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Old 05-09-2019, 03:42 PM
steronz is offline
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Originally Posted by Steophan View Post

I'll link again to the aricle from earlier
, which goes into detail about this, but the short answer is that impeachment is not a criminal sanction, and so isn't treated the same - but Congress has made clear that this is not an impeachment investigation.
I'm not clear what incredibly thin line you're trying to walk here. Congress must investigate allegations in order to impeach, but you're saying they can't do so unless they decide at the outset that it's an "impeachment investigation?" I'm not sure the government works that way.