House Democrats are pursuing additional grand jury materials produced in the course of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on election interference as the Judiciary Committee vowed it would continue its impeachment inquiry into whether President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice, reports Law & Crime.
“If the House approves Articles of Impeachment, relevant grand-jury material that the Committee obtains in this litigation could be used during the subsequent Senate proceedings,” House General Counsel Douglas N. Letter argued in a 66-page filing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
“And the Committee continues its impeachment investigation into Presidential misconduct—in part because obstruction by the Trump Administration has left many critical questions about the President’s conduct unanswered. Material that the Committee obtains in this litigation could be used in that investigation as well.”
The committee also told the court that testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn was necessary for a possible Senate trial.
“The Department of Justice takes extraordinary positions in this case,” the filing notes in a separate section. “It does so to avoid disclosing grand-jury material needed for the House’s impeachment of President Trump and the Senate’s trial to remove him from office. This Court should reject DOJ’s efforts to insulate the President from Congress’s impeachment power.”