Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Dear Nancy: Until you hold a vote, buzz off. Yours truly, Donald. – News broke late Thursday that the White House will soon shoot a letter off to San Fran Nan and her band of merry munchkins, possibly today, daring them to hold a formal impeachment vote on the floor of the house if they want to receive any cooperation in the matter.
This matters because to this point all the Deep State Dems and their corrupt media toadies have been doing is staging their own version of a reality TV show. Instead of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” we should call it “Keeping Up With The Treasonists.”
Pelosi has thus far refused to hold a formal vote on the floor because the fake “impeachment inquiry” process she has constructed allows her to fully control every move. As it stands today, the GOP majority is being denied rights that have been traditionally allowed under House rules that govern impeachment inquiries that involve presidents.
Rather than try to describe the details myself, I thought it best to let some actual experts do that for you.
First, former U.S. attorney Joe diGenova and his wife, Victoria Toensing described the issues quite succinctly in an appearance with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs yesterday:
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) October 3, 2019
For those of you who still prefer to read stuff, here is a transcript:
Digenova: Well, it’s quite obvious what the Democrats are doing. They have not had a vote on the floor of the house to start a formal impeachment inquiry because if they were to have such a vote, under the house rules for impeachment, the Republicans would get subpoena power. So in order to avoid giving the Republicans subpoena power, they are doing this ‘impeachment lite’ with these six different committees who are claiming it’s an impeachment inquiry, and they’re trying to subpoena people and get documents without having an impeachment vote on the floor. That is why the White House said we are not going to cooperate with this kangaroo court.
Dobbs: All right, your legal opinion: Will Trump be able to maintain that position if Pelosi does not relent?
Digenova: Yes, and in fact, the White House position is very well-founded based on the history of impeachment proceedings against presidents. Not judges – impeachment proceedings for judges are irrelevant. In terms of impeachment proceedings for presidents, always there has been a vote on the floor of the house and the minority has been given subpoena power.
Toensing: And the constitutional basis for that, Lou, is the congress is supposed to be the legislative body. Well, they’re not legislating when they’re impeaching, so they become a different kind of entity. And in that, they have to have the full support of the majority of the body. This is legal chess, and the White House just moved its queen.
Digenova: And remember what they’re trying to do: They’re trying to nullify an election.
Dobbs: They’re trying to overthrow a president.
Digenova: Exactly, and this is basically a coup in the form of an ‘informal’ impeachment inquiry. So, this is extra-constitutional as well as un-constitutional.
Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, writing at The Hill, has this to say about it in a terrific piece this morning that everyone should go read:
There is no impeachment inquiry. There are no subpoenas.
You are not to be faulted if you think a formal inquest is under way and that legal process has been issued. The misimpression is completely understandable if you have been taking in media coverage — in particular, reporting on a haughty Sept. 27 letter from House Democrats, presuming to direct Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on pain of citation for obstruction, to cooperate in their demands to depose State Department officials and review various records.
The letter is signed by not one but three committee chairmen. Remember your elementary math, though: Zero is still zero even when multiplied by three.
What is portrayed as an “impeachment inquiry” is actually just a made-for-cable-TV political soap opera. The House of Representatives is not conducting a formal impeachment inquiry. To the contrary, congressional Democrats are conducting the 2020 political campaign.
The House has not voted as a body to authorize an impeachment inquiry. What we have are partisan theatrics, proceeding under the ipse dixit of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). It raises the profile, but not the legitimacy, of the same “impeachment inquiry” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) previously tried to abracadabra into being without a committee vote.
Moreover, there are no subpoenas. As Secretary Pompeo observed in his fittingly tart response on Tuesday, what the committee chairmen issued was merely a letter. Its huffing and puffing notwithstanding, the letter is nothing more than an informal request for voluntary cooperation. Legally, it has no compulsive power. If anything, it is rife with legal deficiencies.
So, to sum up:
- This is not a real impeachment inquiry;
- The Democrats, with help from the Intelligence Community and the corrupt news media, are in the midst of another coup d’etat attempt;
- The Republicans in the House are being denied their rights under House rules; and
- Neither the President nor any other member of the executive branch of government has any obligation to comply with any requests or subpoenas that come out of this reality TV show process.
Pelosi is dead set on denying the Republicans any right to issue subpoenas or take part in the questioning of witnesses because she knows if they get those rights, her false impeachment narrative will crash and burn.
Sure is going to be fun to watch how she responds to the White House letter.
That is all.
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