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Russia German Nord Stream 2 pipeline to open despite U.S. pressure  Washington Times

Despite years of behind-the-scenes cajoling and open threats of economic sanctions from two U.S. administrations, Washington appears to have failed to …

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: The real reason Donald Trump has to be impeached

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I’m calling for our lawmakers to do the right thing and impeach the president of the United States. This call is not about not liking him, or about the president belonging to a different political party than I do. It’s about making sure that no one is above the rule of law. It’s also about having a set standard for every American citizen, especially those who serve the people.



The Mueller report clearly states how Donald Trump has committed several acts of obstruction of justice, including bullying witnesses, urging his people to lie to Congress, and much more. And there is still a lot of info that is being redacted due to classified information and national security. The fact that there is sensitive information in the investigation alone can put our country’s security in jeopardy. A president is a person who is supposed to be a leader not a liability.



Trump’s tweets this week, intimidating members of the media out in the open on a social media platform, are reckless. What’s really a scary thought is that if he has no shame in intimidating people in a public forum, what has he said and done behind closed doors? I am also calling for Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to resign. In the report it shows she admitted that she made false statements to the public about Trump’s obstruction. Her job as a Press Secretary is to inform the public, not to be personally loyal to the President.


I have read and listened to the argument, “Why not just vote him out?” I say that sets a bad example because presidents in the past have been impeached for less, and if this president can get away with this, then it leads the way for more presidents to get away with crimes. We need to have accountability that shows the people we are still nation of laws and a democracy. I am calling for the impeachment of President Trump.



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Giuliani on ‘America This Week’ claims congressional subpoenas ‘entirely illegitimate’  KRNV My News 4

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Source: Deutsche Bank to Hand Over Trump Loan Documents  VOA News

In mid-March, New York Attorney General Letitia James subpoenaed German bank, demanding records related to loans and lines of credit granted to Trump …

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Watch:Booker delivers remarks at the African American Mayors Association annual convention  CNYcentral.com

WASHINGTON (SBG) -Democratic presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker speaks at the African American Mayors Association’s annual convention.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices: Rational Security: The ‘Mueller Time’ Edition

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The Special Counsel’s report has finally been released. After reading the report and thinking about the findings, we’ll discuss what impressed us most and what happens next.  

 

Shane recommends The Mueller Report. 

Susan says the Navy is reporting UFOs.  

Ben wants you to read his diary

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Trump’s 2020 campaign will spend at least $1 billion, Parscale tells ‘America This Week’  CNYcentral.com

President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale said he anticipates Trump’s re-election bid will cost at least $1 billion. “I definitely think we’re …

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John William King executed in James Byrd Jr.’s brutal dragging death  NBCNews.com

King was the ringleader of a group that chained Byrd to a truck and dragged him to his death over three miles in the woods outside Jasper, Texas, in 1998.

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Lawfare – Hard National Security Choices: The Supreme Court Has No Role in Impeachment

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On April 24, the president tweeted:

The suggestion was met with derision, including widespread suggestions that President Trump simply does not understand the Constitution. Laurence Tribe called the argument “idiocy.” “The Constitution? How Does It Work?” tweeted Dan Drezner. It’s tempting to write this off as just another ill-tempered presidential tweet. And it’s true that, without a dramatic change in the underlying case law, Trump’s suggestion of appealing an impeachment conviction to the Supreme Court is genuinely absurd. The Constitution establishes that “The House … shall have the sole Power of Impeachment” and that “[t]he Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments.”

But Trump’s suggestion of resorting to the Supreme Court to appeal an impeachment did not come out of nowhere. Prominent Trump defender Alan Dershowitz recently made an argument along the same lines, writing in an essay on “The Case Against Impeaching Trump” that, “Were a president to announce that he refused to accept the actions of the Senate in voting for his removal … and that he would not leave office unless the Supreme Court affirmed his removal, the people might well agree with him.” In the past, Trump has managed make fringe legal arguments into commonplace talking points on Fox News. And so, while it’s easy to write off Trump’s tweet, it’s worth considering Cornell Law professor Josh Chafetz’s suggestion that statement should be read as “part of an ongoing effort to shift the constitutional debate around president-checking mechanisms.”

