If there is on thing that has been certain during this tumultuous impeachment fiasco, it is that the Democrats certainly have no idea what they are doing.
That’s not a dig at the party itself, but simply an observation regarding the haphazard and slapdash way in which this entire process has proceeded. The rule in the House hearings were all over the map with some witnesses appearing only behind closed doors, while others appeared only publicly. Others were saddled with two appearances, one on each side of the publicity spectrum.
Furthermore, now that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has refused to expediently hand over the articles of impeachment voted on days ago, there are even rumors that more articles could soon be tacked on.
The House Judiciary Committee told a federal appeals court Monday that it still wants former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify as it could potentially lead to the introduction of “additional articles of impeachment” against President Donald Trump over his contacts with Ukraine.
In a brief submitted to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the panel’s counsel Doug Letter argued its subpoena of McGahn, who departed the White House last year, is not moot despite the House’s approval of two impeachment articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — in a partisan vote on Wednesday evening.
The verbiage was quite clear on this.
“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 reads.
The left and right sides of the aisle are at odds currently, with the GOP-controlled Senate pushing for a swift trial that could include zero additional witnesses, while the Democrats are looking for at least four White House advisers to appear before the higher chamber.
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