House Democrats are going all in with their last ditch effort to take down an innocent president – a moment that will be forever remembered as the largest political coup in U.S. history – as they are expected to introduce not one, but at least two separate articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday.
With Democratic candidates falling left and right the struggling left wing of the government will attempt to salvage any hope of a 2020 victory by introducing articles of impeachment that will focus on obstruction of Congress and abuse of power.
However, in their haste to get rush the decision, all details are not yet settled and a markup session by the Judiciary Committee to prepare the articles would come either Wednesday or Thursday.
The planned charges offer a departure from their original claim that the president need be impeached due to an act “bribery,” where Democrats insisted that President Trump has essentially bribed Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his corrupt relations with Ukraine.
It quickly emerged that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had conducted focus groups to determine that Democrats should use the term “bribery” purely for political benefit, even as legal experts disputed whether Trump had bribed anyone.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi convened the House chairmen leading the impeachment inquiry in her office on Monday after a daylong Judiciary Committee hearing that laid out the case against Trump as Democrats ‘warned’ of the supposed risk his actions toward Ukraine have posed to U.S. elections and national security.
The chairmen left the meeting late Monday at the Capitol with some saying an announcement would come in the morning.
“I think there’s a lot of agreement,” Rep. Eliot Engel, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, told reporters. “You’ll hear about some of it tomorrow.”
“A lot of us believe that what happened with Ukraine especially is not something we can just close our eyes to,” Engel said.
“’This is not a happy day. I don’t get any glee at this, but I think we’re doing what we have to do. We’re doing what the Constitution mandates that we do,” the Democrat said lying through his teeth.
Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said Democrats are racing to jam impeachment through on a “clock and a calendar” ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
“They can’t get over the fact that Donald Trump is the president of the United States, and they don’t have a candidate that can beat him,” Collins said.
Collins also accused Democrats of engaging in a “smear” campaign against lawmakers by disclosing phone records.
Republicans also revived criticism of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s decision to unnecessarily expose phone records of members of Congress. The inquiry showed that Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was in frequent contact with California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee.
As the House pushes ahead toward votes, Giuliani said Monday he’ll soon be releasing findings from his own recent visit to Ukraine, an act that should bring about some interesting controversy as it could turn up the pressure on certain crooked Democrats.