A small matter apparently that the Dems plan new articles of impeachment. I didn’t see that on breaking news. Ho hum I guess. If I were to connect a dot or two I might say that perhaps Judge Sullivan who is presiding over the Flynn matter may have had a heads up on this one. As stated in the brief to the Supremes:
the possible exercise of improper political influence over recent decisions made in the Roger Stone and Michael Flynn prosecutions, both of which were initiated by the special counsel.
No one much apparently thinks that Sullivan will get anywhere with his acceptance of Amicus briefs due in July, but we have been fooled before haven’t we. Nancy Pelosi was so anxious to get the last impeachment off the ground let’s see how this one goes. At least Nadler is at the helm with this one. I am not sure I could stand to see much more of Bug Eye.
This from Jonathan Turley:
On Monday, the House Democrats filed a brief that with the Supreme Court that the House was actively pursuing new articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump including “the possible exercise of improper political influence over recent decisions made in the Roger Stone and Michael Flynn prosecutions, both of which were initiated by the special counsel.
The argument is meant to justify the continued demand for redacted grand-jury material from the now closed Special Counsel investigation into the Russian collusion investigation.
Thus, the House is arguing that
“The [House Judiciary] Committee’s investigation did not cease with the conclusion of the impeachment trial. … The withheld material remains central to the Committee’s ongoing investigation into the President’s conduct. If this material reveals new evidence supporting the conclusion that President Trump committed impeachable offenses that are not covered by the articles adopted by the House, the committee will proceed accordingly — including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new articles of impeachment.”
The House specified its continuing impeachment inquiry:
“The Committee’s investigation continues today and has further developed in light of recent events. For example, the Committee is investigating the possible exercise of improper political influence over recent decisions made in the RogerStone and Michael Flynn prosecutions, both of which were initiated by the SpecialCounsel.
See Letter from Jerrold Nadler, Chairman, H. Comm. on the Judiciary, et al. to Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, U.S. Dep’t of Justice (May 8, 2020),https://perma.cc/799D-2PNY. The Committee has announced its intention to hold a hearing with the Attorney General—who has failed to appear before the Committee at any point on any topic during his tenure—on these issues as soon as possible.”
More at Zero Hedge
All is going exceptionally well in the swamp today.