Answering a few questions on the timing & possible outcome of impeachment proceedings.
Befuddled, I hope that whatever is in Trump's financial docs is enough to persuade the Senate to remove (and shift public opinion as in the Nixon era). . .
Remember all those NDA’s?
The Speaker has access to info that we don't have.
There was nothing in Mueller’s mandate to prevent him from . . .
Pelosi is saying Mueller was not allowed so the House needs to do the investigation.
Remember that Politico article about how Trump lost support when people learned he wasn’t self-made?
I’ve talked about why a Nixon outcome is by no means guaranteed.
Also Nixon could retire to his estate. Trump’s “estate” is under siege by law enforcement.
Trump thus has a motive to fight that Nixon didn’t have: Remaining in the White House can shield him from prosecution.
I'm an appellate lawyer and I can tell you that is a breakneck pace.
(Screenshot in next tweet)
Consider how much better this is than for the Speaker to say (or imply) that she is on a quest to impeach.
Even with the chief justice presiding (which helps keep it in the legal instead of political realm) I expect a trial to be political drama with lots of grandstanding and speech making.
In other words, a Senate trial won’t be like Perry Mason.
I got the sense from Pelosi's statement that Trump managed to prevent it.
See next tweet
When I taught in a college, I actually had a student ask me, "Why does it matter which word you use?"
Me (throwing a nutty): Wars are fought over which word was used! History is changed by the slip of a word!