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Rep. Doug Collins shrugs off GOP attacks, expects to be senator in 2021

BY: - February 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Doug Collins finds it funny that his GOP critics are attacking him as a “swamp creature.”  Collins, a fourth-term Georgia Republican in the U.S. House, sparked an intra-party brawl when he announced his challenge to Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed after the retirement of former Sen. Johnny Isakson.  The National […]

Trump impeachment trial gets personal

BY: - January 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — Even before opening arguments were made in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, things got testy.  U.S. House Democrats and Trump’s lawyers sparred for hours Tuesday over the parameters for the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history, offering a preview of their substantive arguments and setting the tone for […]

GOP unmoved as Dems say evidence for impeachment ‘overwhelming’

BY: - December 10, 2019

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for U.S. House Democrats laid out their best case for impeaching President Donald Trump on Monday, warning that his behavior continues to pose an “imminent threat” to national security. Democrats are pushing ahead with impeachment proceedings against Trump after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) directed committee leaders to draft formal impeachment articles.  […]

Collins calls impeachment a ‘sham’ as Democrats lay out framework

BY: - December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats laid out their framework for articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Wednesday as a Georgia Republican dismissed the proceedings as a “sham” and a “waste of time.”  As the House Judiciary Committee held its first official impeachment hearing on Wednesday, Democrats signaled that they intend to accuse Trump of […]

Georgians on Judiciary Committee get time in impeachment spotlight

BY: - December 3, 2019

Three Georgia lawmakers are set to step into the national spotlight this week as U.S. House Democrats advance their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. One of Trump’s most outspoken allies, Georgia U.S. Rep. Doug Collins figures to play a prominent role as the ranking Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, which is scheduled to […]

Ga. Rep. Jody Hice missed most closed-door impeachment depositions

BY: - November 26, 2019

Updated at 8 p.m.: This story has been updated to include information from transcripts released Tuesday evening. WASHINGTON — Georgia Republican Rep. Jody Hice has railed against the closed-door impeachment proceedings led by U.S. House Democrats. In October, before a death in the family pulled him away from Washington, he joined his GOP colleagues in […]

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Bookman: An unaccountable Donald Trump is dangerous in the extreme

BY: - November 26, 2019

Donald J. Trump used the power of his office to blackmail a foreign ally into undermining a political foe here at home. Nothing in U.S history approaches that abuse of presidential power, yet the gravity of the charges apparently does not matter. The overwhelming evidence proving those charges – the sworn testimony, the emails and […]

U.S. House green lights Trump impeachment inquiry

BY: - October 31, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday voted to formalize its impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.  Lawmakers adopted a resolution that lays out procedures for the inquiry that is already taking place in the House. That investigation is centered on whether the president abused his power by attempting to pressure the president of Ukraine […]

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Bookman: If you base your defense of Trump on the facts, you are doomed

BY: - October 31, 2019

This is not a complicated situation, although some would prefer that we think so. In fact, it is alarmingly simple: Ukraine is our ally, a country that wants to join us in the ranks of free democracies with market economies. Yet Ukraine is under constant attack by Russia, and to maintain its independence Ukraine desperately […]

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Bookman: If President Trump is innocent, why lock up the evidence?

BY: - October 11, 2019

President Trump has placed a heavy shroud of silence over the executive branch. Under his orders, no witnesses from the State Department, the Defense Department, the Energy Department, the Department of Justice, the White House or any other executive agency will be allowed to testify under oath to Congress. It’s all shut down. Likewise, no […]

Protesters at McBath district office oppose, support Trump impeachment

BY: - October 10, 2019

Dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump converged on the Sandy Springs district office of U.S. Congresswoman Lucy McBath Tuesday to shout objections to an impeachment inquiry she helped launch against him. Several Trump supporters said the Georgia Democrat should canvass her north metro Atlanta district more often to determine if the bulk of her […]

Ga. Republicans seek civility in partisan times

BY: - September 27, 2019

WASHINGTON — The tasks of reducing partisan rancor on Capitol Hill and making Congress run more smoothly were never going to be easy, but the prospect of a presidential impeachment makes those goals both harder to achieve and more important to get done, several experts told members of Congress Thursday. “Impeachment is the most volatile, […]