•   
  •   
  •   

Politics Pelosi: Court ruling 'another blow' to President Trump

09:35  26 october  2019
09:35  26 october  2019 Source:   thehill.com

House Democrats not easing up on impeachment probe

  House Democrats not easing up on impeachment probe WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment inquiry is revealing vivid new details about the high-level unease over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, and those of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as the swift-moving probe by House Democrats showed no signs of easing. The testimony from the witnesses, mainly officials from the State Department and other foreign policy posts, is largely corroborating the account of the government whistleblower whose complaint first sparked the impeachment inquiry, according to lawmakers attending the closed-door interviews.

“Today’s ruling in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is another blow to President Trump ’s attempt to put himself above the law,” Pelosi The Trump administration and its Republican allies in Congress have said officials do not have to cooperate with the House’s investigation, arguing

of Columbia strikes another blow to President Trump ’s attempt to put himself above the law and challenges the Trump Admin’s unprecedented, blanket Read this powerful statement from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi . It says everything that many Americans are feeling and believe "No one

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) touted a federal court ruling ordering the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide Congress with redacted information from Robert Mueller's special counsel report as a blow against President Trump's efforts to fight the House's oversight efforts.

Nancy Pelosi standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Pelosi: Court ruling 'another blow' to President Trump© Greg Nash Pelosi: Court ruling 'another blow' to President Trump

"Today's ruling in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is another blow to President Trump's attempt to put himself above the law," Pelosi said in a statement Friday.

"This critical court ruling affirms Congress's authority to expose the truth for the American people," she continued. "Most importantly, the Court recognized the House's right to obtain grand jury information pursuant to its impeachment inquiry."

McConnell leans into impeachment fight

  McConnell leans into impeachment fight Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for the second time in two days, lashed out at House Democrats from the Senate floor.McConnell on Wednesday, for the second time in two days, lashed out at House Democrats from the Senate floor, painting them as too focused on the inquiry to work on legislation.

President Donald Trump lost an appeal Monday to keep his tax returns from a Manhattan grand jury, setting A three-judge panel for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals said " presidential immunity does not Trump then appealed that decision. The appeals court ruling gives a green light, in theory, for

Late Wednesday morning, President Trump headed into what was supposed to be a meeting with Put another way, don’t expect any progress on any legislation any time soon. This week has been And Ms. Pelosi ? “I pray for the president of the United States,” she said after the aborted meeting

The statement comes after D.C. District Court Judge Beryl Howell, an Obama appointee, ruled that House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have a justifiable reason for obtaining the records related to Mueller's grand jury now that they are conducting an impeachment probe into the president.

"In carrying out the weighty constitutional duty of determining whether impeachment of the President is warranted, Congress need not redo the nearly two years of effort spent on the Special Counsel's investigation, nor risk being misled by witnesses, who may have provided information to the grand jury and the Special Counsel that varies from what they tell [the House Judiciary Committee]," Howell wrote in her decision.

The Trump administration and its Republican allies in Congress have said officials do not have to cooperate with the House's investigation, arguing that it is illegitimate until authorized by a vote in the House.

Trump Lashes Out on Syria as Republicans Rebuke Him in House Vote

  Trump Lashes Out on Syria as Republicans Rebuke Him in House Vote President Trump faced off against both parties in Congress on Wednesday in an extraordinary confrontation over his decision to abandon America’s Kurdish allies as the vast majority of House Republicans joined Democrats to condemn his policy in an overwhelming vote. Sign Up For the Morning Briefing NewsletterMr. Trump found himself increasingly isolated after withdrawing troops from Syria and clearing the way for a Turkish offensive against Kurds who had fought alongside the United States.

A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump 's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries. Click here to read

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the ruling " another blow to President Trump 's attempt to put himself above the law." "The court 's thoughtful ruling recognizes that our impeachment inquiry fully comports with the Constitution and thoroughly rejects the spurious White House claims to the contrary

The DOJ rolled out that argument to the district court last month, writing in a filing that "impeachments of Presidents Clinton and Andrew Johnson were investigated in multiple phases with each phase authorized by the House's adoption of resolutions."

However, Howell dismissed that argument Friday, ordering the DOJ to hand over all information that was redacted from the Mueller report in order to protect grand jury secrecy.

"Even were this statement accurate, which it is not, the manner in which the House has chosen to conduct impeachment inquiries encompasses more than past Presidents and no sound legal or constitutional reason has been presented to distinguish the House's exercise of impeachment authority for a President from the exercise of such authority more generally," she wrote.

Trump, allies push back on ‘quid pro quo,’ say envoy testified Ukraine initially unaware of aid holdup .
President Trump and allies in Congress pushed back against damaging revelations from diplomat Bill Taylor’s Tuesday testimony.Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, asserted that this counters claims of a “quid pro quo.

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!