Impeachment Documents Sought From House Committees

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House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., has asked House panels investigating President Donald Trump to share impeachment documents.

Nadler requested the documents in a Thursday letter to fellow Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff of California, Maxine Waters of California, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, and Elliot Engel of New York.

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The House Judiciary Committee chairman asks in the letter that their committees provide any information, documents, testimony, transcripts, or depositions relevant to the impeachment investigation.

The letter mentions that the House Judiciary Committee is considering whether impeachment is warranted.

Nadler’s letter came one day after Trump’s attorneys said the Intelligence and Financial Services committees, chaired by Schiff and Waters, respectively, cannot use the possibility of impeachment to get access to Trump’s financial information, held by Deutsche Bank and Capital One, according to Politico.

But the letter indicates all information obtained by House committees investigating Trump may be relevant to the probe.

“In fact, the House Committee on the Judiciary is investigating whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Trump,” Nadler wrote in the letter.

Trump’s attorneys have said that only the Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over impeachment, while Republicans on the committee have pointed out that the panel has yet to formally invoke impeachment and there has not yet been an official vote on this matter, according to Politico.

Prior presidential impeachment probes historically have held a formal vote to invoke impeachment proceedings, the publication reported. The committee has yet to do so.

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