Don’t believe Nancy Pelosi when she says she is not thinking of impeaching Trump, she will. The Democrats will surely cave to their base and abandon common sense and move to impeach Trump.
They will also harass Trump and his administration with an endless string of subpoena’s and will launch investigations into every aspect of the Trump administration.
That is their prerogative, after all, but history is quite clear on what happens to the party that oversteps their mandate when it comes to presidential harassment – they lose.’
That won’t stop Pelosi from leading the Dems over the cliff and if you needed any proof that Pelosi is gearing up for war, look at who she just hired as her lawyer.
From The Washington Examiner: Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has picked a new guiding force for Democrats investigating and potentially impeaching President Trump when they take control of the House next year.
Douglas Letter, a 40-year veteran of the Justice Department and former associate counsel in President Bill Clinton’s White House, will be appointed to the role of House general counsel, Pelosi said in a statement.
“Douglas Letter has an outstanding and highly decorated record of achievement in service of America,” Pelosi said. “He will bring deep experience and legal expertise to the House, as he counsels and represents our institution, Members and staff as House General Counsel.”
Lette, 65, served as director of the Justice Department’s Civil Division appellate staff up until February — a departure that was facilitated, sources told NPR, because of Trump’s constant criticisms of the DOJ.
He wrote in September it was “worrying” that Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani had suggested the use of executive privilege to bury Mueller’s report at the conclusion of his investigation. He said this assertion seemed “premature and misplaced.”
Letter’s long career for the DOJ included roles such as deputy associate attorney general under former Attorney General Janet Reno, and senior counselor to former Attorney General Eric Holder. His decades of service, which included working on cases such as Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 landmark case which legalized gay marriage, was praised by the likes of Holder and Benjamin Wittes, editor-in-chief of Lawfare and friend to ex-FBI Director James Comey.
In his new role, Letter will provide legal advice to lawmakers and their staff, regardless of political affiliation, according to the Office of General Counsel website. That means Letter is poised to be at the heart of any debate over impeaching the president.
Democrats poised to take control of committees in January have said they are ready to begin a bevy of investigations into the president and a number of members have called for Trump’s impeachment. In the run-up to the November midterm elections, Pelosi indicated that wasn’t poised to seek impeachment if her party won power. But she didn’t dismiss the prospect either.
“It depends on what happens in the [special counsel Robert] Mueller investigation, but that is not unifying and I get criticized in my own party for not being in support of it,” Pelosi said to PBS in November. “But I’m not. If that happens, it would have to be bipartisan, and the evidence would have to be so conclusive.”
From Letter’s Bio:
Mr. Letter served as the Director of the Civil Division Appellate Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice between 2012 and 2018, and he recently retired from that office after 40 years there. As Director, he supervised approximately 60 attorneys representing the interests of the United States in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals around the country, and various state Supreme Courts. Mr. Letter is now a Senior Litigator at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he is also a Visitor Professor.
Mr. Letter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Columbia University in 1975, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California (Berkeley), in 1978. He joined the Department of Justice under the Attorney General’s Honors Program in 1978, and entered the Senior Executive Service in 1992. Mr. Letter has been a member of the District of Columbia Bar since 1978.
In 1994-95, Mr. Letter served in the White House as an Associate Counsel to President Clinton. In 1999, he served as a Deputy Associate Attorney General under Attorney General Janet Reno. And, from 2012-13, Mr. Letter was Attorney General Eric Holder’s Senior Counselor.
At the Department of Justice, Mr. Letter represented the Federal Government in courts around the United States in numerous significant cases, and presented oral argument for the United States in the Supreme Court and in all of the federal courts of appeals, as well as in various district courts. His primary areas of expertise included constitutional separation of powers and Presidential authority issues, national security and foreign affairs litigation, extradition matters, constitutional takings issues, First Amendment speech claims, Freedom of Information Act cases, ethical rules for Justice Department attorneys, administrative law, False Claims Act enforcement, criminal and civil enforcement of the consumer protection laws, and tort actions brought against federal officials.