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You know who didn't plead the 5th Amendment?

Hillary Clinton, cause she wasn't guilty of jack shit.


https://twitter.com/vinaytion/status/866725750140948480

Democrats Should Proudly Call for Trumps Impeachment

Democrats Should Proudly Call for Trump’s Impeachment
Some rank-and-file members are doing it. Why aren't the party's leaders showing the same courage of conviction?
BY BRIAN BEUTLER
May 22, 2017



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It is certainly awkward that Trump made himself vulnerable to impeachment so quickly after inauguration, but that is a testament to his overreach, not Democrats’.

The central risk of admitting this publicly isn’t overreach so much as over-promising. Republicans in Congress aren’t likely to impeach Trump, and even if Democrats reclaim control of both the House and Senate next year, removing him from office would require many Republicans to vote to convict him. But this is only a problem if Democrats are incapable of distinguishing between the abstract merits of impeaching Trump and the political feasibility of it. By impeaching Clinton, Republicans demonstrated that it’s possible for the political climate to allow for the impeachment of officials who do not deserve it. Our current circumstances are precisely backward. Trump deserves impeachment urgently, but politics will insulate him from it for the foreseeable future.

But that shouldn’t spook Democrats out of telling voters they understand how critical removing Trump from office is—and that they will fight as hard as they can to do so, even if they ultimately fall short. In many ways the 2016 Democratic primary underscored the importance of finding this very kind of middle ground between promising to deliver popular ends—like Medicare for all—and opposing those ends outright on political-feasibility grounds. The promise to fight is an easy promise to keep.

“I know that there are those who are talking about ‘Well, we’re gonna get ready for next election,’” Waters, the House Democrat, rightly said last week. “No. We can’t wait that long. We don’t need to wait that long. He will have destroyed this country by then. We cannot wake up every morning to another crisis, to another scandal.”

It is extremely unlikely that Trump will find remedies for the problems he’s created for himself by the end of next year—that he will liquidate his business, disclose his finances, nominate a consensus FBI director, and be fully exonerated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller. Unless Trump does, he should not be president, and politicians aren’t serving the public well by pretending otherwise.


MORE:
https://newrepublic.com/article/142794/democrats-proudly-call-trumps-impeachment

Smoking Gun tape-6/23/72-Nixon & Haldeman propose having CIA ask FBI to halt Watergate investigation

https://twitter.com/michikokakutani/status/866790612053438465



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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-asked-intelligence-chiefs-to-push-back-against-fbi-collusion-probe-after-comey-revealed-its-existence/2017/05/22/394933bc-3f10-11e7-9869-bac8b446820a_story.html?utm_term=.077e7f163c38


https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/866793659563421697

Not Just Trump -It's Sr WH officials, PLURAL, asking around about getting the FBI to drop the probe.

https://twitter.com/1PatriciaMurphy/status/866804215322161153


In addition to the requests to Coats and Rogers, senior White House officials sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, according to people familiar with the matter. The officials said the White House appeared uncertain about its power to influence the FBI.

“Can we ask him to shut down the investigation? Are you able to assist in this matter?” one official said of the line of questioning from the White House.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-asked-intelligence-chiefs-to-push-back-against-fbi-collusion-probe-after-comey-revealed-its-existence/2017/05/22/394933bc-3f10-11e7-9869-bac8b446820a_story.html?utm_term=.077e7f163c38

Folks, hold on a minute, I have another unforced error to give you..

https://twitter.com/benjaminja/status/866677870424358913

https://twitter.com/TomNamako/status/866673737684455425



https://twitter.com/BarakRavid/status/866673535380541442

And in doing so, he finally & formally verified that it was Israel who was the source of the intel.

OH MY---Not Fake News: A 4' x 4' sinkhole has formed directly in front of Mar-a-Lago.

Folks tried to tell Donald not to play with that orb.

May 22, 2017
Sinkhole in front of Mar-a-Lago
A 4' x 4' sinkhole has formed on Southern Boulevard directly in front of Mar-a-Lago. It appears to be in the vicinity of the newly installed water main. West Palm Beach Utilities distribution crews have secured the area and will most likely need to do some exploratory excavation today.

Please use caution when driving through this area and watch for workers.

http://townofpalmbeach.com/AlertCenter.aspx?AID=294

Just going to leave this here for our Republican Snowflakes:

So Trump just confirmed that the intel he wrongfully shared with Russia came from Israel. WTF.

Wow. Trump just told the press "I never mentioned the word 'Israel' during that meeting . Everyone said I did."



He just TOLD EVERYONE:
https://twitter.com/BarakRavid/status/866673535380541442
https://twitter.com/OrenKessler/status/866672915944812544
https://twitter.com/karentravers/status/866673290852659204

Trump: "If youre innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?"

https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/866668971008954368
http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/334518-flynn-to-decline-senate-subpoena-invoke-fifth-amendment-report

Nice Fish-Wrapper:

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