For John, BLUF: Now and forever means the Dems must hope and pray they never lose the House with a Democrat in the White House. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Daily Wire, by Reporter Ryan Saavedra, 16 December 2019.
Here is the lede plus one:
Attorneys representing House Democrats have told a federal court that House Democrats intend to continue impeachment investigations against President Donald Trump after they vote on impeachment this week, regardless of the eventual outcome of the Senate’s impeachment trial.I was hoping for the US Senate to quickly dispose of the Impeachment. I am thinking repeat Impeachment’s might evoke a real trial, one where there are not just House Managers, but House Members and Staff as witnesses.
“In a filing to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, House General Counsel Douglas Letter argued that the House’s demands for grand jury materials connected to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation were still urgent because such evidence might become relevant to the Senate’s expected impeachment trial next month,” Politico reported. “But Letter went further to note that even apart from the Senate trial, the House Judiciary Committee intends to continue its impeachment investigation arising from the Mueller probe on its own merit.”
In the court filing, Democrats accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of essentially engaging in a cover-up to protect Trump, claiming that the DOJ took an “extraordinary position in” the Democrats’ impeachment investigations by not “disclosing grand-jury material needed for the House’s impeachment of President Trump and the Senate’s trial to remove him from office.”
Democrats’ insistence at continuing to investigate the findings of the Mueller probe comes after Attorney General William Barr said last week in an NBC News interview that “there was and never has been any evidence of collusion.”
House Democrats have said in recent days that there is no limit to the number of times that they can impeach the president.
Some Democrat told us "Elections have consequences". Apparently all that was forgotten in 2016. Apparently the Democrats in the House, and the Media, are willing to throw away our Republic in a fit of pique, a fit of anger.
I have been trying to figure out Speaker Pelosi's plan, assuming she has one, and am not sure I am there yet. At this point I am leaning toward my Wife's view—Nancy Pelosi wants President Trump to win a second term.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff