If you were to ask President Trump if he’s worried he’ll get impeached by the Democrats, chances are high he’d say “No.”
Still, as we here at Deep State Journal know personally, the constant threat of impeachment or any legal action wears on a man, no matter how innocent he actually is.
But thankfully the President can breathe a big sigh of relief as Nancy Pelosi just received the worst news ever.
As you know, the only way the Democrats can impeach Trump is if they’ve got an airtight case against the President.
But Democrats in the House don’t have that airtight case, so they’ve created several “independent inquiries” within the House in hopes that will get the ball rolling on a full investigation.
With several committee inquiries ongoing, they’re under the impression they can be given the keys to all that the Department of Justice has pertaining to the Russia investigation.
That’s partly why Nancy Pelosi hasn’t made an outright move to impeach.
She’s been waiting for these inquiries to build momentum, waiting for the right time to strike.
The Democrats are particularly interested in acquiring the grand jury files from the Russia investigation.
Sadly for Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats (and good news for Trump), the Department of Justice just asserted that their schemes to use impeachment inquiries means they will not be given the grand jury files.
The Democrat-led House Judiciary Committee believed an existing loophole known as a prelude to a “judicial proceeding” would entitle them access.
However, the Department of Justice responded that because Nancy Pelosi has insisted their inquiries are not actual impeachment proceedings, it would not be proper to turn over the documents.
In a court filing from Friday as part of Trump’s opposition to requests for the files, the DOJ wrote:
“Most prominently, the Speaker of the House has been emphatic that the investigation is not a true impeachment proceeding,” the filing said.
“And the House Majority Leader had even explained that branding the Committee’s proceeding as ‘impeachment’ is a simply a device to enhance the Committee’s legal arguments in this and other courts,” the filing continued.
Additionally, the DOJ wrote that since the House’s actions, “are not ‘judicial proceedings’ under the plain and ordinary meaning of that term,” there’s literally no good reason to give them access to sensitive material.
And, as hilarious as it sounds, the DOJ also indicated that since the Democrats seem to know so much already, they don’t need the documents anyways.
“The Committee thus presents no evidence that the requested grand jury information would be of any help to its current inquiry, particularly in light of the Attorney General’s decisions to both make most of the Report public and provide the Committee’s Chairman and Ranking Member with access to all redacted portions of the Report other than the minimal redactions comprising the grand jury information. The Committee’s mere desire to know what lies behind those redactions is not the sort of particularized need the Committee must establish to overcome the presumption of grand jury secrecy.”
Pelosi has to be upset.
She’s patiently waited for the opportune time and now there’s another roadblock in her way.
Sadly for her, it’s her own party and their short-sighted demands for privileged documents which they have no right to possess that’s sabotaged their efforts.
But you can be sure Trump is happy to know the Democrats have been thwarted.