Dems could draft four articles of impeachment: Sources

Dems could draft four articles of impeachment: Sources

>>> IN THE MEANTIME, HOUSE DEMOCRATS WEIGHING THE NEXT STAGE OF THEIR IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY AFTER TWO WEEKS OF PUBLIC HEARINGS THAT WRAPPED UP. SOURCES TELL US THESE ARE THE FOUR POTENTIAL ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT THAT THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE COULD DRAW UP AGAINST THE PRESIDENT AS SOON AS NEXT MONTH IF DEMOCRATS GO THAT ROUTE; ABUSE OF POWER, BRIBERY, CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE. WELL, JOINING ME NOW LIVE IS REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN KEN BUCK OF COLORADO. HE SITS ON THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. CONGRESSMAN, WE APPRECIATE YOU COMING IN. >> THANK YOU. ED: AS WE GO THROUGH THOSE FOUR POTENTIAL ARTICLES OF INPEACHMENT, LET’S START WITH WHETHER OR NOT YOU FEEL AFTER WATCHING TWO WEEKS OF PUBLIC HEARINGS THAT DEMOCRATS CAME CLOSE TO PROVING ANY OF THOSE FOUR WERE COMMITTED BY THE PRESIDENT, THAT HE DID ANYTHING THAT’S IMPEACHABLE. >> HE ABSOLUTELY ADMIT NOT SO FAR. I HAVEN’T SEEN THAT EVIDENCE. I HAVE TO SAY THAT WHETHER HE’S ACTED PROPERLY OR IMPROPERLY IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DECIDED IN AN ELECTION, BUT RISING TO THE LEVEL OF AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE, TREASON, BRIBERY, HIGH CRIME OR MISDEMEANOR, THAT JUST HAS NOT OCCURRED. ED: OKAY. AND THE OTHER PART OF MY QUESTION WAS, BASICALLY, THERE ARE SOME INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE WHO HAVE BEEN TELLING US OVER THIS WEEKEND THEY’RE NOT EVEN SURE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE ARGUMENTS YOU JUST LAID OUT, NUMBER ONE. BUT NUMBER TWO, DEMOCRATS ARE WATCHING THE POLLS JUST LIKE YOU AND YOUR REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES ARE AND SEE INDEPENDENT VOTERS PERHAPS TURNING AGAINST THIS IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. HOW DO YOU ASSESS THE ODDS, THE POSSIBILITY THAT DEMOCRATS DO NOT GO FORWARD WITH ANY ARTICLES? >> I THINK IT’S ABSOLUTELY A POSSIBILITY. I THINK THEY HAVE BOXED THEMSELVES INTO A CORNER, AND THEY’VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING. I THINK THAT A LOT OF THE DEMOCRATS IN SWING DISTRICTS, DISTRICTS THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WON, OFTEN TIMES BY MORE THAN TEN POINTS ARE REALLY HESITANT TO GET INVOLVED OR TO VOTE FOR THIS IMPEACHMENT. SO I THINK WHAT YOU’RE GOING TO SEE IS PEOPLE BREAKING AWAY FROM SPEAKER PELOSI AND THE EFFORT TO IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT. ED: SO IS THERE, YOU KNOW, SORT OF A THIRD WAY HERE? YOU KNOW, REPUBLICANS SAY DO NOTHING, THERE’S SOME DEMOCRATS ON THE LEFT WHO, AS YOU SUGGEST, ARE HELL BENT ON IMPEACHMENT NO MATTER WHAT. IS THIS A THIRD WAY OF MAYBE A CENSURE OF SOME KIND OF THE PRESIDENT, WOULD YOU ARGUE FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT TO TURN AND PAGE MOVE THE COUNTRY FORWARD? >> I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THE COUNTRY MOVES FORWARD, AND I CAN SEE THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP UNDERSTANDING THE SENATE’S NOT GOING TO CONVICT THE PRESIDENT ON CHARGES THAT THE HOUSE HAS BROUGHT. AND I THINK THAT THERE IS A MIDDLE GROUND, AND I THINK A LOT OF THE DEMOCRATS, RANK AND FILE DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE ARE GOING TO BE ASKING THE LEADERSHIP TO FIND THAT MIDDLE GROUND. ED: OKAY. ON THE SUBJECT OF CENSURE, I BRING THAT UP IN PART BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, THE QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER THE PRESIDENT COULD BE CENSURED, BUT THE DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE INTEL PANEL WHO’S LED THIS EFFORT, AS YOU KNOW, ADAM SCHIFF, THERE WAS A MOVE TO CENSURE HIM AND HOW HE’S HANDLED THIS. YOU WERE ONE OF THE FEW REPUBLICANS TO SAY, HANG ON A SECOND, I DON’T WANT THAT TO MOVE FORWARD. DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS ABOUT THAT NOW GIVEN HIS PERFORMANCE? AS YOU KNOW, SOME OF YOUR REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES FEEL ESPECIALLY HOW HE’S HANDLED THE WHISTLEBLOWER SITUATION THAT HE HASN’T BEEN HONEST AND TRUTHFUL. >> TO OH, I DON’T THINK THERE’S ANY DOUBT OF THAT, BUT WE’VE HAD EIGHT CENSURE MOTIONS THAT HAVE PASSED THE HOUSE IN THE LAST 100 YEARS, ALL EIGHT HAVE INVOLVED CRIMINAL CONDUCT, SOME SERIOUS SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, SOME INVOLVING TAX EVASION. BUT WE’VE NEVER CENSURED SOMEBODY FOR THIS KIND OF CONDUCT. I DON’T THINK WHAT ADAM SCHIFF DID WAS CENSUREABLE, I DON’T THINK WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DONE IS IMPEACHABLE. LET THE VOTERS OF CALIFORNIA MAKE A DECISION ON ADAM SCHIFF AND AND THE LET THE VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES MAKE A DECISION ON PRESIDENT TRUMP. ED: SINCE YOU SIT ON THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE, YOU HAVE THIS THANKSGIVING BREAK, YOU COME BACK TO WORK IN EARLY DECEMBER WHERE THE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO MULL WHETHER OR NOT TO MOVE FORWARD ON ANY OF FOUR POTENTIAL ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. WHAT’S YOUR CASE TO YOUR DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES TO FIND SOME OTHER WAY FORWARD? >> I THINK THE REALITY IS THE VOTERS ELECTED DONALD TRUMP, LET THE VOTERS — IN LESS THAN A YEAR — MAKE A DECISION ON WHETHER HE GETS ANOTHER TERM IN OFFICE. BUT TO TAKEN THAT AWAY FROM THE VOTERS IS GOING TO BACKFIRE ON THE DEMOCRATS. THEY’RE GOING TO LOSE THE MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE, AND PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GOING TO GET REELECTED BY AN EVEN LARGER MARGIN. ED: ALL RIGHT.

100 Comments

  1. The "chosen one" is not above the law. America is not a Monarchy or a dictatorship. It is a republic based on laws that the "president" believes he is not subject to.

  2. I think Congress should be worried about passing the budget, that's supposed to be their priority. When are we going to hold them accountable for but passing the budget?

  3. Refusing to release international aid after Congress approved the aid is in fact an abuse of power as the timeline for its release is dictated in writing.

  4. It's time to end the democrats. It's an incestuous crime family. Fake news, fake police, fake judges, no law except obey the party.

  5. Everyday Trump appoints 20 more conservative judges ….because of this smoke show is blinding the Liberals and Democrats, go Trump

  6. rolls eyes
    Alright, Fox. Keep dragging your feet. Next they'll be saying,"Trump possibly, maybe, was probably removing from office: sources."

  7. 2.4k people are just as brainless as Trump. If you ever thought and still think this guy is fit for office, you deserve all the bad things that happen to you in life. LOL

  8. Abducting 5,500 children of asylum seekers are high crimes. The House and media aren't going for the jugular. I think the D. Party doesn't want to wound its siamese twin the R. Party.

  9. Based on hearsay. The ramifications and effects on legal precedents will be huge… no longer will there be presumption of innocence

  10. Impeachment might not be the best for Trump, but it would be best for America. ??????
    And before some partisan snowflake gets triggered and melts down over my comment, I will point out that I'm not a demorat or a liberal.
    I'm sure some idiot will probably accuse me of being one though. rolls eyes

  11. So just remember. Republicans have set a new precedent that any president can use ther power of the office for personal gain and self enrichment, and is above the law so I don't want to hear anyone crying in tune fire about a corrupt Democrat.

  12. Btw for all you dumb republican on screaming trump has the right to face his accuser: wrong. And here is why: Confrontation Clause. The Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to be confronted with the witnesses against him." "This does not confer to impeachment as it is not a criminal case."

  13. Arrest the warmongering democrats! Arrest the false, slanderous coup that has slandered our president enough! The professionalism of the Democrats is gone, if it was ever there.

