Saturday, December 29, 2018

Majority in poll want Trump impeached or censured

Mod: What makes this impressive is the Mueller report isn't even out yet. I expect Trump's impeachment numbers will only increase once the true depths of his treason and corruption are fully explained. Both articles are available in their entirety at the link.

Majority in poll want Trump impeached or censured (The Hill link): Nearly 60 percent of U.S. voters surveyed say President Trump should be either impeached and removed from office or formally censured, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill. The poll shows that a majority of voters polled think some kind of action should be taken against Trump, though they are divided on how far lawmakers should go as Democrats prepare to take over the House majority.

Asked whether Trump should be impeached and removed from office for his actions, censured by Congress or whether Congress should take no action, 39 percent of respondents said Trump should be impeached and removed from office.

Impeachment would require a majority vote by the House — a possibility with a Democratic majority, though leadership in the party have been cautious on the topic. Conviction in the Senate would require a two-thirds vote, something unlikely in a body that will have 53 Republicans.

Twenty percent of poll respondents said lawmakers should vote to formally censure the president.

The poll results come as Trump faces criminal investigations in both Washington, D.C., and New York related to whether his campaign coordinated with Russian officials and actors to help sway the 2016 presidential election.

At the same time, federal prosecutors implicated Trump earlier this month in a separate case related to payments made to two women to keep them quiet about affairs they say they had with him. In a memo recommending a prison sentence for Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, federal prosecutors said Trump directed the payments to the two women to ward off a potential sex scandal as he sought the White House in 2016. Those payments, prosecutors argue, amounted to illegal contributions to the real estate mogul’s campaign.

Donald Trump will be impeached in 2019, says 'prediction professor' (DW.com link): The US president's basic conduct and politics are unlikely to change in 2019, but the new Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, coupled with the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, will lead to the impeachment of Donald Trump, predicts Allan Lichtman. "I think it's more likely than not he will get impeached," the American University professor told DWAfter previously predicting 30 years of presidential elections correctly, Lichtman became a media phenomenon when he — against mainstream wisdom — predicted early on that Trump would win in 2016. Now Lichtman is convinced that as of 2019, and for the remainder of his term, Trump will be engaged in a fight to remain in office — a fight he well may lose. 

That's because until now, Trump could rely on a Republican-controlled Congress to shield him from impeachment or removal from office proceedings — essentially a political trial process — which can be triggered by a single majority vote in the House of Representatives. That process has long been a hot topic among the president's opponents in the Democratic Party and, in the wake of the midterm elections that flipped the House, Democrats will hold a solid a majority in 2019. 

As soon as the new Democratic-run House convenes on January 3 next year, impeaching Trump moves from theory to reality. And while top Democrats have so far routinely downplayed calls for impeachment by the so-called anti-Trump resistance movement and by lawmakers demanding a more aggressive stance against the president, the pressure to act could force the party's leaders to pursue it. "If Mueller comes up with some devastating findings, the Democratic base will demand impeachment," said Lichtman. "I think [Trump] is in grave peril from the Mueller probe." 

He added that he believes that Mueller will issue more indictments and reveal even more damaging information linking people from Trump's inner circle to Russia, thus proving a conspiracy to rig the election and undermine democracy. 

Lichtman is not just convinced that Trump will be impeached. He also sees an increasing likelihood that Trump will actually be ousted from the presidency, which many other political experts stillconsider unlikely. If the House votes to impeach Trump, removing him from office requires a two-thirds majority vote in the Senate. Republicans still control that body by a 51-49 majority, meaning a substantial number of GOP lawmakers would have to vote to oust a president who is a member of their own party. 

Such a scenario is less unrealistic than it sounds, said Lichtman, pointing to the steady drip of incriminating information from the Mueller probe and Trump's conduct in office that is beginning to take its toll on Republicans — a sentiment backed up by the recent midterm results. With presidential and Congressional elections in which Senate Republicans face a much less favorable electoral map than this year just around the corner in 2020, the GOP may be ready to cut Trump loose. 

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40 comments:

  1. Congratulations the Communists of the world have weaponized Money and trade between countries along with perfecting political influencing even in the USA, time to bring back the ONLY punishment for treason. DOA.

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  2. Predictions Professor Allan Litchman should come out the American University break room, he should be clear and truful with the parents forking out all that money for their child to attend Harvard.
    Harvard use to have a great reputation now it is inly a Liberal Think Tank. If a student attending that school cannot see the media push on the fake Steel Dossier which all accusations come, than they may as well stay inside the paper bag mind set that they will have for their lifetime.
    Liberals love to talk and offer no solutions to problems, just complaining about how the World turns.
    Example; what after "impeachment"?
    Nothing would change.
    Two years of endless and baseless investigations, thats how Liberals roll, any excuse to line their pockets with cash and do zero work for the voters that elected them.
    Maybe that sheepskin from Harvard does come in handy when applying for government work.
    Learn to say nothing and do nothing mantra, then repeat.

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    1. Puppet - American University and Harvard University are two different schools. Also: If investigating Trump for corruption and collusion is liberal, is treason conservative?

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    2. Ivan 8:06. Perhaps you could make some semblance of a point if "inly" you developed some rational thinking skills. "Thats" important you know.

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  3. New Jersey prosecutors have collected evidence that supervisors at President Trump’s Garden State golf club may have committed federal immigration crimes — and the FBI as well as special counsel Robert Mueller have played part in the inquiry, the Daily News has learned.

    Anibal Romero, a Newark attorney who represents several undocumented immigrants who used to work at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, said Friday he recently met with investigators from the state attorney general’s office and handed over fraudulent green cards and Social Security numbers that management at the club allegedly procured and gave his clients, Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz.

