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If we’re going to impeach, we need to show the country that we gave the president ample opportunity to defend himself.
Found on FOX News 8 months ago
House Democrats’re not packing [ the court ], house Democrats’re unpacking Supreme Court.
Found on FOX News 2 years ago
This bill is an important package of reforms.
The president has a choice to make: he can take this opportunity to be represented in the impeachment hearings, or he can stop complaining about the process, i hope that he chooses to participate.
The court's thoughtful ruling recognizes that our impeachment inquiry fully comports with the Constitution and thoroughly rejects the spurious White House claims to the contrary.
We should call this what it is: an absolute cover-up by the White House, the White House is advancing a new and dangerous theory: the crony privilege.
Once we win that well win all the other subpoenas because they are basically the same legal questions.
If we decide to report articles of impeachment we could get to that in the late fall, perhaps in the latter part of the year.
Too much has been made of the phrase impeachment inquiry.
We haveimpeachment resolutions beforethe committee.We are conducting investigationsto determine whether we shouldreport those impeachmentresolutions to the House ordirect our own and report thoseto the House.Were considering thoseresolutions.
The very next step, either tomorrow or Friday, is we're going into court to ask for the grand jury material and to enforce the subpoena against Mr. McGahn, that's particularly important because the excuses ... that the White House gives for McGahn not testifying ... are the same excuses for all the other fact witnesses, and if we break that, we'll break the logjam.
The whole investigation started with the discussion of Russian interference in our 2016 election. Its almost like they forgot about that completely, but let me tell you, Republicans have not forgotten how, where the investigation started, and theres going to be a lot questions for what he did say, what he didnt say, and how this thing started.
These include government officials who worked, or continue to work, in close proximity to the president, we will not rest until we obtain their testimony and documents.
We will get answers one way or the other.
Mr. Mueller is an honest man who understands that congressional subpoenas are not optional.
Attorney General Barr led a campaign of misinformation and deceived the American people about what was in the report. The president chimed in by repeatedly saying 'no collusion,' which is not what the report says.
With respect to impeachment, all options are on the table and nothing should be ruled out.
The President acted again and again - perhaps criminally - to protect himself from federal law enforcement. Don McGahn personally witnessed the most egregious of these acts. President Trump knows this. He clearly does not want the American people to hear firsthand about his alleged misconduct.
This was a very grave and momentous step that we were forced to take today to move a contempt citation against the attorney general of the United States. We did not relish doing this. But we had no choice.
The challenge we face is that the president of the United States wants desperately to prevent Congress, a co-equal branch of government, from providing any check whatsoever on even his most reckless decisions, the very system of government in the United States, the system of limited power, the system of not having a president as a dictator is very much at stake.
That's an affair entirely for Congress ... administration witnesses have to come in and be examined as the committee sees fit.
We've been very clear. Barr has to come. He has to testify. It's none of the business of a witness to try to dictate to a congressional committee what our procedures for questioning him are, he is supposed to show up on Thursday and we will take whatever action we have to take if he doesn't.
Obstruction of justice, if proven, would be impeachable.
My committee needs and is entitled to the full version of the report and the underlying evidence consistent with past practice. The redactions appear to be significant. We have so far seen none of the actual evidence that the Special Counsel developed to make this case.
The attorney general appears to be waging a media campaign on behalf of President Trump, the very subject of the investigation at the heart of the Mueller report, rather than letting the facts of the report speak for themselves, the attorney general has taken unprecedented steps to spin Muellers nearly two-year investigation.
We are entitled to that information and we need that information.
If the department still refuses, then it should be up to a judge - not the president or his political appointee - to decide whether it is appropriate for the committee to review the complete record.
We do not now have the evidence all sorted out.
This investigation goes far beyond collusion.
We are going to initiate investigations into abuses of power, into corruption ... and into obstruction of justice, it's our job to protect the rule of law.
It's very clear that the president obstructed justice.
Before you impeach somebody, you have to persuade the American public that it ought to happen.
A great nation cannot nickel-and-dime people that have sacrificed their health on our behalf.
When career officials at the department recommended that you take steps to mitigate your apparent conflicts of interest, ... you ignored them.
To the extent that you believe you are unable to fully respond to any specific question, we are prepared to handle your concerns on a case-by-case basis, both during and after tomorrow's hearing.
Without the threat of a subpoena, I believe it may be difficult to hold Mr. Whitaker to this standard.
Directing a subordinate to lie to Congress is a federal crime.
Why do I expect this ? Because Jerrold Nadler's been lying to The American people and Jerrold Nadler spokespeople continue lying to The American people.
They would be impeachable offenses. Whether they're important enough to justify an impeachment is a different question.
Donald Trump's going to learn that Donald Trump's not above the law.
I will ask the Justice Department to investigate the source of this disclosure, which never should have happened, and hold the perpetrator accountable.
Found on Reuters 5 years ago
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