Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats were staring down the barrel of a humiliating defeat on the impeachment witch hunt.
But just when things looked the most hopeless, the break the Democrats were hoping for finally arrived.
Now this Republican’s impeachment bombshell had Pelosi thanking her lucky stars.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi withheld articles of impeachment in a last ditch gambit to force the Republican Senate to hand control of the impeachment trial over to the Democrats.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scoffed at this unconstitutional intimidation attempt and that appeared to be the final word on this matter.
But then former National Security Advisor John Bolton released a statement claiming he would be willing to testify at an impeachment trial in response to a Senate subpoena.
The former National Security Advisor claimed that a lawsuit by one of his former colleagues asking a court to resolve a separation of powers question about the conflict between a House subpoena to testify in an impeachment inquiry and President Trump’s assertion of executive privilege was now moot.
But both the President and the House of Representatives opposed his effort on jurisdictional grounds, and each other on the merits. The House committee went so far as to withdraw its subpoena to Dr. Kupperman in a deliberate attempt to moot the case and deprive the court of jurisdiction. Judge Richard Leon, in a carefully reasoned opinion on December 30, held Dr. Kupperman’s case to be moot, and therefore did not reach the separation-of-powers issues.
The House has concluded its Constitutional responsibility by adopting Articles of Impeachment related to the Ukraine matter. It now falls to the Senate to fulfill its Constitutional obligation to try impeachments, and it does not appear possible that a final judicial resolution of the still-unanswered Constitutional questions can be obtained before the Senate acts.
Accordingly, since my testimony is once again at issue, I have had to resolve the serious competing issues as best I could, based on careful consideration and study. I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cheered this move by Bolton as Pelosi and her backers in the fake news media immediately claimed Bolton’s statement twisted the screws on Republicans to give in to the Democrats’ demands.
“The President & Sen. McConnell have run out of excuses. They must allow key witnesses to testify, and produce the documents Trump has blocked, so Americans can see the facts for themselves. The Senate cannot be complicit in the President’s cover-up,” Pelosi wrote on social media.
But Pelosi’s joy was short lived.
Even the biggest RINOs in the Senate – Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski and Maine Senator Susan Collins – backed up McConnell’s insistence that the Senate follow the bipartisan consensus established in the 1999 Bill Clinton impeachment trial that the Senate hear arguments first and then decide on witness testimony.
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