the President of the United States and his lawyer.  Despite fairy tales about a clean process, these communications will be harvested by the counterparts of Peter Strzok, who unlike him are still on the case at the FBI, some of it will appear in the Washington Post and the New York Times, and some will be passed along to other political allies.  That's what happened at every juncture of Watergate 2.0.  And it only follows that it will happen again.

Senators move to protect Mueller as Trump criticizes probe.  A bipartisan group of four senators is moving to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job as President Donald Trump publicly muses about firing him.

Maybe Mueller Wants to Be Fired.  There is a lot of consternation out there in Trump-hating land that the president may finally soon tire of Robert Mueller's meandering  witch hunt  investigation and fire the special prosecutor.  So worried are the president's detractors that they're getting Congress involved: [...]

Facebook [is] assisting Mueller probe into Trump 2016 campaign.  Facebook is working with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Trump campaign interactions with Russian operatives during the 2016 election, company founder Mark Zuckerberg told Congress on Tuesday [4/10/2018].  Mr. Zuckerberg first said his company had gotten a subpoena from Mr. Mueller, then paused and said he wasn't sure if there was a subpoena but his company is sharing information the investigation.  He declined to go into more details.  "Our work with the special counsel is confidential," he said, testifying to the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees.

In Trump we trust.  [Scroll down]  I think it's Mueller who is desperate.  Trump is the better poker player, and he's got good cards.  How will it end?  The Mueller hunt is basically shadow play.  There's no there there.  If Mueller gets a grand jury indictment, let it play out in court or in impeachment.  Bill Clinton, as guilty as sin, beat an impeachment rap.  Mueller has probably always been trying to make something out of nothing.  The office of the special counsel, so-called, is an anti-constitutional monster and always has been.  If the special counsel is ever brought before the Supreme Court, it will have to discredit or ignore any action from that office.

Robert Mueller Laid A Trap For President Trump By Marking Him An Investigation 'Subject'.  Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly advised Donald Trump's lawyers that the president is a "subject" but not a "target" of Mueller's investigation.  This has resulted in a great deal of triumphal celebration among the president's supporters.  After all, they reason, if Mueller hasn't by now dredged up enough evidence to designate Trump a "target," then the president must be in the clear.  Unfortunately, whether someone is a "target" as opposed to a "subject" of an investigation is a distinction without a difference.  It's all a matter of timing, and the "subject" of an investigation can become a "target" in the blink of a prosecutor's eye.  It happens every day.

The Steele Dossier, Stormy Daniels and the Mueller Raid.  Like a lot of anonymously sourced material in Team Coup media, this could turn out to be garbage.  But it seems fairly credible and in keeping with Mueller's tactics.  Find a string, pull on it, if you can't pull on it personally, pass it along to someone who can.  This is the sort of thing that Federal prosecutors do.  And it's why they have such high conviction rates even when they don't have actual evidence.  Among other things, this is likely to trigger a significant reevaluation of some of those powers and tactics.  The problem with pulling on the Stormy Daniels string is that the entire basis for this witchhunt was the Steele Dossier.  And that was covertly paid for by a Clinton law firm.  And was lied about on FEC disclosures.  It goes without saying that no actual action will be taken.

Lots of Mueller action, but what about collusion?  Remember collusion?  The allegation that Donald Trump and his aides coordinated or conspired with Russia to fix the 2016 presidential election is, and has always been, the heart of the Trump-Russia investigation.  Yet Monday [4/9/2018] saw two developments in the Trump investigation — one discussed widely in the press, the other not as much — and neither pointed toward collusion.  In the development that set off a press firestorm, FBI agents raided the office and hotel room of longtime Trump lawyer/fixer Michael Cohen, apparently looking for evidence concerning Cohen's role in paying off the porn star Stormy Daniels, who once denied but now says she had a one-night-stand with Trump more than a decade ago.

The 8 Most Twisted Policy Positions of Your Modern Democrat Party.  [#7] A Missouri Democratic state Senator that said in August 2017 she "hope[s] Trump is assassinated" still remains in office as a Democratic elected official.  [#8] On April 5, 2018, Democratic Senator Kamala Harris joked about killing Donald Trump.

Time for Mueller to lay it all out.  The violent swings of the leaky pendulum make this an excellent moment to call timeout on the Mueller probe.  What does he have, where is he going and when is he going to get there?  Those are basic questions that need to be answered.  The American people deserve facts instead of waters muddied by partisanship, innuendo and special access to biased big-media companies.  Mueller's team includes some active Democrats, and whether they are behind the anti-Trump leaks is, for the moment, beside the point.  The point is that the leaks are creating a reality all their own about the investigation and the president.

GOP Rep Meadows:  If Rosenstein Doesn't Turn Over Docs, We Will Move to Impeach [Rosenstein].  Saturday [4/7/2018], Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said that if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein does not turn over the unredacted documents requested by Congress related to FISA, FBI and more then impeachment could be in order. [...] He added, "I think that if he does not turn over the documents, that there are a growing number of us on Capitol Hill who believe that someone else needs to do the job.  And what happens there is, Constitutionally, we have some things that we can do." Meadows went on to explain that the documents already show that there was coordination with the Barack Obama White House and with the state department, adding that the Department of Justice and the FBI have been hiding such information from Congress for months.

MSNBC Analyst Speculates about Trump Getting Arrested by U.S. Marshalls [sic].  A former assistant special Watergate prosecutor suggested President Trump could be carted away by U.S. Marshals and brought before a federal judge if he were to defy a potential subpoena from the special counsel requesting an interview.  "At that point, they would make a motion to hold Donald Trump in contempt," attorney Nick Akerman told host Joy Reid Saturday morning [4/7/2018] on MSNBC.  "The question would be what would the federal district court judge do in terms of a remedy?  Normally, a person who refuses to testify before a grand jury winds up being incarcerated for the time period of the grand jury, which can be up to 18 months," Akerman said.  "So, one way to enforce it is to have Donald Trump taken by the federal marshals and put in federal prison until he testifies."

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It's easy to huff and puff about throwing President Trump in prison (without a trial), but where was all this tough talk when Barack H. Obama ignored subpoenas?
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Mueller's Russia probe is out of control.  It looks like the Department of Justice botched the May 17 appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  About three weeks ago, former Trump presidential campaign Chairman Paul Manafort asked a judge to dismiss Mueller's indictment against him, arguing that Mueller overstepped his jurisdiction in the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  In response, the special counsel was recently forced to pony up a heavily redacted memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein blessing the investigation into Manafort's work with Ukraine, which turned out to have been written on Aug. 2 — six days after the July 26 predawn, guns-drawn raid of Manafort's home, and 10 weeks after Mueller's appointment.  Reportedly, Mueller's team photographed Manafort's suits during the raid.

What Is Robert Mueller looking for?  Robert Mueller is the special counsel appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in May 2017 to probe the nature and extent of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.  The investigation began in October 2016 under President Barack Obama when the FBI took seriously the boast of Carter Page, one of candidate Donald Trump's foreign policy advisers, that he had worked for the Kremlin.  The FBI also had transcripts of telephone conversations and copies of emails and text messages of Trump campaign personnel that had been supplied to it by British intelligence.  Connecting the dots, the FBI persuaded a judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to issue a search warrant for the surveillance of Page, an American.  Page never registered as a foreign agent, and working for the Kremlin and not registering as a foreign agent is a crime for which the FBI should have investigated Page.

DiGenova: Conduct by Mueller, Rosenstein an 'Embarrassment,' Undermines Equal Enforcement.  Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova ripped Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for his conduct in regard to the Mueller probe.  DiGenova, a former U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, said on "Hannity" that Rosenstein is "an embarrassment to this administration."  He said it is unfortunate that due to the political climate, Rosenstein cannot be fired.  DiGenova said that Rosenstein should have recused himself from some parts of the investigation, because he is a witness as to whether or not obstruction of justice occurred in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

What Is the FBI Hiding?  Bit by bit, congressional investigators have wrested important truths from a recalcitrant Federal Bureau of Investigation about its suspect 2016 election dealings.  But there's one secret the G-men jealously guard:  how central that Steele dossier was from the start.

Rosenstein Memo confirming Mueller could investigate Manafort came a week after raid on Manafort's home.  Paul Manafort has moved to have the October 27, 2017 Indictment, and subsequent Superseding Indictment, dismissed on the ground, among others, that Robert Mueller has exceeded the authority granted him on May 17, 2017, when he was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  The argument is that the indictment of Manafort for business dealings is unrelated to and took place years before 2016 Russian election interference and alleged collusion.  I made a similar point with regard to the guilty plea of Michael Flynn for lying with regard to post-election transition matters, Why is Robert Mueller even investigating the presidential transition?

Leak that Trump is not a 'criminal target' of Mueller team looks like manipulation.  Obstruction would be a process crime.  We have no information about what exactly might be in such a report, but there have been suggestions that President Trump's firing of James Comey as FBI head — his clear constitutional prerogative — could be taken as obstruction.  I am no lawyer, but this would require mind-reading of a high order.  And criminalizing the exercise of constitutionally stipulated powers seems highly dubious.

Democrats, get set to lose your 'collusion' delusions.  What happens if President Trump is innocent?  The Washington Post recently reported that special counsel Robert Mueller has informed Trump's attorneys that the president isn't considered a target of a criminal investigation.  If, after more than a year, a team of seasoned and aggressive investigators with nearly unlimited access and autonomy couldn't dig up any substantial evidence linking the president to criminality, the idea that Trump will be implicated by Mueller, much less face an indictment, is farfetched.  And the dream of impeachment?  Well, that would probably die, as well.  Much of the case for the impeachment of Trump is tethered to the alleged illegitimacy of his election — and much of that case relies on the findings of the Mueller investigation.  Judging from the reaction we've seen so far to the reports that Trump is merely a subject, but not a target, of the special counsel, it seems most Democrats haven't fully prepared themselves for the eventuality that the investigation may end up vindicating Trump.

California Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris Cracks DEATH JOKE About President Trump.  California Senator and Democrat 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris laughed hysterically after cracking a 'death joke' about President Donald Trump during an appearance on "The Ellen Show" Thursday [4/5/2018].

GOP Will Soon Reap What Dems Sowed In Their Resistance.  We must be close to the point where Robert Mueller has to decide whether he is going to acknowledge that the cause for which his special-counsel investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election was set up — after the illegal leaking of a contested account of a conversation with the president by James Comey immediately after he was fired as director of the FBI — has been thoroughly plumbed and has yielded interesting information about Russian endeavors but no evidence whatever of any collusion with any substantial American political party.  There obviously is no such evidence, despite 18 months of tearing everything apart, and shock-and-awe prosecutions of peripheral people for unconnected alleged offenses, all by a rabidly partisan Trump-hating gang of partially lawless vigilantes recruited by Mr. Mueller for the task.

Want to Make Trump Even More Popular?  Keep Attacking Him.  The latest poison ivy patch that Trump-haters ventured into is a porn actress named Stormy Daniels.  "Poison Ivy" might be a suitable name, too, and equally as titillating for someone in her chosen profession.  Accusations, all unsubstantiated, of a decade-old one-night stand with citizen Donald Trump are expected to lead to impeachment and resignation.  No, Stormy Daniels was not a White House intern playing "hide the cigar" in the Oval Office with the sitting president.  She made no accusations of rape or harassment.  She wasn't discovered after James Carville dragged a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park.  Yet she was given a full hour on "60 Minutes" to tell her story.  This is the same story she previously denied, multiple times.  Similar to the "Access Hollywood" tapes, this interview's sole purpose was to damage or better yet destroy the president of the United States.

President Trump Should Play Hardball With Robert Mueller.  Most of the time, practicing criminal law is pretty simple.  Since the vast majority of clients are guilty as charged and lack the financial resources to pay for a trial, you cut a plea deal and do the best you can at sentencing.  But if you have an innocent client who is the target of an investigation or has already been charged, things can get complicated.  How to save your client from being unjustly arrested or convicted?  Should you resist and fight?  Or should you cooperate with the prosecution and lay your client bare in an effort to demonstrate his innocence?

Just How Naive Is Robert Mueller?  I've been reading this indictment of the thirteen people who supposedly disrupted the 2016 election.  Are you kidding me?  These are intelligence agents.  I mean, some of them may be contractors employed by Russian intelligence, but either way, it's the equivalent of saying the CIA doesn't know what it's doing.  You don't indict intelligence agents.  There's no point to it.  There's no possible outcome that's better than monitoring the agents, wiretapping the agents, sending spies to collaborate with the agents, or, in a best-case scenario, turning the agents.  Given the choice between a public indictment and a secret operation, there are about 700 arguments for secrecy, while I can think of only one for going public:  Maybe they will let their guard down.  Otherwise, why would we publish a 37-page document telling them what we know and, by implication, what we don't know?

Time to End Mueller's Investigation About Nothing.  Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sprawling investigation into "Trump-Russia collusion" has devolved into a ludicrous media spectacle, a meandering situation comedy "about nothing" that is in quest of something, anything to be about.  If, after all of these months of investigation, he has no evidence of Trump colluding with Russia, then the conclusion is clear:  it simply didn't happen.  In recent weeks and months, the media has been busy dumpster-diving in Moscow for Russian Facebook bots, and chasing hot tips from a Russian prostitute turned part-time sex seminarist resisting extradition to Russia from a Bangkok jail.

