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1 Interview with Rep. Al Green, MSNBC (May 5, 2019).
https://www.msnbc.com/weekends-with-alex-witt/watch/rep-green-soul-of-nation-soul-of-congress-at-risk-due-to-trump-58901573993 < Video
https://www.politifact.com/texas/article/2019/oct/25/putting-al-greens-comments-impeachment-context/ < article about comments
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PolitiFact < ABOUT "Politifact"
2 Glenn Kessler, Schiff's False Claim His Committee Had Not Spoken to the Whistleblower, Wash. Post (Oct. 4, 20 I 9).
3 Press Release, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi Remarks Announcing Impeachment Inquiry (Sept. 24, 2019).
4 Since the Founding of the Republic, under unbroken practice, the House has never undetiaken the solemn responsibility of an impeachment inquiry directed at the President without first adopting a resolution authorizing a committee to begin the inquity. The inquiries into the impeachments of Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill
Clinton proceeded in multiple phases, each authorized by a separate House resolution. See, e.g., H.R. Res. 581, I 05th Cong. (1998); H.R. Res. 525, I 05th Cong. (1998); III
Hinds' Precedents §§ 2400-02, 2408, 2412. And before the Judiciary Committee initiated an impeachment inquiry into President Richard Nixon, the Committee's chairman rightfully recognized that "a[n) [inquiry] resolution has always been passed by the House" and "is a necessary step." III Deschler's Precedents ch. 14, § 15.2. The House then satisfied that requirement by adopting H.R. Res. 803, 93rd Cong. (1974),
5 Chairman Nadler has recognized the importance of taking a vote in the House before beginning a presidential impeachment inquiry. At the outset of the Clinton impeachment inquiry-where a floor vote was held-he argued that even limiting the time for debate before that vote was improper and that "an hour debate on this momentous decision is an insult to the American people and another sign that this is not going to be fair." 144 Cong. Rec. HI 0018 (daily ed. Oct. 8, 1998) (statement of Rep. Jerrold Nadler). Here, the House has dispensed with any vote and any debate et all,
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRPT-105hrpt830/html/CRPT-105hrpt830.htm < search "DISSENTING VIEWS OF HON. JERROLD NADLER"
6 Press Release, Nancy Pelosi, Transcript of Pelosi Weekly Press Conference Today (Oct. 2, 2019).
7 Examining the A/legations of Misconduct Against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (Part II): Hearing Before the H. Comm. on the J11diciG1J', 114th Cong. 3 (2016) (statement of Rep. Jerrold Nadler); Background and HistoJJ' of Impeachment: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on the Co11stitutio11 of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 105th Cong. 17 (1998) (statement of Rep, Jerrold Nadler).
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-114hhrg20521/pdf/CHRG-114hhrg20521.pdf < 119 pages
8 See, e.g.,
Watkinsv. United States, 354 U.S. 178,188 (1957); https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/354/178/
Quinnv. United States, 349 U.S. 155,161 (1955). https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/349/155/
9 See Hastings v. United Stales, 802 F. Supp. 490, 504 (D.D.C. 1992), vacated on other grounds by Hastings v. United States, 988 F.2d 1280 (D.C. Cir. 1993).
10 See, e.g., III Hinds' Precedents § 2445.
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-HPREC-HINDS-V3/pdf/GPO-HPREC-HINDS-V3.pdf < 1,173 pages
11 H.R. Res. 581, 105th Cong. (1998); H.R. Res. 803, 93rd Cong. (1974).
12 Letter from Eliot L. Engel, Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, et al., to George P. Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State I (Sept. 27, 2019).
https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000016d-747d-d60b-a3fd-7c7ff4670000 , 4 pages
13 See Letter from Eliot L. Engel, Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, et al., to John J. Sullivan, Deputy Secretary of State 2-3 (Oct. I, 2019).
https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/_cache/files/4/6/4683bc86-be2a-49fc-9e76-7cdbf669592f/98BEBD8006DE62BA36BEBD175775F744.2019-10-1-ele-abs-eec-to-depsec-sullivan.pdf < 3 pages
14 See, e.g., Testimonial Immunity Before Congress a/the Former Counsel to the President, 43 Op. O.L.C. _, * 19 (May 20, 2019); Prosecution/or Contempt a/Congress of an Executive Branch Official Who Has Asserted a Claim of Executive Privilege, 8 Op. O.L.C. IO I, I 02, 140 (l 984)("The Executive, however, must be free from the threat of criminal prosecution if its right to assert executive privilege is to have any practical substance,,,)
https://www.justice.gov/olc/opinion/file/1215066/download < 21 pages
https://www.justice.gov/olc/opinion/prosecution-contempt-congress-executive-branch-official-who-has-asserted-claim-executive < 1984
15 Attempted Exclusion of Agency Counsel fi'om Congressional Depositions of Agency Employees, 43 Op. O.L.C. _, * 1-2 (May 23, 2019).
https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opinions/attachments/2019/11/04/2019-05-23-agency-counsel-2.pdf < 19 pages
16 See President Donald J. Tmmp, Statement by the President on Signing the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (Feb. 15, 20 19); Authority of Agency Officials To Prohibit Employees From Providing !,?formation to Congress, 28 Op, O.L.C. 79, 80 (2004).
17 See Matea Gold, The Campaign To Impeach President Trump Has Begun, Wash. Post (Jan. 21, 2017) ("At the moment the new commander in chief was sworn in, a campaign to build public support for his impeachment went live .... ").
18 144 Cong. Rec. HI 1786 (daily ed. Dec. 18, 1998) (statement of Rep. Jerrold Nadler).
19 The Federalist No. 65 (Alexander Hamilton).
20 See id.
21 Press Release, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi Remarks Announcing Impeachment Inquiry (Sept. 24, 2019).
22 President Trump Meeting with Ukrainian President, C-SPAN (Sept. 25, 2019).
https://www.c-span.org/video/?464711-1/president-trump-meets-ukrainian-leader-memo-release < VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT
23 Statement of Kerri Kupec, Director, Office of Public Affairs, Dept. of Justice (Sept. 25, 2019)
("[T]he Department's Criminal Division reviewed the official record of the eall and determined, based on the faels and applicable law, that !here was no eampaign finance violation and that no further aetion was warranted.").
Google: Statement of "Kerri Kupec", Director, "Office of Public Affairs", Dept. of Justice "Sept. 25, 2019"
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24 See Whistleblower Disclosure: Hearing Before the H Select Comm. 011 Intel., I 16th Cong. (Sept. 26, 2019) (statement of Rep. Adam Schiff).
25 Interview with Chairman Adam Schiff, MSNBC (Sept. l 7, 2019).
https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/rep-schiff-we-would-love-to-talk-directly-with-whistleblower-69130309836 < VIDEO
26 Julian Barnes, et al., Schiff Got Early Account of Accusations as Whistle-Blower's CoNcerns Grew, N.Y. Times (Oct. 2, 20 l 9).
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/us/politics/adam-schiff-whistleblower.html :: https://www.nytimes.com/by/julian-e-barnes
27 Glenn Kessler, Schiff's False Claim His Had Not Spoken to the Whistleblower, Wash, Post (Oct. 4, 2019).
28 Letter from Elijah E. Cummings, Chairman, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, et al., to John Michael Mulvaney, Acting Chief of Staff to the President 3 (Oct. 4, 2019).
29 Id. at I.