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House to vote on impeachment process

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/29/19, 10:52 am

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Monday the House will vote this week to formalize the presidential impeachment inquiry. Republicans have complained that the full House has not approved opening an investigation. The vote on the resolution will establish the parameters of the process.

Where does the investigation stand? Democrats are securing witness testimony, something President Donald Trump says is unnecessary because he has released a summary of his July 25 call with the Ukrainian president that ignited the controversy. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a Ukraine expert on the National Security Council who listened in on the call, testifies Tuesday. “I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen, and I was worried about the implications for the U.S. government’s support of Ukraine,” Vindman said in a prepared opening statement.

Dig deeper: Catch up on the contents of a whistleblower’s report about the call, and read about Republicans’ protests against the inquiry so far.


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Tue, 10/29/2019 08:24 pm

    Well, Pelosi does have a mafia background. She wants control even though she isn't Pres.

    She will tell us WHO will be our leader and WHO we can vote for. And what laws we CANNOT have in our states.

    Trump should have shut the gov't down and not given her what she demanded. He caved on that.

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    West Coast Gramma
    Posted: Wed, 10/30/2019 11:21 am

    My understanding of our legislative branch is that the houses of Congress divide their work into committees for the sake of efficiency. We have over 400 House members. Clearly, the whole number cannot be involved at every level of the legislative process on every issue. Pelosi dragged her heels for a long time on impeachment. She's not part of any rabble. Currently, three committees, comprised of Republicans and Democrats, are investigating whether or not the House should draw up articles of impeachment to send to the Senate. Apparently, the committees now feel that after a month of investigation, there is enough reason to continue the impeachment process. They're about to take the next step of asking the full house to formalize the investigation--which is still not impeachment itself. Nothing done so far is impeachment--it's still in the stage of investigating whether or not to impeach. This is democracy in action; it is law and order in action. If the process were to completely stop here, history would not say that this president has been impeached, because he hasn't been.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 10/30/2019 11:33 pm

    My position is, Madame Speaker Pelosi, take it and run with it!  Go all out for impeachment, and try to find the absolute most unfair-appearing ways of doing every single part of the process.  I most definitely want the Dems to severely offend the sense of justice and fairness of all thinking Americans!

    They are quite unlikely to be successful in their attempts to remove President Trump.  It would take several Republican turncoats in the Senate for that to happen. 

    So bring it on, Democrat Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers!

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