Look, Trump “Won” The Mueller Report; He Might Yet “Win” His Impeachment
This dramatic and historic day culminated with an announcement by Speaker Nancy Pelosi: the House will begin impeachment proceedings. Pelosi saying Trump’s demonstrated:
“Betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections….The actions taken to date by the President have seriously violated the Constitution.”
Here’s Pelosi’s entire announcement, which is pretty brief (click on the photo to watch):
That doesn’t mean the House is going to vote tomorrow, or even sometime soon. Just that there’s an impeachment inquiry now open, so she’s got the ball rolling.
And over in the Senate, the Intelligence Committee seems to be laying the groundwork to interview the whistleblower who first brought Trump’s meddling to the attention of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, and the Acting Director of National Intelligence. Only to be stopped dead in their tracks by the Justice Department.
Trump meanwhile Tweeted he’ll release a complete and unredacted transcript today of his phone conversation with Ukraine’s leader, while continuing to cry “total Witch Hunt Scam”. Although Politico now says the transcript might not come out before tomorrow or Friday.
Earlier in the day Trump gave a speech at the United Nations. The Tweet below from CNBC is meant to show Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross falling asleep during that speech. But forget about that. That doesn’t matter at all. (Anyway, we’ve given up on trying to figure out why Trump’s hasn’t fired Ross, who’s caused him one embarrassment after another, when he’s fired so many others.)
Click on it, and focus instead on the President: he’s delivering a major international address, and it’s like he’s not even there.