George Conway Tweets Trump Can be Impeached Twice if 'Additional Evidence of High Crimes or Misdemeanors' is Presented

George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, argued on Twitter Tuesday that President Donald Trump can be impeached twice if more evidence of wrongdoing is presented.

Conway, a conservative attorney, offered a legal reminder that Trump could be impeached a second time if more evidence is collected during the House impeachment inquiry over the next few months. There's nothing in the Constitution, he said, that would prohibit such a situation.

Remember: There’s nothing in the Constitution that prevents a second impeachment should additional evidence of high crimes or misdemeanors be adduced.

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) November 26, 2019

House Democrats have been moving full steam ahead with the impeachment investigation against Trump. Earlier this month, the House Intelligence Committee heard public testimony from a dozen witnesses about the president's dealings with Ukraine.

But House investigators have yet to hear from some key witnesses from Trump's inner circle, like Rudy Giuliani, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former National Security Adviser John Bolton—although each of these officials would likely be blocked from testifying by the White House.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has signaled that she would not wait for the courts to decide whether or not these witnesses should participate in the impeachment probe, which could hold up impeachment proceedings for months.

More witnesses could be called—including former White House counsel Don McGahn, who was ordered to testify by a federal judge Monday. The evidence Conway referred to could be collected during this process or at a later time.

Democratic leaders in Congress have said they aim to vote on whether to impeach Trump by the end of the year. The president's efforts to press Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to start investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, as well as the 2016 election, prompted House Democrats to launch the probe in late September

But the House of Representatives will need to take several steps before the issue can move on to the Senate, which will be responsible for prosecuting the president. The next step is for is Rep. Adam Schiff, the leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, to draft a report of the panel's findings. The report would then be submitted to the House Judiciary Committee, which will decide whether or not to bring forward articles of impeachment against Trump.

The charges that the president could face include bribery, abuse of power, contempt of Congress and obstruction of justice. The abuse of power charges could come from Trump's dealings with Ukraine while obstruction of justice or contempt of Congress may be a result of the White House's refusal to comply with subpoenas for related documents and witness testimony.

During the public impeachment hearings earlier this month, Conway described the testimony as "absolutely devastating." His remark came during the third day of public impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill, which featured testimony from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine specialist on the National Security Council and Jennifer Williams, a foreign service aide to Vice President Mike Pence. The two senior officials were directly involved in the July 25 phone call between Trump and Zelenskiy.

"That call was absolutely "perfect," all right—perfectly impeachable. And criminal," Conway tweeted.

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President Donald Trump walks along the Rose Garden colonnade while hosting Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at the White House on November 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Trump is the target of an ongoing impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives over his dealings with Ukraine. Chip Somodevilla