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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:41 PM

Democrats discussing multiple articles of impeachment against Trump


Democrats discussing multiple articles of impeachment against Trump
By benjamin siegel and katherine faulders
Nov 7, 2019, 2:20 PM ET


House Democrats have considered drafting as many as three articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, as they prepare to take their Ukraine impeachment inquiry public next week after a month of closed-door depositions, according to multiple sources familiar with the deliberations.

No decisions have been made, and what happens will ultimately be shaped by the conclusions and findings of the ongoing impeachment inquiry. In the last two modern impeachment proceedings against Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, the House Judiciary Committee sent three and four articles of impeachment, respectively, to the full chamber for consideration, including articles charging abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and contempt of Congress for defying congressional subpoenas.

Democrats have floated the possibility of charging Trump with abuse of power for efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Bidenís family and the 2016 election, as well as obstruction of Congress for the administrationís refusal to comply with subpoenas for records and witness testimony.

They have also weighed an obstruction of justice charge centered on the presidentís efforts to obstruct former special counsel Robert Muellerís investigation. Muellerís findings in the second volume of his report, focused on obstruction, are repeatedly referenced in the report accompanying their resolution laying out the impeachment inquiry.

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babylonsister Nov 7 OP
hlthe2b Nov 7 #1
Mike 03 Nov 7 #3
SWBTATTReg Nov 7 #2
Chin music Nov 7 #4
dalton99a Nov 7 #9
Karadeniz Nov 7 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 7 #6
ananda Nov 7 #7
kentuck Nov 7 #8

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:50 PM

1. They surely should bring the same articles that Nixon was to be impeached with...

Those identical articles would be quite appropriate and with multiple counts each.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:54 PM

3. That's what I'm hoping too.

Those articles cover, and are relevant to, the current offenses. And it's a strong historical precedent.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:50 PM

2. Good. And if they can't decide on all of the initial charges, why not do another round of ...

impeachment afterwards? If rump deserves it (and he does), why not? Make his head swim.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:23 PM

9. +1

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 07:59 PM

5. Good! Don't make it easy on the cowards to give him a pass.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:14 PM

6. Lock him up!!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:21 PM

7. They all work for me!

Just do it, Dems !!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 08:22 PM

8. It would be very interesting to watch Republicans discuss the Emoluments clause

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