House Democrats release Trump impeachment inquiry guidelines

House Democrats release Trump impeachment inquiry guidelines


STEVE SCALISE AND JIM JORDAN. A MOMENT AGO, A STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE THREE DIFFERENT COMMITTEES IS NOW AVAILABLE. WHAT ARE THEY SAYING, CHAD?>>THEY’RE SAYING THERE’S A RESOLUTION PROVIDES RULES IN THE FORMAT FOR OPEN HEARINGS IN THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE INCLUDING STAFF LED QUESTIONING OF WITNESSES AND AUTHORIZES THE PUBLIC RELEASE OF TRANSCRIPTS. THAT’S FROM THE COMMITTEE CHAIR. WHAT I DO THINK IS IMPORTANT HERE IS THE FACT THAT WHEN I GO THROUGH THIS 8 PAGE RESOLUTION, THEY INDICATE THAT THERE ARE RIGHTS THAT THEY CAN CALL WITNESSES. THERE’S NO TIMELINE FOR WHEN THEY HAVE TO WRAP THIS UP. THAT THEY WILL HAVE PUBLIC HEARINGS UNDER THE EGIS OF THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE. THEN THEY SEND THIS OVER TO THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. THAT IS THE PART OF THIS PROCESS WHICH WE ALL THOUGHT WOULD HAPPEN, BUT THIS CODIFIES, HISTORY IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, BILL, WHEN THEY DEAL WITH IMPEACHMENT, IT’S THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE THAT WRITES THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TOOK THE WORK OF THE OUTSIDE COUNSEL. YOU HAVE COX IN WATERGATE, KEN STARR IN THE MONICA LEWINSKY AFFAIR. THEY TOOK THIS IN THE COD TPEU KAEUGS OF THIS INVESTIGATION IS THAT YOU HAVE MULTIPLE COMMITTEES WHICH WILL THEN HAVE HEARINGS AND SUBPOENAS AND RIGHTS, AND THEN SEND THIS TO JUDICIARY AT SOME POINT TO WRITE THOUGH ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT.>>Bill: WHY WOULD THAT STRATEGY BE ADOPTED NOW? WHAT WOULD BE THE ADVANTAGE FOR THE COMMITTEE HAVING TO DO IT THAT WAY?>>DEMOCRATS WILL SAY THERE HAS BEEN NO INVESTIGATION. THEIR ARGUMENT IS THAT THERE WAS NO INDEPENDENT COUNSEL LOOKING AT THIS. THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN. WE CAN ARGUE ROBERT MUELLER WAS LOOKING AT ISSUES PERTAINING TO RUSSIA, NOT UKRAINE. REPUBLICANS TURN THAT AROUND TO ADAM SCHIFF SAYING HE’S SUPPOSED TO BE THE GRAND JURY AND PROSECUTOR. IN THE CASES OF NIXON AND CLINTON, YOU HAD OUTSIDE COUNSELS WHO DID THE REVIEW, SENT TO IT THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE TOOK THAT WORK AT FACE VALUE AND TRANSLATED THAT INTO ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. THAT’S THE KEY DISTINCTION WHEN COMPARING THIS IN A HISTORICAL PRISM.>>Bill: I’M READING THROUGH THIS. OPEN HEARINGS, FIVE MINUTES PER LAWMAKER. SOUNDS PRETTY STANDARD. DID YOU HEAR SENATE DAVID PURDUE LAST NIGHT? HE WAS ON WITH BRET ON SPECIAL REPORT. HE SAID WHAT’S THE CHANCE THIS GOES FORWARD IN THE SENATE WITH SOME SENSE OF AUTHORITY? SUGGESTING, WILL IT PASS? AND SENATOR PURDUE SAID NOT A CHANCE IN HELL. HE SAID WHY DO YOU SAY THAT? HE SAID, BECAUSE I SEE THE EVIDENCE. WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ON BEHALF OF SENATORS IF IT GOES TO THAT END POINT AS OF TODAY?>>TWO POINTS. I ASKED MITCH MCCONNELL JUST ABOUT AN HOUR AGO WHETHER OR NOT WHEN THEY CONTINUE ON REPUBLICAN SIDE OF THE AISLE TO CONDEMN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS, CAN THEY BE FAIR JURORISTS. HE SAID WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT THE HOUSE SENDS OVER TO US. AGAIN, KEEP IN MIND THE NUMBER IS 67. I’LL TAKE YOU DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. 67, TWO-THIRDS OF VOTE. BUT IF YOU HAVE SENATORS ABSENT, WE MIGHT NOT GET TO A TRIAL UNTIL JANUARY, FEBRUARY. WHAT HAPPENS IN FEBRUARY? THE IOWA CAUCUSES, THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY. THERE IS NOTHING WRITTEN DOWN THAT SENATORS HAVE TO BE THERE OR VOTE. YOU EITHER VOTE CONVICTION OR INNOCENT. ARLEN SPECTER SAID NOT PROVEN UNDER SCOTTISH LAW. THEY SAID YOU CAN’T VOTE THAT WAY. IF YOU HAVE SENATORS WHO DON’T SHOW UP OR DON’T VOTE, THAT 67 NUMBER DWINDLED. IT’S TWO-THIRDS OF WHO VOTES. SO THAT COULD AFFECT THE IMPACT THERE. THAT’S SOMETHING NOBODY HAS REALLY CONSIDERED IN THIS MATRIX.>>Bill: ONE LAST QUESTION HERE. GOT TO MAKE IT QUICK. PROVIDE THE PRESIDENT OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE. HOW WOULD THE WHITE HOUSE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT OPPORTUNITY? WHAT WOULD THEIR STRATEGY BE IN AN OPEN CHAIR?>>YOU CAN SEE THEM SENDING COUNSEL. YOU CAN SEE THEM SENDING THEIR WITNESSES TO PROVIDE EXCULPATORY INFORMATION. WE SAW THAT WITH THE PROCESS OF BILL CLINTON AND RICHARD NIXON. THAT COULD PLAY OUT IN THOSE HEARINGS THERE. AND AGAIN, THIS DOESN’T PERTAIN TO THE SENATE, BUT IN A SENATE TRIAL, YOU PRESENT IT MUCH THE WAY THAT YOU HAVE THE PROSECUTION AND THE DEFENSE, THE HOUSE SENDS OVER MANAGERS.

