This is a concession to the Republican complaint’s about no vote in the process…. the vote now, should cancel any court challenges, although a federal judge said the vote actually isn’t needed…..Some new questioning will be done in public sessions …
A crutch the GOPer’s have been leaning on is going away….
I did NOT think it was a good idea ….
Not with Trump owning the Senate jury so far…
There IS gonna be charges brought against Trump…
The info coming to the House demands it…
I just hope a non conviction does not help him keep his job…
House Democrats moved quickly on Monday to bring their impeachment case against President Trump into the open, saying they would forgo court battles with recalcitrant witnesses and would vote this week on procedures to govern nationally televised hearings.
Representative Adam B. Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman leading the inquiry, began the day by telling reporters that Democrats would not wait to fight the Trump administration in court as it moves to block key witness testimony. Instead, he warned that White House directives not to cooperate — like one that stopped Mr. Trump’s former deputy national security adviser from appearing Monday morning — would simply bolster their case that the president had abused his office and obstructed Congress’s investigation.
By the afternoon, Speaker Nancy Pelosi added to that sense of momentum. She announced that after weeks of private fact finding, the full House would vote on Thursday to initiate a new, public phase of the inquiry by establishing rules for the public presentation of evidence and outlining due process rights for Mr. Trump. It will be the first time all House lawmakers will be asked to go on record on the investigation since it began in September, something Democrats had so far resisted.
“We are taking this step to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump administration may withhold documents, prevent witness testimony, disregard duly authorized subpoenas or continue obstructing the House of Representatives,” Ms. Pelosi said of the vote in a letter to colleagues. “Nobody is above the law.”…
This vote COULD harm some Democratic House members in Trump ‘safe’ districts….
Some might NOT vote for the inquiry?
After crying about no vote?
Republicans change directions…
Republicans hit back Monday at Pelosi over the planned vote, with South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham — the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which would play a role in a Senate impeachment trial — saying, “A vote now is a bit like un-ringing a bell as House Democrats have selectively leaked information in order to damage President Trump for weeks.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told Fox News: “What it authorizes is that we were right. You can’t go back now.”
The White House argued Monday that the move proves Democrats have been conducting an “unauthorized” inquiry.
“We won’t be able to comment fully until we see the actual text, but Speaker Pelosi is finally admitting what the rest of America already knew – that Democrats were conducting an unauthorized impeachment proceeding, refusing to give the President due process, and their secret, shady, closed-door depositions are completely and irreversibly illegitimate,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.
Republicans for weeks have called for a formal House vote, challenging the legitimacy of the current framework for impeachment proceedings in the absence of one…..
How many Democrats won’t Scott?
It WILL pass…
But there IS gonna be collateral political dance for BOTH parties….
Republicans ARE counting it….