Follow Naijacrux on twitter .follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/naijacruxonline, or @naijacruxonline or search for naijacruxonline on twitter!!Like us on facebook .Like us at www.facebook.com/Naijacruxforum.Click Here To Last longer In Bed[Stay amused>>>Donít be a one minute Foul]>>> Love need Tips-See how Here


Author Topic: US House Judiciary Committee to Hear Evidence as Impeachment Vote Nears  (Read 10879 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline newspostng

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1274
  • Karma: +0/-0
Loading...


Democratic and Republican lawyers are set to present evidence Monday to members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee as the panel moves toward a possible vote this week on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

The hearing is scheduled to include presentations from lawyers from both the Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee.

The White House will not be participating.  White House Counsel Pat Cipollone criticized the impeachment inquiry unfolding in the Democrat-majority House of Representatives as "completely baseless" and called potential impeachment articles "a reckless abuse of power."

Trump posted Tweets Sunday labeling the process a "witch hunt," a "hoax," and lacking due process, while also sharing numerous posts from others saying he was being treated unfairly.

Democrats say the evidence against the president is clear.

Service unavailable

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told CNN that Trump would be found guilty in "three minutes flat" if he were facing charges before a criminal court jury that he abused his office by soliciting Ukraine to investigate one of his chief 2020 Democratic presidential challengers, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Nadler said if Trump "had any exculpatory evidence," he would be making it known rather than rejecting participation in the hearings.

It is not clear how many articles of impeachment Democrats plan to bring against Trump, but Nadler said the Judiciary Committee could vote on them by the end of the week.

The issue would then move to the full House of Representatives where its Democratic majority would be widely expected to approve them, as early as the Christmas recess, sending the impeachment process to the Republican-led Senate for a trial in January.  Two-thirds of the Senate would need to vote to convict Trump and remove him from office, which remains unlikely given the support he retains among members of his party.

There is some division among Democrats about whether to limit impeachment articles to allegations Trump abused his power by asking a foreign government for help in a U.S. election and obstruction for White House refusal to turn over key documents and allow key Trump aides to testify in the investigation, or to expand to include allegations Trump sought to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Trump could be the third U.S. president to be impeached, after Andrew Johnson in the mid-19th century and Bill Clinton two decades ago, although both were acquitted in Senate trials and remained in office. Former President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 in the face of certain impeachment in the Watergate political corruption scandal and cover-up.



 

2015: Nollywood star, Desmond Elliot to Run for Lagos State House of Assembly

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 1003
Last post September 12, 2014, 12:08:37 PM
by internet police
Lagos State House of Assembly Chief Matron found dead in office

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 790
Last post August 25, 2015, 11:15:26 AM
by internet police
Nigerian House Of Reps order probe into N20trn unremitted stamp duties

Started by internet police

Replies: 0
Views: 608
Last post March 16, 2018, 12:43:58 AM
by internet police
United States House Passes Resolution Limiting Military Action Against Iran

Started by punch

Replies: 0
Views: 12565
Last post January 10, 2020, 08:37:53 AM
by punch
Mubi Attack: Terrorists kill Emir?s son, torch Badeh?s house

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 649
Last post November 01, 2014, 10:32:59 AM
by jchima14
PDP files counter-suit, asks court to sack Tambuwal from the House

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 609
Last post December 02, 2014, 10:53:58 AM
by jchima14
Nigerian house of Reps reject bill to limit political parties to five

Started by yungcrux

Replies: 0
Views: 584
Last post April 13, 2016, 01:23:34 AM
by yungcrux
Jibrin says Dogara and House Leaders alone cost Nigeria N10 billion, reveals sho

Started by jchima14

Replies: 0
Views: 742
Last post August 27, 2016, 10:29:54 AM
by jchima14
House Of Reps Members Earn N10m Monthly Ė Abdulmumin Jibrin

Started by Ereporter

Replies: 0
Views: 588
Last post October 03, 2016, 07:44:43 PM
by Ereporter
Governor Fayose turns spider man in Ekiti state house (photos)

Started by Ereporter

Replies: 0
Views: 554
Last post December 08, 2016, 05:09:12 PM
by Ereporter