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In her announcement yesterday Speaker Pelosi simply declared 6 committes of the House would conduct an impeachment investigation. The Speaker on a whim can begin impeachment proceedings.

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During the Nixon and Clinton impeachment efforts, the full House voted for resolutions directing the House Judiciary Committee to open the inquiries. But it is not clear whether that step is strictly necessary, because impeachment proceedings against other officials, like a former federal judge in 1989, began at the committee level.

The House Judiciary Committee, led by Representative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York, has claimed — including in court filings — that the panel is already engaged in an impeachment investigation. Mr. Trump’s Justice Department has argued that since there has been no House resolution, the committee is just engaged in a routine oversight proceeding.

Ms. Pelosi did not say in her announcement that she intended to bring any resolution to the floor.
Previous impeachment proceedings began with an authorization from a floor vote but Pelosi knows that would not pass. So, she made up authority to launch impeachment without a floor vote to placate the Resistance hyenas in her caucus.

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In her announcement yesterday Speaker Pelosi simply declared 6 committes of the House would conduct an impeachment investigation. The Speaker on a whim can begin impeachment proceedings.



Previous impeachment proceedings began with an authorization from a floor vote but Pelosi knows that would not pass. So, she made up authority to launch impeachment without a floor vote to placate the Resistance hyenas in her caucus.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nyt...ained.amp.html
You beat me to it...

ANNOUNCING a formal impeachment inquiry does NOT mean that an ACTUAL formal impeachment inquiry is or will take place...
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You beat me to it...

ANNOUNCING a formal impeachment inquiry does NOT mean that an ACTUAL formal impeachment inquiry is or will take place...
I don't think that was ever considered a conclusion.....

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I don't think that was ever considered a conclusion.....

For the average American who doesn't know the legal aspects and terminology (And Pelosi and the Dems know this), it 100% sounds like Pelosi is making it official...

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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 of impeachment inquiry. The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law.
THERE...WAS...NO...VOTE...

...but millions of Americans HEARD her say it, and therefore, CONCLUDE that all requirements must've been met for her to make that official announcement....and that would be a lie...
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In her announcement yesterday Speaker Pelosi simply declared 6 committes of the House would conduct an impeachment investigation. The Speaker on a whim can begin impeachment proceedings.



Previous impeachment proceedings began with an authorization from a floor vote but Pelosi knows that would not pass. So, she made up authority to launch impeachment without a floor vote to placate the Resistance hyenas in her caucus.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nyt...ained.amp.html
there were already several committees (investigative processes) ongoing and she'll bring them under the umbrella of the overall impeachment inquiry.
An inquiry is an investigation to see if there is reason to impeach. Then a committee (not sure what it's called but it's already set up for looking into legal matters) votes and depending on that outcome the full house votes.
You don't vote first on impeachment. You investigate then you vote.
More and more Democrats had tried to push her to start an impeachment inquiry but she resisted. This latest shocker was kind of like she had to or we are no longer a democracy. not even a free republic as your side likes to call it. we are more like a banana republic. so circumstances forced her hand.

if they do vote to impeach it will be on charges of ___x, y. and/or z.
those charges must be proved within reason in the senate who will vote to convict or not. so far no president has ever been convicted but two have been impeached. it hurt one and seemed to help the other politically.
politics aside it is a serious matter and no one should take it lightly.
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We have had multiple Congressional investigations and even 2 years of a special counsel witch hunt at the behest of the Resistance lynch mob. Despite the extensive investigations already completed Resistance Democrats insist on engaging in reinvestigating the investigation but call it an impeachment inquiry.

Impeachment inquiries empowers the House committee with more investigative tools such as bypassing most claims of executive privilege which is why the status was sought by House floor vote for the Nixon and Clinton impeachment investigations.

Pelosi didn't seek impeachment inquiry status for the Resistance jihad. Instead, she just declared the ongoing Democrat witchhunt as an impeachment inquiry, a meaningless gesture to appease the far Left squad.
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We have had multiple Congressional investigations and even 2 years of a special counsel witch hunt at the behest of the Resistance lynch mob. Despite the extensive investigations already completed Resistance Democrats insist on engaging in reinvestigating the investigation but call it an impeachment inquiry.

Impeachment inquiries empowers the House committee with more investigative tools such as bypassing most claims of executive privilege which is why the status was sought by House floor vote for the Nixon and Clinton impeachment investigations.

