This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream.
It looks like they are really going to do it. The Democrats are actually preparing to begin impeachment proceedings, and as you will see below, one senior House Democratic aide is warning that “the dam could break on Thursday”.
That is the day when acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is scheduled to testify to the House Intelligence Committee, and Democrats on that committee are going to make it exceedingly clear that they want the whistleblower complaint that is at the center of this latest political firestorm. It is being alleged that President Trump repeatedly pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter at a time when Ukraine was desperate for military aid from the United States. President Trump has publicly admitted that he discussed Joe Biden’s corruption with the Ukrainian president, but he insists that he never actually pressured him to do anything. Trump is offering to release a full transcript of the call in order to prove his point, but that is not going to satisfy the Democrats. They want the whistleblower complaint, and they want it immediately.
According to Politico, some sources on Capitol Hill are saying that the possibility of impeachment proceedings is “approaching a certainty”, but so much depends on what happens later this week.
Over the course of this week, Democratic leaders are going to do all that they can to get their hands on the whistleblower complaint, and things are likely to come to a head-on Thursday when acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testifies before the House Intelligence Committee. The following comes from NBC News…
But House Democrats have been pulling together a wide-ranging case to impeach President Donald Trump on a series of alleged past and ongoing crimes against the country — a set of charges that goes far beyond the Mueller report — and all signs point to a possible public inflection point later this week, when acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testifies before the House Intelligence Committee.
“The dam could break on Thursday,” one senior House Democratic aide, whose boss has not endorsed impeachment, told NBC News.
Previously, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had been against impeachment, but now she appears to have changed her tune.
She is insisting that the whistleblower complaint must be turned over, and if that doesn’t happen the New York Times is warning that we should expect “a serious escalation from Congress”…
The fast-moving developments prompted Speaker Nancy Pelosi to level a warning of her own to the White House: Turn over the secret whistle-blower complaint by Thursday, or face a serious escalation from Congress.
By the end of this week, we should have a lot more clarity on what is about to happen.
But at this point, all of the signs are pointing in one direction. The following are 12 quotes that show that the Democrats are getting ready to impeach Trump…
–House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff: “I have been very reluctant to go down the path of impeachment, for the reason that I think the founders contemplated, in a country that has elections every four years, that this would be an extraordinary remedy, a remedy of last resort, not first resort. But if the president is essentially withholding military aid at the same time that he is trying to browbeat a foreign leader into doing something illicit, that is, providing dirt on his opponent during a presidential campaign, then that may be the only remedy that is coequal to the evil that that conduct represents.”
–Congressman Jim Himes: “Of course it’s an impeachable offense.”
–Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney: “I first called for impeachment back in June. These latest revelations re: POTUS and Ukraine are absolutely outrageous – they take impeachable offenses to a whole new level, and emphasize the urgency for IMMEDIATE action.”
–Congressman Al Green: “”It is time for the Congress to do its job and start the impeachment process, not an inquiry.”
–Representative John Larson: “The Director of National Intelligence must comply with the law on Thursday. If not, the Trump Administration has left Congress with no alternative but for the House to begin impeachment proceedings, which I will support.”
–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “The Inspector General determined that the matter is ‘urgent’ and therefore we face an emergency that must be addressed immediately.”
–House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff: “This would be, I think, the most profound violation of the presidential oath of office, certainly during this presidency, which says a lot, but perhaps during just about any presidency. There is no privilege that covers corruption. There is no privilege to engage in underhanded discussions.”
–Congressman Al Green: “We are at the crossroads of accountability. Either we will hold the president accountable, or we will be held accountable.”
–Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: “At this point, the bigger national scandal isn’t the president’s lawbreaking behavior – it is the Democratic Party’s refusal to impeach him for it.”
–Congressman Dean Phillips: “I came to Congress on a mission to clean up corruption and restore America’s trust in our government. The President’s pattern of behavior is corrupt at best, treasonous at worst, and puts our rule of law at risk.”
–Representative Pramila Jayapal: “It is a deeply serious time, and I think we have a constitutional crisis and I think there is only one remedy at this point.”