  14. So uhh, is it not obvious that Trump is too pro Russia for the average American, or is the right just looking the other way because he's a Republican?
    I mean seriously, if Trump was a Democrat we'd see the news networks opinions flip and I think that's pretty funny to see.

  15. trump is a good man, a good father, a good husband and a wonderful president…..despite what everyone had been saying about my favorite president, he is the MAN…..the stuff like he says is so wonderful, like he would date his daughter, he cheated on ALL his wives, he's an increible liar, my lord he is, cheated on his taxes, will not release his taxes cause he knows it will bring out all the lies he been spewing across the WORLD…………i can go on and on, but yal get what im saying, but in all in all…..i can not wait til my favorite president donald j trump gets re-elected in 2020 in PRISON!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS AND AND BLESS THE WORLD!!!!!

  16. Its amazing how crooked everyone is in our big politic world and they have the nerve to point fingers at trump. Is he crooked Hell yeah he is, but hes probably the only one who's stud up to the other country's that putting us in dept and done so much more.I would love to be a fly on the wall when these crooked people meet our Lord there will be Hell to pay

  17. Is everyone here for real?  Look at the evidence and think with your God given minds instead of listening to these morons.  There is a reason Republican politicians aren't denying anything Trump is accused of doing.  First he didn't do it.  Then he did it but it wasn't wrong.  Then he did it but its not impeachable.  Wake up America and don't get thrown out with the trash.

  18. If Barack Obama asked Ukraine for dirt on Donald Trump to help Hillary out in 2015 a year before the election, and withheld military funding and when a whistleblower filed a complaint, he released the money and said “I want no quid pro quo,” and had his chief off staff refuse to testify in front of congress and his national security adviser who expressed concerns that the actions taking place regarding the funding was suspect, I highly doubt, whether or not any information would have been received or even if it was for himself if he was running for re-election against Trump instead of Romney in 2012, that Republicans would be ardently defending the president’s ability to do what he did.

  19. It's so sad how the right wing media trash has all these commenters fooled into believing that Republicans aren't being manipulated by Russian propaganda right at this very moment. I'm no liberal or Democrat. I'm an American citizen who saw Donald J. Trump admit his crime on live television and I don't think he or anyone should be able to get away with it. Keep whistling past the graveyard, y'all. See you at the ballot box.

  20. Keep in mind these are the same people that tell us Obama had a scandal-free administration, then somehow can't seem to stop coming up with ways to try to impeach the president

  21. God how blind can Republicans be. Really… I mean I used to like trump but after he was elected it just shows we made a mistake electing him as president

  22. Am I in the “alternate universe” channel?…. All I see is people DENYING FACTS! Trump the dump is the MOST CORRUPT president this country has ever known and he is going DOWN AND WILL HAVE HELL TO PAY in jail, where he belongs! …. Karma IS a [email protected] ain’t it? ?

  23. So what I'm hearing is:
    Let's NOT hold the president accountable – just let the people vote without being informed about any possible misconduct. Oh the possible crimes? Lol nevermind those you don't need actual * i n f o r m a t i o n * to vote.

  24. As the old saying goes, There's always three side to every story. Mine, yours and the truth. It's a shame people that watch this channel are juggling completely different information sets than people of the others and everyone swears they're the ones with the truth. I know this much, the easiest people to manipiulate are the ones that need to believe the lie and we're all being lied to by both sides.

  25. Lets not forget Article 25, " Unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office" the man is inept! and dangerously Ignorant!

  26. I'm surprised to hear that holding military aid for an Allie during times of war for political gains doesn't rise to the level of removal? I Think It is!

  27. Trumnojachtetapsolutenhetnojiternettrumtovarensprektrumtoiternetdemcolnojhanitizindatchutmarhanitidatnojiternetstorikchmaken

  28. “I’d rather be a Russian than a democrat” = Treason; Buck, you and yours make American Patriots roll in their graves

  29. QUESTION IS THE REPUBLICAN PARTY GOING TO PUT PARTY FIRST WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP ARE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW REPUBLICANS LIES BEFORE FACTS PARTY IS FOLLOWING THEIR SELF-MADE KING DOWN THE CORRUPTION HOLE ? LAWLESS MAKERS

  30. The president don’t run nothing !! it’s the senate , the president is there to be the bad guy !!!! to take all criticism but in this case trump is the anti Christ he don’t represent nothing but hate , yeah he help boost the economy we are so overloaded with jobs they don’t know when and where to start , when all said and done this man is gonna leave behind a war for us , no doubt if he’s re elected for a second term , best believe war will be in his hands while his time in office , then every one gonna be crying why we elect him again with all the signs with North Korea and Russia , just sitting and waiting to show there ignorance in this game we all know as politics. Game over .

