Category Archives: US Presidents & candidates

Congressman Sherman Introduces Article of Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice

Press release from Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), 7/12/17

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), joined by Congressman Al Green (D-TX), introduced an Article of Impeachment (H. Res. 438) against President Donald J. Trump for High Crimes and Misdemeanors. The Article is based on Article 1, dealing with “Obstruction of Justice,” which was passed by the Judiciary Committee on a bipartisan vote on July 27, 1974, regarding Richard M. Nixon. Sherman circulated a draft Article on June 12, 2017, and has been conferring with colleagues and legal experts from around the country since then….

keep reading at Rep. Brad Sherman for video of press release and text of article of impleachment.

Trump’s Lies

By DAVID LEONHARDT and STUART A. THOMPSON, New York Times, JUNE 23, 2017

Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office….

…The list above uses the conservative standard of demonstrably false statements. By that standard, Trump told a public lie on at least 20 of his first 40 days as president. But based on a broader standard — one that includes his many misleading statements (like exaggerating military spending in the Middle East) — Trump achieved something remarkable: He said something untrue, in public, every day for the first 40 days of his presidency. The streak didn’t end until March 1….

[Read the full list, as of 2 weeks ago, at New York Times. At his usual world class rate, that means a dozen subsequent public lies are already not on that list. Watch for New York Times to update!]

Obama slams ‘fundamental meanness’ of Senate healthcare bill

By Max Greenwood, The Hill, 6/22/17

Former President Barack Obama on Thursday blasted Senate Republican leaders’ plan to overhaul large parts of his signature healthcare legislation, ObamaCare.

“The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill,” he wrote in a Facebook post. “It’s a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.

“Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill will do you harm,” Obama wrote. “And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of

See more at The Hill