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Friday, August 09, 2019

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said publicly for the first time on Thursday that his panel is conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, adding that the committee will decide by the end of the year whether to refer articles of impeachment to the House floor.

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Impeach the traitor.

Since the Republican Quislings in the Senate will acquit, America will know for sure what Republicans stand for, as compared to what Democrats stand for.

If Democrats can't make political hay out of a president on foreign soil dropping to his knees to service America's enemy in Russia, which was seen by everyone in the world, then they deserve to lose in 2020.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-08-09 01:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

SMFH

No matter how much Nadler wishes it his current inquiry were anything other than legislative, unless or until he either initiates a formal impeachment inquiry under House Rules or gets a court order (which he is angling for here) that states that his legislative subpoenas have criminal force and effect, compelling McGahn to testify in front of the Judiciary Committee, this is just more Sound and Fury.

The Dems need to get off their butz and initiate a formal inquiry, which brings this into the Criminal arena, which under Sirica puts some much needed teeth into everything the JC does from that point forward.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-09 02:45 PM | Reply

Republicans shouldn't be worried by a committee looking into whether or not Trump has done wrong.

After all he's innocent....right?

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2019-08-09 03:42 PM | Reply

The Dems need to get off their butz and initiate a formal inquiry, which brings this into the Criminal arena, which under Sirica puts some much needed teeth into everything the JC does from that point forward.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter

But repubs shouldnt do that right? They have NO responsibility to do the right thing do they. That's not their job, it's dems' job, correct?

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 03:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Stupid Dems should impeach my party's Leader!" - RoBuh-lievable.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2019-08-09 04:03 PM | Reply

#4-5

Last time I checked, the Democrats held the Majority in the House, and Nancy just shot down the last set of impeachment articles.

What do you think she would do if the Minority tried to force her hand?

Your weaselly attempts to foist off the Majority's refusal to even open a formal inquiry on the GOP are pathetic.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-09 04:53 PM | Reply

Here is an excerpt from the Congressional Rules Service document as to how impeachment proceeds under House Rules:

Regardless of what might instigate an inquiry into whether impeachment is warranted, there are normally three formal stages of congressional action, all controlled by the Majority. First, an impeachment inquiry is authorized,and this is most often accomplished through the adoption of a simple resolution (H.Res.___) directing the Judiciary Committee to investigate an official. Second, the committee conducts its investigation, prepares articles of impeachment, and reports them to the House. Third, the full House considers the articles of impeachment and, if they are adopted, appoints managers from the committee to present the articles in the Senate. As discussed in detail below, the House relies upon many of its usual procedures to consider the resolution explicitly initiating an investigation, conduct the investigation, and consider the articles of impeachment.
CRS: The Impeachment Process in the House of Representatives, June 14, 2019

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-09 05:06 PM | Reply

"Stupid Dems should impeach my party's Leader!" - RoBuh-lievable.
#5 | POSTED BY CORKY

I thought he was a Russian Agent? A crime boss stuffing money in his pockets.

Supposedly he's Hitler incarnate who is taking over the country with fascist nazi goons in a dictatorship.

Either all of those accusations are pure -------- or they aren't. If not, then why wouldn't you impeach, genius?

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-09 05:11 PM | Reply

Last time I checked, the Democrats held the Majority in the House, and Nancy just shot down the last set of impeachment articles.

What do you think she would do if the Minority tried to force her hand?

Your weaselly attempts to foist off the Majority's refusal to even open a formal inquiry on the GOP are pathetic.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter

So what? Only the majority can vote to do the right thing? It's revealing that you operate from the assumption that only dems will vote do to the right thing.

That used to be how government worked - repubs and dems COMBINING their votes to get stuff done. Now it's all up to dems I guess because everyone accepts that repubs will never help fix anything.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 05:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

#9: Great post. It is totally revealing that rightwingers operate from that assumption. But being cowards, they won't even acknowledge it even after they have just inadvertently acknowledged it.

#10 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-08-09 05:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

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Anyone in the House can initiate impeachment proceedings. Including but not limited to anyone in the minority party.

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2019-08-09 05:21 PM | Reply

- But being cowards

They focus on the party who hasn't the votes in the Senate to follow through on any action in the House rather than focusing on their own party which foisted this criminal/traitor onto the country and they continue to support him as an expedient way to satisfy both their wealthy donors and fear-mongered proxy voters.

The Republican Party as a whole, their leaders and those who support them and condemn Dems for not taking what would be a wholly symbolic, and possibly self-defeating, action, are demonstrating not only cowardice, but also a a sort of double-speak to distance themselves from their own party's immoral deal with an immoral leader... just so they can stay in power.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2019-08-09 06:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#11

Wrong, anyone can bring a resolution, the Speaker controls whether it goes to a vote or sent to Committee.

