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7 days ago
4/13/12
Posts: 28856

Will it happen???

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-impeachment/house-panel-moves-to-intensify-trump-impeachment-probe-idUSKCN1VX10A

House panel votes to intensify Trump impeachment probe

David Morgan

4 Min Read

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted to intensify its investigation of Republican President Donald Trump on Thursday, as lawmakers edged closer to deciding whether to recommend his impeachment.

The 41-member panel adopted a resolution allowing it to designate hearings as impeachment proceedings, subject witnesses to more aggressive questioning and quicken the pace of an investigation that is expanding into areas that could prove politically explosive for both Trump and Congress.

“With these new procedures, we will begin next week an aggressive series of hearings investigating allegations of corruption, obstruction and abuse of power against the president,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told reporters after the 24-17 vote.

A more aggressive probe could also increase pressure on House Democratic leaders including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has resisted impeachment as a politically risky step for moderate Democratic freshmen from swing districts where ousting Trump is an unpopular idea.

Republicans rejected the notion that the panel was pursuing an impeachment inquiry and dismissed the resolution as a “fantasy” intended to distract from Democrats’ unwillingness to have the full House authorize a formal impeachment inquiry, as occurred during the Watergate era and the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton.

Republicans said Democrats lacked the votes to obtain formal House authorization and denounced Thursday’s action as a show intended to pander to Democratic voters who want Trump removed from office.

Representative Doug Collins, the panel’s top Republican, said the resolution simply reiterates powers that the committee has had all along.

“These rules are not new,” he said. “This is to make you believe something is happening, more than what’s actually happening.”

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Nadler said that during the Watergate era, the House Judiciary Committee was already considering impeachment charges against then-President Richard Nixon and conducting a related probe when the House voted to authorize a formal inquiry.

Committee Democrats plan to use the new tactics that allow an hour of questioning by committee lawyers of Corey Lewandowski, a close Trump confidant and one of his campaign managers in 2016. Lewandowski is due to appear before the panel next Tuesday for what may be a contentious hearing.

Democrats expect his testimony to help lay out a charge of obstruction of justice. But they are also pursuing allegations of campaign finance violations, witness tampering and unlawful self-enrichment through his business ventures.

Democrats aim to decide by the end of the year whether to recommend articles of impeachment against Trump to the full House. If approved by the chamber, the Republican-controlled Senate would be left to hold a trial and consider the president’s ouster.

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A Reuters head count shows that 135 House Democrats back an impeachment inquiry. While that is a majority of the caucus, the number is well short of the 218 votes needed to pass a resolution.

Only two American presidents have been impeached by the House: Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Clinton in 1999. Neither was convicted by the Senate.

Nixon resigned in 1974 after the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against him, but before the full House voted on the matter.

Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Giles Elgood and Paul Simao

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

7 days ago
6/3/03
Posts: 102304

Any. 

 

 

 

 

Day.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now.  

7 days ago
3/23/07
Posts: 59843

"Will it happen???"

 

No.

7 days ago
2/22/13
Posts: 2881

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7 days ago
8/9/16
Posts: 21666

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7 days ago
4/13/12
Posts: 28858
saglv -

"Will it happen???"

 

No.

i dont think it will either, but this president has been one of the most entertaining i can think of.

7 days ago
2/22/13
Posts: 2883
EFM -
saglv -

"Will it happen???"

 

No.

i dont think it will either, but this president has been one of the most entertaining i can think of.

One of?

7 days ago
10/15/13
Posts: 31531

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7 days ago
11/1/03
Posts: 19857

Lets impeact Trump. We don't know what for so lets investigate until we find something. Hopefully the'll pay in the next election for this bs.

7 days ago
12/17/06
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7 days ago
4/13/12
Posts: 28859
Altofsky -

he's never missed a meal.

7 days ago
10/15/13
Posts: 31532

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7 days ago
8/9/16
Posts: 21668
Altofsky -

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7 days ago
5/24/17
Posts: 4531
Altofsky -

What a lazy slob.

7 days ago
12/6/14
Posts: 1369
Altofsky -

This dude looks like jabba the hut.

7 days ago
10/4/18
Posts: 2584
LOL! Fuck the Dems. Never going to happen.
7 days ago
2/15/06
Posts: 22587
Orcus is in ecstasy at this news...

Pedro will weigh in when his caravan stops near free wifi again.
7 days ago
7/26/07
Posts: 87071
Al Cappucino - 

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How does anyone allow their body to become that shape?

He's built like a melting candle
7 days ago
9/3/19
Posts: 19
impeachment is never going to happen, dems are pissing away their chances to beat trump at the ballot box with the pursuit of it.

the only bigger mistake they are making is this circus clown car show of debates with 20+ candidates. its almost as if they want to lose.

their are *maybe* 4 (probably 3) viable candidagtes, shit should have been handled in a back room right from the start. now they will spend months tearing each other down and trump will watch and see what sticks then supercharge it and use it against whoever gets the nomination.

and just maybe enough independent voters will come away thinking "ah its not just trump, its all shit, fuck it"
7 days ago
6/3/03
Posts: 102305
willim - impeachment is never going to happen, dems are pissing away their chances to beat trump at the ballot box with the pursuit of it.

the only bigger mistake they are making is this circus clown car show of debates with 20+ candidates. its almost as if they want to lose.

their are *maybe* 4 (probably 3) viable candidagtes, shit should have been handled in a back room right from the start. now they will spend months tearing each other down and trump will watch and see what sticks then supercharge it and use it against whoever gets the nomination.

and just maybe enough independent voters will come away thinking "ah its not just trump, its all shit, fuck it"

For a new member you’re absolutely correct. 

7 days ago
2/22/13
Posts: 2887
Chimonos Revenge -
Al Cappucino - 

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How does anyone allow their body to become that shape?

He's built like a melting candle

Think I peed a little laughing at melting candle.

7 days ago
12/17/06
Posts: 77801

I just don't get how someone gets THAT big.

I'm carrying like six extra lbs of a spare tire and I feel like a disgusting fat fuck. That up there? Jesus. That's shameful.

7 days ago
12/2/05
Posts: 83244
I hope they do it. Would be super entertaining.
7 days ago
7/31/09
Posts: 19182
Altofsky -

Nadler tried to sabotage candice Owens and then got verbally destroyed by her once someone else actually allowed her to speak. The guy is a crooked scumbag and a very, very clear representation of all that is wrong with our politicians, particularly those on the left leading the charge against trump. 

 

Nevermind the fact that hes a disgusting fat pig who's never said no to a twinkies. I bet hes dead from a heart attack before trumps next term is over. 

7 days ago
8/7/12
Posts: 11208

Let's waste more tax payer dollars on a more strenuous plan to attempt to find a reason, any reason to impeach this guy we cant stand. 

It's almost as if they forget there will be another election coming up soon and they already look like a pack of jackasses from all the baseless allegations. Let's go ahead and double down and pray to god that the masses forget we are completely wasting their time and money. 

Just wish someone had the balls in either party to say give it the fuck up. Just stop as your making your entire political party look like a bunch of jackasses. The dems have a hard enough time agreeing on who of the 95 current "candidates" they should back. It would be wise for them to just stop and start praying that people will come out to vote against Trump. I dont think that's going to happen and more then likely we will be looking at a second term for team big scary orange man. I for one can not wait to taste the liberal tears that will flow so heavenly on election night. It's going to be beautiful.