Won’t Stop, Can’t Stop: Nadler Continues Ridiculous, Unfounded Impeachment Investigation By Requesting Docs, Materials from 4 Top Democratic Committee Leaders

  • House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler is requesting documents or other materials from four top Democratic committee leaders connected to his committee’s investigation into possible obstruction of justice and other alleged abuses of power by President Trump in his ongoing impeachment investigation.
  • Nadler sent a letter on Thursday to “Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) to ask them to provide such information as Nadler’s committee weighs whether to introduce articles of impeachment against the president.”
  • In the letter, Nadler wrote: “I am writing to request information, including documents and testimony, depositions, and/or interview transcripts that you believe may be relevant to the Judiciary Committee’s ongoing impeachment investigation relating to President Trump.”
  • He continued: “I look forward to our Committees working together on this matter of the highest constitutional importance.”
  • Nadler described the request as a way to gather information “after the Judiciary and Intelligence panels agreed to share grand jury information if the committee wins its lawsuit seeking such materials.”
  • Additionally, “by asking other House investigators to share information, Nadler is expanding his probe to include more of the lower chamber.”
  • Nadler wrote: “The requests described herein would build on that sharing agreement and would similarly allow for sensitive or confidential information to be received in executive session as needed.”
  • Nadler also noted that “such sharing is consistent with House rules,” and said the “information shall be subject to any requirements and limitations imposed by law, House Rules, and the rules of our respective Committees.”
  • The Judiciary Committee has been looking into “almost a dozen possible episodes of obstruction by Trump as laid out by former special counsel Robert Mueller,” although Mueller opted out of completely clearing Trump of obstruction but also didn’t recommend prosecution.

Reference Links

  • The Hill: Nadler asks other House chairs to provide records that would help panel in making impeachment decision READ
  • Politico: Nadler asks House committees probing Trump to share docs for its impeachment investigation READ
  • Vox: Did Democrats already start an impeachment inquiry? It’s complicated. READ
  • Wall Street Journal: Impeachment Bumbles On READ

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