Trump news – live: Impeachment poll reveals soaring public support for president’s removal during TV hearings, as damning Ukraine scandal details emerge

  
Via:  tessylo  •  6 months ago  •  46 comments

By:   Joe Sommerlad,The Independent 

Trump news – live: Impeachment poll reveals soaring public support for president’s removal during TV hearings, as damning Ukraine scandal details emerge

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Trump news – live: Impeachment poll reveals soaring public support for president’s removal during TV hearings, as damning Ukraine scandal details emerge



102b4830-25c0-11e7-a66a-23957430fe89_lat   Joe Sommerlad, The Independent   2 hours 52 minutes ago  





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The   House Intelligence Committee ’s televised hearings last week inspired a steady increase in public support for the   impeachment   of   Donald Trump   over the   Ukraine   scandal, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll suggests.

As the   House Judiciary Committee   announced its plans for the next stage of the inquiry and invited the president to attend,   The New York Times   reports Mr Trump knew about the CIA   whistleblower ’s initial complaint when he finally released the withheld $391m (£302m) military assistance to Kiev, a tactic that prompted two White House budget officials to resign in protest, according to the latest published witness transcript.

President Trump meanwhile gave his latest 2020 campaign rally in   Florida   on Tuesday night, denouncing the investigation into his quid pro quo call with   Volodymyr Zelensky   as “bulls***” and encouraging his supporters to chant the word in defiance.



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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    6 months ago

Hilarious how some folks are saying that support for impeachment is dropping with all other evidence to the contrary.  

 
 
 
lady in black
1.1  lady in black  replied to  Tessylo @1    6 months ago

Bad case of TDS trump denial syndrome

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tessylo @1    6 months ago

Hillarious how so many people on the progressive liberal left are absolutely convinced impeachment equates to certain removal from office. It does not. Both president's who have been impeached in the past remained in office.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    6 months ago

Trump lashes out against impeachment during Florida rally

90626f10-0d7b-11ea-addd-b33ca8e5c7d4   JILL COLVIN, Associated Press   9 hours ago  
Trump targets impeachment investigations during Florida rally

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Prompting a profane chant. Describing his own speeches as “ranting and raving.” Advising the governor of Florida to not always wear a jacket so people know he’s not fat.

Now a Florida man, President Donald Trump held what his campaign dubbed a “homecoming rally” near Miami Tuesday, continuing to lash out at the ongoing impeachment inquiry in a state that will be crucial to his 2020 reelection bid.

The rally was Trump’s first in the state since he officially changed his residency last month from Trump Tower in New York to his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. He received a warm welcome from the roaring crowd at an arena in Sunrise.

“Welcome home to Florida,” the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, told him.

The   House impeachment inquiry   is entering its next phase after lawmakers last week completed their first round of public interviews concerning Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. The House Intelligence Committee is now preparing a report on its findings, while the House Judiciary Committee is moving forward with its own hearings before it is expected to consider formal articles of impeachment.

Trump spent much of his rally railing against Democrats, accusing them of “trying to rip our nation apart” with investigations.

“First it was the Russia hoax,” Trump said, “and now the same maniacs are pushing the deranged ... impeachment” narrative. He insisted yet again that he had done nothing wrong in his dealings with Ukraine and argued anew that Democrats are only trying to take him down because “they know that they cannot win the next election.”

Still, Trump insisted that voters aren’t being persuaded — despite polling to the contrary — and tried to assure his audience that "we won these last two weeks so solidly,” despite damning public testimony and unflattering press reports.

“You see what’s happening in the polls? Everybody said, ‘That’s really bulls---,’” Trump said, prompting a chant of the profanity to erupt from the crowd.

At the same time, Trump worked to butter up voters as he described his supporters as the “super elite.”

"You people are successful as hell,” he told them. “You’re smarter. You’re better looking. You’re sharper.”

Trump also spent time discussing recent controversies, including an unannounced trip he paid to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on a Saturday this month.

