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House launches pre-impeachment agenda this week
« on: June 09, 2019, 09:12:00 AM »
House launches pre-impeachment agenda this week
by Susan Ferrechio
 | June 09, 2019 12:00 AM

House Democrats this week plan to begin making the case for an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wants the caucus to stay away from impeachment, but to mollify her pro-impeachment faction, she has sanctioned hearings as well as votes citing two Trump administration officials with contempt of Congress.

The action starts Monday in the House Judiciary Committee where lawmakers plan to hold a series of hearings to examine the findings in the 448-page Mueller report, which Democrats believe show Trump broke the law.

On Tuesday, lawmakers will vote on a resolution to cite Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn with contempt of Congress.

The hearings, Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said, will focus on “the alleged crimes and other misconduct laid out in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.”

Democrats hope it will shift public sentiment in favor of impeachment of Trump for various offenses, including a refusal to cooperate with a broad array of House investigations conducted by their party. Polls show a majority of voters do not support impeachment although the number has ticked up slightly recently.

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