Louie Gohmert Says Mueller Should Be Fired.  The handful of congressional Republicans calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be fired added a high-profile member of the House Judiciary Committee to their ranks on Wednesday [3/21/2018].  Texas representative Louie Gohmert said in no uncertain terms Wednesday [3/21/2018] that he wants Mueller's Russia investigation dismantled.  "I think Mueller should be fired," Gohmert said.  "He needs to go....  He should never have been appointed and he should never have accepted."

It's time for Mueller to produce evidence of wrongdoing by Trump or drop it.  Trump is well aware (and fond of reminding us on Twitter) that there is no sign so far of evidence to support the charges of collusion that supposedly launched the entire inquiry.  He might feel tempted to let the investigation play out, eventually basking in the exoneration he could claim from the resulting nonfindings.  But that presumes two things:  that there are indeed no hidden bombshells yet to uncover, and that the Mueller team will not scramble to find something to justify the large amounts of time and money it has spent.  Dissuading Trump from firing Mueller is one thing; singing the praises of Mueller is quite another.  This investigation does not deserve to be unplugged, but nor does it deserve to be applauded.

Michael Moore to Dems: 'Never Forget' You're 'Electing the Jury for Impeachment'.  Filmmaker Michael Moore urged Democratic voters to remember that they are voting for the impeachment of President Trump in the upcoming midterm elections.  "I am optimistic.  I have a thread of optimism still in me.  I believe we will, in November, see a tsunami of people coming to the polls and after that I hope you, both of you, and the other senators, do their job," Moore said during a town hall on "Inequality in America:  The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle Class" organized by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Monday evening [3/19/2018].

Where's Waldo?  Collusion must either manifest itself in objectively pro-Kremlin policy or it is nothing.  The three clearest indicators to watch are actions which reduce US oil output, cripple American military readiness and retreat before Putin in Syria.

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Obama did all three.

Sessions makes his move.  Back in 2011, the indomitable Peter Schweizer published Throw Them All Out, a detailed examination of political corruption as it is actually practiced in the halls of Congress.  In his investigation, Schweizer found one single member of Congress against whom no allegations could be held — who had never taken a dime that was not his, had never cut any backroom deals, had never, simply put, played the game.  That individual was Jeff Sessions.  That fact is all you need to know to understand why Donald Trump selected Sessions for the Department of Justice, and why Sessions has followed the course he has in taking on the "Russia collusion" coup effort.

Congressman suggests Second Amendment as means of opposing Trump.  A Democratic congressman from Long Island implied that Americans should grab weapons and oppose President Trump by force, if the commander-in-chief doesn't follow the Constitution.  Rep. Tom Suozzi made the remark to constituents at a town hall last week, saying that folks opposed to Trump might resort to the "Second Amendment."  "It's really a matter of putting public pressure on the president," Suozzi said in a newly released video of the March 12 talk in Huntington.  "This is where the Second Amendment comes in, quite frankly, because you know, what if the president was to ignore the courts?  What would you do?  What would we do?"

Trump Rips Mueller Investigation.  He's Right.  As we and many others have pointed out many times, there is no proper predicate for Mueller's purported investigation.  There was never a crime in the first place.  Mueller was improperly given a general mandate to poke around and see if he could find someone to indict, for anything, or worse yet, trick someone into committing an indictable offense.  The Mueller investigation is a final insult to the rule of law that was bequeathed to us, in effect, by the outgoing, corrupt Obama administration.

Threats Against Trump Made by John Brennan and Samantha Power Must Be Investigated.  Two ominous tweets, one written by former CIA Director John Brennan, the other by former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power, openly threaten a sitting president — President Trump.  This must be investigated.  Both of these tweets raise enormous questions, not only about what is meant by these threats, but what kind of inside information these former Obama officials might be receiving from unauthorized sources.

CNN's absurd reaction to Andrew McCabe's firing.  Switch to CNN, and one would be told that it was Trump who did the firing, that Sessions did it to keep his job.  Barely mentioned was the fact that the recommendation to fire McCabe came from the FBI's own Office of Personal Responsibility (OPR), an almost unprecedented event.  Don Lemon and his guests were apoplectic that this "fine and respected" man has had his pension taken away.  They were not concerned at all about what he may have done to elicit the OPR's recommendation that he be fired.  Not one bit.  This bunch takes as factual that Trump is evil and that he colluded with Russia, even though they know very well that he did not.  They know that the whole "Trump colluded with Russia" theory was dreamed up by the Clintons to excuse and explain her loss to the man her crowd and the media thought had no chance of victory.  But they still think the American people are so dumb that we don't know what they know.

Mueller's Investigation Flouts Justice Department Standards.  These columns have many times observed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's failure to set limits on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.  To trigger the appointment of a special counsel, federal regulations require the Justice Department to identify the crimes that warrant investigation and prosecution — crimes that the Justice Department is too conflicted to investigate in the normal course; crimes that become the parameters of the special counsel's jurisdiction.  Rosenstein, instead, put the cart before the horse:  Mueller was invited to conduct a fishing expedition, a boundless quest to hunt for undiscovered crimes, rather than an investigation and prosecution of known crimes.

Sean Penn's debut novel is Trump assassination porn.  Who knew that Sean Penn was a novelist?  Well, that may be a misnomer.  More accurately, he thinks he's a novelist.  His first effort in that regard comes in at a super-light 176 pages — a light book from a super-lightweight intellect.  In it, Penn apparently gushes Trump-hatred that even he should be embarrassed about.  According to this report in the Daily Mail, the novel revolves around the activities of the main character, Bob Honey, described as an "American man, entrepreneur, and part-time assassin."  The assassin's target?  A president who sounds remarkably like Donald Trump.

Enough with the Russia nonsense.  After more than a year of Robert Mueller's goon squad looking for a scintilla of evidence of any collusion with Russia, the conclusion is obvious.  It is a pack of lies.  "Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, a finding that is sure to please the White House and enrage panel Democrats," the Associated Press reported.  "After a yearlong investigation, Texas Rep. Mike Conaway announced Monday [3/12/2018] that the committee has finished interviewing witnesses and will share the report with Democrats on Tuesday.  Conaway is the Republican leading the House probe, one of several investigations on Russian meddling in the 2016 elections."  Democrats lied.

Mueller's new fishing hole: 'Conspiracy to defraud the government'.  Special counsel Robert Mueller is invoking a new charge in his Captain Queeg search for the lost strawberries.  He is looking to tie Trump and his aides to a "conspiracy to defraud the government charge."  What makes this such a stretch is that Mueller apparently doesn't have to tie it to a criminal action.  This puts a lot more of Trump aides in danger of being ensnared in Mueller's ever widening net.

This Is What A Police State And 'High Crimes And Misdemeanors' Really Look Like.  As ever more deliberately concealed evidence is being uncovered of factual "collusion" between the Obama White House, the failed presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and Russia; of professional operatives in our intelligence services openly trying to first, cripple the campaign of Donald Trump, and then, having failed at that criminal objective, to delegitimize his presidency; and of secretly funded far-left anarchist groups proudly preaching violence against those they oppose, it seems the perfect time to ask three questions:  First, what is the definition of a "Police State?"  Second, what is the definition of "Treason?"  And last, what — as defined in the Constitution of the United States of America — is the meaning of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors?"

Tom Steyer Triples Down On Obsession With Painting Trump As An Insane Madman.  Democratic money man Tom Steyer is constructing a panel of mental health officials and nuclear weapons experts to support his months-long campaign to impeach President Donald Trump.  Steyer, a former hedge fund manager turned liberal activist, plans on cobbling together a group of experts Monday night to discuss Trump's mental health and his nuclear ambitions.  It's part of his mission to oust Trump.

Lefties now question the Russian narrative.  Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor of the progressive magazine, The Nation.  She is married to Stephen F. Cohen, her senior by 21 years.  He is 79 and professor emeritus of Russian studies at Princeton University and New York University. [...] Cohen is troubled by one thing:  it has been a year now and none of the 35 memos in the Russian dossier have proved true.

Trump Impeachment Protester:  Growing Economy is 'Obama's Doing'.  Protesters at the recent People's March on Washington against President Trump explained why they want to see the president removed from office.  The official website for the protest stated, "We will take to the streets to demand the impeachment and removal of Donald Trump and to fight to protect the rights of all marginalized people, equal rights, social justice, our safety as citizens, and our democratic process."  Bethany from New York said Trump's handling of climate change influenced her to attend the march and call for Trump's impeachment.

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How much has the climate changed in your lifetime?  What is President Trump supposed to do about changes in the weather?  If you have courtroom-quality evidence that Donald Trump is negligent, bring on the impeachment.  But if this is all you've got, give it up.

The left's wild fantasies about finding crimes to topple Trump.  Even in the worst case for Trump, Mueller is unlikely to charge him with a crime.  There is longstanding Office of Legal Counsel guidance that it's unconstitutional to indict a president while he's in office.  The worst case for Trump is probably a report by Mueller that could become, in effect, an impeachment referral.  Much will depend on the facts; on whether Mueller is willing to stand aside if he doesn't find anything to justify his continued investigation; and on who wins Congress this year — and, if the Democrats, by how much.  But there can be little doubt that, in their hearts, most Democrats have decided for impeachment.  The fighting now may be mere skirmishing compared to the larger political war to come.

Black Dems take lead in push to impeach Trump.  Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are proving central to efforts to impeach President Trump.  Black lawmakers say that's the result of Trump repeatedly stirring racial controversies, from personally attacking two members of the caucus to casting equal blame on white supremacists and counterprotesters for fatal violence in Charlottesville, Va., last summer.  Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), former head of the CBC, said the bitter feelings originated well before Trump arrived in office, when the real estate mogul began raising doubts about former President Obama's birthplace — and, by extension, his authority to be president.

From Conspiracy Theories to Conspiracies.  [Scroll down]  Any "resistance" aimed at removing a president would also involve the proverbial street and popular culture.  A good way might be to implant to such a degree the idea of killing or harming the president that it would become something more than just a sick fantasy, but become contextualized as an act of near patriotism across the broader culture.  Celebrities accordingly might dream out loud at rallies of blowing up the White House.  Or a movie star might announce to his audience his hopes for a repeat of a John Wilkes Booth-style assassination.  Or a state legislator might post hopes that someone would kill the president.  Or a rapper might release a video in which the president is shown shot.  Or a comedian on camera might hold up a facsimile of the bloody severed head of the president.  Or a New York troupe might perform public plays in which the president each evening is ritually stabbed to death.  We might also see and hear ad nauseam from actors and other celebrities expressing desires to beat him to a pulp, or hang him, or shoot him — all the insidious efforts not of those easily disregarded as unhinged, but of those with public personas, and with the effect of incrementally normalizing violence against the president.  Late night comedians might vie with each other in their profanity and scatology, ridiculing the president with references to him fellating a foreign leader.  Who knows, a secret service agent might even post a brag that she would not be willing to "take a bullet" to defend the likes of this president.  Or a left-wing zealot might think shooting Republican congressmen was doing his part to thwart the evil Trump agenda.  All that, too, transpired in Trump's first year.

Unhinged: Michael Moore assails Trump, 'unfit,' 'narcissist, 'sociopath,' 'threat to humanity'.  One of the chief organizers of Monday's counter-State of the Union in New York City is charging that President Trump needs to be overthrown before he ends the world.  Really.

Hard-Left Labour Chairman Called for Execution of President Trump.  The hard-left female chairman of a local Labour Party association in the United Kingdom has blamed "creepy, nasty, hateful and untrue attacks by bitter men" after her call for Donald Trump to be shot became public.  Caragh Skipper was an officer of a local branch of Momentum, the hard-left grassroots group which has carried avowed socialist and Venezuelan regime supporter Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party at the time of her comments.

Embattled FBI Agent Text References Trump Impeachment.  The latest batch of text messages between the pair of embattled FBI agents at the center of the Special Counsel's probe into President Donald Trump's campaign and alleged Russian collusion reveals that one of the agents may have seen his participation in the investigation as a path to "impeaching" President Trump, said several congressional sources.  The recent text messages between FBI special agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page were turned over last week by the Department of Justice to six congressional committees.  Those text messages, as previously reported, shed new light on the political leanings, unvarnished bias and possibly a concerted effort by some members of the FBI to influence Robert Mueller's Special Counsel investigation, congressional sources reveal.

'Impeach Trump' parties [are] the left's 'I Am Stupid' moment.  Not all those of the anti-Trump left are adult-age basement dwellers.  There are plenty of other Democrats out there living independently of their parents, independently of their growing-years' caretakers.  Illegals, for instance.  Mental hospital patients, to name some more.  And, to toss out the names of even more, some members of government-funded arts coalitions, progressive activism groups and multi-millionaires' clubs — on that last, the ones mostly with the motto, "I Got Mine and Now I Want To Stop You From Getting Yours."  Tom Steyer, billionaire hedge fund manger-turned major anti-Trumper, seems to fit that last class.  He's the guy who's launched the "Need to Impeach" campaign and who's now using it as a platform to rock the impeachment vote around the country against a president who is probably the most populist-minded, America First type of leader this country's seen since Ronald Reagan.

