House Democrats refused to acknowledge former special counsel Robert Mueller’s disastrous appearance on Capitol Hill this week; vowing to pursue “impeachment investigations” into President Trump.
“Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee said Friday they are proceeding with what they called an ‘impeachment investigation,’ as they insisted former Special Counsel Robert Mueller delivered damning testimony against President Trump in this week’s hearing despite concerns from many on the left that his appearance was faltering and broke little new ground,” reports Fox News.
“The House must have access to all evidence,” Rep. Jerrold Nadler said Friday. “We are exercising our constitutional authority. We are continuing the investigation of President Trump’s malfeasances, and we will do and consider what we have to consider including whether we should recommend Articles of Impeachment to the House. We may, we may not. It remains to be seen.”
“We are crossing the threshold,” Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, said. “When you think about the mode we were operating under before, it was an oversight. This is now crossing the threshold with this filing, and officially entering into an examination into whether or not to recommend articles of impeachment—I just want to make that point clear.”
“This is an impeachment investigation, on whether we should introduce articles of impeachment to Congress,” added failed presidential candidate Eric Swalwell.
“Chairman Nadler’s legal action here is sure to fail, weakening Congress’s ability to conduct oversight now and into the future. If my colleagues want grand jury information, they should propose legislation allowing Congress to access it,” said Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia. “Democrats want to convince their base they’re still wedded to impeachment even after this week’s hearing, but a baseless legal claim is an odd way to show that.”
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