Democrats Still Pushing Impeachment After 'Three Years of Lies'

Democrats Still Pushing Impeachment After 'Three Years of Lies'

With Congress returning to session after its summer recess, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is wasting no time to set up an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The unprecedented corruption, coverup, and crimes by the President are under investigation by the Committee as we determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment or other Article 1 remedies.

A senior staffer with a House Judiciary committee member said Pelosi and Nadler had always been at odds over whether to move forward with the impeachment inquiry and that some within the caucus had grown frustrated with the speaker for not moving more swiftly.

In addition, the panel will be able to accept evidence in closed meetings, and Trump's team can respond in writing to evidence and testimony presented to the committee.

"Thais Marques, CREDO Action " But without Chairman Nadler setting a date for a vote on articles of impeachment", said CREDO Action campaign manager Thais Marques in a statement, "it's clear that Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leadership are still putting the brakes on impeachment.

House Judiciary member David Cicilline of Rhode Island called the step significant, saying it was the first time the committee would formally consider the question of impeachment and that it was in line with Pelosi's direction.

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney criticized her Democratic House colleagues on Tuesday for shirking their constitutional responsibilities in their pursuit of impeaching President Donald Trump.

Nadler himself is reportedly chomping at the bit to begin proceedings to impeach Trump. As the case for impeachment continues to build and the presidential election draws near, Democrats are essentially pocketing special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation and moving onto what they view as less debatable indiscretions allegedly conducted by the president and administration, such as alleged violations of the Constitution's Emoluments Clause.

Nadler has since expanded the probe to cover other, different mind-boggling allegations, including Trump's company allegedly profiting from business with foreign governments and his alleged promise of pardons to top officials who agreed to break the law in building his border wall.

Yet the calls for impeachment among House Democrats have grown as the Trump administration has refused to cooperate with congressional investigations, disregarding subpoenas related to providing his tax returns, the unredacted report from former special counsel Robert Mueller, and testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn.

They are also expected to provide the committee with a broader ability to subpoena witnesses and documents, in the face of resistance by the White House. A separate lawsuit seeking to compel McGahn's testimony will hear arguments on October 31.

Nadler said in the statement that the inquiry would press forward.

Pelosi has made clear she believes the party needs to focus its energies on defeating Trump and the Republicans in the November 2020 election.

At least 134 of 235 House Democrats publicly favor starting the impeachment inquiry, according to a CNN count. "It's a continuation of what we have been doing".



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