Dem court filing suggests Trump impeachment probe began before Mueller report was submitted


HAPPY ABOUT THE KIM REGIME CONTINUING WITH THOSE TESTS.>>Jon: WE ARE NOW LEARNING DEMOCRATS ON THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WASTED NO TIME AND BEGINNING AN IMPEACHMENT INVESTIGATION INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP. A RECENT COURT FILINGS ADDRESS IT ALL BEGAN BEFORE ROBERT MUELLER’S REPORT WAS EVEN SUBMITTED. LET’S BRING IN ANDY BIGGS, A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE TO DO JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. DOES IT SURPRISE YOU THAT DEMOCRATS WERE ALREADY LOOKING FOR IMPEACHMENT BEFORE THE REPORT WAS OFFICIALLY RELEASED?>>NO, JON, IT DOESN’T. THEY HAVE BEEN TALKED ABOUT THIS FOR LITERALLY AT LEAST SIX MONTHS, MAYBE LONGER THAN THAT. IT IS KIND OF SURPRISING THAT IF THEY ARE INDICATING THAT THIS WAS OFFICIAL, THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING TO MAKE THIS OFFICIAL, BUT THEY HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THAT PEG TO HANG AN IMPEACHMENT HAT ON B6 FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS.>>Jon: LET ME READ TO YOU FROM THE COURT FILING, AND THE TIMELINE HERE IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT. ON MARCH 4TH OF 2019, THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE OPENED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THREATS TO THE RULE OF LAW, ENCOMPASSING A LEGIT OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, PUBLIC CORRUPTION, AND OTHER ABUSES OF POWER BY PRESIDENT TRUMP TO HIS ASSOCIATES AND MEMBERS OF HIS ADMINISTRATION. ONE CRITICAL PURPOSE IS TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO RECOMMEND ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT. NOW, THIS CAME OUT IN MARCH. THAT IS WELL BEFORE THE MUELLER REPORT WAS RELEASED. AND IT CONTRADICTS WHAT THE CHAIRMAN OF YOUR COMMITTEE, JERROLD NADLER, SAID ABOUT THE TIMING OF ALL OF THIS. HE SAID THAT THEY ARE GOING TO WAIT UNTIL THE MUELLER REPORT CAME OUT UNTIL THEY WERE GOING TO DECIDE.>>THAT IS PART OF THE WHOLE THING, THE CHAIRMAN HAS BEEN GARBLED ON MESSAGING. HE HAS — DON’T FORGET THAT WE HAVE HAD MULTIPLE RESOLUTIONS IN CONGRESS TO DO THAT. JERRY NADLER HAS SUPPORTED ALL OF THOSE. BUT HE NEEDED TO GET THIS INVESTIGATION GOING, AND HE BASICALLY STARTED THAT IN JANUARY WHEN HE BECAME CHAIRMAN. SO WE INTERVIEWED WITNESSES AND WHAT HAVE YOU, AND THEY WERE REALLY HANGING THEIR HAT ON THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION EVEN THOUGH YOU HAD MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE SAYING WE ARE DOING AN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. THAT’S WHAT THEY KEPT SAYING. AND THEN YOU HAVE MR. NADLER BASICALLY COMING OUT AND SAYING NO, WE’RE NOT REALLY DOING THAT. SO IT HAS BEEN A MISHMASH OF MESSAGING. THEIR REAL INTENTION ALL ALONG HAS BEEN TO TRY TO FIND A WAY TO IMPEACH THIS PRESIDENT.>>Jon: I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT ANOTHER ISSUE IN WASHINGTON RIGHT NOW. THE PRESIDENT WOULD LIKE TO DIVERT SOME 250 MILLION OR SO DOLLARS IN FEMA FUNDS TO HELP WITH ALL OF THE PROBLEMS GOING ON AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER RIGHT NOW, WHICH, BEING FROM ARIZONA, YOU KNOW WELL. HERE’S WHAT NANCY PELOSI SAYS ABOUT THAT. SHE SAYS “STEALING FROM APPROPRIATED FUNDS IS ALWAYS UNACCEPTABLE, BUT TO PICK THE POCKETS OF DISASTER RELIEF FUNDING IN ORDER TO FUND AN APPALLING AND HUMANE FAMILY INCARCERATION PLAN IS STAGGERIN STAGGERING, AND TO DO SO ON THE EVE OF HURRICANE SEASON IS STUNNINGLY RECKLESS. THIS QUOTES YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT?>>I FIND THAT REMARKABLE. QUITE FRANKLY, THERE IS LOTS OF MONEY IN FEMA. THIS IS A NORMAL PRACTICE. DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE HUMANITARIAN BILL THAT WE JUST PASSED IN JULY, SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITING THE USE BY I.C.E. TO ADD BEDS WHEN WE HAD A 15,000 SHORTAGE. IT IS NOT GOING TO BE USED FOR FAMILIES BUT SINGLE ADULT MALES. WE HAVE A SURPLUS OF MEN, AND WE HAVE A SHORTAGE OF BEDS. SO THEY WOULD BE OTHERWISE RELEASED INTO THE COUNTRY, IT IS APPALLING THAT SHE WOULD BE SO WRONG ON THE FACTS, NUMBER ONE, AND NUMBER TWO, SO HYPOCRITICAL, BECAUSE THERE IS GOING TO BE MONEY FOR DISASTER AND HURRICANE VICTIMS, THE WAY THAT THERE ALWAYS IS IN CONGRESS.

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