Leader McCarthy and Representative Michael McCaul Call-Out Democrat Manipulation of Committee Inquiry….

Today both Minority House Leader Kevin McCarthy and Representative Michael McCaul draw attention to Speaker Pelosi’s manipulation of House rules specifically intended to achieve articles of impeachment without Republican representation.

In a blatant display of committee manipulation, today the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Chairman Adam Schiff, worked around committee jurisdiction rules and took a deposition from Kurt Volker, the former State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations.

Not only was the jurisdiction of the House Foreign Affairs Committee usurped, but Chairman Schiff also limited republican members to having only one staffer present during the testimony.  [Read McCaul Letter Here]  This blatant manipulation of House rules was made without Speaker Pelosi holding a House vote to initiate an impeachment inquiry.

The House Rules that Pelosi changed in 2018 were designed to exploit the Trump-Russia impeachment via obstruction goal. Those same changed rules are now being used in the Trump-Ukraine effort. The committees’ need to gather impeachment evidence without the pesky interference by House republicans. This was always the purpose for changing the rules.

A formal vote to initiate an “impeachment inquiry” is not technically required; however, there has always been a full house vote until now.  The reason not to have a House vote is simple: if the formal process was followed the minority (republicans) would have enforceable rights within it.

Without a vote to initiate an impeachment inquiry, the articles of impeachment can be drawn up in committee without any participation by the minority; and without any input from the executive branch. This was always the plan visible in Pelosi’s House rules.

Thankfully key Republican leadership have now realized Pelosi’s decree of an “Official Impeachment Inquiry” is a feature, not a political flaw. They are beginning to push-back, at least call-out publicly, their lack of input around the rushed committee investigations.

House minority Leader Kevin McCarthy writes: “I have written to Speaker Pelosi to halt the impeachment inquiry until we can receive public answers to the following questions. Given the enormity of the question at hand—impeaching a duly elected president—the American public deserves fairness and transparency.”

Once the committees’ have assembled their evidence, assuming the public becomes aware of the partisan construct, Pelosi will likely initiate the full House vote to proceed with the assembly of articles of impeachment.  However, the committees’ will have already done the investigative work without republican involvement, so the full House vote will essentially be a moot point.

You are detained and questioned extensively. You answer all the questions. At the conclusion of your inquisition you are read your rights. Your attorney shows up; questioning stops.  A week later you are indicted and the material evidence against you is your statements.  This is what Pelosi/Lawfare are constructing. It doesn’t matter that the trial judge will throw it out, what matters is the indictment.

This is why there is such a massive narrative push by Pelosi, committee leaders and their media allies right now… they need to assemble evidence while republicans remain locked out of the process and committee staff (hired Lawfare) construct the articles.  The goal is impeachment.  They achieve that goal via a majority House vote on any individual article.

The ‘Resistance‘ and ‘Deep State‘ facilitators (writ large) are all-in on this impeachment effort.  Impeachment as an offense is their best defense to anything being investigated by U.S. Attorney John Durham, Attorney General Bill Barr and DOJ-IG Michael Horowitz. This entire group is also racing the clock.

The ‘whistle-blower’ complaint is only a vehicle; a president can be technically impeached by hearsay, innuendo and anonymous complaints – it is simply a House vote.  However, a president cannot be removed (Senate) under that impeachment case construct.

The primary goal is only impeachment from the House.

Their secondary hope is that outcome assists the 2020 removal from office.

 

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221 Responses to Leader McCarthy and Representative Michael McCaul Call-Out Democrat Manipulation of Committee Inquiry….

  1. Kleen says:

    Lol, the low IQ mentality unstable Democrats fell for this rumorblower plot and it backfired badly, I have to ask, is it possible that this whole story was Trump’s entrapment for the low IQ resistance?

    Something like… his people leaked bad information to some never- trumper knowing it would grow legs and take off.

    It would make so much sense. Ahahahaha!

    I mean, this is blowing up in their faces like nothing ever before. If they did that to themselves, OMG! They are even more mentally unstable than we all thought.

    Trump has raised record money, Biden is exposed and they are all in damage control.

    This has to be a prank!

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    • Phil Bacon says:

      Please remember:

      The framers of the Constitution did not vest the power of impeachment in the hands of a committee chairman, not even in the hands of the Speaker of the House. That power is in the hands of the House of Representatives and the House has not yet spoken on the matter.

