Skip to comments.Dems look to steer clear of impeachment talk after Cohen testimony
Posted on 03/01/2019 11:39:29 PM PST by blueplum
WASHINGTON Leading congressional Democrats were still largely steering clear of impeachment chatter a day after President Donald Trumps former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, alleged in public testimony that Trump had violated campaign finance laws and lied to the American public. Im not going into that, Im not going into that, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, said at her weekly news conference Thursday, quickly dismissing talk of impeachment...(snip)
... the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., like Pelosi, downplayed the idea that his panel's seven-hour hearing had represented a significant leap forward on that front...(snip)
The vice chair of the Oversight panel, freshman Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., also said... this is something the public has to get on board with because we need to get to the two-thirds majority in the Senate and in the House,"...(snip)
...Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island, chairman of the House Democratic Policy Communications Committee, said that Democrats are proceeding cautiously for good reason they would only have one chance to take the leap in the current Congress...
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...
Rep Kati Hill..
Read her bio..she is married, but she swings both ways.
wondering if she found a room mate yet in the Swamp land...
One very strange person for certain..and we need to let her know, there will be NO 2/3 majority for impeachment..
You can see the ad in the fall of 2020.....forty journalists and Democratic ‘players’ uttering the word ‘impeachment’, and some balloon in the background deflating as each utterance is made. Then in bold black commentary in the last five seconds....”The Hot-Air Party speaks....this ad approved by me, Donald Trump”.
There could be five or six of these hot-air party ad’s lined up.
I keep saying the democrats and the left are led by radical homosexuals.
In other words: Michael Cohen’s testimoney did not contain a smoking gun. Or, if it did, was one the demonrats cannot use without fear of shooting themselves in the foot with.
Listen closely. Were not talking about it because we may only have one go at if, so were trying to get the public behind it.
Isnt that talking about it?
Theyre going full tilt into impeachment, as fast as they can.
They visualize passing Articles in the House. They view that as a big scab on his presidency, and are determined to do it.
When I think of Clinton and Trump, there is no similarity or comparable presence of crime. Clinton was a vile evil man.
Trump is doing the bests anyone could for this nation.
Clinton was in it for himself, his own gratification.
Michael Cohen’s testimony did reveal a smoking gun.
Jim Jordan 2024 - Bingo!
Put the dems in one above the ocean, whoops!
we need to get to the two-thirds majority in the Senate ...
Good luck with that.
A failed impeachment will give him another 3 percentage points.
Especially with AOC’s insane agenda standing in the spotlight in the 2020 elections.
I want the current Democrats to continue on the course they have set for themselves because, they, themselves are destroying the Democrat Party politically...by chasing ghosts relative POTUS, Donald J. Trump, instead of pushing legislation...effectively.
The vast majority of the American people and voters could care less about “Trumps” private life...period!!!
I just took a look at the most recent polls.
In the midwest, 6 percent approve of Trump.
It’s better in the south at 8 percent.
The numbers are so ridiculously low that I’m just barely jesting.
Oh and Sanders, Beto (whoever the #### that is) and Biden beat him in Texas.
Hillary Clinton lied to the American people in the last debate before the 2016 election when she promised that she would honor the outcome of the election, and anything else would be an attack on American democracy.
Following the transparently predictable, pre-planned and organized schedule toward Pelosi’s insufferable impeachment scheme, Chairmen Adam Schiff (HPSCI) and Elijah Cummings (WH Oversight) announce they will be calling additional Trump officials and family members for testimony.
Remember, the testimony of Michael Cohen is the cornerstone of the effort. Cohen’s testimony was organized immediately following the 2018 mid-term election. This nonsense is all sequenced by design:
(The Hill) The House Intelligence Committee plans to question Felix Sater, the longtime business associate of President Trump involved in efforts to build a Trump property in Moscow, in a public hearing in March, committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told reporters Thursday.
Schiff said the open hearing with Sater is scheduled for March 14 and would focus on the Trump Moscow discussions. (read more)
(VIA CNN) House Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings on Thursday outlined plans for his committee to seek interviews with close Trump associates and family members following a blockbuster public hearing featuring President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen.
