Adam Schiff

Democrats signal aggressive investigations of Trump while resisting impeachment calls

Fresh off a resounding midterm elections victory, House Democrats on Sunday began detailing plans to wield their newfound oversight power in the next Congress, setting their sights on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker while rebuffing calls from some liberals to pursue impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Rep. Jerold Nadler, D-N.Y., who is poised to take control of the House Judiciary Committee, said he will call Whitaker as a first witness to testify about his "expressed hostility" to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Nadler said he is prepared to subpoena Whitaker if necessary.

Another incoming chairman, Rep. Adam...