(The Washington Post)
(The Washington Post)
The two narrowly drawn articles, charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, are the most significant step yet in Democrats’ impeachment effort.
Democrats unveiled the reasons they think Trump should be removed from office.
The president took issue with Christopher Wray’s response to the report examining the bureau’s investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign.
The articles focus on abuse of power and obstructing Congress. The president called impeachment “Political Madness.”
With partisan lines hardening and with President Trump showing no signs of slackening from his attacks on political opponents, the tensions enveloping the country will go on at least until the next election and probably longer.
Democratic lawmakers said the tandem moves reflect the “walk and chew gum” mentality that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pushed since the earliest days of her majority.
The president’s lawyer also said he has sought to learn why he is under investigation in the Southern District of New York.
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There are compelling political arguments that they should have been included. Instead, Democrats are going narrow.
The 41-member judiciary panel is holding a crucial hearing at which counsel for Democrats and Republicans will present evidence about the president’s conduct toward Ukraine.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.) told reporters that he and the chairmen of other House committees would announce specific articles at a news conference at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy reached for a new thread in this line of defense on Monday.
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Democrats are pushing back against criticism of their timeline, and Republicans against the impeachment process.
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Even the Republicans' narrow assertion of what Trump did fails to exonerate him.
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Democrats and Republicans present final cases in House impeachment inquiry hearing
The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from Democratic and Republican lawyers on Dec. 9.
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