On Monday, House Judiciary Committee lawyers hinted at the idea that the panel could take up additional articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, according to a new document filed in a federal appeals court.
According to the document, the committee’s lawyers are urging the court to get White House counsel Don McGahn to testify. The lawyers believe that McGahn’s testimony could lead to more revelations about the president’s behavior.
“If McGahn’s testimony produces new evidence supporting the conclusion that President Trump committed impeachable offenses that are not covered by the articles approved by the House, the committee will proceed accordingly — including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new articles of impeachment,” the lawyers said.
In a separate filing Monday, the Department of Justice argued the appeals court should reject the House’s bid to force McGahn to testify. “This court should decline the committee’s request that it enter the fray and instead should dismiss this fraught suit between the political branches,” the DOJ filing says.