Just ask Rep. Al Green how that worked for him a couple of weeks ago.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-09 06:01 PM | Reply

#12 | POSTED BY CORKY

Probably the biggest puddle of tears I've seen in weeks.

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-09 06:04 PM | Reply

Only the majority can vote to do the right thing?

"House Democratic leaders avoided a direct vote on Rep. Al Green's articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump with Republicans' help, moving Wednesday to table the Texas Democrat's resolution.

The motion was agreed to, 332-95, with Oregon Democrat Peter A. DeFazio voting "present."

Majority Leadership opted to dispense with the resolution -- which Green argued is a logical follow-up to the House's vote Tuesday to condemn Trump for racist tweets -- during a Wednesday vote series.

Notably, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, who has reportedly privately lobbied leadership to open a formal impeachment inquiry, said he voted against tabling the resolution because he opposed that procedure. The New York Democrat would have preferred the Speaker of the House have referred the measure to his committee, which has jurisdiction over impeachment."

House blocks Al Green articles of impeachment of Trump

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-09 06:10 PM | Reply

Probably the biggest puddle of tears I've seen in weeks.

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Sheep4trump bringing his usual vital contribution to the debate.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 06:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter

What's your point? Still ZERO mentions of a single republican willing to do the right thing in your link.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 06:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LOL, keep squirming Shreek, Pelosi won't even allow a member of the Democratic caucus to bring an impeachment resolution, what makes you think that a member of the minority could force her hand?

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-09 06:34 PM | Reply

Probably the biggest puddle of tears I've seen in weeks.

#14 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2019-08-09 06:04 PM

#19 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-09 06:40 PM | Reply

Looks like Russiagate wasn't enough of an embarrassment.

#20 | Posted by Ray at 2019-08-09 06:44 PM | Reply

LOL, keep squirming Shreek, Pelosi won't even allow a member of the Democratic caucus to bring an impeachment resolution, what makes you think that a member of the minority could force her hand?

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter

You can argue about the technicalities of congressional procedure all you want. Show me a single republican in congress or the senate who would vote to get rid of this president even after all we've seen.

What's your over/under on how many will vote to start the impeachment inquiry when it comes up? In other words, how many republicans will choose patriotism over party? I can tell you the answer and I'm not even psychic. I just look at past behavior and draw conclusions from that.

#21 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 06:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What's your over/under on how many will vote to start the impeachment inquiry when it comes up?

House, 0-11 GOP, and if Nancy gives the green light, 230+ Dems. As I have said previously, there are 9 sitting GOP Never Trump Senators in the Senate, but no one knows what can/will happen until Articles of Impeachment are delivered to that chamber.

Pro tip: Politics is a messy game.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-09 07:16 PM | Reply

Here is the bottom line:

If Nancy gave the green light on an impeachment inquiry today, it could start on the first day Congress resumes. Without her blessing, it will not go forward.

Your blaming the GOP for Nancy's recalcitrance is breathtakingly DRtarded.

#23 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-09 07:19 PM | Reply

If they impeached donald, he'd never shut up about being acquitted by the Senate.

#24 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-09 07:24 PM | Reply

Your blaming the GOP for Nancy's recalcitrance is breathtakingly DRtarded.

#23 | Posted by Rightocenter

If nancy doesn't impeach, liberals will punish democrats at the ballot.
You expecting the dems to do all the work on protecting the country from a criminal president is completely expected.
Nothing has stopped repubs from doing the right thing for 3 years except their own cowardice and greed.
And they're not just sitting idly by, they've been fighting to PROTECT this crook from accountability.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 07:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Begun: www.dictionary.com
Inquiry: www.merriam-webster.com

Two words with different meanings. Meh. Consider the source.

#26 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-08-09 07:33 PM | Reply

If they impeached donald, he'd never shut up about being acquitted by the Senate.

#24 | POSTED BY REDIAL

You're falling into the same democratic trap the liberals have fallen into over the past 30 years.

He's going to claim that regardless with just a slight twist of words.

The Democratic Party and their politicians should have learned by now that the (R)tards are going to say ---- about you and make claims and lies about you and it's going to be negative.

Quit fearing it, expect it, and don't let it stop you from taking action.

#27 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-08-09 08:35 PM | Reply

I'm not falling into a trap, just making an observation.

#28 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-09 08:40 PM | Reply

Another observation is that RoC is the biggest cheerleader for Democrats starting the impeachment process.

#29 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-09 08:42 PM | Reply

Another observation is that RoC is the biggest cheerleader for Democrats starting the impeachment process.

#29 | Posted by REDIAL

But the fact that he doesn't urge republicans to do the same suggests he doesn't really want trump to be impeached, he simply thinks dems impeaching will help republicans keep their power and their corrupt agenda intact.

#30 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 09:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Another observation is that RoC is the biggest cheerleader for Democrats starting the impeachment process.

