Today In Impeachment News

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Ukraine, Polls, Trump & Administration, Trump ImpeachmentLeave a Comment

The House impeachment inquiry is zeroing in on two White House lawyers privy to a discussion about moving a memo recounting President Donald Trump’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine into a highly restricted computer system normally reserved for documents about covert action. Deepening their reach into the West Wing, impeachment investigators have summoned former national security adviser John Bolton to … Read More

I Can’t Believe This A-Hole Is President: Part LXVII

Ken AshfordEmoluments Violation, Middle East, Polls, Syria, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

When gently corrected by one of the astronauts about how other women have spacewalked, Donald Trump uses his middle finger to "fix" his hair. How is this even real life? pic.twitter.com/9bnj7XfY1m — Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) October 21, 2019 "We never agreed to protect the Kurds…we never agreed to protect the Kurds for the rest of their lives," Trump said at … Read More

Mulvaney Says It Out Loud

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Ukraine, Polls, Trump & Administration, Trump ImpeachmentLeave a Comment

Yesterday marked the day when even Donald Trump’s own people placed him squarely at the center of the impeachment inquiry into his efforts to extort Ukraine for personal political gain. White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney made a stunning admission of a quid pro quo by confirming that President Donald Trump froze nearly $400 million in U.S. security aid to Ukraine in part … Read More

Discouraged

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Ukraine, Polls, Trump & Administration, Trump ImpeachmentLeave a Comment

I have doubts that Trump will be impeached, let alone removed. The bar is so low, but it has moved incrementally. He almost would have to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue before Republicans in Congress get a backbone. I mean, here’s the latest: Two of President Trump’s top envoys to Ukraine worked on a statement for the country’s new president … Read More

Impeachment Weekend

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Ukraine, Polls, Republicans, Trump & Administration, Trump ImpeachmentLeave a Comment

Compared to last week, there was little development over the weekend on the impeachment inquiry, but for a lot of eyes on the Trump team’s defense, as well as GOP reaction in Congress. From the talking heads on Sunday’s news shows, it looks like the Trump team defense is going to be… ineffective. On this particular day, the GOP decided … Read More

House Passes Resolution Condemning Trump’s Racist Tweets On (Mostly) Partisan Lines

Ken AshfordPolls, Race, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

That was Trump’s reaction to the House resolution condemning Trump for his racist tweets: Amazing. Rep @ericswalwell verbatim cites 45’s racist remarks—& while refusing to condemn the remarks as racist, GOP demands they be “taken down” b/c they’re “unparliamentary” So they’re not racist when 45 says them but “unparliamentary” when repeated?🤔pic.twitter.com/fRzmDyxEoy — Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid) July 17, 2019 Trump … Read More

Dem Debate Fallout

Ken AshfordDemocrats, Election 2020, PollsLeave a Comment

We are several days (including a weekend) following the Democratic debates, and the field is taking shape as expected. Warren and Harris are up; Bide is down. Here are some graphs: Post-debate CNN poll: 2020 Democrats 6/28-30 (change from 5/28-31) Biden 22% (-10)Harris 17% (+9)Warren 15% (+8)Sanders 14% (-4)Buttigieg 4% (-1)Booker 3% (-)O’Rourke 3% (-2)Klobuchar 2% (-)Castro 1% (-1)de Blasio … Read More

SCOTUS WrapUp: Trump Denied Citizenship Question In 2020 Census; On The Other Hand, Democracy Is Screwed

Ken AshfordElection 2020, Immigration and Xenophobia, Local Interest, Polls, Supreme Court, Trump & Administration, Voter Suppression & Voter SecurityLeave a Comment

The last day of the term meant the handing down of two critical and important opinions. The first, Department of Commerce v New York, was a blow to the Trump administration. The issue involves the inclusion of a question non the census about citizenship. It was challenged on the grounds that it was arbitrary and capricious — in essence, that … Read More

Trump Kills The Messengers

Ken AshfordElection 2020, Polls, Trump & AdministrationLeave a Comment

A peak inside Trumpland shows that if you speak truth to him, he goes on off on you. This is how he is in private: President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is cutting ties with some of its own pollsters after leaked internal polling showed the president trailing former Vice President Joe Biden in critical 2020 battleground states, according to a … Read More

2020 Election Polls Continue To Bash Trump

Ken AshfordElection 2020, PollsLeave a Comment

Note that all six of the candidates mentioned here bet out Trump OVER the margin of error. That’s not all. After a devastating 17-state poll conducted by his campaign, Trump was also behind in key states to Biden. What did Trump do? He told aides to deny that his internal polling showed him trailing Mr. Biden even though he is … Read More

Public Slowly Warms To Impeachment… But Is There A Tipping Point?

Ken AshfordL'Affaire Russe, PollsLeave a Comment

CNN poll Democrats are increasingly in support of impeaching President Donald Trumpand removing him from office but the majority of Americans remain opposed to the prospect, a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS shows. Trump’s approval rating, meanwhile, holds exactly even with where it was in late April — 43% approve and 52% disapprove of the President, according to the poll. That’s the case even … Read More

Smoking Gun: Hard Drive Of Deceased GOP Consultant Shows Census Question Had Partisan Motive

Ken AshfordElection 2020, Polls, Race, RepublicansLeave a Comment

The move by the Trump administration to add a citizenship question to the census can be traced back directly to the work of a Republican redistricting expert who studied how to create maps that “would be advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites,” according to new evidence revealed in court documents filed Thursday. How the evidence even fell into the challengers’ … Read More

Monmouth NH Poll Has Biden On Top

Ken AshfordElection 2020, PollsLeave a Comment

Look. It’s waaaay to early for these things, but with 20+ Democrats in the mix, it’s an early bellweather of who has New Hampshire’s attention and who doesn’t. New Monmouth NH poll: – Joe Biden 36% Bernie Sanders 18% Pete Buttigieg 9% Elizabeth Warren 8% Kamala Harris 6% Cory Booker 2% Amy Klobuchar 2% Beto O’Rourke 2% John Hickenlooper 1% … Read More