When it comes to impeachment (and pretty much everything else), the G.O.P. is no longer driven by public opinion.
Brian BeutlerThis is great and true piece, and until Republicans show any indication otherwise, Democrats should begin pulling new investigative threads in the impeachment inquiry, of which there are several.
Pelosi is said to favor one sweeping charge related to Ukraine, but there's some debate about the need for additional charges.
Brian BeutlerAbuse of power would be a good framework for a broad impeachment that covered his subversion of elections, self-enrichment, retaliation against political enemies, etc. But many of those abuses, particularly Ukraine, entail specific, enumberable crimes.
If U.S. Attorney John Durham is conducting a criminal investigation, it’s not clear what allegations of wrongdoing are being examined.
Brian BeutlerBarr and Durham appear to be manning a criminal investigation of anyone involved in the early days of the Russia probe without any predication. THIS is what a witch hunt looks like, and part of why Trump has labored to devoid the term of meaning.
In an address at Georgetown University, the Facebook chief executive called for more free speech — not less — as his company has been assailed for allowing lies and falsehoods to appear.
Brian BeutlerThere's no principle here, other than to say whatever he needs to say at any given moment to maximize power and wealth. Predatory in the exact same way Trump and the GOP are predatory.
The video was shown at a conference attended by Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Huckabee Sanders. They said they did not see it.
Brian BeutlerNot the most important nit to pick, but, I don't think this "shows how Mr. Trump’s anti-media language has influenced his supporters and bled into their own propaganda." It shows Trump leads a hateful sectarian movement bound together by violent ideation.