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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:08 PM


I have a boring procedural question on impeachment inquiries, probably only of interest to procedural nerd wonks like me.

Iím just curious why the whole House has to vote to open an impeachment inquiry in the House Judiciary whereby the whole House didnít vote to approve Nadlerís sweeping obstruction of justice probe announced before the Mueller report or for Cohen to testify, Comey to testify, etc.

Iím not suggesting an end run. Iíd be opposed actually. Just curious why Nadler needs the whole House for an impeachment investigation but not for his obstruction investigation to be launched. Can anyone explain the procedures behind this to a wonk like me? Just find it interesting and confusing procedurally. Iím not making an argument on the substance of it at all.

Wonks may also recall that the whole house had to approve the Nixon Ď74 and Clinton Ď98 formal impeachment inquiries as well. Why?

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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:19 PM

1. Curious question from a self identified "wonk".

Just an observation. And no, I don't have the answer.

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:57 PM

2. It's interesting for sure!

I canít find anything on this anywhere. Nothing on Wiki or Google at all. Sorry for the question. Parliamentary procedure is what got me interested in politics in the first place. Itís as interesting as the actual substance of politics really.

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