    Before he met with the state prosecutors, Romero said he reached out to Mueller’s office because, while he wanted to contact federal authorities, he was concerned about looping in the Justice Department, which was headed by Jeff Sessions at the time.

    A few weeks later, an FBI agent in New Jersey called Romero. “He said to me that he had received a referral from Robert Mueller’s office and that he already knew the specifics and that he wanted to meet with me in person,” Romero said. Romero then met with two agents at a federal office in Branchburg, N.J., and outlined the same evidence he had already given the AG prosecutors. The agents said they would “coordinate” with the AG’s office, according to Romero.

    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/us-politics/sd-new-jersey-ag-has-obtained-evidence-of-possible-crimes-at-trump-s-golf-club-and-mueller-fbi-are-invo-20181229-story.html

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  4. REPUBLICAN INVESTIGATION THAT SOUGHT TO UNDERMINE FBI, MUELLER, QUIETLY ENDED

    (Newsweek) Congressional Republicans have ended their probe into allegations of political bias within the Federal Bureau of Investigation just days before Democrats take over the House of Representatives.

    The investigation focused on whether or not the FBI and the Department of Justice exhibited bias when handling probes into former secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server and President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia.

    The probe was led by retiring Republican lawmakers Robert Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy. Goodlatte served as the chair of the House Judiciary Committee while Gowdy was the chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

    https://www.newsweek.com/republican-investigation-alleged-fbi-bias-quietly-ended-1274485?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true

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  5. If trump is removed you won’t like what comes after trump when 60 million people decide democracy doesn’t work for them and people like you want to flood our country with future democrat voters so you can seize our liberty. You don’t like trump? What comes next will be far worse for you if you continue to undermine democracy.

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    1. Do you really think 60 million people will support Trump after Congress convicts him of treason? Not everyone is like you, you know.

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    2. Democracy voted against trump. He lost the vote.

      You should try some yoga

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    3. Veiled threat of violence from the Russia enabled right.

      Democracy doesn't work for them? Education didn't work for them either.

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    4. Trump received 63 million votes. It’s likely his support among all adults is near 100 million. Do you want to tell 100 million people that democracy is a sham and unless they vote for the establishment their vote will be cast aside.

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    5. Those 100 million snowflakes will just have to change their pissy pants and deal with the fact that Trump is a criminal and a traitor.

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  6. Fake government green cards for illegal workers? Ha, what ya gonna do call E-verified? ICE? Deport? Have a criminal give believable testimony? Anyway...

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    1. It is a way illegal immigrants can avoid deportation. Just go to work at a Trump golf course.

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    2. Mob boss Don: Maybe dos workuz fell offa truck? Just sayin.

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  7. The number of Trump supporters is much higher than 60 million, the troops were ecstatic to see POTUS AND FLOTUS over this holiday season.

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    1. I am sure the troops were very excited to hear about that 10% raise they're never going to get.

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    2. I think the troops would have been even more excited to see FLOTUS if she had shown up naked like in her pictures.

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    3. 60 million... well out of a nation of over 300 million, that explains his low approval rating

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    4. A majority now want to see Trump called to account. 2019 is going to be quite a year.

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    5. Stormy Daniels would have a better turn out of troops.

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    6. Donald apparently would agree.

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  8. Trump supporters live in the 'twilight zone' anyway when the director shouts CUT then their world comes crashing down around their ears. No need to worry about them few supporters that are left hanging on like dope fiends.

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  9. The President Is Mentally Unwell — and Everyone Around Him Knows It

    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/01/trump-is-mentally-unwell-and-everyone-around-him-knows-it.html

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  10. 9:09 & 9:26am we know what you do with your private time!
    True FLOTUS #45 has it going on, #44 and Hillary leave little to be desired.

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    1. Why don’t you answer them directly?

      Troll fail

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    2. 10:40 - There is a lot of money to be made in prostitution. Just as long as you don’t have to give it all to a pimp.

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  11. Read it and weep trump supporters, https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/atrocities-1-to-112

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  12. Conservatives will let a liberal talk, shake their heads and walk away.
    Liberals won’t let conservatives talk and call them names. How mature.

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    1. I think a lot of liberals are upset because so many conservatives stupidly enable Trump’s treason. And look, if you don’t like the treatment you receive here, go elsewhere.

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    2. Conservatives shake their heads and walk away because they know they have nothing to offer other than the refuted lies of a Russian enabled pr*esident.

      Here are a couple of facts that cannot be escaped: The end is getting closer and closer. And it's a lifelong Republican patriot who's making it happen.

      May the New Year bring Indictments and Good Cheer!

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    3. Y’all like an adult and you’ll be treated like one

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  13. Many things are twistedintheLiberaks minds its like they have a superiority complex, always have. This is one of the reasons why Democrats wanted to keep and promote slavery back in the day and now they concentrate on the illegals demanding to cross the southern border.

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    1. You know, it just might be you actually are inferior. Certainly your comment indicates that. Are you looking for a kind of affirmative action here?

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    2. Idiot still can't understand that the racist pro-slavery types all flocked to open arms of the GOP.

      It is the abject stupidity of people like 1:15 that make them inferior.

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  14. It is just a shame that GOP/RNC/Republican Party has nothing to talk about other than how does that phrase go: I plead the 5th Amendment your honor.

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  15. The old slavery canard... that’s been debunked repeatedly over the years here.

    Flat earther, birther, radicalized mania.

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  16. The Tattler Anti Trump Hatred Every day every Week 24/7 Hit Pieces. Nothing but hate and negativity every article.

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    1. Boo hoo. Go read something else if you the it so much. Fool.

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