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Pelosi Caves and Announces Official Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump

Pelosi Caves and Announces Official Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump

This may come back to bite them tomorrow after Trump releases the transcript of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFdz3u7DIG4

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi caved to the Democratic caucus. She announced the House will begin an official impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Holy hyperbole, Pelosi. From Fox News:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the formalization of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump Tuesday evening, saying “the president must be held accountable” for his “betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and the betrayal of the integrity of our elections.”

Invoking the “darkest days of the American Revolution,” Pelosi called on lawmakers to honor their constitutional oath to protect the country “from all enemies, foreign and domestic.”

Pelosi specifically charged that the White House had violated the law by not turning over a whistleblower complaint concerning Trump’s July call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump allegedly pushed Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The president vowed Tuesday to release a transcript of his call with Zelensky.

“This week, the president has admitted to asking the president of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically,” Pelosi said. “Therefore, today, I’m announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. I’m directing our six committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella.

“The president must be held accountable,” she continued. “No one is above the law.”

Trump responded:

This might blow up in their face because President Donald Trump said he authorized his administration to release the “complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript of my phone conversation with President Zelensky of Ukraine.”

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Poster for “Lipstick on a Pig”.

So basically, the committees are going to keep doing what they have been doing and Pelosi has decided to stop fighting against it, so no real change.

Impeachment Inquiry is not an actual thing, either you file the articles or you sit the hell down.

    fishstick in reply to Gremlin1974. | September 24, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    actually this is the real thing

    from what I understand – the House kinda shuts down and all matters are set aside until the matter of impeachment is over

    which would likely end with a floor vote

    however – as of right now, that won’t happen simply because the Dems have no case atm

    I’m of the opinion that Pelosi didn’t cave but has done a strategic move for purely political purposes

    Pelosi knows the Dem crop running for president cannot win in the general

    she is doing this and putting all her eggs on the hope something comes out of this Ukraine president phone call

    and if it is not there – twist a sentence around to make it sound “scandalous” that the media then runs off with

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to fishstick. | September 25, 2019 at 9:12 am

      Actually no, this isn’t a real thing and the House doesn’t “kinda shutdown” for an impeachment inquiry. The only time the House would “kinda shut down” is if formal articles of impeachment are introduced into the House for consideration. By law the House would then have to stop all work and consider the articles of impeachment. But this “impeachment inquiry” is just more bread and circuses nonsense to keep the democratic sheeple happy and distract from the fact they have no viable candidate for the 2020 presidential election. But like everything else the democrats have tried it will lead nowhere. It will all quietly disappear when it becomes evident that there’s nothing to it. And then the democratic leadership will try something else.

My wild guess is that the Dem establishment knows that none of the current candidates can beat Trump and this is the beginning of clearing the decks starting with Shanghai Biden. Everyone else not named Fauxcahontas are doing a good job on their own of self-destructing and everyone knows Fauxcahontas cannot beat Trump.

These phony scandals have already cost the Dems plenty and piling on another one may get them lots of free airplay for a while but they are falling increasingly on deaf and very irritated ears.

    Occasional-Cortex and the rest of her “squad” are as dumb as a bag of hammers. But I thought there were some Democrats that had the brain power to at least understand that the number of twitter followers and retweets you have ain’t real life.

    Guess not. I suppose that’s what happens when you live in a snow globe inhabited only by you and people who sycophantically agree with you.

    Which is a non-empty set of people but they really all could fit in a snow globe.

amatuerwrangler | September 24, 2019 at 6:13 pm

I always thought that everything a politician did was done with an eye to improving their political position. When they do things that please the voting public they get reelected; when they piss off the voters they get sent packing. What’s missing here?

Not surprising. Democrats need impeachment in order to appease their genocidal base. The trouble for Congressional Democrats is that impeachment is not the same as removal from office.

Which is why Hollywood and the media are warming to the idea of assassination. Who needs elections (where the Deplorables won’t vote the way they are ordered) when Democrats can shoot their way into power? Look for an already armed Antifa to start gunning down “racists” if Democrats fail to impeach AND remove Trump.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | September 25, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    I fully expect that the Left will begin assassinations well before November 2020. And they will get away with it at first because they will be protected in Democrat controlled polities and the GOPe doesn’t do “law” when dealing with Democrats. There will be a time when they will start attacking families, women, and children.

    And then there will be a counteroffensive. And the target list will be the same. That is how history shows such things going when societies break down.

    Subotai Bahadur

Another nothingburger.

What do you do when you don’t have a product to sell? You announce that you have one anyway, only this time around it’s New! Improved!. That’s all the D’rats have, a big sack of nothing much.

My concern is that the Dems continue to demonstrate that they suffer no penalties for their manifold crimes, from selling guns to Mexican gangsters to violating our draconian laws protecting classified material to the corrupt coup against President Trump. If you’re a Democrat, crime pays.

