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Monday, June 10, 2019

If today's hearing was any indication, the House Judiciary Committee has a long way to go before anything resembling President Donald Trump's impeachment transpires. However, if Democrats want to take down President Donald Trump, they're going to have to go ahead and impeach him -- a step that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made abundantly clear she does not want to take.

If today's hearing was a first step toward impeachment, it was a most tentative tiptoe. It was less a prelude to a constitutional confrontation than a dry law-school seminar that Trump's conduct as described in the special counsel's 448-page opus constituted obstruction of justice, and amounted to a crime. Notably, it was Republican lawmakers who more frequently brought up the "I" word.

"You are functionally here as a prop because they can't impeach President Trump," Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida, told Dean. He wasn't altogether wrong, as this ultimately silly hearing proved.

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"The most charitable justification for the hearing came from Dean himself, who said it served the important function of "public education" for Americans who likely glossed over the Mueller report, if they engaged with it at all. "This report has not been widely read by the public. It has not even been widely read in the Congress," he said, drawing knowing laughter from the hearing room."

What a bunch of maroons.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 06:38 PM | Reply

"I could catch your testimony on TV," Collins joked to Dean, who has made his views about Trump widely known as a CNN contributor.

Disbarred ex-felons got to make a living somehow.

"Still, he and other Democrats defended the hearing as a necessary predicate for further oversight and, possibly, impeachment. "We're just really trying to set the stage, because so far we've been stonewalled by this administration,"

"...set the stage" for theatrics.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-10 07:02 PM | Reply

This was actually a good article coming from The Atlantic. Surprising Corky didn't post this little gem (not).

#3 | Posted by Spork at 2019-06-10 07:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Must have been effective if FakeLawyer is crying about it.

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-10 08:06 PM | Reply

David Rothkopf @djrothkopf

We must make sure that Reps. Gaetz, Gohmert and Jordan never sit too close to one another or they could create an intellectual singularity, a cognitive black hole so powerful it could suck the entire galaxy in and too oblivion.
2:29 PM - 10 Jun 2019

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-06-10 09:06 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#5

It's always disappointing that someone like Rothkopf doesn't spellcheck his own tweets when he is calling someone stupid.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 09:14 PM | Reply

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