Pelosi: Congress can use impeachment to legally justify Trump subpoenas

Posted by $ mminnick 1 year, 6 months ago to Politics
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"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been loath to endorse the ideas of impeaching President Trump or using Congress' inherent contempt power to detain Attorney General Bill Barr, but on Thursday she suggested that Democrats could use these powers in creative ways to get what they want."
"Pelosi said that even if they don't actually impeach Trump, House committees could use impeachment as an excuse to subpoena documents that they otherwise might not be able to get. The Trump administration has argued that congressional demands for documents have not had a required legislative purpose, and Pelosi believes this would work around that requirement."
""One of the purposes that the Constitution spells out for investigation is impeachment," Pelosi said during her weekly news conference. "And so you can say, and the courts would respect if you said, we need this information to carry out our oversight responsibilities, and among them is impeachment. It doesn't mean you're going on an impeachment path, but it means if you had that information, you might." "
Pelosi is going to go down as the dumbest Speaker in the history of the House of Representative. You don't use impeachment as a justification for subpoena's without first initiating an Impeachment Inquiry/Investigation. You don't say the subpoena's are needed in order to justify going to an Impeachment process. Idiot.

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