Schiff: Pelosi is 'absolutely right' on impeachment

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- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., revealed she's opposed to the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the absence of evidence that is "compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan".

"If you think impeaching Bill Clinton was a bad idea, which I think most Democrats do, then you now have to think impeaching Trump is a bad idea", Burstein said, unless something that is clearly an impeachable offense is uncovered. "If I had to guess now and give you a prognostication given the way the opinion makers and opinion shakers have handled this, my guess is they've done a pretty good job among the members and you probably won't get 66", the Texas Democrat said.

"We will all go on record" Whenever Green calls up articles of impeachment and asks for a vote, it's likely to divide the Democratic caucus.

It was Pelosi's most direct comment yet on Trump's possible impeachment, a topic she has dealt with cautiously as it carries the potential to sharply split Democrats and the public ahead of next year's White House and congressional elections.

Nancy Pelosi is trying to keep Conservative and Independent voters on her side and it appears this statement might be working to her benefit. No one seems to know when it will end, or what form a final "report" will take, but the conclusion of the probe may lay out a very compelling case for impeachment. "It was unnecessary and the rest", she told the Post. But the Democrats are so rattled by the president that they do not see the hypocrisy in their position.

Any evidence of wrongdoing could prompt Congress to act against the president, who is the subject of several investigations in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. "I think every single colleague of mine agrees there's impeachable offenses".

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It will remove a tough vote for new Democrats in Trump-leaning districts, according to some.

"I do believe what Speaker Pelosi understands is that what they're wanting to do is going to require far more than what they have now, so I think they are hedging their bet on it", Collins said.

Some in the left wing of the Democratic Party have been clamoring to begin impeachment proceedings.

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"She has now dismissed both the left's obsession with a unsafe and likely doomed effort to impeach Trump, and Trump himself, driving him insane", Brzezinski said. He said impeachment "has to be a bipartisan effort, and right now it's not there". The framers of the Constitution put it in the hands of elected officials, declined to define what constitutes the "high crimes and misdemeanors" that would be grounds for a president's removal and set a high bar for conviction: a two-thirds majority vote in the Senate. "It's about what we can do for the people to lower health-care costs, bigger paychecks, cleaner government", she said. Barr, Trump's nominee for Attorney General, was confirmed last month by the Senate putting him atop the Justice Department.

"Do I see a killer team that is ready for the impeachment proceedings that are potentially I think the White House is ready?" And I always say you're not going to hear me saying anything publicly that I'm not saying here in the office.