On September 24, 2019, the House of Representatives elected to move forward with impeachment hearings despite tRump’s obstructive acts of withholding documents and ordering witnesses to ignore subpoenas to testify before Congress. There was still enough evidence to impeach him, which the House did.
On December 18, 2019, tRump became the third U.S. president in history to be impeached. It was the perfect holiday gift for peaceful souls of every or no religion.
Naysayers said Impeachment was pointless because, with a party over country GOP majority Senate, the impeachment would not result in tRump’s removal from office.
Confirming that belief, GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his sidekick Lindsey Graham, both proclaimed there would be no trial and they were decided on the outcome of “this impeachment sham.”
Pelosi did not give McConnell the tools he needed to bury the impeachment over the holiday break. She withheld the articles from the Senate, asking for a resolution, a guarantee, that there would be a fair trial, with witnesses, before she would release the articles of impeachment.
Meanwhile, House investigations are ongoing, and evidence against tRump continues to mount. Public awareness has increased. Additionally, several legal experts have said McConnell and Graham’s statements, that they are decided on the impeachment result, disqualify them from taking part in the process.
The standstill held for nearly a month. Something has changed.
On Thursday, Moscow Mitch McConnell put his intent to dismiss tRump’s impeachment, without a trial, in writing.
Nancy’s move. On Friday, Speaker Pelosi penned a letter to the senate leader that reads as follows.
I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate.”
Why would she do that?
During a Sunday morning interview House Speaker Pelosi told George Stephanopoulos that “very unusually” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “has signed on to a resolution to dismiss the case” against President Trump.
Her interview was a warning. She said Senators know evidence will come out in a few months when the court rules to give the House the documents they requested, whether there is a trial or not, and if they conduct a sham trial, it will be clear to the voting public that Republicans engaged in a coverup.
She continued, “Let’s be optimistic about a future that will not have Trump in the White House, then months from now we’ll have an election if we don’t remove him sooner…Let’s see what the Senate does.”
Your move Mitch.
Don’t call witnesses, she says, and you’ll answer for it in November.
“Whoever heard of a trial without witnesses and documents? It’s unprecedented … Witnesses and documents? Fair trial. No witnesses and no documents? Cover-up. That simple sentence describes it all.” ~ Chuck Schumer, Democratic Senate Minority Leader
Desperate for a diversion, Trump ordered the murder of an Iranian military leader, Soleimani, for no reason but to distract the public from his impeachment. That act has set off a chain of events that will have ongoing international repercussions. At home, it has already angered a few otherwise loyal GOP members of Congress.
Pelosi has said we can survive four years of Trump—but not a second term. She said the public sees the need for witnesses and documents (which Trump prevented from reaching Congress).
”Dismissing is a coverup.” ~Speaker Pelosi