Wednesday Open Thread | Nadler says there’s ‘very substantial evidence’ to impeach Trump

Washington (CNN) House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Sunday said Robert Mueller’s report presents “very substantial evidence” that President Donald Trump is “guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors” — an impeachable offense.

“We have to … let Mueller present those facts to the American people, and then see where we go from there, because the administration must be held accountable,” Nadler, whose committee would lead impeachment proceedings, said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Mueller, the former special counsel for the Department of Justice and former director of the FBI, will testify before Congress on July 24 after House Democrats issued a subpoena for his appearance. Earlier this year, Mueller concluded a nearly two-year-long investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Democrats are deeply divided on whether to pursue an impeachment inquiry, and Mueller’s public testimony may provide an opportunity for the party to unify and decide whether impeachment proceedings should go forward or not. More than 80 House Democrats have called for starting an impeachment inquiry into the President — the first step in a lengthy process, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Nadler have so far resisted the pressure to open an inquiry. Behind the scenes, Nadler has lobbied Pelosi to open an inquiry.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday most Americans haven’t read the dense 448-page Mueller report.

Schiff said on CBS “Face The Nation” that the report contains “a pretty damning set of facts,” and said, “Who better to bring them to life than the man who did the investigation himself.”

“We want the people to hear it directly from him,” Schiff said.

Mueller said in a rare and remarkable public statement in May his investigation could not clear Trump of obstruction of justice, and that charging the President was not an option his office could consider.

“If we had had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” Mueller said. “We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the President did commit a crime.”

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44 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | Nadler says there’s ‘very substantial evidence’ to impeach Trump

  1. Twitter has changed. I hate it. Ugh

  2. Liza says:

    Nancy Pelosi has not been moved. Totally predictable.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Update for a previous story:

    #ProposingWhileBlack: Manager Fired, Security Team Replaced After Interrupting Wedding Proposal With Racial Profiling

    Jay Connor
    51 minutes ago

    After being accused of racially profiling a black couple during their wedding proposal, several Angry Orchard employees are now former Angry Orchard employees.

    People reports that unlike President Nincompoop, owners of the brewery want no parts of being affiliated with racist behavior. In a statement, Angry Orchard announced that they’d fired a manager and replaced members of its security team.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Here is Fox’s Brian Kilmeade Making a Wildly Racist Freudian Slip

    Jack Mirkinson
    Yesterday 11:59am

    Brian Kilmeade warns that immigration threatens to “destroy the color of — the culture of the country.”

    — Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) July 23, 2019

    Whoopsie! Surely Kilmeade—an intelligent man who once complained that “we keep marrying other species and other ethnics”—did not mean to say such a bad thing.

    I should note that saying that immigrants are threatening the “culture” of the country, rather than the “color,” is equally dangerous and bigoted, but that is the type of thing that happens every day on Fox & Friends.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Ilhan Omar Has Exactly Zero Time for This Lady’s Nonsense

    Naomi LaChance
    Today 7:45am

    Ilhan Omar, easily the coolest member of “the Squad,” was asked a question on Tuesday that she called “frustrating” and “appalling.”

    During a panel at the Muslim Caucus Education Collective’s Conference in Washington, D.C., Ani Osman-Zonneveld of the human rights group Muslims for Progressive Values asked Omar to condemn female genital mutilation (FGM).

    “I’d like to know will you be able to make a statement against FGM, because that’s an issue in Detroit,” she said. “It would be really powerful if the two Muslim congresswomen, yourself and Rashida [Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan], would make a statement on this issue.”

    Omar responded:

    “Your second question is an appalling question because there are bills that we vote on, bills we sponsor, many statements we put out, and then we’re in a panel like this and the question is posed: ‘could you and Rashida do this?’ And it’s like, how often—should I make a schedule? Does this need to be on repeat every five minutes? Should I be like, ‘So today I forgot to condemn al-Qaeda, so here’s the al-Qaeda one, today I forgot to condemn FGM, so here it goes, today I forgot to condemn Hamas, so here it goes, you know what I mean?

  6. rikyrah says:

    And folks wonder why the trust in Law Enforcement is at an all time low for some communities:

    Chicago Police Have Been Compiling Dossiers on People Who Speak at Police Board Meetings

    Monique Judge
    Today 9:55am

    Why would the Chicago Police Department be running background checks on people who sign up to speak at public meetings of the city’s police disciplinary panel?

    That is what many people want to know after a public records request conducted by the Chicago Tribune revealed that since January 2018, CPD has collected information on at least 60 people in advance of their speaking at the weekly meetings—a practice that police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed has been going on since at least 2013.

    From the Tribune:

    The checks appear to be extensive, with police searching at least one internal department database to determine if speakers have arrest or prison records, warrants outstanding for their arrest, investigative alerts issued for them by the department and even if they’re registered sex offenders or missing persons. Police also searched comments that speakers had previously made on YouTube or on their Facebook and Twitter accounts, among other internet sites, the documents show.

    Among those subjected to background checks were a woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted decades ago by a Chicago police officer, a community activist who gained prominence after the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by a police officer and a 77-year-old man known for his frequent, flamboyant rants on a variety of topics at public meetings across the city.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Meet the 4 Black Men Who Are Shaking Up the White Male-Dominated Venture Capital Investment World

    Nigel Roberts
    Today 10:30am

    The last few months have been a whirlwind for four young black businessmen who are quickly becoming superstars in the business investment arena. In a space long dominated by white men, these brothers are carving out a niche that champions investing in businesses owned by women and people of color.

    John Henry, a co-founder of Harlem Capital Partners (HCP) team, rushed back from a business meeting on July 16 to sit down with The Root. Earlier that day, Consumer Technology Association announced it had selected HCP as one of two venture capital firms it will invest in as part of its $10 million commitment to minority and women-owned companies. That latest deal came on the heels of Forbes selecting the team for its coveted 30 Under 30 social entrepreneur class of 2019.

    HCP is on a mission to level the investment playing field for entrepreneurs of color and women business owners. The partners plan to invest in 1,000 diverse company founders over the next two decades through its early-stage venture capital investments. Investment firms employ mostly white men and invest almost exclusively in companies owned by white men.

  8. @cherylwillsny1 for the MF win! Straight savage!

  9. rikyrah says:

    jen (@jennieeez) Tweeted:
    Maybe just apologize for the Crime Bill first, dude. Until he recognizes that failure, all of this comes across as desperate pandering as he tries to hold onto his lead with black voters.

  10. rikyrah says:

    David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) Tweeted:
    BREAKING: @ElNuevoDia is reporting that the resignation of Puerto Rico’s Governor is imminent – CBS News has not confirmed this. The newspaper reports that the Governor has already taped a farewell message, & that he’ll be replaced by the Justice Secretary Wanda Vasquez

  11. rikyrah says:

    thefieldnegro (@fieldnegro) Tweeted:
    Latest Marist Poll has 48% of white Americans approving of trump, and 48% disapproving. I trust this poll. Tell me again why i should believe that white America is outraged by trump’s racism?

  12. rikyrah says:

    The Radical Dream (@TheRadicalDream) Tweeted:
    @deadaire @marcushjohnson As the Midwest gets more red, every future Democratic presidential nominee needs to have appeal in TX, FL, GA, NC and AZ. Otherwise, you’d only be running up the popular vote in CA, NY and MA only to lose in the electoral college.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) Tweeted:
    If the median dem presidential nominee for the next decade is a black “moderate” from the south, I think many white progressives would have a problem with that, and say the south has too much influence on the process

  14. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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