House Democrats Brag of Ongoing Impeachment Investigation, This Time with Stone and Flynn Cases
May 19, 2020 (EIRNS)—Still clinging to the British Empire-provoked plan to remove President Donald Trump by any means possible, House Democrats are insisting that impeachment is still a very live possibility. Yesterday, House General Counsel Douglas Letter filed a motion with the Supreme Court, demanding release of redacted secret grand jury materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, in order to decide whether new articles of impeachment are in order.
The motion states that the Judiciary Committee’s “impeachment investigation related to obstruction of justice pertaining to the Russia investigation is ongoing.” General Counsel Douglas Letter stated that if the grand jury material “reveals new evidence supporting the conclusion that President Trump committed impeachable offenses, the Committee will proceed accordingly—including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new articles of impeachment.” The motion seeks testimony, exhibits and transcripts, but states specifically that the Democrats are looking into “the possible exercise of improper political influence over recent decisions made in the Roger Stone and Michael Flynn prosecutions, both of which were initiated by the special counsel.”
They charge that “improper” political influence is evident in the fact that the Justice Department reversed Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s sentencing recommendation in the Stone case, from nine years to three years, and then had the audacity to request the dismissal of Gen. Michael Flynn’s case, which of course was dismissed citing the large amount of exculpatory material which had been illegally withheld from Flynn’s lawyers.
Earlier this month, the Justice Department filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court to temporarily block an order by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which had ruled it had to turn over grand jury materials. DOJ argued that the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure protects the secrecy of grand jury materials. Democrats countered this arguing that preliminary impeachment hearings in the House constitutes a “pending judicial proceeding.” In yesterday’s filing with the Supreme Court, they emphasized that the Appeals Court agreed with them on that point, Fox News reported.