House Democrats’ lawyers told a federal court that House Democrats intend to continue impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump after this week’s impeachment vote, regardless of the eventual outcome of the impeachment trial by the Senate.
“In a filing to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, House General Counsel Douglas Letter argued that the House’s demands for grand jury materials connected to former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation were still urgent because such evidence might become relevant to the Senate’s expected impeachment trial next month,” Politico reported. “But Letter went further to note that even apart from the Senate trial, the House Judiciary Committee intends to continue its impeachment investigation arising from the Mueller probe on its own merit.”
In the court filing, Democrats accused the Department of Justice (DOJ) of basically engaging in a cover-up to protect Trump, alleging that the DOJ took an “extraordinary position in” the Democrats ‘ impeachment proceedings by not “disclosing grand-jury material needed for the House’s impeachment of President Trump and the Senate’s trial to remove him from office.”
Meanwhile, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz noted that the Democrats pushing for the impeachment of President Trump continue to “search for a crime” to attribute to him.
“A president can be impeached more than once,” Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) said earlier this month. “So, we can do this, we can move forward with what we have on the table currently, we can take this before the Senate and we can still investigate other issues and when the president has committed additional offenses, and my suspicion is that he will, we can take those before the Senate.”
“There is no limit on the number of times the Senate can vote to convict or not a president, no limit to the number of times the House can vote to impeach or not a president,” Green continued. “So, my belief is that the speaker will probably say we’re going to move forward with what we have now, but we’re not going to end investigations and that there may be possible opportunities to do other things at a later time.”
A number of Democrats even gave the idea of another impeachment if President Trump wins in 2020.
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) said on Dec. 12 that Democrats would not stop pushing for impeachment even if the president wins re-election. Neal Katyal, a former acting solicitor general under Barack Obama, also said “double jeopardy protections do not apply” to impeachment.
Anger and frustration have been common throughout this impeachment, both for congressmen and citizens.
“This is a tragedy for the nation … I have never seen in all my life such an unfair and distorted impeachment against the president of the United States,” said Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.), according to Fox News.
Democratic Party supporters are disgusted and become Democrats for Trump.