Presidential Harassment

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“It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country,” Trump told Reuters As special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation moves along and a new Democratic majority gets ready to take over the House of Representatives in January, the word “impeachment” often comes up in political conservations. Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler, incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has asserted that if Michael Cohen (confessed felon and Trump’s former personal attorney) made hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal on direct orders from Trump in 2016, it would be an “impeachable offense.” Trump, however, has denied having extramarital affairs with either Daniels or McDougal and maintained that Cohen was acting independently—not on orders from him—if he made any hush money payments two years ago. And when Reuters reporters asked t...
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Trump can't make up his mind about his approval ratings, going from puffed up braggart last night to paranoid finger-pointer this morning. Last night he posted a boastful tweet that his approval rating, according to a poll by right-leaning Rasmussen, was at 50%, along with his back-patting message, "Working hard, thank you!" No matter that all of the other pollsters have his approval rating at a low 39%-43%, and that his "aggregate approval rating is around 42 percent, as of Wednesday," according to The Washington Post. And no matter that he boasted about how much he is admired on the same day that he attended former president George H.W. Bush's funeral. Working hard, thank you! pic.twitter.com/3SoWTkZjP6 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2018 This this morning he did an about face, furious about his low approval rating, and blaming it all on the Mueller probe, calling it "presidential harrassment." Without the phony Russia Witch Hunt, and with all that we ha...
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If our national drama is a bad gangster movie, are we finally close to the antihero’s inevitable downfall? If Donald Trump's reign were a bad novel, what chapter would we be in? Still near the beginning? Somewhere around the middle? Drawing close to the end?Wherever the American people and the world may be in this story, it is the stuff of hack writing. It's a genre remix and mashup, a story so simultaneously obvious, yet bizarre and full of intrigue, that it cannot be believed. But it is all so very real.The Trump-Russia scandal is the driving force in the narrative. Here are some recent developments.There is international intrigue, corruption and greed. Donald Trump's personal fixer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress, admitting that he was a go-between for the president and Russian elites -- conceivably including Vladimir Putin, Russian spies, the Russian mafia and other oligarchs. Cohen did this work while Trump was running for president and even as he be...
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Oops, he did it again. If there’s one thing you might have thought Donald Trump has learned in the past two years it’s that it was a huge mistake to go on TV with Lester Holt and admit that he was thinking about the Russia investigation when he decided to fire FBI Director James Comey. Recall that Trump was just rambling, in his stream-of-consciousness mode, when he just blurted it out without prompting. That revealing statement was not only what precipitated the appointment of Robert Mueller, it was also one of the most compelling pieces of evidence that Trump was trying to obstruct justice when he fired Comey — an apparent confession of intent. Trump has said and done hundreds of stupid things during his tenure, but that one really stands out as the blunder of all blunders.This article was originally published at SalonOops, he did it again. This week, in the midst of what observers everywhere are characterizing as a meltdown, Trump gave an interview to the Daily Call...
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With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, Trevor Noah
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November 13th, 2018
Monday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) said President Donald Trump appointed acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker to be an “assassin” who kills special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Partial transcript as follows: BLITZER: You saw this very strong article, the incoming chairman, we expect, Adam Schiff, of the Intelligence Committee, he just wrote it, posted in The Washington Post. ‘Matthew Whitaker, we’re watching you.’ Very strong words. You’ve got a strong tweet that you posted today, as well. Let me read it to our viewers: ‘The days of presidential immunity are OVER.’ Over, all caps. ‘Gone. No more free passes to cash in on the — on access to Oval Office. No more colluding with Russia, and we’ll see if you’re a tax cheat. America is putting a balance of power on your abuses of power. Welcome to democracy.’ So tell us exactly what you mean by...
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November 13th, 2018
Donald Trump just co-opted a new buzz phrase he hopes will define the next two years in politics: "Presidential harassment."
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November 12th, 2018
President Trump on Monday wielded the GOP’s new catchphrase for congressional oversight — “Presidential Harassment” — to blame Democrats for the morning’s downturn on Wall Street. “The prospect of Presidential Harassment by the Dems is causing the Stock Market big headaches!” the commander-in-chief tweeted following a tough weekend in France, where he caught flak for...
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November 12th, 2018
In a tweet, the president characterized what’s coming as “Presidential Harassment by the Dems.”
November 12th, 2018
President Donald Trump claimed the recent downturn in U.S. stocks is a byproduct of "presidential harassment" by the Democrats.
November 7th, 2018
The Senate GOP leader described Republican efforts to impeach President Bill Clinton in the 1990s and recalled how it cost the party in the 1998 midterm elections.
November 7th, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear Wednesday that he is happy with the outcome of the election that has increased his majority by at least three senators.
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November 7th, 2018
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested Wednesday that if Democrats use their new House majority to aggressively pursue oversight of President Donald Trump and his administration, that would amount to "presidential harassment" and could backfire on the party.
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October 10th, 2018
In an interview with the Associated Press, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said if Democrats take the majority in the House of Representatives and launch several investigations into President Donald Trump, it will help him get “reelected.” McConnell said, “I think it’ll help get the president reelected. I remember the price we paid for trying – well actually we did impeach Bill Clinton. I remember all the enthusiasm of lots of Republicans in the House and Senate, ‘Boy this is the ticket. This is going to make us have a great year in ‘98.’ Set everything up. It worked exactly the opposite. The public got mad at us and felt sympathy for President Clinton. So this business of presidential harassment may or may not quite be the winner they think it is.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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October 10th, 2018
Mitch McConnell famously said his single biggest goal was for Barack Obama "to be a one-term president." The Associated Press is reporting that Mitch McConnell has a warning for Democrats—if you win, leave the president alone.McConnell: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.Wait. Wrong president. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Democrats to think carefully about “presidential harassment” if they win the majority of the House.McConnell failed in his effort to unseat Obama in 2012, but propelled by the Koch-funded tea party and plenty of Republicans shipping around claims that Obama was a “Secret Muslim,” Republicans generated a genuine red wave in 2010. Which they used to generate what are so far literally endless investigations of Democrats that have cost them … nothing at all, really.But McConnell wants it known he only offers this advice out of concern for the Democrati...
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