Pelosi Sets Vote to ‘Formalize’ Impeachment
his Day in History | 1929
The stock market crashes on black Tuesday. Billions of dollars were lost. The United States and the rest of the world fell into the great depression.
And on that note – Good Morning Middle Americans.
You know, October 29th is also a sad day for another reason. One of my favorites, Duane Allman, died on this day in 1971. At the time Duane Allamn was already a legend. His motorcycle slid into the back of a flatbed truck in Macon, Georgia. He was just 24 years old. As our president would say – SAD!
Anyway – things are actually picking up on the impeachment front. Nancy Pelosi announced Monday that she would hold a floor vote on “formalizing” the impeachment process. Also we are expecting some fireworks from former National Security staffer Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who ran the Trump Administration’s Ukraine policy. His opening statements have already been leaked to the media (thanks Adam Schiff). He’s going to directly implicate the president in a quid pro quo – the president says never happened. Remember the accusation is pretty simple, Democrats say president Trump tried to leverage the White House, $56 Million in foreign military aide, and an Oval office meeting in exchange for a corruption investigation into Joe Biden, and a shady gas company called Burisma.
Also today, Former Rep. Katie Hill has resigned after nude pictures of her surfaced. But Hill is claiming victimhood here, blaming her husband and “the Right” for a coordinated revenge porn attack. President Trump is calling out Chicago’s police leadership for making the city an “embarrassment” – his words. Also Joe Biden’s campaign is on life support. And a lot of Democrats seem to be ok with that.
Read all about it.
– Fraser Dixon
Pelosi Says House Will Vote This Week on Resolution Formalizing Impeachment Inquiry
(Fox News) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday the House will vote this week on a resolution to formalize the Trump impeachment inquiry.
In a letter sent to Democratic House lawmakers, Pelosi, D-Calif., said the resolution “affirms the ongoing, existing investigation” and “establishes the procedure” for future investigative steps.
“We are taking this step to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump administration may withhold documents, prevent witness testimony, disregard duly authorized subpoenas, or continue obstructing the House of Representatives,” Pelosi said.
Former Rep. Katie Hill Vows to Fight Revenge Porn After Scandal
(The Hill) – Hill blamed her husband, “right wing media” and Republican opponents on what she called a “smear campaign.”
“I made this decision so that my supporters, my family, my staff and our community will no longer be subjected to the pain inflicted by my abusive husband and the brutality of hateful political operatives,” she said.
Hill said those involved in the “coordinated campaign” that gave her husband a platform to perpetuate his abuse will be held accountable.
Trump calls Chicago an Embarrassment to the US
(AP) – Visiting Chicago for the first time as president, Donald Trump disparaged the city Monday as a haven for criminals that is “embarrassing to us as a nation” under the leadership of its top cop, who sat out Trump’s speech to protest the president’s immigration policies and frequently divisive rhetoric.
“There is one person who is not here today,” Trump told a friendly audience at a conference of police chiefs. “Where is he? I want to talk to him. In fact, more than anyone else, this person should be here because maybe he could learn something, and that’s the superintendent of the Chicago Police, Eddie Johnson.”
The Zombie Campaign: Joe Biden is the Least Formidable Front-Runner Ever
(New York Magazine) – Biden is still the front-runner. Volatile and potentially worthless as they may be, it’s what the polls say. Biden leads the field on average by a handful of percentage points, though his lead has trended steadily downward, from a high of 33 in May to 20 in June to 11, and then to 9.9, and 6.6, and 5.4, according to RealClearPolitics.
In the whole campaign, there has only been one day — October 8 — when he slipped to second place, an average of 0.2 points behind Warren. He’s also the front-runner in South Carolina, Nevada, California, Texas, North Carolina, and Florida. “There is this sense of hanging on. And perhaps he can. But that’s generally not the way the physics of these things work,” former Obama adviser David Axelrod told me. “Generally, you’re either moving up or moving down. Warren is clearly moving up. There’s no sign that he is.”