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Democratic candidates demand Kavanaugh impeachment after new allegation

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday demanded that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh be investigated or impeached in response to a new allegation that he exposed himself to a …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 11:03 a.m.

House committee approves guidelines for impeachment hearings

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says there’s no confusion about what his committee is doing: It’s an impeachment investigation, no matter how you want to phrase it.

All House Democrats from Wash. support impeachment inquiry

All seven of Washington’s Democratic U.S. House members are now calling for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Marc A. Thiessen: Mueller’s testimony was good news for Trump – and Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi understands that if Democrats run in 2020 on impeachment and socialism they could lose not just the White House, but their House majority as well. Does her caucus …

UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

House set to block maverick Dem’s Trump impeachment effort

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says her chamber will derail a maverick Democrat’s drive to impeach President Donald Trump.

Rep. Adam Smith calls for impeachment inquiry

Rep. Adam Smith is the second member of Washington’s congressional delegation to call for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump

UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:10 a.m.

Pelosi ally, freshmen Dem join calls for Trump impeachment

Three more Democrats have joined a slowly growing group calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, including a close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a Democrat who …

Aaron Blake: John Dean’s compelling case for parallels between Trump and Watergate

Former White House counsel John Dean’s opening statement Monday before the House Judiciary Committee laid out a compelling series of parallels between Donald Trump and Watergate.

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

Tick tock goes the political clock as Dems weigh impeachment

The political clock is a significant factor in whether majority House Democrats launch any impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

George F. Will: The idea of an aesthetic impeachment

Democrats should face two lamentable but undeniable facts: Donald Trump was elected because many millions of Americans enjoy his boorishness. And he essentially promised to govern as a lout. Promise-keeping …

Dana Milbank: An invitation to impeach, in Mueller-speak

If Robert Mueller, a man of precise language, was not inviting Congress to impeach the president, he certainly seemed to be inviting the belief that he didn’t charge Trump with …

Karen Tumulty: Pelosi is a dangerous foil for a president who operates on impulse

There is something about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that allows her to unnerve President Donald Trump as seemingly no one else can.

Paul Waldman: Let’s be honest, nobody knows how impeachment would turn out

Here’s the truth: Nobody knows what the political effects of impeachment will be. Not Pelosi, not Trump, not any Democratic or Republican “strategist” – nobody.

Dana Milbank: Slow-walking impeachment may look weak. But restraint is Democrats’ greatest strength.

Democrats are right not to emulate Trump’s insults, falsehoods and extreme partisanship as they go about their legitimate inquiries.

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Trump stalks out on Democrats, demands end of investigations

President Donald Trump abruptly quit a meeting with congressional Democrats Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with them unless they drop their investigations in the aftermath …

Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

President Donald Trump’s open defiance of Congress sharpened calls from some Democrats to start impeachment proceedings

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Pelosi: Impeachment threat may prod White House cooperation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is suggesting that the possibility of impeachment might help Democrats win more White House cooperation in congressional investigations into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice.

Impeach or investigate? Democrats see no reason to choose

House Democrats have been careful not to rush to impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in the aftermath of Robert Mueller’s report, despite calls to do so by high-profile lawmakers …

Marc A. Thiessen: Impeaching Trump will only help him

While Democrats debate pursuing impeachment, they are also abusing their powers to get Trump’s tax returns. The only thing they will succeed in doing is eliciting sympathy for an otherwise …

Sue Lani Madsen: Princeton professor explains why Trump is a ‘useful vehicle to think about Constitutional crises’

When Keith Whittington studied the impeachment process in graduate school, he figured no one would ever be interested in such a dusty old topic. Then President Bill Clinton was impeached.

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 12:50 p.m.

After Mueller, Trump says he’ll fight Dems on all fronts

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he and his administration will battle House Democrats on all legal fronts after the special counsel’s Russia report, refusing to cooperate with subpoenas and …

Michael Gerson: House leaders should lay the groundwork for impeachment

The honor of the presidency now depends on the actions of Congress. Beginning with a thorough series of coordinated hearings, House leaders should lay the groundwork for impeachment – and …

Tension emerges between Congress, 2020 Dems on impeachment

Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues – who would have to …

Dana Milbank: Democrats are conspiring to re-elect Trump

Democrats are painting themselves into a corner with their litmus-test questions that have little to do with what most Americans are concerned about – and giving Donald Trump an easier …

Schiff: Pelosi ‘absolutely right’ to hold back impeachment

A key House investigator said Tuesday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “absolutely right” to hold back on impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

‘I’m not for impeachment,’ Pelosi says, potentially roiling fellow Democrats

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview that she opposes moving to impeach President Donald Trump, even though she believes he is unfit for office – her …

Hugh Hewitt: Know who would love impeachment? Trump.

That the House Democrats are going to drive toward a vote on one or more articles of impeachment seems, to me, predestined. But President Donald Trump can look at his …

Timothy L. O’Brien: How Donald Trump got caught in a legal vise

The Trump team’s possible collusion with Russia to sabotage and tilt the 2016 election, a probe spearheaded by Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, pulls many strands of the investigations together. …

Impeach the president? House Democrats saying not so fast

Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump?

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.