–Congresswoman Angie Craig: “We have a responsibility to ensure that no one is above the law — particularly our elected leaders. Yesterday, the President and his personal counsel confessed to asking the Ukrainian government to interfere with a political rival. Additionally, President Trump threatened to withhold military aid to our ally if they did not comply. It is clear that the sitting president of the United States placed his own personal interests above the national security of the United States. We must safeguard our electoral process and our very democracy from outside threats. For this reason, the current investigations into corruption must continue. And when there is an abuse of power of this magnitude, it is our responsibility to stand up for what is right. This is why I am calling to open impeachment proceedings — immediately, fairly, and impartially.”
And if impeachment proceedings do move forward, they won’t just be focused on the discussions that Trump has had with the president of Ukraine.
According to NBC News, Democrats are likely to include a whole host of “impeachable offenses” in their charges against Trump…
Democrats are also gathering evidence for possible obstruction of justice charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — including the eyewitness testimony the Judiciary Committee received from former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski last week. Lewandowski testified that the president twice directed him to tell then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to un-recuse himself and shut down Mueller’s investigation of Trump.
The other buckets of potentially impeachable offenses include obstruction of Congress, a category that covers a laundry list of efforts by Trump to prevent the House from obtaining testimony and documents from various federal officials, agencies and even people who do not work for the government — like Lewandowski — over whom Trump has sought to limit disclosures by asserting executive privilege.
The latest CNN count has 137 of the 235 Democrats in the House in support of impeachment, but the floodgates have now opened and more are coming out in favor of beginning impeachment proceedings with each passing day.
And with Democrats having a solid majority in the House, there is little doubt as to what the outcome would be.
But the problem for Democrats has always been the Senate where Republicans hold a slim majority. The Republicans currently hold 53 seats, and that always seemed to be an insurmountable obstacle to removing Trump from office.
However, things may have changed due to this latest scandal. At this point, even Senator Mitt Romney seems deeply troubled by what he is hearing…
Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, was more critical, deeming it “critical for the facts to come out” and saying, “If the president asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme.”
If push came to shove, it is probably likely that Mitt Romney would vote to remove Donald Trump, and if Trump was removed from office that would open up the door for him to make a run for the White House in 2020.
In addition to Romney, there are several other “moderate” Republicans that will be critical to the outcome of any push for impeachment. Many of them are not particularly fond of Trump, and Trump knows it.
We have reached one of the most critical moments in American history, and it was probably inevitable that the Democrats were going to come for Trump eventually.
Now we are on the verge of a constitutional crisis that could shake America to the core, and either way, the end result is likely to leave tens of millions of Americans deeply angry.
Political tension has been rising to a breaking point for a long time in this nation, and this could be the spark that unleashes chaos that nobody is going to be able to control.
So let us hope for peace, and let us hope that the Democrats are not really as serious about impeachment as they appear to be at this moment.
If trump is removed from office then those responsible will be removed from this earth.. Here is the warning from former Navy seal Craig Sawyer for all the arrogant demonrats who think Trump will be removed from office and that they will undo our constitution … After observing that all patriots, regardless of position, have a duty to protect the Constitution, Sawyer minced no words detailing what he believes would happen to those involved in Trump’s removal and he explained why:
Anti-American subversives involved in ANY WAY in an unconstitutional coup against our President will be run down and executed immediately by the world’s most supreme warriors. There will be nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide, no mercy, no sense of humor. Harsh examples will be made. My prediction is it will be a gruesome massacre. Why? Because one side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets & the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.
And, he added, it won’t take very long: “It will likely only take a few hours. Lessons will be learned. History will take note. Order restored.”
Triple amen! It’s an inevitable scenario.
Socialism: The religion.
Clintons: The ruling royalty.
CNN, MSNBC: Prophets of the socialist religion.
Democrats: The laity, followers.
Genocide: What happens when socialists get in power. A blood sacrifice to Lucifer.
When socialists are in power they always kill their opponents, always. Pol Pot, Mao, Stalin, Hitler were all Socialists.
Impeachment doesn’t mean Trump will have to resign.
Trump will never resign.
DEM-SOCIALIST plan will fail and they will lose the election because of this.
Elected hypocrites sworn to uphold the laws???????
Yet 40+ million illegal aliens in the US have spent $1,400 billion of the working taxpayer’s dollars during the past 19 years, in entitlements and the extra cost of everything — giving them a free ride!
Elected hypocrites sworn to uphold the laws? Obama/Bush/Cheeny/Clinton roams freely. Right there ought to be a total of 160 years in prison.
