Friday, September 27, 2019
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Not a grapevine, exactly. My Amazon Echo Dot to be honest. I said the magic words "Alexa, play the latest episode of NPR News Now" and out it came.
A PBS/NPR poll found American attitudes on impeachment are shifting. Americans are typically averse to the notion of impeaching a president. They strongly opposed the Republicans' attempt to impeach Bill Clinton. Not that long ago polls showed that some 60 per cent had no appetite for impeaching Donald Trump.
The PBS/NPR poll shows a big shift. It's now 49 to 46 per cent in favour of giving Trump the boot. The hook is that the poll was conducted before details of the Ukraine scandal came out. It's pretty hard to imagine this scandal doing Trump any good in the hearts and minds of the American public.
House majority leader Nancy Pelosi accuses the Justice department of attempting to cover-up a cover-up. She says that, under Barr, the Justice department has "gone rogue."
Meanwhile, the Globe's Lawrence Martin figures Trump may have finally gone too far.