Pelosi Is Making A Desperate Attempt To Use A DC Court To Create More Impeachment Articles Against President Trump
Nancy Pelosi and Democrats are trying to use a federal appeals court in DC to force White House counsel Don McGahn to testify so she can add more articles of impeachment.
In a brief sent to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, the Democrats argue that they should be able to subpoena Don McGahn to testify.
Underscoring this point, House lawyers say if McGahn’s testimony yields more evidence of obstruction it could lead to “new articles of impeachment.” pic.twitter.com/DXiEl0KXwL
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) December 23, 2019
“If McGahn’s testimony produces new evidence supporting the conclusion that President Trump committed impeachable offenses that are not covered by the Articles approved by the House, the Committee will proceed accordingly—including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new articles of impeachment,” the brief reads.
Breitbart News reports:
The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), subpoenaed McGahn in March for its investigation into whether President Trump or senior White House officials obstructed justice during special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.
The Trump White House requested McGahn refuse to comply with the subpoena, citing “absolute immunity” that has long shielded top advisers from testifying before Congress.
Late last month, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative stay of previous ruling directing McGahn to testify. The court said it would consider granting a longer stay and scheduled a hearing for oral arguments on January 3rd.
In a 10-page filing, the Department of Justice argued the House’s impeachment vote “eliminate[d] the need” for McGahn to answer congressional questioning and “underscore the reasons why this Court should dismiss or deny the Committee’s suit without adjudicating the subpoena’s validity.”
“Indeed, if this Court now were to resolve the merits question in this case, it would appear to be weighing in on a contested issue in any impeachment trial,” DOJ lawyer wrote. “That would be of questionable propriety whether or not such a judicial resolution preceded or post-dated any impeachment trial.”
There go the Democrats continuing to grasp at straws.