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Tue Apr 30, 2019, 08:30 PM

Impeachment

I thought I would start a Thread asking DUers opinions about Impeaching Trump. My questions are: should Trump be Impeached, and if so, then according to what timeline?

My feeling is that the House needs to hear directly from Mueller before making an Impeachment decision. I think that Mueller's intent was that since some in the Justice Department hold the view that sitting Presidents can not legally be indicted (a position I do not affirm), then the only remedy for Trump's possible crimes is Impeachment by the Congress. This might be the only way to get at Trump, at least while he remains in office.

I understand Pelosi's caution in regards to Impeachment, as it might not be politically advantageous to do, but I must agree with Senator Warren that this is a moral issue. Since it is not likely that Trump will be charged with anything while in office, it is the responsibility of the Congress to use their oversight powers and meet their constitutional responsibilities by Impeaching Trump.

So, after Mueller appears in Congress, my feeling is that the House should Impeach Trump, subjetc to more info from Mueller.

What do you think? Should we push to have Trump impeached, and what sort of time frame should there be for it, especially in regards to the Primaries and the upcoming election?

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Progressive2020 Apr 2019 OP
rzemanfl Apr 2019 #1
onecaliberal Apr 2019 #2
The Blue Flower Apr 2019 #3
Progressive2020 Apr 2019 #4
Fiendish Thingy Apr 2019 #5
orangecrush Apr 2019 #6
sprinkleeninow Apr 2019 #7

Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 08:32 PM

1. I will think about this while I wash socks. n/t

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 08:36 PM

2. Yes, now.

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 08:38 PM

3. Il drumpf is a threat to this country and has betrayed it

It should start now.

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 08:46 PM

4. Also

I would also like to hear from people as to why Nancy Pelosi is so cautious about Impeachment.

I think the Democratic base would be fired up for Impeachment, but maybe Pelosi is concerned about how Independents might react to Impeachment?

I don't really know why she seems so reluctant. Does anyone have a perspective on that? What is holding Pelosi back?

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 08:58 PM

5. The impeachment inquiry should be opened now

So as to give Congress maximum power in dealing with Trump's obstruction.

The timing of the floor vote should be strategic, depending on what the inquiry reveals, and how it impacts public sentiment.

My hope is Pelosi would bring impeachment to a floor vote in late fall, triggering a senate trial in early 2020, but mid-2020 could also work nicely, after the conventions. Wonder if Weld, Kasich, etc. would get a boost in the primaries depending on the timing of the trial.

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 09:22 PM

6. We are talking about a man


Who incites his base to violence, tears children from their parents and throws them into hellholes, calls murdering nazis "good people", and recieved the endorsement of the KKK.

Hmmm, lets not be hasty.....

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Response to Progressive2020 (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2019, 09:24 PM

7. It's time. n/t

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