And the millions of white people legally discriminated against since 1964. Reparations anyone?
And the 57 million US babies murdered since 1972.
And the millions of innocent civilians murdered by the US armed farces since 1945.
No one ever answers for the largest of all crimes.
That tree of liberty needs a good stout feeding,
Let er rip
The tree of Liberty fell on our watch. Not a shot was fired.
Fat lady aint sung yet,,,
She is getting ready though,
America trashed, best to sell house in cities (we just did) will move to small apt on edge of city as we have business ties to city, so downsize your un needed stuff to the max and get vital preps. No use voting, Trump is a globalist puppet like R. Reagan was, can’t trust any politician anymore.
“Yet 40+ million illegal aliens in the US have spent $1,400 billion of the working taxpayer’s dollars during the past 19 years, in entitlements and the extra cost of everything — giving them a free ride!”
I would like to see Mehico formally disgorged for this forced charity, the cost of deportation, and the *completed wall.
Bert, very good points you made. Just more hot air being blown by the dems/commies. They were talking about impeachment on election night in 2016 just 2-and-a-half months before the inauguration. They consider themselves to be above the law yet they believe they can still preach to all of us about something. They have no idea of the hell that will be unleashed upon them whenever the balloon goes up. I agree their plan will fail. If they couldn’t impeach him during the past 2.5 years what makes them think they can succeed now?
Impeachment is what the House tries to do when they have no other mean available means to discredit the Pres. In fact, the Demo.s are actually quite stupid in their effort to do so because it will only serve to further expose and highlight their own sins. Pelosi knows this but is forced to cave in to the silly radicals of her party. She already knows it will fail because the Senate won’t go along with it. The Demo.s strategy is to throw some sh*t and hope some of it sticks, thats how impotent they are. All this shows is officialdom and the political class despise Pres. DT so much (and by extension those who voted for DT) that they are willing to try anything to get rid of him, even the patently ridiculous. After this latest effort, which will completely fail, the Demo.s will be out of ammunition, they have wasted their resources and credibility over the past 3 years and gotten absolutely nothing in return.
We are soon to enter the most entertaining phase in politics, desperation sets in for politicians and/or their party when they have nothing left, they won’t even be able to lie and get away with it. There’s no telling what they will resort to now. Stock up on popcorn, the 12 months before the next general election is going to be quite a show. Heres a spoiler, Trump wins again.
Does anyone really call this good government we are getting? People all over the world are laughing at us. This is just one more reason why we have to attack and invade everywhere, they don’t see anything in our gov’t they would want to associate with or emulate.
Bert, I’d love to see that dam break and wash away the dems/socialists, etc. but that’s too much to hope for, is it?
I agree with you. If these bastards get way with this shit the tree needs to be fed, or cut down and a new tree needs to be planted.
I for one know not only are the Demorats against Trump, and so are the Repubipucks. You see it every day.
By the way I’m coming to Tennessee on Friday to bid on some land on Sat.
Sarge, good to hear from you. I’m finally in north GA permanently now as of July. Feel like a whole new man. Yes it’s getting closer to the time when that tree needs a healthy dose; my biggest reason for giving up a job of 30+ years and relocating. I’m finally where I really need to be. Good luck on that land.
Check out property in Lunenburg County, VA nice climate, low taxes, lots of lakes and ponds, plenty of off the beaten path places for sale. Reasonable prices.
Lunenberg County is a beautiful rural area, all those counties along the entire length of the south side of Virginia have low populations, with lots of rich farmland, streams, and areas of forests. There is a lot of land for sale in all those counties; and the cost of living is lower than average. The counties are dotted with small towns. As you go west past the middle of VA you get into mountains with mostly forests.
My family is from a rural area of the far western part of the Commonwealth (VA is not a state). God bless Virginia and the South.
There are many nice properties in VA anywhere south of the Northern Virginia area. Getting away from the Washington DC metro area is the big factor.
Since I heard the other day that Fairfax County is “considering” (which means its nearly fact) becoming a sanctuary county, I’ve been doing searches and formulating a plan to hustle out to elsewhere. I’d been thinking that for a while since many of the places I liked are gone or so changed they might as well be gone. Time for a change in life.
No predicate crime with evidence is ever described by Democrats, just the circular argument that Trump publicly defending himself during a now CONFIRMED attempted coup witch hunt, constitutes obstruction of justice.