      Until then there is no impeachment legitimacy to any actions the Speaker or committee chairmen take. It is all a sham, a razzle-dazzle act of leger-de-main pulling fake accusations out of a hat.

      The White House letter tells Nancy to pound sand.

      Liked by 10 people

    • noswamp says:

      To my friends at the GOP. Your rebukes are too little too late. You should have challenged this when she changed the rules! Tell me, why didnt’ you? Maybe some of the RINOS are complicit? McCarthy letter might be a dog and pony show. I remember he was chosen by Ryan. And we all know how we feel about Ryan the traitor. The GOP chair is related to Romney. I have never trusted her. Many on here do.

      All I have to say to the GOP and Trump is to politically FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT. No more defensive moves. Politically ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK.

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      • aarmad says:

        Totally agree! The lack of challenges is on purpose. Ryan, McCarthy, and the rino s still show little support for the President. That is very discouraging. I decided months ago to stop all donations. Until they exhibit a real force behind the President, the democrats will continue changing rules, and generally controlling the Senate. McConnell needs to step it up big time!

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  2. Zy says:

    I’m glad The Minority Leader is speaking out but a stronger explanation of Pelosi’s rule changes for this session of Congress needs to be made. Or didn’t he know, until this week, that they were changed?

    Liked by 4 people

    • James Carpenter says:

      He knew.
      The Uniparty is scrambling to try and get ahead of what we already know. What we are bound to find out.
      And somebody’s going to have to try and do it.
      It’s a daunting task, but trillions are at stake.

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      • dallasdan says:

        Yep, he knew, and long ago.

        He is grandstanding, knowing that his letter will look good in the National Archives and it may be favorably viewed by historians, but it is worthless in the House. IMO, his support of the President is rooted in personal opportunism.

        He personifies a chameleon.

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  3. Sloth1963 says:

    President Trump has called out Schiff as a liar. Shouldn’t Schiff defend his honor by requesting a duel? Rudy and Nancy as the seconds? C’mon. This whole cooked up farce needs a well rehearsed theatrical ending. Or, better still, a well researched hearing of the facts and censure of the wrong doers. Democrats have proven that they cannot be trusted in leadership positions.

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  4. H. Hawke says:

    Where in the world is Bill Barr?

    Why, he’s in D.C. speaking at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Criminal Coordination Conference and making jokes about going to Greenland.

    WTF is he doing to help POTUS?

    Not a F**KNG thing.

    Meanwhile the proof of Rosenstein’s involvement with the Mueller-attempted coup continues via Judicial Watch’s release of his emails.

    Liked by 8 people

    • dallasdan says:

      IMO, Barr is in the catbird’s seat, exactly where the Deep State wants him to be. He knows he won’t be fired, regardless of his malfeasance in “cleaning-up” the coup attempt and protecting the co-conspirators because the Senate RINOs have his back.

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  5. wyoskeptic says:

    This feels to me like one of President Trump’s classic bull fighter moves. The bull sees the red cape, charges, then wonders where in the heck he went. Seems to me the DemoKrats never stop taking the bait.

    My feeling is you are seeing the dissolution of the Democratic party as it spirals down into madness and insanity. I do not think any of the top leaders would ever truly pass a sanity check right now. They have lost it all so badly there is no returning back to anything approaching normality. The only question now is who is going to get trampled on their race to the bottom. They have been breathing in all that swamp air for so long and are so dirty from how they’ve enriched themselves, they truly do not know how to cope in the real world any longer. Reality no longer has any meaning for them.

    Liked by 6 people

  6. jus wundrin says:

    Am I seeing a rudimentary spine growing on the repubs? Wheres lil lizzy cheney? Pelosi opened up a can of worms. Time to make her sleep with them.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. The Gipper Lives says:

    “Two terms might be irreparable.”

    Yes–we’re counting on it.

    Liked by 20 people

  8. citizen817 says:

    Curious to me.
    Why weren’t these rule changes called out by the Republicans when they were first changed? Do they just pretend not to know things?

    Maybe we should send them Sundance research articles so at least they could try and get out in front of this crap, instead of always being behind…or it’s a feature, not a flaw.

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Landslide says:

    Someone should start selling boomerangs with “Trump 2020” on them at the rallies!!👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸

    Liked by 6 people

  10. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    Liked by 7 people

  11. donny2837 says:

    Don’t know how you do it Sundance. Years and years of fighting against all odds. Never giving up, never giving in. You are an example for all of us free men and women. Read you every day, didn’t comment in 18 months. Made a few comments yesterday and today. Will go back to lurking. Just popped in to announce the Counter Offense Campaign has begun.

    o7.

