House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is planning to go back to the articles of impeachment and add more articles to the two already defined by a vote in the House.
According to One American News (OAN), one of the Democrats’ goals would be to have former White House counsel Don McGahn testify regarding President Trump’s conduct.
If McGahn’s testimony is blocked, Trump would be charged with obstruction of justice.
For now, the Democrats are waiting on a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on whether McGahn is required to testify, according to CNN.
McGahn had already met with special counsel Robert Mueller in the Democrats’ earlier attempt to impeach the president on the grounds of alleged collusion with Russia, which turned out to be false.
Apparently, the report presented by Mueller revealed problems that they are now trying to rectify.
On that occasion, it was argued that Trump had obstructed justice, but since he was found innocent of the charges against him this would not lead to any obstruction.
In other words, an innocent person cannot in any way obstruct justice.
The Democrats may be trying to extend the impeachment process to cover off the time in the spring between the primaries and the national conventions, looking ahead to the 2020 presidential election.
At that point, Nancy Pelosi would send the articles to the Senate.
Sending the articles to the Senate is essential to the continuation of the process, but the Democrats are attempting to delay this step in the legal process.
For the former White House counsel to presidents, David Gergen, offered that the Democrats with their delay, seem to be waiting for “evidence” that would “appear” to justify the impeachment, according to an interview with the CNN “Newsroom.”
There is some hypocrisy in ‘we want it fast,’ but ‘now we want it slow,'” Gergen told host, Ana Cabrera.
The controversial impeachment of Trump is based on alleged pressure from the president on Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden while withholding nearly $400 million in military aid and an official visit to the White House from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Throughout the swift Democratic-led process, no evidence was presented that Trump had committed any crimes.
Author: The BL Staff
Source: The BL: Nancy Pelosi may add more articles to the impeachment next year