Speaker Pelosi Bamboozles Base by Announcing Enhanced Continuation of Status Quo….

Today Nancy Pelosi made an announcement with forethought, optical planning, teleprompter script, and a presentation intended to look serious.  But what she announced was simply a continuation of the status quo wrapped up in newly packaged lingo.
Pelosi stated she was herewith announcing an “official impeachment inquiry“. Everything remains ‘as is’, albeit with enhanced optics and new titles for the narrative engineers.

The Democrat stage managers forgot the trumpets…

Essentially she announced House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler will continue doing what House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler was already doing; only now House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, will start doing what he was doing with a new lingo.
There is not one thing different from today than yesterday, except the optics and new language to help the media hype something that doesn’t exist.   Speaker Pelosi did not announce her intent to hold a house vote to authorize an impeachment investigation; she didn’t even mention the word vote at all.   In essence what Speaker Pelosi has done is just satiate her base of Democrats with the fancy optics of something that doesn’t exist.
What’s the difference from Nadler’s “impeachment inquiry” yesterday, and Pelosi’s “official impeachment inquiry” today?…  Nothing.

The constitution provides for the formal process to initiate articles of impeachment for a sitting president.  The constitutional process begins with a vote in the House of Representatives to launch an impeachment investigation by House Committees.  However, Pelosi doesn’t want to hold a vote to start the process…. so she’s just modifying the language of the status quo and instead of the House voting to authorize an “impeachment investigation”, Pelosi announces an arbitrary “impeachment inquiry” by fiat.
It’s silly.
It’s the goofiest thing in modern politics.
It would be laughable if a sizable portion of the country, driven mostly by insufferable media presentations, didn’t actually believe something new just happened.
Feel free to modify the popcorn to “official popcorn”.


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353 Responses to Speaker Pelosi Bamboozles Base by Announcing Enhanced Continuation of Status Quo….

  1. 94corvette says:

    Tomorrow we see the transcript of the call. I wonder if the dems want their crow fried or roasted?

    • crazydogdog says:

      I think they prefer it deep fried!

    • Raw with feathers would be best.

    • ElGato says:

      Hope to see that they spoke directly about Biden’s corruption. How would the press spin that? More CornPop, please!

    • Tl Howard says:

      You know as well as I do that they’ll spin it into a criminal act.

    • tigsmom says:

      Served with Fava beans and a good Chianti?

    • All Too Much says:

      They’ve forfeited any right to choose.

    • Hmmm... says:

      If you have the best hand in poker it always is to your benefit to wait as long as possible before showing it. The transcript seems like an ace in the hole. It could be time to play it now but I won’t be surprised if something happens tomorrow that continues this controversy. Maybe he reversed the decision to release it or maybe it is heavily redacted. It is strange for the Dems to be playing this hand since they should know that President Trump knows his own cards as well as theirs.

    • islandpalmtrees says:

      How about a BBQ Biden instead, with some nice impeachment sauce?

    • Chilidog says:

      Neither, they’ll say it’s worse than they thought and it only raises more questions. They’ll then spend the rest of the day demanding the whistleblower report. Once they get that, they’ll say it’s worse than they thought and start demanding other documents and testimony. This is just the next phase of the coup. It won’t end until Trump is out of office.

    • stripmallgrackle says:

      Betty Crock recommends it as best served cold.

    • mtk says:

      Their media allies have already put out the conjecture that the transcript will have been doctored, or an out right fabrication if it does not deliver the goods.
      Don’t forget the old scam, uhm I mean the Mueller collision investigation was a setup from the beginning to force the adminstration to carry out some form of obstruction action
      So if we are all agreeing this time around it is the same play, from the same playbook with just a different name then the Dems and swamp have already moved onto an obstruction investigation.
      Watch Lawfare make the case that the Horowitz FISA report is just another extension of the President seeking to damage opponents for political again.
      But that is all political theater.
      Look I am extremely skeptical, that the whistleblower is about Ukraine, the President does not know who or what the whistleblower is or about. The media leaks have just setup the narrative. He is responding to them, just one missed step and the impeachment gang is going to claim the emperor is naked.
      Would not put it pass them to be playing bait and switch.
      The president presents the transcript, the whistleblower comes forward and says something total not related to Ukraine, and they all go… Orangeman is obstructing us, he gave us material not about the whisleblower, he did it with intent to obstruct.
      While at the same time having deal with that type of lunacy having to switch gears, and address something of an entirely different nature which still falls within the President’s privilege communications.

    • Republicanvet91 says:

      Well, we know Steve Cohen prefers it in a bucket with KFC on the side.

  2. Dutchman says:

    Its OFFICIAL! And in two weeks, she will announce that its “Super dooper Official!”

  3. I hate them all! All they do is waste time! They haven’t done anything for this country and I’m so sick of all of them!

    • Zy says:

      They can waste all the time they want. I don’t need new laws, regulations, taxes and fees 365/24/7. What gets me is that we get up and go to work every day to pay these oils and their subcontracted Lawfare.

    • Super Elite says:

      Pelosi’s Dems and the RINOs too are far too busy doing for themselves at your expense to do anything for America.

    • Red says:

      I want every damn Senator, Representative and EVERYONE on their respective staff’s fully and publicly investigated. I hate ALL of them!

    • stripmallgrackle says:

      Nancy’s San Fran base may be starting to feel the same way. How will her constituents take it when they realize that Madam Speaker pulled a bait-and-switch next year as she announces that it’s up to the voters to impeach?

  4. daylight58 says:

    What comes to mind is a pair of Charlton Heston’s lines from the original Planet of the Apes.
    “It’s a mad house. A MAD HOUSE!”

  5. Sporty says:

    Just a way to fend off the rabid left. Piglosi must be very vulnerable. Anyone seen Ginsberg lately? I bet that plays a part in thi too.

    • You make a very good point Sporty.
      The Democrat party is very vulnerable now.
      Pres Trump will possibly soon be able to appoint another Supreme Court Justice.
      He will be re-elected with possibly a larger number of electoral votes than before.
      In his speech to the UN today Pres Trump just put the world wide globalist cabal on notice that they are no longer in charge.
      Pelosi and the Democrats are in big, big, big trouble with just about every one who pays the bills.
      All of their money people must be pitching a huge fit right now.
      No wonder she is trying to make it look like she is going to impeach our President.
      We know it will never ever happen.
      Hold fast people, stay calm.

    • Sporty…do you think she is already in free*er….

  6. FofBW says:

    The Dems should be afraid…..very afraid.
    PT is kicking thier butt and their global masters cannot be very happy with them

    • FofBW, totally agree! I bet she changed her tune when PDJT tweeted the transcript will be released tomorrow. Piggy knows that transcript will drop egg on her pig face.
      PDJT probably “cleared” the release with important foreign allies (including Ukraine) while at the UN. Stated it was a one off.

      • “while at the U.N. “ Here is a President Trump meeting with many world leaders, making trade agreements, military alliances, economic inroads all for the betterment of all. Private conferences, one after another. Using this international magnet to take advantage of maximizing his time and availability to benefit our country. All this, while hundreds of UN ‘dignitaries’ collectively waste time whining about glaciers and polar bears, and then planning where to dine. Great contrast to ‘Peach Foaty Fi ‘ chorus on the Hill above the swamp.

  7. fanbeav says:

    Unfortunately the complicit media is not stating these facts as Sundance indicated above. Their base believes this is an official articles of impeachment without a vote. It would sure be nice if GOP would start investigating the democrats with new rules in the Senate!

  8. Since it’s not an “investigation”, why would anyone agree to be “paraded and defamed” by an “inquiry”?
    RE: Attorney Sidney Powell’s response for General Flynn.

    • Exactly. As SD stated earlier, Piggy has to get to a vote and pass to grant Congress powers.
      With the transcript being released tomorrow a vote won’t pass. Better luck next time.

      • Patience says:

        AND…. (hahahaha) Swallowell got out front and talked to Martha (fox).
        >So embarrassing
        She corrected him a couple times about what President Trump said, or did not.

  9. jnearen2013 says:

    Cold anger.

    • FrankieZee says:

      Piglosi had to do this. All the BIG MONEY DONARS in Hollyweird were calling for this. It sounds different and that is all the bi money donars wanted to hear. Piglosi can go back to drinking in peace for now.

    • free.and.true says:

      And just exactly what is it that those House panels have been doing all along? Hmm?

  10. ZYLad 249AD says:

    With the transcript of President Trump’s call to the Ukrainian PM releasing tomorrow, part of me wonders if this is Speaker Pelosi trying to divert attention. In any case, she is clearly panicking and desperately attempting to take back control of her party before the “peach mints” wing destroys the Democratic Party completely.

  11. lettruthspeak says:

    Having to watch any footage of a dumbocrapper is the equivalent of following your dog around and picking up his poop.

  12. cboldt says:

    House Practice: A Guide to the Rules, Precedents and Procedures of the House – Chapter 27. Impeachment

    Worth skimming at least to learn how formal impeachment is initiated. What Pelosi did today was “assign” the job to SIX Committees!!!
    Pelosi Remarks Announcing Impeachment Inquiry
    Therefore, today, I am announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. I am directing our six Committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry.

