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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/12/2019 11:37 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/12/2019 11:37 AM
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Chairman Nadler on the Resolution of Investigative "Impeachment" Procedures

Washington, D.C....Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler delivered the following opening remarks during a markup of a resolution to implement procedures for future hearings related to the House Judiciary Committee’s investigation to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment with respect to President Donald Trump: "The resolution before us represents the necessary next step in our investigation of corruption, obstruction, and abuse of power."






“This Committee has already covered the central findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation.  The President’s 2016 campaign asked for and received the assistance of the Russian government.  Key figures from the campaign then lied to federal investigators about it.  The Special Counsel found that, at least ten times, the President took steps to interfere with the investigation.  In at least five of those incidents, the Special Counsel concluded that all of the elements necessary to charge obstruction of justice had been met.

“Our investigation is not only about obstruction.  Our work must also extend beyond the four corners of the Mueller Report.  We have a responsibility to consider allegations of federal election crimes, self-dealing, violations of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, and a failure to defend our nation from future attacks by foreign adversaries.

“And, of course, this Committee and others have gone to court to secure evidence that has been withheld from Congress on indefensible legal grounds.  Former White House Counsel Donald McGahn is not ‘absolutely immune’ from appearing before this Committee.  We require his testimony for our obstruction investigation.  But the President has vowed to ‘fight all of the subpoenas,’ and this, too, is conduct that requires a congressional response.

“As Members of Congress—and, in particular, as members of the House Judiciary Committee—we have a responsibility to investigate each of these allegations and to determine the appropriate remedy.  That responsibility includes making a judgment about whether to recommend articles of impeachment.

“That judgment cannot be based on our feelings about President Trump.  It should not be a personal reaction to misguided policies or personal behavior.  It must be a decision based on the evidence before us, and the evidence that keeps coming in.

“Now, there has been a good amount of confusion, in the press and elsewhere, about how we should talk about this work.

“Some have said that, absent some grand moment in which we pass dramatically from ‘concerned about the President’s conduct’ to ‘actively considering articles of impeachment,’ it is hard to know exactly what the Committee is doing here.

“Others have argued that we can do none of this work without first having an authorizing vote on the House floor.  But a House vote is not required by the Rules of the House or by the Constitution, and the argument ignores ample precedents in which no such votes were taken.

“There should be no doubt about our purpose.  We have been open about our plans in this Committee for many months.  The record is recounted in the preamble of the resolution before us now.

“On March 4, 2019, we sought information from many sources related to ‘alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump,’

“On May 8, 2019, we recommended that the House hold Attorney General Barr in contempt.  As part of that recommendation, the Committee was clear that our work ‘includes whether to approve articles of impeachment with respect to the President.’

“On June 11, 2019, the House approved H. Res. 430, authorizing this Committee to enforce its subpoenas in court.  The Committee report stated explicitly that our work includes whether to approve articles of impeachment with respect to the President.

“Pursuant to that resolution, on July 26, 2019, we asked a federal court for access to grand jury information, and we told the court that it falls to this Committee to ‘exercise . . . a constitutional power of the utmost gravity—approval of articles of impeachment.’

“On August 7, 2019, we filed suit to enforce our subpoena for Mr. McGahn.  There again, we told the court that we require his testimony in order to help decide whether to recommend articles of impeachment.

“In each of these documents, we have been explicit about our intentions.  This Committee is engaged in an investigation that will allow us to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment with respect to President Trump.  Some call this process an impeachment inquiry.  Some call it an impeachment investigation.  There is no legal difference between these terms, and I no longer care to argue about the nomenclature.

“But let me clear up any remaining doubt:  The conduct under investigation poses a threat to our democracy.  We have an obligation to respond to this threat.  And we are doing so.

“Under the procedures outlined in this resolution, we will hold hearings that allow us to further consider the evidence against the President.  At those hearings, in addition to Member questioning, we will allow staff counsel to participate for one hour, evenly divided between the Majority and the Minority.  This will allow us to develop the record in ways that the five-minute rule does not always permit.

“We will also allow the President to respond to the evidence, in writing and on the record.  No matter how we may disagree with him, President Trump is entitled to respond to the evidence in this way. And we will treat certain, sensitive evidence—such as grand jury information—as being received in executive session. Under these procedures, when we have finished these hearings and considered as much evidence we are able to gather, we will decide whether to refer articles of impeachment to the House floor.

“We have a constitutional, historical, and moral obligation to fully investigate these matters.  Let us take the next step in that work without delay. I urge my colleagues to adopt this resolution, and I yield back.”


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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-09-12 12:00:31   By: Anonymous
 
What a joke. Democrats are pathetic.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-09-12 12:49:46   By: Anonymous
     
    Do you think it's a good idea to have our service members have lay overs at trump golf courses???

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-09-12 19:27:16   By: Anonymous
       
      if you had checked prices like those pilots did in advance they found trump hotels the cheapest to stay at. hotels.com for the win!!

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-09-13 06:36:53   By: Anonymous
         
        Really?? Then why nobody stayed there before trump was pres?? Try another excuse

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2019-09-14 06:31:19   By: Anonymous
           
          The service members didn't have enough in their per diems to afford to eat at Trump resorts. That's disgraceful. Don't call members of the military whiney bitches. Trump is the worst.

