Skip to comments.Democrats see impeachment proceedings taking longer than some initially expected
Posted on 10/21/2019 5:01:04 PM PDT by Libloather
(CNN) House Democrats are facing a time crunch to quickly wrap up their investigation into allegations President Donald Trump abused his office in pushing Ukraine to probe his political rivals, prompting growing expectations that votes on impeaching Trump could slip closer to the end of the year.
Some Democrats had hoped that a narrow probe -- focused on whether Trump put on ice efforts to bolster relations with Ukraine and provide US military aid to the country until it carried through with a political favor -- could conclude swiftly, with a potential vote to impeach Trump by Thanksgiving.
But that has proven to be more complicated than it initially seemed, according to multiple Democratic lawmakers and sources. The reason: Each witness has so far provided more leads for investigators to chase down, including new names to potentially interview or seek documents from. Plus, Democrats have had to reschedule several witnesses, including some this week in part because of memorial services for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, and others because they needed more time to retain lawyers.
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I’m a soldier... in the war on pel lose ee.
I predict the Dems will make impeachment take until November 3rd. 2020.
I’m pretty sure there are a bunch of “moderate” Democrats in the House and Senate that would like to see this drag on for a while...before it quietly dies.
Maybe the 12th of never.
The witches brew takes time—so many incantations required!
Nothing would pack up this whole impeachment circus faster than a clear indictment of John Brenner (or Obama?) for conspiring to use the intelligence agencies of this country to defeat the candidate of the opposition party in violation of their First Amendment rights.
It’s not about ‘real’ impeachment. It’s about hounding Trump from office. And a cautionary tale for anyone else who either supports Trump, or seeks to pick up his mantle. It has as much to do with a democratic republic as did the Salem witch trials. And more sinister...
I predict it will go until Jan 20, 2025, unless they get blown OUT of majority in Congress.
I would guess there are about 25 to 30 Democrats in purple districts and it wouldn’t do them any favors to vote to impeach President Trump.
The fact is that a secret hearing in a secret location with secret witnesses using secret identities in secret testimony who may not be cross-examined and whose testimony will be heavily edited before even Congress sees it might be regarded by a skeptical public as a teensy bit less than transparent. So no grand spectacle for the media, who really need one in order to sell this thing. They still have a little time to come up with something but that something might need to be an exit strategy.
For whatever reasons, that clear as a bell Come To Jesus moment never seems to come when it’s the republicans on offense. The Dems do not hesitate to figuratively drop the blade on a declared ‘enemy’.
I do not know what’s tying William Barr’s hands.
I would expand on that-- a genuine formal impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives could have the same effect. The Democrats can't let that happen.
CNN is full of crap.
If, and this is a big "If," the Horowitz Report and Durham investigations result in actual indictments, all bets are off.
Needs to be retroactive to do Obama.
I think it’s taking longer b/c witnesses don’t have any information that would lead to anything. From what I have read and seen in hearings, witnesses are telling these commies to FO.
The exit strategy is easy—stall through the Holiday season of 2019.
Holidays in January include MLK day—maybe another ancient Democrat House member (or an unnamed Supreme Court member) croaks and the funeral arrangements cause further delay.
At that point we have the Iowa caucus on February 3 and the New Hampshire primary on February 11. Front-runner Elizabeth Warren magnanimously suggests that Congress should let the voters decide the issue.
Congress is off the hook!
Beats having to talk about making America Venezuela.
But no "time crunch" for important things.
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