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Politics Pelosi to GOP: We are not dropping impeachment probe

00:10  04 october  2019
00:10  04 october  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Trump allies aren't panicking over Pelosi's impeachment inquiry announcement

  Trump allies aren't panicking over Pelosi's impeachment inquiry announcement "Democrats have officially paved the way for a ⁦‪@realDonaldTrump‬⁩ landslide victory," Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted . "The witch-hunt continues..."Only hours earlier, the president said people around him said the impeachment push could be a positive thing for him, a theme that's long echoed among his allies. There is some sense among those in the administration that they can turn impeachment to their advantage, giving fresh fodder for Mr. Trump to run against on the campaign trail. The president was already tweeting a video slamming Democrats soon after Pelosi's remarks.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has fired back at her Republican colleague who asked that the impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump be temporarily suspended, saying his request has no basis in the US Constitution.

Democrats often note that obstruction was one of the impeachment articles against Richard Nixon, who resigned the presidency in 1974 in the face of almost certain impeachment . The former envoy, who has since resigned his position and so is not necessarily bound by Pompeo’s directions, is eager

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back at Kevin McCarthy, who earlier in the day asked his fellow Californian to drop the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

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“I received your letter this morning shortly after the world witnessed President Trump on national television asking yet another foreign power to interfere in the upcoming 2020 elections,” Pelosi said Thursday, referring to Trump’s South Lawn comments in which he called on China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

“We hope you and other Republicans share our commitment to following the facts, upholding the Constitution, protecting our national security, and defending the integrity of our elections at such a serious moment in our nation’s history,” Pelosi wrote to the Republican House minority leader.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday she thinks President Trump is "scared" of the impeachment investigation that Democrats launched over his dealings with Ukraine.

The House Judiciary Committee is now engaged in a full-blown investigation and legal fight with the goal of deciding whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump by the end of the year, according to Democratic officials involved in the effort.

Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry last month after learning Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate corruption allegations related to Biden, who is running for president.

Pelosi, in an earlier statement Thursday, criticized Trump’s latest comments, in which he called on China to investigate Biden, as “just the latest example of him putting his personal political gain ahead of defending the integrity of our elections.”

McCarthy wrote Pelosi Thursday morning calling on her to drop the impeachment probe “until transparent and equitable rules and procedures are established.”

Pelosi has not called for a formal House vote to launch an impeachment probe, which would have triggered a more formal process and provided the GOP with some rights and control over proceedings.

Pelosi responded to McCarthy that there is no rule requiring an impeachment inquiry vote.

“The existing rules of the House provide House committees with full authority to conduct investigations for all matters under their jurisdiction, including impeachment investigations,” Pelosi said.

“There is no requirement under the Constitution, under House rules, or House precedent that the whole House vote before proceeding with an impeachment inquiry.”

Pelosi blasts White House for refusing to cooperate in Trump impeachment probe .
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday President Donald Trump "will be held accountable" after the White House said it would refuse to cooperate with the congressional impeachment inquiry of the Republican president. "The White House should be warned that continued efforts to hide the truth of the President’s abuse of power from the American people will be regarded as further evidence of obstruction," Pelosi, a Democrat, said in a statement."Mr. President, you are not above the law. You will be held accountable," she said.

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