This is so going to sink the Democrats Battle ship…..
Dog and pony show….covering for the coming nuclear shit show in the Middle East
Mercy, give up on the ‘Good Cop-Bad Cop’ disinformation. Failure to understand that Republicans are an enemy of liberty is to have missed the whole lesson of America’s slide into tyranny.
Have Republicans ever allowed you to vote for liberty? Wake up and man-up! The only vote that ever mattered in history is secession.
We had Clinton one, Clinton Two, Bush One and Bush Two… Obama and NOW the DEMOCRATS are worried about corruption. So sick of hearing the Democrats acting like Rabid dogs…
Trump’s been thinking he’s above the law for so long he admitted to crimes multiple times in public. This should be fun to watch- all the pro-Tumpers are beside themselves trying to twist their logic to excuse him. It doesn’t matter if Dems have been after him since day one- if he violated the Constitution, he violated the Constitution. It’s like running a stoplight when a cop is following you- even if he’s just waiting for you to do something wrong, it’s still wrong to do it and you deserve to get caught. It’s funny how so many “law and order” Republicans are willing to allow him to break the law just because “Dems are out to get him.”
The Demonrats are still trying to get even for the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach Bill Clinton. The current witch hunt with no identifiable crime won’t garner the votes in the “House”. Even if they could come up with the votes, it’s dead-on-arrival within the Senate.
Utah, will somebody wake up Mitt Romney. He’s making me embarrassed that I voted for him.
When darkness falls the Tree of Liberty will go dormant. But during that darkness, the ground will be watered with the blood of tyrants and fools. And when the new dawn breaks, the Tree of Liberty will bloom again from the life in its remnant roots.
Elektra Maggie Paulson
Yes, they are on their worse behavior, with every contentious news item.
Yes, the blacklash will be worse for conservatives, the more clean or affluent you look.
At least, now, they still believe that change is possible within the system.
You are assuming that they fully utilize the system. What there is of a “system” is far different that what was set up in 1776.
The dems have committed themselves to impeachment within the next 6 months. If this “inquiry” goes nowhere or gets dropped, they look like liars and lunatics who were hell-bent on eliminating a lawfully elected, sitting president. If they stretch it out until next November, then they look incompetent in addition to being hell-bent on usurping a sitting President.
So they must impeach the President to keep the lie alive and save face. And in so doing have brought us perilously close to civil war.
Every day that goes by with these lies continuing to be told is another tear that is shed by Lady Liberty for the cancer that has infected — and that will ultimately be the death of — the Republic.
What did Trump think he was doing politically when he asked the Ukranian Pres to investigate the criminal cartel?
Perhaps he was thinking about his country and not his political butt?
This criminal cartel, otherwise known as the DNC, has been getting away with high crimes and misdemeanors for far too long…
Much ado about nothing. Simple diversions from the truth of a collapsing we the people gaining any representation and relief from policies enacted that reflect any real freedom and justice advancing. Biden vs Trump is the fix just like Clinton vs Trump was. If Trump was actually threatened with removal from office Pence is waiting in the wings as his replacement. The collapse of justice continues.
This sham will ruin Biden and guarantee Trump’s re-election. This will fail like the Russian fiasco……
If only these commies would move this fast on fixing immigration or the homeless bum explosion. If they’re on a witch hunt, they don’t have far to look. Hillary, pelosi, AOC Jackson etc.
just remember 1 thing
neither Democrat or Republican gives 1 sht about you , or your family
all they care about is themselves
they will tell you what ever gets them in for another few years of pilfering your tax dollars and you are allowing them to do this with consent …yeah some people actually think Voting works ( your giving them consent to fck you when you vote for them)
Nothings changed in my 56 years , and nothing will be getting better for you or I
all the crimes committed by them that we have been told for decades would be solved and prosecuted , and the fools keep voting for the same problems, nothing changes
the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repetitively thinking that something different will come of it
Revolution is the only way .. but this country and its men have been pussified to no end , people wont even stick up for their neighbors anymore, even when they know the BS outright is wrong , so as far as a united front against these usurpers of our Bill of Rights ? good fckin luck
were all on our own, no one is coming to save us , there is no white night , get ready for the fight of your life
and dont be surprised when the UN arrive to “keep the peace” (LOL)
yeah “stop resisting” will have a whole new meaning