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House Judiciary Committee Releases Articles of Impeachment

By: Politicized News

· Domestic Policy

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary Jerry Nadler (D-NY) submitted to the Judiciary Committee a draft resolution of articles to impeach President Donalt Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. Here’s a summary on what the Committee will be reviewing.

The Resolution to Impeach President Trump is nine pages long. There are two Articles of high crimes and misdemeanors alleged against the President: (1) Abuse of Power in the alleged solicitation “of a foreign government, Ukraine, in the 2020 United States Presidential election” to disrupt the campaign and reputation of former Vice President Joe Biden, ignoring and injuring “the interests of the Nation”; and (2) Obstruction of Congress in the alleged “unprecedented, categorical, and indiscriminate defiance of subpoenas issued by the House of Representatives to its ‘sole Power of Impeachment’ … by withholding the production of documents sought” by numerous House Committees and by “directing current and former Executive Branch officials not to cooperate with” numerous House Committees.
On page 8, the draft resolution goes to say that in “the history of the Republic, no President has ever ordered the complete defiance of an impeachment inquiry or sought to obstruct or impede so comprehensively the ability of the House of Representatives to” fulfill its duty under Article 1§2 of the Constitution, namely, that “the House of Representatives shall … have the sole Power of Impeachment.”
The Committee will review and vote upon the articles, and if the majority of the Committee adopts the articles, then the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives as a whole will vote to adopt, amend, or deny the Articles of Impeachment. If the House adopts with or without amendment the Articles, then the House will vote as a whole on whether or not to impeach President Trump. If the House votes to impeach, then the trial of President Trump will begin in the Republican-controlled Senate.

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