Good Day World!
After speculating on impeachment all year long Democrats are shaking off their lethargy, and are prepared to vote next week on a resolution laying out the procedures for a House investigation into impeaching Trump.
This is a major step towards formalizing the sweeping probe that will occur when they formally declare they're pursuing impeachment.
The House Judiciary Committee may introduce the resolution as early as tomorrow. Moving forward Chairman Jerry Nadler will have the authority to call hearings at either the full committee or subcommittee level in connection with impeachment deliberations.
This will open the doors Trump closed by defying Congressional subpoenas.
Using Nixon's impeachment proceedings as a model, Nadler will be able to authorize committee staff counsels to question witnesses, something not normally done at congressional hearings.
Democrats have been gathering evidence to prove obstruction of justice, potential violations of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, and reports that Trump promised pardons to officials if they broke the law to carry out his immigration policies.
No stone will remain unturned as the committee resolution also spells out how grand jury information can be reviewed in closed-door sessions.
These new procedures could be in place by mid-September, according to Politico who first reported the upcoming resolution.
Trump's mental condition is on public display, especially with his recent Alabama fixation. Aides are reporting his daily rants through the White House have increased lately as signs of a recession are popping up everywhere.
It should be interesting to see how Trump handles more personal pressure from this new House resolution.
Who knows? It could end up being the 25th Amendment that puts The Donald away!
Time for me to walk on down the road....