The analysis, a 658-page record, is a justification in four portions of the committee’s procedure and justification for advocating two articles of impeachment against Trump, misuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
The committee, headed by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., devotes part one to detail the procedure by which the House Intelligence Committee investigated the situation against Trump. Part two is devoted to analyzing the criteria of impeachment laid out in the Constitution.
Part three delves into the specifics of Democrats’ situation that Trump abused the power of his office to stress a foreign government, Ukraine’s, to research his national political rival and intervene in the 2020 presidential elections.
“President Trump has recognized the Framers’ worst nightmare. He’s abused his power in soliciting and pressuring a vulnerable overseas state to tainted the next United States Presidential election by beating a political rival and supporting a debunked conspiracy concept encouraged by our adversary, Russia,” the committee wrote.
Part four leaves a situation that the president blocked Congress’ ability to hold the executive branch accountable for flouting House researchers’ requests for testimony and documents.
“Other people have recognized that their duty to advise Congress under these conditions,” the report says.
The committee concludes that Trump” has fallen into a pattern of behavior: this isn’t the first time he’s solicited international interference in an election, been subjected, and tried to block the consequent investigation. He’ll almost surely continue this program.”
“For all the reasons mentioned previously, President Trump will continue to undermine the country’s safety, democracy, and inherent system if he’s permitted to stay in office. That threat isn’t hypothetical,” the report says.
In a reply to the Democratic findings, Doug Collins of Georgia, the ranking Republican on the committee, stated the posts failed to establish some impeachable crime, asserting that”an accusation of abuse of power has to be dependent upon a greater and more tangible standard than behavior which ignored and hurt the interests of the country.'”
“The individuals, through elections, determine what represents the’interests of the country,'” Collins wrote.
“it’s no surprise that the allegations changed from quid pro quo, bribery, and extortion to repay an undefined’ misuse of power,'” according to Collins.
The minority claimed that obstruction of Congress is not an impeachable crime per se since”the Founders meant to make interbranch conflict”
“The simple fact that conflicts exist does not signify the President has dedicated either a high crime or a high misdemeanor,” Collins wrote, arguing that Congress should pursue the issue in the courts. (edited)
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