House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-New York) and his team have been investigating the possibility of recommending articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump. On Monday, Nadler said that he could recommend them by late fall, if the committee gives its approval.

Nadler is currently attempting to get a federal judge to grant his panel access to evidence found by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller. He is also suing former White House Counsel Don McGahn in order to get his testimony on Trump’s alleged abuse of power. 

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He told MSNBC that those court decisions will most likely be handed down in October. Seeing as many key witnesses such as former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks and others are refusing to discuss what they told Mueller during his investigation, the decision will be crucial to the investigation. 

These witnesses are vital to the Democrats who want to build their own case with their own evidence against Trump. This process could overlap with the 2020 elections. Nadler said that future elections are not relevant to the continuation of his investigation. Other members of his panel have said that the start of 2020 elections season should be the cut off for an impeachment proceeding.

As the number of Democratic representatives in favor of Impeachment grows, the crucial support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) is still missing. Pelosi is said to believe that impeachment would damage Democrats in the 2020 election. 

The decision to grant Democrats access Mueller’s grand jury information rests with Chief Justice of the federal court in the District of Columbia, Beryl Howell