House Dems cross impeachment support milestone, Pelosi tries to dampen momentum
- Speaker Pelosi, trying to tamp down the momentum, issued a "Progress of House Investigations" statement yesterday with these headings: "Litigations ... Legislation ... Investigation."
What we're watching: August town halls back home in swing and freshman districts, with national progressive groups whipping up local fervor, will help decide whether impeachment pressure on House leaders continues to build.
- The pro-impeachment group Need to Impeach is running television ads and fanning out to congressional districts to push lawmakers, AP reports.
What's next, from Axios' Zach Basu: Court battles over Mueller materials will stretch at least deep into fall.
- So if Speaker Pelosi wants to slow the impeachment train down, she could insist those battles play out before an impeachment decision.