After the recent Buzzfeed article Democrats are talking about impeachment often and openly.

By |2019-01-19T05:42:11-08:00January 19th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |18 Comments

We have been waiting or this to happen, and now it has.

(If you forgot what was revealed in the Buzzfeed story the other day you can refresh your memory by clicking here.)

Courtesy of The Atlantic

“If the @BuzzFeed story is true, President Trump must resign or be impeached,” Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, wrote on Twitter. Democratic Senator Chris Murphy weighed in, too. “If Mueller does have multiple sources confirming Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress, then we need to know this ASAP,” he wrote. “Mueller shouldn’t end his inquiry, but it’s about time for him to show Congress his cards before it’s too late for us to act.” Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley followed up on Friday morning: “If this report of Trump suborning false testimony is confirmed, then Trump committed a felony and must resign or be impeached,” he wrote. “This is obstruction of justice,” Democratic Representative David Cicilline, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, told CNN. “If the facts are true, this is suborning perjury. It’s an impeachable offense.” Representative Jamie Raskin, a member of House leadership, told CNN, “This is a completely impeachable offense, if this report is true.” He said Congress would need to hear from “everybody who was involved” in the alleged conspiracy before moving forward with impeachment.

The comments mark a noticeable shift in what had been the standard party line on the possibility of impeachment—that Democrats should wait to act until after Mueller issues his final report. But Attorney General nominee Bill Barr’s refusal to commit to providing Mueller’s findings to Congress and to the public, combined with BuzzFeed’s implication that the president committed a felony while in office, has given Democrats a new sense of urgency—and they won’t necessarily wait to hold Trump accountable, I’m told, if they conclude that he knowingly obstructed justice to hide his involvement in business negotiations with the Kremlin during the election.

It should be noted that the journalists who reported on this story have said they are 100% convinced of its accuracy, and Buzzfeed has said that it has total confidence in their reporting. 

Everywhere you look right now folks are talking about impeachment, and for the first time, it feels as if it is inevitable rather than just possible. 

Some examples:


As I said, it appears that the day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived.

P.S. So after I typed all of this up last night, the Special Counsel made the highly unusual move to push back against the Buzzfeed article. 

Courtesy of CNN:

“BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller’s office, in a statement.

Originally a lot of reporters were suggesting that the Special Counsel was only pushing back on the portion that claimed they had access to texts, emails, and documents that showed Cohen talking about the deal with Trump and associates. 

However, some journalists are saying that with more reporting it appears Mueller is dismissing the whole story.

And that has pleased certain folks quite a bit:

I am not sure how this will impact the talk about impeachment, which of course is what this post was focusing on, but there is still plenty of publicly available undisputed evidence that suggests Trump deserves to be impeached. 

I would also caution people from piling on against Buzzfeed until more information becomes available. 

Keep in mind that they were similarly attacked for publishing the Steele Dossier, and after over a year that document still stands strong against all attempts to discredit it. 

So we will see what happens after Michael Cohen’s testimony on February 7, to determine if Buzzfeed was led astray or if they were simply brushed back for getting too far ahead of where Mueller felt the reporting should be before the report is filed. 

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18 Comments

  1. anon January 19, 2019 at 6:46 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/muellers-buzzfeed-story-statement-legal-experts-former-government-officials-weigh/

    “the core of the Buzzfeed story is accurate.” “the arc of the story has merit but we disagree with the nuance.”

  2. CONspiracy? January 19, 2019 at 7:14 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/buzzfeeds-story-may-triggered-trump-commit-another-impeachable-offense/

    “Federal law on suborning perjury has a five year sentence. Now consider the relative significance of witness intimidation under federal law: 20 year sentence,”
    “So, it doesn’t matter if Trump urged Cohen to perjure. We have seen him commit impeachable offenses – serious offenses – with our own eyes.”
    “Just because you witness Trump committing a crime doesn’t mean you shouldn’t see it for what it is,”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/doesnt-matter-fox-news-host-argues-fine-trump-committed-federal-crime/

    “It doesn’t matter if the story’s true or not because it was originally about collusion and it’s not even about that anymore!” {collusion is not a CRIMEa}
    “So now it’s just throwing what — if we can get one thing to stick! And that’s all it is. Getting something to stick on the wall,”

  3. Anon January 19, 2019 at 7:26 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/01/19/buzzfeed-report-trump-cohen-multiple-crimes.html

    Yokels?>”The political world continues to be rocked by the controversy surrounding a bombshell BuzzFeed report”
    “Mystal explained how liberals are overreacting to Mueller’s pushback of the BuzzFeed report:
    “The BuzzFeed brouhaha doesn’t change the FACT that we already know this president is involved in multiple crimes.”{Raped&Murder2}
    ““Cohen lied to Congress, FACT. Donald Trump lies all the time, FACT. Donald Trump knew that Cohen was lying if not before Cohen talked to Congress then certainly after,” Mystal said. “If you look at all of those three FACT$, that’s the key of the BuzzFeed story.””It turns out we are still in a world where Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins and whatever can pretend like there’s not a massive conspiracy to obstruct justice and that’s why people are upset.”
    ” the number of lies he’s told since taking office is approaching 8,000…
    Trump has already crossed multiple legal red lines that break the threshold needed to consider impeachment proceedings.”