In that vein, below is an effort to take a closer look at why the Supreme Court has no power to review an impeachment and conviction.

The Supreme Court has already barred the possibility that it could serve as a court of appeals for impeachment in Nixon v. U.S. In that case, Judge Walter Nixon sought judicial review after he was removed from office following impeachment and conviction, arguing that the Senate had unconstitutionally used a special committee to conduct hearings rather than conducting the proceedings before the entire body. The court found Nixon’s claim to raise a political question and therefore to be nonjusticiable: impeachment is characterized both by “a textually demonstrable constitutional commitment of the issue to a coordinate political department” and “a lack of judicially discoverable and manageable standards for resolving it,” two of the criteria for political questions as defined in Baker v. Carr.

In arguing that the Constitution commits to “a coordinate political department”—that is, Congress—the court delves into the history of the impeachment provisions. Most notably, James Madison and the Committee of Detail originally proposed that impeachment should be the responsibility of the Supreme Court before the matter was moved to the Senate.It’s true that the Supreme Court has some link to impeachment insofar as the Constitution provides for the chief justice of the Supreme Court to preside over the Senate trial in an impeachment case. But Justice Joseph Story argued in “Commentaries on the Constitution” that the chief justice’s role is mainly due to “the necessity of excluding the vice president from the chair, when he might have a manifest interest, which would destroy his impartiality.”

Nixon concerned a procedural objection to impeachment, rather than a substantive one. But there is good reason to think that the precedent would also bar an appeal on, for example, disagreement over what constitutes a “high crime and misdemeanor.” Michael Gerhardt notes that “it is difficult to settle on judicially manageable standards, because the existence of an impeachable offense depends inexorably on Congress’s political judgment and on the particular circumstances of the alleged impeachable offense involved.” And the “demonstrable constitutional commitment of the issue to a coordinate political department” likewise remains.

Those looking for a contrary view could point to the scholar of impeachment Raoul Berger, who argued that, “The last thing intended by the Framers was to leave the Senate free to declare any conduct whatsoever a ‘high crime and misdemeanor.'”  But Berger was writing in 1974, two decades before the Supreme Court would toss out Walter Nixon’s claim. Whether or not Berger was correct in 1974, it’s hard to see today how his reasoning overcomes Nixon.

Perhaps the most convincing argument against judicial review of impeachment comes, as ever, from Charles Black. Imagine, Black writes, that a president, after being impeached and convicted, appeals to the court, which then “puts the impeached and convicted president back in for the rest of his term. And we all live happily ever after … I don’t think I possess the resources of rhetoric adequate to characterizing the absurdity of that position.”

Black’s point is less that the constitutional history and text show that the courts have no role to play here—though he does also argue this—and more that confusion on the matter could itself be fatal in the most extreme situation. What if military commanders are placed in the position of deciding which president is rightfully the chief executive?

But this confusion itself may be a strategy for a president on the brink of losing office, Black warns. A president removed by office by impeachment might appeal to the Supreme Court, have his case dismissed for lack of jurisdiction, and then, “though quite wrongly … persuade a part of the people that he had been denied his rightful day in court.”

In light of President Trump’s habit of insisting that he has been treated unfairly by every entity that resolves a dispute not in his favor, Black’s words are uncomfortably prescient.

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Jared Kushner: New Trump immigration plan may increase visas for highly-skilled workers

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WASHINGTON, April 24- A merit-based immigration proposal being put together by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner could lead to an increase in U.S. visas for highly skilled workers, sources familiar with the effort said on Wednesday. Democrats, whose support the White House would need to advance any kind of immigration legislation through Congress, have…

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