by HatetheSwamp on August 12, 2023 4:34 am
As a non-lawyer, I am guessing (I don't know) this complicates the House GOP committee's plan to subpoena Hunter Biden and other members of the Biden family.
This is why the CongressGOPs were so irate on Friday, immediately at the end of the announcement. See my Dershowitz thread.
What I'm afraid that you SS SwampLovers aren't getting is that impeaching "that feckless dementia-ridden piece of crap" is a purely political process. The Doddering Old Fool doesn't need to face the sort of evidence that could be presented in a court of law. Every, as po'd really say, effinthing can be purely circumstantial. Now, it may have to be. And, that's entirely up to the HouseGOPs.
Based on what GOPs were saying in the heat of the moment on Friday, at this point, Weiss and Hunter and Garland, et.al., can make the choice to cooperate with House Impeachment proceedings or not. If not, HouseGOPs will take that into account.
This may be a mistake Garland made. He could have put the Bidens and Weiss, the whole DOJ, himself even, in a tighter spot than before.
by HatetheSwamp on August 12, 2023 6:03 am
"High crimes and misdemeanors" is a phrase from Section 4 of Article Two of the United States Constitution: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
And, the triers of fact will not be po and you and the CNN and MSNBC on-air talent.