Sep 28, 2019

First House Republican backs Trump impeachment inquiry

Rep. Mark Amodei. Photo: David Calvert/Getty Images

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) is the first House Republican to support an impeachment inquiry following a whistleblower's complaint that President Trump allegedly pressured Ukraine, reports the New York Times.

"Listen, I want to see what the process produces. And quite frankly, if there's something that rises to that level, then guess what, that's not something that we can have by a Democrat or a Republican."
— Rep. Mark Amodei during a conference call

Between the lines: Amodei has not come out in support of impeachment. He supports Congress looking into the complaint made by the whistleblower to see what's credible, according to a press release from Amodei.

  • Other Democrats echo Amodei's message. They want to wait and see what the impeachment inquiries will dig up before moving forward, per the Times.

Go deeper: The impeachment whip list

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All 2020 Democrats want to impeach Trump

Julián Castro, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden. Photos: Getty Images

All major 2020 Democratic candidates have joined the call to launch an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

Driving the news: Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Sept. 24 that the House will open a formal impeachment inquiry into the president.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Oct 9, 2019

Whistleblower's lawyer raises fears for client's safety

President Trump at the White House Thursday. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

The intelligence whistleblower whose complaint on the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine triggered an impeachment inquiry into the president fears for their safety, letters released Sunday night show.

Why it matters: One letter from the whistleblower's lawyer first obtained by CBS News' "60 Minutes" outlined concerns that the whistleblower may be identified. The lawyer specifically cites President Trump's demand to know who gave the whistleblower the information and states that a $50,000 bounty has been issued for anyone with information relating to his client's identity.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Sep 30, 2019

Democrats' internal impeachment polling memo

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill with Rep. Adam Schiff. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

While national support for an impeachment inquiry is growing, it's not a clear winner for Democrats in the most competitive House districts just yet.

  • That's according to an internal impeachment polling memo, obtained by Axios, that was sent to House Democrats Thursday night.

Why it matters: Their vulnerable members this cycle are the ones who helped the party win the House in 2018 because they were in districts that flipped from Republican or that Trump won in 2016. They're not in the clear yet, as an impeachment inquiry is only "slightly favorable 49-48," per Democrats' memo.

Go deeperArrowOct 18, 2019