House Committee Opens Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump

HeadlineSep 13, 2019

On Capitol Hill, Democratic congressmembers voted Thursday to formally move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Committee chair Jerrold Nadler said future inquiries would look beyond the findings of the Mueller report.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler: “We have a responsibility to consider allegations of federal election crimes, self-dealing, violations of the Constitution’s emoluments clause and the failure to defend our nation from current and future attacks by foreign adversaries.”

Democrats remain divided over whether to even call the Judiciary Committee’s expanded powers of investigation an impeachment inquiry. On Thursday, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi abruptly ended her weekly press conference after a reporter asked whether the House is conducting a formal inquiry, refusing to answer the question.

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