From the moment that Donald Trump was sworn into office, and perhaps even before, there were liberal pundits calling for his removal from office.
It was an absurd attempt at character assassination that signaled to the radical left that “the resistance” was on. Since that time, our nation has been inundated with progressive pushback and congressional stagnation, as the democratic party eschews their governing duties in order to work wholly on delegitimizing the President.
Many believed that they have found their golden egg-laying goose in Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who would surely dig up enough dirt to impeach Trump on the grounds that he “colluded” with the Russian government during the 2016 election. When Mueller returned a report suggesting no additional charges, including not a single charge for the President, the left insisted that there was still more work to be done, and that they would be aiming their efforts toward impeachment.
Legal observers have now discovered something disturbing – namely that the left was ready to work toward Russian-based impeachment before they ever got hold of the Mueller report.
Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee suggested in a court filing Monday that they have been carrying out an impeachment investigation of President Trump since before Robert Mueller’s report was even submitted, which appears to contradict previous statements by committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Nadler first claimed earlier this month that “formal impeachment proceedings” were underway when he filed a petition to get secret grand jury information from the Mueller report. But Monday’s filing in a separate case looking to compel testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn suggested that it had already started on March 4 — weeks before Mueller sent his report to Attorney General Bill Barr on March 22.
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Nadler has remained mum in the wake of the allegations.
Nadler’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News questions about when formal proceedings began, or if they are taking place at all.
The pushback from House republicans has been swift and fierce.
House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., wrote Monday in a letter to Nadler obtained by Fox News that no such formal proceedings could be taking place, and that Nadler is running afoul of the Rules of the House. According to the letter, Nadler is already preparing for gaining access to the grand jury material by saying that only members of his committee and the House Intelligence Committee could view it. Collins insists that this goes against protocol.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has long intimated her belief that failed impeachment of the President is likely to bolster his chances of reelection in 2020, as it would give the impression that the democrats have been working in vain instead of operating in the best interest of the American people.
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