Parliamentary President Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announces impeachment officials for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump on January 15, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, alongside Chairman of the Justice Committee Jerry Nadler (L), D-NY, and Adam Schiff (D-CA), the house democrat who led the Trump investigation.
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WASHINGTON – House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff and judicial committee chairman Jerry Nadler will be part of a team of seven impeachers for President Donald Trump's upcoming Senate trial, House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, said Wednesday morning With.
The two men, Democrats from California and New York, will be joined by Democratic Caucus leader Hakeem Jeffries, also from New York, MP Zoe Lofgren, California, Congressman from Florida, Val Demings, freshman Jason Crow from Colorado, and Texas Rep. Sylvia Garcia, also a newcomer.
At a press conference on Capitol Hill, Pelosi said Trump's impeachment would last "forever" last month and more incriminating evidence against the president would emerge in the coming weeks.
"He was indicted forever. You can never erase that," Pelosi said.
Demings and Crow were surprising new additions to the manager team, but both have relevant experience that can bring them into a Senate process and represent electoral blocks within the democratic electorate that are critical to maintaining control over the house.
Demings is a former chief of police of the city of Orlando, the first woman in color to hold this position.
Crow is a former U.S. Army ranger and recipient of the Bronze Star, who has completed three missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2018, Crow defeated incumbent Republican Mike Coffman and became the first Democrat to win this seat in a Denver suburb.
Five of the seven managers are members of the House Justice Committee, and two, Schiff and Demings, are members of the Intelligence Committee.
"There is undoubtedly an overwhelming case in which the President betrayed the country by withholding federal funds earmarked for Congress and breaking the law in an attempt to get a foreign government to vote in our election to get one to embarrass political opponents, "said Nadler at the press conference.
Wednesday's announcement came just a few hours before Parliament was to vote on a resolution to officially pass the two impeachment proceedings against Trump on to the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the impeachment process against Trump in the Senate should begin on Tuesday.
In a trial against the Senate, impeachment officials are tasked with setting out the arguments approved by Parliament for dismissing the President. The President's lawyers will discuss the opposite point, and the Senate will ultimately vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.
In this sense, the impeachment officers' job is similar to that of a prosecutor in civil proceedings, although the rules and procedures for an impeachment procedure are completely different.
Schiff and Nadler were generally expected to be among the Pelosi managers mentioned because of their in-depth knowledge and prior involvement in the house's impeachment investigation this fall. Schiff and the News Committee led the investigation, which included public statements by more than a dozen witnesses.
In the meantime, Nadler heads the committee, which prepared and approved the two impeachment proceedings against the president, which were approved by the plenary in December.
Parliament's decision, which is due to be voted on Wednesday, has three functions: to send the impeachment to the Senate, name the members of Parliament who will be the managers of the impeachment proceedings and finance the proceedings yourself.
On a practical level, the adoption of the decision by the House will also trigger a series of carefully coordinated procedural steps between the House and the Senate, culminating in a walk by the House's impeachment officials who will receive the actual impeachment documents Hands.
Managers will then physically hand the items over to Senate Secretary Julie Adams, an official career and former McConnell employee who has held the Senate's top administrative role since 2015.
The actual delivery of the articles begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon when Pelosi signs the resolution.
The handover will mark the end of an almost one-month delay in the submission of documents that prompted Pelosi to force concessions to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
The most important thing was the ability to call witnesses that the Democrats had long called for as part of a process they would consider "fair".
Earlier Wednesday, the question of witnesses in the Senate Trump case was still largely unanswered, after reports that McConnell reportedly met a small group of GOP senators on Tuesday, who suggested that convocation of witnesses had been for so long Advantage of the President can work There are no restrictions on who can be summoned exactly.
Some Republicans have considered calling Hunter Biden and the whistleblower, whose complaint about Trump's call to the Ukrainian president on July 25 as a witness to the Senate process launched the impeachment investigation.
Democrats argued Wednesday morning at the press conference that the witnesses who were to appear in the Senate trial should be relevant to the Trump indictment.
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