House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t support impeaching President Trump, dealing a major setback to the anti-Trump resistance that has clamored for House Democrats to take the politically charged step. Mrs. Pelosi, in an interview with The Washington Post Magazine released Monday, said that while she doubts Mr. Trump’s fitness for office, impeaching him would be too divisive. “I’m not for impeachment,” she told the magazine, adding she was aware she was breaking news with the announcement. “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.” Mrs. Pelosi had been trying to tamp down impeachment talk within her ranks for months, but she has had only moderate success. Top Democrats and important liberal activists continue to agitate for their party to … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi rules out impeaching Donald Trump as ‘so divisive’
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Hillary Clinton is secretive and self-serving, but Trump is reckless and dangerous for the country The two most distrusted presidential nominees in polling history have produced a shameful, depressing campaign. There is the candidate put forth by the party of Lincoln, the bellicose New York developer and celebrity con man Donald Trump, whose reckless ignorance is more informed by disturbing Internet conspiracy theories than evidence, wisdom or reason. His election would be a disaster for our democratic republic. Then there is the nominee of the party of Jefferson, Hillary Clinton, a savvy career politician whose policies are consistent with the Democrats’ longstanding platform but who suffers from an inflated sense of entitlement and a well-earned lack of trust. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have a 25-year track record of secrecy, self-dealing and ethical shortcuts that all but guarantee an administration shadowed by ever-present clouds of scandal. … [Read more...] about Editorial: First, say no to Donald Trump
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Paul Manafort trial Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. From left, Richard Westling, Kevin Downing and Thomas Zehnle, attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, talk to reporters outside the Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse after the jury announced a verdict Aug. 21, 2018 in Alexandria, Va. Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images Fullscreen Protester Bill Christeson holds up a sign saying "guilty" as the first count of guilty comes in at he trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, at federal court in Alexandria, Va., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Jacquelyn Martin, AP Fullscreen Paul Manafort's wife, Kathleen Manafort, left, with defense team attorney Jay Nanavati, right, leave federal court after Manafort, the longtime political operative who for months led Donald Trump's winning presidential campaign, was found guilty of eight financial crimes in the … [Read more...] about Paul Manafort, now-ailing former Trump campaign chief, to be sentenced Feb. 8
Gov. Matt Bevin's Facebook rant about the Courier Journal's one-year partnership with ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative reporting organization, seemed to some like the unhinged ravings of an irrational politician. The fact that Bevin would lash out Wednesday night like he did at the Courier Journal and ProPublica — without even knowing what the upcoming investigation is about — had some questioning whether he had something to hide. But a source called Thursday morning with an interesting theory — and it shouldn't be dismissed. Bevin's rant had nothing to do with the Courier Journal and its partnership with ProPublica. It has nothing to do with what the two news organizations are going to dig up about his administration. "Get this," the source said. "It has everything to do with Trump." Background: Matt Bevin bashes Courier Journal, ProPublica in social media outburst Read more: Courier Journal and ProPublica to … [Read more...] about Was Matt Bevin’s ProPublica video rant just a kiss-up to Donald Trump?
Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of the following story misstated where Chris Christie is governor. CLEVELAND — Donald Trump's campaign denied that Melania Trump intentionally plagiarized first lady Michelle Obama in a Monday night speech and claimed that the media and Hillary Clinton supporters are pushing the flap that roiled the Republican convention on Tuesday. "There is a political tint to this whole issue," campaign manager Paul Manafort told reporters, declining to comment in detail as to how Melania Trump's speech was put together and indicating that the campaign did not plan to fire anyone over the incident. Other Republicans expressed concern about the incident that marred the convention's opening night and suggested that consequences are in order. Ex-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said Melania Trump's speechwriter should be fired, telling CNN: "I know what it's like to be fired by the Trump … [Read more...] about Trump campaign denies plagiarism in Melania’s speech, blames reaction on Clinton