New York Times reporters Peter Baker and Emily Cochrane scolded Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not wanting to impeach President Donald Trump, say that she's setting a unsafe precedent - because Trump should be impeached even without adequate cause.
Our Verdict: Steyer won't let politics stand in the way of impeachment.
But the work of preparing the path to impeachment has already started, beginning with the public hearing two weeks ago of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
"I'm not for impeachment", she said.
But there is no suggestion, in any of the ongoing discussions by Democrats, for and against impeachment, of citing Trump's defiance of the congressional power to appropriate funds, laid down in Article I of the Constitution, as one of the possible articles of impeachment.
Special counsel Robert Mueller (MUHL'-ur) is examining whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation and whether Trump tried to obstruct the investigation.
What we are witnessing here is the early stages of a public relations battle to convince a solid majority of Americans that Trump ought to be impeached, assuming the investigations yield real evidence in support of impeachment.
In the pre-dawn darkness of 5:50 a.m., the president, 72, returned to a cherished topic: himself and what he sees as his history-making success in the Oval Office.
Trump subsequently retweeted Diamond and Silk, a seeming endorsement of their analysis of the Hatch Act, which says that most executive branch employees are prohibited from engaging in certain political activities.
"I think many Democrats ... have to look at the economic results, more money in their paychecks, manufacturing jobs coming back, against a party that says 'we want to eliminate your health insurance".
While several senior Democrats agree with Pelosi, those on the far-left including freshmen like Representatives Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., are pushing against the speaker. We did not win on impeachment.
Despite the scathing remarks, Donald Trump thanked Nancy Pelosi for not wanting the impeachment. Asked if she thought he was fit to be president Pelosi answered.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, one of the main promoters of the bogus allegations of Russian intervention in the USA elections, said Pelosi was "absolutely right" about the need for evidence so compelling that there would be bipartisan support for Trump's removal. "And I see little to be gained by putting the country through that kind of wrenching experience".
"There has been strong bipartisan support for Estonia, NATO and transatlantic relations in both houses of Congress", Ms Kaljulaid said at her meeting with Ms Pelosi according to a press release.