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Sun Jan 20, 2019, 06:56 PM

"There's NO time and the nation's political and moral crises go way beyond criminal code."

What I think Laurence Tribe is referring to is this:

If there is a decision to proceed, the speaker would decide if the House Judiciary Committee handles the impeachment inquiry, or if a separate special committee is formed.

The special committee would be empowered to broaden the focus of the inquiry -- or investigation.

If the speaker assigns the House Judiciary Committee to investigate, there is no time limit placed on their investigation and a likely public hearing would be scheduled at the discretion of the committee chair to vote on the articles of impeachment.


"...go way beyond the criminal code." really frames the distinction between a Special Prosecutor's Investigation versus, the political impeachment process, especially in light of the DOJ's policy of not indicting a sitting president.

Here we are in Jan. 2019 with the Presidential Election campaign season of 2020 not far off.

We have no idea when Mueller's final report will be ready. (Don't get me wrong...he's a hero in my eyes)

We have no idea how and when the unclassified portion of Mueller's report will get to the public (AG nominee Barr said it would be a Barr Report, not a Mueller report)

We have potential litigation, possibly up to the Supreme Court, as to whether a sitting president can be indicted. How long will that take to be adjudicated?

Meanwhile, every single day this pathetic excuse of a man destroys our country...and we have 2 more years to go.

I am starting to agree with Laurence Tribe's analysis.

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Reply "There's NO time and the nation's political and moral crises go way beyond criminal code." (Original post)
Nevermypresident Jan 2019 OP
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Sun Jan 20, 2019, 07:02 PM


Shit or get off the pot.

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Sun Jan 20, 2019, 07:04 PM

2. "...problem with Mueller's Trump-Russia probe...}


Until this month, Republican control of the House -- and their fealty to the Trump-Fox talk radio axis -- made that(impeachment) a mathematical impossibility. Now that Democrats control the lower chamber, it is imperative that they conquer their decades of political timidity and exercise their Constitutional duty -- to investigate the presidentís fitness to complete his term. And these investigations should be conducted largely in public, in the same manner as the 1973 Senate Watergate hearings. News that Cohen will testify in public in early February is only a start. The American people demand -- and deserve -- much, much more.

Letís stop waiting for Bob Mueller to come down from the mountaintop. Itís time for the American people, our leaders, and our battered system to relearn how to climb that mountain ourselves.

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