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Marc A. Thiessen: Impeachment is just a liberal fantasy

Even if Democrats win back both the House and Senate, there is zero chance a two-thirds majority of senators will convict President Trump for paying off an adult-film star.


Poll shows almost half of Americans support impeachment against Trump

Nearly half of Americans want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings that could lead to President Donald Trump being removed from office, a poll released Friday shows.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

Ryan opposes Rosenstein impeachment try, dooming it for now

House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out against an effort by a small group of conservatives to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday, dooming the endeavor for now and …


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Walmart draws fire for ‘Impeach 45’ T-shirts

Walmart is under fire after its website offered T-shirts from third-party sellers with “IMPEACH 45” emblazoned across the front in big capital letters – a call to bring down the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 4:16 p.m.

Rosenstein: Justice Department won’t be extorted by Congress

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is defending himself following a report that some House Republicans have drafted articles of impeachment against him.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 11:23 a.m.

Peru’s congress approves impeachment trial against president

Peru’s congress has voted by a wide margin to reopen impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, thrusting the Andean nation into renewed political turmoil as it prepares to host …


House blocks Democrat from seeking to impeach Trump

The House has voted to block a Democratic lawmaker from seeking to impeach the president.


Peru president avoids impeachment, now faces criminal probe

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s troubles are far from over despite having dodged impeachment over ties to the Brazilian construction giant implicated in Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal.


Peru’s president makes forceful plea against impeachment

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski made a forceful plea to lawmakers Thursday, insisting he had no involvement in payments by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to his private consulting firm and …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 10:56 a.m.

Peru launches impeachment process against president

Lawmakers in Peru have initiated impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over previously undisclosed payments a decade ago from a Brazilian company at the heart of Latin America’s biggest …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:54 p.m.

Saakashvili supporters demand Ukraine’s leader be impeached

Several thousand supporters of opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili rallied in the Ukrainian capital Sunday, demanding his release from jail and calling for the country’s president to be impeached.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 11:47 a.m.

House votes to kill Democrat’s resolution to impeach Trump

The House overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to kill a resolution from a liberal Democratic lawmaker to impeach President Donald Trump as a majority of Democrats joined Republicans in opposing the move.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 11:50 a.m.

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment

Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for what they hope is a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe, an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as …


Articles of impeachment against Trump will be filed by Thanksgiving, Rep. Luis Gutierrez says

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez has been one of President Donald Trump’s harshest critics from Day One. Now the Illinois Democrat says he’s helping to spearhead the first coordinated attempt to …


California billionaire launches ads urging Trump impeachment

California billionaire Tom Steyer announced Friday that he will dump at least $10 million into a national television advertising campaign calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Impeach Trump? House Dem offers resolution, sets it aside

A House Democrat offered a resolution Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump but let it die before action was taken, saying he would force a vote later.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 10 a.m.

Resistance leaders play long game, dismiss impeachment talk

The resistance movement that flourished with Donald Trump’s ascendance to the White House isn’t necessarily itching to see his presidency undone by the investigation into Russia’s election meddling or even …


Ramesh Ponnuru: Talk of impeachment is premature

Does it seem to you that advocates of impeachment are acting as though they have to bring Trump supporters around? Or that they prefer to vilify and demean them?


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

California Democrat launches longshot bid to impeach Trump

A California Democrat filed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump Wednesday in a longshot bid to remove the president from office.


Bernstein: Comey testimony weakens president

A president who is not respected, trusted, or even feared is not going to have much influence in Washington.


Robert J. Samuelson: Talk of impeachment too hasty

There’s a growing tendency to want to replay elections by transforming ordinary political disagreements into impeachable offenses.


UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:11 p.m.

‘Prediction professor’ lays out eight reasons Trump could be impeached

American University Professor Allan Lichtman was one of the few professional prognosticators to call President Donald Trump’s win in November. And he made a second prediction, too (though, this time, …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 9 p.m.

Alabama governor faces impeachment hearings after ruling

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will face impeachment hearings beginning Monday after the state Supreme Court gave lawmakers the green light to move ahead with an effort to oust the governor, …


Philippine lawmaker seeks to impeach President Duterte

A Philippine lawmaker filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday because of the thousands of deaths that have happened in his anti-drug crackdown and for alleged corruption, …


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

South Korea’s president formally ousted by court

In a historic ruling Friday, South Korea’s Constitutional Court formally removed impeached President Park Geun-hye from office over a corruption scandal that has plunged the country into political turmoil, worsened …


Kathleen Parker: Law of Pendulum to smack Trump

Trump’s childish and petulant manner, meanwhile, further reinforces long-held concerns that this man can’t be trusted to lead a dog-and-pony act, much less the nation.


Conservatives seek to force House vote impeaching IRS chief

House conservatives intend to re-launch an effort Tuesday afternoon to force a vote to impeach Internal Revenue Service commissioner John Koskinen this week in the final days of this congressional …


Republican deal averts vote on impeaching head of IRS

A last-minute deal between conservatives and GOP leaders in the House averted votes expected Thursday on a measure to impeach the commissioner of the IRS.


Rep. Raul Labrador’s House caucus seeks to impeach IRS chief

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, wants to do something that hasn’t happened since 1876: Vote to impeach an appointed official of the executive branch.


No impeachment for Troy Kelley, House leaders say

House won’t vote on whether to impeach Troy Kelley.