House Dems tell SCOTUS ‘new articles of impeachment’ possible for Trump if Mueller docs turned over

Democrats seeking more on 'possible exercise of improper political influence over recent decisions made in the Roger Stone and Michael Flynn prosecutions, both of which were initiated by the special counsel'

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May 18, 2020 - 6:20pm

In a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, House Democrats reportedly said "'new articles of impeachment" could be filed against President Trump if Democrats are able to review documents from from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

The filing seeks to obtain redacted grand-jury material from Mueller’s Russia probe in order to fulfill an "ongoing presidential impeachment investigation" in their "weighty constitutional responsibility," as reported by Fox News on Monday.

"The [House Judiciary] Committee’s investigation did not cease with the conclusion of the impeachment trial," the Democrats wrote in their filing. "If this material reveals new evidence supporting the conclusion that President Trump committed impeachable offenses that are not covered by the articles adopted by the House, the committee will proceed accordingly – including, if necessary, by considering whether to recommend new articles of impeachment."

Democrats claimed they were investigating "the possible exercise of improper political influence over recent decisions made in the Roger Stone and Michael Flynn prosecutions, both of which were initiated by the special counsel."

The House has already conducted an impeachment trial on Trump, voting for an impeachment of the president. The U.S. Senate rejected the impeachment and voted to acquit the president of allegations that he improperly interacted with the president of the Ukraine in order to boost Trump's own domestic re-election

The Justice Department earlier this month, recommended a federal judge reverse the conviction of Flynn and drop the criminal charges, a stunning reversal in a case that became a powerful symbol of FBI misconduct in the Russia investigation.