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H.Res. 976: Authorizing and directing the Committee on the Judiciary to inquire whether the House of Representatives should impeach Emmet G. Sullivan, a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Impeachment can be taken against other public officials besides the president, even though it might not seem that way based on national news.

Context

Michael Flynn resigned as President Trump’s National Security Advisor three weeks into the new administration, after the Washington Post reported that he lied about discussing easing U.S. sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in December 2016, during the transition.

Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the same thing. However, his sentencing has been delayed several times, most recently in February. In May, the Justice Department filed a motion to dismiss the case entirely. There are unsubstantiated rumors that this may have been at President Trump’s personal instigation, since former FBI Director James Comey has claimed that Trump asked him — back ...

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Bill Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
May 22, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Introduced on May 22, 2020

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 22, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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History

May 22, 2020
 
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H.Res. 976 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 976. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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