Published: Thu, June 06, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Even as Democratic voters want impeachment, the House dawdles

Even as Democratic voters want impeachment, the House dawdles

"This is an important way of doing it", Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), a Judiciary Committee member who chairs House Democrats' messaging arm, said after a leadership meeting on Monday. This time, it's California Congressman Adam Schiff.

"We're not there yet", Schiff said on ABC's "This Week".

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday noted a common misconception that the impeachment of a president means immediate removal from office, as she continued to call for a deliberate approach in building a case against President Trump.

Former Trump Campaign Manager, Corey Lewandowski on Monday praised Pelosi's patience and explained why she is the glue of the fractured Democratic Party. "For once, he needs to make it clear that President Trump obstructed justice". "What you've seen the speaker and I try to do and, and other leaders as well, is trying to do this in a very orderly, considered, thoughtful fashion, to ascertain the facts and take whatever action those facts dictate".

"I thank her for that show of good faith", he said. Did you ever get that feeling or are you just in the bubble here?

"We've had members working with people across the aisle on ideas and amendments", Kotek said. Blitzer asked the chair of the House Judiciary Committee.

Schiff still wants Mueller to testify, saying he has a "final duty" to appear before Congress, even though the special counsel indicated in a rare public statement last week he would prefer to simply have the report speak for itself.

"Tim Ryan is grasping at straws in hopes of breaking through the 2020 field", said RNC Regional Communications Director Mandi Merritt.

Nevertheless, Hoyer said Democrats will act "within the context of our Constitution", but indicated it is premature to declare whether Mueller's testimony is a deciding factor in impeachment.

The Justice Department told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that it is willing to negotiate the release of materials from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation - if the committee chairman will back off from holding the attorney general in contempt.

Mueller's report detailed how Russians created so-called troll farms to spread divisive messages and sow distrust in candidates and the US political system, steered Americans to pro-Trump rallies that they organised, hacked Democratic Party computer networks and travelled the country to collect intelligence. "Why make Trump a hero by saying, "They couldn't impeach me"?"

Doyle told Pittsburgh's public radio station recently that he supports congressional oversight efforts of the Trump administration, and suggested impeachment could be a next step, though he stopped short of joining those calling for those proceedings to begin.

Trump says the case is closed on the Russian Federation matter, tweeting Sunday, "NO COLLUSION, NO OBSTRUCTION, NO NOTHING".

While measured and careful as always, Mueller's words still packed a big punch, leaving no doubt to anyone who watched live or listened to the sound-bites that dominated the news that the repeated mantra of President Trump that the report concluded, "No Collusion No Obstruction" is a blatant falsehood. In his statement last week, Robert Mueller signaled he does not want to testify but House Democrats are still attempting to get him on Capitol Hill.

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