House has formally started impeachment proceedings

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Nadler: ‘This is formal impeachment proceedings’

Somehow I missed this, though I assumed it was heading this way.

House Oversight committee has started impeachment hearings, even if they're not going to give it that title. In a late Friday afternoon interview with CNN, Jerry Nadler said:

“This is formal impeachment proceedings,” Nadler said in a CNN interview. “We are investigating all the evidence, gathering the evidence. And we will [at the] conclusion of this — hopefully by the end of the year — vote to vote articles of impeachment to the House floor. Or we won’t. That’s a decision that we’ll have to make. But that’s exactly the process we’re in right now.”

To be clear, this is a legal move as much as it is a political move. They've already subpoenaed several items from the Trump administration as well as the Trump organization and when they're in court they can now say "This is a part of an impeachment investigation." That gives them more legal leverage.

My guess is this will get approved in the Judiciary Committee and will move to a floor vote before the end of the year.
 
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Dec 2018
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Wisconsin
Nadler: ‘This is formal impeachment proceedings’

Somehow I missed this, though I assumed it was heading this way.

House Oversight committee has started impeachment hearings, even if they're not going to give it that title. In a late Friday afternoon interview with CNN, Jerry Nadler said:

“This is formal impeachment proceedings,” Nadler said in a CNN interview. “We are investigating all the evidence, gathering the evidence. And we will [at the] conclusion of this — hopefully by the end of the year — vote to vote articles of impeachment to the House floor. Or we won’t. That’s a decision that we’ll have to make. But that’s exactly the process we’re in right now.”

To be clear, this is a legal move as much as it is a political move. They've already subpoenaed several items from the Trump administration as well as the Trump organization and when they're in court they can now say "This is a part of an impeachment investigation." That gives them more legal leverage.

My guess is this will get approved in the Judiciary Committee and will move to a floor vote before the end of the year.
Should be noted that the language Nadler is used to open the proceedings was approved by Polosi. I've said for months the reason Polosi hasn't been on board is because she's creating cover for her moderate D constituents in purple districts. If everyone hates her, but Ds keep the majority in the House, she keeps her speaker role.
 
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Happy Monday

so it goes

Democrats Plan Vote to Formalize Procedures for Impeachment Investigation

Democrats Plan Vote to Formalize Procedures for Impeachment Investigation

Sept. 8, 2019

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee plans to vote this week to formalize procedures for a growing impeachment inquiry, clarifying its investigative authorities and granting President Trump new due process, a draft resolution shows.

The Judiciary Committee took similar steps in the 1970s and 1990s when it conducted impeachment inquiries into Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Bill Clinton. Now, as then, Democrats believe the resolution, a copy of which was reviewed by The New York Times, will allow the panel to speed up its work and potentially elicit more information than it otherwise could about instances of possible obstruction of justice and abuses of power by Mr. Trump.

The development carries significant symbolic weight, as well.

Though the committee has already informed federal courts and the public that it is in the midst of a full-scale impeachment inquiry, the three-page resolution will be the first time lawmakers have recorded a vote to that effect. Committee leaders hope the move will send a signal to Congress and the White House that their investigation is not only proceeding but intensifying, even as the broader Democratic Party caucus remains divided over the merits of ultimately voting to impeach Mr. Trump.

Based on the committee’s investigative plans, the new procedures could be put to the test quickly in the coming weeks.


(If anyone needs me to c/p the entire text, I can.)

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The committee is preparing to rapidly broaden the substance of the inquiry this fall beyond the investigation into any role by Trump associates in Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. On the agenda for new scrutiny are Mr. Trump’s role in illegal hush payments to women who said they had affairs with him, reports that he dangled pardons to immigration officials and whether his hotels and resorts have illegally profited from government spending.
 
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Much to the chagrin of Nancy Pelosi who know this a losing project by the Democrats that just might propel Trump into another 4-year term.
 
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I wonder if we'll have to listen to years of MSM saying "Getting ready to move on this" - "Starting to look bad for Trump" - "Just about ready to act" - "Seems the beginning of the end for Trump" - and other hogwash to cover the nothingburger just like the Mueller Report. I bet you guys will be on the edge of your seats watching Rachel Maddow have more smirkgasms lolz
 
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I wonder if we'll have to listen to years of MSM saying "Getting ready to move on this" - "Starting to look bad for Trump" - "Just about ready to act" - "Seems the beginning of the end for Trump" - and other hogwash to cover the nothingburger just like the Mueller Report. I bet you guys will be on the edge of your seats watching Rachel Maddow have more smirkgasms lolz
nah I'm convinced trump will serve out the rest of his term, but I also feel it's Congress's duty to do their job.