They were wrong. Mr Mueller’s performance defied his image as a ruthless Vietnam veteran pursuing Online Cigarettes Store USA the president. The ex-FBI director spoke quietly. He avoided hyperbole. He appeared confused by some questions. Now, with the report published, no more criminal indictments coming and Mr Mueller announcing he was returning to private life, the clouds were parting. "I thought we won," Mr Trump would later say of the spectre of impeachment triggered by the Mueller probe. "I thought it was dead.”Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, has arrived for today's debate. Like many Democrat female members, she is wearing black in a nod to the somber occasion. Ms Pelosi has reportedly instructed her party not to appear to be celebrating the day's events, she wants the impeachment to be seen as a step Democrats have taken reluctantly. A number of moderate Democrats, including many first-term congressmen who built the House majority Newport 100s Box and could risk their re-election in districts where the president is popular, have said they will vote to impeach.
Many drew on the Constitution and the intent of the country's founders as they considered the role of Congress to conduct oversight in the nation's system of checks and balances.
Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer, from Iowa, referred to the oath she took in January as she was sworn into office as guiding her decision. She announced support for both articles of impeachment to "honour my duty to defend our Constitution and democracy from abuse of power at the highest levels."However another Cheap Newport 100s cigarettes freshman Democrat, Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, is indicating he will switch parties to become a Republican after opposing impeachment.
It follows Michigan conservative Justin Amash leaving the Republicans earlier this year when he favoured impeachment.
One new Democrat congressman, Jared Golden of Maine, said he would vote to impeach on abuse of power but not obstruction.