The House has already decided to hold off on delivering the articles of impeachment to the Senate in an attempt to drag out the process. Now the AP reports Democrats are threatening to add more articles and, presumably, have another vote to approve them. At issue is the testimony of former White House Counsel Don McGahn:
A judge last month directed McGahn to comply with the House Judiciary Committee subpoena, and a Washington-based appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments Jan. 3.
In a court filing Monday, lawyers for the committee said McGahn’s testimony remains essential even though the House has already voted to impeach Trump on two charges related to his interactions with Ukraine rather than on actions uncovered during Mueller’s Russia probe.
“If McGahn’s testimony produces new evidence supporting the conclusion that President Trump committed impeachable offenses that are not covered by the Articles approved by the House, the Committee will proceed accordingly — including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new articles of impeachment,” lawyers for the Democratic-led committee wrote.
I don’t think this latest maneuver is going to convince a lot of people that Democrats are taking this seriously. On the contrary, the possibility that Dems could hold another impeachment vote just weeks after the first one makes this look like even more of a clown show than it already did.
If you think of it as Schrodinger’s Impeachment, then it all makes sense, except not really.
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Critics regard it as fear-mongering, and there is no denying that the president wanted to rally his base, lest it be discouraged by the day’s events.
Yet Trump’s oblique reference to a weaponized and powerful adversary is hardly unfounded, with a partisan, flimsy impeachment the latest example. The tweet’s siren call to believers is a shorthand way of saying that impeachment is just a continuation of the endless attacks against us.
Indeed, his presidency effectively begins with a prophecy of those attacks, one that came 17 days before Trump took the oath.
“Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said on MSNBC.
It was an incredible thing to say in a nation where the people are supposedly sovereign, but soon it would become clear that Schumer knew what he was talking about, which still raises questions.
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