The invocation of a civil war was met with outrage from Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., an Air Force veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. "This is beyond repugnant", Kinzinger tweeted, quote-retweeting Trump's tweet. Justin Amash, I-Mich., a vocal critic of the president, left the Republican Party over the summer, and is running next year as an independent.
US President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremonial swearing-in at the White House in Washington, US, September 30, 2019.
There has been speculation over whether McConnell, who has defended fellow Republican Trump, would try to find a way to avoid a Senate trial.
Battling the deepest crisis of his presidency, Trump in a series of tweets railed against accusations that he should be impeached for urging Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden, his potential 2020 White House challenger.
Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice admitted that the Obama administration also used this server to protect sensitive phone calls, as reported The Federalist. But Mark S. Zaid, a lawyer from Compass Rose Legal, wrote on Twitter that CBS "completely misinterpreted contents of our letter", and stressed that they have not yet reached an agreement with Congress regarding contact with their client.
The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted Friday-Sunday (Sept. 27-29), with 1,115 self-identified registered voters nationwide questioned by live telephone operators.
The Democratic presidential candidate told the audience at at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin Texas Saturday that she sees Republicans distancing themselves from Trump.
As Democrats and the director of national intelligence worked out key arrangements, Trump's allies erupted in a surge of second-guessing and conspiracy theorising across the Sunday talk shows.
McCarthy echoed a common refrain from Trump's surrogates that the whistleblower did not directly hear the phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president.
"I would have no choice but to take it up, based on a Senate rule on impeachment", McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, told the United States media in an interview on Monday.
No president has ever been removed as a direct result of impeachment.
Senior policy adviser Stephen Miller called the whole inquiry a "partisan hit job" orchestrated by "a deep state operative" who is also "a saboteur". During the 2012 election cycle, he said President Barack Obama was "paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist". He wrote down and read awful things, then said it was from the mouth of the President of the United States. "And this individual is a saboteur trying to undermine a democratically elected government". "When the whistleblower reported this, he made it sound bad".
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