    • All Too Much says:

      Thanks very much for posting the House rules.
      Some very interesting information.
      Many of the issues discussed on this board, the media, and the Democrats, are addressed. Highly recommend.

  13. Mr bandwagon says:

    So who gets to investigate Biden.

  14. Johnny Boost says:

    I always loved those old Wile E Coyote cartoons. It’s fun to see them play out in real time.

  15. Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

    Second verse, same as the first!
    ? I’m Henry the eighth I am
    Henry the eighth I am, I am
    I got married to the widow next door
    She’s been married seven times before …?

  16. Zy says:

    Nanny State Pelosi is a disciple of Obamboozler.

  17. TeaForAll says:

    Time to impeach the SOH Pelosi. She is incompetent to lead the house to legislate for the American People. It is time to expose everything about THE DEEP STATE. No holding back

  18. burnett044 says:

    to translate:::
    same sh!t…different day.

  19. youme says:

    White House preparing to release whistleblower complaint to Congress
    Trump has approved releasing the document at the center of his latest standoff with lawmakers, a senior administration official said.

  20. cboldt says:

    And according to lawfare:
    On Sept. 9, Inspector General Atkinson apparently wrote a letter (which has not been made public) directly to Schiff and the Intelligence Committee’s ranking member, Devin Nunes, informing them of his determination regarding the complaint. (Notably, the inspector general appears to have written this letter to Schiff under his own general authority rather than under authority delegated by the whistleblower statute:

  21. Gunner says:

    Yeah, we get it –same crap, different tag, on a different day. Anyone with more than one brain cell can see that. Unfortunately, there’s too many living, breathing people in this country whose brain cells were totally fried on 8 Nov 2016. They have nothing left — except to burn it all down.
    Well, not sure about anyone else, but I got a bunch of fire extinguishers just rarin’ to go.

  22. linda4298 says:

    Ryan Saavedra
    BREAKING: The White House will release the *full whistleblower complaint* and accompanying IG report to Congress in addition to releasing the full unredacted transcript of the Ukraine phone call

    • cboldt says:

      ROTFL. The Witness and the Whistleblower: Some Thoughts – Lawfare

      Without getting into the question of whether Congress would ultimately prevail if it decided to lock horns with the executive branch over the production of the whistleblower’s complaint, I will say that there is little to no chance of Congress prevailing quickly in court. If this goes to litigation, it will mean a months-long stand-off. … Sound familiar? It should. This is what was on display with Lewandowski this week.

    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      Portable goalposts! Just like new and improved padded helmets!
      We must minimize injuries as we play our games!

    • We better get the name of that so called Whistleblower, that’s all I can say. No name, no whistleblower.

  23. Thanks Dummocrats for re-electing President Trump!!

  24. Nick The Deplorable says:

    I thought they were supposed to work on the budget that is due in six days after recess.

  25. Krashman Von Stinkputin says:

    Loved how she shared her fond memories of her conversations with Ben Franklin and Thomas Paine
    BTW Both apparently thought she was a hottie back then
    (It’s in the footnotes of the Federalist Papers and Common Sense if you wanna check)
    She even wore George Washington’s “Travelling Teeth” for today’s special occasion.

  26. mr.piddles says:

    “Enhanced Continuation of Status Quo”
    Sundance been bangin’ out the high-quality headlines lately. *thumbs up emoji*

    • mr.piddles says:

      Actually. Thinkin’ out loud here… this has the flavor of a Pink Floyd lyric. Definitely Roger Waters. Ok, who’s with me on this?!?

  27. DJ says:

    The left wants scorched earth, civil war. We are at a very dangerous point in history, Dim’s don’t want to fix or improve America, they want to wreck and destroy it, burn it to the ground and eliminate all the current residents

    • Justin Green says:

      They want to rape it.
      Gore and Obama both own beachfront property they acquired in part by telling others the world will flood from Global Warming.
      Obama and Hillary supplied arms to enemies of the US and had US citizens killed to hide that fact.
      Obama ran fully automatic weapons to drug cartels.
      Obama spied on American citizens illegally and had the IRS, SEC, DOJ, and other federal agencies attack political enemies of the Democrats.
      All to protect graft like we all KNOW Joe Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, Feinstein, and Mitch McConnell are committing to get rich.
      I want secession. I’m out. Trump is my last vote for a Republican or any other federal office. Period.

  28. DJ says:

    The left wants scorched earth, civil war. We are at a very dangerous point in history, Dim’s don’t want to fix or improve America, they want to wreck and destroy it, burn it to the ground and eliminate all the current residents

    • mr.piddles says:

      By Any Means Necessary. Hillary was at least honest and open about it… “You could put half of Trump’s supporters in what I like to call a ‘basket of deplorables'”. That’s 30-some-odd MILLION U.S. Citizens. The Moderate-to-Far Left believe they are at “war” with 30-some-odd MILLION U.S. Citizens who are “deplorable” and “irredeemable”. They’d prefer 30-some-odd MILLION U.S. Citizens just didn’t exist. They smell like Walmart and whatnot. In the way, the lot of ’em.

    • ?Gunny66 says:

      That’s because a whole lot of em are ready to get caught….not just Biden…..
      The Ukraine sounds like it is fed up with the American Congress, the Chinese, and everyone’s brother and sister using their country to exploit the American political system.
      I believe the Ukraine sees in our President a way out of their quagmire. And if people just go by what Biden has stated, his abject hubris, blackmailing a country, his
      enriching his son, and the key players involved…..there are a bunch of fingers in this pie.
      This seems to be the hill the Dems plan to die on. They know, Dem’s and Republicans, if the truth get’s out…..they are done.
      Remember, the Uni-Party always blames us for something that are already guilty of.
      Wait for the “cleaners” to appear again……Miss Lindsey and Barr…Their last gasp would be to appoint a Special Council.
      Tomorrow’s release by the President should halt all this crap.

  29. JimWVa says:

    Did the House resolution announced by Speaker Pelosi this afternoon call on the US Senate to convict, remove and disqualify President Trump from a second term, or just convict and remove the President from the current term of office? We just donated to the DJT impeachment defense fund. We just need to know where to put our contributions and support for President Donald J. Trump! MAGA-KAG!

  30. Jf86 says:

    Agree that the House is maintaining the status quo with this important caveat. The ground swell, however contrived, is/will embolden the left and weak-kneed Republicans to undermine Trump and his supporters even more. For a variety of reasons, many discussed here, the actual rule of law crowd and fair-minded conservatives in government simply cannot act fast enough or with enough effectiveness to counter this sort of thing. Consider on balance the harassment, no knock guns drawn raids, threats, prosecutions, jail time, and finally, grossly different application of seemingly straightforward standards. How long can any country stand with ad hoc and multi-tiered Justice?

  31. Justin Green says:

    Was she drunk again? Our Founding Fathers would have already charged her with sedition by now, along with about 300 other people at least.

    • john says:

      300? Id put the number nearer 10k as engaging is some form of seditious activity. That is the scale of what PDJT faces. That is why our patience is required.
      I am slowly moving towards the opinion ‘Barr is a fixer’. But until there is something more overt, I cant fully side with them.

  32. As usual, Donald Trump “punked” them all by – tomorrow – freely disclosing a thing that the Ukranian Government also has no reason to hide. The “presumption of impeachable(!) conspiracy” will thus conveniently be neutralized, while the “Deep State™ polarization” of Trump’s opponents will once again be exposed.
    Frankly, I’m disappointed. I had hoped that Nancy Pelosi would “play her hand.” Instead, she merely demonstrates once more that her hand is empty. Her time is running out. Having staged her entire(!) hand up against the premise that “this unpopular President” is somehow guilty of heinous crimes, she’s revealed to be shooting blanks.

    • cboldt says:

      All the work put into this scam – it’s like the fireworks display going off all at the same time then it’s over.
      This was NOT part of the plan.

  33. JunkerGeorg says:

    As he has been, Trump needs to continue to not give a damn, keep focused on what of his MAGA agenda he can accomplish, and to keep trolling the Dems/Media on twitter. Nothing will become of this impeachment junk. Just more bad theater by the Dems/Media to pander to their base and happily, to turn off more independent swing voters.

  34. Thrawl says:

    She has a challenger for the next election too. Supposedly a conservative self-help author named DeAnna Lorraine. I know very little about her so I’m not endorsing but at the same time, I’m hopeful we can get something going here in CA. These demonrats are out of control!!!

  35. Paul says:

    How do you define stupid = DEMOCRAT! DJT will have a field day with rubbing this in their faces until they puke.

    We field an America First Party (AFP) candidate to oppose EVERY Republican in Congress.
    Each AFP candidate vows to beat their Republican opponent or split the vote UNLESS the Republican swears UNQUALIFIED support for the ENTIRE AGENDA of President Trump and lives up to it.
    An America First Party leader [aka Nigel Farage as the Brexit Party Leader] announces that each AFP candidate will remain in the fray UNLESS and until President Trump announces his unqualified support for the opposing Republican Candidate prior to Election Day.

