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Politics House set to vote on Trump impeachment procedures

11:30  31 october  2019
11:30  31 october  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Senate GOP introduces resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry

  Senate GOP introduces resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Senate Republicans introduced a resolution on Thursday condemning the impeachment inquiry against President Trump and calling on the House to hold a formal vote on the inquiry. Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is spearheading the resolution, which is backed by 39 GOP senators including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). "Every American should be disturbed by what is taking place in the House of Representatives regarding the attempt to impeach President Trump," Graham said in a statement."We cannot have a country where every American has rights except Donald Trump.

The House of Representatives will vote to formalize its procedures for the impeachment of President Trump sometime this week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday. The White House has refused to cooperate with the probe

The House will vote this week to formalize the procedures of its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump , a step that comes after pressure from Democratic sources say the resolution was necessary to set forth the exact procedures to transfer evidence from House Intelligence Committee

The House is set to vote Thursday morning on how to proceed with its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump — a move that will put lawmakers on record about where they stand and that Republicans are decrying as a sham.

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Debate on the procedures — which include beginning public hearings and the release of some of the information gathered in the ongoing inquiry over the last few weeks — is expected to begin around 9 am, ET.

All House Republican are expected to oppose the resolution, as may a handful of Democrats who are not on board with the impeach inquiry.

House to vote this week on impeachment inquiry procedures

  House to vote this week on impeachment inquiry procedures House Democrats are setting up a vote this week on their impeachment inquiry as they move closer to a public phase of the investigation. © Greg Nash House to vote this week on impeachment inquiry procedures Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), the chairman of the House Rules Committee, said Monday that he will introduce a resolution this week to "ensure transparency" and "provide a clear path forward" in the impeachment inquiry. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote Thursday on the Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump . This move comes as a reversal for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said that an impeachment inquiry vote would not be needed as it is not required by the Constitution.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will vote this week on a resolution to formalize and establish the parameters of the Trump impeachment The legislation will be the first floor vote on impeachment since Pelosi and House Democrats launched their inquiry a month ago.

Democrats have set aside one hour for debate on the resolution — 30 minutes for Democrats, 30 minutes for Republicans. If it goes according to schedule, the vote could be completed before noon, but if the GOP minority makes use of parliamentary delaying tactics, the process could take a lot longer.

Thursday's vote outlines what Democrats are describing as the next phase in the impeachment inquiry. It establishes ground rules for open hearings and gives the ranking Republican member on the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the ability to issue subpoenas — if committee chair, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., agrees.

It also calls for making public the witness depositions that have been done to date, and would allow the president or his counsel to participate in proceedings held by the House Judiciary Committee, which has the authority to advance articles of impeachment.

Graham claims victory with impeachment vote

  Graham claims victory with impeachment vote Sen. Lindsey Graham, who introduced a resolution condemning secretive impeachment proceedings in the House, claimed victory Monday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she’ll hold a formal vote and open up the hearings to the public. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.“There is no doubt in my mind that the overwhelming response House Democrats heard from the American people and Senate Republicans in support of my resolution forced their hand,” said the South Carolina Republican, who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The full House is expected to vote on a resolution that will formalize the impeachment inquiry of President Trump and define the procedures for the next phase of the inquiry: the open hearings. The resolution will also affirm the "ongoing, existing investigation" being conducted by House committees

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Monday the House would vote on Thursday to formalize the procedures of the impeachment inquiry into Trump and Democratic sources say the resolution was necessary to set forth the exact procedures to transfer evidence from House Intelligence Committee

But if the president "refuses to cooperate" with congressional requests, "the Chair shall have the discretion to impose appropriate remedies, including by denying specific requests by the President or his counsel," the resolution says.

Republicans have decried Democrats' handling of the probe since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced in late September that the House was moving forward "with an official impeachment inquiry."

Pelosi said the inquiry was necessary after Trump acknowledged he'd asked Ukraine's president to investigate Trump rival Joe Biden and his son.

Republicans contend Pelosi didn't follow proper procedure because the House hadn't vote to formally proceed with the impeachment inquiry, as it had in the past. Democrats — and a federal judge — said that's not accurate.

Democrats unveil procedures for Trump’s impeachment inquiry, rebutting GOP attacks

  Democrats unveil procedures for Trump’s impeachment inquiry, rebutting GOP attacks The resolution hands the lead role to the House Intelligence Committee and its chairman, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, who would have broad latitude to organize extended questioning of potential public witnesses. Two other committees who have so far participated in the closed-door investigation into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine — Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Reform — would not be permitted to directly participate in the open proceedings under the legislation.

House Democrats said Monday that the House will vote Thursday to formalize procedures for the next phase of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump . Democrats said the move would “ensure transparency and provide a clear path forward” as the inquiry continues.

The full House of Representatives will vote this week on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump , addressing the White House Pelosi says the impeachment inquiry resolution will “affirm the ongoing and existing investigation … establish the procedures for hearings that are open

"Even in cases of presidential impeachment, a House resolution has never, in fact, been required to begin an impeachment inquiry," Washington, D.C., federal court Judge Beryl Howell wrote in a ruling on the issue last week.

But citing that lack of a vote, the White House vowed not to cooperate with the inquiry. Republican leadership has complained that witnesses were being questioned behind closed doors, and that the president was being deprived of "due process."

Democrats said the questioning was being done in private in an effort to stop witnesses from tailoring their testimony to fit others' accounts. Legal experts have compared the House's role in the process as a grand jury, and noted if the House votes on articles of impeachment, the Senate will have a trial on the charges where the president is entitled to a full defense.

Poll: 62% of Trump fans say they support him no matter what .
More than 60 percent of respondents who support President Trump say they support him no matter what, according to a new survey. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The Monmouth University poll released Tuesday found that 62 percent of Trump supporters said they could not think of "anything that Trump could do, or fail to do, in his term as president that would make [them] disapprove of the job he is doing." The sample size for the question was 401 adults age 18 and older.

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