WASHINGTON — Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York, House Democrats’ self-styled message man, was blunt on Tuesday morning: No more impeachment talk.
“We didn’t run on impeachment,” he said. “We didn’t win the House of Representatives on impeachment. We’re not focused on impeachment.”
Mr. Jeffries had a provocation, and it was not the findings of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III. It was a letter, circulated Monday evening by Representative Rashida Tlaib, the freshman firebrand from Michigan, asking fellow Democrats to support a formal inquiry into “whether President Trump committed impeachable offenses.”
Impeachment has bedeviled the 116th Congress since it convened in January, its prospects fed by a drip, drip of damaging disclosures about the president’s actions, the swirling special counsel investigation into his campaign and explosive testimony of misdeeds. On Tuesday, responding to Ms. Tlaib and staring soberly at Mr. Mueller’s apparent conclusions, Democrats set out to drive a stake through the idea once and for all.
“What’s tough is impeachment in principle is something that I openly support, but it’s also just the reality of having votes in the Senate to pursue that,” said Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the self-described democratic socialist from New York who has become a face of Mr. Trump’s resurgent opposition. “That’s something that we have to take into consideration.”
Besieged by reporters, Representative Maxine Waters of California, the chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee and a vocal proponent of impeachment in the past, responded realistically.
“Impeachment has never been a caucus agenda,” she said.
Representative Debbie Dingell, who represents a Detroit-area district neighboring Ms. Tlaib’s, said she knew her colleague was not trying to “box anybody into a corner” but “feels strongly” that Mr. Trump is unworthy of his office. Ms. Dingell was, to put it mildly, not in agreement.
“We’ve got real work to do,” she said, “and every week, we get off on some subject that doesn’t matter to the working people in my district or the Midwest.”
Even Mr. Trump, who has sought to paint Democrats as rabidly pursuing his presidency, seemed to have gotten the message.
“I don’t think they’re talking about impeachment,” he said on Tuesday as he walked into a Senate Republican luncheon on the other side of the Capitol. “We have the greatest economy we’ve ever had. Our country is in incredible shape. They and others created a fraud on our country with this ridiculous witch hunt, where it was proven very strongly, no collusion, no obstruction, no nothing.”
In fact, the special counsel pointedly said he did not exonerate Mr. Trump on the issue of obstruction of justice. It was Attorney General William P. Barr who stepped in to reject that charge.
Nonetheless, Democratic leaders were eager not to make too much of the opening. They have tried for months to play down the possibility of impeachment. Too divisive, they said. Too dangerous. “Not worth it,” said Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, who has urged her colleagues to beat Mr. Trump at the ballot box instead.
Mr. Mueller’s report to Mr. Barr, summarized in a letter to Congress on Sunday, seems to have finally proved the point. Mr. Barr wrote that Mr. Mueller had not found evidence to prove that the Trump campaign had conspired with Russia to subvert the 2016 presidential election or to bring a case that the president obstructed justice.
Ms. Pelosi met privately with members of her leadership team Monday night to discuss the path forward after the conclusion of Mr. Mueller’s investigation. On Tuesday, they emerged abuzz about a Trump administration’s legal motion to have the Affordable Care Act invalidated by the federal courts and intent on wrestling the narrative back to the party’s policy agenda.
Democrats have not given up on the Mueller report entirely, with six committee leaders leading the fight for access to the full report. And they say they will push ahead energetically with their own investigations into other aspects of the Trump presidency.
But it is clear that Ms. Pelosi and her team are trying to turn down the volume.
Ms. Tlaib’s resolution outlines three areas of scrutiny for an impeachment inquiry: the president’s possible violations of the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, which bans gifts or payments from foreign governments; his role in a pre-Election Day scheme to silence a pornographic film actress and a Playboy model who claimed to have had affairs with him; and the lingering questions around whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice.