House rejects Democratic effort to impeach Trump as shutdown looms.  The House on Friday once again rejected an effort by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) to impeach President Trump, in a sign of inflamed partisan tensions ahead of a midnight deadline to avoid a government shutdown.  Green, who has agitated for Trump's impeachment for months, forced a procedural vote on articles of impeachment following Trump's Oval Office comments last week describing some nations as "[bad] countries" while expressing a preference for immigrants from places like Norway.  It failed by a 355-66 vote, with three Democrats voting "present."

Under the New Trump Standard, Why Wasn't Obama Impeached?  In the era of President Donald Trump, Democrats think presidents should be impeached over policy differences.  In Trump's case, the Democrats accuse him of winning the election by "colluding" with Russia to win.  After nearly a year of investigations, there does not appear to be any evidence.  Yet many Democrats have already called for impeachment.  In truth, Democrats want this President out because they don't like him or his policies.

Trump's doctor dismisses dementia fears: 'That's just tabloid psychiatry'.  White House physician Ronny Jackson on Tuesday [1/16/2018] said the idea that President Trump has mental health issues was "tabloid psychiatry," dismissing a claim that some mental health experts are making even though they haven't examined the president.  "People shouldn't be making those types of assessments about the president unless they've had the opportunity to get to know him and examine him, and in my opinion, that's just tabloid psychiatry and I'm not going to address it or fall into responding to those kinds of questions or accusations," Jackson told reporters during Tuesday's White House press briefing when asked to respond to doctors who have said they believe the president shows signs of dementia.

Killing Trump Is Deep State's 'Plan C,' Warns Adviser Roger Stone.  Roger Stone, a longtime Trump adviser and confidant, certainly knows his way around Washington, having worked as a senior campaign aide to Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Senator Bob Dole as well as having held many other political positions.  This proximity to the Deep State is what makes his claim, expressed in a recent wide-ranging interview with The New American magazine's Alex Newman, that much more eyebrow-raising.

Yale Professor Suggests That Trump Should Be Locked in Loony Bin to Save Human Race from Extinction.  While we are commenting on the psychiatric health of people we have not personally examined... Bandy X. Lee accuses Trump of "projecting."  Could she be projecting herself?

The Madness of the Anti-Trump Shrinks.  [Scroll down]  There were no drums when Bandy X. Lee, the organizer of Yale's 'Duty to Warn' conference showed up on Capitol Hill to "brief" Dem politicians about Trump's mental illness that she diagnosed over Twitter.  Lee, a self-proclaimed expert on the prison system, apparently isn't even currently licensed to practice.  But on Twitter, Bandy X. Lee explained that she had been "licensed on two continents," has "excellent credentials," a "flawless ethics history" and speaks "four languages."  On Vox, Lee claimed that Trump's recognition of Jerusalem was a "pathological" example of him "resorting to violence".  Then she blamed him for "an increase in schoolyard bullying."  Appearing on MSNBC, she warned that Trump "could be the end of humankind."  All this craziness didn't stop Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Rep. Jamie Raskin from inviting her for briefings.  Around the same time that Fraenkel was beating his drum in Manhattan, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump was released by Macmillan.  The book contained unsolicited accusations and diagnoses from "27 psychiatrists and mental health experts".  It was edited by Bandy X. Lee.

Psych Prof Who Called Trump 'Mentally Impaired' May Not Have A License To Practice.  The Yale University psychology professor who called President Trump "mentally impaired" appears to lack a valid license to practice psychiatry in her home state of Connecticut.  The professor, Bandy Lee, made the headlines over the past few days when she made a diagnosis of the president as suffering from a "mental impairment" that would disqualify him from the highest office in the land.  Following Lee's comments, the American Psychiatric Association released a statement on Tuesday warning members of its profession to refrain from making public diagnoses of public figures like Trump without a proper medical exam.

American Psychiatric Assoc Calls for End to 'Armchair' Psychiatry on Trump.  The media is falling all over itself in questioning Donald Trump's mental fitness in serving as president of the United States.  He has responded in tweets that he is a "very stable genius," but that doesn't satisfy the press's pre-conceived notions that he is unfit for office.  In light of all of this grasping at straws, the American Psychiatric Association issued a call on Tuesday [1/9/2018] for the end of all of this "armchair" psychiatry.

Unstable Yale Psychiatrist Who Labeled Trump Unstable Recants Armchair Diagnosis.  Anti-Trump Yale professor Dr. Bandy Lee told reporters she wants to "physically constrain" President Trump, evaluate him in constraints and then frogmarch him from office.  Dr. Lee is worried though that it might come off looking like a like a coup!

Treat 'Mental Health' Talk Against Trump Like The Coup Attempt It Is.  Trump is unlike any previous president of the United States.  Voters knew this when they chose him over Hillary Clinton.  And there is nothing about Trump now that suggests his mental state is any different or worse or dangerous than when voters elected him, or when they first encountered him on gossip pages and in reality television decades ago.  To suggest otherwise is to undermine the democratic election of presidents, and to do so would be far more damaging to the country than anything Trump's actually done.  It is particularly noteworthy that members of an elite are calling for his ouster when Trump's election was partly in response to anger at mismanagement by members of the media and political establishment.  Talk of mental health and a 25th Amendment removal, "by force if necessary," is talk of a coup, just as it was in the TV show "24."

Liberals Have Become Tragically Addicted To "Impeachment Porn".  Oh, these pathetic, misguided liberals... they gather in circles holding the latest anti-Trump diatribe in one hand while the other hand ventures off doing what liberal hands too often obsessively do these days.  At what point does the need for self-gratification become potentially terminal self-abuse?

Maxine Waters Tweets Bizarre Poem In Support Of Mueller.  California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters tweeted out what appeared to be a poem Wednesday in support of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  Waters sent a special message to Mueller over Twitter as he put together his federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. [...] Waters has been a staunch Trump opponent, calling on fellow Democrats to impeach him.  During the Women's March Convention in Detroit, Waters led an "impeach 45" chant with other attendees.

Beware Romney & Trump Impeachment Attempts.  Two Democrats were just sworn in to the Senate this week:  Doug Jones of Alabama and Tina Smith of Minnesota.  One man waits in the wings to do the same — former GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.  The Trump White House is likely watching the Senate developments very closely as they could prove pivotal to ongoing attempts to destroy the Trump presidency.

Deep State Boasts:  We're Sabotaging Trump From the Inside.  In a recent pre-Christmas interview with C-SPAN, Roger Stone, a former adviser to President Trump, dropped a bombshell:  Members of President Trump's own Cabinet are plotting to remove him.  According to Stone, his sources within the administration say administration officials have discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to boot the president out of office.  Stone's sensational charges came only a few days after top members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), commonly known as "the American establishment," crowed that operatives of the "Deep State" (their fellow CFR members) inside the Trump administration are writing and deciding policy contrary to President Trump's announced agenda.

Democrats Are Headed for a Major Clash over Impeachment.  After bruising defeats in Virginia, New Jersey, and Alabama, Republicans are bracing for the possibility that Democrats take back the House in 2018 — and Democrats, after a year in the wilderness, are beginning to seriously debate the political ramifications of impeaching Donald Trump if they do.  For months, the Democratic base has been agitating for leadership to take more aggressive steps to censure the president.  Until now, the idea of impeaching Trump has taken a backseat to more prosaic concerns.  But if Democrats take back the House, that conversation will quickly enter the mainstream — as will the attendant political risks.

The Sorcerer's Apprentices:  FBI, DOJ, GPS, DNC.  So shocked by Trump's win in the 2016 election, the Progressive left and their partners in partisanship, the media, went into paroxysms of despair and disbelief. [...] They would leave no stone unturned to demolish this man they considered so beneath them.  Why?  Because what if he succeeded?  What if he did jumpstart the economy?  What if he did close down the border and more jobless Americans found work?  What if he did manage to bring manufacturing back to the US?  Boost the stock market?  What if he did abrogate all the Obama regulations that had for eight years strangled the American economy?  That would all be very bad for the Left.  African Americans might finally realize that the Democratic Party has been the albatross around their necks for at least two generations.  No.  Trump could not be allowed to remain in office and succeed.

How Trump Dominated Mueller and Tricked Democrats.  Trump is facing the Salem witch trials.  Democrats are a runaway mob and want his blood.  Many Trump supporters are desperate for Trump to get in front of this mob and explain how he is innocent, that he is a nationalist who is strengthening the military, modernizing the nuclear forces, protecting America against an EMP attack, selling weapons to Ukraine, and increasing oil production, so quite clearly, he is not Putin's agent, and they should all please stop their nonsensical protesting and turn around.  But Trump never made a serious effort to logically reason this out with his enemies.  It isn't his style.

The movement to impeach Trump is just beginning.  Before you settle down for a long winter's nap with adult visions of sugar plums, consider a key fact about the 2018 midterm elections:  We already know what they're going to be about.  Republicans, thanks to their last-minute tax triumph, will run on a pro-growth agenda.  If the middle-class tax cuts work as promised, if the economy cooperates by continuing to expand by 3 percent or more and produces jobs, jobs, jobs, the GOP will have a strong message to sell.  It will need one to protect its narrow margins in Congress, especially because the majority party usually loses seats in the first midterms.  Democrats, on the other hand, have no message, no leader and nothing to brag about.  That leaves a vacuum, which is being filled with one idea:  impeaching President Trump.

Law-Abiding Citizens.  In the past few weeks the leftists have all sounded more like the Tea Party than anything else, arguing that the Mueller investigation into collusion is some sort of Constitutionally guaranteed process that Donald Trump had better not interfere with, or he will be hounded out of office by raging mobs of Antifa, BLM and Hollywood stars.  Eric Holder, mastermind of such great examples of Constitutionality like Waco and Fast and Furious, who is the only American Attorney General to be held in contempt of Congress, threatened to unleash the power of Antifa on America's streets should Donald Trump fire Mueller.  This is seditious, it is the ultimate threat of domestic insurrection.  No laws have been violated by Trump, the Constitution has not been violated and since a Special Counsel is highly suspect as a Constitutional act itself, there are no grounds for unleashing such insurrection other than to take control of the government.

Beware the Trump Coup.  [A]s far as I can see, President Trump's record thus far is completely untarnished — as being a "big meany" is not a High Crime.  To date, the Mueller hit squad has found exactly squat regarding Trump ties to neither Russia, nor anything else that is an impeachable offense.  You can bet the farm that if anyone had found something — anything to sink Trump, it would have been leaked.  The left has employed every dirty trickster they can find to dig up something that might be construed as "treason, bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors" (Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution).  They have not found, nor will they find anything.

Pelosi On Calls For Trump To Resign:  I Don't Think He Should Have Been President.  The drama between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and President Donald Trump has reached absurd heights.  First, there was that rather tweet from the president, which was not out of the ordinary.  He accused Gillibrand of doing "anything" for campaign contributions.  Gillibrand said this was a sexist smear, despite the president using that line on pretty much everyone.  This all is part of the ongoing sexual harassment reckoning on the Hill and elsewhere.  Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is gone, and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has signaled his intention to leave... whenever that may be.

Maxine Waters Makes Teens Chant 'Impeach 45' at 'Teen Vogue Summit': 'Let's talk about it in church'.  Maxine Waters was a guest of Teen Vogue and was interviewed about why she's calling on young teens to resist our president.  This sick behavior by a grown woman smells like sedition. [...] Congresswoman Maxine Waters is desperate to "Impeach 45," and she's pleading with teenagers to follow her example and push her political agenda in church, and everywhere else.

David Brock May Be Illegally Funding An Effort To Impeach Trump.  David Brock's Media Matters for America appears to be granting hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable funds to political groups that are trying to impeach the president and unseat Republicans across the nation.  Brock's Media Matters for America is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has tax-exempt status.  That tax-exempt status comes with an important caveat: the non-profit is barred from participating in political activity — funding or otherwise — that is in support or opposition to a candidate for office.

It's Time for Congress to Pass the 'John McCain Rule'.  [Scroll down]  The manufactured "Russian dossier" on Donald Trump is simply a little "payback" for questioning President Obama's legitimacy.  The Left will never give up, they will crawl over broken glass and will not rest until they unseat President Trump.

'Morning Joe' contemplates Trump's mental 'stability' after dry-mouth speech.  The panel on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" suggested Thursday [12/7/2017] that President Trump is suffering from diminished mental capacity after he delivered a speech and slurred some of his words toward the end.  Republican strategist and MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt, a regular on the show, said Trump appeared to have an "impairment" and called it "chilling" to watch.  "This is not the person that we knew even three years ago. ... There's a remarkable change," said host Joe Scarborough.  "He seemed like he was almost hanging on to the prompter and hanging on to the words," co-host Mika Brzezinski said.  "Something, I don't know. ... There was a struggle happening."

Trump impeachment vote fails overwhelmingly.  House Democrats overwhelmingly joined Republicans on Wednesday to defeat an attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.  But 58 Democrats supported the bid to consider impeachment over the objections of House Democratic leaders, who viewed the measure as a distraction in a Republican-controlled Congress.  The motion to sideline the measure — killing the effort — was approved 364-58, with four Democrats voting present.

House Overwhelmingly Rejects Trump Impeachment Vote.  The House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green's bill to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday on the House floor.  Green and five other House Democrats, introduced articles of impeachment against the president in November and listed a number of reasons they believe Trump should be impeached.  He mentioned obstruction of justice, a violation of the Constitution's foreign emoluments clause, a violation of the Constitution's domestic emoluments clause, undermining the federal judiciary process and undermining the press.

