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Tue Dec 10, 2019, 09:15 AM

Pelosi, House Democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump

Source: Washington Post

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday, saying he had abused the power of his office and obstructed Congress in its investigation of his conduct regarding Ukraine.

“We must be clear: No one, not even the president, is above the law,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said at a news conference where he was flanked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other House leaders.

At the heart of the Democrats’ case is the allegation that Trump tried to leverage a White House meeting and military aid, sought by Ukraine to combat Russian military aggression, to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, as well as a probe of an unfounded theory that Kyiv conspired with Democrats to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-impeachment-live-updates/2019/12/10/7b3c093c-1b38-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html



Full headline: Impeachment live updates: Pelosi, House Democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump

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Pelosi, House Democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against Trump

By John Wagner
Dec. 10, 2019 at 9:11 a.m. EST

BREAKING: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and six committee chairmen announced the articles on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress at a news conference.

The Judiciary Committee will vote on the articles -- the equivalent of a formal charge -- on Thursday and the full House is expected to vote next week.



Democrats Signal Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress Charges Against Trump

Nicholas Fandos

By Nicholas Fandos

Published Dec. 9, 2019
Updated Dec. 10, 2019, 9:06 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats signaled that they would unveil articles of impeachment on Tuesday morning that charge President Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for conduct they called a "clear and present danger" to the 2020 election and national security. The House Judiciary Committee was expected to work through the night on Monday readying the charges, according to multiple senior officials and lawmakers.

They cautioned that plans were not final, but several officials said they were now focused on two charges: that Mr. Trump violated his oath of office by putting his political concerns over the national interest and that he stonewalled congressional attempts to investigate. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss the decision before it was ready.

"What happened with Ukraine -- it's not something we can close our eyes to," Representative Eliot L. Engel of New York, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said as he emerged Monday night from a meeting with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Mr. Engel and four other Democratic committee leaders scheduled a 9 a.m. news conference for Tuesday in a stately Capitol reception room to lay out their plans.

Mr. Engel spoke an hour after the conclusion of a contentious Judiciary Committee hearing where Democratic lawyers testified that the evidence against Mr. Trump was overwhelming and demanded urgent action. Summarizing the findings of a two-month investigation by the Intelligence Committee, they asserted that the president had abused his office by soliciting re-election help from Ukraine, and then tried to conceal his actions from Congress.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/politics/impeachment-trump.html

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 09:24 AM

1. So will the antagonists



Raise to the level of spoiled brats..like yesterday?...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 10:14 AM

2. FTW!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 10:28 AM

3. Shall we all sing?

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Tue Dec 10, 2019, 10:52 AM

4. Merry Impeachmas!

And may we have a Happy New Year!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 11:53 AM

5. Impeachy Keen!

Go, impeachment gadget, Go!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 09:13 PM

6. Those are an excellent foundation for articles of impeachment.

I was worried they wouldn't tackle obstruction, but based on the Mueller report and the refusal to allow staff to obey subpoenas to testify, that is a vital piece of this case.

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