Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Impeachment

Trump’s action before he became President should not be grounds of impeachment

Under the US Constitution, a president can be impeached for "crimes and misdemeanors" conducted via his position. This rules out Trump's decisions before 2016 November. But there is an exception to the rule.

When a 20-year-old college journalist beat NYT and Washington Post to Trump scoop

Andrew Howard, a student at Arizona State University, was the first to report the resignation of Trump’s special envoy for Ukraine.

Impeaching President Trump could be perilous for US democracy

The key for Democrats, as they go down this road, is to focus on legitimate grievances and otherwise proceed with caution. Republicans should be willing to follow procedural norms.

Ukraine scandal shows that Donald Trump is his own enemy

With his latest statements comparing a whistle-blower to a spy, Trump's argument is not that they are wrong about the Ukraine controversy, but that they breached his confidence.

As impeachment heat grows, Trump’s attempt to talk his way out of it backfires

Trump's own words in the transcript of his phone call with Ukraine's president provide an easy road-map for Democratic foes who accuse him of abuse of power.

A normal president would tread lightly around impeachment hearings, but not Trump

The US President was irritable this week at the UN — insulting reporters, denying and then confirming parts of the allegations against him and openly calling for the investigation of Joe Biden and his son.

Trump freezing aid in a bid to get Ukraine to investigate Biden will test American law

Even without a smoking-gun connection, and even when a corrupt deal is struck implicitly, the government can still prosecute extortion.

Trump’s phone conversation with Ukrainian President sparks renewed calls for impeachment

US President Donald Trump has allegedly pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Ukrainian business dealings of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.

Modi govt sitting on CJI’s move to impeach Allahabad HC judge over MCI scam since January

Justice Shri Narayan Shukla of the Allahabad HC is accused of impropriety in dealing with a government bar on admissions to some medical colleges.

The ‘rot’ isn’t limited to courts. It has spread across institutions, says Arun Shourie

Shourie singles out judiciary, says Loya and Prasad Trust cases have particularly hurt credibility of Supreme Court.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.