As Nancy Pelosi continues to sit on sending the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate, there has been reporting that the deeply deranged Democrats may be seeking a second bite of the impeachment apple!
A lawyer for the House Judiciary Committee Democrats has revealed in a court filing that there is a possibility lawmakers could pursue even more articles of impeachment against President Trump — despite having already adopted two of them last week following days and days of a relentlessly bitter partisan debate.
The prospect of additional articles — while certainly unlikely — was floated as part of a court battle over Democrats’ bid to compel testimony from former White House Counsel Don McGahn.
On Monday the 23rd, shortly before a 4 p.m. deadline imposed by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the committee counsel filed a brief making their case for why they still want to hear from McGahn, despite having already voted for impeachment.
Democrats originally sought McGahn’s testimony in connection with his claims to then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team that Trump wanted him to have Mueller fired. Trump’s critics claimed this request constituted obstruction of justice.
While the Mueller probe never factored into the impeachment articles that were adopted, House Democrats’ counsel, Douglas Letter, argued that McGahn’s testimony is still vital — and could even be relevant to “consideration of whether to recommend additional articles of impeachment” against Trump.
“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,” Letter’s brief to the court stated. Additionally noting that there are still “ongoing impeachment investigations.”
Regardless, the brief stated that even if McGahn’s testimony does not lead to new articles of impeachment, it could be used in an upcoming Senate trial — which is on hold pending Speaker Nancy Pelosi transmitting the articles to the chamber — in relation to the obstruction of Congress allegations that Trump is currently facing.
The White House has asserted longstanding executive privilege to bar McGahn from supplying documents and testimony to House investigators back when they were probing the Russia issue, saying internal White House deliberations must remain protected.