Pelosi signals support for Nadler’s resolution on impeachment proceedings


LYING TO FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS OVER THOSE RUSSIAN CONTACTS.>>Sandra: WE’RE WATCHING DEMOCRATS ON THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SAYING THEY’LL MOVE FORWARD WITH IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. BUT FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH SAYING THE DEMOCRATS’ ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE PRESIDENT IS FUTILE.>>NOBODY BELIEVES THE REPUBLICAN SENATE WILL CONVICT THE PRESIDENT, PERIOD. IT IS HOPELESS AND MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL. ON THE OTHER HAND, THIS ALSO JUST DRAINS ENERGY AWAY FROM TRYING TO FIND SOLUTIONS, ALTHOUGH FRANKLY IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT THEIR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE SAYING IMPEACHMENT MAY BE LESS DESTRUCTIVE FOR THEM THAN TALKING ABOUT THE REALLY STUPID IDEAS THEIR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE RUNNING ON.>>Sandra: JOINING US SHORTLY WILL BE OUR HEADLINER DOUG COLLINS RANKING MEMBER OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. WE GO TO KRISTIN FISHER LIVE ON CAPITOL HILL WITH THE LATEST THERE. GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING. SO MUCH OF THIS IMPEACHMENT EFFORT HINGES ON SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI’S SUPPORT AND SO FAR SHE HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO FULLY GET BEHIND IT WITHOUT MORE PUBLIC SUPPORT. LAST NIGHT SHE SAID THAT SHE WAS ON BOARD WITH THIS NEXT STEP BY CHAIRMAN NADLER AND THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.>>DO YOU SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION THAT CHAIRMAN NADLER HAS PUT FORWARD?>>I DO. I THINK — [INAUDIBLE]>>THE PLAN IS TO VOTE ON THURSDAY, CHAIRMAN NADLER SAYS THE RESOLUTION WILL DO A FEW KING THINGS. GIVE THE PRESIDENT DUE PROCESS ALLOWING HIS COUNSEL TO POSE QUESTIONS AS PART OF AN INQUIRY AND ALLOW THE COMMITTEE’S COUNSEL TO QUESTION WITNESSES AT THOSE HEARINGS. WHAT THAT LIKELY MEANS IS MORE AGGRESSIVE QUESTIONING OF WITNESSES AND FIRST UP IS GOING TO BE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FORMER CAMPAIGN MANAGER COREY LEWANDOWSKI. NADLER SAYS BY PASSING THE RESOLUTION AND FORMALIZING THE INVESTIGATION IT WILL ALLOW THE COMMITTEE TO MOVE MORE EFFECTIVELY AND QUICKLY AND SAYS THERE IS NO NEED FOR THE FULL HOUSE TO AUTHORIZE IT. BUT REPUBLICANS ARGUE THAT IS A BREAK FROM PRECEDENT. THAT THE FULL HOUSE SHOULD VOTE AND THE REASON THAT THEY’RE NOT

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