The House Judiciary Committee will hold its first impeachment hearing today to examine the evidence by The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and their 300-page Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report in order to consider drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump; plus more conservative politics stories.
House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings begin today
Yesterday, a 13-9 closed-door vote along party lines by the House Intelligence Committee, and the panel approved sending the report to the House Judiciary Committee, which will start impeachment proceedings today.
The report will be used by the House Judiciary Committee to consider drafting specific formal articles of impeachment against President Trump.
The most likely formal impeachment articles to be considered are obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress.
Republican report finds no wrongdoing
However, Republicans who were on the House Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs committees released a 123-page minority report a day earlier, on Monday evening, arguing that Democrats have failed to establish any impeachable offenses, no wrongdoing, and no quid pro quo.
Convicted pedophile used in Mueller investigation arrested for making illegal contributions to Hillary, DOJ says
A convicted pedophile, George Nader, used by special counsel Robert Mueller in his Russia investigation, was indicted on Tuesday for allegations of making and concealing millions of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
According to the indictment, the Justice Department wrote: “From March 2016 through January 2017, Khawaja conspired with Nader to conceal the source of more than $3.5 million in campaign contributions, directed to political committees associated with a candidate for president of United States and the 2016 election.”
“The Justice Department refers only to an unidentified 2016 presidential candidate, but campaign finance records make clear that the candidate was Clinton,” Politico reported.
“The indictment noted that political committees that received funding unwittingly submitted false disclosure reports and were presumably victims of the plot. Still, Clinton apparently attended numerous events, including small gatherings, with Nader, who on July 19, 2016, messaged the foreign official a photograph of him with Candidate 1’s spouse — an apparent reference to Bill Clinton — at Khawaja’s home,” The Washington Post reported.
“Nader was convicted by Prague’s Municipal Court of 10 cases of sexually abusing minors and sentenced to a one-year prison term in May 2003,” said Marketa Puci, the court spokeswoman.
“She said the crimes occurred between 1999 and 2002,” the Associated Press reported in March 2015.
Appeals court orders banks to turnover Trump financial records to Congress
President Donald Trump has lost his appeal to prevent his financial records from being turned over to Congress.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that Deutsche Bank and Capital One must comply with a congressional subpoena to provide the financial records of President Trump, his children, and his company’s financial records to Congress.