Pelosi Got Latest Impeachment Strategy After Watching Segment On CNN
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi's stunning decision to withhold the articles of impeachment in order to gain leverage over the Senate is on the verge of blowing up in her face.
With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell not caving to Pelosi's extortion and top Senate Dems including Dianne Feinstein calling for her to stop stalling, it now looks as if the San Francisco septuagenarian is caught in a trap of her own making.
As the pressure mounts for Pelosi to do her constitutional duty and transmit the articles so that the trial of President Trump can commence, Madame Speaker has claimed that her inspiration for the ploy was none other than CNN.
In a puff piece published by the once-venerable Time magazine, Pelosi said that she got the idea after watching a segment with former Nixon White House legal eagle turned squealer John Dean who like fellow Watergate ghoul Carl Bernstein is now employed by CNN.
Via The Washington Examiner, "Pelosi got idea to withhold impeachment articles from Nixon White House counsel John Dean":
Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly got the idea not to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate from former White House counsel John Dean.
Pelosi began "mulling the tactic" of not sending the articles to the Senate after Dean's appearance on Don Lemon's show on CNN on Dec. 5, according to a Thursday profile published by Time.
“Somebody said to me today that he may not even take up what we send. [But] then [Trump] will never be vindicated,” Pelosi said, the publication reported, citing an aide in the room. “He will be impeached forever. Forever. No matter what the Senate does.”
Dean, who pleaded guilty to plotting to cover up the June 1972 break?in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters during President Richard Nixon's tenure and was later disbarred after serving a reduced prison sentence for cooperating with investigators, argued that Pelosi "has some real leverage in this," during the television appearance.
"She doesn’t have to send articles of impeachment to the Senate," he said. "What happens, Don, after there’s a vote on the articles, they adopt a resolution where they select managers, and then they decide when they’re going to send the managers over to the Senate. So there’s a flexibility in the process where she could say, 'listen, let’s just hold these articles here until the Senate gets its act together,' and that could last right through the campaign as far as her powers."
The theme of Watergate runs through the ever-morphing coup against President Trump, possibly because the old hippies and radicals who now comprise the upper echelon of Democrat leadership see the takedown of another POTUS as a way to sip from the fountain of youth - pure political Viagra.
Mr. Dean became a hero of the resistance of his era when after helping President Nixon with the cover-up of the scandal that would eventually bring down Tricky Dick, he turned on his boss in order to save his own skin and sang like a canary to Congress.
Ever since he ratted on Nixon, Dean has cashed in on his Watergate fame for decades and with the great impeachment crusade of 2016-2020, has been revered by the Dems.
That Pelosi would paralyze the nation and possibly trigger a constitutional crisis over something that she saw on CNN is yet another sign of her unfitness for office.