The Democrat-led House committees are expected to release articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Dec. 10, less than a week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) asked the committees’ chairmen to proceed with impeachment resolutions.
The Hill citing two sources said the House Democrats would introduce at least two articles of impeachment, one focusing on obstruction of Congress and another on abuse of power.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), and other relevant chairs would make their announcement during a press conference on Tuesday morning, and the lawmakers could markup of the articles as early as Wednesday or Thursday.
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) told reporters on Monday that Democrats are “going to work through the night” to determine the exact articles they expect to introduce.
News about impeachment resolutions appeared after the House Judiciary Committee on Monday held its second and final impeachment hearing, where lawyers representing President Trump did not participate, with the president’s counsel Pat Cipollone calling the inquiry “completely baseless,” according to Breitbart News.
The new development comes after Pelosi just announced last Thursday, Dec. 5, that the Democrats are moving forward on drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump.
On Monday, Pelosi convened the House chairmen in her office, a move expected to prepare for their impeachment resolutions as the Democrats are eyeing to wrap up the impeachment inquiry ahead of the holiday season.