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Clear Your Calendar, Schiff Says Impeachment Hearings Could Begin Next Week.

CNN

“(CNN)House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is moving quickly to investigate allegations at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, preparing for hearings, subpoenas and depositions as soon as next week as Democrats try to finish the probe this fall.

The panel is in negotiations to interview the whistleblower who wrote in August an extraordinary complaint to intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson alleging that Trump asked Ukraine's President to initiate an investigation that could have benefited his reelection. Senior White House officials then endeavored to conceal records of the call including the official transcript, according to the complaint.

Schiff told CNN on Friday the committee expects a hearing as soon as next week, while the rest of Congress will be back in their districts for a two-week recess. The panel will hold another closed briefing with Atkinson on October 4, according to a source on the House Intelligence committee.”

I’m not sure how I feel about this, but after wishing for months that the Speaker would get off the snide, I suppose I should not now complain that she is moving too fast.

Her rational for not impeaching was that no conviction by the Senate would be bad for Democrats in the upcoming election, does she think the odds for removal have now gone up?

Some of the more cynical are saying that Pelosi just wants her base placated so is moving to get it out of the way, but I can’t believe she is willing to take an L on this for expediency’s sake.

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Maybe there is more out there to come to light as the revelations of Trump’s statement in the Oval Office with the Russians suggests.

What do you all think?


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