US: Pelosi May Subpoena Testimony If The Senate Skips Witnesses

US: Pelosi May Subpoena Testimony If The Senate Skips Witnesses

Nancy Pelosi, US House Speaker on Sunday did not rule out the possibility of a House subpoena for testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton and other witnesses sought by Democrats, depending on whether the Senate seeks testimony in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.

“It’s not excluded, but we’ll see what they do,” she told ABC.

She also did not rule out the possibility of additional articles of impeachment against the president in the future.

“You said he’s violating the Constitution again and again. Do you think it’s possible that the House might have to file new articles of impeachment?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“Let’s just see what the Senate does. The ball will be in their court soon,” Pelosi replied.

The speaker announced on Friday that the House would vote on a resolution this week to name impeachment managers, a move that would trigger the delivery of impeachment articles to the Senate to begin the trial. She said Democrats would decide on a day to hold the vote in a closed-door caucus meeting on Tuesday morning.

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Pelosi said she had no second thoughts about withholding the impeachment articles for several weeks in a fight with the GOP-led Senate over the rules of the Senate trial, and said the delay highlighted Democrats’ worries about the potential process.

“The president is impeached for life, regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell,” she said. “There is nothing the Senate can do to ever erase that.”

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