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Signaling a widening gap between Democratic leadership and the House Judiciary Committee, the panel will vote this week on whether to install new procedures for its impeachment inquiry and illustrate its intensifying efforts in the probe.
Sixteen House Democrats, in interviews, offered wildly conflicting assessments of the status of the House Judiciary Committee's investigation of Trump, which its chairman - Rep. We can't wait any longer while Trump continues to abuse the presidency to enrich himself, obstruct justice and enact hateful policies that target millions of Americans.
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"It represents another significant step forward", a senior Judiciary aide said on Monday.More news: England drops Roy for final Ashes Test
"There's no question the committee is engaged in an investigation to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment and these procedures are to guide that", another aide said.
Currently, the House of Representatives is controlled by Democrats, although Democratic lawmakers are still divided over the issue of impeachment.
The committee is also set for a blockbuster hearing on September 17 related to this investigation.
Since Mueller's testimony in July, Nadler has broadened the investigation to include allegations that Trump has improperly mixed his business interests with his role as president, dangled pardons to encourage official misconduct and paid money during the 2016 campaign to silence women claiming to have had affairs with him. As the Mueller reports states, Lewandowski never delivered the message and instead asked former deputy chief of staff Rick Dearborn to do so.
Sources have told ABC News that Lewandowski would be willing to testify publicly before the committee but his attorney is encouraging him to speak only about his time working for Trump on the campaign, not about any conversations he had with Trump as president.More news: Former Tigers GM Fired in Boston
The move comes as House Democrats are ramping up aggressive investigations of the president, even as his administration holds back their requests for witnesses and information.
For pro-impeachment House Democrats, the rules changes are a procedural and symbolic step in the panel's efforts to show progress despite the fact that its investigations have yielded little new evidence implicating the president. While Judiciary Democrats are relying on precedent to largely shape their strategy, the case is complicated as time passes and they say the president continues to violate his oath of office.
Pelosi has said she wants to make sure all means are exhausted before deciding whether to launch an impeachment inquiry, pointing to pending court cases and at least six ongoing congressional investigations under the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, and Intelligence committees.
Pelosi has been notoriously hesitant to pursue impeachment in months past, telling Democrats in a caucus-wide call last month the general public "isn't there" on impeachment and urging them to give her leverage.
"They were counting on Robert Mueller and the Russia Hoax to provide them a reason to impeach, but that predictably fell apart, and now they just don't care why", Murtaugh noted.More news: Apple's new, lower priced iPhone draws tepid response in Asia