  4. Rawstory January 19, 2019 at 8:06 am

    “As Donald Trump’s shutdown dragged on through its 28th day on Friday, president was spending time talking on the phone to diners in Paris,
    The Washington Post reported Saturday.

    Dan Balz, the newspaper’s chief correspondent, told an absolutely bizarre story that occurred as he was dining with paper’s Paris reporter.
    While waiting for the check following their meal, a man at an adjacent table handed Balz a cell phone.

    “Would you like to speak to the president?” the man asked.

    Balz thought it might be French President Emmanuel Macron, but it was President Trump.

    “I hear you’ve been saying nice things about me,” Trump said.

    Balz said Trump seemed “a bit puzzled” by his noncommittal response.

    “Are you Hillary or are you Trump?” Trump asked.

    “I’m a reporter,” Balz answered. “Do you know who you’re speaking with?”

    Balz said he learned he was on speakerphone after “an outbreak of laughter” that occurred when he identified himself.

    The conversation lasted less than two minutes, before the man at the adjacent table asked for his phone back.

    It turns out the man was CNBC “Squawk Box” co-anchor Joe Kernen.

    Trump had called Kernen to express regrets over having to cancel an interview scheduled to take place at the World Economic Summit in Davos.

    The president called off his planned trip to Davos because of his ongoing shutdown.

    Kernan said he had told Trump that people were talking about him in Paris.

    “Are they still there? Let me speak to them,” Trump reportedly instructed.

    “And that was that,” Balz explained. “Just another night in a foreign capital. Just another bizarre moment and a chance encounter with the president of the United States.””

  5. Anonymous January 19, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Trumps let them eat cake mentality hasnt scarred the americans yet huh? I mean, its almost like people are deluded into thinking the maniac in america wants a wall because he cares for his fellow citizens when what i see is total anniliation of america and all its hard work. Ok, you farmers in the midwest, you go ahead and continue your undaunted support of babyman and may your produce rot in hell with you.

    • Anonymous January 19, 2019 at 10:14 am

      Hear hear! Do some research how climate change is washing topsoil away…..

  6. Anonymous January 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

    So, has Palin started “journalisming” yet?
    I thought she had so much to say! SNORT.

  7. Mia January 19, 2019 at 11:02 am

    I truly think that Congress has no idea what to do with him. This is all so unprecedented and exponential. We have never had such a failure at a president before. Such sad times.

    • Anonymous January 19, 2019 at 5:40 pm

      I truly think that Congress has no idea what to do with him.
      ===================
      No that isn’t the problem, the problem is the republicans could care less and the Democrats weren’t in power.. there is nothing to figure out about donald trump, he is a crook and a pathological liar. All they would have to do is have some intern do some research about all his dirty dealings.

  8. Anonymous January 19, 2019 at 11:31 am

    They are also beginning to look at Pence, who by the way was chosen by Manafort and I am sure it wasn’t because he calls his wife Mother.

  9. Anonymous January 19, 2019 at 11:35 am

    I don’t know what to make of this, however the Mueller response talks about “specific comments” and certain documents..maybe they have the proof but not exactly what Buzzfeed mentioned.

    let little donnie think he is off the hook for now, it will make him bolder to make some hugge mistake.

  10. So Sick Of All Of It January 19, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Kinda O/T: Andy Borowitz was in Portland last night, first time in Oregon, of course I went. I did not realize how I’ve become so accustomed to screaming and whining that a reasoned voice and killer humor would be so refreshing. It was not sold out so they invited furloughed, of which there are many here, for free and he met with them and teachers afterward. THAT, my IMers, is how it is done. If you ever have the chance to see him, I highly suggest it.

    • Sick..... January 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      Met. Miss the edit option…

  11. Anon January 19, 2019 at 11:58 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/01/19/nance-predicts-trump-busted-ordering-dozens-lies.html

    “The United States national security is at risk when you’re talking about a person who … is a pathological liar…
    “One can believe what they want about the BuzzFeed report, but there is already overwhelming evidence that Trump is a Russian asset and that he’s been repeatedly trying to cover up that crimeA.”

  12. Anonymous January 19, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    OT?-FYI
    “Chechen authorities demanded that relatives punish their gay family members by executing them,” one of the St. Petersburg volunteers for the Russian LGBT Network”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/activists-chechen-authorities-demand-families-kill-lgbt-family-members-also-pay-ransoms?ref=home

    Posted Twice

  13. anonymous January 19, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    ‘“It should set off all sorts of alarm bells that as soon as a media report states what has long been clear — that Trump suborned perjury — Mueller’s office is getting calls about how to respond to the press,” Wheeler notes. “Whichever side is correct (again, I believe WaPo has just one part of this story), that Rosenstein (or Whitaker) got involved seems to be far more important.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/heres-rod-rosenstein-may-broken-rules-interfere-mueller-probe-buzzfeed-debacle/

  14. Anonymous January 19, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Trump, with his non-existent critical thinking skills, thinks he’s off the hook. What Mueller’s office basically says is that Buzzfeed’s reporting is INACCURATE. The specifics they reported were not ACCURATE. That doesn’t mean part of it weren’t true. It just means that what Buzzfeed reported wasn’t ACCURATE.

    Until we see the report we won’t know exactly to what extent Michael Cohen and Donald Trump did what Buzzfeed reported they did.

    If anything this simply gives Trump a false sense of security.

  15. puck January 19, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    i have only one thing to say-THE SOONER THE BETTER!!!

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