Rep. Adam Schiff suggests that impeachment hearings good way to access material that Trump is keeping hidden from Congress.

By |2019-05-20T07:31:56-08:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |12 Comments


Sure, let’s use that as the reason. So long as we get started.

Courtesy of The Hill:

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) suggested in an interview that aired Sunday that impeachment proceeding against President Trump could be used as an oversight tool to gain information that the House has been seeking.

Schiff said on CBS’s Face the Nation that what could drive impeachment is not the president’s conduct in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, but rather how the administration “is engaging in a maximum obstructionism campaign against Congress.”

“I think that we are seeing more members that recognize that the administration is acting in a lawless fashion, essentially having obstructed justice, is now obstructing Congress and our lawful function.,” he said. “And if we conclude that there’s no other way to do our jobs, no other way to do the oversight, no other way to show the American people what this president has done, his- his unethical and illegal acts as outlined in the Mueller Report, then we may get there.”

“It provides an additional tool,” Schiff said. “We have been gradually escalating the tactics we need to use to get information for the American people.”

“If the only way that we can do our oversight is through an impeachment proceeding then maybe we have to go down that road,” he added. “But I think it’ll be important to show the American people this was a decision made reluctantly.”

The argument that going ahead with impeachment proceedings is useless because the Senate is controlled by the Republicans, ignores the fact that every time Trump is investigated we learn more scandalous things about him, his business, and his administration. 

I would argue that after a few months of an impeachment investigation, the Democrats will have plenty of evidence that will force at least some of the Senate Republicans to support removing Trump from office. 

If Mitch McConnell sees the writing on the wall and realizes that his reelection is threatened by sitting on his hands, even he would be willing to bring it to a vote.

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12 Comments

  1. Anonymous May 20, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    I say “go for it”!!! trump is 1 trillion times more a criminal than any previous president, heck he makes “I am not a crook” Tricky Dicky Nixon look like an altar boy. And Clinton lied about a consensual affair. Trump is only out for himself, he is a traitor to our country.

    By the time they finish investigating all Con Man Don’s crimes ( because new ones pop up on a daily basis), it will be past 2020 election and who knows we may take back the Senate.. bye bye Donnie. Either way we win, he loses the election, NY state gets him. he wins and he gets impeached.

  2. Anonymous May 20, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Adam Schiff Releases Michael Cohen Evidence And Nails Trump For Obstruction Of Justice

    Jerry Nadler Accuses Trump Of Crime With Don McGahn Testimony Block

    Trump’s McGahn Block Backfires And Strengthens Impeachment Case

    https://www.politicususa.com/

    • Anon May 21, 2019 at 8:32 am

      https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/21/don-mcgahn-contempt.html

      House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said, “In other words, when this Committee issues a subpoena—even to a senior presidential advisor—the witness must show up. Our subpoenas are not optional. Mr. McGahn has a legal obligation to be here for his scheduled appearance. If he does not immediately correct his mistake, this Committee will have no choice but to enforce the subpoena against him. Mr. McGahn did not appear today because the President prevented it, just as the President has said that he would “fight all subpoenas” issued by Congress as part of his broader efforts to cover up his misconduct. This stonewalling makes it all the more important to highlight some of the incidents that Mr. McGahn is said to have witnessed.”

  3. anon May 20, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/really-bad-day-for-the-president-ex-prosecutor-reveals-why-judges-new-ruling-is-devastating-for-trump/

    So when I see him use a word like your arguments were unfathomable, I was fully expecting this kind of an opinion to be handed down.”

    However, there was one part of the opinion which surprised Kirschner.

    “What I wasn’t expecting necessarily, Lawrence is that it would be handed down so quickly. Let me tell you, after 30 years in courts — including decades in the courts of Washington, D.C. — rarely do things happen quickly, but the fact that judge meta handed down this decision in six days is pretty remarkable,”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/michael-cohens-closed-door-testimony-was-just-unsealed-here-are-6-stunning-moments-from-the-hearings/

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/michael-cohen-testimony-reveals-why-donald-trump-jr-is-terrified-of-testifying-under-oath-about-trump-tower-moscow/

  4. Anon May 20, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    As soon as bristol starts selling houses – instead of just having sex in them, filling them with kids, drinking in them, and taking selfies in them – the sooner we will all settle down.

  5. Anonymous May 20, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    That is a BAD idea. You don’t use an impeachment procedure as a fishing expedition.

    • Anonymous May 21, 2019 at 5:34 am

      Where have you been, this isn’t a fishing expedition,

  6. Merrick Brian Garland Presiding May 21, 2019 at 7:48 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/judge-trump-financial-records-house-oversight-committee_n_5ce31b29e4b075a35a2beeb8

    The committee’s reasons were “valid legislative purposes,” Mehta said, and it was not for him “to question whether the Committee’s actions are truly motivated by political considerations.” “Trump’s lawyers, in suing in both Washington and New York in attempt to beat back congressional subpoenas, said congressional investigations are legitimate only if there is legislation that might result from them.

    In the New York case, Trump, his business and family have sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One to prevent the financial companies from complying with subpoenas from the House Financial Services Committee and the House Intelligence Committee for banking and financial records. A Wednesday hearing is planned in that case.

    Even before the ruling, scholars had said Trump’s legal argument had little merit and that Congress has broad powers to investigate.”

  7. OK May 21, 2019 at 7:52 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/could-be-a-rally-in-nuremberg-video-of-trump-accusing-fbi-and-democrats-of-treason-goes-viral/

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/trumps-latest-unhinged-rally-provides-a-terrifying-look-into-his-full-blown-embrace-of-authoritarianism-columnist/

    “We’re going to have a second [term], and then we’re going to have another one,” Trump said Monday night. “We’ll drive them crazy. And maybe if we really like it a lot, and if things keep going like they are going, we’ll go and we’ll do what we have to do, and a three [terms] and a four, and a five.”

    “Beautiful evening for a MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN rally tonight in Pennsylvania. Thank you, I love you! #MAGA” the President Tweeted at the conclusion of the event.

  8. RighT May 21, 2019 at 8:05 am

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nadler-trump-mueller-report_n_5ce40bfae4b0e69c18f253e4

    I beLIEve that EACH of these incidents, documented in detail in the Mueller report, CON$titutes a CRIMEa$,”
    “But for the Department of JustICE’s POLICY of refusing to indict a sitting President, I beLIEve he would have been charged with these CRIMEa$.”

  9. Anonymous May 21, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Just because we BEGIN an impeachment investigation doesn’t mean it has to come up for a VOTE in the House.
    “Nancy” has the gavel.
    A drill might work better than a hammer at cracking the safe full of dumpster deeds.
    And besides, it would drive don the con absolutely round the bend – the torture of which is decidedly deserved.

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