  37. decisiontime16 says:

    Could the old crone have wrapped herself up in any more flags?

  38. Jf86 says:

    Trump should publicly state his intentions to release the transcripts of Biden’s calls to the Ukraine. You know, since we’re all just trying to figure out the facts.

  39. H. Hawke says:

    And here’s Andy Bakaj!
    Lawyer for anonymous “whistleblower.”
    Interned for HRC and Schumer. Worked at CIA and Pentagon.

  40. Kleen says:

    George Papadopoulos Retweeted
    Sep 23
    George Papadopoulos Retweeted Rudy Giuliani
    I told you about Biden and Cyprus ?
    3h3 hours ago
    You want to understand the Cyprus connection to the spying and Biden (state department) corruption scandal? I dedicate an entire chapter of my book to it from an insiders perspective who saw that corruption as early as 2014 and exposed it.
    2h2 hours ago
    Ukraine became the biggest trap set in modern American political history. Biden and his cronies fell right into it. Cyprus issue is coming up next which implicates Nuland and him. Projection never works. Biden’s camp bluffed, held their breath, and lost big time.
    1h1 hour ago
    I came into advising the Carson and Trump campaign/transition by leveraging my energy business ties in SE Europe/Mediterranean where US energy companies had just discovered energy. Nuland and Biden had their tentacles in those regions and wanted to extort officials. I saw it all
    45m45 minutes ago
    Biden’s campaign will be K.O’d by the end of next month. The msm is turning against him too. Days of profound corruption in public office are over!
    If you think Biden is corrupt because of his dealings with the Chinese, just wait until you learn about what he was trying to extort out of officials in Cyprus during his trip there as VP. Two words: energy business.
    Sep 23
    Alexander Downer and Stefan Halper were both recording my conversations about my energy business work in Cyprus. Biden was there extorting officials and threatening them with Turkey. This is as much about geopolitics as it is corruption. The onion is being peeled back slowly!
    George Papadopoulos Retweeted
    20h20 hours ago
    The same Obama state department officials running the Ukraine desk were also running the Cyprus desk (Victoria Nuland). Biden had his tentacles in the internal affairs of both countries. They are both finally exposing him. More to come.

  41. theresanne says:

    This impeachment roller coaster, powered by the crooked Fake News MSM, will end up back at the station with a lot of nauseated riders vowing never to get on that stupid ride again. I know I’ve just sworn off it!

  42. Hmmm... says:

    Just a guess based on the MO from the Mueller investigation but I think tomorrow’s transcript release will be heavily redacted keeping this controversy alive for a lot longer. I also think President Trump is in no hurry to put this to bed.
    This whole thing is dumb. Why interrupt your enemies when they are making a mistake? Also it provides a great distraction from the upcoming trade talks with China.

    • Guyski says:

      Other Federal Service and Private Practice
      Prior to joining the Department of Defense, Andrew was a private practice attorney in Washington, DC and clerked with the Department of Justice. Furthermore, he has Capitol Hill experience having served three United States Senators: Senators Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Charles E. Schumer, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
      Andrew has also served overseas for the Department of State at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine.

  43. Wethal says:

    So in other words, there is still no “judicial proceeding” that would allow the Dems to get their hands on the Mueller grand jury testimony.
    However, the precedent here is worrisome. The Congress can intrude on the constitutional power of the president to make foreign policy and demand documents covered by executive privilege..

  44. Tl Howard says:

    This story, however, will grab the headlines over Trump’s UN speech against globalism.

  45. Tl Howard says:

    Someone tell me. I can’t bear to look at his twitter: has Rob Reiner had a heart attack yet?

  46. NJF says:

    Go get ‘em Mr. President.
    And once they wipe the egg off their face he’ll be free to tell them to shove it next time they try this stunt again.

  47. Mike in a Truck says:

    I cant wait for the next Trump rally. Guess what the primary topic will be?

  48. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    Luv me some Senator Kennedyisms:
    Democrats”..need a checkup from the neck up…. “

  49. RyderLee says:

    Pardon me while I Rant (laughing all the way).
    These *Career Politicians* Survive on Taxpayer Monies .
    By Now , I Would Think , Someone Would Have Dragged Them by the Hands
    And Tossed Them Into the Nearest Dumpster .
    Such a Waste !
    Rant Over . (And , that is Much Nicer than What I Really Want to Say ?)
    Hideous is the ONLY WORD that Comes to Mind .
    I’m Not Worried , Our Awesome President is In Control ?

    • Betty says:

      No we can not take this lightly. Most everyone couches this in terms of them vs President Trump. But it is OUR and our CHILDREN’S brilliant future they are working to give to China.
      They are like Paul Ryan – they already took the money and spent it, so they have to obey the overlords they sold their souls to.
      President Trump is our elected leader and he is fighting to bring back our manufacturing, our jobs, the right to our own inventions, and intellectual property.
      For the return of our mighty Steel and Aluminum industry, for producing our own energy and some to spare. Good Jobs and good wages, and at long last a way to break the strangle hold on our Schools through Betsy DeVos dedicated service. And perhaps the rights of a child in the womb may someday be considered along with she who would rather kill one of God Miracles rather then cross her legs.
      So President Trump is fighting to restore to our children and grandchildren the vibrant, exciting and fulfilling future that is synonymous with the idea of America.
      We have to fight this every way we can. And one of the ways is to document everything the Uni-Party is trying to block when they are trying to block President Trump.
      They had us to the brink and that’s why they hate President Trump, because he is bringing us back.

  50. RJ says:

    I can’t wait to see how the republicans go into their locker room where the “combat” uniforms will be located and suit up for the fight in the Congress.
    The republicans do intend to suit up in combat gear and go fight for their President, right?
    Are you kidding me? Maybe just a handful of republicans will really want to “suit up” and stand with President Trump…a handful. But then we the citizens will most certainly know who is who in the republican party, now won’t we?
    Time to take off the masks girls!

  51. ristvan says:

    As Sundance points out, a ‘formal impeachment inquiry’ is a historical, constitutional, and legal nullity.
    The actual process is, House votes by majority rule to command the House Judiciary committee to commence an impeachment investigation and draw up a bill of impeachment. Think that vote is like a judge issuing a search warrant on showing of ‘probable cause’.
    That gives House Judiciary subpoena power in the matter, whichnotherwise theyndo not have as. Federal judge just rules in re Mueller grand jury testimony. If House Judiciary draws up and approves such a bill after investigation, then it is submitted to the House for a majority vote. If yes, that is the equivalent of a grand jury indictment.
    Goes to Senate for the equivalent of a jury trial under supervision of SCOTUS Chief Justice as judge. Then takes a 2/3 Senate vote to convict. Impeach does NOT equal convict.
    Pelosi’s Dem word salad PR actually only means Dems haven’t even started step 1. They are only pretending to for base and MSM fake news purposes. When a chess gambit starts this badly, it never ever ends well.

    • mr.piddles says:

      “Pelosi’s Dem word salad PR actually only means Dems haven’t even started step 1. They are only pretending to for base and MSM fake news purposes.”
      Political Pitter-Pattering. Glad my taxes are going to nonsense.

    • mikeyboo says:

      “House votes by majority rule to command the House Judiciary committee to commence an impeachment investigation and draw up a bill of impeachment.”
      Question: Can the house vote to command the House Judiciary Committee to commence an impeachment investigation WITHOUT Speaker Pelosi calling for the official vote?
      In other words can the house ignore Speaker Pelosi and call for the vote whether she supports it or not?

      • A2 says:

        Clear explanation. TY for the source @seeker of truth (see post on the next page)
        “While impeachment proceedings can be complex, the basic process is quite simple. An impeachment begins when an official behaves in a manner which the people believe disqualifies him from further public service. A complaint requesting an impeachment investigation of that official is lodged with the House of Representatives. That request may either be general in its scope or it may delineate specific offenses; it may be requested in a petition filed by individual citizens or on the request of a single Representative, a group of Representatives, or the President.
        “The request is referred to the House Judiciary Committee which forwards it to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. The Subcommittee then investigates the complaints and, if there is merit to the charges, Articles of Impeachment describing the specific offense(s) are prepared. Those Articles are forwarded to the full Judiciary Committee for a vote. If approved, the Articles are sent to the full House for a vote.
        “A simple majority of the House either approves or disapproves the Articles. If disapproved, the issue is terminated. Approval, however, is, in effect, the equivalent of a grand jury indictment against that official. The approved Articles of Impeachment are then delivered to the Senate. With this action, the House’s role in an impeachment is finished.
        “The Senate, according to the process described in Article 1, Section 3, Clause 6 and 7, then becomes a courtroom for a full-scale trial, with the Senators serving as the jury. In that setting, evidence is presented both by the defendant (the impeached official) and the prosecution. A vote is then taken. If less than two-thirds of the Senators present concur in the official’s guilt, then the impeached official is acquitted and returns to the practice, responsibilities, and full privileges of his office.
        “However, if two-thirds of the Senators believe the evidence proves the impeached official guilty, then the Constitution allows the Senate to impose two penalties: (1) remove the individual from that specific office, or (2) remove the individual from that office and also prohibit him from all future office-holding. This is the extent of the Senate penalty; it can withhold political positions, but it cannot impose civil or criminal penalties. (If an impeachment conviction is rendered by the Senate, a court may not overturn it; a decision by Congress on impeachment is final .) (Impeachment, by David Barton, p.11, Wallbuilders, Aledo, TX, 1996)
        Worth reading the rest of the article.
        No mention that the House needs to vote in order to send complaint(s) to the judiciary committee to approve or disapprove sending it only on approval to the subcommittee for investigation.
        So the impeachment investigation that is not an impeachment investigation is as SD and others have said is just pouring old wine into new bottles.
        Hic ???

