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Forget what they say House Democrats are readying for impeachment
washingtonpost ^ | December 21 2017 | Paul Kane

Posted on 12/22/2017 6:23:18 PM PST by MarvinStinson

Selection of Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) as the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee was the clearest sign yet of how seriously House Democrats consider the possibility of a full-blown constitutional showdown with Trump.

Nadler anchored his candidacy for his new position, vacated with the resignation of Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), on the 13 years he has spent as chairman or ranking Democrat on the panel’s Constitution subcommittee and, more recently, its courts subcommittee.

He also politely reminded Democrats in recent days of his efforts, beginning in the mid-1980s, to impede Trump’s efforts to develop portions of New York’s Upper West Side.

“There is nobody better prepared, if the president messes around with the Constitution, than Jerry Nadler,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said.

Nadler had the backing of most of New York’s 18 Democratic lawmakers, as well as many members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

After a failed 1985 mayoral bid, Nadler won his House seat in 1992 and became a force on the Judiciary Committee, particularly as a top defender in 1998 of President Bill Clinton during his impeachment hearings.

“History and the precedents alike show that impeachment is not a punishment for crimes but a means to protect our constitutional system,” he said then in his opening statement during the committee’s proceedings. “And it was certainly not meant to be a means to punish a president for personal wrongdoing not related to his office.”

Nadler refused to attend Trump’s inauguration, saying Trump’s actions inflaming racial tensions made him “not legitimate” as president.

By May, after the firing of James B. Comey as FBI director, Nadler told CNN that there might be a “very strong case” for obstruction-of-justice charges against Trump.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 115th; 2018issues; dopeydems; impeaxhment; nadler; tds
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1 posted on 12/22/2017 6:23:18 PM PST by MarvinStinson
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To: MarvinStinson

pffft!


2 posted on 12/22/2017 6:26:02 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: MarvinStinson

Remove my president at your peril.


3 posted on 12/22/2017 6:27:26 PM PST by chris37 (Take a week off racist >;-)
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To: MarvinStinson
“There is nobody better prepared, if the president messes around with the Constitution,
than Jerry Nadler,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said.


4 posted on 12/22/2017 6:30:17 PM PST by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkey)
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To: MarvinStinson

If the dems regain the house majority at any point in Trump’s tenure, they will, without question or evidence, vote and approve articles of impeachment. You can take this to the bank.


5 posted on 12/22/2017 6:30:57 PM PST by umgud
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To: MarvinStinson

“not legitimate” as president.
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Pretty funny coming from a supporter of the Kenyanesian Usurpation.


6 posted on 12/22/2017 6:32:02 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents-Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: MarvinStinson

Good, keeps them busy with something while we MAGA.


7 posted on 12/22/2017 6:32:08 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: chris37

Trump has a great week so Amanpour brings on known Trump hater Tony Schwartz (co-author of Trump: The Art of the Deal), to discuss the Tax Bill! Schwartz is such an expert on tax matters, in Amanpour’s mind!

this is getting airplay in Australia on fully taxpayer-funded ABC (which receives more than a billion Australian dollars a year), and is no doubt being played elsewhere in the world!

Schwartz says Tax Bill is an assault on democracy etc.

Schwartz says Trump won’t last through 2018, thought he’d be out sooner. Mueller will indict President, at minimum on obstruction of justice...but the array of charges will be enormous. hoping a catastrophe doesn’t happen before Trump’s presidency ends.

VIDEO: 10mins03secs: 21 Dec: CNN: Amanpour: Trump’s ghostwriter: He’s never brooked dissent
Hearing Vice President Pence and Republicans heap praise on President Trump yesterday “makes me want to vomit,” says Tony Schwartz.
http://edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/12/21/intv-amanpour-tony-schwartz.cnn/video/playlists/amanpour/


8 posted on 12/22/2017 6:32:27 PM PST by MAGAthon
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To: MarvinStinson

They will be exposed as bitter vindictive losers.

The voters will be reminded that an election is the way to deal with a politician you don’t like.

As usual, the haters resort to the swamp to get what they could not at the polls.


9 posted on 12/22/2017 6:33:06 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: BenLurkin

Exactly. This just encourages the Nervous Nellies and other assorted wimps here.


10 posted on 12/22/2017 6:33:53 PM PST by Ken H (Best election ever!)
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To: BenLurkin

Jerrold Nadler

11 posted on 12/22/2017 6:35:39 PM PST by MarvinStinson
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To: MarvinStinson

This is SO preposterous. Obama and Clinton conspired to steal the election, committed actual election crimes, weaponized the FBI, COA, and NSA; and when that didn’t work, have used the same dirty tricks to prevent Trump from having a legitimate presidency. Obama was essentially running drugs into the US via hezbollah to preserve his horrendous Iran deal.


12 posted on 12/22/2017 6:35:56 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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“...if the President messes with the Constitution...?

Is he talking about the constitution they made up as they went along?

IMHO


13 posted on 12/22/2017 6:36:23 PM PST by ripley (ose who dis)
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To: MarvinStinson

Impeachment will end the democrat party.


14 posted on 12/22/2017 6:38:25 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The Kenyanesian Usurper was also running guns to jihadis and Mexican cartels.
With Republican support, McCain, Graham, Rubio.


15 posted on 12/22/2017 6:39:30 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents-Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Slyfox

Duct tape over Jabba the Nadler mouth should have happened years ago.


16 posted on 12/22/2017 6:41:23 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: MarvinStinson

I have no doubt that if they get the house in 18 they will make a serious effort to impeach. Where it would go in the Senate is an entirely different scenario. And the crapstorm it would unleash could be a real wild card. I for one am not going to stand by idly while the commies try to engineer a coup.


17 posted on 12/22/2017 6:41:26 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60's....You weren't really there)
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To: MarvinStinson

The Washington Post Nazi traitors should worry more about getting dragged into the street and hanged from a lamppost.


18 posted on 12/22/2017 6:41:43 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Slyfox

Iran “lover” Jerry Nadler supported Obama’s Iran deal.


19 posted on 12/22/2017 6:42:02 PM PST by MarvinStinson
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To: BenLurkin

Even worse than ideology, Trump is rocking the boat of the political status quo. That will unify the swamp dwellers like nothing else
He’s like the sheriff that cleans up.the town then they want to get rid of.


20 posted on 12/22/2017 6:42:08 PM PST by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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