Democrats have been eager to launch impeachment proceedings against the US President Donald Trump ever since the release of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and alleged obstruction of justice by Trump.
The redacted version of the report became publicly available in April and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler issued a subpoena for the un-redacted version almost right after the release. US Attorney General William Barr refused to comply with the subpoena and hand over the full report, therefore, House will be holding a vote to hold Barr in contempt.
When asked about the possible impeachment Nadler, who has the jurisdiction over such matters, said that “there does not appear to be support for it now. And we will see. The support may develop.”
House speaker Nancy Pelosi, who previously said that she would like to see Trump “in prison” instead of being impeached, said that she didn’t feel any pressure over the impeachment proceedings. “Make no mistake: we know exactly what path we’re on. We know exactly what actions we need to take. And while that may take some more time than some people want it to take, I respect their impatience,” she said.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website