Less than 24 hours after her 'victorious' impeachment of only the 3rd president in the nation's history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is done talking about it.
During her weekly press conference this morning, as The Daily Caller so eloquently noted, Pelosi went full 'Ferris Bueller' when the media refused to ask her any questions other than about the impeachment process...
“Anybody want to talk about the Mexico trade agreement? Anybody care about that?” she posed.
“Jobs for the American people? Progress in addressing globalism and the issues?”
“Anybody want to talk about the salt tax we’re passing today?” Pelosi continued.
“Important issues that relate to the economic vitality of our community?"
"Any other questions? Because I’m not going to answer anymore questions on this.”
“I’m not going to go there anymore.”
Finally, we wonder why she did not use her now-infamous death-stare to silence the frightfully deplorable press corps - just as she did last night with cheering Democrats...
Lawyers close to President Donald Trump are exploring whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to temporarily withhold articles of impeachment from the Senate could mean that the president hasn’t actually been impeached.
The case is a rhetorical one following Wednesday night’s vote to impeach the president on two articles. The U.S. Constitution grants the House of Representatives full authority over impeachment. But the argument is part of an effort by the White House and Senate Republicans to maximize their leverage as lawmakers debate when and how to conduct a trial on charges that the president abused his power to solicit an investigation into political rival Joe Biden, and obstructed the congressional investigation into the matter.
The White House legal theory, according to a person familiar with the legal review, is that if Trump has been officially impeached, the Senate should already have jurisdiction. Backers of the theory would argue that the clause of the U.S. Constitution that gives the Senate “the sole Power to try all Impeachments” indicates that the impeachment isn’t formalized until the House reported the charges to the upper chamber.
The Constitution doesn’t specify how quickly the articles must be sent to the Senate, according to a Bloomberg Opinion column by Noah Feldman, a law professor at Harvard University. “An indefinite delay would pose a serious problem,” he wrote.
“The House must actually send the articles and send managers to the Senate to prosecute the impeachment,” he said in the column. “And the Senate must actually hold a trial.”
Laurence Tribe, a constitutional law professor at Harvard, tweeted that Senate rules requiring the House to immediately present articles of impeachment would also be unconstitutional.
“It’s up to the House when and how to prosecute its case in the Senate,” Tribe said.
Pelosi suggested Wednesday night that she might wait to appoint “managers” who present the case for the president’s removal to the Senate until Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, commits to rules that would ensure a “fair” trial.
The gambit, which was advocated by liberals within Pelosi’s caucus, appears to be an attempt to pressure McConnell to call current and former White House officials who declined to participate in the House investigation to testify. Senate Republicans have indicated their preference is for a short trial, without witnesses, followed by a quick vote to acquit the president.
Trump on Thursday said the maneuver was evidence Pelosi was “afraid” to present the impeachment to the Republican-controlled Senate, where he is expected to be acquitted.
Pelosi feels her phony impeachment HOAX is so pathetic she is afraid to present it to the Senate, which can set a date and put this whole SCAM into default if they refuse to show up! The Do Nothings are so bad for our Country!
Pelosi said on Thursday that she didn’t “care what Republicans say” and wasn’t prepared to name impeachment managers “because we don’t know the arena that we are in.” She pointed out that under House rules adopted for consideration of the impeachment articles, she could call up a resolution naming those people at any time, with no expiration.
Says Comey Lying Over
Attempt To Distance Himself
From FBI Quagmire
Zero Hedge, 19 December, 2019 (Updates with law professor’s column starting in sixth paragraph.)
James Comey's claim that the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation was run "seven layers" below him is a total lie according to Attorney General William Barr, who said that the FBI's probe was actually handled by a "very small group of very high level officials."
To review, Comey told "Fox News Sunday" that as the director of the FBI, he was "seven layers" above the investigation, and that he left things to the career professionals when '17 serious errors' occurred which were later uncovered by the Inspector General.
Au contraire Comey
"The idea that this was seven layers below him is simply not true," Barr told Fox's Martha MacCallum in a Wednesday interview, adding "I think that one of the problems with what happened was precisely that they pulled the investigation up to the executive floors, and it was run and birddogged by a very small group of very high level officials."
According to the Inspector General's report, the FBI withheld exculpatory information on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page when submitting an application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on him.
And according to the Daily Caller, the report also noted that Comey was directly involved in plans to open operation Crossfire Hurricane after reviewing the initial FISA application on Page.