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World In Trump-Nixon impeachment comparison, Pelosi raises specter of resignation

23:05  17 november  2019
23:05  17 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Pelosi for months resisted calls from her more liberal Democratic lawmakers to initiate impeachment proceedings, but said Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy And he was trying to undermine it." In Trump - Nixon impeachment comparison , Pelosi raises specter of resignation .

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi amplified her unfavourable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a media briefing ahead of a House vote authorizing an impeachment inquiry

a man wearing a red shirt: FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks ahead of a House vote authorizing an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Trump in Washington © Reuters/Joshua Roberts FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks ahead of a House vote authorizing an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Trump in Washington U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is amplifying her unfavourable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying that disgraced president at least cared enough about the country to leave office before his impeachment.

The top Democrat in Congress told reporters last week that Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate one of his potential opponents in the 2020 election "makes what Nixon did look almost small."

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Her Nixon comparison came amid the trial of longtime Trump ally Roger Stone, a self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" who worked for Nixon 's re-election Trump and his supporters have attacked the impeachment probe as politically motivated. Trump says his call with Zelenskiy was "perfect" while

NANCY Pelosi today accused Donald Trump of “bribery” over claims he tried to force Ukraine into tarnishing a political rival to help him in the 2020 election. That's bribery," said Pelosi . However, she wouldn't say if the Democrats were yet ready to draft formal articles of impeachment against Trump .

In a CBS interview broadcast on Sunday, she alluded to Nixon's resignation after the Watergate scandal involving a break-in at Democratic Party headquarters and the subsequent cover-up.

"I mean, what the president did was so much worse than even what Richard Nixon did, that at some point Richard Nixon cared about the country enough to recognise that this could not continue," Pelosi said on CBS' "Face the Nation."

Nixon, whose name has become synonymous with scandal and ignominy for many Americans, resigned in 1974 after the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against him but before the full House voted on the issue, and he was not impeached.

Richard Nixon sitting at a table in front of a curtain: President Richard Nixon seated at his desk in the White House Oval Office © Reuters/Handout . President Richard Nixon seated at his desk in the White House Oval Office He is the only U.S. president who has resigned from office.

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An impeachment process against Richard Nixon began in the United States House of Representatives on October 30, 1973, following the "Saturday Night Massacre" episode of the Watergate scandal.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House would begin formal impeachment proceedings against President Trump , ending months of caution by Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both impeached but later acquitted by the Senate. President Richard M. Nixon resigned in the face

Pelosi for months resisted calls from her more liberal Democratic lawmakers to initiate impeachment proceedings, but said Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy compelled her to open the inquiry against the president.

Since launching the proceedings on Sept. 24, Pelosi has not been in the room as the House Intelligence Committee held public hearings on Trump's impeachment. However, her voice is loud and clear on the outside, where she drives messaging in a nuanced but sharp manner.

Her Nixon comparison came amid the trial of longtime Trump ally Roger Stone, a self-proclaimed "dirty trickster" who worked for Nixon's re-election campaign and has Nixon's face tattooed on his back. Stone was convicted on Friday of lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

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In conclusion, the Clinton impeachment and the Trump response to the Mueller Report appear to have little if no correlation. The Clinton example as a predictor should The Nixon case, however, offers apt political comparison . Nixon ’s collapse was driven by the unwavering insistence of the Congress for

BRING ON THE EVIDENCE

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: U.S. President Trump meets with Italy's President Mattarella at the White House in Washington © Reuters/JONATHAN ERNST U.S. President Trump meets with Italy's President Mattarella at the White House in Washington Trump and his supporters have attacked the impeachment probe as politically motivated. Trump says his call with Zelenskiy was "perfect" while Republican lawmakers criticize the impeachment process as unfair.

"Do you have any evidence at all that the president did anything criminal or illegal? And the answer is no," Republican U.S. Representative Chris Stewart said on ABC's "This Week."

The president has "every opportunity to present his case," Pelosi told CBS, including coming before the intelligence panel.

"If the president has information that demonstrates his innocence in all of this, which we haven't seen," she said. "If he has information that is exculpatory -that means ex, taking away, culpable, blame -then we look forward to seeing it."

a building lit up at night: The U.S. Capitol dome is seen from the entrance to the House Intelligence Committee's Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) during the closed-door deposition of Mark Sandy in Washington © Reuters/YARA NARDI The U.S. Capitol dome is seen from the entrance to the House Intelligence Committee's Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) during the closed-door deposition of Mark Sandy in Washington She accused Trump of bribery last week in having his aides dangle a White House meeting, then $400 million in suspended U.S. security assistance, if Zelenskiy announced an investigation into a Democratic 2020 political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. Bribery is one of three articles of impeachment in the U.S. Constitution.

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Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats are refining their impeachment case against President Trump to a simple allegation: bribery. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., talks to reporters on the morning after the first public hearing in the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump on his

In Trump - Nixon impeachment comparison , Pelosi raises specter of resignation . Nixon resigned because Goldwater met with him to tell him they did not have the votes in the Senate to acquit him.

In the CBS interview, taped on Friday, the House speaker called Trump an "imposter" whose insecurity drove his real-time Twitter attack on former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch as she testified in the impeachment inquiry.

"Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” Trump said on Friday as she testified, an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation.

Republicans at the hearing expressed support for Yovanovitch's public service and some later openly criticized Trump's actions. "I find the president's tweet unfortunate," Representative Mike Turner, a Republican on the intelligence panel, said on CNN's "State of the Union."

"He made a mistake," Pelosi told CBS. "He knows her strength. And he was trying to undermine it." 

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