House Democrats Want To Keep On Trying To Impeach Trump


David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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The House Judiciary Committee wants to keep trying to impeachment President Donald Trump — regardless of whether the current process is ultimately successful for the president’s opponents or not.

House lawyers indicated Monday that their investigation will be ongoing, based on potential evidence in the Mueller report, according to Politico.

(L-R) Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Chairman of House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Chairwoman of House Financial Services Committee Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) listen during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol December 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chairman Nadler announced that the House Judiciary Committee is introducing two articles on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress for the next steps in the House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Long before House Democrats seized upon the complaint of a whistleblower who believed Trump had improperly leveraged a Ukrainian investigation into a political rival with military aid, Democrats had insisted the Mueller report was prompting them to assess possible impeachment on the grounds of obstruction of justice. (RELATED: AG Barr: Mueller Could’ve Reached A Conclusion On Obstruction Of Justice)

House General Counsel Douglas Letter noted in a filing to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the legislative body’s request for evidentiary materials connected to the Mueller investigation is still relevant because the documents might have some use in any potential Senate impeachment trial.

But regardless of the results of the Senate trial, Letter indicated that the House Judiciary Committee has no intention of dropping another impeachment inquiry based on the Mueller report that exonerated Trump of any collusion with Russia and did not indict the president for obstruction of justice because of insufficient evidence. (RELATED: Trump Campaign Raises $10 Million In One Week Amid Impeachment Probe)