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(642 posts)
Tue May 21, 2019, 08:38 AM May 2019

"Welcome to the impeachment show"

I think this is a good summary of where we are and where we are going with respect to Trump impeachment.

This should be an interesting day!

Donald Trump’s illegal demand that Don McGahn not show up for today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Mueller report, followed by McGahn’s announcement that he would indeed fail to show up, set off a chain of events that resulted in multiple members of the committee publicly calling for an impeachment inquiry against Trump to begin, and multiple more members – including Chairman Jerry Nadler – to privately make the impeachment case to Nancy Pelosi. She’s not quite ready to go there, but the events of today could change things fast.

We’ll see what legal consequences the House Judiciary Committee will fire off at Don McGahn once today’s hearing begins at 10am and he’s not there. Will they fine him? Arrest him? The committee clearly wants to take a big swing, so we’ll see one. The question is what Donald Trump will do once the committee begins ripping apart McGahn’s life for siding with Trump instead of siding with the law. Trump hates McGahn, but he really hates the idea of anyone interfering with his illegal orders, so his response later today could be outsized.

In any case, welcome to the impeachment show. Unless Donald Trump changes course and begins trying to deescalate things (which he won’t), we’re now all but locked into a path to impeachment. Trump forced the House Democrats’ hand, and now he’s going to get to find out what it’s like to be on the wrong side of a legally sound, highly popular, and investigating devastating impeachment process. It won’t be long now.

Link: https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/welcome-impeachment-the-show/18121/

"Welcome to the impeachment show" (Original Post) Vidal May 2019 OP
The man is a fascist Cary May 2019 #1
Yes, and, he needs to be held accountable. watoos May 2019 #3
Turn the Senate over Cary May 2019 #4
Who will collect a fine watoos May 2019 #2
Disbar McGahn Stuckinthebush May 2019 #5
Hadn't thought of that Bayard May 2019 #6
Yes! Vidal May 2019 #7


(7,142 posts)
2. Who will collect a fine
Tue May 21, 2019, 08:52 AM
May 2019

or arrest McGahn?

Democrats should have begun impeachment hearings before the Mueller report was released.

If being named a co-conspirator in a felony, and if 1,000 prosecutors believe that Trump obstructed justice, WTF are we waiting for?

If we are waiting for 20 Republican Senators to vote to convict Trump then let's admit that impeachment is off the table.


(10,782 posts)
5. Disbar McGahn
Tue May 21, 2019, 09:25 AM
May 2019

I'm assuming the DC bar can disbar him for willfully ignoring a congressional subpoena. This guy should not be allowed to practice law in DC or anywhere else for that matter.

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