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Fri Aug 2, 2019, 06:06 PM

Pelosi Statement on the Progress of House Investigations

[link:https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/8219-2/|

AUGUST 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement on the progress of the House’s investigations:

“When we take the oath of office, we solemnly vow ‘to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.’ The Mueller report states unequivocally that Russia interfered in the 2016 election ‘in sweeping and systematic fashion.’ And the Intelligence Community informs us that Russia is working 24/7 to undermine our elections. This assault on our elections is a serious national security matter which the President chooses to ignore.

“The Mueller report and his testimony last week confirmed that the President’s campaign welcomed Russian interference in the election, and laid out ten instances of the President’s obstruction of justice. The President’s more recent attempts to prevent us from finding the facts is further evidence of obstruction of justice.

“To protect our democracy and our Constitution, Democrats in the Congress continue to legislate, investigate and litigate.

Litigation:

Last week, Jerry Nadler, Chair of Judiciary, took a significant step when he filed a petition to obtain the grand jury testimony underlying the Mueller report, for the House to ‘have access to all the relevant facts and consider whether to exercise its full Article I powers, including a constitutional power of the utmost gravity — approval of articles of impeachment.’
Elijah Cummings, Chair of Oversight and Reform, is winning in court in the Mazars case, seeking the President’s financial statements and reports prepared by his accountant to determine financial conflicts, violations of the Emoluments Clause, and the truthfulness of representations contained in the President’s statutorily required financial disclosure forms;
Maxine Waters, Chair of Financial Services and Adam Schiff, Chair of Intelligence are winning in court in the Deutsche Bank case, seeking the President’s bank account records to assist with the Committees’ investigation of unsafe banking practices, including money laundering, illicit transactions and foreign investments;
Richie Neal, Chair of Ways and Means, is pursuing the President’s tax returns to assist with the ongoing investigation of the IRS’s presidential tax audit program;
Eliot Engel, Chair of Foreign Affairs, on another front, is investigating the Russia connection with hearings seeking the facts from the Trump-Putin meetings;
In addition, last week, the House voted to reiterate its oversight authority, and ratified and affirmed the subpoenas already issued by the committees and any subpoenas to come. Responding to the subpoenas gives the President an opportunity to provide information that could exonerate him. If he has nothing to hide, he should cooperate with the subpoenas.
Investigation:

Our litigation has been strengthened by the months of work from our six committees which are engaged in the investigations. 54 percent of House Democrats serve on these committees engaged in hearings and investigations, and I am very proud of their work.
Legislation:

We have sent the Securing America’s Federal Elections Act to the Senate. However, Mitch McConnell refuses to take up this legislation or any other legislation to protect our democracy. Why do the President and the Republican Leader in the Senate choose to protect Russia rather than to protect the integrity of our elections? We will continue to lead a drumbeat across the country demanding the GOP Senate act.
“The assault on our elections and our Constitution is a grave national security issue. We owe it to our Founders to sustain our system of checks and balances and our democracy. We owe it to our heroic men and women in uniform who risk their lives for freedom to defend our democracy at home. We owe it to our children to ensure that no present or future president can dishonor the oath of office without being held accountable.

“In America, no one is above the law. The President will be held accountable.”


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Ponietz Aug 2019 OP
RainCaster Aug 2019 #1
Ponietz Aug 2019 #9
Guilded Lilly Aug 2019 #2
murielm99 Aug 2019 #3
StarfishSaver Aug 2019 #11
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 2019 #20
StarfishSaver Aug 2019 #29
Wellstone ruled Aug 2019 #4
Dream Girl Aug 2019 #26
NBachers Aug 2019 #5
Takket Aug 2019 #6
BigmanPigman Aug 2019 #15
mcar Aug 2019 #7
Danascot Aug 2019 #8
Raven123 Aug 2019 #10
stopdiggin Aug 2019 #21
warmfeet Aug 2019 #12
bucolic_frolic Aug 2019 #13
tymorial Aug 2019 #14
LudwigPastorius Aug 2019 #30
KY_EnviroGuy Aug 2019 #16
jcgoldie Aug 2019 #17
H2O Man Aug 2019 #18
AlexSFCA Aug 2019 #19
klook Aug 2019 #22
kentuck Aug 2019 #23
Nitram Aug 2019 #24
Mc Mike Aug 2019 #25
PufPuf23 Aug 2019 #27
emmaverybo Aug 2019 #28
denbot Aug 2019 #31
Hekate Aug 2019 #32

Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 06:14 PM

1. This is the kind of leadership that we need!

Go Nancy! And all the rest of the Dems...

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 06:49 PM

9. She makes it clear who the foreign and domestic enemies are

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 06:16 PM

2. Great to see!

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 06:19 PM

3. The NBC news tonight,

with Lester Holt, reported that more than half of the House Democrats now support impeachment. They reported that Pelosi was not on board with that.

