Pelosi: Case Being Made ‘In a Very Scientific, Methodical Way’ to Impeach Trump

Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, speaks during a press conference in the US Capitol on November 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read
Monday in Washington, D.C at the National Press Club during a news conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said while she has not seen a completed case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, a “very scientific, methodical way” was being made. Pelosi said, “The case is being made about the emoluments clause and you have to have evidence and the rest, but the case has not fully been made. The fact is that when I was speaker after we won in ’06 — in ’07 people wanted me to impeach President Bush because of the war in Iraq. I never recovered with the left on this subject for not impeaching President Bush because of the war in Iraq. You don’t impeach somebody because you don’t like their policies. When they break the law, that’s when you have grounds for impeachment. And at the time of the war, I said, as a top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, ‘The intelligence does not support the threat,’ and so did Senator Bob Graham.” “But the administration was making this strong case with the American people. And perhaps misrepresenting the American people could be a cause for impeachment,” she continued. “If so, there’s plenty
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CNN’s Henderson: ‘Hypocritical’ For ‘Self-Righteous, Smug’ Hollywood Liberals to ‘Lecture’ About Inclusion

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On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Inside Politics,” CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson stated that Hollywood is “one of the biggest purveyors of” ” racist, ageist, sexist imagery across the globe,” so it’s “really hypocritical” for “self-righteous, smug liberals” to lecture about diversity and inclusion. While discussing the political statements at the Oscars, Henderson said, “I think it’s also pretty hypocritical. I mean, Hollywood, — I mean, probably one of the biggest purveyors of sort of racist, ageist, sexist imagery across the globe, across the decades, and so this idea that they should get up there and lecture anyone about inclusion, about diversity, I mean, it’s laughable. In the history of the Academy Awards, one African-American woman has won Best Actress. The Oscars has been around for 90 years. So, you know, these sort of self-righteous, smug liberals, I mean, I think it’s — I mean, it’s really hypocritical in terms of what their industry is.” (h/t WFB) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Rand Paul: Stop ‘Hysteria of a Special Prosecutor’ on Trump-Russia Probe

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Monday on the “The Mike Gallagher Show,” while discussing the investigations into Russia’s hacking during last year’s presidential election, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said “evidence” of wrongdoing before following through with a call for a special prosecutor. Paul said, “Law enforcement ought to look into whether it happened. I wouldn’t  really want a special investigator if all we’re hearing is gossip in the media and nobody’s presented any proof that there have been connections or that any law has been broken for that matter.” He continued, “I’ve been arguing that we shouldn’t politicize this thing, Republican or Democrat. We don’t need a political discussion of this. We need a law enforcement look and if there is any kind of problem law enforcement should pursue it obviously no matter which party’s involved. But I would say is People are very, very confused on this.” He added, “So I think before people jump to sort of the hysteria of a special prosecutor, why don’t we have somebody present evidence of some sort of wrongdoing before we go forward?” (h/t The Hill) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Taxpayers Foot $1M Bill to Clean Up Dakota Pipeline Protest Area

In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, photo, debris is piled on the ground awaiting pickup by cleanup crews at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball. The camp is on federal land, and authorities have told occupants to leave by Wednesday, Feb. 22 in advance of spring flooding. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson)
The U.S. Army Corps will spend more than $1 million to clean up the mess left behind by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. The protesters — who succeeded in temporarily shutting down pipeline construction under orders from President Barack Obama — were evicted after President Donald Trump put the pipeline project back online.
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