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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:50 PM

Congress started investigations into Trump back in February.

In reading posts, I've run across some who don't realize that Congress started investigations into Trump back in February, related to abuse of power, obstruction of justice and corruption. And anything else they run across.

They have requested documents from over 81 people or organizations. They've officially requested Trump's tax returns from the IRS. They had Michael Cohen in for a hearing. Mueller is scheduled for May, I read.

After the new Congress took office in January, they didn't waste time. Once the committees were put together, they immediately went to work planning out the investigations.

Impeachment has not been on the table because, as Pelosi said, they need to see what the Mueller Report says. It would be premature. Nadler has filed a request w/a Court, asking to get an unredacted version of the Mueller Report.

https://www.vox.com/vox-sentences/2019/3/4/18250682/vox-sentences-congress-investigation-documents-trump

Regardless of what the special counsel's report says, key House committees led by Democrats vow to continue their own related investigations.

And Congressional committees are not limited as Mueller's team was by its mandate to look at Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

House Democrats plan to use the oversight powers of Congress to look into Trump's finances and other aspects of his presidency.

The House Judiciary Committee recently launched an investigation into whether Trump sought to obstruct justice or misuse his powers, requesting documents from 81 "agencies, entities, and individuals" connected to the administration and Trump's private businesses.

The House Intelligence Committee announced it will look into Russian interference in the 2016 election as well as Trumpís foreign financial interests.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/22/mueller-report-congress-oversight-investigations-trump/3061526002/


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Honeycombe8 Apr 2019 OP
elleng Apr 2019 #1
Honeycombe8 Apr 2019 #2
TwilightZone Apr 2019 #3
Honeycombe8 Apr 2019 #4
UTUSN Apr 2019 #5
C_U_L8R Apr 2019 #6
Honeycombe8 Apr 2019 #7
TwilightZone Apr 2019 #8

Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:52 PM

1. 'Congressional committees are not limited as Mueller's team was

by its mandate to look at Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

House Democrats plan to use the oversight powers of Congress to look into Trump's finances and other aspects of his presidency.'


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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 04:54 PM

2. Yes....I see you zeroed in on the section that also caught my attention.

Ditto your thumbs up.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:08 PM

3. I've seen those posts as well.

Many posters keep (intentionally) ignoring the "from what we know NOW" parts of the Pelosi and Hoyer statements, not understanding that there's more to discover and that discovery has been going on for a while now. One would think that the media coverage of the ongoing investigations both inside and outside of Congress would be common knowledge here, but that's clearly not that case.

As I've noted in other threads, this isn't a binary choice. It's not start impeachment at this very moment or you condone Trump's actions. Starting impeachment without all of the available information, as some are demanding, would be misguided.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:23 PM

4. I heard it mentioned on The Beat...

that it's possible not to be in a hurry with impeachment. It's actually possible to do as much investigation as necessary, get all the facts out to the public...for the end goal of indicting Trump when he leaves office.

I didn't know that was a possibility.

But it goes to show, there are different ways to handle this. Our Congress started on this way back in January. They hit the ground running. One of our Democrats even had a bill ready to file on Day One (I forget what the bill was...I think it was Fair Vote bill). The Democrat was some nerdy looking man..you wouldn't see him on tv or tweeting much. He's too busy doing nerdy stuff...like filing bills.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:13 PM

5. K&R

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:41 PM

6. Yes and we need more public hearings.

Some of us want to know the truth. Others need to be educated about the truth. Bring this before the nation with kleiglights on the witnesses and evidence.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:42 PM

7. I think so. If the news will carry the key snippets.

Ordinary people don't watch hearings like I do (political junkie).

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 07:05 PM

8. We tend to forget that most people aren't as politically involved as we are.

Or consume as much news.

One of the polls about the Mueller/Barr story shortly after the 4-page-letter release said that fewer than 40% of respondents had heard "a lot" about the letter or its findings. We assume that everyone is paying rapt attention - they're not.

Agreed on key snippets from frequent hearings. Sound bites are much better at getting into the public consciousness than the hearings themselves would be.

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