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  1. Why are the GOP'S only showing ambition to do their job when their party is threatened, all other world issues go ignored. There being outed as a self serving party, american votes are being wasted on a corrupt party.

  2. The grand masters of communism, socialism and Marxism in America are the enemy of real American citizens. The real crisis at the border is a well calculated assault on hard working Americans worker's pay checks deduction to pay for illegal immigrants and socialism in America.
    America better check the out the corruption in the Democratic party, the Democratic Congress and the American communist party along with the United nations. Democrats IRS rules, that will keep hard working Americans income just 10 percent above minimum wage. And homes the average American workers will never see titles to their new middle class homes before the age of 45. There are 535 members of Congress. 80 Democratic Congress members admit they are communist insurgents. America better reinstate the u.s. communist control act of 1954 and remove those communist insurgents out of American government.
    American citizens, can you figure out why 20 u.s. military veterans are committing suicide daily.
    Better check out the corruption of the Democratic party. They may be in collusion with the communist Chinese .
    America. Do you know what psychological warfare is? The communist , socialist and marxists have been studying American weakness for decades and they used the same tactics in the Vietnam war.
    And now at the u.s. southern border. America.
    Can you identify the country's who are talking advantage of American weakness.? American better wake up and get off illegal addictive drugs coming from Mexico and China. Beware of communist, socialist and marxists propaganda in America activists media and entertainment industry. You have been warned. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is out of reach when the Democrats take over America. Ask Democratic house speaker Nancy Pelosi where did she get over 400million dollars in her own posession while serving the Democratic party and also where did billions of u.s. dollars come up missing and disappeared while she was in charge of the democratic house. That is the same as stealing, don't you think?

  3. How does Adam Shiff get away with lying to the people he works for? This is unreal.He has to go,who can believe anything?

