Former White House Counsel under Richard Nixon, John Dean, explained that it doesn’t matter what the House of Representatives thinks about President Donald Trump’s possible crimes because it would be the Republicans in the U.S. Senate that would conduct an investigation. So, large Democratic funders like Tom Steyer demanding Congress act, aren’t helping move any action forward.
CNN host Ana Cabrara explained that Amash is just one of hundreds of Republicans to stand up for impeachment.
“There is certainly enough votes in the House, but there are not enough votes in the Senate,” Dean said. “And of course the Senate would try any articles of impeachment sent by the House. So, I think it’s a non-starter as far as removal or a guilty and removal judgment at this point. But Ana, typically these things take a process that is really not even gotten off the ground in the House yet.”
He noted that Trump’s “stonewalling” is actually helping him.
“The public is learning nothing,” Dean said. “It’s a pretty effective tactic if he gets away with it. But I think that — we’ll see if he gets away with it. They can start calling witnesses who will come up and start testifying about it because they’ve got to educate the public. And today very few Americans have read the Mueller report, even know what its contents are. So it’s early in the process, also.”
Watch his full comments below:
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"Well, just watching the failure of leadership in our country, beginning with the president, over the course of this pandemic, it's not just my death warrant I might have signed, but there's 150,000 Americans who are dead because of this," said Shively. "I have to take responsibility for my personal vote that enabled that."
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In fact, as Avlon documented, Trump has only sought to undermine the law in court with his push to have the Supreme Court strike it down entirely.
"This is the old arsonist-as-a-firefighter routine, with possibly your life on the line," he commented.