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Politics Former top attorney for Obama suggests Dems should impeach Trump again if Senate acquits

22:50  06 december  2019
22:50  06 december  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Victor Davis Hanson Accuses Dems of Trying to Impeach Trump for ‘Thought Crimes,’ Because Ukraine Aid Was Delayed But Not Canceled

  Victor Davis Hanson Accuses Dems of Trying to Impeach Trump for ‘Thought Crimes,’ Because Ukraine Aid Was Delayed But Not Canceled National Review columnist Victor David Hanson accused House Democrats of trying to impeach President Donald Trump for “thought crimes” because military aid to Ukraine was delayed by the White Hose — for nearly two months — but was not ultimately canceled. Speaking with Fox News’ Ed Henry, Hanson reprised his argument from his most recent column, where he argued that the president’s opponents are basing their case against him on things he might have talked about but never actually did.“It’s not against the law, at least it wasn’t under the U.S. Constitution, to think something,” Hanson told Henry.

An impeachment trial in the Republican-led Senate is largely expected to fail but that may not stop some Democrats from pushing for another impeachment after President Trump's would-be reelection in 2020.

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"If the Senate doesn’t vote to convict Trump, or tries to monkey w his trial, he could of course be retried in the new Senate should he win re-election," tweeted Neal Katyal, who served as acting solicitor general under former President Obama.

"Double jeopardy protections do not apply," he added, referring to the principle that suspects can't be tried twice for the same crime. "And Senators voting on impeachment in the next months know this."

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Katyal went on to promote his book pushing impeachment on Twitter. He was one of the lawyers who fought President Trump's travel ban in court.

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Katyal's tweet served as another indication that Democrats would continue investigating President Trump's conduct regardless of the outcome of the current impeachment inquiry.

Republicans have argued that Democrats always intended to impeach Trump and overturn the results of the 2016 election. Prior to the current inquiry, some Democrats called for Trump's impeachment after the Justice Department released former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings on the Russia investigation.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., held back on impeachment proceedings until details surfaced surrounding President Trump's July call with Ukraine.

On Thursday, the speaker urged Democrats to proceed with articles of impeachment, which could include charges related to the Russia investigation and other complaints House Democrats have lodged against the president.

Trump takes nasty dig at Pelosi in latest slam of House Dems .
President Trump on Sunday took a swipe at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., over her response to a reporter who asked why bribery wasn’t included in the newly unveiled articles of impeachment, despite Democrats – including the Speaker herself – having repeatedly leveled those charges against the president throughout impeachment proceedings. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “You yourself accused [Trump] of bribery,” the reporter asked.

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