This week, Speaker McCarthy announced that he would direct the House Oversight Committee, the Judiciary Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee to begin a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden without holding a vote in the House and without a single shred of evidence of wrongdoing after nearly nine months of investigations. But McCarthy’s actions are completely transparent. This bogus impeachment inquiry all comes at the direction of Donald Trump as a desperate, pathetic attempt to distract from his 91 felony counts and to get revenge for his legitimate impeachments.
In an interview with Megyn Kelly, Trump even admitted as much saying:
“I think had they not done it to me — and I’m very popular, they like me and I like them, the Republican Party — perhaps you wouldn’t have it being done to them.”
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TRUMP DEMANDED THE IMPEACHMENT: Marjorie Taylor Greene met with Donald Trump last week, and Trump talked to Chair of the House Republican Conference Elise Stefanik the morning the impeachment inquiry was announced. This is being driven by far right MAGA Republicans to hurt President Biden and help Trump ahead of 2024. Comer, Jordan, and other Republicans have even admitted that these investigations are about hurting President Biden politically.
- New York Times: Trump Has Been Privately Encouraging G.O.P. Lawmakers to Impeach Biden. “Mr. Trump’s dinner with Ms. Greene came just two nights before Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced his decision on Tuesday to order the opening of an impeachment inquiry into President Biden, under intense pressure from his right flank. Over the past several months, Mr. Trump has kept a close watch on House Republicans’ momentum toward impeaching Mr. Biden. Mr. Trump has talked regularly by phone with members of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus and other congressional Republicans who pushed for impeachment, according to a person close to Mr. Trump who was not authorized to publicly discuss the conversations. Mr. Trump has encouraged the effort both privately and publicly.” [New York Times, 9/13/23]
- The Hill: Trump Speaks With Stefanik As GOP moves forward with Biden impeachment Inquiry. “Former President Trump spoke Tuesday with Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) shortly after Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) directed committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Stefanik, the House Republican Conference chairwoman, confirmed they had spoken. A source familiar with the conversation said Trump and Stefanik spoke shortly after McCarthy made the announcement at the Capitol about the impeachment inquiry. ‘I speak to President Trump a lot. I spoke to him today,’ Stefanik told reporters.” [The Hill, 9/12/23]
- POLITICO: Trump Privately Discussed Biden Impeachment With House GOPers. “Donald Trump has been weighing in behind the scenes in support of the House GOP push to impeach President Joe Biden, including talking with a member of leadership in the lead up to Tuesday’s announcement authorizing a formal impeachment inquiry. The former president has been speaking weekly with House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, who was the first member of Republican leadership to come out in support of impeachment. The two spoke Tuesday, after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced Republicans would be pursuing the inquiry, according to two people familiar with the conversation […] On Sunday night, Trump had dinner at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), an ally of Trump and McCarthy. At the gathering, the topic of impeachment was discussed, according to a person familiar with the conversation who spoke on condition of anonymity.” [POLITICO, 9/12/23]