Nancy Pelosi crafts a joke resolution to “formalize” the Star Chamber impeachment inquiry. Unfortunately, the joke is on America.
Nancy Pelosi announced yesterday that she intended to bring a Resolution to the floor on Thursday. As she described it:
“This resolution establishes the procedure for hearings that are open to the American people, authorizes the disclosure of deposition transcripts, outlines procedures to transfer evidence to the Judiciary Committee as it considers potential articles of impeachment, and sets forth due process rights for the President and his Counsel,” Pelosi wrote in her letter. “We are taking this step to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump Administration may withhold documents, prevent witness testimony, disregard duly authorized subpoenas or continue obstructing the House of Representatives.”
Wonderful. So an end to the Star Chamber proceedings then. Except . . . when you read what she has released today, it is a whole lot of nothing (copy here):