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I can't link it, but in one her of interviews, I heard Pelosi tell a reporter that the Senate had been properly notified of the passage of the articles of impeachment. Articles are officially presented to the Senate by the House appointed managers, which have not yet been appointed.
originally posted by: toolgal462
a reply to: SonOfTheLawOfOne
Blinded by a party that doesn't give a # about them and thinks of them as nothing more than useful idiots.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: chr0naut
Wow! You said something that is correct! Everyone forgive me while I have another heart attack...
The Constitution and law defines how the impeachment trial proceeds. The Chief Justice ensures the law is upheld (much as a judge does in a civil trial) and the Senate stands in place of the jury.
The articles of impeachment are the indictments.
So if a person is indicted, that means the indictments have been handed down to a court for consideration. If the indictment is sealed (as in undelivered), no one has been formally indicted.
President Donald John Trump has not been impeached. The indictment has not been formally presented to the Senate.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Sookiechacha
I thought the impeachment had to happen fast! That's why Pelosi said they couldn't wait on the courts, wasn't it? Why did they adjourn until next year if this impeachment was so time-sensitive and critical?
Wood laid out his plan on Twitter in a nine tweets, which appear below in enumerated order: 1.If House fails to timely deliver impeachment articles to Senate, @realDonaldTrump must immediately seek writ of mandamus from U.S. Supreme Court, ordering articles to be delivered. Constitutional process of impeachment mandates due process to the impeached, the President. 2.Not only does Constitution mandate due process be afforded to the accused, @realDonaldTrump, the dispute between Executive & Legislative branches of our gov’t must be resolved with certainty by Judicial branch. 3.Supreme Court must act. Such action will not be for or against @realDonaldTrump , it will only be FOR the document that is sole basis for our existence as a country, US Constitution. The chaos created by this dispute between 2 branches of gov’t threatens foundation of country. 4.Dispute over impeachment of @realDonaldTrump between 2 branches is legally ripe for Judicial branch resolution as it threatens harm to US Constitution that is irreparable if allowed to occur. The voice of the Supreme Law of our country must be heard & obeyed. 5.It is Constitutional DUTY of US Supreme Court to immediately intervene in dispute between Legislative & Executive branches over impeachment process arising from articles passed today by House to impeach @realDonaldTrump . Articles issued must now be tried & resolved by Senate. 6.US Constitution requires Executive Branch (President) to execute law, Legislative Branch (Congress) to pass law, & Judicial Branch (US Supreme Court) to interpret law. If US Supreme Court refuses to act, NO Constitutional Branch of our Country can perform its required duties. 7.To be clear, I presently support re-election of @realDonaldTrump , but my statements in 1- 6 are not made out of bias or partisanship. They are based solely on the truth of the law of our land the US Constitution, not on party affiliation or political support. 8.The issue is NOT how US Supreme could or should rule on dispute. The issue is that US Supreme Court has a Constitutional duty to rule. Our Constitution demands a resolution by US Supreme Court. Our country is founded & based on rule of law. Our supreme law is US Constitution. 9.IF House does not deliver articles for trial in Senate & IF US Supreme Court does not act at this time, @USSenate must force issue over articles of impeachment of @realDonaldTrump by taking action on its own authority. The issue must be forced to a resolution without delay. Democrats impeached Trump in the first purely partisan impeachment in U.S. history, as no Republicans voted for it and multiple Democrats voted against it.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: dawnstar
I am pretty sure I heard Nancy Pelosi say these articles are adopted.
He is impeached.
Pelosi, D-Calif., is apparently using the delay as leverage to extract favorable terms for a Senate trial. But Noah Feldman wrote for Bloomberg that an “indefinite delay” would pose a “serious problem”—as impeachment only technically happens when the articles are transmitted to the Senate.
“Both parts are necessary to make an impeachment under the Constitution: The House must actually send the articles and send managers to the Senate to prosecute the impeachment. And the Senate must actually hold a trial,” Feldman wrote.
“If the House does not communicate its impeachment to the Senate, it hasn’t actually impeached the president,” he continued. “If the articles are not transmitted, Trump could legitimately say he wasn’t truly impeached at all.”