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Another Day, Another Phony “Subpoena” Impeachment Narrative – Rick Perry Edition… by sundance

For the House of Representative committees want to issue subpoenas in an impeachment, they need a full House vote authorizing the impeachment investigations. So far, no subpoenas have been issued because there has been no House vote. From sundance at theconservativetreehouse.com:

The House democrats will keep doing this until someone in the media begins to hit them with hard questions that expose the nonsense.

Today Chairman Adam Schiff (House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence); Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (Committee on White House Oversight; and Chairman Eliot L. Engel (House Committee on Foreign Affairs) continue sending carefully worded letters under the guise of ‘subpoenas’. [Main Link Here]

Again, just like all prior examples, this is not a “subpoena”, it is a letter calling itself a “subpoena” and carries NO legal penalty for non-compliance. A legislative “letter” needs to carry judicial enforcement authority –A PENALTY– in order to be a “subpoena”.

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Ignore the hype — this is not an impeachment inquiry, by Andrew C. McCarthy

You can’t have an impeachment inquiry without subpoenas, which the subpoenaed party gets to contest. So far there have been no subpoenas, which means we’re having impeachment grandstanding, but no impeachment proceedings. From Andrew C. McCarthy at thehill.com:

There is no impeachment inquiry. There are no subpoenas.

You are not to be faulted if you think a formal inquest is under way and that legal process has been issued. The misimpression is completely understandable if you have been taking in media coverage — in particular, reporting on a haughty Sept. 27 letter from House Democrats, presuming to direct Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on pain of citation for obstruction, to cooperate in their demands to depose State Department officials and review various records.

The letter is signed by not one but three committee chairmen. Remember your elementary math, though: Zero is still zero even when multiplied by three.

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