April 23, 2019
To Impeach Or Not Impeach?
As Democrats debate what to do in the wake of the release of the Special Counsel’s report, here’s what you should know about impeaching a U.S. president.
“The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
“While our views range from proceeding to investigate the findings of the Mueller report or proceeding directly to impeachment, we all firmly agree that we should proceed down a path of finding the truth.”
Impeachment is not limited to the Executive Office. While no U.S. president has ever been officially impeached AND removed from office, 8 federal officials (all judges) have. Do you think Democrats will attempt to impeach Pres. Trump? Should they?
“The implications of this are huge for the city, the state and the country.”
“I am deeply distressed at the loss of my wife and children. Anita was a wonderful, perfect wife and a brilliant, loving and inspirational mother to our two wonderful children.”
“The President of The United States of America, President Donald J. Trump, accompanied by Mrs Melania Trump, has accepted an invitation from Her Majesty The Queen to pay a State Visit to the UK.”
“Maximum pressure on the Iranian regime means maximum pressure.”
“While many reviewers shared with us the vast potential they see, some also showed us how the device needs further improvements…”
“Look at us — everything is possible.”
Zelensky, 41, first-time politician & likely new president of Ukraine. He'll be the nation's first Jewish leader. Zelensky, a comedian, previously played a teacher who unexpectedly becomes president. He easily defeated a well-known billionaire.
“We are seeing very expensive gas prices for this time of year across the country.”
“Essentially impeachment is a political process and in my view there’s an even better political process coming right down the road on almost the same timeframe. And that’s the elections of 2020.”
“I think what happened at Notre Dame is a great tragedy but humans should be more important than stones.”
“The odds are stacked against us. Sometimes the kids just disappear.”
“Michael was basically rapidly strengthening almost its entire life cycle.”
A poignant photo reflects the bigger picture.
Who: Nearly 300 people died & more than 500 injured.
What: 8 coordinated bomb blasts in Catholic churches & hotels
When: Majority of attacks during Easter morning services.
Where: Mainly focused around Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.
Why: No claim of immediate responsibility. Gov’t blames a local militant Muslim group; arrests made.
“Muslims and Christians, especially evangelical Christians, have been facing persecution for many years in Sri Lanka, but the scale and nature of today’s attacks are not comparable.”
“…Christians were a primary target, and their faith has been increasingly under attack by militants and politicians across South and Southeast Asia.”
One image in the aftermath of the attack surfaced as a symbol of the timing and targets of the day. Easter is a Holy Day for Christians who celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the son of God who was crucified for his beliefs. View the photo.
“Clearly, the moment is not yet right.”
“We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get.”
“…I’ve been hearing from the parents who are seeing an unprecedented spike in vaping among their teenage children,”
“It means the Earth is failing all the time.”
“As pot becomes more legal, more discussed, more interesting to people, more widely used, then 420 becomes more mainstream as well.”
Why the Special Counsel Report matters … but why you may make the ultimate decision about what happens next.
“…the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
“…if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment.”
Some top Dems have downplayed impeachment proceedings, like House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) who said Thursday, “Very frankly, there is an election in 18 months and the American people will make a judgment.”
“like the roar of 10,000 lions”
Monster earthquake strikes San Francisco
Dozens of unique & rarely seen photos of San Francisco in the aftermath of the earthquake are up for auction today on the 113th anniversary of what the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) still calls "one of the most significant earthquakes of all time." View them on our source page.
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