As if the impeachment charade isn’t already ridiculous enough, the House Judiciary Committee has told a federal appeals court that former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify before the committee, even though the house has already voted on the articles of impeachment.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to back the committee’s demand will drag out the impeachment process even further, and it could lead to Democrats concocting further articles of impeachment.
Fox News reports that “The lawyer for House Judiciary Committee Democrats revealed in a Monday 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.”
The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed McGahn in March 2019 to testify in regards to whether Trump or the White House obstructed justice during the process of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s now-concluded investigation.
McGahn, who left the White House last year, was been blocked from testifying by the White House, citing “absolute immunity” as the justification.
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay of a previous ruling ordering McGahn to testify in November. Now, the committee’s lawyer has argued against the decision, stating that “McGahn’s testimony remains central to the committee’s ongoing inquiry into the President’s obstructive conduct.”
“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.
House Democrats, backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, may be realizing that they rushed the impeachment vote a little too much and are now scared by the Senate GOP’s outspoken support of dismissal of impeachment altogether.
Although some say it’s unlikely that the committee will actually pursue new articles of impeachment, it’s telling that this new strategy has even been considered.