Despite lingering questions about the visit, Trump assured the crowd that if he “didn't feel great,” he “wouldn't be ranting and raving" to crowds so large.

He also complimented the state’s governor, at one point commenting on his physique and suggesting he wear jackets less frequently.

Florida will be a crucial state for Trump as he tries to replicate his 2016 victory. He carried it by less than 2 percentage points then, defying expectations and paving the way to an electoral college victory.

“Less than one year from now I will join voters across the Sunshine State, my home, as we head to the polls,” Trump told the crowd, predicting rosily that, “together, we will win back the House, we will hold the Senate and we will keep that beautiful, beautiful White House.”

Throughout his presidency, Trump has spent many winter weekends and holidays in Florida, mingling with dues-paying members at Mar-a-Lago and golfing at the courses he owns nearby. Ethics experts have raised alarms at the arrangement, in which wealthy Americans and foreigners can quite literally buy access to the president of the United States.

Trump decided last month to officially change his residency to Florida after long claiming he’d been mistreated by New York officials investigating his conduct and railing against the state’s management, including its high tax rate.

But not everyone was happy about his return.

About 200 anti-Trump protesters rallied on a street outside the BB&T Center before the president arrived, raising a helium-filled “Baby Trump” balloon as some chanted, “Lock him up.”

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @2    6 months ago

Trump may be impeached, but will not be removed from office.

Due to the Dems utter failure to produce what they promised, Trump will be reelected in a landslide.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
2.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1    6 months ago
despite damning public testimony and unflattering press reports.

No new damning bombshell or smoking gun testimony was revealed and the press has always been unflattering to Trump.

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @2.1.1    6 months ago

There's nothing flattering to tRump that the press can report on, NOTHING.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.5  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.3    6 months ago

No, no there isn't.  

Well tRump supporters will always be tRump supporters.  That's not flattering.  You know how he loves the poorly educated.  

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
2.1.6  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.5    6 months ago

Read the links. Not that you will change your mind but at least it may offer you some food for thought. Especially this one...............

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/they-voted-democratic-now-they-support-trump/ar-BBXnsto?li=BBnb7Kz

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.7  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @2.1.6    6 months ago

No, I will not.  

tRump LOVES THE POORLY EDUCATED.  They're his base.  

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.1.8  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.7    6 months ago
tRump LOVES THE POORLY EDUCATED.  They're his base. 

And what "Base" do you follow ? jrSmiley_93_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.7    6 months ago
They're his base.  

Actually, you are simply factually wrong on that. Two lowest-educated groups in America vote Democrat overwhelmingly.

Look it up!

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.10  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.9    6 months ago

PROVE IT!

I'm correct, as usual.  

tRump loves the POORLY EDUCATED.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.11  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.10    6 months ago
PROVE IT!

Sure, unlike you I CAN do that!

Here you go:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_outcomes_in_the_United_States_by_race_and..

Now, you will have to actually READ the link--the whole thing--to understand it.

And then this:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/09/28/can-trump-win-black...

https://thinkprogress.org/why-latinos-are-democrats-and-why-theyre-likely-to-stay-that...

Okay, I have proven my point.

Your turn to attempt to prove your bogus statement.

if you can or dare, of course.

I'm betting on you ignoring this or yelling "Uh-uh!"

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1.15  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.11    6 months ago

This thread was removed for no value.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4  seeder  Tessylo    6 months ago

Close this content, you can also use the Escape key at anytime

Court says White House must comply with impeachment subpoenas

e11b5cb0-0d6b-11ea-bfc9-04e32eef4d18   AFP   Mon, Nov 25 9:05 PM EST  

c4a9e601ba2e4eb58e3182eacd6f0d0d5fa6d6f1 A federal judge ruled that former White House Counsel Don McGahn cannot claim absolute immunity from testifying in impeachment hearings (AFP Photo/SAUL LOEB)

Washington (AFP) - A US appeals court judge ruled Monday that President Donald Trump's top aides must comply with subpoenas issued by the impeachment investigation against him.

