US House steps up Trump impeachment probe

Cheryl Sanders
September 10, 2019

"Without Chairman Nadler setting a date for a vote on articles of impeachment, it's clear that Speaker Pelosi and Democratic Leadership are still putting the brakes on impeachment".

An aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is supportive of the committee's effort to expand its investigative powers, which Democrat leaders believe demonstrates the urgency of their investigation into the president to the courts.

Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told ABC News that the move toward impeachment shows "Democrats have always aimed to overturn the legitimate results of the 2016 election regardless of the facts or circumstances".

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The resolution says the panel will allow Nadler to designate which hearings are linked to the impeachment probe and allow committee counsel to question witnesses for an additional hour, with 30 minutes divided between Republicans and Democrats.


"We urge Chairman Nadler to keep pushing forward, and vote articles of impeachment out of committee by October 1st", Marques said.

Additionally, it would permit evidence to be received in a closed executive session. We can't wait any longer while Trump continues to abuse the presidency to enrich himself, obstruct justice and enact hateful policies that target millions of Americans.

US President Donald Trump speaks to the press on the South Lawn of the White House before departing in Washington, DC on August 9, 2019.

For much of the year, Nadler has focused on Mueller's findings, including evidence that Trump sought to impede the special counsel's probe. The committee also subpoenaed former Trump aides Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter. The White House has previously blocked former employees from testifying, but Lewandowski never officially worked for the White House.

Ahead of a House Judiciary Committee vote on details of an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, two members made their case to a crowd in Seattle.


Nadler's new rules, which are expected to be passed by the committee on Thursday, will govern how witnesses will be called and questioned and how Trump's lawyers will be involved.

Nadler had already indicated that his committee would proceed with an impeachment investigation, prior to having established support by vote.

The developments come on the heels of a majority of House Democrats publicly announcing support for an impeachment inquiry, according to NPR's impeachment tracker, which marks a milestone that was reached during last month's recess. The Judiciary panel, along with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced Friday that they are demanding information about the spending of taxpayer money at the president's hotels and properties, partly to inform the impeachment investigation.

The Hawaii Rep.'s position puts her at odds with other Democratic presidential candidates who wish to see Trump impeached, namely Sens.

Democrats want to question the three men about an episode described by Mueller, in which Trump allegedly tried to pressure former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to redirect the Russian Federation probe away from his 2016 presidential campaign.


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