Politics: Trump says Democrats 'not nice!' for holding impeachment hearings while he's overseas — but GOP did same to Clinton - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

Politics Trump says Democrats 'not nice!' for holding impeachment hearings while he's overseas — but GOP did same to Clinton

21:45  02 december  2019
21:45  02 december  2019 Source:   cnbc.com

Stefanik: The left is 'spun up' after her impeachment hearing performance

  Stefanik: The left is 'spun up' after her impeachment hearing performance In an interview with radio talk show host John Catsimatidis, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) said that Democrats are "spun up" after her performance during the public impeachment hearings. © The Hill Stefanik: The left is 'spun up' after her impeachment hearing performance "I was focused on the facts and the substance in my questions of witnesses as part of these impeachment hearings," the House Intelligence Committee member told Catsimatidis. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie holding his umbrella: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.© Provided by CNBC U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

President Donald Trump on Monday criticized House Democrats for scheduling a key impeachment hearing during his trip to London for a NATO meeting — 21 years after House Republicans conducted impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton while he was on several overseas trips.

Trump accused Democrats in a tweet of "purposely" scheduling the first House Judiciary Committee hearing on impeachment against him for Wednesday, saying that was "not nice!"

Poll: Majority of Republicans think Trump a better president than Lincoln

  Poll: Majority of Republicans think Trump a better president than Lincoln A majority of Republicans believe President Trump is a better leader than Abraham Lincoln, who guided the nation through the Civil War. © Provided by Washington ExaminerThe Economist and YouGov conducted a poll from Nov. 24-26 of 1,500 American adults. In the wide-ranging poll, researchers asked Americans to compare Trump to past U.S. presidents.Fifty-three percent of Republicans said that Trump is a better president than Lincoln. For Democrats and Independents, Lincoln is considered to have been the better president with 94% and 78%, respectively.


"The do-nothing Democrats decided when I'm going to NATO ... that when I'm going to NATO, that was the exact time ... they'd hold an impeachment hearing," Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for London.

The House is pursuing an impeachment inquiry of Trump as a result of his pressuring the newly elected president of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and a debunked conspiracy theory involving the 2016 presidential election. The pressure campaign came at the same time that Trump was withholding congressionally appropriated military aid to Ukraine.

'Unfortunate': Pompeo slams Dems for impeachment hearing during Trump's overseas trip

  'Unfortunate': Pompeo slams Dems for impeachment hearing during Trump's overseas trip The House Judiciary panel's first hearing will coincide with the president's meeting with NATO leaders.Pompeo told the hosts of “Fox & Friends” there exists a “long tradition that we support presidents when they travel overseas to do their work,” admonishing Democratic lawmakers’ decision “to hold hearings back here in Washington to distract America's president from his important mission” in the United Kingdom.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, in his own tweet accused his Democratic counterparts of "extremely poor form, and another instance of an unfair and unserious process" against Trump.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a formerly Republican House member from Kansas, during an interview on Fox News on Monday said that the timing of the House Judiciary hearing is "very unfortunate."

Pompeo said there is a long-standing tradition to support a president when he travels overseas.

But Republicans in late 1998 and into 1999 conducted proceedings related to the impeachment of Clinton when he was traveling abroad.

Trump says impeachment report is "a joke"

  Trump says impeachment report is Trump says impeachment report is "a joke"LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Democrats' impeachment report was a joke with no merit and complained that a hearing had been scheduled while he was out of the country.

On Nov. 19, 1998, Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated Clinton for years, testified for more than two hours to the House Judiciary Committee — which at the time was controlled by Republicans — about the Democratic president.

Starr accused Clinton of "an unlawful effort to thwart the judicial process," by lying under oath during a deposition in a sexual harassment lawsuit about his sexual relationship with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.

On that same day Starr testified in Washington, D.C., Clinton was traveling in Japan, where he met with Emperor Akhito and Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Bill Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi during reception at Akasaka house on Nov. 19th, 1998.© Provided by CNBC Bill Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi during reception at Akasaka house on Nov. 19th, 1998.

The Judiciary Committee on Dec. 11 approved three articles of impeachment against Clinton.

The next day, the same committee approved a fourth article of impeachment against Clinton.

At the time of that vote on Dec. 12, Clinton was traveling in Israel, where he met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Clinton was impeached by the House, but he was acquitted after a trial in the Senate.

The House Judiciary Committee in 1974 held impeachment proceedings when President Richard Nixon was abroad on official trips.

On the day Nixon's lawyers began his defense at the committee, June 27, 1974, the president was beginning an official visit to the Soviet Union.

Nixon resigned in August of that same year after it became clear he would be impeached, and likely convicted by the Senate.

Nancy Pelosi did what no one else could (opinion) .
For all the talk of an Imperial Presidency, with her announcement on impeachment, Speaker Pelosi has just reminded Americans that when they have the power and the will, congressional majorities can still respond with force and vigor to a President who listens to no one, writes Julian Zelizer.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has brought the impeachment inquiry to its final phase. In her press conference Thursday morning, she announced that the Judiciary Committee will begin drafting articles of impeachment.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 2
This is interesting!