We gots us some good news!
Reps. David Trone (D-MD), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), and Brad Schneider (D-IL) have all come out in favor of impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump in the past 24 hours. We are over 130 members in favor now!
But Wait! There’s More!
“House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler on Thursday asked four House panels investigating President Donald Trump to share documents and other information to aid his committee’s investigation into whether to file articles of impeachment against the president.
“In a letter to the chairs of four key investigative committees, Nadler (D-N.Y.) asked for “documents and testimony, depositions, and/or interview transcripts” that might be relevant to the Judiciary Committee’s ongoing impeachment probe.”
You mean that the other committees were not already sharing?
Meanwhile, Axios morning email thingie bums us out, too. Also:
House Democrats, stymied by President Trump’s resistance and a long path in court, “appear increasingly unlikely” to get his tax returns before the 2020 election, per the WashPost:
- For the court challenge to be resolved by then would require a “perfect straight,” a legal expert says.
Why it matters: Key Democrats “say that if they are going to impeach the president, they have to do so before the end of the year.”
Labor Day. I’m still predicting that something “official” happens after Labor Day.