By Steve Neavling
Democrats’ takeover of the House of Representatives is good news for special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation of Russia and President’s Trump’s campaign.
The House only need a simple majority to impeach Trump, a maneuver that political observers believe is unlikely unless Trump tries to interfere with the election or is later found guilty of committing crimes.
Democrats have tiptoed around the issue because of the political ramifications, especially since a vote of two-thirds of the Senate is required.
Trump has hinted that he may take bold steps after the midterm elections, such as firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia investigation.
With control of the House, Democrats also have subpoena power, which could become critical if Trump tries to interfere with the investigation.
While the House cannot issue criminal charges, it can hold public hearings and refer issues to the Justice Department for investigation.