President Trump (page 7)

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    Trump +19 others: Who’s been impeached and why

    Donald John Trump is the first United States President to be impeached twice. We are still waiting for his second impeachment — on one article of inciting insurrection — to make its way to the United States Senate for trial. USA Facts notes that since 1797, 20 federal officials…
    Donna Martinez, January 20, 2021
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    National Review columnist assesses Trump’s impact

    As Donald Trump leaves the White House, David Bahnsen writes for National Review Online about the 45th president’s impact — both positive and negative. There are some things that have to be said about the Trump presidency in a “final hour assessment” that are unambiguously good. And I…
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2021
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    Senator warns against pardoning Capitol rioters

    Mairead McArdle of National Review Online highlights a message from one high-profile senator to the outgoing president. Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Sunday advised the president not to grant presidential pardons to the rioters who stormed the Capitol this month, warning that doing so would “destroy” Trump.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2021
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    Gingrich counters predictions of Republican civil war

    Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich writes at FoxNews.com that the Republican Party is not as likely to fracture as its opponents hope. Various left-wing writers (some of them nominally Republican) have been salivating over the prospects of a GOP civil war. Nothing would make them happier than…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021
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    Latest impeachment as ‘Pelosi’s folly’

    Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker explores the political calculations linked to President Trump’s second impeachment. Does the President have a right to free speech? Josh Blackman, a constitutional law professor writing on The Volokh Conspiracy, suggests he certainly does and that his speech on January 6 is…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2021
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    McCarthy probes the politics of impeachment

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online admits early in his latest column that he believes President Trump has “committed impeachable conduct.” Nonetheless, the former federal prosecutor questions Democrats’ motives in pushing impeachment now. In explaining their thinking, Democrats say — as if this were the most natural thing…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2021
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    25th Amendment: Read Vice President Pence’s Letter To Speaker Pelosi

    Vice President Mike Pence sent the following letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. Note the second paragraph in which Vice President Pence declines to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, noting “it is not a means of punishment or usurpation.”…
    Donna Martinez, January 13, 2021
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    Twitter’s negative impact on American politics

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online documents the social media giant’s influence on American political culture. Donald Trump was the president of Twitter. What radio was to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and TV was to Ronald Reagan, communicating 280 characters at a time on a social-media platform that is…
    Mitch Kokai, January 13, 2021