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Impeachment This Fall?

Politico has a news story up this morning reporting that Jerry Nadler now thinks his committee could have impeachment articles ready sometime this autumn:

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Monday that his panel could recommend articles of impeachment by late fall, sketching a rough timeline for potential efforts to remove President Donald Trump just days after a majority of House Democrats signaled their willingness to support an impeachment inquiry.

Part of this may depend on court decisions on getting documents and witness testimony, particularly Don McGahn’s. But they aren’t waiting for them:

“I think that we will probably get court decisions by the end of October, maybe shortly thereafter. We’ll have hearings in September and October with people we don’t — witnesses who are not dependent on the court proceedings,” Nadler said.

The thing about a juggernaut is it takes a lot of energy to overcome its inertia. But the thing about inertia is that works both ways: a body at rest tends to remain at rest, but a body in motion tends to remain in motion. The juggernaut is starting to move, folks.

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