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Sun Jan 14, 2018, 07:00 PM

anything stopping a Democratic controlled house AND senate (2018)from

forcing tRump to testify before them? even if he takes the 5th? i know we won't have votes to impeach BUT get him for lying under oath!

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Reply anything stopping a Democratic controlled house AND senate (2018)from (Original post)
bluestarone Jan 2018 OP
longship Jan 2018 #1
bluestarone Jan 2018 #2
Fiendish Thingy Jan 2018 #3
bluestarone Jan 2018 #4
Yupster Jan 2018 #5
tritsofme Jan 2018 #6

Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 07:08 PM

1. Only takes a majority in the US House of Representatives to impeach.

It's conviction in the US Senate by 2/3 majority that's the tough one. By comparison, impeachment is a piece of cake.

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Response to longship (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 07:12 PM

2. ty i thought 2/3rds

for impeachment

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 09:28 PM

3. 2/3 in the senate to convict and remove nt

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Sun Jan 14, 2018, 10:33 PM

4. i wonder could they bring nUnes in

to question possible obstruction?

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 12:51 AM

5. I would think he would refuse

citing separation of powers.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 01:38 AM

6. No, he would refuse to testify citing executive privilege.

Ultimately Congress has no means to force his compliance, they could refer a contempt citation to the US Attorney's office...but they would be rather unlikely to act. It could always be an article of impeachment...

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