impeachment

Trump claims Pelosi told him House Democrats don’t want to impeach him
‘You can’t impeach somebody that’s doing a great job,’ president says

President Donald Trump is joined by House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., in the Rose Garden of the White House on Friday. Trump hosted both Democratic and Republican lawmakers at the White House for the second meeting in three days as the government shutdown heads into its third week. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is claiming that Speaker Nancy Pelosi told him during a meeting Friday on the partial government shutdown that House Democrats are not looking to impeach him.

The president alleged that Pelosi said directly to him Friday, “We’re not looking to impeach you,” and recounted his response as, “That’s good Nancy.”

How does impeachment work? 
 

As President Donald Trump prepares to deal with a divided Congress and as Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the word impeachment keeps surfacing in Washington.

So, what really happens if an impeachment resolution is introduced? Roll Call explains how the process would shake out.

Rosenstein Impeachment Resolution Was Always Leading to Contempt
House Republicans willing to initiate contempt proceedings in September absent DOJ compliance

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., talks with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, off camera, March 06, 2018. The two Freedom Caucus leaders filed a resolution to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in an effort to spur compliance with congressional document requests. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The House could vote to hold Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in contempt of Congress if by September the Department of Justice has still not turned over outstanding documents Republican lawmakers requested. 

“I think the very first order of business would probably be moving the House to a contempt vote,” House Freedom Caucus Mark Meadows said of what would happen if the DOJ has still not turned over remaining documents by September. 

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