    • barnabusduke says:

      Ristvan, I truly appreciate you making so many of these goings on, easier for me to understand. I know you are called on often by many on here, and I “certainly” don’t mean to compare to the fantastic work of Sundance. Just want to give you a heartfelt “Thank You” as I do have trouble with grasping and / or understanding many of these legal issues. 🙂

  52. auntiefran413 says:

    San Fran Nan wins the Double Speak Award for this one!

  53. Cheesehead54016 says:

    I aint worried one bit but Im gonna to make anotha donation to The Trump Campaign…….

    • The Boss says:

      Just used WinRed for the first time. 100% Right to DJT for President.

      • Bec74 says:

        I just donated to Trump as well. It’s the first time I have donated since 2016. The move by the Democrats today anger me immensely.

      • gunrunner03 says:

        Same here.

        • Just dropped a donation, first time since 2016 as well. First I upped the amount more than I originally planned, then hit yes on the request to double down. Donated 4 times more than I planned initially! Heard the news on the 3rd hole green. I played the rest of my round with a purpose. Game on. No more pussy footing. I’m jumping on the train ready for WAR!

      • Rock Knutne says:

        Can you put up a link for WinRed?
        I’ve never heard of it but I don’t want to give a nickel to any Republican organization.
        I want to make sure every dime goes right to the best President in my lifetime.
        Thank you.

  54. Kelly says:

    What these DemoRats are doing
    is the same status quo which is
    using our house of congress for
    the DemoRat opposition!!
    They are using tools an changing
    the rules to fit their Status Quo!!
    An it’s not for We The People!
    They want that POWER back
    that they never thought they would
    lose! But as PDJT said “keep
    climbing that ladder”!

  55. Duster Knuckless says:

    if this was pelosi’s strategy, she has definitely lost her “master legislator” mojo. There is no actual upside, but huge downside to this. It looks like the squad rolled her, Trump’s base is on fire, and the transcripts are going to blow up in their faces. And you want to be my latex salesman nancy.

    • fabrabbit says:

      Duster, phone call for Speaker Pelosi…it’s Mr Vandelay.

    • With everyone in the media, IC, and virtually everyone in Congress on her side, why is she not doing it yet? I’m thinking she’s waiting to do it in election season to say “if you vote for Trump, he may be ineligible. So vote for our stooge (or Stanford).”
      It makes no sense with all this “evidence” to delay.
      What am I missing?

      • Risa says:

        No on is voting for Mark Sanford. No one.
        Not even his mother. If she is alive.
        If his mother is dead, she’s voting democrat.
        Either way, she is not voting for Sanford.

  56. Being optimistic here….
    Contrary to what many may think, these hysterics by the democrats are just as much (if not more) defensive actions by them as they are offensive. They are doing this – I think – to forestall and blunt the inevitable blows when the FISA facts are released, McCabe gets indicted and more & more comes out on Biden..etc.
    They’re keeping their base ginned up with this crap so they can claim political retribution when we get into full campaign season and the heavy artillery comes out.
    Something is telling them President Trump is about to go on full offense (I think / hope they’re right) and they are stockpiling ammo, but in the end, all the really have is baloney.

  57. Screaming Eagle says:

    Wondering if they are going for the old ” a President under investigation can’t name judges”. Rinse, reuse, rinse, reuse……

    • mr.piddles says:

      “the scope of this corruption is much deeper than a phone call”
      TECHNICALLY, from what we know now, this assertion is very likely entirely accurate. I just don’t think Doofus McGee meant it that way.

    • Debra says:

      And it probably involves more than a few of your colleagues, Senator. Any wonder why you all want ‘this’ done behind closed doors?

    • Let’s get every Obammy, Blowden, and Hildebeast transcript with international leaders as PDJT just set a precedent.
      Specifically with this same country.

      • Tom says:

        Lets get all the zero’s conversations with the Italian PM. Including those on his private email. And the ones with Austrailia, Canada and Britian, and any officials associated with those governments via the two hop rule.

  58. Oldretiredguy says:

    These people are nothing short of demented. They craft a bs line for their far left base all the while nothing has changed but the sale of more MSM advertising air time. PDT’s approval rating should go into the high 60s over this bs.

  59. Matt Transit says:

    Don’t be surprised if the death of Justice Ginsburg is announced soon. Then these Dem’s will claim that President Trump; “can’t appoint a new justice while he’s under impeachment investigation and the impending election year!”

  60. islandpalmtrees says:

    Don’t expect Pelosi to do anything until she has read that phone transcript.
    I would like to know what Pelosi has planned, to protect Biden, after all of this falls apart?

    • Guyski says:

      Perhaps it has less to do with protecting Biden then protecting her own kid; Paul Pelosi, Jr., He was hanging around in the Ukraine. Perhaps we need to start asking dimms with adult children if their kids have ever been in the Ukraine.

    • snellvillebob says:

      Or this is to get Biden out of the race. Remember two weeks ago when Hillary was seen backstage at a Warren rally? Remember it was Hillary who first publicized Biden buying the firing of the Ukrainian prosecutor with our aid money. I think her plan was to blame it all on President Trump.
      When all is said and done, Hillary is behind all corruption.

      • mikeyboo says:

        I believe Pres Trump has ALL the goods on Hunter Biden, AND Joe Biden regarding the Great Ukraine Caper of 2014(-not to mention John Kerry’s stepson and Hilary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.)
        Pelosi is trying to warn the congressional Dimwits ( I mean Democrats) not to do a BEEP BEEP Road Runner off the side of the mountain.
        But……..oh well. she tried to warn them-splat!!!

        • tucker7518 says:

          A Republican politician from PA said the Ukraine tried to tell Obama the truth about Biden for years. Obama didn’t want to hear it, and swept it under a rug. Now, Trump must know the entire story. Always thought Biden didn’t run in 2016 because of the Ukraine deal.

      • tucker7518 says:

        All roads lead to Hillary.

      • dawg says:

        I pondered that. I also thought maybe its a Deep State effort to protect him, get out ahead of Biden/Ukraine and spin it into an attack on PT.

  61. amwick says:

    I have decided that I know what happened. San Fran Nan was going to call for a vote,,, she got a special phone call, found out some actual information about that whole Ukrainian nothing burger and backpedaled, furiously.. She may realize that Joe and Hunter have serious issues… nahhhh, she isn’t that smart….

  62. Genie says:

    Flash forward to an impeachment trial in the Senate and imagine Fat Jerry out of breath, waddling around in the well of the Senate with impeachment managers Shiela Jackson Lee, Hank Johnson, and Eric Swalwell upstaging each other while Steve Cohen eats a bucket of chicken. Chief Justice Roberts doing his best one-man imitation of the orangutan tribunal in “Planet of the Apes” (see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil.)

    • Zorro says:

      Well, Fat Jerry and company will have to stand outside the Senate chambers since they are in the House of Representatives.

      • Genie says:

        They may stand outside, but if there is an impeachment, they will miss the trial going on in the Senate. That’s where the trial is held.

  63. MicD says:

    Second Nebraska front and center.

  64. fabrabbit says:

    Is “official” like double-secret probation?

  65. Kleen says:

    Apparently the lawyer for the “whistleblower” is an ambulance chaser with no credibility
    Another creepy porn lawyer really.
    Which means his client is the equivalent of Cristine Ford.

  66. dustahl says:

    These people are in fact nothing but puppets Microsoft, Google, Amazon Bezos, and other globalists. Most have zero clue, they get their marching orders, like MSM , and go forth, soulless

  67. Kleen says:

    Rosie memos
    Replying to
    Zaid is an ambulance chaser this actually brings me joy, the whistleblower is a nobody or REALLY stupid

  68. SR says:

    Senate Intel committee can not wait to investigate PTrump and having leaks until election.

  69. youme says:

    Sometime in the next 24 hours, the NYT or Washington Post, will print the “whistle blower” complaint

  70. Texian says:

    Oh.. I get it..
    It’s what a former military officer (a diving supervisor) once told me..
    Enlisted men get the clap.. Officers get “non-specific urethritis”..

