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They were jeopardizing Ukraine’s national security. They are an embarrassment and should be thrown in jail and the key lost.

Committees Seek Ukraine Documents from Vice President
Oct 4, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (Oct. 4, 2019)—Today, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter requesting key documents from Vice President Michael Pence as part of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

“Pursuant to the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry, we are hereby requesting that you produce the documents set forth in the accompanying schedule by October 15, 2019,” the Chairmen wrote.

The Committees are investigating the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with our 2020 election and by withholding security assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, as well as any efforts to cover up these matters.

“Recently, public reports have raised questions about any role you may have played in conveying or reinforcing the President’s stark message to the Ukrainian President,” the Chairmen wrote.  “The reports include specific references to a member of your staff who may have participated directly in the July 25, 2019, call, documents you may have obtained or reviewed, including the record of the call, and your September 1, 2019, meeting with the Ukrainian President in Warsaw, during which you reportedly discussed the Administration’s hold on U.S. security assistance to Ukraine.”

This request is being made jointly by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Committee on Oversight and Reform under the Rules of the House of Representatives in exercise of their oversight and legislative jurisdiction. 

“The Committees are seeking the documents in the attached schedule in order to examine this sequence of events, including the Administration’s attempts to press the Ukrainian President to open an investigation into former Vice President Biden or election interference in 2016, and the reasons behind the White House’s decision to delay critical military assistance to Ukraine that was appropriated by Congress to counter Russian aggression,” the Chairmen concluded.

Click here to read the letter to Vice President Pence. https://oversight.house.gov/sites/democrats.oversight.house.gov/files/documents/2019-10-04.EEC%20Engel%20Schiff%20%20re%20Request%20to%20VP%2010-04-19%20Letter%20and%20Schedule.pdf
Administration, Defense & National Security, Impeachment Inquiry
116th Congress

Now time to look at the Presidential line of succession and worry. Pelosi appears to have cut a deal with Trump and is almost certainly corrupt. That leaves Grassley as the only hope, and we fear that he is bad, too. However, either may be able to steer the country well enough until early 2021. Pelosi’s refusal to impeach Trump early on suggests that she will pardon Trump, Pence, etc. She is more likely to pardon them than Grassley. She will probably misuse religion, too, as an excuse. She needs to read some Desmond Tutu. Forgiveness doesn’t mean sweeping under the rug. It doesn’t mean that the person isn’t held accountable. For forgiveness to occur the person must say they are sorry (repent) and there must be some punishment/reparations. Hence the word “Penitentiary” for prisons, which is often shorted to “pen”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_line_of_succession http://www.pfaw.org/blog-posts/whats-behind-chuck-grassleys-rush-to-confirm-brett-kavanaugh-corruption/