Pelosi didn't seek impeachment inquiry status for the Resistance jihad. Instead, she just declared the ongoing Democrat witchhunt as an impeachment inquiry, a meaningless gesture to appease the far Left squad.
Based on Salty's comment, it seems to have worked.
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Bump!

So now then (and sorry this is lengthy)..

1. The House has passed articles of impeachment over the objections of the Republicans, and refer to the Senate for trial.

2. The Senate will conduct a trial. There will be a vote, and the Republicans will vote unanimously, along with a small number of Democrats, to not convict the President. Legally, it will all be over at that point.

3. However, during the trial, and this is what no one is thinking about right now, the President's attorneys will have the right to subpoena and question ANYONE THEY WANT.. That is different than the special counsel investigation, which was very one-sided. So, during the impeachment trial, we will be hearing testimony from James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, Glenn Simpson, Donna Brazile, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Christopher Steele, Hillary Clinton, John Brennan, James Clapper, and a whole host of other participants in this whole sordid affair and the ensuing cover up activities.

A lot of dirt will be dug up; a lot of truth will be unveiled. Finger pointing will occur. Deals will start being made, and suddenly, a lot of democrats will start being charged and going to prison.
All this, because, remember, the President's team will now, for the first time, have the RIGHT to question all of these people under oath – and they will turn on each other. That is already starting.

4. Lastly, one more thing will happen, the Senate will not convict the President. Nothing will happen to Trump. Most Americans are clueless about political processes, the law, and the Constitution. Most Americans believe that being impeached results in removal from office. They don't understand that phase 2 is a trial in and by the Senate, where he has zero chance of conviction. Remember, the Senate is controlled by Republicans; they will determine what testimony is allowed -- and everything!!! will be allowed, including: DNC collusion with the Clinton campaign to fix the election in favor of Hillary, the creation of the Trump dossier, the cover up and destruction of emails that very likely included incriminating information. They will incriminate each other for lying to the FISA court, for spying and wiretapping the Trump campaign, and for colluding with foreign political actors, especially George Soros.

After the Senate declines to convict the President, we will have an election, and Trump will win. It will be a backlash against democrat petulance, temper tantrums, hypocrisy and dishonesty. Even minorities will vote for Trump, because, for the first time, they will see that democrats have spent 2+ years focused on maintaining their own power, and not doing anything at all about black murders in Chicago, homelessness, opioids, and other important issues that are actually killing people.

....and, we will spend the following four years listening to politicians and pundits claim that the whole impeachment was rigged. So let's move on to impeachment, as Nancy Pelosi takes her sweet ass time sending the articles to the senate.

Last night in Michigan, the President said " it doesn't feel like we're being impeached".
He said we, not I.
We the people.

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Except it appears Nancy Pelosi won't send the articles of impeachment to the Senate, at least not anytime soon. In yet another affirmation the impeachment charade is nothing but a partisan political lynching she has begun mewling about the precious bill of impeachment being treated "unfairly" in the Senate.

The real reasons Pelosi may not send impeachment over to the Senate are political. A lengthy Senate trial will keep Presidential hopefuls like Warren and Sanders from campaigning and there is a real danger when Republicans have the gavel. A quick dismissal by the Senate exposes what a shoddy job the House Democrats did creating a case for impeachment and worse, knocks it off the top of the headlines.

The whole impeachment travesty is an exercise in the very worst partisan abuse of power. Sending it on to the Senate will bring that to light again.
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Except it appears Nancy Pelosi won't send the articles of impeachment to the Senate, at least not anytime soon. In yet another affirmation the impeachment charade is nothing but a partisan political lynching she has begun mewling about the precious bill of impeachment being treated "unfairly" in the Senate.

The real reasons Pelosi may not send impeachment over to the Senate are political. A lengthy Senate trial will keep Presidential hopefuls like Warren and Sanders from campaigning and there is a real danger when Republicans have the gavel. A quick dismissal by the Senate exposes what a shoddy job the House Democrats did creating a case for impeachment and worse, knocks it off the top of the headlines.

The whole impeachment travesty is an exercise in the very worst partisan abuse of power. Sending it on to the Senate will bring that to light again.
Nancy knew long ago impeachment would never pass the Senate. This act will at best get placed in Reid's now empty forgotten bill drawer. At worst quickly acted on and shot down. Either way it will be an issue in the election, and not a good one for the Democrats. I see no upside for the Democrats.

I don't understand this action at all.
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