“We all swore to protect our nation, and that begins with making sure that no one, including the president of the United States, is acting above the law,” wrote Ms. Tlaib, whose vulgar cry to impeach Mr. Trump crashed the Democrats’ swearing-in parties in January. “I urge your support in recommending that the House Committee on Judiciary begin hearings, take depositions and issue subpoenas to answer this question that is fundamental to the rule of law and the preservation of our democracy.”
Ms. Tlaib made clear in the closed-door meeting of House Democrats on Tuesday that she was not introducing articles of impeachment, just a resolution that would approve an inquiry into whether such a drastic step was necessary, according to another person in the room.
A spokesman for Ms. Tlaib declined to comment on Tuesday.
All three issues outlined in Ms. Tlaib’s letter, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, are already a matter of investigation by the House Judiciary Committee, and in some cases by other panels. The difference is that those investigations are part of the committees’ regular oversight work.
The full House would have to vote to open an impeachment inquiry. And Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, the Judiciary Committee’s chairman, has repeatedly dismissed the idea — presenting the inquiries that he has already opened as sufficient for the time being.B:
一码赢wapymycn论坛一【正】【在】【这】【个】【时】【候】，【浅】【九】【突】【然】【看】【见】【了】【一】【扇】【打】【开】【的】【门】，【门】【里】【有】【很】【多】【人】【出】【来】，【也】【有】【很】【多】【在】【门】【外】【的】【人】【进】【去】，【因】【为】【身】【高】，【浅】【九】【看】【不】【到】【门】【的】【上】【面】【写】【着】【什】【么】，【但】【是】【结】【合】【自】【己】【所】【看】【到】【的】【和】【自】【己】【以】【前】【所】【经】【历】【的】，【这】【不】【就】【是】【电】【梯】【吗】？ 【浅】【九】【顿】【时】【一】【阵】【欣】【喜】，【有】【救】【了】！【这】【电】【梯】【来】【的】【真】【是】【时】【候】！ 【心】【里】【这】【么】【想】，【浅】【九】【连】【忙】【跑】【了】【过】【去】，【随】【着】【高】【高】【大】【大】
【最】【重】【要】【的】【是】，【大】【家】【没】【有】【收】【到】【消】【息】，【也】【不】【知】【道】【是】【设】【呢】【么】【情】【况】。 【所】【以】，【人】【来】【了】，【直】【接】【放】【了】【进】【来】。 【进】【来】【后】，【出】【了】【事】【情】，【沈】【成】【负】【责】【管】，【第】【一】【时】【间】【就】【收】【到】【了】【消】【息】。 【这】【会】【儿】，【正】【忙】【着】【找】【陈】【耀】【文】【来】【做】【决】【定】【呢】。 【许】【阳】【叹】【气】，【人】【都】【进】【来】【了】，【要】【说】【只】【是】【进】【来】【几】【个】，【全】【城】**，【慢】【慢】【找】【出】【来】，【问】【题】【也】【不】【难】。 【因】【为】【大】【家】【都】【知】【道】
