Thursday was quite a day for Democrats as the radicalized new House majority was sworn in and quickly got about the business of exacting their terrible vengeance upon President Trump for winning the 2016 election.Rather than roll up their sleeves and get to work on behalf of the American people, Rep. Brad Sherman introduced the first of what will be many impeachment bills to come and Jerrold Nadler wasted no time in rolling out legislation to protect Robert Mueller from being fired by the president.Nadler’s bill is only the latest effort to immunize a man who has been a de facto, taxpayer-funded opposition researcher for the Democratic party and when he delivers his highly anticipated report this spring, the scheme to reverse the last election will have reached the final stage.
— The Hill (@thehill) 4 января 2019 г.
Via The Hill, “Dems move to protect Mueller in new Congress”:
Incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) on Thursday led a group of Democrats in introducing a bill designed to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump.
The legislation reflects growing fears among the president’s critics that he could try to impede Mueller’s investigation into whether his campaign coordinated with Moscow to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Trump has increasingly castigated the investigation as an “illegal” partisan-led witch hunt that he wants ended.
The bill, formally known as the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, would codify existing Justice Department regulations that say a special counsel can only be removed for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest or other good cause. The legislation would also give the special counsel written notice of his or her removal and the opportunity to challenge the move in court.
For the last two years, House Republican leadership sat idly by, and often joined in, as President Trump attempted more than once to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and launched serious attacks on senior Department of Justice officials in an effort to end the Russia investigation. Now that Trump has fired Attorney General Sessions and removed Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein from overseeing the investigation, we are faced with an acting Attorney General whose intentions are questionable.
“As the Special Counsel announces new indictments and guilty pleas from Trump’s closest allies and associates, it’s clear that the threat to the Mueller investigation will only grow stronger. Democrats and Republicans in Congress have mentioned their support for the inquiry to continue unimpeded. Now is the time for Congress to finally act and pass this legislation to protect the integrity of the Special Counsel’s investigation and the rule of law.”
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The bill’s chances are iffy with the Republicans having fortified their majority in the Senate but serious cracks in the wall of support for President Trump are beginning to emerge after his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria which resulted in an explosion of bipartisan fury.
Republican renegades also have a high profile leader in Willard “Mitt” Romney who is now in a position to cobble together enough Republicans to remove Trump from office if a trial is held in the Senate.
For Romney, it would prove that revenge is a dish best served cold and don’t forget, it was the former governor of ultra-liberal Massachusetts who desperately tried to recruit a viable alternative to Trump during the GOP primaries.
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What sense does it make to impeach Trump if the Dems are confident of winning the 2020 election as they romped in the midterms?
The simple answer is that they don’t want to run against a man who they have continually underestimated and it’s clear that they want to remove Trump before the election.
The fireworks are about to begin.