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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:14 AM

Judiciary approves new investigative powers with eyes on impeachment

Source: The Hill

The House Judiciary Committee voted along party-lines Thursday to broaden the panel’s powers to investigate President Trump as Democrats seek to build their case for impeachment — and clean up their oversight message amid a month of mixed signals.

The move does not launch a formal impeachment process, but marks the first time a Democratic panel has voted on language that explicitly lays out how the party’s ongoing investigations into alleged presidential misconduct could lead to the drafting — and eventual votes — on impeachment articles.

The partisan 24-17 vote followed more than two hours of feisty debate, as House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) made Democrats’ case for securing disputed information from an uncooperative administration, and Republicans rushed to Trump’s defense with accusations that Democrats are pretending to pursue impeachment without actually doing so.


That debate over the status of the Judiciary investigation — is there an impeachment inquiry or is there not? — has dogged Democrats throughout the week, as even top leaders have sent mixed signals about the nature of the probe, muddling the party’s oversight message just as the process is heating up.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/461059-democrats-adopt-procedures-after-party-line-vote-as-judiciary-panel

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Reply Judiciary approves new investigative powers with eyes on impeachment (Original post)
brooklynite Sep 12 OP
hlthe2b Sep 12 #1
mysteryowl Sep 12 #2
bucolic_frolic Sep 12 #3
still_one Sep 12 #6
FBaggins Sep 12 #4
RobertDevereaux Sep 12 #5
dalton99a Sep 12 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:15 AM

1. Yeah!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:21 AM

2. FANTASTIC!



Progress is good.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:22 AM

3. To hatch an egg, incubate it properly until the prime moment

Impeachment hearings in an election year with no power of Mitch to say it cannot be done.

It's a nice answer to Merrick Garland nomination!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:44 AM

6. Your assessment i believe is correct. Timing is everything

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:25 AM

4. The problem is right there in the first sentence

The House Judiciary Committee voted along party-lines Thursday to broaden the panel’s powers

Committees don't obtain powers from themselves.

The move does not launch a formal impeachment process


Oh dear. The three monkey deniers will not like that.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:28 AM

5. BRAVO!

Now peddle MUCH FASTER!

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Response to RobertDevereaux (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:49 AM

7. Their calendars are marked: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas

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