Pelosi Tells Dems She Wants to See Trump ‘In Prison’

Pelosi Tells Dems She Wants to See Trump ‘In Prison’

Asked whether she is being influenced by any of the 23 Democratic presidential candidates or Democratic voters who want impeachment, Pelosi pointed back at "six great committees" now "following the facts".

Other Democrats reportedly told Politico that Pelosi's comment about Trump going to prison is consistent with her belief that the president is unfit for office and should be the subject of an intervention by family and staff. Pelosi has also said that Trump is "not worth" an impeachment proceeding. Fifty-nine Democrats have now publicly stated they want the House to begin an impeachment inquiry, and many of Nadler's committee members are the most vocal proponents. "Right now, we have to get the facts out, we have to educate the American people, because after all, the American people have been lied to consistently by the President, by the attorney general, who have misrepresented what was in the Mueller report". Pelosi is resisting for a number of reasons. It has resulted in removal only a handful of times throughout U.S. history, such as when some federal judges were ousted from office. As it spreads, the window for launching any impeachment proceedings shrinks, making the prospect of doing so beyond December unappetizing for wide swaths of Democrats.

Other Democrats, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have acknowledged the unlikelihood that Trump would be removed from office after an impeachment. "We must have those contempt citations because we have to arm ourselves because. the White House is really saying we're not going to recognize Congress' right to oversight".

"Whatever we do needs to be done in 2019".

"So, why should we get out in front of this process?"

The hearings come after Mueller, in his first public statement about his Russian Federation probe, explained that his team of investigators did not explicitly exonerate Mr. Trump, and instead offered reasoning why his office never considered indicting him for obstruction of justice. There's a widespread feeling that the House would have to launch any impeachment proceedings this summer or fall, or it will be too late.

"I don't want to see him impeached".

The letter sent Tuesday calls for Pelosi to exercise "bold, moral leadership" and says that "instead of using your power, you are giving us political excuses for why you shouldn't".

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"I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison", Pelosi said, according to Politico which cited multiple Democratic sources familiar with the meeting. And while that may take more time than some people want it to take, I respect their impatience.

The Judiciary Committee has already voted along party lines to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt over gaining access to the full report and its underlying materials, and the full House is slated to vote on that next Tuesday.

However, administration officials have also sought to reassure members of Congress, and the public, that they are not rushing to war with the Islamic republic. "What it is though, is about taking it one step at a time".

In an interview Sunday on CNN, when asked if he thinks impeachment is inevitable, Clyburn answered: "That's exactly what I feel". So they included impeachment as a key part of the Constitution. The calculus starts with the calendar but also moves quickly into the politics.

Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. She and some other top Democrats worry that pursuing impeachment would swamp their legislative agenda and embolden the Republican base, possibly costing them the House next year and ensuring Trump's reelection.

Lawmakers could also include legislation related to the weapons sale in a must-pass bill such as the annual National Defence Authorization Act, a massive defence policy measure now making its way through Congress.

Casey said last month that he wouldn't take a position on impeachment because the Senate would be tasked with weighing evidence if the House does bring impeachment charges. "What's the teeth to an impeachment where the Senate acquits?"

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