I expect they’ll rely on that in 2020 when they institute voter fraud we haven’t seen since the 1870s. And the R’s, as always, will do nothing to prevent it.

The Dems are determined to stage a coup against this elected President. They keep jumping from one failed argument to another.

First, he stole the election. Then, he conspired with the Russians to steal the election. Then a few more made-up scandals, and now a leaked confidential phone call with the Ukraine President where he encouraged investigation of what appears to be influence-peddling.

They won’t stop, even though they know impeachment won’t go anywhere. I hope the electorate will see these attempts as what they are.

    fishstick in reply to OldProf2. | September 24, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    you are giving too much credit to the anonymous whistleblower there

    he did not hear this phone call first hand but was told of it by another anonymous party who was aware of it

The press runs these things. The deal is ratings, which is how they make money. The dems free-ride on their audience, which is the dem voting base. It’s a 19th amendment thing.

Clicks for chicks.

The Commie Libs are about to jump the shark!

Wonder why the media claims “there is no credible evidence“ that Biden acted inappropriately when there is video is out there where Joe was bragging about withholding a billion dollars in US loan guarantees unless the Ukraine president fired the prosecutor who was investigation a company Hunter Biden was connected to? I’ve watched it several times. The media can pretend it doesn’t exist but the internet is forever.

    To be fair, the fact that Biden says something happened really is not credible evidence that it happened. He was a lying idiot even before he started to go senile.

    oldgoat36 in reply to Redneck Law. | September 24, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    The propaganda wing of the DNC is counting on no one of their brigade bringing it up, and the masses being too stupid to watch what is catching fire around social media.

    If the National Socialists keep this up much longer it might mean there needs to be a true march on Washington demanding the leftists resign.

    It is this type crap that I expected when the DOJ is not going after all the actors from the earlier attempted coup with both barrels. Indict the lot of them for any and everything they have on them. The concern over “optics” is well past. If we wish to keep our Republic, we will have to fight for it, as surely the establishment has abandoned the Constitution and the rule of law.

    And Mittens should be treated as part of the cabal. He is a disgrace to the party.

So urging a foreign leader, the this case the newly elected president of Ukraine who was elected in large part to stamp out rampant and crippling corruption, to do just that is now an impeachable offense? Only among the deranged, lunatic left. In this particular instance Trump is encouraging Zelensky to resume an investigation that the Obama administration illegally and corruptly squelched.

Think I’m being hyperbolic? Consider:

1. Biden was clearly not acting alone; according to Biden, Obama knew and approved of the threat to withhold $1B in loan guarantees, which would drive Ukraine toward insolvency. Obama told Ukrainian officials that the loan gurantees were a done deal. As with “If you like your plan you can keep your plan; if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor” Obama lied to their faces. Biden’s own words:
“They were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, … we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, ‘You have no authority. You’re not the president—the president said’ … I said, ‘Call him.’ I said, ‘I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars.’ I said, you’re not getting the billion. … I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’ ”
Note: “[W]e’re not going to give you the billion dollars.” And when the Ukrainians tell Biden he doesn’t have the authority to decide this on his own, Biden tacitly agrees by telling them to call Obama themselves.

2. The Democrats baselessly accuse Trump of obstruction of justice for firing Comey and, even more ridiculously, wanting to fire Mueller. But Trump obstructed nothing when he fired Comey. The FBI’s investigation into “Trump-Russia collusion” continued despite the fact it was obviously a hoax. Mueller testified that no one interfered with his investigation. When it comes to Trump, obstruction of justice exists only in the fever dreams of deranged leftists. But Biden actually did obstruct justice by getting then Prosecutor General Shokin fired. HIs replacement let the investigation die. Not because there was no evidence of corruption at Burisma Holdings involving Hunter Biden (there’s plenty of evidence of that) but as the new Prosecutor General told Forbes magazine, but not in these exact words, he didn’t want to see any such evidence lest he end up the same way as Shokin.

3. Biden threatened to drive Ukraine toward insolvency unless the government fired the Prosecutor General investigating Burisma Holdings. Which of course means they were investigating his son since he was on the board of directors. Which means if Burisma Holdings was corporately acting corruptly, Biden was in on it. That’s what it means to be a director of a corporation. Ladies and gentlemen, people discussing this as if it were a quid pro quo are pronouncing extortion wrong. Biden threatened Ukrainian officials with harm to their country unless they performed an official act which would personally benefit him and his family. This is the textbook definition of extortion of a public official. I don’t see how it matters that the public officials were foreign government officials; Biden delivered the extortion threat under color of authority, no less.

    Arminius in reply to Arminius. | September 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    File this under, “Be careful what you wish for, leftards.”

