Nancy Pelosi walked off the political cliff today and formally announced an impeachment inquiry into Presidential Trump.
The politics are very bad for the Democrats and they will only get worse. With an election in a little more than a year, why not let the voters decide?
And we ultimately will because the Democrats do not have the votes to impeach in the Senate.
If you think 20 GOP Senators, many up for reelection in deep-red states, will vote to impeach you are dreaming.
Pelosi didn’t even make her caucus take a formal vote to open the impeachment inquiry – she doesn’t have to, but it happened in the Nixon and Clinton impeachments.
Basically, Pelosi is trying to have it both ways – she is shielding her moderates from a vote that will come back to haunt them while launching formal impeachment. Unless she is just doing this to embarrass Trump and has no intention to actually hold a vote, her moderate members will be forced to walk the plank and vote to impeach.
Congress is full of cowards who think about their careers first, so Pelosi may face a revolt before this over.
From The Federalist:
The anonymous person who filed a formal, uncorroborated complaint against President Donald Trump for allegedly asking a foreign leader to investigate corruption related to Joe Biden now has a legal team that includes a Democratic operative who worked for Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.).
Andrew Bakaj, now a managing partner at the Compass Rose Legal Group, interned for Schumer in the spring of 2001 and for Clinton in the fall of the same year, according to Bakaj’s LinkedIn page.
More recently, Bakaj has worked as an official in the CIA and Pentagon and specializes in whistleblower and security clearances in his legal practice.
Bakaj’s anonymous client has filed complaint based on rumors accusing Trump of requesting that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky investigate 2020 Democratic frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, for their business dealings with a Ukrainian energy company.
The intelligence inspector general decided the complaint is “credible” and “urgent,” but officials at the Department of National Intelligence say otherwise due to the lack of evidence undergirding the complaint and have refused to release it to Congress. The anonymous whistleblower has also admitted to not having firsthand knowledge of the conversations between the president and Zelensky.
Regardless, House Democrats again demanded Trump’s impeachment Tuesday following the claims despite not reviewing the complaint or the transcripts of the conversation between the two world leaders.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has been hesitant to join calls for impeachment, announced a formal impeachment inquiry into the president Tuesday evening.
President Trump announced Tuesday afternoon that he has authorized the release of unredacted transcripts between himself and Zelensky.