Democrats who want to impeach the president may be winning the battle but losing the war in their party.
Matt FullerThe thing about the Judiciary Committee being the body to open an impeachment inquiry is that it is not the House.
This seems like it will placate more than it will actually advance impeachment.
The release of the previously redacted documents came one day after the judge in the case disclosed that prosecutors had concluded their probe into Cohen’s campaign finance crimes.
Matt FullerCommitting a felony campaign finance violation and then actively engaging in a coverup about the truth about your hush money payment to a porn star certainly seems like it would meet the threshold of — what’s the phrase? — high crimes and misdemeanors.
That's only a small part of the story, because the House floor was chaos Tuesday.
Matt FullerExtremely weird day in the House.
Democrats struggled with a rule that doesn’t allow members to say the President has made racist comments as they debated a resolution condemning the president for making racist comments.
Republicans defended racism.
The facilities are all run by private prison companies, and one experienced a violent riot.
Matt FullerWe’re just now seeing exactly how bad of a deal Democrats struck when they ended the government shutdown.
Trump got some money for bollard fencing, and they agreed to an average of 40,520 detention beds.
Except ICE is ignoring that and has 54,000 beds.
The House speaker didn't have much of a choice after Senate Democrats overwhelmingly supported the Senate legislation.
Matt FullerPelosi caved to McConnell on border aid.
But Senate Dems are the ones who put Pelosi in this position. The Senate passed the bill 84-8. Pelosi hardly had a hand to negotiate after that, and she had no hand after moderate House Dems undercut her.
Rank-and-file House Democrats are getting impatient with leadership's strategy of doing ordinary oversight of the Trump administration.
Matt FullerIf the goal is to actually hold Donald Trump accountable, the Democratic strategy of endless investigations is utterly failing.
If the goal is to run out the clock on impeachment, congratulations, Democratic leaders! Your plan is going swimmingly!
But how hard are Democrats willing to fight to actually prevent war?
Matt FullerThree presidents have used the 9/11 war authorization for 18 years, in 14 different countries, for more than three dozen different military actions. Trump is thinking about using it for war with Iran.
Today, for the first time ever, the House repealed it.
Matt FullerA thing we learned in the course of reporting this: As much as you may think the Trump administration is agitating for war with Iran, it’s even worse in the classified briefings with members.
It is something to take seriously.
Word-searchable Mueller Report Volume I (Criminal Conspiracy) -- Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election
Matt FullerIt’s a great day to read the Mueller Report.
If you don’t want to read it all, maybe check out the section examining whether Trump obstructed justice by telling McGahn to fire Mueller, and then instructing Mueller to lie about it.
We're starting to test what the word "impeachable" really means.
Matt FullerHere's the reality of Nancy Pelosi and impeachment:
She knows Trump committed impeachable acts and she doesn't want to impeach because it would be "divisive."
You can fall for her tough talk, but she's working every day to prevent impeachment.