Category: Chris Matthews

Tom Steyer: Pelosi Sounds Like She Needs GOP’s ‘Permission’ for Impeachment

Appearing on MSNBC’s ‘Hardball’ Monday, progressive billionaire Tom Steyer responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ruling out impeaching President Donald Trump, saying her remarks suggested she requires approval from Republicans to hold the president accountable. 

Matthews: Trump Has Committed ‘Impeachable Crimes’

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews stated that President Trump has committed “impeachable crimes…in broad daylight.” Matthews said, “Some argue that the push for impeachment is ahead of schedule. I think a stronger argument could be made that it’s way behind schedule. The fact is, Donald Trump’s impeachable crimes have been committed in broad daylight. Trump asking the FBI Director, James Comey, to drop his investigations of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Trump firing the FBI director for refusing to do so, worse yet, firing him for refusing Trump’s demand to declare personal loyalty to Donald Trump above the law. Trump firing his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, for insisting on following Department of Justice rules and recusing himself in a case in which he had played a personal role, his part in Trump’s presidential campaign. And try this for high crimes and misdemeanors, Trump paying off someone for hiding a matter from the voters that could have turned the 2016 election, a violation of campaign finance laws. … And what about Trump’s ringleadership of his people, including family members, and their efforts to win the support of a foreign power, Russia, to win the presidency? Democrats who control the

MSNBC’s Matthews: Trump Is on the Bad Guys’ Side Against America

Thursday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews said President Donald Trump had joined the other side of bad actors on the international stage against America. Matthews said, “It’s always hard to make references in history to who Trump is. I mean, I think of him as someone who’s come into our system, trashed NATO, trashed our alliances, made friends — publicly flirting with people like North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, publicly flirting through his family with MLB — whatever his name, over in Saudi Arabia, a killer of an American journalist — flaunt all of the rules of what we thought of ourselves as a good guys of the world, and we hung around with other good guys, and we fought bad guys, either through diplomacy or war, whatever it took, or containment. We always knew what side we were on. It’s like Trump has jumped the bounds, jumped the tracks and he’s just joining the other side.” (h/t Grabien) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

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