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House set to begin formal impeachment probe

September 7, 2019

It is on! According to CNN the House is set to begin an official  impeachment probe just as the 2020 election begins to heat up. Here is more:

The House Judiciary Committee is prepared to vote next week on a resolution laying out the procedures for its investigation now that it is actively considering moving to impeach President Donald Trump, a major step toward formalizing its sweeping probe, according to multiple sources familiar with the effort.

The vote, which is expected to occur on Wednesday, will lay out the ground rules for conducting hearings now that the committee has publicly announced it is considering recommending articles of impeachment against Trump. It is expected to follow the precedent set in 1974 over the committee’s procedures during then-President Richard Nixon’s impeachment proceedings.

Sources told CNN on Friday that the resolution is expected to spell out that Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, has the authority to call hearings at either the full committee or subcommittee level in connection with its impeachment deliberations.

The resolution, sources say, is expected to make clear that future House Judiciary hearings can be conducted in ways different from most congressional hearings since the panel is considering impeachment. For instance, the resolution is expected to authorize committee staff counsels to question witnesses, something that is typically not done at congressional hearings.

The news comes as Democrats are broadening their impeachment probe to focus on a range of matters, including potential violations of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution and reports that the President dangled pardons to officials if they broke the law to carry out his immigration policies.

  Does this mean that Nancy Pelosi is now on board with moving forward with impeachment? With impeachment going nowhere in the Senate this is obviously an attempt by the Democrats to appease the alt-left. It seems to me the same type of useless action the Republicans took on Obamacare over and over again when they knew it was going nowhere.

This will also help to further galvanize an already incredibly divided nation, but if the ultimate goal is to excite the Democratic voters this move could backfire. My guess is that there is more excitement for the 2020 election on the Democratic side of the aisle so this could actually motivate Republican voters to the polls, nothing spurs people to action like the belief an injustice is being done against them.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Bruce Booher permalink
    September 7, 2019 10:29 pm

    The combination of never Trumpers who wanted to teach Trump a lesson and Republicans willing to retire rather than protect their seat gave the House to the Dems. What was expected? ,

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  2. peter3nj permalink
    September 8, 2019 7:00 am

    Pelosi, having played the long game, will play both sides as she gives/ not gives her blessings.

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