    • old45model says:

      In Australia, back in the mid 60s, we were told Other Ranks (the plebs) caught it from carnal activity – except Officers, who caught it off toilet seats.

  71. Joshua2415 says:

    Somehow, the democrats still think they are dealing with a typical republican. Amazing how slow they are to see the truth. POTUS has proven that republicans can fight and thrive, not just cower and survive. All Pelosi did today was give VSGPDJT every reason to take the gloves off.
    What comes next will be epic!

    • jrapdx says:

      Thanks for the scorecard! But you know there’s a huge difference between “impeachment” and “impeachment inquiry”, the latter, as discussed by sundance, is just for appearances and has no official/constitutional status.
      What’s really interesting is how many Democrats are actually ready to vote for an impeachment investigation, the real deal. I bet that number is substantially less than 201, but naturally we’re not going to be apprised of the truth in that regard.
      So the impeachment talk is just noise. As a few of us have been saying today, a smoke screen most likely in anticipation of the forthcoming IG FISA report and its probable consequences.

  72. trapper says:

    Tomorrow the transcript comes out, unredacted and declassified. That is when the democrats will realize that big ball of catfish stink they just swallowed has a big Biden-corruption hook in the middle of it. Wannanotherbeer?

  73. islandpalmtrees says:

    I can hardly wait until Sundance turns his attention to the Ukraine IMF funds involving X President Obama, his Vice President Biden and his son, Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation?
    OH Boy, OH Boy! Pop Corn ready.

  74. oldersoul says:

    It’s the New and Improved Witch Hunt. Fortified with BS-2, a new and exclusive miracle ingredient born from DNC research labs.
    From the DNC. Better living though Propaganda.
    Now, back to the Wile E. Coyote show.

    • Lester Smith says:

      This time trump is ready with documents to hurt these bastards.. Nancy get lost you has-been, AOC were going to save the environment by voting you and the rest of your toxic waste comrades out office and it won’t take 12 years for us to save America from you fruits. You pixys gotta go. It’s going to we a wonderful life once once again.
      Signed by
      Save the cows

  75. amflyalex says:

    Contractor? CONTRACTOR?
    Who will this “whistleblower” turn out to be?
    From the House Resolution:
    Whereas on August 12, 2019, the Inspector General received a complaint (in this resolution referred to as the ‘‘Complaint’’) from an employee, assignee, detailee, or contractor of an element of the intelligence community (in this resolution referred to as the ‘‘Whistleblower’’) regarding an ‘‘urgent concern’’ that the Whistleblower intended to report to Congress;

  76. NJF says:

    Lol joe Degenova just told Tucker that Napolitano is a fool for stating POTUS committed a crime.
    Hammering home that the only way you have an impeachment is to vote on it.

  77. Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired says:

    Nancy Darling:
    Would you permit an old cop to render just a little tidbit regarding conducting investigations? Sweetheart, one does not announce your findings before you have conducted the investigation.
    Oh, before I forget. You told me to remind you of your appointment with Dr. Otto regarding his new treatment for Alzheimer’s/dementia/whatever they call it. I have been on his tonic for two years and I still remember all of the Constitutional violations Barack, Joe, and several of your folks pulled off without a single hitch. Boy, are you and I going to be able to write some great books one day!
    My best to you and yours,

  78. George Hicks says:

    Joe Digenova is the best!
    On Tucker…
    Calling Napolitano a fool for saying what the Prez did was illegal.
    Commented on Pelosi’s dentures.

  79. Doug Amos says:

    Maintain Pelosi is now a figurehead. The media has chosen Cortez as their new voice; there is going to be impeachment. Would love to be wrong.

  80. missycaulk says:

    How can they be a whistleblower when they didn’t hear it, but only heard?

    • stripmallgrackle says:

      Well, Beav, it’s kinda like this. In post-modernist thought, which has been heavily influenced by Critical Theory, and where a buncha kids got taught by teachers who actually believed Howard Zinn’s paint-by-numbers reduction of Marxist history, and the squares who tell the news think it’s their job to dictate how elections should turn out, it’s like, anything means whatever you want it to.
      The other day Eddie Haskell told me he got an A+ on a Social Psychology essay he turned in using the same idea, but he made it sound like a good thing, so there must be something to it. It sounds kooky, but that’s just the way it is, Beav. So, when they tell you this guy’s a whistle-blower, you don’t have to actually believe it, if you don’t wanna, kinda like if you didn’t want to be a boy anymore, but as long as you act like you agree, it’ll be okay.

  81. Zorro says:

    I was hoping that Biden’s corruption stayed hidden until after he was the Dem nominee.

    • amflyalex says:

      The DNC will see before the convention (Biden or not) that they are screwed. They will abandon all candidates and the nominee will either be Hillary or Michelle. Maybe both on one ticket.

      • dawg says:

        LOL, no way. Hillary wont run again and if Michelle were to ever run, which I think is highly doubtful, it would certainly not be in 2020, against a popular and successful incumbent President Trump. Too risky. It would be at least 2024.

    • dawg says:

      Thats why I think this may be a deep state effort to PROTECT him. Get out in front of it and spin the narrative to attack PT. The deep state would pick Biden as their candidate.

  82. Blue Wildflower says:

    Nancy is a changed woman. She has a flag pin, flags behind her, no wrinkles and is asking God to bless America. Interesting!

  83. JoeMeek says:

    The Narrative is dead; long live the Narrative.
    Second verse, same as the first.

  84. TwoLaine says:

    Or, as I like to call it: Pin The Tail On The Donkey.

  85. archie says:

    I see the psycho Drudge is stirring the pot. Breitbart comes in #2 in the race to make fools of themselves.

  86. iwasthere says:

    Sundance, isn’t there already a ruling quashing a Nadler subpoena under the grounds that it’s not a formal impeachment inquiry? In other words, a full vote of the House, to open an investigation and therefore unlock the power of the Courts to compel documents and testimony? In other words, like you said, what Nancy did today was nothing because it was not a vote of the House.

    • gsonFIT says:

      I believe there was a resolution to prevent Nadler from running the inquiry. I think that is a good idea considering there was no due process

    • Newhere says:

      Obviously, not Sundance here …. but yes. Having Nancy essentially join Nadler in calling it an impeachment inquiry (“No, really!”) changes nothing in terms of the Court’s legal basis for compelling documents/testimony. I.e., there’s still no basis.

  87. gsonFIT says:

    This will be the third time I have blogged about this. Impeachment is now political. The dem and RINO/GOPe do not care for PDJT’s success his policies and no doubt his personality. These are the reasons PDJT is being impeached.
    He is going to beat it of course, but what will happen to future presidents both dem and republican. The door is now open and the slope is slippery. This is going to be a significant obstacle for this country to overcome.

    • DAVID NEESLEY says:

      Then shut up and leave it alone. Quit being a cry baby because you lost. You can’t have it your way and as mommy always told you, “Play By The Rules”. The rules aren’t Liberal or Conservative or open for interpretation, the rules were made by congress long before Trump took office. See you in 2024.

    • Newt Love says:

      I believe that Pelousi’s Whip (79 year old Clyburn) told her that she didn’t have the votes to use the Constitutional process of voting to start an impeachment. So she chickened out, adjusted the draperies in her office, then went out to the cameras and asserted that being a queen, she can simply order an impeachment event and it will happen.

    • Sofa King says:

      Quick question, with regard to an earlier article:
      Does this give Nadler access to the grand jury information frim the Mueller report?

  88. trnathens says:

    This tells me the next report due out…is bad for them.
    And that will be used as proof of Trump using the system to his benefit, which will strengthen the argument for impeachment, at least by the talking heads. Pelosi also just took huge pressure off herself. Now, she can brush off any question about impeachment by saying, “There’s an official investigation, so I can’t say anything further.” And she can always NOT file articles by saying that while his actions were (every negative adjective you can think of), there is no point in filling Articles because Senate won’t convict.

    • Robert Smith says:

      It’s at a fever pitch right now because they have fear.

      • mikeyboo says:

        Robert, I think you may be correct. Pelosi has to know Pres Trump now has lethal information to use against them. Hence her empty posturing for the congressional Court Jesters and their allies in the media.

    • jefdavleo says:

      I have $10 that says a little Obama flunky secretly leaks early 2016 deep state verification audio tapes that shows both Biden’s are guilty of wrong doing. This is all about taking him out so they can slide Michelle my belle in. It’s there only hope. The 15 million dollar house on the ocean was thier down payment. If they can dirty up Trump a little, 2 for the price of 1. They know they have no chance with the existing field on the left side of the ticket.

      • rheahack0103 says:

        That’s a real nightmare of a thought!