  31. Since Jan. 20, 1961, when Eisenhower left office, Democrats have introduced impeachment articles against every single elected Republican president. Obstructing duly elected Republican presidencies is what Democrat politicians do. Certain Democratic members of the House should be tried for treason and, if found guilty, made into windchimes.

  32. Better pray a democrat doesn’t get an office. I’m sure their will be hell to pay and we all suffer for four more years. Smfh All of them are lairs! Republicans too ?

  33. Conservatives be like: ? we need to spend trillions on the military, creating wars with no defying end, that only benefit a few Americans… some one with a brain says: ?how about healthcare and education for all Americans, that benefits all Americans. Trump supporters be like: ?how are you going to pay for it

  34. In 2017 the Republicans owned everything. So why was nothing done. They didnt build a wall, lock her up, repeal and replace, or drain the swamp. But trump supporters are delusional. They just act like those things are happening. What a bunch of gullible inbreds.

  35. Let's not worry about public opinions lets just go on facts. Thats what matters. People voted him in and he did what he did.

  36. Fox entertainment is a paid propaganda site. Beware of lies, misinformation and conspiracy theories. Beware of ignorance and division among Americans. Paid propaganda site. The Constitution is being dismantled by trump and millionaires. Beware

  37. So the phone call transcript not only disproved the quid pro quo allegation against Trump but also proved it against Biden.

  38. Bribery is a crime, covering it up is obstruction of justice, both of which are crimes. Misdemeanor or High Crimes you decide but just blatant denial of facts will only get you so far

  39. I'm surprised our fore fathers on Mt. Rushmore haven't fallen off from being so disgraced with our today's politicians.??

  40. He did nothing that was impeachable? So asking a foreign country on NATIONAL TELEVISION to dabble into our politics is not Treason? Withholding aid for personal gain is…I can not do this. Im so close to removing myself from the party as a whole! How can you be so blind and lie to the PEOPLE you are sworn to protect?

  41. Original charges were all false?
    This is like Ruby Ridge.. Randy Weaver did nothing wrong other than fail to show up for court on charges they entirely made up.
    After he proved that, they still charged him with failing to appear on those MADE UP CHARGES.. isn't that an astounding fact of American History?
    You shot his babies mother while she was holding her baby.. after you forced him to break the law. YOU paid people to do that to your fellow Americans. Nice Job REJECTS

  42. Since these supposed 'whistleblowers' are not really 'whistleblowers' but biased political activists who could be anyone including an 'invention' of 'Schiff' – the 'accused' should be afforded due process to confront and cross examine any knowingly false testimony. It's time for this seditious nonsense to cease and desist! No – there is no 'special immunity' for false witnesses. I mean how stupid are we supposed to be? Anyone can be declared as a 'whistleblower' (as a false witness – a made up story) and the burden of proof is placed on the falsely accused while the 'whistleblower' is given judicial immunity? Give me a break!

  43. I would never even consider voting for a Democrat. The Democratic Party is absolutely vile, despicable, revengeful, nasty, immoral, conniving and a total disgrace.

  44. Impeachment update- Howling Trump-et's claims“of absolute immunity.” In blocking witnesses “giving evidence,” has 'no legal' basis. George Orwell's book, “Animal farm” a “fairy tale.” It documents the rise of Soviet Russia to the zenith of statehood after the overthrow of Tsarists Russians. The final scene opens around the farmhouse occupied by the pigs (stereotypes are implied), while other Animals of the farm, staring in, they see transformations of pigs to humans. This is one of the greatest moments in literature. It disturbs, it frightens and its true… But was it about Russia? Oh dear, nervous yet, The transformations are exposed.

  45. Schiff the new Stalker in Chief; stalking the President one fake crime at a time! Has anyone looked at Schiff's district? His district is a Sh-t Hole and he is partly responsible! He has done nothing for the People he is suppose to be representing! Absolutely NOTHING!

  46. The only ones who abuse their power are democrats! linch, mccabe, clinton, nobama, etc…… they should be in jail. Leave our awesome President alone! WWG1WGA

  47. A typical fence-walking RINO!!! One that does not believe in the rule of law, fair play or justice! The sham that Schiff has turned the House into is as blatantly obvious as Trump's innocence is! I'm sick of these wishy washy RINO eunichs!

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