The House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Thursday morning to expand its impeachment inquiry into President Trump, allowing new methods of information gathering, including having members of staff participate in the questioning of witnesses.
"The Committee is engaged in an investigation that will allow us to determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment with respect to President Trump," chairman Jerry Nadler said. "Some call this process an impeachment inquiry. Some call it an impeachment investigation. There is no legal difference between these terms, and I no longer care to argue about the nomenclature."
"Under these procedures, when we have finished these hearings and considered as much evidence we are able to gather, we will decide whether to refer articles of impeachment to the House floor," Nadler said.