        • farrier105 says:

          Michelle running and getting the nomination would enable the Establishment to get Obama back in office which I think is what they wanted all along, but Deray McKesson got hacked, and, for some reason, Hillary did not legally challenge the outcome of the election which Steele swore in written responses to a legal interrogative was the true purpose for the Steele Dossier given him by Perkins Coie attorney Michael Sussmann.
          Perkins Coie was the vehicle through which Hillary asserted her financial hegemony over the DNC during 2016 campaign. Michael Sussmann was the likely transmission belt for Hillary’s decision to forbid Crowdstrike from taking the DNC network off the Internet and overhauling the network to eliminate the hackers prior to May 23 and May 25, 2016 when the first tranche of emails to Wikileaks was stolen. The decision was for Crowdstrike to stand down until mid-June, when all primary elections were over, permitting the emails to be stolen and later transmitted to Wikileaks, creating Trump-Russia-Wikileaks, rebranding Assange as Russian intelligence asset and Wikileaks as “hostile foreign intelligence operation.”

      • treehouseron says:

        I will gladly take your $10, when will you admit you’re wrong about Michelle and pay me my 10 bucks?
        Michelle cannot stand politics, everytime she gives a speech she gets slammed and goes and hides for 6 months. She’s on permanent vacation paid for by the taxpayer. If anybody thinks she’s giving that up to run for President, they’re delusional.
        I accept your $10 bet, when can I claim my money?

        • Linda K. says:

          I agree. The Obama’s got away with millions in book deals and a bonus 110 mill from Netflix. Why press their luck? Might as well enjoy the high life. The Devil will catch up to them soon enough. Ha!

        • Disgusted says:

          This little performance today is Pelosi’s “elevator ride”, the beginning of her campaign. she is all they have right now, well known, recognized, seasoned, female, already a Trump adversary for years now. She is ALL they could possibly want! My TEN bucks is on HER winning the nomination! No idea who she will want as VP. I guess an unknown but another female, but younger.

      • ms doodlebug says:

        We keep hearing Michelle, Michelle as if she’s some big threat to PDJT – and I can’t think of one reason anyone would vote for her.

    • It tells me, not that the “next report” is bad for them, but that the latest BOMBSHELL is hitting them in gory slow-motion: Biden, speaking with the voice (the authority) of Obama/Soetoro himself, THREATENED the Ukraine to stop investigating his son or they would lose one BILLION dollars. In response, the Ukraine president tried to inform the new President Trump, and was stymied BY AMERICAN BUREAUCRATS. We have all seen the tape of Biden proudly admitting his high crime, and any fool can tell he wouldn’t make such a blackmail threat — and certainly wouldn’t act proud of it — without the full authority of President Barack Hussein Obama.
      Everybody on our side, not just President Trump, should be saying this over and over and over again, with righteous indignation and demand for prosecution of the ex-President and his entire administration, and all of those who re-elected that scum. The Democrat party is no longer a legitimate political force, ergo there is no excuse for Pelosi, Nadler, etc ad nauseum, being allowed to act as if they WERE legitimate.

  89. SeekerofTruth says:

    Love Sundance and his work, but I believe he is wrong on this. There is no vote for an official investigation, only a vote on the articles of impeachment.

    • iswhatitis says:

      SeekerofTruth says: “Love Sundance and his work, but I believe he is wrong on this. There is no vote for an official investigation, only a vote on the articles of impeachment.
      Guess I’m a poor-reader. Read it twice – second time because of your comment here.
      Don’t see where Sundance stated there was a “vote” for “an official investigation”. Just an “announcement” about it.

      • SeekerofTruth says:

        From Sundance – “The constitution provides for the formal process to initiate articles of impeachment for a sitting president. The constitutional process begins with a vote in the House of Representatives to launch an impeachment investigation by House Committees.”
        There doesn’t seem to be a “vote” to launch an investigation. The only vote seems to be on the impeachment itself.

        • iswhatitis says:

          That simply described how “the process” begins (when it does begin – which isn’t “now”).
          The key phrasing, AFAICS, is (highlights mine):
          ..she’s just modifying the language of the status quo and instead of the House voting to authorize an “impeachment investigation”, Pelosi announces an arbitrary “impeachment inquiry” by fiat.

          • SeekerofTruth says:

            Based on what I’ve read, it has begun. No vote is needed to begin the investigation.

            • iswhatitis says:

              Exactly. As the article stated – what is already continuing – will continue.
              The “announcement” is all bluster for the koolaide-drinkers.

        • Linda K. says:

          There has been no vote, just an announcement by Pelosi. The courts already won’t give Nadler the power he wants to really cause trouble because there has been no vote by members of Congress. I believe that is right.

          • ms doodlebug says:

            “Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have the right to make their own rules governing their procedure, and to change those rules. Under current rules, the actual impeachment inquiry begins in the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives. That Committee holds hearings, takes evidence, and hears testimony of witnesses concerning matters relevant to the inquiry. Typically, as occurred in the case of President Nixon, there will also be a Minority Counsel who serves the interest of the party not controlling Congress.
            Witnesses are interrogated by the Committee Counsel, the Minority Counsel, and each of the members of the House Judiciary Committee. The Committee formulates Articles of Impeachment which could contain multiple counts. The Committee votes on the Articles of Impeachment and the results of the vote are reported to the House as a whole. The matter is then referred to the whole House which debates the matter and votes on the Articles of Impeachment, which may or may not be changed. If the Articles of Impeachment are approved, the matter is sent to the Senate for trial.” https://litigation.findlaw.com/legal-system/presidential-impeachment-the-legal-standard-and-procedure.html

    • A2 says:

      Clear explanation. TY for the source.
      “While impeachment proceedings can be complex, the basic process is quite simple. An impeachment begins when an official behaves in a manner which the people believe disqualifies him from further public service. A complaint requesting an impeachment investigation of that official is lodged with the House of Representatives. That request may either be general in its scope or it may delineate specific offenses; it may be requested in a petition filed by individual citizens or on the request of a single Representative, a group of Representatives, or the President.
      “The request is referred to the House Judiciary Committee which forwards it to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. The Subcommittee then investigates the complaints and, if there is merit to the charges, Articles of Impeachment describing the specific offense(s) are prepared. Those Articles are forwarded to the full Judiciary Committee for a vote. If approved, the Articles are sent to the full House for a vote.
      “A simple majority of the House either approves or disapproves the Articles. If disapproved, the issue is terminated. Approval, however, is, in effect, the equivalent of a grand jury indictment against that official. The approved Articles of Impeachment are then delivered to the Senate. With this action, the House’s role in an impeachment is finished.
      “The Senate, according to the process described in Article 1, Section 3, Clause 6 and 7, then becomes a courtroom for a full-scale trial, with the Senators serving as the jury. In that setting, evidence is presented both by the defendant (the impeached official) and the prosecution. A vote is then taken. If less than two-thirds of the Senators present concur in the official’s guilt, then the impeached official is acquitted and returns to the practice, responsibilities, and full privileges of his office.
      “However, if two-thirds of the Senators believe the evidence proves the impeached official guilty, then the Constitution allows the Senate to impose two penalties: (1) remove the individual from that specific office, or (2) remove the individual from that office and also prohibit him from all future office-holding. This is the extent of the Senate penalty; it can withhold political positions, but it cannot impose civil or criminal penalties. (If an impeachment conviction is rendered by the Senate, a court may not overturn it; a decision by Congress on impeachment is final .) (Impeachment, by David Barton, p.11, Wallbuilders, Aledo, TX, 1996)
      Worth reading the rest of the article.

  90. giveadamn says:

    can somebody, anybody get control of this out-of-control government? DECLASSIFY EVERYTHING and force these marxist, obstructionist scumbags back into their caves for decades.
    looking for the return of some sanity to D.C. this anti-trump B.S. has been unanswered for so long, it is actually damaging the country. push back hard, GD it!!!

    • Garavaglia says:

      only we the people can..the citizens..by physical force.

    • vladdy says:

      Out-of-control is right. Has anyone read the report on the ace of spades website (hope I’m allowed to mention that) about the “law firm,” Compass Rose, that opened after PDT’s election, saying they’ll pay and represent anyone “whistleblowing” (willing to say they have inside dope on the president). They seem just another version of Fusion GPS, pretending to be one thing when they’re really another. Oh–they were started by a former Schumer and H Clinton staffer. That’s who is “representing” this person (their ads supposedly inlude “preparation for media appearances.”)
      Was fascinated to find yet another deceptive (since Fusion GPS composes, rather than digs up, dirt) operation going on in DC, just to benefit the dims. None of this is organic, we all knew, but to see pieces about their creation and advertising blitz after PDT got in—fascinating in a horror-show way, finding out how DC really works. And the info needs to be viral–folks have no idea…

  91. Drogers says:

    ‘Feel free to modify the popcorn to ‘official popcorn.’
    OK, that was funny.

  92. Pyrthroes says:

    Time marches on… at what point, we wonder, will this charade peter out into manifest irrelevance by virtue of Campaign 2020– Thanksgiving, Christmas, possibly New Year’s?
    Meantime, of course, Rats’ 116th Congress has accomplished precisely nothing; not that this gallery-of-grotesques with their Squad of pipsqueak WOC-a-babies has anything to contribute anyhow. If cow-patties were Tam O’Shanters, the Pelosi-burger would wear one with style.

  93. Attorney, William D Ware says:

    Who are the movers and fakers here? All from blue states. Calm your hearts.

