US: 'Will Not Hold Vote Authorizing President's Impeachment Probe,' Says Nancy Pelosi
In a dramatic announcement, all powerful Speaker and pivot against Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will not hold a formal House vote to launch an impeachment inquiry.
This is in defiance of calls from the White House and Republicans to do so.
CNBC reported that the decision to hold off on a formal vote comes amid growing pressure from Republican lawmakers and White House officials who have criticized House Democrats' efforts as an illegitimate attempt to undermine Trump's presidency.
But many members of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's caucus want to avoid the perception that the White House is dictating how the House, as part of a separate and equal branch of government, conducts itself, an aide familiar with Democrats' discussions told CNBC. In a town of thinkers, doers, dreamers and visceral betrayers, the game is truly afoot now.
Meanwhile CBS News reported that Republicans have argued that the impeachment inquiry is illegitimate because the full House has not voted to formally begin an investigation. The inquiry is currently being carried out by several committees. The White House counsel has also cited the lack of a full vote as a reason that the White House is not cooperating with the inquiry. A formal House vote is not a step that is required by the Constitution to begin an impeachment inquiry, although previous inquiries have started with such a vote.
Seizing the opportunity, Trump from the West Wing was like a fox which bounded out of the cage and the hunt was on. His thinking predicated on how do you deal with a wide variety of perceptual modalities in a illusionary game in the hall of mirrors as the pendulum keeps shifting back and forth in the Great Washington Swamp Game.
His rapid fire tweet loaded and locked with telling effect - Just out: MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME IS AT THE HIGHEST POINT EVER, EVER, EVER! How about saying it this way, IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY! Also, MORE PEOPLE WORKING TODAY IN THE USA THAN AT ANY TIME IN HISTORY! Tough numbers for the Radical Left Democrats to beat! Impeach the Pres.
Welcoming the Stanley Cup champs visiting the WH he drew strength from their performance - The @StLouisBlues amazing comeback reminds us to never give up - and never lose faith. When you work hard, support each other, believe in yourself, and give it everything you've got, victory is always within reach! #STLBlues.
Earlier in the day he launched into the Dems - Democrats are allowing no transparency at the Witch Hunt hearings. If Republicans ever did this they would be excoriated by the Fake News. Let the facts come out from the charade of people, most of whom I do not know, they are interviewing for 9 hours each, not selective leaks.
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