House Judiciary Democrats on Thursday took a big step in their Trump impeachment push as they met to set the ground rules for a formal committee inquiry -- but Republicans laughed it off as a “giant Instagram filter” to hide how divided Democrats truly are on the question.
Nadler said Thursday the panel is “engaged in an investigation as to whether to launch an impeachment investigation into President Trump."
In his opening statement Thursday, Nadler said: "Some call this process an impeachment inquiry, some call it an impeachment investigation.
Nadler says the resolution at issue allows him to determine if various hearings are part of any impeachment probe, allows counsel to question witnesses at those hearings, gives the committee access to documents in executive sessions, and gives the president due process.
But Democrats are moving toward that position, even if they are not united -- at least 135 House members now support an inquiry, including 17 members of the Judiciary Committee.