“House Democrats this week are set to resolve a seemingly insignificant standoff with deceptively big consequences: deciding who would lead potential impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump should they take back the House.
Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), two longtime members who both hail from power centers of the Democratic Party, are competing to be the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. That’s the panel that historically holds the keys to the impeachment process.” MORE
Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called on House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
The request marks a stunning split between the two top investigators, who had worked closely on the House investigation into ties between top Trump campaign aides and Russian officials.
Schiff’s call comes just hours after CNN reported that Nunes visited the White House grounds one day before going to the President with alleged evidence that his transition aides’ communications were picked up in surveillance by US intelligence.
Nunes defended his handling of the investigation as well as his relationship to the White House during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, saying Congress had not been given the information he viewed on White House grounds.