Liveblog - Impeachment Updates: 10-8-19

Support for an impeachment inquiry of Trump continues to grow. 58 percent to 38 percent, Americans say the House was correct to undertake the inquiry. Among all adults, 49 percent say the House should take the more significant step to impeach the president and call for his removal from office. Another 6 percent say they back the start of the inquiry but do not favor removing Trump from office, with the remainder undecided about the president’s ultimate fate. The results among registered voters are almost identical.

The Washington Post:

Read the poll here:

The Trump administration directed Gordon D. Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, from speaking with investigators is certain to provoke an immediate conflict with potentially profound consequences for the White House and President Trump. House Democrats have repeatedly warned that if the administration tries to interfere with their investigation, it will be construed as obstruction, a charge they see as potentially worthy of impeachment.

The New York Times:
  • Another impeachable offense. . .

     

  • Trump to Pelosi: White House won’t cooperate….

    The White House will not provide documents or witnesses to House impeachment investigators because it considers their investigation to be unfair and illegitimate, President Donald Trump and his team told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders on Tuesday.

    “You have designed and implemented your inquiry in a manner that violates fundamental fairness and constitutionally mandated due process,” White House Counsel Pat Cipollone said in a letter to Pelosi and the chairmen of three key House committees.

    House Democrats have said Trump is using a House vote as an excuse to refuse to cooperate with investigators. Some said Trump’s refusal to answer subpoenas and provide documents could constitute an impeachable offense in and of itself as they investigate the president’s dealings with Ukraine.    See story Here:

  • Digging up Watergate arguments

  • More proof?

    https://twitter.com/GeoffRBennett/status/118161479267666329

  • Obsessing on 2016—still!

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