The Democrats will apparently never stop their hatred for President Trump.
First Russia, then Ukraine, then impeachment….and now?
Maybe MORE impeachment!
This all despite the fact that Nancy Pelosi has still never sent the first impeachment to the Senate.
Take a look:
Bloomberg has also reported on the story:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, in Senate floor speeches Friday, gave no indication of progress in resolving the standoff over how to conduct the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Congress returns to Washington next week, and the Democratic-controlled House hasn’t sent the Senate the two impeachment articles adopted in December.
More Trump Charges Possible, Lawyer Says (2:07 p.m.)
A lawyer for House Democrats told an appeals court Friday the chamber still needs to see some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s secret grand jury materials, even though the House impeached Trump based on events arising after the Russia probe ended.
Attorney Douglas Letter said the information on Mueller’s investigation is still relevant and may yet lead House Democrats to consider additional articles of impeachment. “That is on the table, there is no doubt,” he said.
Justice Department lawyers want the three-judge panel to overturn an October trial court ruling that granted the Judiciary Committee’s request for access. The Trump administration contends House Democrats failed to show a “particularized need” for the information, which includes redacted passages and related transcripts.
Justice Department lawyer Mark Freeman told the court that lawmakers’ need to see the Mueller material has lessened since the judge’s ruling in October because the House impeached Trump over separate conduct related to Ukraine.
“The House has adopted two articles of impeachment that don’t have anything to do with this case,” he said.
Grand jury materials are typically kept secret to protect innocent parties and ongoing investigations.
“There’s no case that comes anywhere close” to saying Congress can’t go to court to enforce its investigatory powers related to impeachment, Letter told Judge Neomi Rao, a Trump nominee. Letter said the Justice Department’s opposition to the material’s release was “astonishing.”
Also hearing the case were judges Thomas Griffith, an appointee of President George W. Bush, and Judith Wilson Rogers, a Bill Clinton nominee.
Schumer suggested that Republicans and Democrats haven’t made progress on negotiating procedures for Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.
“It may feel like we are no closer to establishing the rules for a Senate trial than when we last met, but the vital question of whether or not we have a fair trial ultimately rests with a majority of senators in this chamber,” Schumer said on the Senate floor.
Separately, McConnell defended his decision to coordinate with the White House on the impeachment trial and criticized Schumer for consulting with House leaders who will be prosecuting the case.
It’s “obviously a nonstarter” that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would have any influence over the Senate trial process, McConnell said.
Senators are not like jurors in a normal court trial, the majority leader said.
“Impeachment is not a narrow legal question, but a deeply political one as well,” McConnell said. “This is a political body -- we do not stand apart from the issues of the day.”
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