House Highlights Contradictions Between Justice Department and President's Impeachment Team

By Mikhaila Fogel
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 3:15 PM

In its suit to obtain Mueller investigation grand jury materials, the House of Representatives has highlighted what it argues is a contradiction that "cannot be reconciled" between the Justice Department's position on impeachment and that expressed by President Trump's lawyers in his impeachment trial before the Senate. While the department has argued that a Senate impeachment trial is not a "judicial proceeding," the president's attorneys referred to the Senate as a "court" in the impeachment proceedings. The House posited that the Justice Department may wish to withdraw its argument in light of the president's team's stated position. The filing is available here and below.