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More on the Rule Changes and How They Will Be Used: theconservativetreehouse.com...# more-172169
Back in December 2018 CTH noted that significant House rule changes constructed by Nancy Pelosi for the 116th congress seemed specifically geared toward impeachment.
With the House going into a scheduled calendar recess, those rules are now being used to subvert historic processes and construct the articles of impeachment.
A formal vote to initiate an “impeachment inquiry” is not technically required; however, there has always been a full house vote until now.
The reason not to have a House vote is simple: if the formal process was followed the minority (republicans) would have enforceable rights within it.
Without a vote to initiate, the articles of impeachment can be drawn up without any participation by the minority; and without any input from the executive. This was always the plan that was visible in Pelosi’s changed House rules.
Does President Trump have the right to defend himself and present counter-evidence prior to the full-house impeachment vote? If so, he'll be able to boomerang a lot of the accusations right back at specific Democrats.
How can the President present evidence to damage his accusers, and anyone else who may be crooked?