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Old 06-12-2019, 12:44 PM
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In one of the recent court cases dismissing the President's challenge to a congressional subpoena, the District Court said that the power to investigate the President is implicit in the impeachment power. T

That's a somewhat different rationale from the power to investigate in aid of legislation, mentioned above in this thread.

The District Court held that since the Constitution gives the House of Reps the power to institute impeachment proceedings, the House by implication must have the constitutional power to investigate the President, to make an initial assessment whether impeachment proceedings are warranted.
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