Nadler: ‘This is formal impeachment proceedings’ House Judiciary Committee Chairman ,Jerry Nadler said publicly for the first time on Thursday that his panel President Donald Trump adding that the.
Committee will decide by the end of the year whether to refer articles of impeachment to the House floor.The committee has said as much in recent court filings as it seeks former special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury
Materials and testimony from his investigation’s star witnesses. But it was a rare rhetorical escalation from the New York Democrat, who has privately pushed Speaker Nancy Pelosi ,
That’s a decision that we’ll have to make. But that’s exactly the process we’re in right now.” And we will [at the] conclusion of this — hopefully by the end of the year — vote to vote articles of impeachment to the House floor. Or we won’t.
That timeline would put an impeachment battle in the middle of the Democratic presidential primary contests, In a court filing last month, House Democrats put in writing ,
For the first time that they are considering whether to impeach the president — effectively telling a federal court that they require Mueller’s grand-jury evidence in order to determine ,whether to vote on articles of impeachment.
And on Wednesday, the Judiciary Committee went even further in a lawsuit against former White House counsel Don McGahn,who has defied the panel’s subpoena for testimony about allegations that Trump ,
Obstructed justice when he sought to constrain or otherwise end the Mueller investigation.“The Judiciary Committee is now determining whether to recommend articles of impeachment against the president based on the obstructive conduct described by the special counsel,
Wednesday’s filing states, adding that McGahn is the committee’s “most important fact witness in its consideration of whether to recommend articles of impeachment.”