House Lawyers: Trump ‘Obstructing Own Impeachment’

House lawyers said in a filing Wednesday that President Donald Trump is currently acting “above the law” in his attempts to “obstruct his own impeachment” by barring witnesses from testifying before various committees.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1256366

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He wants to rule as a king?

The Constitution does not prescribe any specific procedures or requirements for removal of a regent. Whatever works.

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The benefit of the formal impeachment inquiry is that the courts will now expedite these cases. We can hope for a flood of decisions rebuking the administration’s arguments that Trump is above the law and holding that the claimed broad and absolute executive privilege does not exist.

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Odd reporting, the cited Politico article does not say which court the filing was with, nor does TPM.

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For a flood of rebukes to occur there would need to have been a flood of Dem suits filed preceding the rebukes, which there aren’t.

When the House gets to the real inner circle, we’ll be talking about omerta as much as obstruction.

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Where was this filed?

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That assumes our increasingly partisan ‘right’ leaning judiciary will play by the rules. A shaky assumption at best (Here’s looking at you Roberts, our wannabe Roger B Taney Chief ‘Justice’)

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Now that testimony is needed in an impeachment proceeding, lawyers for the House need to seek expedited rulings. It is unconscionable for these cases to take so long.

Justice delayed is justice denied.

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U. S. District Court, District of Columbia.

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.

 

@michaelryerson

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It’s ironic that the president is both obstructing and aiding the impeachment inquiry.

He really is that oblivious.

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House lawyers said in a filing Wednesday that President Donald Trump is currently acting “above the law” in his attempts to “obstruct his own impeachment” by barring witnesses from testifying before various committees.

“If they will not sit, you must acquit!”

Actually, this indicates that House lawyers are looking at a longer game than that.

Ultimately, if the President refuses to comply with Congress on an impeachment investigation, that IS grounds of impeachment itself…Obstruction of Justice.

Its kind of an important detail, because it gets the Courts off the hooks of a potential Constitutional Crisis when they order the WH to comply with subpoenas, but the WH still refuses.

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As I postulated somewhere yesterday, dragging out impeachment until say…the middle of March…is actually a pretty wise strategic decision by the House. Because by then, most states will have closed their filings for primary challenges. And once some R Senators know they are safe from being primaried by Trump wannabes in their states, they will become more open to removing him from overshadowing their general election campaigns.

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There is no rule that gives extra weight to cases involving impeachment inquiries.
The courts can expedite or not, as they see fit under the law.

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Thanks.

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Yes. The real penalty we all pay, is that the public won’t remember the court rulings AGAINST enough to pair them with the action that occurred long months ago. But it was always going to be that way, and that is the penalty of an ill-informed or almost uninformed populace.

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you left out mal-informed populace. thanks, Fox.

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Good point, and sadly, Moscow Mitch will only get a sack of coal for Christmas rather than a quickie Senate sham-trial.

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