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Opinion Former Acting AG: Partisan impeachment of Trump sets a dangerous precedent

16:40  13 november  2019
16:40  13 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Impeachment investigators ask Mick Mulvaney to testify

  Impeachment investigators ask Mick Mulvaney to testify House impeachment investigators asked President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, to appear for a deposition later this week. © Leah Millis Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions from reporters during a White House news briefing on October 17, 2019. Lawmakers leading the impeachment inquiry believe Mulvaney can provide firsthand details about Trump's decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine at a time he was pressing Ukraine's government to launch investigations into his political rivals.

Mr. Trump has confirmed aspects of his conversation with the Ukrainian leader in recent days, but he continues to insist he acted appropriately. And Mr. Trump ’s allies mostly took it as a sign that a vote on articles of impeachment was inevitable. Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary

(Five Democrats voted to impeach President Bill Clinton.) Given these assaults on fair process and the horrible precedent a purely partisan impeachment And what will come of those charges in the Senate? My first column sparked some research. Kelly D. Johnston is former secretary of the Senate

President Donald Trump gestures to an audience member after speaking at his Black Voices for Trump rally Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)© ap President Donald Trump gestures to an audience member after speaking at his Black Voices for Trump rally Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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As the House Intelligence Committee begins the public hearing portion of its impeachment inquiry against President Trump on Wednesday – an inquiry that has been only approved by partisan Democrats who control the chamber – Americans are asking themselves: what does this mean for the future of our country?

Impeachment investigators subpoena Mick Mulvaney

  Impeachment investigators subpoena Mick Mulvaney Impeachment investigators subpoena Mick MulvaneyMulvaney had already signaled he would likely refuse lawmakers’ demands to testify, and the White House has issued a blanket order against cooperating with the impeachment probe.

WASHINGTON — House Democrats will convene open presidential impeachment hearings on Wednesday for only the third time in modern United States history, calling senior American diplomats to testify about President Trump ’s attempts to pressure a foreign power to publicly commit to investigate

Former National Security Council aide Tim Morrison listened in on the Trump /Zelensky call. The public impeachment hearings that begin Wednesday may clarify whether Sondland acted on his own aforementioned presumption, rather than on instructions from someone else, or obeyed an

We are entering an incredibly divisive moment in American history. Democrats will continue to move the factual “goalposts” and deny the president fundamental due process and fairness – bedrock constitutional principles at the foundation of our country.

Democrats in the House will cherry-pick the witnesses and thereby paint an inaccurate picture of what the president is alleged to have done.

There has been no witness – other than the rough transcript of the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky – that has offered a firsthand account of what President Trump did regarding Ukraine military aid and a possible investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden’s corruption.

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Trump ’s defenders argue that Trump is the victim of an attack by “unelected and anonymous The first two witnesses scheduled to testify on Wednesday are William Taylor, the acting ambassador in While members of Congress will vote on impeachment , precedent indicates that Trump ’s political

The real question after this week is which side’s narrative will be stronger.

The Democrats’ allegation that the president attempted extortion or bribery (very high bar, requiring direct evidence)? Or the Republicans’ belief that the president was required through our mutual legal assistance treaty with Ukraine to request that the country look into potential corruption by Biden and his son Hunter, who was highly paid to serve on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company?

But the broader question that the American people should ask is: Is it the highest and best use of the time of the House of Representatives to spend weeks looking for any actual evidence of the president violating the law? And should the Senate be tied up for a month or so conducting a trial if the president is impeached less than one year before our next presidential election?

Should Congress instead pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade? Should our elected lawmakers take action to reduce suicides among military veterans? Should Congress help our farmers compete on the world stage and assist small businesses and entrepreneurs with a regulatory and tax burden that is quite frankly too high?

Nunes pressed on Fox News about comparing impeachment inquiry to a 'coup'

  Nunes pressed on Fox News about comparing impeachment inquiry to a 'coup' Fox's Ed Henry grilled House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) Sunday on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) characterization of the House impeachment inquiry as a "coup," according to Mediaite."Is this a calculated coup against President Trump, and if so, how do you back that up?" Henry asked Nunes, with Nunes responding that the inquiry was "the cheap knockoff version of the Russia hoax.""It"Is this a calculated coup against President Trump, and if so, how do you back that up?" Henry asked Nunes, with Nunes responding that the inquiry was "the cheap knockoff version of the Russia hoax.

President Trump ’s Republican defenders are making many arguments against impeachment . Too bad none of them make sense. So because Republicans refuse to examine the evidence on the merits, the case shouldn’t proceed at all? This gives partisans a veto on any impeachment .

Impeachment of Trump would be terribly harmful to the USA. The last time a president was The stock market would be one thing that tanked with such an act . Every thing going on between Trump has committed so many High Crimes that NOT impeaching him would set a dangerous precedent .

Where are statesmen and stateswomen in Congress? Why aren’t Democratic leaders speaking out against this partisan impeachment charade, knowing the permanent damage it is going to inflict on our country?

I know that America’s founders would never have imagined the situation that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, both California Democrats, have created by choosing this path to undo an election of a duly elected president of the United States.

Someone once told me early in my career that politics is a sport played with blunt instruments. We should fully expect that – if this impeachment effort has any success in hurting President Trump’s reelection in 2020 – an impeachment inquiry will be the blunt instrument of future elections.

We will not be better off as a republic if the president is impeached on a purely partisan vote in the House.

Many Democrats in the House do not come from competitive districts, and quite frankly aren’t concerned about what this impeachment will inflict on the entire country. They appear to only want to protect their left flanks from potential primary challenges.

Impeaching President Trump on completely partisan grounds is bad for our country and has a long-term consequence of being a new blunt instrument that cannot be returned to the sidelines.

Like lemmings following their leaders into the sea, rank and file Democrats in the House are following their leaders into a partisan hole that will only strengthen President Trump and his 2020 reelection. God save the Republic.

How ironic it would be if the Democratic bloodlust to destroy President Trump winds up giving him four more years as president.

Sondland said he was acting on Trump’s orders, aide told investigators .
Tim Morrison, a top White House national security aide, told impeachment investigators that Gordon Sondland — a U.S. ambassador at the center of the Ukraine scandal imperiling Donald Trump’s presidency — claimed to be acting on Trump’s orders, and was regularly in touch with him. © Provided by Politico, LLC Top White House national security aide Tim Morrison. “Every time you went to check to see whether he had, in fact, talked to the president, you found that he had talked to the president?” one lawmaker wondered, according to a transcript of Morrison’s testimony released Saturday.“Yes,” Morrison replied.

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