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Politics Trump says Democrats 'not nice!' for holding impeachment hearings while he's overseas — but GOP did same to Clinton

21:45  02 december  2019
21:45  02 december  2019 Source:   cnbc.com

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President Donald Trump on Monday criticized House Democrats for scheduling a key impeachment hearing during his trip to London for a NATO meeting — 21 years after House Republicans conducted impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton while he was on several overseas trips.

Trump accused Democrats in a tweet of "purposely" scheduling the first House Judiciary Committee hearing on impeachment against him for Wednesday, saying that was "not nice!"

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While a key administration talking point has been that the Democrats are conducting their impeachment inquiry in secret, Republicans sit Schiff, the target of Trump and his GOP supporters, told NBC News that the president’ s supporters in Congress mounted their protest, which resulted in a

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"The do-nothing Democrats decided when I'm going to NATO ... that when I'm going to NATO, that was the exact time ... they'd hold an impeachment hearing," Trump told reporters at the White House before departing for London.

The House is pursuing an impeachment inquiry of Trump as a result of his pressuring the newly elected president of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and a debunked conspiracy theory involving the 2016 presidential election. The pressure campaign came at the same time that Trump was withholding congressionally appropriated military aid to Ukraine.

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Democrats , meanwhile, have said it showed Trump using his office to pressure a foreign But , GOP sources downplayed the idea of guerilla tactics during the hearing . Schiff, in a memo and open letter Pelosi initially was reluctant to launch a formal impeachment inquiry. As Democrats took control of

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, in his own tweet accused his Democratic counterparts of "extremely poor form, and another instance of an unfair and unserious process" against Trump.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a formerly Republican House member from Kansas, during an interview on Fox News on Monday said that the timing of the House Judiciary hearing is "very unfortunate."

Pompeo said there is a long-standing tradition to support a president when he travels overseas.

But Republicans in late 1998 and into 1999 conducted proceedings related to the impeachment of Clinton when he was traveling abroad.

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He said reading other accounts "refreshed" his own memory and that he now remembers telling a top Ukrainian official that the release of delayed military No impeachment is like another. Not only was Clinton more popular than Trump is now, the evidence being gathered now is about actual uses or

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On Nov. 19, 1998, Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated Clinton for years, testified for more than two hours to the House Judiciary Committee — which at the time was controlled by Republicans — about the Democratic president.

Starr accused Clinton of "an unlawful effort to thwart the judicial process," by lying under oath during a deposition in a sexual harassment lawsuit about his sexual relationship with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.

On that same day Starr testified in Washington, D.C., Clinton was traveling in Japan, where he met with Emperor Akhito and Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi.

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The Judiciary Committee on Dec. 11 approved three articles of impeachment against Clinton.

The next day, the same committee approved a fourth article of impeachment against Clinton.

At the time of that vote on Dec. 12, Clinton was traveling in Israel, where he met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Clinton was impeached by the House, but he was acquitted after a trial in the Senate.

The House Judiciary Committee in 1974 held impeachment proceedings when President Richard Nixon was abroad on official trips.

On the day Nixon's lawyers began his defense at the committee, June 27, 1974, the president was beginning an official visit to the Soviet Union.

Nixon resigned in August of that same year after it became clear he would be impeached, and likely convicted by the Senate.

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