Some Democrats concerned as Judiciary sets impeachment rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is approaching its first impeachment-related vote, set to define procedures for upcoming hearings on President Donald Trump. Some moderates in the caucus are urging the panel to slow down.

The vote Thursday is an escalation as the Judiciary panel has said it is examining whether to recommend articles of impeachment. It would allow the committee to designate certain hearings as impeachment hearings, empower staff to question witnesses, allow some evidence to remain private and permit the president’s counsel to officially respond to testimony.

As the committee moves forward, some moderate House Democrats are concerned about the committee’s drumbeat on impeachment. Several freshmen Democrats met with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Wednesday and expressed concerns about the path ahead.

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