Dems demand McGahn testimony, tell court they're considering 'impeachment proceedings'

House Democrats told a federal court Wednesday their investigations of President Trump are moving “toward possible impeachment proceedings,” marking one of the boldest pro-impeachment statements from party leaders to date.

The move came in a new lawsuit filed by House lawyers asking a federal judge to order former top White House lawyer Don McGahn to provide testimony about what he saw during his time working for Mr. Trump.

Mr. McGahn was a key figure as the president debated whether to attempt to thwart special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The lawsuit says he’s “the most important witness, other than the president.”

The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Mr. McGahn in April to testify, but he has declined to appear on the orders of the White House, which says anything he would have talked about is covered by the president’s assertions of immunity.

Raising the possibility of impeachment in the court filing is an attempt to strengthen Democrats’ hands in the looming legal arguments, with analysts saying Congress’s investigative powers are at their height if lawmakers are looking at impeachment, which is essentially a judicial proceeding

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