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BC Idonwanna: Animal species not rich!
The House Intelligence committee, which did not exist during Watergate, has an important role to play in filling out the bill of particulars against the disloyal occupant of the Very White House. This impeachment inquiry is different from the one over forty years ago because the is a foreign actor involved. The Intelligence Committee with its greater access to intelligence information can aid the Judiciary Committee in its deliberations. Intelligence and counter-intelligence information also cannot be publicly revealed, at least short of a vote on Articles of Impeachment and a trial in the Senate. The full House would have to vote on declassification in the public's interest.
Reportedly Chairman Adam Schiff, who prosecuted the only convicted FBI agent for espionage, has agreed to support the impeachment inquiry and has suggested approaches to dealing with the unique circumstances of Trump's Moscow Tower project. Many observers, including US Person, think that Trumpilini's incongruous relations with the Kremlin during his campaign and after are motivated by personal financial concerns, or even worse, the Russian possession of kompromat with which they can leverage favorable treatment from the regime.
So far Chairman Schiff has remained aligned with Nancy Pelosi's refusal to begin formal impeachment proceedings. However, his willingness to cooperate with the current inquiry, formal or not, may signal a shift in his thinking. Significantly the Chairman told reporters that, “If the [subpoena] litigation takes too long — that is, if they are able to legally string this out too long — we will have to make a judgment about whether to go forward with articles of impeachment, even in the absence of being able to bring these witnesses in and obtain these documents, because the obstruction of Congress itself will have risen to that level." Be sure to include this form of obstruction as one of the several articles of impeachment, Chairman Nadler. If this 'high crime' was good enough for Dick, its good enough for Il Douche.
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Wackydoodle sez: He's emotionally unstable!