Senator Dianne Feinstein urged Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to end her political stunt regarding the Articles of Impeachment Wednesday; telling the top Democrat to send the documents to the US Senate if it’s truly “serious and urgent.”
“Time plays an unknown role in all of this, and the longer it goes on, the less the urgency becomes. So if it’s serious and urgent, it should come over. If it isn’t, don’t send it over,” said Feinstein.
“I’m not a big fan of impeachment but I think there’s enough to take a good look, and we should,” she said.
Dianne Feinstein says it’s time for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to send the impeachment articles to the Senate.
“If we’re going to do it, she should send them over,” the California Democrat said. “I don’t see what good delay does.”
— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) January 8, 2020
“I think it needs to start. I really do,” said Sen. Joe Manchin. “Let us do what we have to do over here.”
“I think the time has passed. She should send the articles over,” added Sen. Chris Murphy.
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Source: The Hill
BUCKLE UP: Nancy Pelosi Invites President Trump to Deliver his State of the Union Address on February 4th
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi officially invited President Trump to deliver his State of the Union Address Friday afternoon; setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown just weeks after passing Articles of Impeachment.
“In the spirit of respecting our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union Address before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 in the Chamber of the US House of Representatives,” said Pelosi in a letter.
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) December 20, 2019
Nancy Pelosi’s recent strategy of withholding Articles of Impeachment from reaching the Senate hit a legal snag Friday, with analysts saying President Trump isn’t officially “impeached” until she transmits the documents.
“Pelosi, D-Calif., is apparently using the delay as leverage to extract favorable terms for a Senate trial. But Noah Feldman wrote for Bloomberg that an ‘indefinite delay’ would pose a ‘serious problem’—as impeachment only technically happens when the articles are transmitted to the Senate,” reports Fox News.
“Both parts are necessary to make an impeachment under the Constitution: The House must actually send the articles and send managers to the Senate to prosecute the impeachment. And the Senate must actually hold a trial,” Feldman wrote.
“If the House does not communicate its impeachment to the Senate, it hasn’t actually impeached the president,” he continued. “If the articles are not transmitted, Trump could legitimately say he wasn’t truly impeached at all.”
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‘FACT SHEET’: Pelosi Publishes New ‘Fact Sheet’ Detailing Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi published a “fact sheet” Thursday detailing her ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump; claiming the Commander-in-Chief has “betrayed his oath of office.”
“President Trump has betrayed his oath of office, betrayed our national security and betrayed the integrity of our elections for his own personal political gain,” states the document.
“On September 25, the White House released a record of President Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Zelensky, which paints a damning picture of Trump abusing his office by pressing a foreign government to interfere in our 2020 elections. President Trump has betrayed his oath of office, betrayed our national security and betrayed the integrity of our elections for his own personal political gain,” it adds.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 22, 2019
“In recent weeks, the nation has learned more about how President Trump abused the power of the presidency by using multiple levers of government – from Vice President Pence to the State Department, including Secretary Mike Pompeo, Ambassador Gordon Sondland, and Ambassador Kurt Volker – to advance a scheme to undermine our 2020 elections for his political gain, and then to obstruct the congressional inquiry into that scheme,” reads the document.
Read Pelosi’s full “fact sheet” above.