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超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-President Trump has now approvingly quoted a top supporter raising the prospect of “civil war." He accused unnamed national security officials in his own government of “spying” on him. He just called for a top Democrat in Congress to be arrested for “treason.”

超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-And that was all in the last 24 hours.

偷偷要费观看视频在 线-All of this has many observers warning that Trump is lurching in an increasingly authoritarian direction, as the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry ratchets up.

99re久久热最新地址一-But all of this is better seen as an expression of deep panic and self-incrimination — not just because the latest revelations have Trump on the defensive but also because of a meaningful shift in the power dynamics shaping the standoff between the White House and Democrats.

偷偷要费观看视频在 线-There has been a very fundamental change in the way House Democrats are going about holding Trump accountable: They’re no longer in the position of demanding cooperation from the White House and then waiting for a court to compel it.

秋霞66手机版-Instead, Democrats now can threaten immediate consequences for the failure to comply: impeachment for that very act of stonewalling.

  • 偷偷要费观看视频在 线-This pattern, and the force of this new dynamic, becomes clear when you pull together multiple new statements from Democrats. On ABC News, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said that if the White House doesn’t meet its demands as part of their impeachment inquiry, “they will be strengthening the case for an article of impeachment based on obstruction of the lawful functions of Congress.”

    99re久久热最新地址一-Schiff issued a similar warning on NBC News. And Democrats on three committees just subpoenaed the State Department for a raft of documents designed to shed more light on Trump’s pressure on the Ukrainian president. They added the pointed warning that failure to comply “shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment inquiry.”

    秋霞66手机版-This came with a hard deadline of one week. And this fundamentally upends the dynamic that held sway for months.

    99re久久热最新地址一-Before, Trumpworld had developed an effective way to insulate Trump against accountability. White House lawyers employed deeply strained claims of executive prerogative to stall testimony and document production demanded by Democrats hoping to flesh out the special counsel’s findings. Meanwhile, Trumpists such as Corey Lewandowski unleashed a fusillade of absurd dissembling when questioned by Congress.

    99re久久热最新地址一-Trumpworld could keep all this up, secure in the knowledge that the right-wing media would lay down a covering fog of pro-Trump obfuscation while mainstream fact-checks got drowned out by the din, and by their own both-sidesing instincts.

    秋霞66手机版-As long as Republicans in Congress could be counted on never to break from Trump, and the courts would drag out Democratic oversight demands for many months, there would be no immediate consequences for any of this, and perhaps not ever.

    99re久久热最新地址一-But now that has changed. Now there is a consequence for all of this.

    99re久久热最新地址一-A stark choice

    偷偷要费观看视频在 线-The result is that those in Trumpworld are faced with a stark choice: Either they cooperate with Democratic demands, or they make an article of impeachment for obstructing Congress more likely.

  • 秋霞66手机版-The problem for them is that such cooperation will also likely build the case for impeachment. Democrats have subpoenaed the State Department for a full transcript of Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president. They’ve demanded records relating to Trump lawyer Rudolph Giuliani’s campaign to pressure Ukraine, and to Trump’s decision to withhold military aid.

    超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-Meanwhile, Schiff has already demanded that the Justice Department produce records that could shed light on its role in trying to block the whistleblower complaint from reaching Congress.

    99re久久热最新地址一-Meeting such demands would almost certainly deepen the gravity of this scandal. After all, the known facts are impeachable: Trump corruptly used the power of the presidency to pressure a foreign leader desperately awaiting our military aid to interfere in a U.S. election on his behalf by manufacturing smears against a likely general-election opponent. And his top officials tried to keep it all from Congress.

    超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-But if Trump and officials refuse to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry, they are preventing Congress from getting to the bottom of all this already-established corruption.

    偷偷要费观看视频在 线-An article of impeachment for that is not an idle threat. That formed part of one article against Richard Nixon.

    超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-Now that we’re seeing polls showing majority support for the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, further obstruction of Congress is likely to work against Trump in another way — by helping to build public support for impeachment itself.

    超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-Trump builds case for his impeachment

    99re久久热最新地址一-Which brings us to Trump’s latest rage-tweets. Trump suggested Schiff should be tried for “treason” and quoted a prominent supporter claiming removal would “cause a Civil War like fracture." Trump also recently intimated that the whistleblower should be executed.

    2019香蕉国偷产拍视频-It has been suggested that these utterances themselves constitute more grounds for impeachment. But this point needs to be refined.

    偷偷要费观看视频在 线-Such outbursts, rather than constituting impeachable offenses on their own, could form a part of an article of impeachment for obstructing Congress. This would declare that Trump has defied lawful oversight efforts. It would add that pursuant to that, Trump tried to incite violence in the country, potentially put the whistleblower’s life in danger, tried to chill future whistleblowing and suggested prosecution of a member of Congress for carrying out those efforts.

    99re久久热最新地址一-There is precedent for such an approach. One article against Nixon included his pattern of public statements — his relentless public lying about ongoing investigations into him — but this was used to support the broader charge of obstruction of justice. As Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz detail in their excellent book on impeachment, this “mosaic approach” is the way to loop in lesser but egregious charges.

    99re久久热最新地址一-Thus, Trump’s wannabe-autocrat ravings actually could help bolster an article of impeachment against him. And they could help build the public case for his impeachment as well.

    秋霞66手机版-Read more:

    2019香蕉国偷产拍视频-Jeff Flake: Fellow Republicans, there’s still time to save your souls

    秋霞66手机版-E.J. Dionne Jr.: Not too fast, not too slow. Democrats have to get impeachment just right.

    偷偷要费观看视频在 线-Kathleen Parker: Nearly everything Trump does is close to illegal. Why impeach now?

    超级人碰人摸大公鸡免费视频-Megan McArdle: What must happen for Republicans to get on board with impeachment

    秋霞66手机版-Max Boot: Even if the Senate won’t convict, impeachment will still punish and deter