The nearly 60 Dems who voted for impeachment.  An unexpectedly high number of Democrats voted in favor of an effort to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump on Wednesday, revealing the growing agitation among liberals to remove him from office.  The House voted overwhelmingly 364-58 to table a resolution from Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) laying out articles of impeachment against Trump, with four Democrats voting "present."  All Republicans voted with 126 Democrats to defeat the resolution.  Those Democrats included Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.), who announced ahead of the vote they would vote to table the effort.

The quest for collusion is over as the desperate shriek for impeachment begins.  The quest for collusion is over.  Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's Russia investigation has not — either through leaks or announced indictments — revealed any collusion, and Democrats and their allies in the liberal mainstream media know that it never will.  This reality is setting in among the president's clearer-thinking foes, and they are transitioning to an obstruction of justice claim in an effort to sustain the fight with President Trump.  Mueller's investigation has been looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election since May.  His team has made a number of consequential findings, but none of them establish collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.  We would know by now if anyone close to Trump had actually colluded with Russia to impact the 2016 campaign.  The only thing we know for certain is that Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn have been indicted for or admitted to things that fall short of collusion and have nothing to do with the president.  The Democrats know their faux-outrage over collusion is hollow and spent.

The Attempted Trump Coup.  Last year, before the election, a "Dossier" was assembled with the aid of a British former agent and a company formed by several former reporters called "Fusion GPS" [...] The Democrats seem to be banking on a possible impeachment.  Even if they could not get the Senate to convict, unlikely to have a Democrat majority any time soon, a House resolution of impeachment would be sweet revenge for Bill Clinton.

The Irrational, Unshakable Faith of the Collusion Conspiracists.  Michael Flynn pled guilty to a single count of lying to the FBI.  Instantly the Trump impeachment mob was high fiving and laying bets how soon the trail would lead to Trump and force his exit.  ABC's Brian Ross added to the frenzy when he breathlessly blurted that Flynn was cooperating with Muller, and would testify that, during the campaign, Candidate Trump had directed him to contact the Russians.  The mob went wild.  Smoking gun!  Collusion!  Treason!  By the next day, Ross and ABC had to backpedal in disgrace:  The direction to Flynn came after the election, not before.  That is, it was about transitional diplomacy on behalf of an incoming administration, not about hacking emails or rigging the vote for a candidate in an upcoming election.

It Is Now an Obstruction Investigation.  Many analysts are under the misimpression that it is typical for federal prosecutors to accept guilty pleas on minor charges in exchange for cooperation that helps build a case on major charges.  From this flawed premise, they reason that Mueller is methodically constructing a major case on Trump by accepting minor guilty pleas from Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos for making false statements, and by indicting Paul Manafort and an associate on charges that have nothing to do with Trump or the 2016 election.  That is simply not how it works, strategically or legally.

ABC Suspends "Chief Investigative Correspondent" for Anti-Trump Fake News.  But this is still a report that should never have aired.  And we can now seen how such attacks on Trump don't just harm our political system, but cause financial damage as well.  The media's war on Trump is producing all sorts of collateral damage.  Furthermore, even if Ross' original report had been correct, that is in no way impeachable behavior.  And the media's repeated impeachment-baiting is causing serious harm to our country.

Scarborough Calls Cabinet to Remove Trump From Office With 25th Amendment.  Thursday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," host Joe Scarborough called on President Donald Trump's cabinet to remove him from office using the 25th Amendment.

Morrissey supports killing Donald Trump 'for the safety of humanity'.  British singer Morrissey said he'd kill President Trump "for the safety of humanity" if given the option to eliminate him instantly.  The outspoken former frontman for The Smiths answered affirmatively during a recent interview with German magazine Der Spiegel in response to a hypothetical question about being able to kill Mr. Trump with the push of a button.  "If there was a button here and if you pressed on it, Trump would die dead [sic] — would you push it or not?" Der Spiegel asked Morrissey.  "I would, for the safety of humanity.  It has nothing to do with my personal opinion of his face or his family, but in the interest of humanity I would push," the singer responded.

Steyer:  We Can't Wait To Impeach Trump.  Tom Steyer, a billionaire hedge fund manager and liberal mega-donor, told CNN's Dana Bash on Sunday [11/26/2017] that President Donald Trump should be impeached as soon as possible.  The San Francisco-based mega donor financed a nationwide ad campaign urging Trump's removal from office by Congress for a variety of alleged offenses, including collusion with Russia during the 2016 presidential election and heightened tensions with North Korea.  He put $20 million behind a national ad campaign urging impeachment, which includes both television and digital ads.

Maxine Waters: Impeach Trump — for name-calling!  Maxine Waters loves to talk about millennials, and she's apparently adopted some of their traits, too.  The California congresswoman made an appearance on Bloomberg TV on Thursday and her definition of "high crimes and misdemeanors" — the standard for impeaching a president of the United States — appears to be lowering.

Al Franken's career is collateral damage for the Dems on the way to getting Trump.  The logical steps for getting Trump are clear.  Step one:  Establish that sexual harassment before taking office is sufficient grounds to remove someone from office.  This is the necessary predicate.  Franken's departure from office will establish the purported sincerity of the Democrats in establishing this brand-new principle. [...] Step two:  Apply this doctrine to Roy Moore if he should win the Senate seat for which he running. [...] Step three:  Throw Bill Clinton under the bus. [...] Step four:  As the hysteria mounts, following the blood sacrifices, demand that President Trump be impeached for actions before he took office.

Levin Puts GOP on Notice:  You're Going to Get Trump Impeached!  Don't believe the Democrat-driven anti-Trump hype about Tuesday night's election results, said LevinTV host Mark Levin.  The real blame for the election losses lies with Republican leadership in Congress.  Levin went on to explain that in addition to factors like immigration and Democrat-leaning northern Virginia's increasing political clout, one of the biggest factors Tuesday night — most notably, Ed Gillespie's loss in Virginia's gubernatorial race — was the repeated failures of the do-nothing Republican Congress.  This should serve as a wake-up call, said Levin.  "If the Republican Party doesn't get their act together ... they could well lose the House [in 2018] and I fear they might," Levin said.  "Because they have nothing to run on."  "And if the Republicans lose the House, the president will be impeached," said Levin.

Dems to file new impeachment articles against Trump.  A group of Democrats will file new articles of impeachment against President Trump before Thanksgiving, according to Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), who's leading the charge.  "It is clear to us that he is unfit to be president of the United States of America," Gutiérrez said Wednesday.  Gutiérrez, one of Trump's sharpest critics, declined to specify what grounds the articles will cite, saying only that the Democrats are working with constitutional scholars to solidify their case.

13 Stars Who Imagined Violence Against Donald Trump.  Since the election, several celebrities have voiced their displeasure — even anger — with the Trump administration.  Some have gone so far as to suggest violent measures.  From Robert De Niro to Snoop Dogg, here are nine left-leaning noteworthy people who have fanned themes of violence toward Trump and the GOP.

Michigan Man Charged with Threatening to Assassinate President Trump.  Can you imagine being POTUS and having this threat every day while you're in the WhiteHouse?  The threats are there but this type of threat is frightening because this man is apparently mentally ill.  We were unable to find any pictures of this man.  He made vile and graphic threats to President Trump and was charged.

Principal Apologizes For Trump Tombstone At School Halloween Party.  An elementary school principal in Gloucester is apologizing for a controversial Halloween display at a school party.  The parent teacher organization hosted a fundraiser at West Parish Elementary School Friday night and one of the parents brought in a bean bag toss game that included fake tombstones.  One of them had the name "Don Trump" on it.

ARREST HER! Maxine Waters threatens Trump assassination.  California Congresswoman Maxine Waters has made a name for herself since President Donald Trump was sworn into office.  Waters travels the country and never misses the opportunity to promise the impeachment of the president — including during her friend's eulogy.  Last week, Waters took her anti-Trump hysterics to the next level and vowed to "take Trump out" to a cheering crowd of Democrats.

Hustler founder Larry Flynt offers $10 million for dirt leading to Trump impeachment.  Hustler founder Larry Flynt is running a full-page ad in Sunday's Washington Post offering a $10 million reward for information leading to the impeachment of President Trump, Fox Business reports.  Anchor Liz Claman tweeted a photo of the ad, which reads:  "Larry Flynt and Hustler magazine announce a cash offer of up to $10 million for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office of Donald J. Trump."

CNN, MSNBC Speculate on Removing Trump From Office Via 25th Amendment.  CNN's Wolf Blitzer and MSNBC's Chris Matthews both eagerly speculated on the latest long shot liberal hope to get rid of Donald Trump:  The 25th Amendment.  Building off a mention of it Vanity Fair by Steve Bannon, Blitzer on Thursday [10/12/2017] asked correspondent Jessica Schneider "Tell our viewers who aren't familiar with the 25th Amendment, Jessica, precisely what it does."  She related the dreams of Democrats:  "It lays out the path for removal of the president in cases of inability.  And that's a term that has never been defined or suggested.  So here's what exactly would need to happen to set the 25th Amendment in motion."

Democratic Mega-Donor Demands Democrats Pledge to Impeach Trump.  Tom Steyer, Democratic mega-donor and environmentalist, has demanded Democratic lawmakers and candidates pledge to to push for the impeachment of President Donald Trump if they take control of Congress next year.  Steyer, a California investor and multi-billionaire who donated more than $91 million to Democratic campaigns during the 2016 cycle, issued a letter to Democrats on Wednesday [10/11/2017] demanding a pledge to push for Trump's impeachment, the New York Times reported.

No guts:
House Dem pulls back from forcing impeachment vote.  Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) stopped short of forcing a vote Wednesday on articles of impeachment against President Trump, but insisted his push isn't over yet.  Green announced his intention on the House floor to offer the impeachment articles as a privileged resolution, which under House rules allows any member to force a vote within two legislative days.  The GOP presiding officer moved to consider Green's resolution less than an hour later, but Green didn't show up, allowing the window for consideration to pass for now.

Rep. Maxine Waters: 'Impeachment Is About Whatever the Congress Says It Is'.  Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who previously has called for the impeachment of Donald Trump, on Thursday [9/21/2017] told a Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall on Civil Rights that she expects other members of the black community to back her up:  "Don't come here and tell me, 'Maxine, you keep on doing what you do.'  But when you gonna give me some support?" she asked.

The Editor says...
The loudest voices encouraging Maxine to keep doing what she does are those of the Republicans!  Please do run for President, Maxine!

Explaining the Narcissistic Rage of the Left.  How to account for the scorched-earth hatred of Donald Trump?  He inspires a darkly fanatical dislike, disapproval, and disgust in his most ardent detractors.  He is a distillation for millions of unhappy Americans of all things repugnant, repulsive, and wretched.  The fever pitch at which he has been mocked, ridiculed, condemned, and threatened is beyond anything anyone in living memory has been subject to — let alone a sitting American president.  From Colbert's "holster" to Madonna's fantasy of blowing up the White House to Kathy Griffin's decapitation stunt, and De Niro's thug life wish to "punch him in the face," the gloves are most certainly off — if only to better grasp a bludgeon.  And that's just the celebrities.  Even a state senator from Missouri hoped for Trump's assassination on Facebook.

Crazy Maxine Waters Pushes Trump Impeachment — During a Eulogy!  This is your 21st century version of the Democrat party.  Maxine Waters, who may run for POTUS in 2020 (we are all hoping she does and becomes the nominee) is now pushing the impeachment of Donald Trump during a eulogy!

Hillary's Anti-Presidential Campaign.  After a catastrophic defeat, Hillary has spent her political retirement dividing the country by casting doubt on her opponent's victory.  The Russia conspiracy theory was the brainchild of her political operatives and it helped convince Dems to push for impeachment while calling Republicans, traitors.  The unhinged ravings of Louise Mensch and Keith Olbermann have their origins in her conspiracy theory.  This wasn't a gift to the Dems.  The conspiracy theory was wholly self-serving.  It excused her from any of the blame and prevented the Dems from figuring out what went wrong.  Instead of learning how to talk to the white working class voters they lost, the Democrats reeled further to the left and bet everything on impeachment.

Unapproved Thought Is Violence.  Throughout the eight years of Barack Obama, I was afraid to speak out against the man whom I thought was not who he purported to be.  I thought he was a horrible president without an ounce of honesty or humility, pushing policies that were detrimental to every man, woman, and child in America.  To say so aloud, however, was not permitted, and when I started writing about him, the windows in my house were broken, not once, but twice.  That was then; I wonder what's in store now.  Today you can say anything you want about the current president — talk about killing him in the vilest of ways and it's not a problem.

The Impeachable Offense and the Modern Presidency.  The Trump presidency's legal and other difficulties have brought fresh attention to the uses and limits of the impeachment process.  Jane Chong and Benjamin Wittes have argued that Congress ought at least to initiate a careful examination of the case for impeachment before potentially having to cobble it together on the fly.  Now books are appearing with advice on just that question.

NYT Reporter:  Pelosi Will Impeach Trump If Democrats Take Back The House.  NYT Reporter Jeremy Peters warned President Trump on MSNBC Thursday [9/14/2017] that his "new best friend," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, will move to impeach him if she ever gains control of the House.  The comment after after Pelosi released a statement announcing that Trump "agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law," and also follows POTUS making a deal with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling.

