From The Hill by Cristina Marcos, Mike Lillis and Scott Wong.
House Democrats are debating whether to focus their impeachment inquiry almost exclusively on President Trump pressuring Ukraine’s leader to try to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.
But doing so could run the risk of frustrating lawmakers in the 235-member caucus who called for impeachment long before a whistleblower complaint was filed raising concerns about Trump’s interactions with Ukraine.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is discussing the idea with her leadership team because some members have pressed her to narrow the scope to the Ukraine controversy, a Democratic leadership aide told The Hill.
“We all feel strongly that the process going forward has to be different; it has to be strategic, clear and efficient. And I don’t have a dog in the fight on how the specific structure looks. But I know it has to meet those three criteria,” freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.), a centrist who flipped a GOP-held district last year, told reporters Wednesday.
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