  4. Beware of Democratic rules in Washington DC, your hard earned tax dollars are only representing the arrogant and unaccountable wasteful spending on the Democratic party, the Democratic Congress, and the American communist party. America , can't you figure out why 20 u.s. military veterans committing suicide daily?
    The Democrats don't give a dam when when your sons or daughters give their lives to protect America security and freedom.

  5. Oh by the way America, the right to vote by American feminists and the me too movement should be obligated to defend American with their own lives.

  6. Number of Vietnam veterans were sent out to live in the streets of America after a divorce from a Democratic woman and a liberal judge.

  7. Well, lets see, are our representatives fixing national issues like infrastructure, medical, trade, new economic adaptations to new norms, immigration violations etc. or are they still getting in the way of these things. If they are getting in the way and not moving these (and more) issues forward then it is time to recall them, or at least vote them out of office as soon as possible.

  8. Why haven't Schiff & Pelosi been arrested yet. It must be coming soon. There is so much dirt on those two. It won't be hard to put them away for a really long time.

  9. WHERE IS THE TRADE AGREEMENT TO HELP FARMERS AND AMERICA, CANADA AND MEXICO? DEMOCRATS ARE JUST FUCK'N AMERICA PERIOD. DEMS BELONG IN PRISON FOR THESE COUPS TO TAKE DOWN OUR PRESIDENT AND AMERICA. THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO RISE UP IF THIS KEEPS UP.

  10. Almost half the country thinks Trump should be removed from office already. If he makes it to the 2020 election it doesn't look good for the Never Above 50% Approval Rating President. USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds. Americans are split in the survey about whether Trump should be convicted by the Senate in an impeachment trial and removed from office: 46% in favor and 47% against.

  11. Dems seem to think that California and New York run the USA. The media will not fool the people who elected Trump when all the polls were calling Hillary. This debacle Impeachment will only garner more Trump Votes. Trump in a landslide in 2020. Trump should be releasing previous presidents quid pro quo out takes right about now. How about Obamas , we can be more flexible next term .

  12. The president should put his fist down and stop this investigation, He showed his patience for Muller , but now he has a country to run. Arrest all the Dems in congress for obstruction of president.

  13. PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES NOT GET ANY DUE PROCESS OR REPRESENTATION!!! UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!! DISGUSTING DEMOCRATS NEED TO ALL BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE. IMPO.

  14. Adam Schiff is a traitor to this country and you all know what they did to traitors.  He is a lying sob who has not done anything for California nor for this country.  He is worst then Nancy and Diane and they are bought criminals who have use their office to make their husbands rich.

  15. The impeachment of Bill Clinton was conducted with rules in place. Those rules led to a successful impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Why would the Democrats want to change the rules?

  16. The dumbass Democrats are forgetting that if this makes it into the Senate, McConnell can drag out the proceedings for as long as he wants and that includes dragging it out through February of 2020. During this time there are some important primary elections for Democrat presidential candidates.

    During impeachment proceedings senators are not allowed to campaign. I think there's three or four Democrat senators that will be unable to participate in the February primaries.

  17. During and impeachment hearing, senators might not participate in the impeachment hearings, yet they are not allowed to campaign during Senate and patient court.

  18. This is a witch hunt the Senate can bring these witnesses before the Senate and they should the house isn't going by the rules it's unfair to the president trump

  19. The reps asked for it, and now they got it.  TRUMP IS SO PISSED at them.  Now he is the 4th president to have impeachment filed against him.  Good Job Moscow Mitch

  20. California is burning but Pelosi just worry about millions she lost because of Trump
    He change the culture of corruption,bribery,access to connection,information so only
    congress members can keep increasing their wealth-just them ,middle class is getting poorer.
    poverty on the highest etc

  21. Staff led is Chinese led. Trump and the DOJ needs to pull the security of the staff members, they have no right to do this crap. They, the Brookings institute, is not elected officials. They have no clearance to do this. They need to be stripped of all security credentials and banned from the building, given a lie detector test, they are representing China.

  22. More Fox (Fake) News!! Wow, does it ever end. Thank god there are about 20 other media sources and legitimate news agencies that tell the truth and care about the country.

