The congresswoman affectionately known to millennials as ‘Auntie Maxine,’ joins Joy Reid on the details she believes will emerge leading to the impeachment of Donald Trump.
OccupyDemocrats – The ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Diane Feinstein, recently held a fundraiser in Los Angeles – and was met with protesters demanding a town hall when she emerged.
Instead of turning tail and fleeing like most Republican legislators, she stood and spoke with the crowd, listening to their concerns – before dropping a tantalizing nugget that could have colossal implications.
Yesterday, Feinstein met with FBI Director James Comey to discuss President Trump and the various investigations into his affairs.
She looked shaken and “white as a ghost” when she emerged from the meeting, but would not give any details at the time.
Today, one of her constituents asked her about the meeting and about Trump’s conduct in general, and how we would start going about impeaching him:
“You just looked white as a ghost yesterday when you came out of that meeting. And we don’t know what’s happening. But we know that he is breaking laws everyday. He’s making money on Mar-a-Lago. He’s getting copyrights in China. He has obvious dealings with Russia. The Dakota pipeline. There’s so many things he is doing that are unconstitutional. How are we gonna get him out? That’s what I want to know.”
Feinstein’s response will make you hopeful for the future:
“Well, we have a lot of people working at this. Technical people. And I think he’s gonna get himself out. I think sending sons to another country to make a financial deal for his company and then have that covered with government expenses — I think those government expenses should not be allowed”
USAToday – The city of San Francisco filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging President Trump’s executive order that directs the federal government to withhold money from so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement agents.
The lawsuit, filed by San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera in U.S. District Court in Northern California, marks the first court challenge over the sanctuary order filed by one of the targeted cities since Trump unveiled his order last week.
“The president’s executive order is not only unconstitutional, it’s un-American,” Herrera said. “That is why we must stand up and oppose it. We are a nation of immigrants and a land of laws. We must be the ‘guardians of our democracy’ that President Obama urged us all to be in his farewell address.”
White House officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit.
The term “sanctuary city” is a broad term that describes hundreds of communities around the U.S. that have adopted policies protecting the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.