Alan Grayson's anti-Trump mission: 'Lock him up'.  Former Florida Congressman Alan Grayson is trying to rebrand himself as a leader of the anti-Trump movement and has been soliciting donations for what he says will be crowdsourced independent investigations into "Donald Trump and his henchmen."  "This is not an organization for people who have mixed feelings about Donald Trump, or who worry about whether VP Pence would be better or worse, or are willing to let Senate Republicans 'investigate' Trump and leave it at that.  No.  This is an organization for people who have decided that TRUMP MUST GO — and are ready to take action to make that happen," reads one email appeal from Grayson.

Inside the Left's Plans to Occupy Trump.  One week after Charlottesville, "the Resistance" is planning its next move.  Members of a group calling itself "Refuse Fascism" met in five cities around the country on Saturday with the intent to plan and organize nationwide demonstrations later this year.  Their goal, according to Eva Sahana, a 22 year-old organizer, is simply to "drive out the Trump and Pence fascist regime."  The planning is still in its early stages, but the organizers have an idea in mind.  On Saturday, November 4 — approximately a year after President Donald Trump's election — members of the Resistance will descend on America's major cities.  They'll march and demonstrate, as they have in the past, but this time, say organizers, they won't go home at the end of the day.  Instead, the plan is to occupy city centers and parks and not leave until, and only until, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have fallen.

Roger Stone:  Anyone Who Votes for Impeachment 'Would Be Endangering Their Own Life'.  More and more, critics of President Donald Trump wonder if his term in office will be cut short, either by removal via the 25th Amendment or impeachment.  TMZ caught up with former Trump adviser Roger Stone and asked what he thinks might happen.  Suffice to say, he doesn't think it would end well.  First, Stone criticized those who are hoping for Trump's removal.  "The people who are calling for impeachment are the people who didn't vote for him," he said.  "Sorry, he [won].  It's over, you lost."  But if the president is impeached, Stone says, there could be disastrous repercussions.  "You will have a spasm of violence in this country, an insurrection like you've never seen!" Stone warned.  "Both sides are heavily armed."  "This is not 1974," Stone explained.  "The people will not stand for impeachment."

It's Only Going to Get Weirder from Here.  You hear it constantly these days:  "This can't go on."  "Something's got to give." The hope that impeachment is around the corner is an unspoken assumption in much media coverage.  "Trump Is Just Six Senate Votes Away From Impeachment" blared a recent Newsweek headline. (News flash:  He's not.)  The Los Angeles Times ran a forceful — and largely persuasive — editorial titled "Enough is Enough."  It began, "These are not normal times," and then followed with a blistering indictment of elected Republicans who refuse to stand up and speak out about the damage the president is doing to the country and his own party.  But maybe the new abnormal is the new normal, as the last line of the piece suggests:  "This is the seventh in a series."  Part of the problem is that President Trump, in terms of both his personality and his behavior, is like a magnet next to a compass, making it very difficult to get accurate bearings.

Maxine Waters to Trump: 'Not only will we resist you, we will impeach you'.  Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., promised during an awards show acceptance speech that she would not only resist the Trump administration, she would seek to impeach the president.  "I don't care how big you are, I don't care how high you think you are, if you come for me, I'm coming for you," Waters said while accepting the 2017 Black Girls Rock! social humanitarian award earlier in August in Newark, NJ.

Missouri senator who urged Trump assassination booted from committees.  Sorry might not cut it for the Missouri lawmaker who called for President Trump's assassination.  Missouri Senate leaders announced Tuesday [8/22/2017] that Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has been stripped of her committee assignments, just two days after she tried to calm the controversy with a public apology.  Meanwhile, the state's Republican lieutenant governor, Mike Parson, on Tuesday called for the Senate to go into special session to expel Chappelle-Nadal from the body.

St. Louis Newspaper Calls for Resignation of State Senator Who Posted About Trump's Assassination.  One of Missouri's biggest newspapers is calling for Democratic State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal to resign after her controversial Facebook post hoping President Donald Trump will be assassinated.  The editorial board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote Monday that "no clear-thinking public figure" would express hopes for an assassination of the president, no matter how angry she was over his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.  The Missouri Democratic Party, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay, Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, and Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Parson have all called for her resignation, the board noted.

GOP Congressman:  Some Of Us Really Want Mueller To Find Something We Can Use To Impeach Trump.  [Scroll down]  Here's where I gently remind you that 60 percent of Trump supporters openly admit they can't think of anything that Trump could do, or fail to do, as president that would make them disapprove of him.  If the House GOP makes enemies of those people by impeaching him, the midterms will be a catastrophe.  Mueller's evidence would need to be strong enough, and the offense severe enough, that Republicans would have more to fear from swing voters if they didn't act than from the base if they did, which is a high bar.  And to be clear:  Mueller would need to find evidence of a crime, not just "impropriety."

Missouri senator deletes hope for Trump assassination post.  A Missouri lawmaker acknowledged Thursday [8/17/2017] that she posted and later deleted a comment on Facebook about hoping for President Donald Trump's assassination, saying she was frustrated with the president's response to the white supremacist rally and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Secret Service investigating after Mo. senator's Facebook post hoping for Trump's assassination.  Thursday morning, a Missouri State Senator posted a comment on Facebook stating she hoped President Donald Trump will be assassinated.  Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, posted the comment, "No.  I Will.  I hope Trump is assassinated!" in response to a comment from another person who posted about his cousin being on the President's secret service detail and his fear that he will probably receive a visit from the secret service.  A screenshot of the comment was posted to Twitter by KMOX's Mark Reardon.  "Someone wrote a statement on my Facebook and I responded with something that shouldn't have been put up there," Chappelle-Nadal said.

Democrats Launch Website:  "I Stand with Maria" After Far Left Lawmaker Calls for Assassination of POTUS Trump.  Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal hoped for the assassination of President Trump in a Facebook comment on Thursday [8/17/2017] then deleted it in a panic.  She even acknowledged she would get a visit from the Secret Service for her comment.

House Dem introduces measure urging Trump undergo mental exam.  A House Democrat introduced a resolution on Friday [8/18/2017] suggesting that President Trump undergo a physical and mental health exam to help determine whether he is fit for office.  Rep. Zoe Lofgren's (D-Calif.) resolution specifically calls on Vice President Pence and Trump's Cabinet members to "quickly secure the services of medical and psychiatric professionals" to "assist in their deliberations" invoking the 25th Amendment, which outlines presidential removal procedures.  It posits that such an examination by doctors would "determine whether the president suffers from mental disorder or other injury that impairs his abilities and prevents him from discharging his Constitutional duties."

Democrats renew calls for Trump impeachment after his Charlottesville response.  Some House Democrats renewed calls for Congress to impeach President Trump on Tuesday after he resorted to blaming "both sides' for a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend organized by white nationalist groups.

Warning from ex-CIA and FBI counterterrorism analyst: 'the government is going to kill' President Donald Trump.  The signs are all around us that the subversion and worse is afoot among those who feel that the federal government belongs to them, not to the voters of the Republic.  You might even say that think of it as "our thing."  Right out in plain sight, we were warned last week in the words of someone who worked for Robert Mueller when he was head of the FBI.  It was on CNN, so few people saw it, and as CNN habitués, they may not have considered it disturbing.  Nonetheless, host Jake Tapper was sufficiently alarmed to clarify whether this was a metaphor.  It was not.

Fired NSC Aide Reveals Political Warfare Operation Targeting Trump.  A White House National Security Council official has charged that leftist opponents of President Trump are engaged in political warfare operations designed to subvert his presidency and drive him from office.  Rich Higgins, until recently director of strategic planning at the NSC, revealed the program in a seven-page memorandum produced in May that warns of a concerted information warfare campaign by the Marxist left, Islamists, and political leaders and government officials opposed to the populist president.  "The Trump administration is suffering under withering information campaigns designed to first undermine, then delegitimize and ultimately remove the president," Higgins states.

Pro-Hillary TV Personality Suggests Military Coup To Depose Trump.  Chelsea Handler suggested on Friday [8/11/2017] that U.S. generals should carry out a military coup to replace President Trump, who she called "our idiot-in-chief."  "To all the generals surrounding our idiot-in-chief — the longer U wait to remove him, the longer UR name will appear negatively in history," the TV personality wrote on Twitter.  Handler's comments come as the Trump administration, including the Defense Department, are on heightened alert over a rhetorical battle between President Trump and North Korea.

Women's Studies Prof: 'I Wish Someone Would Just Shoot' Trump.  Donald Trump isn't everyone's cup of tea.  Some people love him, some people hate him, and some of us just watch the left howl over the guy while personally feeling kind of "meh" about him as president.  But some Leftist academics, for example, hate him so much they wish for assassination.

USA Today's Impeachment-Push Poll.  Reporters Susan Page and Emma Kinery proclaimed a dark omen in the results, which is why the newspaper asked the poll question.  They said, "Just six months after his inauguration, Americans already are split down the middle, 42%-42%, over whether President Trump should be removed from office, a new USA TODAY/iMediaEthics Poll finds."  What's the impeachable offense?  If a national poll were to emerge with a 42-42 tie over the belief that the moon is made of Swiss cheese, would the subsequent analysis focus on the concentration of moon matter or the irrationality of 42% of the American people?  It doesn't matter that the prospect for impeachment is zero with Republicans in control of Congress.

Former CIA Director Calls For A Coup If Trump Fires Mueller.  In the most vocal opposition to president Donald Trump yet, former CIA Director John Brennan said that if the White House tries to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, government officials should refuse to follow the president orders, as they would be — in his view — "inconsistent" with the duties of the executive branch.  "I think it's the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry that out.  I would just hope that this is not going to be a partisan issue.  That Republicans, Democrats are going to see that the future of this government is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future," Brennan told CNN's Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum, effectively calling for a coup against the president should Trump give the order to fire Mueller.

Psych Profs Call Trump Mentally Unfit, Want Congress to End His Presidency.  Many people on the left have been behaving like escaped mental patients since the election.  Perhaps these professors could give them some assistance.

Psych profs call on Congress to 'end the Trump presidency'.  Five psychiatry professors recently signed an open letter urging Members of Congress to remove President Trump from office on the grounds that he is mentally unfit.  Three of the professors had previously expressed similar concerns in a letter to then-President Obama, and another is part of a group called "Duty to Warn" that seeks to publicize concerns about Trump's mental health.

A House Democrat has filed an article of impeachment against Trump.  Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) on Wednesday [7/12/2017] officially introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump on the grounds of obstructing justice.  "Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump's campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia," he said in a statement.  "It now seems likely that the President had something to hide when he tried to curtail the investigation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and the wider Russia probe," Sherman added.  "I believe his conversations with, and subsequent firing of, FBI Director James Comey constitute Obstruction of Justice."  "I am introducing Articles of Impeachment to begin a long process to protect our country from abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and impulsive, ignorant incompetence."

Democrats Hatch Plans A, B, and C to Impeach Trump.  It's a movement that began before President Donald Trump was sworn into office and the drive for impeachment has gone through many iterations.  The earliest rationale was the Constitution's "emoluments clause," which came amid loose talk of the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia and emerged as the dominant theme.  In lieu of a smoking gun in the Russian matter, the prevailing justification became that Trump tried to obstruct an FBI probe of his former national security adviser.  More recently, the emoluments issue re-emerged when Democratic lawmakers filed lawsuits., Democracy for America, and other progressive or "resistance" groups have been advocating for it.  Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., appears to have gotten the most airtime of anyone in Congress talking about impeaching the president on talk shows and public events.

How Did Trump Earn an Unprecedented Progressive Backlash?  In truth we are back to 2004-2008, when the Left did to George W. Bush what it is now doing to Donald Trump.  Assassination?  Alfred A. Knopf published Nicholson Baker's novel, Checkpoint, about characters fantasizing how to kill Bush.  A guest columnist in the Guardian, Charlie Brooker, wrote to his British readers on the eve of the election fearing that if Bush were reelected, there would be no assassin to shoot him:  "John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr. — where are you now that we need you?"  Do we remember filmmaker Gabriel Range's "Death of a President," the docudrama about Bush's assassination that was a favorite at the Toronto Film Festival?  Cindy Sheehan wrote she wished to go back into time to kill a younger Bush before he could be president.

The Democrats' Latest Plan:  Commit Political Dissidents Like Trump to "Psychiatric" Disposal.  The former Soviet Union possessed many imaginative mechanisms to deal with the problem of enemies of the people who obstructed the path to socialist utopia — now known as "social justice."  One of those mechanisms was the practice of confining individuals who were thinking the wrong thoughts to insane asylums.

Read the 1970s guide to impeachment from the Department of Justice.  Since before even taking office, President Donald J. Trump has been the center of intense impeachment gossip and speculation.  It's garnered such significant interest that even unrelated searches can yield bizarre theories on how it works.

It didn't work with Goldwater either.  Back in 1964, porn publisher Ralph Ginzburg published a bogus "survey" of American psychiatrists claiming that Barry Goldwater was "mentally unfit" to be president.  It did not work out and Mr. Goldwater eventually lost because voters, not "experts" decided.  Well, the idea is "sort of" back, although we are not using psychiatrists but rather the 25th amendment.

