Breaking: House Judiciary Committee approves guidelines for Trump impeachment probe
The party-line vote comes as House Democrats have struggled to articulate a unified message on impeachment.
Republicans ripped the measure as a meaningless gesture that simply points to procedures already available in the House and committee’s rules. Nadler has said the resolution is an important step to acknowledge the panel’s investigation and to deploy the procedural mechanisms in advance of impeachment-related hearings.
“He wants the appearance of something that is not,” Collins said of Nadler.
Progressives have been clamoring for a more aggressive posture on impeachment, while moderate Democrats, many of whom represent Republican-leaning districts and are considered vulnerable in 2020, are reluctant to embrace the impeachment moniker.
Mueller’s report documented several potential incidents of obstruction of justice, including a directive from Trump to his then-White House Counsel, Don McGahn, to fire Mueller and shut down his investigation.
on allegations that Trump is violating the Constitution’s emoluments clauses, which seek to ensure that presidents do not benefit financially from government spending — by the U.S. or foreign governments.
Nadler has said that the committee will decide by the end of the year whether to recommend articles of impeachment to the full House. Some articles have already been referred to the Judiciary Committee.Read more: POLITICO
Ya-hoo! This will do the Democrats in 2020 RepJoeKennedy MA4 as a Constituent - I urge you not to support this plan . It’s time to reveal all the evidence. Thank you RepJerryNadler!!! Even Nadler looked bored at the announcement. Takes 285 votes to impeach and then if it passes that barrier. Has to pass the Senate by 67 votes that is a tall order. Then they have to have a Bill of Charges that meet the High Crimes and Misdemeanor criteria. Peeing in the wind there. RepJerryNadler HuffPost dcexaminer
And they should
House Judiciary Committee approves guidelines for Trump impeachment probeThe House Judiciary Committee approved the parameters for its impeachment investigation into Donald Trump — the most significant step Democrats have yet taken as they weigh the divisive move You ever see a young couple trying to play house? They think they have adulting figured out and it’s sort of cute but naive from the outside looking in. That’s what this feels like. Then reality sets in and smacks them in the face. HouseJudiciary Why don't they investigate themselves. There is more evidence there.
Take your time Speaker Pelosi, I know you want that pab held accountable. Steady forward, ignore the nibblers from left and right like you always do. Keeping the faith here. Good....can't imagine what they all go through on a daily basis attempting to deal with this moron. Just hope Pelosi knows what she's doing. I know I am not the expert. So, we should give her a lot credit. At her age, she could choose to leave, but she stays instead....HOPE
The wild goose chase continues. This is turning into embarrassment for Democrats! Now we have guidelines for a probe, great! Its the illusion of activity to appease the base while not really accomplishing anything and stalling until Nov 2020 About damn time and at the rate Pelosi is going by not doing her constitutional duty, I say we should impeach her!
HillaryWarnedUs About time! After a six week vacation, this is the best Nadler and his little minions have for us. What a joke and these people actually represent us. New glasses and hair dye is like trying to polish a turd
House Judiciary considers steps for impeachmentWASHINGTON, D.C. - The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee to consider steps to formalize an investigation that could lead to the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Having said much success aren't they 😂😂😂 They could start by throwing non-cooperating persons in jail for contempt like they do to everyone not in the government. Extract that cancer from the Whitehouse.
Let the circus begin U can't say they ain't brave hearts hshaha pixburghgrrl Pelosi and Nadler aren’t serious about Impeachment They’re slow walking it until 2020, telling progressives they’re working on it and moderates they’re not. Case in point: Good. About damned time. We must impeach, convict, and remove this criminal from the People's House!
What a joke ... 😂😂😂 Wish they would move on to some important bills to review. UGH, congress is not working for the people anymore. They are paid robots FLUSH! Right down the toilet. Enough said. Yes!!! GarlandResists Get ready for the trump raging tweet storm and bot attacks! 'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step'
House Panel Approves Procedures for Trump Impeachment ProbeThe House Judiciary Committee formalized procedures for its investigation into whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Trump, ratcheting up a probe that has lasted all year. Make America Covfefe Again Take a good aim Jerry The urgency of the House to get rid of the moron is breathtaking.
Fire these imbeciles next go around!! They are a disgrace! Trump2020LandslideBaby WomenForTrump LeadRight DemocratsAreCorrupt DemocratsAreDestroyingAmerica FISA DrainTheDeepState This is just a huge joke now. Nobody is taking this seriously. Most important is to get enough support from Republicans Senators before proceeding with impeachment of Trump. Party lines got to be put aside as wrong doings of a Nation Head certainly will put a country at risk. Utmost, the United States has to be exemplary to all nations.
I’m not an expert but it does seem too little too late... the focus should be on facing the issues head-on, having the media comment on real policies, confronting lies, hammering Trump’s admin unaccomplishments and corruption. Not follow his tweets or deflective media sound bites SethAbramson So what are the Democrats going to do when this fails miserably just like the Russian collusion hoax?
Nancy pelosi steny hoyer Jim clyburn all those who are in Democratic leadership in the Congress if you don't get on board with the impeachment proceedings is Democrats maintain the house in 2020 there will be a change in leadership and we won't be confused Should have been done a long time ago, he is breaking the law on a daily basis, the GOP is just as corrupt
Democrats are nothing but a bunch of buffoons. They no longer serve the people, but rather their own convoluted self interests. They need to go. 🤣😂Democrats lost Legal Latinos, blacks, men, gamers, youtubers, cnn viewers, and now they will be peeling whatever is left over. 🤣😂let’s see the circus! stupid democrats can't realize how insane they are
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It's about time lawless people should be in jail not running the country If this is Trump’s Highway to Hell, they better increase the speed limit. You would think they were trying to impeach him for his 3rd term at the rate this is going. I don’t get involved in politics, at all. I keep my opinions to myself. If this happens, this will be a red line for me.
Wow, I have never seen so many bots. Hoping
Trump ousts Bolton as White House national security adviserThe question isn't why Trump fired yet another national security adviser; it's why in the world Trump thought Bolton was a good choice in the first place. MaddowBlog Now the msm will love Bolton MaddowBlog When will MSDNC oust Maddow
Trump White House hasn't held a traditional press briefing in 6 monthsWednesday marks six months since a White House press secretary last came to the podium in the briefing room to field questions from reporters in a traditional format and the Trump administration has no plans to resume the daily scrutiny and sometimes combative encounters with the White House press corps oh you miss him so much 😁 Yet we pay a press secretary to do...what? This administration is a joke. We are briefed right here