House Democrats are meeting at 5 PM to discuss impeaching Trump and the path going forward.
House Democrats Will Be Discussing Impeachment At 5 PM
Speaker Pelosi wrote in her letter to her caucus provided to PoliticusUSA:
While our views range from proceeding to investigate the findings of the Mueller report or proceeding directly to impeachment, we all firmly agree that we should proceed down a path of finding the truth. It is also important to know that the facts regarding holding the President accountable can be gained outside of impeachment hearings. As we proceed to uncover the truth and present additional needed reforms to protect our democracy, we must show the American people we are proceeding free from passion or prejudice, strictly on the presentation of fact.
Because we still have not seen the full Mueller Report, I have enclosed the bicameral letter Democratic leaders sent rejecting Attorney General Barr’s effort to provide the remainder of the report to only a few Members of Congress, and only in a classified setting. We insist on the public’s right to know, so that the American people can learn the truth and Congress can make our decision on how to proceed.
Whether currently indictable or not, it is clear that the President has, at a minimum, engaged in highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior which does not bring honor to the office he holds. It is also clear that the Congressional Republicans have an unlimited appetite for such low standards. The GOP should be ashamed of what the Mueller report has revealed, instead of giving the President their blessings.
Today, at 5:00 pm ET, we will have a conference call for our Chairs to report on the status of their review of the redacted Mueller report, their request for the full report and underlying exhibits, and discuss what comes next.
Pelosi Wouldn’t Say That Trump Can’t Be Indicted
Speaker Pelosi made it clear that she is leaving all doors open, including the possibility that Donald Trump could be indicted.
The conference call among the House Democrats is about charting a course to navigate the path forward. In a general sense, the Democratic majority appears to understand that what Trump has done is impeachable. The question is how do Democrats move forward to gather all the facts and conduct a proper investigation to determine the action that will be taken in response to Mueller’s findings.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association