Liars.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 07:12 PM

11. They claim Pelosi is so powerful, "nothing's happening" because "she won t let them"

 

But when we talk about the torrent of things that are happening, they say it's all occurring without her approval and over her objection.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 11:04 PM

20. Lincoln

"In this and like communities, public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed. Consequently he who moulds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed."
-- Abraham Lincoln

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is very fond of the above quote. Note how public sentiment has been "mould[ed]" since she took the gavel. She gets the pundits talking to the public on topics the House is involved in. There seems to be more noise from the public, now, about how no one is above the law.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 10:13 AM

29. True

 

Last edited Sat Aug 3, 2019, 11:28 AM - Edit history (1)

If Pelosi didn't want impeachment, we wouldn't be talking about impeachment, at least not as it's being talked about now. If she has the power to block impeachment and force her Caucus to vote for impeachment against their will, she'd also have the power to force them to stop talking about it and the numbers supporting impeachment wouldn't be growing.

As I've said, she'd have shut that ish down months ago.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 06:20 PM

4. The wheels of justice turn very slow

 

as we all learned from our School Text Books. But,the wheels do turn.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 09:55 AM

26. And they grind exceedingly fine

 

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 06:28 PM

5. There's a lot going on, and I laud Speaker Pelosi and all House Demorcats.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 06:38 PM

6. i appreciate statements like this, to let the people know we are doing their work.

at this point we've waited this long for the courts there seems to be little point in impeaching until they court cases are resolved. Why are these cases taking so long? We filed most of these motions MONTHS ago. These are matters of national security. Let's get a move on. Must be some docket we can be bumped to the top of.

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Response to Takket (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 07:40 PM

15. Hear, hear!

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 06:46 PM

7. Thank you, Speaker Pelosi!

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 06:49 PM

8. That was great

though I was a little disappointed that she didn't call him Moscow Mitch.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 07:05 PM

10. Interesting read

Without diminishing the fact that Trump has engaged in criminal behavior worthy of impeachment, this statement emphasizes the need to remain focused on the GOP resistance to protecting our election integrity.

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Response to Raven123 (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 12:10 AM

21. which, incidentally (not), is a clear cut winner with the general public (nt)

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 07:12 PM

12. K & R, & R & R.

In order to fix our numerous problems, the orange turd being number 1 and number two on the list, we must kick some republicans, pretty much all of them, in the ass. Let's do it.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 07:18 PM

13. She is a Master at the top of her game

She uses every resource, surely layers of staff and expertise, party consultants, but she makes the decisions, she just has such a nose for the political winds, and how visuals will play, and the words, vocabulary, clarity of explanations ... magnificent!!

We are privileged to have such an experienced, skilled, and patriotic Speaker at this moment of our history.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 07:20 PM

14. She said that on Jimmy Kimmel. She put her hand over her heart and she held up her other hand

And recited her oath of office. She knows exactly what her duty is her reluctance to move forward upsets me. I don't buy the argument that it isn't her decision. She leads and she has a whip. If an impeachment vote was held there is no way Democrats are going to vote no.

The fear is about losing seats and party influence. If this were any other issue I might seed the point that party matters and. maintaining the house matters.

Right now though it doesn't because there's a bigger issue. The president is a criminal and the house has an obligation to impeach him for his gross negligence and criminal activity.

I don't want to hear it if you're going to talk to me about party and seeds. We are a nation of laws and we function under the Constitution. If we do not accept that the constitution demands that we impeach President Trump then we must also accept that the constitution means nothing and is only useful when convenient.

I know many others believe there is a long game and play and that the ultimate goal is impeachment. I truly hope that is the case because every day that Trump remains on impeached... it's a blight on America

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Response to tymorial (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 11:20 AM

30. +1


Logically, and eloquently, stated...

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 07:45 PM

16. How refreshing. Thanks, Speaker Pelosi.

How refreshing to see statements from public servants done the traditional, proper way rather than rambling inflammatory gibberish on social media.

See her official statement on her .GOV web page here:

Go to: https://www.speaker.gov/

Nancy's Twitter page is good to reference as well and we won't find lies and hate there either (sign-up not required to view):

Go to: https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi

KY.......

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 08:10 PM

17. Impeachment seems inevitable

I think shes doing this meticulously for political effect because its obvious moscow mitch senate wont convict so we still have to beat him on election day. Im team Nancy!

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 08:59 PM

18. Recommended.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 09:12 PM

19. she is doing everything right

there is zero chance senate will do anything so impeachment is meaningless. Impeachment months before 2020 election will result in resounding acquittal by senate of all house charges thus handing trump victory along with gop gains in house and state and local races. For once, we need to do politics instead of do what’s right. Winning 2020 is MUCH more important than symbolically impeaching trump.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 09:02 AM

22. Good roundup of all that's being done.

The vise tightened another couple of notches this week. Reassuring.

And a reminder to us all that we have our role to play in keeping Congress motivated and giving them the cover of public sentiment.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 09:21 AM

23. I am very encouraged by that statement from the Speaker.

She is gathering all the wood before she starts the bonfire.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 09:24 AM

24. We are in good hands with Pelosi.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 09:48 AM

25. Rec 100, Rock on Madame Speaker.

I'm with you 100%.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 10:04 AM

27. Good comprehensive statement by Pelosi to keep us informed. rec.

Made my Saturday AM to read this. Thanks for the post.

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 10:09 AM

28. Excellent that House Dems are moving on so many fronts. Pelosi is still in top form. NT

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 11:21 AM

31. I proudly kick, and recommend this thread.

Go Democratic lawmakers!

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Response to Ponietz (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 06:29 PM

32. Kick. Rec. Bookmark.

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