The acquittal will not stop Congress from looking further into the actions of Donald Trump.
“The investigations and oversight will continue,” the head of the Oversight and Reform Committee, Carolyn Maloney stated. “We’ve got several cases.”
Democrats have made it clear that they will continue to look into a wide- range of evidence as well as testimony as they continue to investigate Trump, his administration, policies, businesses as well as finances. They will also remain focused on his dealings with Ukraine.
There are currently several court cases seeking access to Trump’s income tax returns. Those records will help Democrats prove whether Trump is benefitting from his presidency or not.
Raj Krishnamoorthi, a member of both the Oversight and Intelligence committees, recently stated that “Democrats learned some lessons from the impeachment inquiry.”
“It just makes us more wizened and more knowledgeable about all the different ways the other side is going to evade oversight and to plan accordingly,” Krishnamoorthi stated.
The House Financial Services and Intelligence committees are pursuing the court’s information from Trump’s lenders, including Deutsche Bank AG and Capital One Financial Corp.
The Judiciary Committee is still seeking the transcripts, papers and other grand jury materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“We’re not going to back off,” said Representative Bennie Thompson. He added, “so much of the information that chairpersons of committees need has been blocked.”
“I think Republicans will pay a price for voting down repeatedly motions for more information,” Krishnamoorthi said. “I think our political process has interesting consequences at the polls. One consequence could be that stonewalling could not be a good thing for your electoral prospects.”
Nancy Pelosi has remained mum on if House Democrats will move forward to pursue Ukraine-related testimony and gather new evidence. She will also not state if the House will subpoena John Bolton for his testimony.
On Thursday, Pelosi stated that “we do believe there is more true for the American people to know. We’ll see what happens. No matter what the senators have the courage or not to do, he will be impeached forever.”