House Democrats have infuriated Republicans with the suggestion that they might pursue new impeachment articles against President Donald Trump.
Democrats raised the possibility during a court fight over their effort to compel the testimony of former White House Counsel Don McGahn.
From Fox News:
Democrats originally sought McGahn’s testimony in connection with his claims to then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team that Trump wanted him to have Mueller fired. Trump’s critics claimed this request constituted obstruction of justice.
While the Mueller probe never factored into the impeachment articles that were adopted, House Democrats’ counsel Douglas Letter argued that McGahn’s testimony is still vital — and could even be relevant to “consideration of whether to recommend additional articles of impeachment” against Trump.
“If McGahn’s testimony produces new evidence supporting the conclusion that President Trump committed impeachable offenses that are not covered by the Articles approved by the House, the Committee will proceed accordingly—including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new articles of impeachment,” the brief stated, noting that they still have “ongoing impeachment investigations.”
In other words, why they subpoenaed him is moot to begin with but they just want to go on another fishing expedition in the hope they can find something. Not to mention executive privilege and attorney-client privilege.
But once again, Democrats are suggesting that fighting their witch hunt in court is somehow obstruction, a ridiculous claim that denies the president his basic rights.
Democrats also suggested that they might include or pursue new impeachment action if they are able to get the secret grand jury material from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation through court action.
The suggestion that they might pursue new impeachment actions angered Republicans who already were calling Democrats out for manipulating the process by sitting on the articles of impeachment and not passing them on to the Senate.
From Fox News:
“Democrats are treating impeachment as an open bar tab,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., tweeted Monday afternoon. “Time to cut them off, take their car keys away (put GOP in control of the House), and end this insanity.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., who sits on the House Judiciary Committee that filed the briefs, reacted by saying, “You’ve got to be kidding.”
He added: “It’s gone from the Kangaroo Court Impeachment… …to the Keystone Cops Impeachment(s).. Will Pelosi send the Articles from the last Impeachment before drafting the next ones?!”
Democrats are treating impeachment as an open bar tab.
Time to cut them off, take their car keys away (put GOP in control of the House), and end this insanity.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 23, 2019
You’ve got to be kidding. They may impeach Trump again?!
It’s gone from the Kangaroo Court Impeachment…
…to the Keystone Cops Impeachment(s)..
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) December 23, 2019
Democrats are literally abusing their power to interfere in the election, right in front of the whole country and they’re just going to keep doing it until they are removed from power.