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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:42 PM

Regarding Impeachment: What About a Special Committee?

I admit that I am not anything near literate when it comes to procedure in the House, but could not Speaker Pelosi create a special committee to investigate the president, and give it exceptional powers of investigation, which would be a way to straddle that line between full on impeachment and doing nothing.

Like I said, I'm no expert on how this works, but I just wonder if there is some mechanism by which we can expose the findings of the Mueller report, without turning so many off with the word "impeachment".

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Reply Regarding Impeachment: What About a Special Committee? (Original post)
malchickiwick Jun 2019 OP
Fiendish Thingy Jun 2019 #1
murielm99 Jun 2019 #2
FBaggins Jun 2019 #3
Fiendish Thingy Jun 2019 #4

Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:55 PM

1. I believe it's called a "select committee"

Combining members of various committees, such as intelligence, judicial, oversight, etc. for the singular purpose of determining whether the president should be impeached.

Works for me.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:44 PM

2. That sounds better than rushing into

the full impeachment process. I believe Pelosi has her reasons for holding back.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:53 PM

3. Except that IS the full impeachment process

An impeachment inquiry can be assigned to a committee created just for that purpose... and if it isn’t an impeachment inquiry the. They don’t get “special powers”

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 08:30 AM

4. Well, a select committee would be formed as part of an impeachment inquiry

Considering there's been two years worth of high crimes and misdemeanors, I don't think anyone could accurately describe opening an inquiry now as "rushing".

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