[Ed. – The implication is that the House will find a basis for impeachment where Mueller didn’t find a basis for indictment. We know of no attempted indictment of Trump for the potential impeachment grounds Congress seeks; the indictments were all of other people, for crimes Trump had nothing to do with. The House Democrats just want to use the grand jury information that may have produced indictments for a fishing expedition.]
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler’s announcement on Friday that the House is formally seeking special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand-jury information complicates the far more cautious message on impeachment coming from Pelosi and her top deputies.
Nadler (D-N.Y.) said the action “in effect” is part of an impeachment inquiry — though one has not been formally launched — and in petitioning a federal court for the grand-jury evidence, House Democrats put in writing for the first time that they are actively considering whether impeachment is warranted.