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Step One to Impeachment? Congressman's Probe Targets Trump's Conflicts of Interest


Step One to Impeachment? Congressman's Probe Targets Trump's Conflicts of Interest

Nika Knight, staff writer

New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler has made use of an obscure legislative tool that would force a floor debate on President Donald Trump's potentially unconstitutional conflicts of interest—a move widely seen as an initial step toward impeaching Trump.

Nadler, a Democrat, on Thursday "filed a 'resolution of inquiry' that amounts to the first legislative step toward impeachment," wrote Institute for Public Accuracy director Norman Solomon.


Here's over 500 conflicts of interest, in an interactive map of his holdings.


A small leak has sprung in the T-dumpster's dike. May it turn into a flow that flushes him and his cabal out of the WH into the ocean of ignominy and oblivion...without a lifevest among them.


Thank you for posting this link. I saw it last week and the first thing that came to mind was, "Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive"

It refers to how complicated life becomes when people start lying. It originally referred to a love triangle in the play “Marmion” by Sir Walter Scott.


Fantastic. At least Nadler has the stones to do what Pelosi and Shumer do not. Remember Pelosi said Trump hasn't done anything impeachable yet. HA!
Get rid of this woman California!
Trump is stumbling over his illegalities. You have to be blind not to see them.
Here's hoping.


A resolution of inquiry is "a relatively obscure parliamentary tactic used to force presidents and executive-branch agencies to share records with Congress. Under House practice, such a resolution must be debated and acted upon in committee or else it can be discharged to the House floor for consideration," explains the Washington Post.

That would be the House Judiciary Committee

Republicans (24)
Bob Goodlatte, Virginia, Chairman
Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin
Lamar S. Smith, Texas
Steve Chabot, Ohio
Darrell Issa, California
Steve King, Iowa
Trent Franks, Arizona
Louie Gohmert, Texas
Jim Jordan, Ohio
Ted Poe, Texas
Jason Chaffetz, Utah
Tom Marino, Pennsylvania
Trey Gowdy, South Carolina
Raúl Labrador, Idaho
Blake Farenthold, Texas
Doug Collins, Georgia
Ron DeSantis, Florida
Ken Buck, Colorado
John Ratcliffe, Texas
Mike Bishop, Michigan
Martha Roby, Alabama
Matt Gaetz, Florida
Mike Johnson, Louisiana
Andy Biggs, Arizona

Democrats (17)
John Conyers, Michigan, Ranking Member
Jerrold Nadler, New York
Zoe Lofgren, California
Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas
Steve Cohen, Tennessee
Hank Johnson, Georgia
Judy Chu, California
Ted Deutch, Florida
Luis Gutiérrez, Illinois
Karen Bass, California
Cedric Richmond, Louisiana
Hakeem Jeffries, New York
David Cicilline, Rhode Island
Eric Swalwell, California
Ted Lieu, California
Jamie Raskin, Maryland
Pramila Jayapal, Washington


There is no chance for the 70-year old demented diabolical dimwit. He has never been "normal" nor compassionate nor intellectually curious nor concerned about anyone but himself. Have you not paid attention to his execution orders or his choices for his cabinet, inner circle, and administration? Geesh.

Ta-Ta...don't let the door hit you on the way out.


Pelosi happens to be right, and you are wrong. Simply being a destructive know-nothing POS does not constitute legal grounds for impeachment, as much as you and I might deplore this.


Giving a chance to whom, and toward what purpose?
May I ask for your clarification, please?


How can Trump be angered about his daughter's line of clothing being ended by Nordstroms and indifferent about the urgent need for affordable housing, removing the $118K cap on social security?

He can't replace the branches of government with tweets and beauty contests!


I don't know that I have ever seen so many people willing to jump from the frying pan into the fire. When Trump goes out, Pence comes in. Not Bernie, not Jill, not even Hillary, but Pence. Note that for Impeachment to work, a great many Republicans must vote for it in the House and Senate, which would mean that the oligarchy was totally on board. So, instead of a narcissistic buffoon who is at war with much of the oligarchy and the security state, you get a hardcore right-winger with the oligarchy and the security state fully behind him, meaning the corporate MSM will also be supporting him, and with millions of Trump supporters urging him to "punish the Left." Instead of making Trump look like an ineffective clown and pathological liar for the next four years, making it possible for someone on the actual Left, not neoliberal corporate Left, to win a presidential election, people want to "reap the whirlwind" in Pence-speak. Unbelievable.


Our Constitution and Preamble state that we are committed to our common well being. That is the collective objective and will of the people embodied in our federal agencies. DJT and Congress are systematically dismantling these agencies with no public mandate. That's treason. If that isn't an impeachable offense then we've all collectively lost our minds.


Let's not get too
excited. Trump goes then we have President Pence, who will implement all the same regressive policies. And it"s likely all the same horrible cabinet appointments will remain. We need to remember that Trump is just the front man/lighting rod for all the horrible crap that the Republicans are serving us, and a whole lot of Democrats as well.


Yes, every step, every action, get rid of insane trump and his evil lackeys! Not fit to rule, 25th!


Question: Did Trump, as Commander in Chief give his full and undivided attention to the planning and execution of the botched Yemen Seal Team raid? Or was he also giving attention to and tweeting about issues not germane to the office of the president (e.g. Inauguration crowd size, Ivanka's Nordstrom sales)?

You all know the answer. He cannot stay away from protecting his own ego or his business interests.

If he'd paid more attention we'd likely have one more Navy Seal and an 8 year old girl alive today. His blundering narcissism and ego killed them and the other civilians in that raid.

We need a Benghazi-style investigation into that raid: it's planning and execution and Trump's involvement and his conflicting opinions with the military and State Department on it.

He's unfit to hold the office. He's dangerous and unstable. Plain. Simple.


10-4 that


trump is wacked out; he could push the nuke button! He MUST be removed!


It may very well be a set-up. Trump gets elected on a faux-populist platform, because the DNC-led Democrats choose not to offer desperate people a real populist. The bulk of the GOP bigwigs take the initial position that they are opposed to Trump, but so glad to ride in on his coat tails for a trifecta (or a quadfecta if you count the coming Supreme Court and other appointments). Many Republicans have been crawling back. But they realize Trump is just a showman filling a populist vacuum, and will be easily impeached for reasons becoming obvious. Who then gets in? The smart money is on Pence. Think about that - replacing anxiety about doom with a certainty of it. Have a good day, folks. How many of them are left to us?


Have you assumed Berkeley protesters were the perpetrators of mahem? I have not. And will not. And I think you want Trump to stay where he is. The longer he stays the more normalized he will seem. The more normalized he seems, the more normal his bullying style seems. He's enabling a rogue congress and rogue state legislatures. Whatever else you think his adversaries should do to maintain our democracy, leaving him be without very vocal opposition is not one of them.