House will continue to collect impeachment evidence after Senate trial begins, Nadler says

Kathryn Krawczyk

Impeachment may be heading to the Senate, but the House's job isn't done yet.

The House is slated to vote to send two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate on Wednesday, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) naming seven impeachment managers who are slated to take them there. But one of those managers, House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), rightly pointed out that the House will continue to investigate Trump even after the articles have left the chamber.

In his House floor speech in support of the articles, Nadler noted that Trump has "refused to allow a single document to be turned over to the House in response to our impeachment subpoenas" and "prevented us from hearing from key witnesses." These preclude the Senate from holding "a fair trial," Nadler said. Nadler said he does expect more witnesses to testify for the Senate, and added that the impeachment managers maintain "broad authority to submit to the Senate any additional evidence the House may acquire on its own" once the trial has begun.

The House is expected to pass the measure allowing the articles to be sent to the Senate, and the impeachment trial is scheduled to start there on Tuesday.

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