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    Democrat Values
    Posted on: 2019-09-12 12:50:06   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHA WITCHHUNT HAHAHAHAHA
    What a bunch of whining crying candy asses

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      Re: Democrat Values
      Posted on: 2019-09-14 15:35:05   By: Anonymous
       
      impeachment is too good for trumpo. he deserves to be dragged out of the white house, given a gaddafi enema and hung from a street lamp like Mussolini. all dictators end up dead, don't forget.

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    Re: /\/\ Democrats are pathetic
    Posted on: 2019-09-12 17:20:04   By: Anonymous
     
    Ditto! Yep!

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      Re: /\/\ Democrats are pathetic
      Posted on: 2019-09-12 21:24:09   By: Anonymous
       
      Ditto SRS!!STFU you meth freak/salesman.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-09-12 13:08:51   By: Anonymous
 
Amen to the above

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-09-12 15:27:30   By: Anonymous
     
    Can't handle the truth?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-09-12 13:09:01   By: Anonymous
 
Impeach, indict, convict, and jail Trump and all his cronies.

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    Re: Hope and pray!
    Posted on: 2019-09-12 13:41:42   By: Anonymous
     
    We only hope and pray it will come true - don't hold your breath, however, and then to get him removed from office would be next to impossible.

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      Re: Hope and pray!
      Posted on: 2019-09-12 13:45:53   By: Anonymous
       
      This is way overdue. His criminality is costing America everything..

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        Re: Hope and pray!
        Posted on: 2019-09-12 14:07:01   By: Anonymous
         
        That investigation can acquire information the trump administration has been blocking form the beginning.

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        Re: Hope and pray!
        Posted on: 2019-09-12 14:09:10   By: Anonymous
         
        I can see if you are on welfare or some sort of public assistance you would want this,but for those of us collecting SS and a pension with a 401k doing just fine ,Thank You !!

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          Re: Hope and pray!
          Posted on: 2019-09-12 15:29:08   By: Anonymous
           
          Just wait trump will f that up too

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    Re: /\/\Impeach Trump and his allies etc.
    Posted on: 2019-09-12 19:53:32   By: Anonymous
     
    This whole impeachment deal is a big waste of time and money and all these Dems are just making fools of themselves anyway. Now we hear about a whole bunch of these Dem officials getting convicted for corruption charges and embezzlement, etc. and many more. Yes the laugh is on you Hillary and all your cohorts!

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      Re: /\/\Impeach Trump and his allies etc.
      Posted on: 2019-09-12 21:04:26   By: Anonymous
       
      The Democrats just can't accept the fact that they lost. 2020 vote Republican, say NO to socialism!!!

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        Re: /\/\Impeach Trump and his allies etc.
        Posted on: 2019-09-13 06:38:17   By: Anonymous
         
        NEVER

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-09-12 21:08:35   By: Anonymous
 
Nailer is a pee on, you need grounds for impeachment, he has none, the Libtards didn't get anything on collusion, now this, if this falls through, like thr Russian probe, they should have to pay back all the millions of taxpayer dollars they wasted, easy to spend others money, especially if your a hating Libtard!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-09-12 21:10:35   By: Anonymous
 
A moral obligation, since when is the Libtard Party been known for being MORAL, that sounds like an OXYMORON!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-09-12 21:17:00   By: Anonymous
     
    Democrats are all polling way ahead of your lawless wannabe dictator.

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      Re: WTG President Trump!!!
      Posted on: 2019-09-12 22:00:24   By: Anonymous
       
      Let the warm milk fill all of the dems bottles! The hysteria is beyond the pale and the imaginations of the left are all they have. All of this talk of corruption, collusion, abuse of power and criminality is fine but where is the F-ing evidence you idiots!!! I've decided to start a franchise low-end warm milk cafe business. These would be places to go for democrats that are in need of care and counseling and a place they can feel safe. Soft music will soothe their shattered phyche and help to restore the confidence they never had.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-09-13 09:25:58   By: Anonymous
     
    I don't ever recall a President more embroiled in lawsuits, controversy, corruption, nepotism and scandal.

    His approval ratings are lower than Nixon's when he was impeached, lowest approval ratings ever.

    So keep watching Fox and Friends and telling yourself Trump is winning "bigly". Good luck with that.

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      Re: WTG President Trump!!!
      Posted on: 2019-09-13 14:50:12   By: Anonymous
       
      I don't remember a media that was so fixated on creating negative press on ANYONE, must less a president. You leftest are so stupid you refuse to see your hand in front of you. No matter what President Trump does the media spins it out of control to the negative. Many accusations but no proof of any crimes, examples of racism or anything else. If you want to see crimes take just a second and look to your left. How about Hillary and her cell phones and emails? How about the collusion of Comey and the F.I.S.A. fictions. WAKE UP!!!

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        Re: WTG President Trump!!!
        Posted on: 2019-09-13 15:52:20   By: Anonymous
         
        "wake up" They can't, they have made such fools of themselves that it's too late to turn back.

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          Re: WTG President Trump!!!
          Posted on: 2019-09-14 05:10:25   By: Anonymous
           
          Impeach the moron

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            Re: WTG President Trump!!!
            Posted on: 2019-09-14 12:47:22   By: Anonymous
             
            You spelled Nadler wrong.

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