Cummings told CNN that five or six House committees will investigate all the allegations that emerged from Cohen’s testimony.
Asked if his committee would focus on Trump’s role in the hush-money scandal, the Maryland Democrat said: “Probably.”
Cummings told reporters that his committee will reach out to individuals named repeatedly during Wednesday’s hearing for interviews, saying his panel will comb through the transcript of the hours-long hearing to “figure out who we want to talk to and we’ll bring them in.” (read more)
Remember also that Pelosi changed the rules and responsibilities of House committees specifically to target the White House. The former “House Government Oversight and Reform Committee” was even structurally changed to narrow oversight. Now it ONLYlooks at the White House; the rest of government oversight has been entirely abandoned.
Obviously this approach is unprecedented. However, as with everything that has happened thus far, this level of resistance continues to raise political confrontation into uncharted territory.
Yes, you read that correctly… Chairman Elijah Cummings is now in charge of ‘White House Oversight Committee’ with responsibility for: “Oversight Over the Executive Office of the President”. This sets up the system for Cummings to target President Trump, his family, and all members of the executive branch as they relate to specific White House functions.
These people are bananas.
They are predictable, but they’re still bananas.
The way to defeat the Pelosi/Schumer impeachment scheme is to expose the cornerstone of the political fraud the scheme relies upon.
All of this is carefully designed. None of this is organic. All of the participants have networked contacts acting as intermediaries (like Lawfare) to provide arms-length plausible deniability to the larger political scheme. These plans and schemes are all professional Democrats spend time thinking and talking about. This is what they do. This is all they do. This is their purpose in life; nothing else matters.
Additionally within the new House Rules Pelosi unveiled last December, HPSCI Chairman Adam Schiff has until April 15th, 2019, to organize his summer hearing schedule for attacks against the White House. Speaker Pelosi hasn’t tried to hide the plan; heck, she’s published it for all to see.
The structural impeachment schedule will ultimately lead to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler. Professional political Democrats would not be using “impeachment” in the constitutional sense of the process (high crimes and misdemeanors); but rather weaponizing the process –as a tool itself– to: •target the executive office; •diminish the presidency (“isolate”/”marginalize”, Alinsky rules); •and position themselves for 2020.
Chairman Nadler will begin specifically focused hearings sometime in late April or May 2019. If they stay committed to the timeline, and so far they are right on cue, the House impeachment vote will be scheduled for sometime in the early/mid fall of this year.
Following their plan, this gives Democrats and the media around six months +/- to build an overwhelming political argument against President Trump; and, with the help of media, create such political controversy that Senate Republicans (Decepticon Caucus) will be showcasing pearl-clutching anxiety into the senate impeachment trial.
Fortunately there are signals beginning to surface that indicate at least some members of congress are aware of the insufferable scheme and beginning to get out in front of it. Representative Jim Jordan leads the charge:
"What did you talk to Mr. Schiff about?"
Cohen: "I spoke to Mr. Schiff about topics that were going to be raised at the upcoming hearing."
"Woah. Not just what time to show up? Actually what you're going to talk about?" pic.twitter.com/c07dRqbQ8A
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 27, 2019
The best defense is a good offense.
The republicans might be in the minority position but they have a distinct advantage. We have the opposition’s playbook in front of us…. we know what they are going to do; we know what the sequence of plays is; and we know generally the timeline they will be using… That’s valuable information. So use it !
couldn’t care less is how to say it
Why do you bother posting obvious crap? Do you honestly believe this poll?
This one certainly is.
The numbers were sarcastic and your IQ is INCREDIBLY, INCREDIBLY low OR you’re just old and grouchy.
Which is not an excuse because there’s lots of people on here who are older and in GREAT spirits :)
My day will be great.
I have a feeling I know how your days are :)
... the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., like Pelosi, downplayed the idea that his panel’s seven-hour hearing had represented a significant leap forward on that front...(snip)
The Media reports on this stuff like it’s a sporting event rather than a genuine search for the Truth.
Cohen was such a MASSIVE FAIL
Cohen was such a MASSIVE FAIL
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