The shift toward bribery as an impeachable offense, one of only two crimes specifically cited in the Constitution, comes after nearly two months of debate over whether Trump’s conduct amounted to a “quid pro quo.”
Mark Sandy, who works for the White House Office of Management and Budget, is expected to testify Saturday. President Trump’s political appointees at OMB have refused to appear, but Sandy is a longtime employee who has worked for multiple presidents.
On his 16th birthday, according to police, a student pulled a gun from his backpack and opened fire on classmates before turning the gun on himself. The shooter survived and is in grave condition at a hospital.
The State Department’s inspector general concluded that the move was based not on the employee's merit but on improper and false perceptions of her political opinions, her association with the Obama administration, and her national origin.