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Old 1st August 2019, 02:44 PM   #150
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
My understanding is that Congress can initiate investigations, with broad subpoena powers, at will. They can call witnesses, compel disclosures, and do a bunch of other stuff to get more facts and information, without necessarily having to do it in the form of impeachment proceedings.
It's my understanding that Trump has gone out of his way to get refuse or deny every subpoena, including those to his aides, lawyers, etc. So, then what?

Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
So I don't currently buy the idea that they have to impeach to find out whether they have a basis for impeachment.
Good, I didn't say they HAD to do a damn thing. I said they would get a lot more information if they did as it becomes a legal procedure. Again, as I understand it.

Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
I think they could probably open preliminary investigations to get the info they need, and then impeach (or not) once they have that info.
Is that not part of "impeachment proceedings"? Maybe I'm confused but I picked those words for a reason.

Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
But I could be wrong on this, and would welcome correction from someone who knows better than I.
You and I both, sir. You and I both.
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