Judiciary panel releases report defining impeachable offenses

Judiciary panel releases report defining impeachable offenses
Jerrold Nadler (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Clever. They set up a hyper-partisan inquisition in which they alone can call witnesses and control testimony, then accuse the president of crimes and misdemeanors for refusing the participate.]

Specifically, the report clarifies impeachment processes that had been scrutinized by GOP House lawmakers throughout the public committee hearings and addresses six issues of potential relevance:

  • “The law that governs House procedures for impeachment.”
  • “The law that governs the evaluation of evidence, including where the President orders defiance of House subpoenas.”
  • “Whether the President can be impeached for abuse of his executive powers.”
  • “Whether the President’s claims regarding his motives must be accepted at face value.”
  • “Whether the President is immune from impeachment if he attempts an impeachable offense but is caught before he completes it.”
  • Whether it is preferable to await the next election when a President has sought to corrupt that very same election.”

“The Framers’ worst nightmare is what we are facing in this very moment,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.

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