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Lawmaker Says Impeachment More Likely than 25th Amendment

“Impeachment is more likely than the 25th Amendment, and it could take a few more shocking things to happen. We’re not there yet.”

— Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), who “received an overwhelming endorsement from constituents Sunday for his decision to introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “Several hundred attendees of a town hall cheered Sherman’s recitation of the reasons he thinks Trump has committed high crimes and misdemeanors, the constitutional standard for impeachment.”

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Inglis: We Impeached Clinton on Less Serious Matters than We Face with Trump

“Yes, I was on Judiciary Committee that impeached Bill Clinton and sent him for trial in the Senate for matters less serious than the ones before us now.”

— Former Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC), on Twitter.

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Democrat Lawmaker from Texas Is Drafting Articles of Impeachment

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) “is drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, saying the president should be forced from office for firing FBI Director James Comey in the middle of the bureau’s ongoing Russia investigation. … The articles of impeachment, which Green will officially announce Wednesday, follow increasing calls from some rank-and-file Democrats for Trump to be booted from office.”

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Enumerati

Markets Predicting Trump Won’t Finish His Term

50%

According to the Betfair prediction market, there’s a roughly 50 percent chance that President Trump will not serve out his four-year term. There an approximately 20 to 25 percent chance that Trump doesn’t make it through 2017 without leaving office.

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John Dean: It Won’t End Well for Trump

“How does it all end? Not well for Trump. I’m not too good at the tea leaves, I don’t think anybody is. I just can’t believe that there isn’t something there on the Russia matter, with Trump doing all that he’s doing. He’s throwing every signal out that he’s got a problem, and he’s trying to make it go away. So that’s why I say I can’t imagine it ending real well for him.”

— Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, in an interview with New York Magazine.

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America Split Over Trump’s Constitution Violation

47%

A new PRRI survey finds that 47% of the American public believe President Trump has acted in ways that violate the U.S. Constitution, while 46% say that he has not.

News & Comment

What Did the So-Called President Know – And When Did He Know It?

White House Counsel Donald McGahn
White House Counsel Donald McGahn

In his resignation letter released last night, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn said he was quitting his post because he had “inadvertently” lied to Mike Pence about whether he’d discussed Pres.Obama’s sanctions against Russia in a phone call with the Russian ambassador in a phone call in December.

From the administration that gave us “alternate facts,” now we have inadvertent lies.

But there’s much more to this story — and what lies beneath what is publicly known now could have devastating consequences for Donald Trump:

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