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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 05:51 PM

Democrats to Broaden Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump to Corruption Accusations

Source: New York Times

Democrats to Broaden Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump to Corruption Accusations

By Nicholas Fandos
Sept. 8, 2019
Updated 11:20 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON — House Democrats return to Washington this week poised to significantly broaden their nascent impeachment inquiry into President Trump beyond the findings of the Russia investigation, but they will confront a fast-dwindling political clock.

Undeterred by lackluster public support for impeachment, Democratic lawmakers and aides have sketched out a robust four-month itinerary of hearings and court arguments that they hope will provide the evidence they need to credibly portray Mr. Trump as corrupt and abusing his power.

Beyond the president’s efforts to impede the special counsel’s investigation, Democrats also plan to scrutinize his role in hush payments to two women who said they had affairs with him and reports that he dangled pardons to officials willing to break the law to implement his immigration policies. Democrats also demanded documents last week related to whether his resort properties illegally profited from government business.

“The central oversight perspective so far has been focused on the Mueller report,” said Representative Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland and a former constitutional law professor who sits on the Judiciary Committee. “We need to broaden out the oversight work to get a complete picture of the lawlessness of the administration. That is the imperative for the fall season.”

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Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/08/us/politics/impeachment-investigation-trump.html

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Reply Democrats to Broaden Impeachment Inquiry Into Trump to Corruption Accusations (Original post)
Eugene Sep 2019 OP
captain queeg Sep 2019 #1
Kurt V. Sep 2019 #2
BigmanPigman Sep 2019 #3
Jopin Klobe Sep 2019 #4
wiggs Sep 2019 #5
diva77 Sep 2019 #6

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 05:57 PM

1. Now we are talking

Concrete instances of breaking the law.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 06:38 PM

2. Interesting. but it could appear political this close to an election.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 07:24 PM

3. "4 months"

This is going to be interesting "fall season". I hope it delivers a Christmas bonus for the New Year.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 07:39 PM

4. "Undeterred by lackluster public support for impeachment" ...

... what? ... "lackluster public support"??? ... "lackluster"? ...

... where? ...

... at the God damned Klan cross burnings? ...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:10 PM

5. please look at corruption that goes back to before the election. Lots...LOTS of gold there. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 08:39 PM

6. That's been the elephant on steroids in the living room. I don't know why they squandered so much

time on the Mueller report.

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