'If the Justice Department the position that you can not indict a sitting president, when the president is no longer sitting then I think it has to consider whether it should hold a former president to a different standard than it holds everyone else, ' Schiff said - making sure to state that the decision should be in the hands of career prosecutors based on the evidence they gather. But when it comes to the politics of impeachment, she's right: It's a waste of time. "And probably right now is not the right time, but I think at some point it's going to be inevitable".
"We didn't run on impeachment, we did not win on impeachment, we are not governing with a focus on impeachment", Jeffries said.
"I'm glad that she sees what the rest of us see, that there is no reason, no cause for impeachment", she said during an interview with Fox News Tuesday. Several panels in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives are also investigating the president.
A failed attempt to remove Trump through impeachment, Fandos wrote, "would only embolden the president's staunchest supporters and could improve his odds of re-election". Most important is that, by taking impeachment off the table now, barring some new big revelations that spark bipartisan outrage, you give tacit assent to Trump's worst behavior.
"At the end of the day, there are 239 members of the House Democratic caucus and the overwhelming majority of those members have made clear that we should proceed with caution with respect to impeachment", Jeffries said.
But, in addition to Green, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said she favors impeachment because she believes that's what her constituents want. Instead, House Democrats are pursuing their own broad, high-profile investigations that will keep the focus on Trump's business dealings and relationship with Russian Federation, exerting congressional oversight without having to broach the I-word.
Decisions to make’ Special counsel Robert Mueller
But she had been cautious in the past about impeaching him.
She went on to say that she doesn't usually like to talk about the president so much, and said it was "coming across too negatively".
Impeach the president for what?
"We will all go on record", Green said. "He's obstructed justice at the Federal Bureau of Investigation". We have a very serious challenge to the Constitution of the United States in the president's unconstitutional assault on the Constitution, on the first branch of government, the legislative branch. The vice president serves as the president of the U.S. Senate and historically has been provided an office in the Senate side of the Capitol, which is where Pence more regularly holds court when he visits Congress.
Mueller is funded through October of 2019, leaving Democrats at least a little hope that the Special Counsel's inquiry isn't fully over, but, last week, "placeholder" links began appearing on Amazon, touting the report's release date as "March 26th" - just a little over a week away. If Trump, members of his family or current officeholders did it, or were negligent in preventing others from doing it, we need to know.
'So I think that militates very strongly in favor of indicting the president when he is out of office if the southern District of NY has the evidence to prove the case against Individual 1 [who] Michael Cohen identified as the president.