by Countable | 4.12.18
The Justice Department finally provided confidential documents pertaining to the origins of the Russia investigation to House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) that were subpoenaed in August 2017, reports the New York Times. Nunes had threatened to impeach top FBI and Justice Department officials, including FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Can he do that?
The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to impeach any civil officer, not just the president. They have impeached two presidents, one senator, one cabinet official, and fifteen federal judges. Only eight, all federal judges, have actually been removed from office. Here’s the process:
The introduction of impeachment resolutions regarding Wray, Rosenstein, or any other officials over Nunes’ August subpoena appears to be off the table. Whether any impeachment resolutions focused on any other appointed or elected federal officials will be introduced by this Congress is always possible.
Would an impeachment resolution have been justified in this case if the Justice Department had not produced the documents requested? Did you know that impeachment is possible of federal officials other than the president? If there are issues with a federal official, is impeachment the best course of action?
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It’s time to impeach Nunes! He is a traitor to the Constitution that he pledged to uphold.
The corruption, lack of ethics in any form, incredible ignorance, and selfishness of both # 45 and Nunes smack of fascism. Most of the GOP have been attempting to establish single party rule. I want #45, his family, Sessions, DeVos and Nunes impeached for lying under oath and violating their promise to defend the Constitution of the United States.
I agree with impeachment policy, so Nunes should impeach himself!
I agree with the impeachment process. However, I think Nunes protests and threatens too much for someone who is innocent of any corruption. I think he must have something to hide.
Why the hell is Nunes still in any way shape or form in govt? He is obviously not truthful, devisive and has a secret agenda. I hope Mueller busts him. I believe he is a Russian operative the way he conducts himself
HA! Nunes is such a disgusting lapdog for this president. He should be impeached. Or voted out of office.
Please congressman Webster ask Ryan to remove Nunes from intel committee.. To all my representatives please vote against Pompeo’s confirmation.
Speaker of the House, Ryan, failed in bringing into Check, Nunés long time ago. Now, Nunés is acting totally irresponsibly-but true to his form, in this ‘impeachment’ plan. Its good for all of us that the Speaker is leaving the House. Unfortunate for us that he did not remove Nunés as chairman of the Committee that has fallen into great disrepute.
He’s a complete Jackass and I’m guess he trying to get information to cover his, 45 and all other members of transition team. I hope Mueller is looking into him. If Paul Ryan had any balls he would have make sure he was out of his position.
Congressman Devin Nunes is a disgrace to the House Intelligence Committee & to the entire House of Representatives! He has continually lied & misrepresented facts, continued to undermine the Committee when he was under recusal & has collaborated with the White House in preparing false statements! He should be impeached or at the very least relieved of his duties as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee and possibly removed from the Committee entirely!
Everyone in the conspiracy to overthrow our 3 branch system of government, and replacing it with the Unified Republican Government, should be forced to leave our Country. Nunes is hip deep in the mess and should follow the lead of other Republicans and retire.
Oh! Oh! Here come the liberal crybabies o Countable! Good Job!
Nunes is a stooge for the criminal 45 mob. He selectively leaks secret and confidential information to try to influence the Russia/45 investigation. By his actions he has interfered with and impeded justice and he should be charged, arrested, tried, and convicted.
Will SOMEONE put a check on Nunes!? Djt’s lapdog does not seem to understand right from wrong / moral from immoral? It is he who should be sanctioned for obstruction of justice and impeached from congress.
Devin Nunes has demonstrated he is loyal only to Donald J Trump. He has no respect for the constitution or our democracy. At best he is immoral, corrupt and an accessory to the crimes of Donald J Trump and at worse he is a traitor who conspired against the United States. Remove him and his ilk from office and allow the facts and justice to prevail.
It would be better for the country and our allies (if we still have any) to impeach both tRump and Nunez. Neither will ever be added to Mt. Rushmore. Credibility and honesty are still in vogue.
NUNES IS A CERTIFIED LUNATIC AND DANGEROUS AS HELL..IMPEACH #45 AND THROW THE REST OF THEM IN JAIL!!
Nunes is simply a political operative for trump!! He has NO INTEREST in America , the American people or justice - Simply enabling DJT !!!! That was been clear since he RAN TO TRUMP with information about the investigation months ago !! He, along with trump and his cronies HAVE TO GO IN ORDER TO PRESERVE OUR DEMOCRACY !!!
I say impeach Nunes!
Sounds great. Impeach them all.