【许】【安】【宁】【看】【着】【她】，【语】【气】【里】【带】【了】【一】【丝】【严】【厉】，“【你】【知】【道】【就】【好】，【以】【后】【你】，【还】【有】【你】【们】【顾】【家】【的】【人】，【最】【好】【少】【惹】【麻】【烦】，【明】【白】【吗】？” 【事】【情】【已】【经】【发】【生】，【她】【知】【道】【问】【不】【出】【什】【么】【来】，【她】【叫】【顾】【青】【青】【过】【来】，【就】【是】【想】【警】【告】【一】【下】【她】。 【顾】【青】【青】【对】【上】【她】【的】【眼】【神】，【又】【忍】【不】【住】【一】【阵】【心】【虚】，【而】【且】，【似】【乎】【有】【一】【股】【无】【形】【的】【压】【力】，【压】【得】【她】【透】【不】【过】【气】【来】。 【眼】【前】【这】【个】【人】，
【这】【并】【不】【算】【是】【一】【个】【奇】【怪】【的】【世】【界】，【至】【少】【还】【符】【合】【天】【圆】【地】【方】，【上】【下】【左】【右】，【东】【西】【南】【北】【的】【特】【征】。 【但】【天】【上】【的】【太】【阳】【是】【活】【的】，【大】【地】【会】【突】【然】【移】【动】，【这】【点】【很】【让】【外】【来】【者】【不】【太】【适】【应】。 “【我】【们】【应】【该】【是】【来】【到】【了】【一】【个】【活】【的】【世】【界】，【这】【个】【世】【界】【不】【在】【河】【面】【上】，【而】【在】【河】【底】。” 【张】【扬】【坐】【在】【一】【块】【石】【头】【上】，【若】【有】【所】【思】【的】【说】，【周】【围】，【是】【一】【众】【伤】【痕】【累】【累】，【快】【要】【筋】【疲】【力】一码赢wapymycn论坛一【望】【着】【那】【装】【逼】【四】【人】【组】【御】【空】【飞】【去】，【王】【富】【贵】【的】【眼】【底】【尽】【是】【泪】【水】！ 【说】【好】【的】【将】【灵】【力】【全】【部】【传】【输】【给】【我】【呢】！ 【咻】【咻】【咻】！ 【恰】【在】【这】【时】，【苍】【穹】【飞】【来】【一】【道】【黑】【影】。 “【我】【们】【来】【救】【你】【啦】！” 【小】【红】【的】【声】【音】【划】【破】【虚】【空】，【那】【尖】【锐】【的】【海】【豚】【音】【实】【在】【过】【于】【刺】【耳】【了】。 【此】【刻】，【小】【红】【和】【妞】【妞】【正】【坐】【在】【沙】【雕】【的】【身】【上】【快】【速】【飞】【来】，【灰】【太】【狼】【和】【美】【人】【鱼】【族】【长】【也】【在】【其】【中】。
【竞】【技】【场】【的】【后】【场】。 【宁】【次】【双】【眼】【迷】【茫】【地】【坐】【在】【一】【张】【普】【通】【的】【长】【椅】【上】。 【一】【个】【沉】【重】【脚】【步】【突】【然】【踏】【了】【进】【来】。 【日】【向】【日】【足】【看】【着】【浑】【身】【散】【发】【着】【迷】【茫】【气】【息】【的】【宁】【次】，【眼】【中】【猛】【地】【闪】【过】【一】【丝】【凶】【光】，【却】【又】【在】【杀】【气】【生】【起】【的】【瞬】【间】，【将】【其】【熄】【灭】【了】【下】【去】。 “【宁】【次】，【有】【些】【事】【情】，【看】【来】【是】【时】【候】【告】【诉】【你】【了】……”【日】【向】【日】【足】【缓】【缓】【抽】【出】【一】【个】【卷】【轴】【说】【道】。 【看】【起】【来】，
【桃】【夭】【是】【一】【首】【祝】【贺】【年】【轻】【姑】【娘】【出】【嫁】【的】【诗】，【尼】【楚】【贺】【只】【是】【随】【口】【赞】【了】【一】【句】，【但】【是】【听】【的】【人】【却】【是】【由】【此】【想】【多】【了】【话】【里】【的】【意】【思】。 【皇】【后】【本】【是】【不】【将】【郭】【络】【罗】【氏】【放】【在】【心】【上】【的】，【但】【是】，【垂】【下】【眼】【睑】，【赏】【赐】【了】【她】【几】【匹】【桃】【红】【色】【的】【缎】【子】，【才】【令】【其】【退】【下】。 “【纳】【喇】【氏】，【马】【佳】【氏】，【两】【位】【妹】【妹】【身】【怀】【有】【孕】，【有】【什】【么】【问】【题】【尽】【管】【来】【寻】【本】【宫】。” 【被】【点】【名】，【两】【人】【顶】【着】【所】【有】【人】