June 2005 – Ranking minority member John Conyers holds unofficial hearing without subpoena power and is not taken seriously.
December 2005 – Conyers proposes the creation of a special committee to investigate impeachment.
May 2006 – The Republican National Committee baselessly claims talk of impeachment will benefit Republicans, Nancy Pelosi promises never to impeach.
August 2006 – Conyers publishes a lengthy report in which the Judiciary Committee minority staff documents impeachable offenses, including numerous felonies, committed by Bush and Cheney.
November 2006 – With polls showing the public believing that a Democratic Congress will mean impeachment, the public overwhelmingly elects a Democratic Congress.
July 2008 – House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, who still has no subpoena power, holds an unofficial hearing, expects to be taken seriously this time.