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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 07:54 PM

 

White House won't take part in first House Judiciary impeachment hearing

Source: Politico

The White House informed House Democrats on Sunday that it will not participate in the Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment hearing, excoriating Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as a “baseless” and “partisan” exercise in scathing five-page letter to the panel’s chairman.

The decision indicates that President Donald Trump has listened to his allies and some congressional Republicans who argued that a White House presence at the hearing would validate a process they have harangued as illegitimate and partisan.

It also means Trump will lean heavily on his closest GOP allies on the panel — including Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, John Ratcliffe of Texas and Matt Gaetz of Florida — to mount an impeachment defense during the Judiciary panel’s first hearing on Wednesday featuring legal scholars.

“Under the current circumstances, we do not intend to participate in your Wednesday hearing,” White House Counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), adding that “an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the president with any semblance of a fair process.”

Nadler had asked Trump to indicate by Sunday whether the president himself or a White House attorney would attend Wednesday’s hearing, an offer that Democrats said was an attempt to afford due process to Trump as he faces a likely impeachment vote before the end of the month.

Nadler has also asked Trump to reveal by the end of the week whether he intends to participate in any aspect of the Judiciary Committee’s impeachment proceedings, which are expected to continue into the following week. Notably, Cipollone left open the possibility that the White House would participate in future hearings.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/01/trump-impeachment-response-house-judiciary-074712



So...at what point do we move to arrest and jail? And activate the sergeant-at-arms? That IS what he is there for.

Another act of obstruction. So do we arrest at #5 or #15?


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Reply White House won't take part in first House Judiciary impeachment hearing (Original post)
CuriousAsterisk Dec 1 OP
bucolic_frolic Dec 1 #1
DENVERPOPS Dec 1 #12
machoneman Dec 1 #2
riversedge Dec 1 #4
BigmanPigman Dec 1 #3
cntrfthrs Dec 1 #5
FailureToCommunicate Dec 1 #6
Delmette2.0 Dec 1 #9
keithbvadu2 Dec 1 #7
BlueIdaho Dec 1 #8
LiberalLovinLug Dec 1 #10
cstanleytech Dec 1 #11
pangaia Dec 2 #13
ancianita Dec 2 #14
DeminPennswoods Dec 2 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2 #16
Mc Mike Dec 2 #17

Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 08:00 PM

1. IF Trump is eventually convicted

he will refuse to leave, and say that Witch Hunt doesn't apply to him, and everyone should get over it. His behavior has been so predictable ALL ALONG, ever since he ran roughshod over the GOP field in spring 2016. Totally predictable.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 11:50 PM

12. how about this

"IF Trump is eventually convicted"...........hell, if he isn't re-elected he will run rough shod over everyone and everything, and his comrades will APPOINT him president even if the Dem wins.......

EITHER WAY, ELECTED OR NOT ELECTED IS THERE ANY QUESTION THAT THERE IS GONNA BE A SHITSTORM ON NOV 3 & NOV 4 LIKE NONE OTHER IN HISTORY? REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE ELECTION RESULTS SHOW, HE WILL NOT BE IMPEACHED BY THE SENATE, AND WILL BE INSTALLED BY HOOK OR CROOK....MARK MY WORDS....

If the Republicans are smart about this, they will get him impeached, put Pence in and appoint the new VP and run them against the democrat's candidate in the 2020 election. The Republicans are mortified that if they impeach the asshole, he will spill the beans on all of the members of the Senate that voted to get him impeached.

Obviously by this point there are alot of Republican Senators that have gone along with him for three years that are mortified to death of the info he has & would spout on them....

He goes, we go.... the Republican Senators Mantra for the past three years......

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Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 08:02 PM

2. Boy, having those three dildos as your sole legal aid is funny as hell!

Hey, maybe it's a ploy to later claim idiots represented me and the trial/judgment should be thrown out!

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Response to machoneman (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 08:06 PM

4. Nothing but vile lies from their mouths. damn. America and the world

has to put up with their stinking words.

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Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 08:02 PM

3. CNN just said that he has another deadline at the end of this week.

I missed what this one is about. Do the Dems want him to appear at another time with a different committee?

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Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 08:18 PM

5. paraphrasing Nicole Wallace...

a bunch of chickensh*ts...

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Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 08:32 PM

6. Jacketless Jim Jordan AGAIN?!? Well, I for one feel bad for his poor jacket, left

behind in his office, while he goes on to national television without it.

Sad jacket.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 09:18 PM

9. Someone should start a Twitter account Gym Jordan's Jacket.

This could be like Devin Nunes Cow.

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Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 08:38 PM

7. Afraid of a perjury trap which is impossible if you tell the truth.

Afraid of a perjury trap which is impossible if you tell the truth.

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Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 08:40 PM

8. There is no defense for the Presidents actions

So no defense will be offered. Instead, republicans will throw a nationalized tantrum on TV.

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Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 09:56 PM

10. So let me get this straight. Its "partisan" but he is voluntarily refusing to participate. Got it.

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Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 10:39 PM

11. The chair of the committee will hopefully be ready to deal harshly with Trumps allies if they

get out of line.

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Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:31 AM

13. I hope Nadler is up to this.. it is going to be truly ugly...

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Response to pangaia (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 02:09 AM

14. Agree. I hope so, too. Nadler had better get his A game on for these jackals.

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Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 05:31 AM

15. Trump and his allies have been complaining mightily

about "due process". Nadler afforded them an opportunity to be represented during the hearings. Trump declined; therefore, no more complaining about it.

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Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:16 AM

16. Trump chickens out

Fixed it for you

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Response to CuriousAsterisk (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 12:11 PM

17. Also, they're furious that they're being locked out of these hearings with no representation.

Partisan witch hunt.

I remember when one of their swine, Saxby Chambliss, skipped classified briefings from the Obama admin, to appear on tv to complain about not being briefed by Obama's admin.

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