    Liked by 9 people

  12. tav144 says:

    Collins files amicus brief.

    Liked by 8 people

    • Kaco says:

      This is great. I called McCarthy’s office yesterday, left message for McCarthy impeachment is un-representational and un-Constitutional without a full House vote and Republican participation and due process. I’m glad they are finally calling this illegitimate.

      And glad to see the White House refusing to comply until they take a full vote.

      Either vote or shut it down.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. TheLastDemocrat says:

    The goal is to keep the base fired up. Nothing more.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. TheLastDemocrat says:

    McCarthy, McCaul:
    A day late and a dollar short.

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  15. Linda K. says:

    So Pelosi starts an impeachment inquiry on her own without a vote. If she manages to get articles of impeachment without input from Republicans or the Executive Branch and it is successful in the Senate, who would benefit? If Trump and Pence are somehow out, she would be Prez. So, all this illegality on her part is a definite conflict of interest.

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  16. mtk says:

    I believe what we have here is a litmus test for Congressional races for 2020.
    A call for a Consitutional Amendment.

    An Amendment that states, “Drafting Articles of Impeachment must begin with the House Judiciary favoring a Full House vote to vote ‘yea or nay’ before the Articles can be drawn up. Then the Articles must pass back to the intended Consituitional process of drafting the Articles and a final House vote on the Articles. At no time can the Majority restrict the minority a say in drawning up the Articles.”

    The House can politic to their heart’s content once the Judiciary votes to pass forward to the floor, however until there is a ‘yea’ vote to proceed, drafting Articles of Impeachment through changes to House Rules that deprive the minority a say is Unconstitutional.

    I am all for calling this Consituitional Amendment, the Political Ethical Laws Of Sensible Integrity Amendment.

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  17. jeans2nd says:

    The best part of all this is the Socialist democrats will now have the worry the Republicans will try a stunt like this, shutting out the minority, at a time and place of the Republican’s choosing, and the Socialist democrats will never know when or if the event will happen.

    Were I the Republicans, I would torture the Socialist democrats mercilessly with acts that resemble, but never quite reach, the level of these evil machinations.

    The GOPe just do not have it in them for anything this underhanded and evil.
    one may dream, tho

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  18. dallasdan says:

    Losing control of the House has consequences. We should expect the worst, knowing we must live with it unless and until elections change the balance of power. Reality is sometimes extremely discomforting.

    Like

    • Raffaella says:

      PRESIDENT TRUMP SUPPORTERS WHO DID NOT VOTE DURING 2018 MIDTERMS ARE ALL TRAITORS
      I was shocked that those 63 million people who voted for President Trump in 2016 did not show up in 2018 and keep democrats from gaining the house. After 2 years of Russia hoax and knowing full well that Democrats were planning to impeach him, they stayed home. They betrayed their President.

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      • A S K says:

        Lots of questionable behavior going on. No one wants to stand up and take the heat. “Let Donald do it. “ That’s how Obama destroyed America in eight easy years.

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  19. A S K says:

    I’m not sure that eight years of Obama, the inaction of Paul Ryan, Mittens, Jeff Flake, John McCain, the Obama administration including Clapper, Holder, Brennan, Lynch, ad nauseum at this point can be fixed. Much damage has been done by this illegitimate fraudulent con from Kenya, and all of America is suffering greatly.

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  20. Disruptor says:

    Why don’t they just find a friendly federal judge in Iowa to shut down this lawless procedure? Federal judges seem to be all-powerful these days.

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  21. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    I love the Tom Clancy book “The Hunt for Red October”. Captain Ramius was ever the Vilnius schoolmaster. Narrowing the distance between his sub and that underwater ordnance was brilliant, while his crew and the American skipper were freaking out as he drove right into it…it busted on the hull of the sub before it was armed for detonation.

    Combat tactics include the necessity of sometimes giving the enemy ample opportunity to reveal themselves in true light. Trump is really, really good at this. It’s right there next to the endless supply of rope. I am not convinced that all Repubs have Trump’s six, but he is much, much better with strategy. I would put all this in the get-outta-the-way column.

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  22. Eric says:

    Wouldn’t it be hell for Pelosi if it was a go ahead to bring the vote up and it fails miserably?

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