Senate votes to limit Trump's war powers on Iran, presidential veto expected

Trump urges senators not to pass Iran war resolution

Neither Trump's murder last month of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani-an act of war against Iran-nor his misappropriation of money for the border wall played any role in the Democrats' impeachment, which centered on their claim that Trump betrayed U.S. national security by delaying military aid to Ukraine in what they called a "hot war" with Russian Federation. "But I'll just end it with I was disappointed".

Former FBI Director James Comey is clapping back against President Donald Trump's false allegations and attacks on him.

Pro-Donald Trump groups raised more than US$60 million (A$89 million) in January and have more than US$200 million (nearly A$300 million) on hand for this year's general election, shattering fundraising records on the path toward a goal of raising US$1 billion (A$1.5 billion) this cycle. He's happy he's survived the Senate impeachment trial and Robert Mueller investigation before that, but he's "still pissed that he went through this for three years, that his kids went through this for three years", a White House official says.

"The portrait of Richard Nixon - I don't know. I really don't rule anything out", Manchin said in a recent interview with Politico. "I got impeached for no reason whatsoever - totally partisan".

Trump is also suggesting that the Pentagon review the conduct of a former White House national security aide who played a central role in the Democrats' impeachment case. Alexander Vindman, who was detailed from the Department of Defense and was listening in on the July 2019 call, objected to some parts of the call, particularly Trump asking Zelensky to "look into" corruption allegations surrounding former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's son Hunter. House Democrats also charged Trump with obstruction of Congress for refusing to turn over documents and provide witnesses. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House staffers listened in the call.

The graduate students previously said they were "called to action" due to their faith.

"With President Trump's accomplishments, our massive data and ground operations and our strong fundraising numbers", Parscale said, "this campaign is going to be unstoppable in 2020".

Harvard law Professor Alan Dershowitz argued on the Senate floor that "if a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that can not be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment".

The Democratic majority in the House is expected to pass the measure next, after which it would go to Trump for his signature.

For a more conventional President, that might mean putting the spectacle of impeachment behind him and focusing on how to use the 11 months of his term to govern. "It's not so much about rebuking the president, it's rebuking all of us for not giving permission for being at war so long".

Vindman was smeared with claims of dual loyalty by the president and his allies after he testified to House investigators.

Pfeiffer, who now directs the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security at George Mason University, said the memoranda of foreign leader calls also fulfill important historical recordkeeping requirements.

"By stopping the practice, the president only shoots himself in the foot", he said.



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