  23. Obviously, It seems to me that they are saying Trump is guilty therefore has to prove his innocence … maybe they should brush up on the 4th and 5th amendments to the constitution. Ever heard of due process? Look it up and educate yourselves before blabbing on like a crazy person.

  24. Vote to amend US Constitution ,John Locke theory Tabula Rasa..All men are equal…Locke plagarjzed Thomas Aquinas,All men are equal when they are rational…. Locke presumed irrational men and rational men to be equal…thus this amendment.

  25. No mater what shifty does there still going call him as a witnesses in the Senate. Once get there he will lose control of it there separation of powers. Watch him take the 5th

  26. Schifty schiff is the humpback traitor in the movie 300. Yes Hillary I want it all, money, power, women, and one more thing Hillary….I want a uniform!!!!! Hahahaha

  27. This is a total joke. Don't do it, Demtards. You are going to pay for this. Most of America does not agree with you or want this nonsense.

  28. And nothing is getting done on prescription drug costs, trade agreements, border security, infrastructure or anything else these buffoons were elected to do. TDS is real I hope that Americans are smart enough to fix this next year.

  29. 10.31.2019 Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff have just showed us they support communistic rule. You have just wittnessed the first act of Communism in this country. I applaud the 2 Democrats who voted no. I applaud all Republicans for voting no. Please vote for all Trump supporters in 202 and let's take back congress by showing them an overwhelming republican vote in 2020.

  30. This is an occultist ritual on Halloween. 31 backwards 13. It’s a moon ritual held by Hillary before election to take over mass consciousness. It’s all energy. To control energy. Trump will prevail. Pray people against this evil dem tactic. It’s war people

  31. What the hell they think themself as government ⁉️
    It’s justice department to give the guidelines, not corrupted unlawful democrats.☠️👽👺😈🤮

  32. Democrats don’t trust justice department, the elected president, .
    Because they want to be themself Government.
    THIS IS NOT SOCIALIST COUNTRY. YOU LOST , HE WON ‼️🤮🥶😡🤬

  33. If they impeach President Trump, What are the Democrats going to do with the 65 million pissed off Americans that voted for him? You can't impeach them and most of them are armed.

  34. I'm here in CA under mandatory evacuation, no electricity and CA burning up and Nancy Peloci is there trying to impeach my president! Go Figure!!

  35. Do not worry Trump. Ukraine love and support our Trump под конец дня в день рождения в 2020!!!

  36. The Ds are doing everything possible to reelect an R.

    The DNC are two-bit incompetents and opportunists who serve the incorporate oligarchy.

    Everybody knows except a few dumbed-down, propagandized, truly uneducated, degenerate American morons.

  37. Months before Trump took office, the Dems and Deep State began throwing the massive resources of their party and the Deep State to frame and impeach him. And we're supposed to believe them NOW? But they keep stabbing away, trying to land a blow. If the voters don't recognize what is going on, if they don't crush the Dems in the 2020 election, they don't deserve to have a voice.

  38. Trump should Built a big Square wall very high with no exit and Put many Democrats inside. Then he could let loose some Starving Lions inside the Square..

  39. This is a look over here while CRIMINAL investigation is going on about themselves. They havnt been this mad since republicans took their slaves away.

  40. Donald J Trump's impeachment should also include Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama selling 20% of America's nuclear radiation to the Russians

  41. Adam Schiff gets to decide who gets to be called for impeachment what the hell is that has anyone else seen this .Who made Treasonous Schiff a head of all this Hes jury and judge . Hurry up and get to all theses Treasonous Crimes they have done to this Country

  42. Even rewriting the constitution won't save them. They think the public is stupid enough and hateful of what Trump stands for, to get by with this, and they may be right, but that would require the Reps to roll over.

  43. Impeach nancy pelosi = china communist will falling apart. She and her gangs can take all chinese 's dirty money and leave the US.

  44. Why do the terrorists/democrats get to call any witness they want but the Americans/Republicans don't? Rid this nation of the racist Godless Democrats that are dividing the country and haven't done 1 thing for this great nation in the past 10yrs

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