In a case involving former White House counsel Don McGahn, who was subpoenaed in May by the House Judiciary Committee, judge Ketanji Jackson ruled that administration officials cannot claim absolute immunity from testifying based on their closeness to the US leader.

While Jackson ruled specifically on McGahn's case, she said it had broad application to all current and former presidential aides.

"Presidents are not kings," Jackson wrote in her decision.

"No one, not even the head of the Executive branch, is above the law."

She said Congress has the power to subpoena any of the president's advisors, whether they are involved in domestic policies or sensitive national security issues.

"It goes without saying that the law applies to former White House Counsel Don McGahn, just as it does to other current and former senior-level White House officials," she wrote.

- No 'absolute immunity' -

That ruling could open a path for the House Intelligence Committee -- which is building a case for impeachment charges against Trump -- to force testimony from three top witnesses: former national security advisor John Bolton, White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

All are believed to have direct knowledge of Trump's alleged demand that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky open investigations into Trump's Democratic rivals in exchange for a high profile summit and much-needed military aid.

"To those witnesses who hide behind fallacious claims of absolute immunity, this ruling shows again how meritless their position remains," intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff said in a statement.

The ruling could also give fresh life to the stalled impeachment case in the Judiciary Committee, which has tried to develop charges against Trump for obstructing the Russian collusion investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Mueller's final report in April outlined 10 acts of alleged obstruction by the president.

"Don McGahn is a central witness to allegations that President Trump obstructed Special Counsel Mueller's investigation," Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said in a statement.

"The administration's claim that officials can claim 'absolute immunity' from Congressional subpoenas has no basis in law, as the court recognized today."

But testimony won't happen right away, as the Justice Department plans to appeal Jackson's decision, said department spokesperson Kerri Kupec.

That could take the case to the Supreme Court, and in the meantime, the department could seek a court stay to prevent McGahn or others from speaking before the two committees.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5  It Is ME    6 months ago

Poll Question:

"Do you think President Trump should be impeached after the damning testimony and " Proof he extorted" Ukraine, that we all listened to in the hearings" ?

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Tessylo
5.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  It Is ME @5    6 months ago

tRump loves the poorly educated.  They're  his base.

 
 
 
It Is ME
5.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @5.1    6 months ago
tRump loves the poorly educated.  They're  his base.

And you're in ….. what base again ?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
6  XDm9mm    6 months ago

And in other news:

DEMOCRAT SENATOR SAYS THERE WON'T BE ENOUGH VOTES TO REMOVE DONALD TRUMP FROM WHITE HOUSE

BY   JAMES WALKER   ON 11/27/19 AT 4:47 AM EST
A Democratic senator has accepted there won't be enough votes to remove President Donald Trump from office if he is put on trial before the Republican-held Senate.

Senator Chris Coons from Delaware told   CNN   last night that he did not think there would be enough bipartisan support for the president's removal from office if articles of impeachment are delivered to the Senate by the end of this year.

Speaking to   The Lead   Tuesday afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee member also said public polling on impeachment was "disheartening," but argued that testimonies from more senior figures in the Trump administration could "move the needle."

Coons' scepticism about the likelihood of the impeachment inquiry panning out in an ideal way for Democrats came a day after House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff said a report on the inquiry's findings would be sent to the House Judiciary Committee after the Thanksgiving recess.

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Senator Chris Coons questions U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES

The House Judiciary Committee is then expected to draw up articles of impeachment and send them to the full House for a vote following approval. If the House votes in favour of the impeachment articles, a trial of President Trump will then be held in the Senate.

A two-thirds majority of senators would then need to vote against the commander-in-chief for him to be convicted and removed from office.

When CNN's Erica Hill questioned whether Democrats had the Senate votes needed to remove Trump from office on   The Lead   yesterday afternoon, Senator Coons said: "Well as a senator, the pledge I'm going to take is to weigh all the evidence in front of me."

