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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 08:38 AM

Critics question motive and sobriety of White House letter ripping impeachment inquiry as illegitima

Source: AP via Marketwatch

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Constitution gives the House “the sole power of impeachment” — but it confers that authority without an instruction manual.

Now comes the battle over exactly what it means.

In vowing to halt all cooperation with House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, the White House on Tuesday labeled the investigation “illegitimate” based on its own reading of the Constitution’s vague language.

In an eight-page letter, White House counsel Pat Cipollone pointed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s failure to call for an official vote to proceed with the inquiry as grounds to claim the process a farce.

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The White House document lacked much in the way of legal arguments, seemingly citing cable TV news appearances as often as case law. And legal experts cast doubt upon its effectiveness.

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/critics-question-motives-and-sobriety-of-white-house-letter-ripping-impeachment-inquiry-as-illegitimate-2019-10-09?mod=mw_latestnews



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Reply Critics question motive and sobriety of White House letter ripping impeachment inquiry as illegitima (Original post)
UpInArms Wednesday OP
Thomas Hurt Wednesday #1
pecosbob Wednesday #2
turbinetree Wednesday #3
SergeStorms Wednesday #5
MsLeopard Wednesday #10
SergeStorms Wednesday #11
turbinetree Thursday #13
SergeStorms Thursday #14
turbinetree 6 hrs ago #15
DeminPennswoods Wednesday #4
Bayard Wednesday #6
flibbitygiblets Wednesday #7
riversedge Wednesday #8
UpInArms Wednesday #9
politicaljunkie41910 Thursday #12

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:39 AM

1. yeah, but since the House has the sole power...

that means the President doesn't get to set the rules, proclaim its illegitimacy...etc.

Even if the House leadership has violated the rules that is still a matter internal to the House.

The House GOP caucus can complain of that, but AFAIK that is not the case and won't be.

More christofascist newspeak from the Trump WH.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 09:51 AM

2. As Judge thomas said yesterday, 'Wow, okay!'

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:57 AM

3. Hey Cippolone.......................got a question for you....................

you "might" be able to answer, since you are suppose to be a lawyer...........................what is your answer to someone subverting the national security of this country....................because your "guy" doesn't give a shit, but only about himself...................he admitted it twice now and we in the public are not going to let you or him, and your enablers try to normalize this black ops operation, that he has been playing since day one...................




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Response to turbinetree (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:13 PM

5. Oh no, no,no,no,no,no......

he doesn't just care about himself. Look at all the CONservative judges tRump has appointed. EvanHELLicals believe tRump was sent by Dog, and they worship the most immoral man to ever become pResident because they believe a woman's right to choose will be overturned during his assholy administration.

So no, Donnie doesn't just do things for himself. He does stupid shit for other fascists so they'll give him wide latitude when he wants to do all the other things just for himself. He can break any law, wipe his ass with the Constitution, and his fascism loving followers will worship the orange maggot because he gets them what they want.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 07:19 PM

10. Too funny!!!

“EvanHELLicals believe tRump was sent by Dog.”

Love your way with words!

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Response to MsLeopard (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:59 PM

11. Four aces!

Your 1,111th post, and you wasted it on little 'ol me.


Yeah, after listening to the ways Trump has screwed up the world all day, I tend to get a little passionate about my posts. I have to vent, and sometimes DU is all there is. Even the dog is tired of listening to me.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 01:27 PM

13. At least your puppy has more common sense than the enablers and the traitors running around

and besides its nice to vent among friends......................

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 06:29 PM

14. That's an understated fact!

If not for DU I'd be in a rubber room by now.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:13 PM

15. Me also..............................

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 11:10 AM

4. Legal advising while drunk, that needs to be a

new category of alcohol-related crimes like DUI.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:47 PM

6. Sobriety

I thought that was an interesting turn of phrase.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 03:27 PM

7. wouldn't be the first time a DotardDefender showed up drunk in public

And here I thought the only drunk writing was via text or email. Something new every day I guess.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:52 PM

8. ha ha. so the WH cites Cable news as their Reference instead of case law. GOOD GOD!!

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Response to riversedge (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 06:55 PM

9. Truly appalling

When I read that ... I was just ... speechless

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Oct 10, 2019, 12:05 AM

12. I came into this world without an instruction manual on how to wash my ass, but somehow

my Mother figured it out, and later, so did I.

The Constitution gave the House the sole authority to figure out the "how" part of Impeachment themselves, and the Senate to figure out how to conduct the removal part with little instruction. The House needs to do their part and the hell with what the Senate thinks. The Senate needs to stay in their lane, and worry about how they are going to go about removing that Lying Asshole from office, that they somehow seem to feel they owe a debt of gratitude to.

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