House Dems Will Unveil Articles Of Impeachment In Press Conference Tuesday

UNITED STATES - JULY 24: From left, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calf., Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conduct a news conference on the testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - JULY 24: From left, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calf., Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conduct a news conference on former speci... UNITED STATES - JULY 24: From left, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calf., Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conduct a news conference on former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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House Democrats will unveil articles of impeachment in a press conference on Tuesday morning, recommending that President Trump be removed from office for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power, according to multiple reports.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Monday evening that several committee leaders would announce the “next steps in the House impeachment inquiry” at 9 a.m. ET Tuesday. According to multiple reports, Pelosi met with House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA), Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler, Foreign Affairs Chair Eliot Engel (D-NY) and Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Monday evening.

Engel confirmed to NBC News Monday evening that the announcement would include articles of impeachment. In the same breath, Democrats also plan to announce the USMCA trade deal will be finalized today, delivering Trump what he’s described as a massive legislative victory, according to Politico Playbook. 

The announcement follows a nine hour hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Monday, with lawyers from both parties presenting the House Intelligence Committee’s findings on the ongoing impeachment inquiry into allegations that Trump withheld military funding from Ukraine while he asked the country to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s family.

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  1. I’m in favor of getting something on the board, on the record. If Pelosi has the votes to pass the articles she should move now (which she apparently is). The political impact of it will be like a slow moving Cat 5 storm.

    I would like them to do the ‘pass and hold’ strategy to buy a few months for some additional articles, court decisions and to make Trump face his Senate trial in the spring. But that decision is up to Nancy.

  2. Avatar for jmacaz jmacaz says:

    Agreed… I would hope there will not be a rush to get this to the Senate now… no matter when they get it it will be spun as complete vindication for tRump when they do not convict

  3. Other news sources are saying obstruction of Congress, not obstruction of justice.

    From the WP:

    Three officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity to be frank, described the likely articles that the Judiciary Committee would vote on later this week: one on abuse of power, the other on obstruction of Congress.

  4. They seem to only be reporting 2 Articles. I wonder if that’s all there is or that’s all the News knows about. Seems like there should be more than just 2 Articles of Impeachment

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