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Democrats Aren't Talking Trump Impeachment But Are Vowing Probes

  • Party leaders promise investigations if they win House control
  • New poll shows president’s approval rating remains stable
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Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer discusses his $40 million pledge to help impeach President Trump.(Source: Bloomberg)

Democrats demurred on Sunday on whether Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses after he was implicated last week in a potential crime, but promised vigorous investigations if the party takes control of the U.S. House in the midterm elections.

“The role of Congress is not to protect the president,” Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “It’s to the hold the president and any president accountable to the American people.” Nadler is the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, which would hold any impeachment hearings.