    President Trump announces to the nation that Demo☭rats have demanded investigation of any elected official’s “QUID PRO QUO Actions” in return for MONEY.
    Then he directs AG Barr to investigate Demo☭rat Donors and their Funded Demo☭rat Congressmen for POLITICAL RACKETEERING involving Quid Pro Quo DONATIONS.
    He specifically directs AG Barr to start with the Demo☭rat Leadership who appear to have launched “Impeachment Inquiries” as a COVER-UP.
    What a GREAT Election-Year Drama.

  95. jx says:

    They really are lowlifes.

  96. CountryClassVulgarian says:

    “Enhanced continuation of the status quo!” I’m definitely stealing that one….

  97. J Gottfred says:

    My OC representative MIke Levin is a Pelosi Proxy. I have had enough of him. Finally starting to respond. I would appreciate some “unsolicited” opinions and responses from those who have no patience for an “official impeachment inquiry”

  98. NJF says:

    Holy crap.
    Breaking on Hannity: WH is saying that docs to be released tomorrow will show IG found “whistleblower” had political bias against POTUS when making his complaint.
    *insert step on rake gif.

    • simplewins says:

      Yes, just saw that. Said the transcript has a few words that will possibly be where the dims will focus. But overall its got no smoking gun.

    • Tl Howard says:

      Yes, but as we knew would be the case, Ed Henry said there are a couple of words, he’s told, that Dems will try to make hay with.

    • tucker7518 says:

      That is why Pelosi made her spiel today.

    • jx says:

      So never heard the phone call and has “political bias”… and on this basis the Democrats want to impeach. What a farce.

      • ms doodlebug says:

        This is just added to their list of things PDJT may have done, might have done, or ‘thought about’ doing from Mueller’s report and the IC ‘concerns’ that he is a Russian agent, Cohen and Manafort crimes from decades ago (PDJT guilt by association), definitely guilty of being wealthy but still in dire need of emoluments, and we mustn’t forget that he is or at least was a sexually active adult, some might even say a ho-dog. They’re going for a “pattern and practice” cause for impeachment.
        KAG. Vote Trump 2020!

    • Bogeyfree says:

      Since when did bias matter to them??
      Remember first we F Flynn then we F Trump.
      No bias here, move along.
      It is absolutely disgusting that this is allowed.

    • vladdy says:

      Alright — good to see more info coming out on this. Thanks for posting that. I’m intrigued by the audacity. Just as there is no real press, there is no real job of political operative — they’re just the Stephen Kings of the political world, writing horror stories for the country to soak up? Geez. (okay, not all operatives base in DC and do nothing but create dirt, but it’s still an eye-opener for some of us.)

  99. dawg says:

    I think the Deep State needs Biden to win and this is their effort to protect him.
    The fact that the “whistleblower” did not hear the call between Pres and Ukraine, or even had direct knowledge of it, proves there are elements within the IC that are still spying on Trump. I think the IC knew the Biden/Ukraine stuff was gonna go mainstream, either from POTUS or maybe from Warren/Bernie. So they found a volunteer to give their surveillance to, and put him out there as a “whistleblower”. Get ahead of the narrative and accuse Trump of what Biden did.
    Warren and Bernie are going to use this to their advantage, against their immediate opponent which is Biden and say this is “impeachable”. Thats an indirect shot at Biden considering what he himself said he did with regards to Ukraine.
    Pelosi is stuck between rock and hard place, so she just goes out and basically does nothing, while trying to look like shes doing something.
    Meanwhile, POTUS be like “ok, well, here is the transcript, go for it”.

  100. Newhere says:

    So ……… this was the hyped “Major Announcement” on impeachment. Seems like they’re kinda burning through a lot of matches quickly to keep this fire going.

    • Linda K. says:

      I am relieved! I thought they might vote on impeachment to get actual legal standing to investigate. What a bunch of sorehead losers. Thank goodness.
      Now, who is the worm who leaked all of this to get it started?
      Also,I bet those Washington cocktail couples are wishing they had an invite to the State dinner. It was supposed to be quite an event. Threatening the Prez with impeachment won’t get you an invite. Right Mitt?

  101. GSparrow says:

    When will Senator Lindsey Graham be back in D.C, from his extended vacation. Mark Levin certainly excoriated him on Hannity for his inaction.
    The House is going bonkers every day attacking Trump but the Senate is crickets. Not counting the corrupt SSCI that is headed by anti Trump Burr and his best pal Warner and the loathsome negative nabob Romney. The Dems TDS has been been replaced by Impeachment Psychosis
    Burr and Barr ! 2 birds of the same feather? I hope not.

  102. gsonFIT says:

    Typical politicians they can now say they voted for an inquiry if need be, or they can say we only voted for an inquiry not TRUE impeachment. They will say what ever works best for the current lie they are telling

  103. CopperTop says:

    Interesting that the whistle blower status claim is intended to let the good keep their jobs instead of being silenced as a means of retaliation. But there’s a flip side to someone abusing the claim.
    This person has a pink slip coming. If there ISN’T one then there’s no protection from lying hearsay addicts across the whole of DC. But then that works “agin ’em” as much as “fo em.”

  104. I like the article picture. It symbolizes what Nancy is doing to the country.

  105. ganesh says:

    The situation could be made more droll (rhymes with troll) by President Trump refusing to release the transcript tomorrow due to “National Security Concerns”.

  106. rjcylon says:

    Hollywood is tweeting victory like crazy. They really are that stupid. They think he has been impeached.
    I don’t like Pelosi but I understand what happened here. If the rabid left is that easy to fool, and this is all it takes to get them off your back, what other choice do you have?
    Bette Midler will wake up tomorrow thinking President Trump has already been escorted to prison.

    • Zorro says:

      Bette Hidler’s newest thing is a petition to name the street that Trump Tower is on in NYC after Obamboozler. Who would want a street named after an unindictrd co-conspirator.

      • jbowen82 says:

        Every smug white liberal enclave should have a Barack Obama Boulevard.

        • vladdy says:

          It could be like Martin Luther Kind Blvd is, according to expert Chris Rock, who says you always know what neighborhood NOT to visit in a new city by locating that street/ Only BO Blvd would be where everyone’s on the level of teen drama queen Greta, with their leftist tears and fears (and entitlement, naturally)

          • jbowen82 says:

            Exactly. I’ve been told that when you are in a new city and want to know where to buy some weed, MLK Boulevard is always the place to go.

  107. gary says:

    my prediction, the whistle blower disappears. the corrupt I G made him up. he’s is losing his mind because the law is closing in on the DOJ NSD.

  108. thedoc00 says:

    After making the rounds of the blogs, it reminds me of the scene the movie “Water World”, when Dennis Hopper promised the crazies on the Valdiz that he had the map to dry land and the fools started rowing like mad. He turned to his lieutenants and said, “these fools will row for weeks before they figure out I lied”.
    The leftists rowing themselves silly to no where. All Nancy did was promise to continue the navel lint hint and just think somebody has to look in Nadler’s navel.

  109. islandpalmtrees says:

    Were Pelosi son and Biden son in the Ukraine milking the position of their parents in the American government?

  110. jx says:

    I want to be a whistleblower! I never actually hear Pelosi’s phone call, and I think she’s a moral degenerate, but wait till I tell you what someone told me! So impeach Pelosi now so I can tell you what I heard. (see also: “We have to pass it to see what’s in it”)

  111. Ausonius says:

    Pitiful Pelosi just yelled: “Oooh! A red car!”
    Let us see what happens after the Ukrainian hangover wears off among the Leftists tomorrow or Thursday: most probably they will be looking for revenge and start to eat the older DEM generation in revenge and frustration.

    • Zorro says:

      Even before today there are sections of lefty Twitter that are wondering why she isn’t moving faster towards impeachment of POTUS considering all of his “obvious crimes”. Some outright want her gone. I hope she has stress, headaches, and diarrhea,

      • vladdy says:

        The ol’ ‘You’re complicit if you don’t act” (or, in some cases, if you do act) they’ve been throwing at PDT supporters for awhile now…dates back to Dylan’s “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem,” eh?

    • Ackman420 says:

      Dem battle fatigue should really hit them hard after this latest failure”.
      I know im tired of this crap, and we’re winning!
      If the Dems can’t find something to stick soon, they may compel their electorate to stay home in 2020

  112. disgustedwithjulison says:

    Me thinks things are finally going to get really hot in DC. Perhaps the big ugly will arise as part of this major sh*tstorm. It just smells like this is the hail mary. Stop Trump now or we all go down. The Democrats in the last few weeks have amped things up several levels of intensity (while still nothingburgers) hoping Americans will turn on Trump.

  113. Ackman420 says:

    This will fire up both Bases. And give the MSM a ratings boost.
    But it’s a really bad look for our Congress. This constant game of gotcha is wearisome.
    Ultimately, we will win and PDJT will be reelected with even more electoral votes won.

