“President Trump “likely obstructed justice,” could be impeached: report” Reply


SALON

While special counsel Robert Mueller investigates whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, legal experts and scholars at the Brookings Institute have determined that the president likely broke the law by firing former FBI director James Comey and, as a result, could be impeached by Congress.

A new report from Brookings analysts Barry Berke, Noah Bookbinder and Norman Eisen found that Trump “likely obstructed justice” when he impeded the investigations of Michael Flynn and Russia’s election interference by firing Comey.” MORE

“Republicans Largely Stay Silent After Sen. Bob Corker’s Rebuke Of President Trump” Reply


HUFFINGTON POST

“If you were expecting Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-Tenn.) scathing rebuke of President Donald Trump to open a floodgate of similar GOP recriminations, you’d be mistaken.

Most Senate Republicans refrained from weighing in on Corker’s remarkable interview with The New York Times on Sunday, in which the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman warned that the president’s volatile behavior and rhetoric could set America “on the path to World War III.” MORE

“More GOP senators willing to tell Trump to take a hike”


POLITICO

An increasing number of Republicans have nothing to lose in crossing the president and Mitch McConnell — a warning sign for tax reform.

“Trump names climate science denier to run NASA”


THINK PROGRESS

“In a Friday night news dump, the White House announced that President Donald Trump Plans to nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), a climate science denier to be administrator of NASA.

Bridenstine is a politician without any scientific credentials, unlike previous NASA chiefs, and for that reason his nomination has already been criticized by both Florida’s senators Marco Rubio (R) and Bill Nelson (D), Politico reports. Rubio said, “I just think [his nomination] could be devastating for the space program.”  MORE

“A Poll From His Favorite News Network Drops Tons Of Terrible News On Trump”


POLITICUS USA

A new Fox News poll has found that most Americans think Trump is tearing the country apart, and many of them don’t think that he will finish his term in office.

“Trump Has Essentially Abdicated The Basic Responsibilities Of A President”


HUFFINGTON POST

“It was a stunning moment. On Sunday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested that the president of the United States does not speak for American values.

After deflecting questions from Fox News’ Chris Wallace about President Donald Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacist groups who incited deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, by saying that he and the State Department “represent America’s values,” Tillerson said that “the president speaks for himself.”

Tillerson’s statement caps a tumultuous two weeks in which Trump demonstrated that he has abandoned essential duties of the office, failing to provide basic, measured responses to violence and natural disasters.”  MORE

“Trump Unfit To Be President? There’s A Fast Way To Get Rid Of Him.”


HUFFINGTON POST

“WASHINGTON ― For those who watched President Donald Trump’s tirade in Phoenix Tuesday night and his angry news conference in New York a week earlier, and then recall his Twitter threats about nuclear weapons earlier this month, there is some good news: A president can be removed from office if his Cabinet deems him mentally unstable.

There is also bad news: The only person who can start that process, Vice President Mike Pence, has been loath to utter even a negative word about his boss.

And then there’s the worst news: Even a process that would effectively take the nuclear launch codes away from Trump far faster than impeachment ever could still may not be fast enough.”  MORE

“Carl Bernstein: This is the Trump story reporters need to cover”


CNN

“Republicans in Congress, the highest of intelligence officials, the highest of military officers in our country, leaders of the business community — all of whom have dealt with the White House, and many of them dealt personally with Donald Trump — have come to believe that he is unfit for the presidency,” Bernstein told CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday.

He said those people are “raising the very question of his stability and his mental fitness.”  MORE

“‘The End Is Near’: Co-Author Of ‘Art Of The Deal’ Predicts That Trump Is About To Resign”


POLITICUS USA

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. July 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

“How Trump Ended Up in Bed with Russia: The Daily Show”