"So far I haven't seen any evidence that's exculpatory, that would explain the president's perspective."

But he later added: "From what I've heard publicly and privately, I don't think there will be votes to remove him if this does come to an impeachment trial in the Senate."

"My hope and expectation is that my colleagues of both parties will take this seriously, will consider the evidence that's put in front of us," Coons said earlier in the show.

He then went on to suggest that testimony from Mike Pompeo, Mick Mulvaney and perhaps even the president himself could "move the needle" on support for impeachment in Congress and the American public.

Two  new polls  published this week showed the public mood on impeachment has not budged since the impeachment inquiry was launched on September 24.

Both the CNN and Politico/Morning Consult surveys found that just 50 percent of U.S. adults backed President Trump's impeachment in the wake of widely covered public inquiry hearings, while an almost equal number of voters felt the opposite way.

Asked if he believed Democrats had failed to make the case for impeachment during hearings, Senator Coons said: "Well what's striking to me is House Democrats made a very strong case across five days of testimony. A whole series of witnesses, folks who are career professionals: foreign service officers, diplomats, and people who worked in the administration."

He also said that some witnesses gave "damning testimony" regarding President Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine.

But the Delaware Democrat added: "It is striking to me that 50 percent of Americans think our president should be impeached and removed, and that number hasn't moved after that striking testimony."

He then suggested the "challenge" over the Thanksgiving holiday was for congressional Republicans to consider "what role they want to play" in ongoing proceedings.

"It is disheartening to see that the number of folks who oppose [President Trump's] removal hasn't increased after that compelling testimony," Coons later said.

"But I do think those of us in Congress have to be looking at the long term, at history, and at what sort of a precedent we're setting for the guardrails on presidential misconduct in office."

SOURCE:    https://www.newsweek.com/democrat-senator-not-enough-votes-remove-donald-trump-office-1474325

Put another way, regardless of what some radical President Trump haters wish for with the entirety of their being, President Trump will remain in office through the full term he was elected for and will very likely remain in office until his predecessor moves into the White House in January 2025.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7  seeder  Tessylo    6 months ago

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XDm9mm
7.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Tessylo @7    6 months ago
Fuck you Secret Agent Man and so called mercenary!

Wow...   so mature.  Congratulations.

 
 
 
Texan1211
7.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  XDm9mm @7.1    6 months ago

Looks like her new thing to do---call someone names and then delete them quick enough to avoid a flag.

Classless and cowardly.

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.2  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1.1    6 months ago

I don't read troll comments and the trolls always come out to play on my articles/seeds.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
7.1.3  XDm9mm  replied to  Texan1211 @7.1.1    6 months ago
Classless and cowardly.

It's a continual thing.  Plus the instant messages.  It's very typical of some.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
7.1.4  XDm9mm  replied to  Tessylo @7.1.2    6 months ago
I don't read troll comments and the trolls always come out to play on my articles/seeds.  

Well then how do you reply to them?   Just banter blindly?

 
 
 
Tessylo
7.1.6  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  XDm9mm @7.1.3    6 months ago

I never told anyone I was a secret agent man or a killer for hire, so there's that.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
8  seeder  Tessylo    6 months ago

That's the tRump supporter base for you - classless and cowardly, just like the 'president'

 
 
 
Texan1211
8.1  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @8    6 months ago
That's the tRump supporter base for you - classless and cowardly, just like the 'president'

Gee, for someone who proudly proclaims to not read what is posted, it is amazing that somehow, you can actually use the same exact words in your comments that people you don't read use!

Amazing feat, Oh Great Karnac!

 
 
 
Tessylo
8.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @8.1    6 months ago

I'm locking this seed now thanks to the trolls such as yourself.

Shame and a pity that's all you have is to piss all over someone elses' seed.

I'm sorry your existence is so miserable and pathetic.

Maybe you'll get some good tips at your waitressing job.  

Keep your chin up there Ms. Thing.  

 
 
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