Democratic Bill Lays the Groundwork to Remove Trump From Office.  House Democrats are on a mission to educate the American people about a little-known power of the 25th Amendment — the ousting of the president.  Led by freshman Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, a group of growing Democratic co-signers has put forth a bill that could force President Donald Trump from office if he were found mentally or physically unfit.  Although it was introduced in April, the bill has gained steam in the past week as Trump's tweet storms have grown in ferocity.

Beneath the Dignity of the Office.  In fact, Donald Trump has restored dignity to the office, when you consider how Barack Obama soiled the office with his own dissembling, fabrications, and manipulations, not to mention the sort of race hustlers, hoodlums, felons, and traitors routinely welcomed to Obama's White House.  Beneath the dignity of the office:  Bill Clinton spawned the genre.  Obama fertilized it.  Lest we forget, Obama welcomed Al Sharpton 60-70-100 times at the White House.  At the same time, Obama hosted soirees with the Muslim Brotherhood.  Celebrated the swap of five terrorists for U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl in the Rose Garden.  Embraced Rick Ross, notorious rapper indicted for assault and kidnapping, whose ankle bracelet alarm went off at the White House[.]

The crazies continue to try to oust Trump.  Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin of Maryland showed his loonier side this week as he began circulating legislation to remove President Donald Trump as president via the 25th Amendment.  Here we go again with this embarrassing nonsense.  Let's see, they already tried recounts, tried to hijack the Electoral College (Trump's margin over Hillary widened after that), tried to blame Russia, and lastly tried the Emoluments Clause.  After this, then what?

Potemkin Progressivism.  Everywhere there is talk of "resistance," disruption, unrest, even impeachment.  This, even though the thing being resisted is the result of a free, open democratic election and the call for impeachment is not in response to any evidence of a crime, much less a "high crime or misdemeanor" to propel such a proceeding.  And now we have Robert Mueller, bosom buddy of James Comey, as special counsel.  Like Santa Claus, he is making his list and checking it twice, filling his sleigh with Obama and Clinton attack dogs, and preparing to make his round-the-town journey to distribute presents to every deserving boy and girl Democrat.  He has his verdict.  All he needs now is a tort, and that's what those salivating Obama-and-Clinton terriers are for:  digging, digging, digging.  There has to be something, somewhere that they can pin on Trump!  Looked from the outside, you might think that the "progressive" Left were on the march, that they were a rising force, voice of the people, popular-sentiment-against-entrench-interests, etc., etc.

The Architecture of Regime Change.  We are witnessing a desperate putsch to remove Trump before he can do any more damage to the Obama project.  Political, journalistic, and cultural elites of a progressive coastal culture aim at destroying the Trump presidency before it can finish its full four-year term.  The branches of this insidious coup d'état are quite unlikely anything our generation has ever witnessed.

Al Franken warns Dems on Trump impeachment wish, says Pence 'would be worse'.  Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota has a message for fellow Democrats who yearn for President Trump's impeachment:  Be careful what they wish for; they just might get it.  Mr. Franken told the International Business Times on Monday [6/19/2017] that those hoping that the FBI's investigation into Russia's attempts to influence the November presidential election will pave the way for impeachment should consider Vice President Mike Pence's policy preferences.

Franken: Impeaching Trump could lead to 'zealot' Pence.  Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is cautioning his Democratic colleagues that if President Trump is impeached, Vice President Pence would become president and he "would be worse" on domestic issues.  "He's ideological, I consider him a zealot," Franken told International Business Times in an interview published Monday [6/19/2017].  "And I think that in terms of a lot of domestic policy, [Pence] certainly would be worse than Trump."

Impeaching Trump is a Heavy Lift.  Suppose most Americans were to conclude that President Trump is unfit for office.  How long would it take to remove him?  If President Nixon's example provides any guidance, the answer is:  a long time — if ever.

Democrats Warn Trump Congress Will 'Begin Impeachment Proceedings' If He Fires Mueller, Rosenstein.  Several Democrats in Congress warned President Trump on Friday that he will face consequences if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.  "All Americans, regardless of party, agree on the fundamental principle that no one is above the law," Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) told MSNBC Friday [6/16/2017].  "And if President Trump were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, and then [get] special counsel Mueller fired, I believe Congress would begin impeachment proceedings."  Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) echoed Lieu's sentiments, saying that Congress would come together to make sure they overrule Trump's authority on the matter.  "Congress will not allow the president to so egregiously overstep his authority," Schiff said in a statement.

Impeach Trump's Impeachers.  No Dem has been more honest about the real motive for impeachment than Congressman Ted Lieu.  "We should not give him a chance to govern," Lieu had declared after Trump had been in office for ten days.  And he predicted that, "I do believe that if we win back the House of Representatives, impeachment proceedings will be started."  What was the basis for impeaching President Trump after ten days in office?  Lieu made it clear that if the Democrats won, they would try to impeach Trump no matter what. That's not how things work in the United States.  But the left is running America like a banana republic.

Americans Learning to Live with Treason.  We are watching, in real-time, a palace revolution, an overt effort to remove the president of the United States.  Just as James Comey proudly admitted he leaked privileged communication to the press, so these insurgents brazenly brag that they want to harm the president, to impeach him, to overthrow our government.  The American people seem shockingly oblivious to the looming danger.  How did we get here?  Well, let's give credit where credit's due:  the left has its ducks in a row.  Leftists are carrying out a carefully planned, well executed plot to take control of our government.

Democrats Trot Out Plan C In Their Never-Ending Trump Impeachment Crusade.  It is merely a coincidence that just as the Trump-Russia collusion story started seriously falling apart, Democrats suddenly shifted gears to file a lawsuit against President Trump for allegedly violating an obscure provision of the Constitution involving foreign "emoluments."

The Frenzied Last Act Of The Watergate Brigade.  A great deal of the emotion fueling the media war against Trump is an indestructible yearning for the bygone day on which we destroyed a sitting president. [...] You don't have to read very far to see that, for the people at those journals, candidate Trump was not simply guilty as charged; he was guilty before being charged.  By the way, subsequent coverage of the Trump administration has not strayed from those previews.

If The Left Wins Their Soft Coup, Everyone Loses - But Mostly Them.  The establishment has not thought this out.  They sort of assume that if they squelch Trump then everything somehow just goes back to them being in unchallenged control.  Wrong.

Democrat Violence was Predictable.  The attempted mass murder of several Republican members of Congress by a lone Bernie Sanders Democrat was the foreseeable fruit of the "Resist!" movement.  I know:  I predicted it.  Barring a change of approach on the anti-Trump side, more such extremism is likely.  Anomalous response to President Trump has been the Democrats' strategy since election day when, contrary to custom, Hillary Clinton never made an appearance before her assembled staff and supporters to concede victory on camera.  Within hours of Trump's victory, leading Democrats such as Representative Maxine Waters of California were calling for impeachment.

The Impeach-Trump Conspiracy.  The snail's pace of the FBI investigation explains Trump's frustration.  What explains the FBI's torpor?  If J. Edgar Hoover had moved at this pace, John Dillinger would have died of old age.  We hear daily on cable TV of the "Trump-Russia" scandal.  Yet, no one has been charged with collusion, and every intelligence official, past or present, who has spoken out has echoed ex-acting CIA Director Mike Morrell:  "On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians here, there is smoke, but there is no fire, at all....  There's no little campfire, there's no little candle, there's no spark."  Where are the criminals?  Where is the crime?

Mad Maxine Waters leads 'Impeach 45' chant as Nancy Pelosi looks on.  The Democrats' Summer of Rage continued on Sunday [6/11/2017] as they gathered in Los Angeles to stage a collective airing of grievances about the Trump presidency.  Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi were on the docket at the #ResistMarch, an amalgam of leftist malcontents, and the House Minority Leader looked on as Waters attacked Trump and once again called for his impeachment.

Joe Scarborough's deranged case for Trump to go.  Joe Scarborough just can't help himself when it comes to criticizing President Donald Trump.  On his most recent show, the former Republican congressman suggested Trump was deranged, and that Congress ought to consider removing him — an apparent hat tip to the long-running Democratic Party's call to impeach.  Say it isn't so, Joe.  Are you really tossing in with the Maxine Waters of the Democratic world?

Maxine Waters:  American Public 'Getting Weary' That Trump Not Impeached Yet.  Sunday [5/28/2017] on MSNBC's "AM Joy," Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said the public was "getting weary" that Democrats have not done enough to begin the process of impeaching President Donald Trump.  [Video clip]

Keywords:  Grandstanding, scrounging for relevance.
TX Dem:  I'm Crafting 'Articles of Impeachment' Against Trump.  The Democrat who took to the House floor to call for President Trump's impeachment said he is moving forward in the process.  Congressman Al Green (D-Texas) said on C-SPAN that every member of Congress has the right to draft articles of impeachment.  He said such documents must be heard during official House business within two days.

The Democrats' Second Secession & America's New Civil War.  [Scroll down]  So that no one would mistake their hostile intent, the Democrats' attacks were accompanied by calls for Trump's impeachment, despite the fact that he had hardly been in office.  These were echoed in massive street demonstrations, organized and funded by core Democratic groups, which featured chants of "Not My President," claims by celebrity speakers that Trump's election was "worse than being raped," and addled wishes to "blow up the White House."  Each protest — no matter its official organizing premise — was orchestrated to underscore the identity-driven accusations that the Trump regime was anti-woman, anti-black, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant.  Trump and his supporters were in turn anathemized as members of a hostile tribe — "white nationalists."

Democrats in the Cesspits of Despair.  Last week, revered left wing thinker Noam Chomsky said that President Trump and the Republican Party represent a worse threat to humanity than ISIS; NBC news reader Lester Holt interrupted the President of the United States nine times in three minutes; some art professor announced that Republicans in Congress should be lined up and shot; and exactly none of the mainstream media players, from the New York Times to CBS and the Huffington Post, all of which had spent weeks enthusiastically berating Sarah Palin for suggesting the Republicans target a few House districts for election purposes protested repeated calls for Trump's assassination or saw anything wrong with any of the rest of it.  This behavior stands in stark contrast to what Republicans do when they lose elections:  no serious conservative, for example, advocated that Obama be shot; tea party gatherings never turned into riots; and even fringe right wing sites generally talk more about issues than personalities.

MSM Began To Mention Trump's Impeachment During His First Week In Office.  Based on a review of the first 200 of the 15,000 Google News results +trump+impeachment, it is estimated there were 3,750+ mentions of Trump's impeachment in mainstream vehicles.  Most were not calling for impeachment, but covering others who called for or mentioned the possibility of impeachment.  Some of the coverage came from conservative media generally covering impeachment talk by others.  For example the one reference that was from before the inauguration was a Fox News reference to Chris Matthews and Maxine Waters discussing impeachment on January 17th.  Why is any of this important?  It is just one more piece of evidence that the media has been biased against President Trump from the very beginning.  During the first week of any other presidency the media would have ignored calls for impeachment by others, or at the very least treated them with scorn.

Trump Presidency Takedown Effort Is Underway.  Did Russia meddle in our election?  Perhaps.  But what exactly does that mean?  They've been doing it for decades.  Did President Obama meddle in Britain's election on Brexit?  Did he intervene in Israel's election against the sitting prime minister?  Yes, absolutely.  So where was the special counsel for that? [...] Why not look into Hillary Clinton's substantial business and financial ties to the Russians?  We've done that, with the heavy lifting performed by Peter Schweizer, the author of Clinton Cash.  The Clintons profited through high-price speeches and donations, as even The New York Times acknowledged, that came from the principals of the Canadian company Uranium One to the tune of more than $100 million dollars to their foundations, while Hillary's State Department office was signing off on effectively giving Russia 20 percent of American uranium reserves.  Clinton campaign manager John Podesta sat on the board of Joule Unlimited, which received $35 million in investments from Russia.

Look Behind The Curtain:  This Is Who Is Really Behind The 'Impeachment Mania'.  The left is in the midst of a major temper tantrum.  The reason?  They cheated, connived, and manipulated a win for Hillary Clinton and she lost anyway.  It's no wonder Clinton, the woman with the gleeful full-body-he's-an-idiot shiver during one debate, nearly went ballistic on the night of the election after she realized she lost to a man liberals view as a clown with a canary-yellow pompadour.  So, rather than accept the results of a fair election, and rather than submit to the will of "We the people," the "Love Trumps hate" crowd has formed a hateful resistance and is presently in the process of trying to drive Donald Trump from the White House.

The Rosenstein Doctrine.  The Democrats are trying their best to mount a coup d'état based on shrieks and innuendoes and smoke and mirrors and rage.  It's time for Republicans to stop running for cover and to stand up for the lawfully elected Republican President.  Our Republican President in many ways is a clown.  But as far as we know, he's not a lawbreaker.

The foolish fantasies of the 'Impeach Trump' crowd.  To remove Trump from office via impeachment, you need a two-thirds majority of the Senate.  Even if all 48 Democrats and Democratic-aligned independents voted in lockstep to impeach, you'd still need 19 Republican senators to join them.  That's a fantasy — at least based on what we know now, both about Russia and about the GOP-held Senate.  It probably wouldn't even happen if, as Trump himself once imagined, the president shot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue.  Remember, neither of America's impeached presidents, Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton, was actually convicted and removed from office via such a Senate vote.  Why?  Because it's really, really hard to do.

