Well, it’s official. The impeachment push is about to get an official vote. The resolution is out. The rules are established. The GOP gets subpoena power, though it needs to cite its reasoning and the Democrats can veto. This isn’t unusual. Not much has changed concerning the rules. While House Republicans have the ability to torpedo the Democrats’ impeachment narrative concerning President Trump's July phone call with the Ukrainian political leadership, where quid pro quo allegations have been lobbed, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) very much remains the dark lord of the Sith for this impeachment push. Polling on the subject in battleground states was not good for Democrats, which might explain this shift. Let’s also not forget that for the most part, Schiff and his crew have conducted this impeachment crusade in secret. It’s all in the bunker to control the narrative.
JUST IN: House resolution empowers SCHIFF to call public hearings and add as many rounds of uninterrupted questioning as he wants -- up 45 minutes per side -- in which only SCHIFF/NUNES or a staffer can ask questions. https://t.co/A6EhTLapBO— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 29, 2019
There's not much else of significance in here. It directs the Judiciary Committee to issue its own procedures for offering Trump the ability to call or cross examine witnesses.https://t.co/A6EhTLapBO— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 29, 2019
ALSO: The resolution spells out that Republicans can suggest subpoenas or witnesses but must submit justifications in writing and they can be vetoed by Dems.— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 29, 2019
That's consistent with previous impeachment procedures. https://t.co/A6EhTLapBO
The 2020 election is a long way away, and the Democrats have yet to select a nominee. There’s no way you can keep one of the most consequential political maneuvers—impeachment—in the dark like this. It looks unfair. It looks like a witch hunt. And Democrats are only going to animate the Trump base if they keep their little game of cloak and dagger going. So, Thursday is set to vote on this resolution…or is it? House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said that nothing is set in stone. He hasn’t read the impeachment inquiry rule and won’t fully commit to a floor vote as of tonight. This could change by tomorrow morning, but our friends at Twitchy are suggesting that Hoyer might not have the votes.
.@LeaderHoyer says he hasn't read impeachment inquiry rule, won't fully commit to a floor vote Thursday. "We're going to have to consider whether or not it's ready to go on Thursday. I hope that's the case."— Cameron Joseph (@cam_joseph) October 29, 2019
If they had the votes, they would take the vote...— John Ocasio-Nolte (@NolteNC) October 29, 2019
What they instead is a transcript that proves this entire process is a secret coup. https://t.co/SojL7Np2wi
Democrats have been plotting this freakshow since day one of the Trump presidency. They also promised their deranged base that something concerning impeachment would occur. They have to deliver, even if the charges are straight trash.
The whistleblower report about the Trump-Ukraine call alleges that Trump threatened President Volodymyr Zelensky to open a corruption probe into Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, who was sitting on the board of an energy company allegedly selling access for $50,000 per month. Why else would someone with zero experience in this field be there? The price for Ukraine for refusing this request was no military aid. That was the allegation made by a reported CIA agent, who is also a registered Democrat, and one who had worked with a 2020 candidate. This person also worked at the Obama White House and contacted Schiff’s staff prior to filing this report; Schiff knew of its contents beforehand. This person did not hear the phone call. It’s all based on second-hand accounts, which explains the numerous errors. The whistleblower is a Democrat, a CIA agent, had worked with 2020 Democrats and contacted one of the main quarterbacks in the Left’s impeach Trump effort that got this impeachment bus on the road. So, yeah—I don’t believe anything that comes from the Democrats on this front. I know, call me crazy.