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Tick tock goes the political clock as Dems weigh impeachment



House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. arrives to meet with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)



The political clock is a significant factor in whether majority House Democrats launch any impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.


There’s increasing pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to at least start an impeachment inquiry into whether Trump obstructed special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation . Pelosi is resisting for a number of reasons. But the tick-tock of time is an inexorable one as the 2020 presidential and congressional elections cast a widening shadow over Washington. As it spreads, the window for launching any impeachment proceedings shrinks, making the prospect of doing so beyond December unappetizing for wide swaths of Democrats.



That reality could limit how long Pelosi can say yes or no to impeachment questions stemming from Mueller’s report.



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6th June 2019

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