The procedures could elicit more information about instances of possible obstruction of justice and abuses of power by President Trump.
Nicholas FandosNEW: I got ahold of a draft copy of the House Judiciary Committee's resolution laying out impeachment procedures and due process for President Trump. It is likely to get a vote this week.
Here's what it says
Lawmakers plan to examine claims that the president dangled pardons to aides and that his resorts illegally profited from government business.
Nicholas FandosHouse Democrats return to Washington this week poised to significantly broaden their nascent impeachment inquiry into President Trump beyond the findings of the Russia investigation, but they will confront a fast-dwindling political clock.
Lawmakers say President Trump’s disregard for their authority leaves them no choice but to use the courts with greater frequency, but that could have constitutional consequences.
Nicholas FandosHiding in plain sight:
The House’s general counsel, Doug Letter, has increasingly relied on volunteer lawyers at white-shoe firms and public interest groups — including several prominent Obama admin veterans — to help research & draft court filings
In a petition to the court that oversaw the special counsel’s grand jury investigation, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee say they need the information to weigh potential impeachment articles.
Supporters of impeachment say Robert S. Mueller III’s testimony should launch an impeachment inquiry. But many swing-district opponents were unmoved.
Nicholas FandosJudiciary Committee chair Jerry Nadler has gradually become convinced that his panel should proceed with impeachment hearings and do so as expeditiously as possible, though he has not stated so publicly, per to lawmakers and aides familiar w/ his thinking
The special counsel has asked that his longtime close aide serve as a witness at one of his highly anticipated congressional hearings on Wednesday.
Nicholas FandosRobert Mueller has asked that his longtime right-hand aide, Aaron Zebley, be sworn in as a witness during Wednesday’s hearing with the Judiciary Committee about the special counsel’s investigation, according to congressional officials familiar
For two years, Democrats have waited on Robert S. Mueller III to deliver a death blow to the Trump presidency. Wednesday’s hearings with the special counsel could be their last chance.
Nicholas FandosTelling where Pelosi’s mind is on Mueller. From an advice session to members: “This coming election, it is really an election that the fate of this country is riding on. This presidency is an existential threat to our democracy &our country as we know it”