Report: White House Lawyers Are Prepping For Impeachment Proceedings.  White House lawyers have reportedly begun preparing for the possibility that President Donald Trump will face impeachment proceedings.  CNN, citing unnamed sources, reports attorneys in the White House Counsel's office have begun researching the particulars of impeachment proceedings and consulted experts outside the administration with specialized knowledge of the process.  The sources add that the White House does not currently believe impeachment is a realistic prospect.  The administration has been rattled by a deluge of bombshell reports in recent days.

Witch-Hunting for Trump.  There is no evidence that the Russians controlled Trump or anyone in his campaign.  It's all about a fantasy.  So, now we have a hunt for something that is non-existent, as far as anyone knows.  In Watergate, there was at least one little crime — the break-in at the Watergate.  Here, there's nothing.

It's a Coup!.  This coup didn't happen in a vacuum.  It is a field operation led by Barack Hussein Obama from his home in Washington, D.C. while financed by Globalist billionaire George Soros.  Leading this coup with Obama is his closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett, who has moved into the Obama household.  They, along with their many leftist compadres still entrenched in the hierarchy of the beltway, are at the forefront of this coup.  Through leaks, false narratives, lies, and misinformation they are plotting President's Trump's demise.

We Are Watching A Slow-Motion Coup D'etat.  It's nearly incontrovertible that a slow-motion coup d'etat is now taking place.  Since November 9, 2016, forces within the U.S. government, media, and partisan opposition have aligned to overthrow the Electoral College winner, Donald Trump.  To achieve this they have undermined the institutions of the Fourth Estate, the bureaucratic apparatus of the U.S. government, and the very nature of a contentious yet affable two-party political system.  Unlike the coup d'etat that sees a military or popular figure lead a minority resistance or majority force into power over the legitimate government, this coup d'etat is leaderless and exposes some of the deepest fissures in our system of government.  This coup d'etat represents not the rule of one man or even many, but by the multitude of our elites.

Pelosi: Democrats need to 'curb their enthusiasm' over Trump impeachment.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday [5/18/2017] that some House Democrats need to "curb their enthusiasm" over the possibility that President Trump could be impeached.  "I hope some would curb their enthusiasm until we have all of the facts and have confidence that when the American people understand what is there, whether it's grounds for impeachment or grounds for disappointment, then they'll know," Pelosi told reporters.

Combating the Power of Media Lies.  If the allegations against Mr. Trump made by his enemies are true, he should resign.  But what should he do if they are false?  How does he go on with his job of keeping the nation safe when too many of his underlings regard betraying him and U.S. national security as the highest form of patriotism?  When the media will continue the witch hunt against him as long as he holds his position, in much the same fashion that the media hunted Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson, who did nothing other than his unfortunate duty when attacked by Michael Brown?

Democrats Want To Impeach A Republican President?  What Else Is New?  According to a list compiled by CNN, 27 Democrats have so far come out in favor of impeaching Trump.  What they don't provide is context.  For 36 years, Democrats have routinely called for impeaching Republican presidents at the drop of a hat.

In 1998, Maxine Waters Called Impeachment a 'Coup d'etat'.  Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), along with her colleague Al Green (D-TX), is a leader of the impeach-Trump movement.  But in 1998, Waters called impeachment a "coup d'etat."  And she wasn't just upset about because she thought Bill Clinton was not guilty, she was upset at the use of the institution of impeachment.  She called it an "unapologetic disregard for the voice of the people" and an "abuse of power in the collecting of so-called 'evidence' and the denial of the presumption of innocence."  But isn't this exactly what she's proposing doing to President Trump?

Democratic Leaders Try to Slow Calls to Impeach Trump.  When House Democratic leaders hastily called a news conference Wednesday to demonstrate their outrage at President Trump's latest dramatics, they took great pains to show they were not seeking to railroad him out of the White House.  "No one ought to, in my view, rush to embrace the most extraordinary remedy that involves the removal of the president from office," said Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, the sober-minded senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.  He warned that Democrats should not let their actions "be perceived as an effort to nullify the election by other means."  At that very moment, Representative Al Green, Democrat of Texas, was in the well of the House thundering, "The president must be impeached!"

A coup attempt, not a Constitutional crisis.  Trump will not be impeached, and he will not be harried out of office.  But he faces a formidable combination of media hostility — what the president today denounced as a "witch hunt" — and a divided White House staff prone to press leaks.  The likely outcome will be a prolonged dirty war of words that will delay Trump's domestic agenda and tie down his loyalists with the chores of fire-fighting.  One thinks of Gulliver tied down by the Lilliputians.

Bummer: Maxine Waters Forced To Again Admit There's No Evidence.  A week ago we discussed Crazy Maxine Waters, who's constantly out and about doing her impeach Trump schtick, admitting she's seen zero evidence of collusion vis a vis Russia and Trump.  Well, she was on friendly ground, and forced to admit it again[.]

Impeachment Propaganda Started Before Trump was Even Nominated.  Really, the Democrats plans regarding Trump are going the way they wanted from a year ago.  Certainly, Trump is helping them with their talking points by being a loose cannon and not staying on message, but, this was the Democrats playbook from the get-go.

The Comey memo offers no proof for impeachment of Trump.  With the scandal du jour of the Comey memo, President Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia looks less like a diplomatic flight as fleeing the jurisdiction.  For the first time, the Comey memo pushes the litany of controversies surrounding Trump into the scope of the United States criminal code.  However, if this is food for obstruction of justice, it is still an awfully thin soup.

Tag Team Creators of Trump's Physical 'Defects' Now Trying to Back Away from Them.  University of Utah professor Christopher L. Peterson, was the first to call for the impeachment of Donald Trump — before he was even elected.  And we all know that the Big Women's March staged the day after Trump's inauguration had to have been in the works for a very long time.  Impossible to organize millions to take to the streets worldwide, overnight.  The number of marchers wearing the march's symbolic pink [...] caps told the tale of long-time planning and organization.

Impeachment Fever.  The same people pushing Trump's impeachment sat by silently as Barack Obama, the most despotic, overreaching president since the great proto-fascist Woodrow Wilson, committed impeachable offenses nearly every day.

More about the abundant grounds for Obama's impeachment.

Impeachment Fever.  Democrats and their media allies are whipping themselves into a frenzy in their quest to impeach the duly elected 45th president of the United States and drive him from office.  It is part of the Left's collective mental breakdown.  These people still cannot accept that Donald Trump defeated the anointed Hillary Clinton in November so they lash out at the president and his successors, often violently, as we've seen in recent months.

There Is No Path to Impeachment!  The media's narratives get even more hysterical and unhinged every day, as they lose the arguments following the fake news they invent every day, but among their echo chambers who'll believe anything.

Washington Post Goes Down The Moonbat Hole Of Impeachment.  There may be some Democrats who are serious, such as Nutty Maxine Waters, but, most of this impeachment schtick is simply a cynical, and dangerous, ploy to win an election.  They might find that the more they ramp up the crazy, the more people back away from the crazy, and support Trump and the Republicans.  It could very well backfire.

Maxine Waters, you're embarrassing yourself.  Rep. Maxine Waters — and I'm betting at this point, that's all I have to write, that you already know where the story leads.  If you guessed an impeach Trump theme, you're quite right.

Democrats slam brakes on Washington business after Comey's firing, suggest impeachment.  Washington ground to a halt Wednesday [5/10/2017] as Democrats exploded over the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, laying out a list of demands they said must be met before President Trump and Congress regain a sense of normalcy.  Several Democrats and liberal activists raised the prospect of impeachment, but most lawmakers set their sights lower, saying they wanted to at least preserve and protect the ongoing FBI probe into Trump campaign figures' dealings with Russia.

Oregon Man Dies Peacefully After Being Falsely Told "Donald Trump Has Been Impeached".  Would you attempt to bring someone happiness in their final moments in life, knowing full well that what you just told them was a lie?  Well, one Oregon woman thought this was a good idea and, because of it, her ex-husband died with a smile on his face.  According to an obituary for 76-year-old Michael Garland Elliott who passed on April 6, that last thing he heard was a comment from his ex-wife and best friend, Teresa Elliot.

Rep. Maxine Waters: 'I Think It's In the Best Interest of My Constituents to Get Rid of (Trump)'.  Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said again on Friday she doesn't "honor" or "respect" President Donald Trump.  "I don't think that he deserves to be president of this great country.  I am very concerned about him.  And I really think he's dangerous," Waters told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."  Waters also said she thinks "it's in the best interest of my constituents to get rid of him."  The congresswoman backed up her poor opinion of the president by pointing to a "scathing" six-part series about Trump in The Los Angeles Times, and she once again said she believes he will be impeached.  In the meantime, she said, "I'm not going to be able to work with him."

Maxine Waters Now Saying That She Never Called For President Trump To Be Impeached.  This is rich, don't you think?  Especially the part when she says that she never called for President Trump to be impeached:  [Several video clips]

Maxine Waters Falsely Denies Calling For Trump's Impeachment.  California Rep. Maxine Waters is denying ever having called for Donald Trump's impeachment, a bizarre claim since she was recorded on video just this weekend leading a crowd of activists in an "Impeach 45!" chant.  In an interview on Tuesday [4/18/2017] with MSNBC's Craig Melvin, Waters was asked about a tweet she sent out earlier in the day saying that she was going to fight "everyday until [Trump's] impeached."  Waters said that allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government need to be investigated.

Maxine Waters rallies Tax March crowd for Trump's impeachment.  Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) renewed her call for impeaching President Trump during Saturday's Tax March in Washington.  "I don't respect this president.  I don't trust this president.  He's not working in the best interests of the American people," Waters said.  "I will fight every day until he is impeached," she added, before leading the crowd in chants of "impeach 45."  Waters has been among the most vocal critics of Trump in Congress, and she has repeatedly signaled that she would be willing to impeach the president.

Can Maxine Waters Even Spell Impeachment?  Some might ask why a confused Dem hack would become the voice of the "resistance".  A better question might be why not.  Maxine Waters has built her career on getting out there and yelling angrily about things.  That makes her perfectly qualified in a political atmosphere where all the left-wing wants is angry shouting.  Waters has picked up on the fact that anything involving impeachment is perfect prog-bait feeding the fantasy that President Trump will go away soon.

More about Representative Maxine Waters.

Fresno State Reports Own Professor for 'Trump Must Hang' Tweet.  Virulently anti-Trump professors — by which I mean "most professors" — feel pretty invincible.  After all, when a video recently surfaced of a professor comparing the election of Trump to a terrorist attack, the student filming it got punished.  So imagine Fresno State professor Lars Maischak's surprise last week when his tweet demanding President Trump be hung was reported to law enforcement by Fresno State's president: [...]

The "Resistance" Democrats Are A Terrorist Party.  What does #Resistance really mean?  It means the overthrow of our government. [...] Leftist media outlets are feeding the faithful a fantasy that President Trump will be brought down.  There is fevered speculation about the 25th Amendment, a coup or impeachment due to whatever scandal has been manufactured last.  This fantasy is part clickbait.  Leftist media outlets are feeding the worst impulses of their readers.

Professor: 'Trump Must Hang,' Republicans Should Be Executed For Each Immigrant Deported.  A history professor at California State University, Fresno, appears to have advocated for the death of President Donald Trump on Twitter.  Tweets from an account purportedly operated by Professor Lars Maischak call for Trump to "hang" in order to "save American democracy," and say the only "cure" for racist people is a bullet to their head.  The account is not verified, although the bio and interactions between the user and other Twitter users indicate it belongs to the professor.  "To save American democracy, Trump must hang," Professor Lars Maischak appears to have tweeted in February.

Fact Check:  Fresno Bee Lies About Professor's Call To Kill Trump.  There's a lot of talk about a post-truth society these days.  A post-truth society kicks in when there is no respect for even the most blatantly obvious facts.  Professor Lars Maischak, who teaches, among other things, Marx and Hegel, at California State University, Fresno, tweeted, calls to kill Trump and Republicans.  [Tweets]  Could the media possibly defend and whitewash this?  Do you even need to ask.  No leftist can do anything too terrible for the media to defend.

'He Needs to Be Impeached!' Joy Behar Freaks Out on the View.  During a segment talking about Russia, North Korea, and Trump's relationship with these countries on The View Monday [4/3/2017], host Joy Behar threw a temper tantrum, calling on the president to be impeached.  After reading out-of-context quotes from Trump about using nukes, Behar couldn't contain her rage any longer and demanded that Trump be "taken out of office," to roaring applause from the liberal audience.

Is the fall inevitable?  The euphoria conservatives felt from the November election has evaporated.  The left is at war with President Trump, the very left that has fully taken over the Democratic Party.  We know that the establishment media are in bed with the Democrats.  Even the establishment members of the Republican Party are colluding with the Democrats.  There seems to be no doubt that many of the Republicans on the Hill would love to see Trump unseated, and it would not matter to them if Mike Pence or Hillary Clinton or Paul Ryan were to take the reins.

Impeach Trump?  I Don't Think So.  The Left continues to relentlessly promote their lie that Trump stole the election by scheming with the Russians.  Their goal is to get enough people believing Trump's presidency is illegitimate that they can impeach him.

There weren't any clouds over Obama's head?
Schumer: No SCOTUS Appointment While There Is A Cloud Hanging Over Trump's Head.  As Republicans hail Judge Neil Gorsuch as an "outstanding" Supreme Court nominee, Democrats are lining up against him for partisan reasons.  "My view is very simple," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told a news conference on Tuesday [3/21/2017].  "And that is, there is a cloud now hanging over the head of the president, and while that's happening, to have a lifetime appointment made by this president seems unseemly, and there ought to be delay."