    • thedoc00 says:

      There is a difference in the source of “fired up” for both bases.
      For the leftists its a sugar high of a lie, that will fade and then they collapse inward on the lie. How do you think the moron Democrat Fab-4 and their pose as well as the idiot celebrities are going to react once the light build finally get enough wattage to light-up??
      For the President’s base and independents its another memory of an assault that will not fade. The fire will actually grow to a roaring blaze.

  114. Beverly says:

    The Proggies at work (NYC) were tremendously excited about this nonsense. They were squirming in their seats with ecstasy and salivating at the prospect of destroying the president. they tried to get me into a conversation about it because I am on the down low as a conservative since I work in Manhattan.
    but I just said oh gosh I don’t want to talk about all that political stuff it makes me so depressed! And they said “yes I know exactly what you mean”, and I thought — no you don’t!
    By the way, if you are in a Proggy hive you need something like that to escape these stupid conversations. They interpret the statement however they like and you get to avoid being outed and losing your job.
    The President was magnificent at the United Nations today!

    • treehouseron says:

      Beverly, you’re doing the right thing. There is a time to fight and a hill to die on, and getting into arguments that won’t change anything with the people you work with is NOT that hill. Let them think they’re winning the war but you and I know that there are a lot more people like You, and Me, out here than there are of them, we’re just not interested in arguing about it.

  115. MD says:

    The dems never learn, Nancy just made this announcement to placate the AOC squad and far left base. The problem for them is now they are expecting Trump to be removed from office. Just like they expected the Mueller report to take him down. The democrats will not be unified in this, too many will be voted out and their base will be even more enraged.

  116. Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired says:

    Note: I have released the message below in one format or another several times since 1989. This time I have not censored a single word out of the lessons learned. I will not comment on any of the elements in the book I referenced except to say the likes of Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are going to feel the bent up anger of all of us veterans who along with our fellow Americans have been betrayed one time too many! I have seen politicians at every level of government involved in every kind of crime one can imagine, but what Nancy and her gang pulled today is insulting the intelligence of the American people. Bottom line her/their lack of candor is the last straw (see lessons learned # 2. C. W. Lauderdale Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired.
    Rape, Pillage, Plunder; America You have Been Had, And It’s Your Own Damn Fault!
    In 1989 after serving 26 years as a soldier/cop and in my third year as a civilian police chief, I prepared 12 of the 15 lessons learned presented below as part of a book I was writing detailing my experiences as an American soldier and police officer. Everything I have seen, read, and heard since D.J. Trump walked down that escalator in Trump Towers has convinced me that all of the original 12 lessons learned and the three I added recently are more relevant today than they were 30 years ago. The behavior of most of the American political class, the American bureaucracy, the American media, and American Academia has also convinced me that God still loves Americans and America. I know this because God has sent us a true leader who has clearly displayed that he has mastered all of the Seven C’s of Leadership (see lessons learned #2). I believe God sent D.J. Trump here to lead America to a height we have never imagined. I also believe God has/is demonstrating that he has a sense of humor. Why else would he place so many blabbering idiots (i.e. media, politicians, bureaucrats, academicians, etc…) among us generally insulting the intelligence of the dumbest among us with their daily doses of pure manure? Today’s media, bureaucrats, academicians, and political class are the same and/or newer versions of those that inspired the lessons learned presented below and a book yet to be published (due to the amount of still classified material therein). The title of the book may provide a hint or two as to my basic attitude. The book’s original title was: Rape, Pillage, Plunder; America You have Been Had! After B.H. Obama was elected to his second term I re-titled the book. The new title is: Rape, Pillage, Plunder; America You have Been Had. And, It’s Your Own Damn Fault!
    A Soldier/Cop’s Lessons Learned
    1. Soldiers (ground combat soldiers, that is) do not fight first and foremost for their country, the flag, motherhood, nor apple pie. Before all else, soldiers engaged in ground combat fight for their fellow soldiers and their unit.
    2. The Seven C’s of Leadership according to a 1980 survey of 1646 of Vietnam era ground combat veterans listed of the order of their importance are; Candor, Competence, Consistency, Commitment, Courage, Compassion, and Courtesy. The reason the soldiers in the survey chose the word “candor” is because to them candor encompasses both omission and co-mission. To a combat soldier lack of absolute candor, be it co-mission or omission, are equal sins! In short, soldiers expect/demand absolute candor from their leaders before all else.
    3. The most cost effective personnel management tool for incompetent personnel assigned to leadership positions in combat units (and probably elsewhere) is “Fragging!”
    4. The American people are the most effectively lied to people in modern times thanks primarily to the American political class, the American bureaucracy, the American media, and American academia.
    5. Arrogance coupled with ignorance equals stupidity.
    6. The greatest threats to the American people are the corrupt and/or incompetent politicians/bureaucrats/academicians found at every level of government/academia, and the majority of the American so-called media.
    7. Most of the politicians/bureaucrats/academicians I have encountered during my years as a soldier/cop I most kindly refer to as; self-serving, witless, cowards.
    8. The American Profession of Arms and our brothers/sisters in blue have failed to protect the American people from all of their enemies, both foreign and most especially domestic.
    9. My guns were always turned in the wrong direction.
    10. Washington, DC is the most target rich environment I have encountered in all of my years as a soldier/cop.
    11. If recalled to active military service the only position I will accept is; Commander, Revolutionary Forces.
    12. There are only two primary requirements to be a career soldier and/or cop in America. One must be smart enough to do the work and dumb enough to take the job.
    13. American soldiers and police officers must in addition to mastering all of their professionally mandated tasks, learn to accomplish the same with at least one arm tied behind their backs and their vision impaired 50% or more. (Added 2019)
    14. After carefully watching the whole of the political class since Donald J. Trump walked down that escalator in Trump Tower to date, I can say without reservation that most of the group will sell their souls and our bodies just to remain in power. (Added 2019)
    15. Want to see what the United States of America will look like if the left takes control of the government? Take your pick, New York City, Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or the complete package; California. (Added 2019)
    Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired
    Charles W. Lauderdale
    Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired
    Please, one final note: Contrary to the implications of several of my lessons learned, I have long ago abandoned any desire to negate (Negate, the procedure that the British SAS [Special Air Service] utilizes to transfer subjects from the persons of interest list to the persons no longer of interest list.) those of the any of four communities who would threaten and/or interfere with soldiers/cops actions to protect/serve the American people. No, these days I would support rounding up the most obnoxious of the communities, issuing each of them a tent and a bus ticket to California, and instructing them that if they leave California it better be on a boat heading to China!

  117. Y2K says:

    The difference now is that Pelosi took a yuge bite out of the Ukraine apple to justify impeachment.
    Trump then announced the release of the Ukraine call transcript and the Ukraine whistleblower information.
    Master trolling complete?

  118. JimFromNH says:

    Nancy’s group now has Trump on ‘double-secret impeachment probation’…

  119. littleanniefannie says:

    NoNo Nancy said “The President must be held accountable, no one is above the law…the dishonorable facts of the President’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our election.”
    Funny thing about that little speech NoNo. Yes, a few words were omitted but with that identification (which, incidentally, is incorrect) removed you described Obama ?%! Talk about betraying the integrity of our election, even Mad Max (your loyal fellow Dem) said—Obama has a massive database which he betrayed national security to get (by illegally gaming the IC with their help). Along with the Uniparty re-pubicans, they have no desire for truth to see the light of day.
    There is a meme going around on Facebook that says we don’t care about seeing the tax returns of a successful billionaire businessman but we would like to see the tax returns of Congressmen who make $175,000/year who have become millionaires while in Congress. We the People need to insist on that investigation. And it needs to be done by We the People, not by the foxes guarding the hen house in Congress.

  120. BigTalkers says:

    The House Dems and Speaker Pelosi are working themselves into an interesting dilemma aa they continue to ratchet up the Impeachment issue.
    Their problem stems from the fact they CANNOT AFFORD TO HOLD an Impeachment vote. They’re not only some 40+ votes short, but the vote itself would put those 40 members in jeopardy of re-election, which is twice the number of seats the GOP needs to retake the House.
    Moreover, were the Dems to lose the House, it could wel signal Speaker Pelosi’s resignation as their party’s leader, leading to the REAL REASON such a mythical Impeachment vote will never happen.

  121. The Democrats’ real problem is they don’t have a crime. The Constitution says that impeachment can be done for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” but that Congress cannot convict a person of such a crime in a legal sense. And the Court system, after evaluating $40 million worth of bogus non-evidence, concluded as a matter of law that there was no crime. (Taking care to point out that it was not because “he is the President.”)
    “Lawfare” lawyers of course insist that it doesn’t matter: that the law is anything they want it to be, and if you think about launching some proceeding and imagine that your quarry would not like it … why, that person just obstructed justice in absentia! (Got that?) But that’s why “We, the People” don’t work for their firm. (That’s also why we hire lawyers that do know what they’re talking about.)
    For the Democrats, it’s just politics. They know that he’ll be re-elected unless they impeach him. But they won’t accept that they have no Constitutional authority to do so. They can only impeach in the presence of a crime – and here, there is none.

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