What’s next in the public impeachment hearings

The House impeachment investigation has moved past the first stage of witness testimony as the focus shifts from the Intelligence Committee’s evidence gathering to the Judiciary Committee and the crafting of articles of impeachment.

The Intelligence Committee released a report detailing Trump’s dealings with Ukraine on Tuesday that said Trump had “compromised national security to advance his personal political interests” in his dealings with Ukraine.

The Judiciary Committee held a hearing the next day to consider the historical and constitutional standards for impeachment and will hear evidence about Trump’s conduct from House Intelligence lawyers on Monday.

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The hearings come after closed-door depositions with 17 government witnesses, and televised public hearings with many of those officials, relating to the president’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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There’s no clear indication of how long the process will take, but many Democrats have said they would like a vote by the full House before the end of the year.

Here is a list of scheduled events, followed by what has happened since the inquiry began. See something we missed? Let us know.

Dec. 5, at 9 a.m.
Pelosi instructs committees to prepare impeachment articles
Trump’s wrongdoing strikes at the heart of the Constitution, Nancy Pelosi said in a Dec. 5 press conference. She asked House committee chairs to proceed with articles of impeachment, saying lawmakers have “no choice but to act.” In her remarks, Pelosi gave no indication of how quickly the process would move. Nor did she say how narrowly crafted the articles of impeachment would be. Read more.
Dec. 9, at 9 a.m.
House Intel lawyers brief Judiciary members
The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to meet on Dec. 9 to receive presentations on Trump’s conduct toward Ukraine from lawyers for the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the committee, announced on Dec. 5. Read more, View the document.
Dec. 10
Court hearing
Federal court hearing over subpoena
A federal judge will hear final arguments on whether Charles Kupperman, the former deputy national security adviser, must comply with an impeachment subpoena despite the Trump administration ordering him not to testify. Read more.
Dec. 21
Dec. 20: The federal government could shut down unless Congress approves a dozen spending bills to fund agencies.
Feb. 3 2020
Feb. 3, 2020: The Iowa caucuses kick off the presidential primary season.

What happened so far

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Event and administration reaction information comes from House committee and White House documents and news reports. See something we missed? Let us know.

Originally published Oct. 2, 2019.