On The Way To Formalizing Impeachment Inquiry
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The House will vote this week, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, on affirming the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine, as Democrats move forward with a formal vote after initially resisting, in the video of Oct. 28, 2019, “House to vote on impeachment inquiry procedures“, below:
House Democrats are holding a formal vote on impeachment, to establish the next phase of the impeachment proceedings, including both closed-door depositions as well as public hearings. The rules will also allow for staff aides of the House Intelligence Committee to question witnesses directly during public hearings. Excerpt from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s letter on impeachment resolution, below, in italics:
“…we will bring a resolution to the Floor that affirms the ongoing, existing investigation that is currently being conducted by our committees as part of this impeachment inquiry…”
Republicans want House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to have members of Congress to stand up and announce their vote on the impeachment resolution on Thursday, rather than taking a normal electronic vote.
CNN’s Manu Raju spoke with Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) and tried to get the lawmaker to answer a question about President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president, in the video “GOP lawmaker refuses to answer simple Trump question“, below:
As President Trump takes a victory lap following a U.S. raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, House Democrats will vote on a resolution to formalize the impeachment inquiry. While Democrats maintain that the resolution is not necessary to conduct impeachment hearings, it will undercut the GOP’s argument that the inquiry is illegitimate without approval of the full House. The vote will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in the video “As Trump Takes Victory Lap, Dems To Vote To Move Forward With Impeachment- The Day That Was, MSNBC“, below:
While Democrats maintain that the resolution is not necessary to conduct impeachment proceedings under the law, it will undercut the White House, which has long argued that that the inquiry is illegitimate without the approval of the full House. That resolution will be introduced on Tuesday, with a vote by the full House on Thursday, in the video “House To Vote Thursday On Formalizing Impeachment Inquiry, Hardball, MSNBC“, below:
Senator Republicans react to the scheduled House vote on impeachment, in the video “McConnell: Impeachment is what the House decides it is at any given moment“, below:
As witness testimonies continue to roll in, House Democrats are mapping out a way to move forward on impeachment. Former Ambassador Michael McFaul, New York Times Correspondent Charlie Savage, and former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner join Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi to break down what we can expect from Congress throughout the week, in the video “House Democrats Map Out Way To Move Forward On Impeachment, Velshi & Ruhle, MSNBC“, below:
So far, these are the evidences against the president, below:
- Mike McKinley, the former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, testified that the Trump administration moved Ukraine policy away from career diplomats.
- Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense, testified about withholding military aid to Ukraine.
- Bill Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, testified there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine.
- Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s acting White House chief of staff, admits to ‘quid prop quo’ with Ukraine.
- Alexander Vindman, top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, listened in on the call and reported concerns to the National Security Council’s lead counsel.
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