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Sun May 26, 2019, 03:05 PM

13. Not Quite

“CNN)Pressure is mounting for House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to launch impeachment proceedings, but the New York Democrat is weighing dueling loyalties to eager members and to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has urged her caucus to stay the course on investigations and ignore the growing chorus for what would become a bitterly divisive process.

The discussions boiled over in a series of tense meetings Monday night, with Nadler ultimately siding with Pelosi, a California Democrat. But Nadler told Democrats on his panel he was sympathetic to their calls to open up a formal impeachment investigation, something that Pelosi rejected in the private meetings.

Still Democrats say Nadler will not buck Pelosi, and would only move forward with an impeachment inquiry if she were on board.

"He's in a very difficult position," said Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat on the committee who has pressed for opening an impeachment inquiry.”


“Democratic leaders are looking for ways to keep the caucus on board when Congress returns this summer. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler divulged details to the caucus on Thursday about the next steps for a long-awaited vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt. Nadler is pushing for that vote the first week lawmakers return.

And Nadler also suggested Democrats consider voting to streamline the process when they return in June, allowing committees to hold people in contempt of Congress without needing a full House vote.”


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