Report: Judiciary Cmte. Says House Could Consider New Articles Of Impeachment
The House Judiciary Committee said in a Monday court filing that it is continuing efforts to enforce a subpoena for former White House counsel Don McGahn in order to ascertain "whether to recommend additional articles of impeachment,” according to Axios.
The new articles of impeachment would address conduct not covered in the two articles that passed the House last week — abuse of power relating to Ukraine and obstruction of Congress.
Trump’s Justice Department has argued that because the articles of impeachment were approved, there is no urgency in resolving the McGahn matter, Axios reported, adding that “the courts should not intervene in a political fight ahead of a high-stakes Senate trial.”
However, House Democrats “countered that McGahn's testimony could ‘inform’ their presentation of the articles to the Senate, in addition to providing crucial evidence as they continue to investigate President Trump for alleged obstruction of justice in the Mueller investigation.”
McGahn’s case is expected to be heard on January 3, the news outlet reported.