#29 | POSTED BY REDIAL

It's only because he thinks it will backfire on the dems.

It won't.

FakeLawyer is a Benedict Donald cult member from the beginning.

#31 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-08-09 09:18 PM | Reply

But the fact that he doesn't urge republicans to do the same suggests he doesn't really want trump to be impeached, he simply thinks dems impeaching will help republicans keep their power and their corrupt agenda intact.

#30 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

You're baked. I believe you may be either David Crosby or Dweezil Zappa. Prove me wrong.

#32 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-09 09:25 PM | Reply

It's only because he thinks it will backfire on the dems. It won't.

I'm pretty sure it would. The net result would be "DONALD TRUMP ACQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES BROUGHT BY DEMOCRATS".

Good thing to have going into the election. Bit long for a hat or bumper sticker, but they could still use it.

#33 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-09 09:26 PM | Reply

You're baked. I believe you may be either David Crosby or Dweezil Zappa. Prove me wrong.

#32 | Posted by SheepleSchism

The fact that the most obvious things seem ridiculous to you is just more proof of how dumb you are.

#34 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 09:28 PM | Reply

Just look at how easily Redial crosses our digital border to interfere in our political process.

Go back to Hosertown, moose breath.

#35 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-09 09:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I'm pretty sure it would. The net result would be "DONALD TRUMP ACQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES BROUGHT BY DEMOCRATS".

Good thing to have going into the election. Bit long for a hat or bumper sticker, but they could still use it.

#33 | Posted by REDIAL

The net result would be trump's crimes filling the news cycle for the next year instead of the news cycle falling for whatever trump feeds them that day, trials on tv, followed by republicans refusing to prosecute those crimes revealing their complicity to swing voters. It wouldnt just be trump's trial, it would he a trial of the entire GOP.

While dem candidates hit trump on issues, the impeachment would hit him on his crimes. Plus that whole thing about how its their frickin DUTY.

The cowards who are afraid it will help trump are the reason no one respects democrats. Fight for something for once.

#36 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 09:31 PM | Reply

#14

Biggest puddle of orange poo on the planet.

#37 | Posted by Corky at 2019-08-09 09:35 PM | Reply

The net result would be trump's crimes filling the news cycle for the next year...

None of it will be news. Much like Mueller's testimony, it's all out there already.

#38 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-09 09:36 PM | Reply

None of it will be news. Much like Mueller's testimony, it's all out there already.

#38 | Posted by REDIAL

You vastly overestimate how informed the average swing voter is.

The average swing voter still thinks trump didn't commit any crimes.

#39 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-09 09:41 PM | Reply

The average swing voter still thinks trump didn't commit any crimes.

Do you think the Senate acquitting him will change that?

#40 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-09 09:46 PM | Reply

#30

LOL, now Shreek is as much of a mindreader as Donkey Suit Dan, but sux just as much at it.

Another observation is that RoC is the biggest cheerleader for Democrats starting the impeachment process.

Because to quote Shreek, "Plus that whole thing about how its their frickin DUTY."

Impeach, try the case in front of the Senate and...wait for it...convict.

#41 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-09 09:56 PM | Reply

Impeach, try the case in front of the Senate and...wait for it...convict.

I'm a cynic. I think party Senate vote majority outweighs trial evidence. My bet is that you do as well.

#42 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-09 10:03 PM | Reply

#42

That would be a terrible bet on your part.

A good trial lawyer, putting on a case on National Television, could swing the Never Trumpers and 9 others to convict.

And Mitt Romney is salivating to walk into Trump's office and say "Sir, you have lost the support of your Party."

#43 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-09 10:11 PM | Reply

A good trial lawyer, putting on a case on National Television, could swing the Never Trumpers and 9 others to convict.

I disagree. And if it were possible, I doubt you would advocate for it. Am I correct in assuming you don't want a Democrat to win in 2020?

#44 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-08-09 10:21 PM | Reply

The Republicans controlled the Senate, yet not all noted to convict Clinton. All Dems voted no to convict.

67 votes didnt happen. In fact, it was 55-45 and 50-50. Not enough to convict.

The House Dems did impeach. Not all, but some agreed to impeach.

So, despite having the Majority to both houses, both parties had members for and against.

Why not impeach? Clinton's wasn't guaranteed either. The Republicans had the guts to try even though they needed 67.

Gutless Dems

#45 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-08-10 12:25 PM | Reply

#44

I'm advocating for it now and plan to vote for Biden if he gets the nomination.

Are you going to vote for Trudeau again?

#46 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-10 01:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Do you think the Senate acquitting him will change that?

#40 | Posted by REDIAL

No the trial will. The senate acquitting him will demonstrate republican depravity.

#47 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-08-10 03:14 PM | Reply

Redial's prediction differs from the actual historical outcomes of these investigations. Why?

#48 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-08-11 10:55 AM | Reply

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