Lindsey Graham questions Gorsuch about impeaching Trump.  South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday [3/21/2017] questioned Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch about what it would take to impeach President Trump.  The Republican senator used a portion of his time for questions at the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing to probe Gorsuch about the impeachment process.  "In case President Trump is watching, which he may very well be, one you did a good job picking Judge Gorsuch," Graham said to laughs, "and number two — here's the bad part — if you start waterboarding people, you may get impeached.  Is that a fair summary?"

Veil Dropped on Congress-Impeach-Trump Plans.  No matter how much the Obama appointed Comey achieved in a long career with the FBI, he is now the wind-up doll sent out by the Democrats to force the impeachment of a duly elected President Donald Trump.  Now that talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh has said that claims of Russian election interference are just a cover for the real game being played; that Trump either stops this reform business he's got, stops this drain-the-swamp stuff, and starts letting the Republicans run the town again, or they're gonna impeach him", I can already sense the trolls getting ready to strike this column.

Offenses to be determined later.  Sounds like a lynching.
Maxine Waters tells Trump to 'get ready for impeachment'.  California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters said that she's ready to impeach President Trump on his 61st day in office.  "Get ready for impeachment," Waters tweeted.

Ingraham: 'Let's Be Really Blunt, the Dems Want Trump Out of Office'.  Laura Ingraham said this morning that President Donald Trump made a "mistake" when he tweeted a now-dismissed allegation that President Obama spied on Trump Tower.  She said Trump must stick to facts and stay focused on working on the promises he made during the campaign, like the economy, health care and border security.

Anyone surprised Obama won't go away?  Trump has NONE of the benefits Obama enjoyed[:]  no political media, no sports media, no Hollywood, no print media, no Entertainment Industry. [...] We are up against the most radical lefties that have EVER been in power in America[.  T]hey detest what America stands for[.  T]hat's why Obama wanted to 'fundamentally change' it[,] and now they have been rejected by the American people and they've completely lost their minds.  They weren't supposed to lose!  These people are communists and their goal is to overthrow our president[,] and it absolutely cannot be allowed to happen.

Threat? George Takei under fire after calling Trump a 'menace' that must be gotten rid of.  Actor George Takei doesn't like President Trump, and frequently attacks him on Twitter.  But his latest attack on the president seems to be a bit more threatening than some of his online rants.  "A citizen making claims without evidence is a nuisance.  But if it's the President, it becomes a menace.  And we must be rid of menaces," he wrote on Sunday [3/5/2017].

Pelosi: Why Yes — We're Looking At Ways To Impeach Trump.  Yesterday [2/27/2017], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) held a prebuttal conference in the First Amendment Lounge of the National Press Club.  At the presser, Pelosi was asked about impeaching Donald Trump, which is something that the progressive base of the Democratic Party is clamoring for Congress to do.  With a solid Republican majority, that's not going to happen.

Democrats Come Up With a Practical Way to "Banish" Trump:  Witchcraft.  Tonight [2/24/2017] is the big night:  all across the country, witches will gather to light candles and mutter incantations in hopes of evicting President Trump from the White House. [...] The idea is that these witchcraft events will continue until Trump is "driven from office."

Cruz: 'Do Democrats Understand They Need to Control the House to Impeach?'.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) [...] panned impeachment talk a month into President Trump's term.  "Impeachment is a constitutional function.  Yes, the left keeps talking about impeachment.  I mean, they were talking about impeachment before the inauguration," he said.  "And, you know, I think impeaching Obama in January probably would have been a mistake."  "So would retroactive impeachment be unconstitutional?  I don't know, but it would be fun... Do the Democrats understand they need to control the House of Representatives to impeach somebody?"

'Impeachment' talk flies at DNC chair debate.  The seven candidates for chair of the Democratic National Committee laid out their plans to lead the political party, including impeaching President Trump — a rallying cry even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has said is not yet warranted.  One of the top contenders in the race, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., cited examples of actions Trump has taken in his first month in office that are worthy of being fired as commander in chief.  "I think that Donald Trump has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment.  On day one, he was in violation of the emoluments clause," Ellison said during a CNN town hall on Wednesday evening.

Keith Ellison at DNC Debate:  Trump's Already Done Things That 'Raise the Question of Impeachment'.  It didn't take long during tonight's DNC leadership CNN debate for candidates to get a question about impeachment.  Congressman Keith Ellison said, "Trump has done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment."  [Video clip]

Election of outsider Trump rankles federal bureaucrats.  War has been declared on President Trump.  It's actually a war against those of us who work for a living, pay taxes, don't collect a government handout, pay for our own health insurance and don't have lobbyists on the payroll.  Since the November election, it has been a nonstop barrage of hate from the Democrats and the mainstream media.  Not for one moment have they given our new president a honeymoon or one ounce of cooperation.  Some of these hyper-partisans even suggested impeachment before he was sworn into office.

Lefties keep showing off their civic ignorance.  Last week, cable news personality Sally Kohn tweeted what she called a "straightforward" plan that would eject Donald Trump and install Hillary Clinton into the presidency:  "1. Impeach Trump Pence; 2. Constitutional crisis; 3. Call special election; 4. Ryan v Clinton; 5. President Clinton."  Anyone with middle-school knowledge of the presidential chain of command should know that impeaching both Trump and his vice president would not, actually, lead to a "constitutional crisis" or a "special election."  It would lead directly [...] to President Paul Ryan.  Whom Clinton would be welcome to challenge in the next election.  Kohn is far from alone in broadcasting her ignorance of the political process.  Our so-called "elite" seems to be in desperate need of a remedial civics class.

Also posted under Liberals think you're stupid.

25th Amendment chatter:  Dems, pundits mull ways to remove Trump.  As President Trump finishes his fourth week in the White House, a number of opposition lawmakers, political commentators, and self-styled members of The Resistance are discussing ways in which the president might be quickly removed from office.  Some have talked about impeachment for quite a while, even before the Trump inauguration.  But that could take a long time, and it would require Trump to commit, and then be charged with and convicted of, "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors" to meet the Constitution's standard for removing the president from office.

Democrat from ultra-liberal Portland, Oregon says he's looking at the 25th amendment because he fears for Trump's mental health.  A Democratic lawmaker says he's so concerned about Donald Trump's 'erratic behavior' that he wants to revise the 25th Amendment in case the president demonstrates that he does not have the 'mental and emotional capacity' to do his job.  Oregon Congressman Ed Blumenauer, who represents the liberal city of Portland, Oregon, says he sees a 'glaring flaw' in the wording of the amendment that was ratified in 1967 in response to JFK's assassination.  'For a mentally unstable, paranoid or delusional president, the 25th Amendment has no guarantee of its application.  In fact, it's likely that it would fail,' Blumenauer said in a speech this week on the House floor.

The Editor says...
Where was Mr. Blumenauer when the paranoid, delusional, narcissistic megalomaniac Barack H. Obama repeatedly spoke about his imaginary sons?

Notes On Flynn's Ouster.  I have a few thoughts about the resignation of Ret. Gen. Michael Flynn.  First, I'm calling it an "ouster" because it appears to be the result of a campaign against him.  Indeed, Eli Lake calls it a "political assassination."  Lake quotes Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House intelligence committee, as follows:  "First it's Flynn, next it will be Kellyanne Conway, then it will be Steve Bannon, then it will be Reince Priebus."  "Put another way," Lake adds (melodramatically?), "Flynn is only the appetizer; Trump is the entree."

Maxine Waters:  We need investigation to find evidence to impeach Trump.  Shades of Alice in Wonderland's Queen: "sentence first — verdict afterwards."  On Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning, Dem Rep. Maxine Waters doubled down on her earlier statement that "my greatest desire is to lead [President Trump] right into impeachment."  Asked by Reid on what grounds she would impeach the president, Waters offered no evidence but said "I believe" there's a connection between Ukraine, Trump, and Russia, and "I think" Trump "colluded" with Putin during the election.  Concluded Waters:  "I think that it's there, we just have to dig deeper, do the investigation and find it."

US congresswoman advocates impeaching Trump because Putin's attacking... Korea?  Representative Maxine Waters has argued that US President Donald Trump will inevitably be impeached because of his alleged ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin who she claimed is "advancing in Korea."  Waters, a 13-term Democrat from Los Angeles, has called for Trump's impeachment several times now, however she has yet to explicitly accuse the president of breaking the law.

Ethics-Tainted-Hater Maxine Waters, Calls For Trump Impeachment.  Gotta hand it to Maxine Waters, the California Congresswoman has never met a Republican she didn't hate, or a corrupt liberal movement she didn't love, but that doesn't stop her from spewing her venom in public.  Ms. Waters has been feasting on her hatred of Donald Trump ever since he won the election, even to the point of saying she would never meet with or work with the new president.  Last week she tweeted that she wanted to lead trump into impeachment (I don't understand how she intends to do that without meeting with him).

Maxine Waters Wants to Impeach Trump Because She Disagrees With Him, Or Something.  Democrats have been throwing temper tantrums on Capitol Hill since before President Trump was officially sworn in on January 20 and have given every indication we shouldn't expect their obstructionist behavior to end anytime soon.  Speaking to reporters Monday [2/6/2017], Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters said she isn't calling for Trump's impeachment... yet.

Obama Pentagon official says anti-Trump military coup now possible.  A former Defense Department official under the Obama administration has raised the specter of a military coup to remove President Donald Trump from power.  In an editorial penned for Foreign Policy, senior Pentagon policy official Rosa Brooks publicly suggested a military insurrection against the Trump administration may be the only option to oust one of the most divisive presidents in American history.

Rep. Maxine Waters: 'I Haven't Called for the Impeachment — Yet'.  "I have not called for the impeachment — yet," Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said of President Donald Trump at a Monday [2/6/2017] press conference.  "He's doing it himself."  On Friday, Waters said she hoped Trump would not serve for four years:  "And my greatest is to lead him right into impeachment."

Democratic Congressman:  If Trump Ignores Judges' Stays On Executive Order, We Should Consider Impeachment.  Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) said that Congress should consider impeaching President Trump if he instructs members of federal law enforcement to ignore two stays that were issued by federal judges concerning his executive order on immigration, specifically the 120-day ban on anyone entering the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries, three of which are designated by the State Department to be sponsors of terrorism.  Almost all of them are considered to be failed states.  Castro added that if Trump ignores these orders, it would be like living in a military junta.  Okay — let's dial down the hyperbole.  First, the executive order is lawful and constitutional.  Second, a Republican Congress is not going to impeach Trump for trying to enact national security measures, like border security.  Third, you're really stoking the liberal base for your possible 2018 run against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) aren't you, Joaquin?

Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro:  Impeach Trump over Refugee Order.  Texas Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro says Congress should draw up "articles of impeachment" against President Donald Trump over his executive order, which temporarily prohibits the arrival of Syrian refugees into the United States and halts entry of citizens from Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Libya.  Castro's concerns, he says, stem from a fear that Trump will order the Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) to ignore a federal judge's emergency stay, issued during the weekend, blocking the implementation of certain parts of the temporary refugee travel ban.

10 reasons why Trump should hate the media.  [#2] Minutes after Mr. Trump [was] sworn in, multiple news outlets ran Trump impeachment stories.
  •   Washington Post headline at 12:19 p.m. on Inauguration Day:  "The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun"
  •   Huffington Post:  "Here are the current betting odds on Trump being impeached"
  •   Time:  "There's already a campaign to impeach Donald Trump"
  •   New York Daily News:  "Here's how President Trump may have already set himself up for impeachment"

Confidential David Brock Memo:  Defeat Trump Through Impeachment.  A confidential David Brock memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon lays out the ways the Democratic operative plans to use his numerous organizations to take down President Donald Trump through impeachment.  Brock is currently at the Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Fla. for a weekend conference with more than 100 major liberal donors.  Attendees are mapping out a course to combat the newly sworn-in president.  According to the private and confidential memo, Brock plans to defeat Trump "through impeachment," using American Bridge, his liberal super PAC, as the main vehicle to do so.

Maxine Waters Calls For Impeachment If Trump Campaign Colluded With Russia.  Monday on MSNBC's "Hardball," Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said if President-elect Donald Trump or staff on his campaign had "collusion" or "exchanges of information," with Russian government officials about former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, that would justify impeachment.

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Apparently none of this was enough to warrant Barack H. Obama's impeachment, in Ms. Waters' opinion.

The conspiracy to impeach Trump already launched.  It should be crystal clear to all Americans that his political enemies are searching for any pretext to launch an impeachment effort to unseat President Trump, once they think it would have a chance of success.  Given the level of animosity toward Trump in his own party, and the possibility of midterm election losses for the president's party (the normal pattern in American politics), these efforts can't be dismissed as impossible.

Confidential David Brock Memo:  Defeat Trump Through Impeachment.  A confidential David Brock memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon lays out the ways the Democratic operative plans to use his numerous organizations to take down President Donald Trump through impeachment.  Brock is currently at the Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Fla. for a weekend conference with more than 100 major liberal donors.  Attendees are mapping out a course to combat the newly sworn-in president.  According to the private and confidential memo, Brock plans to defeat Trump "through impeachment," using American Bridge, his liberal super PAC, as the main vehicle to do so.

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