    Of course their in too deep in their rabid, lunatic hate they can’t be careful. They’re just going to ride this crazy train off that bridge that’s collapsed into the gorge below. Anybody with eyes to see already knows that bridge has already been washed away.

I am going to enjoy watching the hearings. The Democrats are going to embarrass themselves again, and then do their wrap-up smear routine immediately after, mischaracterizing the testimony. After that, people will be able to match up the testimony to the lies in the smears, point, and giggle.

TDS running amok, the D will regret this farce particularly in House districts held by D that Trump won in 2016. Coupled with the reflexive opposition to oil, gas and fracking the D are setting themselves up for loss of House, 3-5 Senate seats and a 40+ start Trump victory.

Clinton had the media for him when he was impeached. This time the media is for impeachment. I know it won’t go anywhere in the senate, but I’m afraid it may damage Trump. They are certainly timing it for the election. I hope you all are right that people will see thru this.

    Arminius in reply to hopeful. | September 24, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    The Democrat/media complex has done nothing except try to damage Trump for the past 3 years and all they’ve done is unintentionally and comically (and mock worthily) help Trump.

    This will harm a candidate but that candidate will be Biden, not Trump. Biden is the one on video bragging about committing extortion. And obstruction of justice. And implicating Barack Obama.

    As Ron White says, you can’t fix stupid. The Dems and the media have doubled down on stupid. In this case, who wants to fix stupid. I just want to pour myself an adult beverage, light a cigar, and sit back and enjoy it.

    LookoutABear in reply to hopeful. | September 24, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    The media has thrown everything they have against Trump and all it’s done is whittle away their own credibility. There are enough people that don’t trust the media now that their power is limited

    Valerie in reply to hopeful. | September 24, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    We do have a little to say about that, and you can help. The WaPo has already admitted that the alleged “whistleblower” was merely conveying gossip that did not rise to something reportable, and that Trump did not offer a quid pro quo, which was confirmed by the Ukrainians.

    Uncle Joe, on the other hand, bragged about using 1B in leverage to get a prosecutor fired, and that prosecutor was pursuing his son’s company.

    Joe’s defense is apparently that he did not know the prosecutor was going after his kid, because he did not talk to his kid. Of course, his kid was in business with John F’n Kerry’s kid, who could have talked to his dad, who does talk to Joe…..

      txvet2 in reply to Valerie. | September 24, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      “”Joe’s defense is apparently that he did not know the prosecutor was going after his kid, because he did not talk to his kid.””

      He may have a little trouble with that one because the kid already rolled on him.

OwenKellogg-Engineer | September 24, 2019 at 8:11 pm

That last reaction is rather rich:
“…time and time again, that he thinks he is above the law”
Glasshouses anyone?

anything to protect Biden

“”This may come back to bite them tomorrow after Trump releases the transcript of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.””

The media is way ahead of you. They’re already theorizing that Trump will doctor the text.

What about Hunter Biden and his China deal landed after going there with his VP dad?

I’m straining to recall the Dhimmi-crat outrage when Trump was clandestinely airlifting pallets of cash with which to sweeten his vanity-driven, self-congratulatory, total capitulation to Iran’s despots, farcically-termed a “deal.”

Or, when Trump dared to quash an active DEA operation aimed at stopping Iranian terrorist proxy group Hezb’allah’s U.S. dope-peddling operations, so that he could better play footsie with those Iranian despots. Trump, facilitating the drug addictions of U.S. citizens, to pursue his own vanity-laced, incompetent foreign policy.

Oh, wait a second — these incidents didn’t involve Trump; they implicated the sainted Obama.

    drednicolson in reply to guyjones. | September 25, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Obama could do a half-dozen impeachable things before breakfast and the sycophant media wouldn’t bat an eye.

    Trump could have breakfast and the openly hostile media would squawk in outrage over third-hand gossip about how he was observed winking at one of the White House kitchen staff.

Impeach the Commicrats as the are un American.

All I can say is “Ice up, Dems. Ice up.” You’ll understand what I mean in short order.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

After three years of lying, the democrats only have two choices. Come clean about three years of lying and lose their asses in the election or fess up and hope for mercy. Yet again, they double down. And Trump fund-raises off the impeachment announcement.

Pelosi and the Dems are the kind of politicians Ben Franklin warned the country about in his a “Republic if you can keep it” quote.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Ghost Rider. | September 25, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – Thomas Jefferson

Trump is now ensured reelection next year, with a Republican-controlled House and a larger majority in the Senate.

The electorate does not like impeachment, and they will detest an impeachment based on no crime at all. They rallied behind Clinton despite clear evidence of criminal wrongdoing; in fact, Clinton’s main defense was that his crimes didn’t rise to the level of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” If an impeachment against a confessed criminal didn’t work, one against a squeaky clean president will fail spectacularly.

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