House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she’ll send the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate this week to begin the president’s trial. Democrats tried to pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a vote to call witnesses at the outset, but he said he plans to stick to the Clinton impeachment trial structure, which would put any decision on witnesses off until after opening arguments and the White House‘s defense.
Here are the latest developments:
Pelosi Sets Wednesday Vote to Send Articles (9:54 a.m.)
Pelosi set a Wednesday vote to name House impeachment managers and transmit the two articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate.
“The vote will be tomorrow,” Representative Henry Cuellar said after House Democrats met with Pelosi to set out the next steps in the impeachment drama.
Pelosi didn’t say who she’ll propose as the impeachment managers to present the House case at a Senate trial, which could get under way early next week, according to other lawmakers in the meeting.
Democrats Meet on Plan to Transmit Articles (9:06 a.m.)
House Democrats began their weekly caucus meeting to discuss the plan for transmitting two articles of impeachment against Trump charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress articles to the Senate.
Pelosi didn’t share her strategy with her top deputies in a Monday evening meeting, according to those who participated.
Pelosi in Tuesday’s meeting could share the names of the impeachment managers who will prosecute the House’s case in the Senate trial. Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler are expected to be part of the team.
Catch Up on Impeachment Coverage
Trump Impeachment Defense Remains Work in Progress Near Trial
- The House impeachment resolution is H.Res. 755. The Intelligence Committee Democrats’ impeachment report is here.
- Gordon Sondland’s transcript is here and here; Kurt Volker’s transcript is here and here. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch’s transcript is here and here; the transcript of Michael McKinley, former senior adviser to the secretary of State, is here. The transcript of David Holmes, a Foreign Service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, is here.
- The transcript of William Taylor, the top U.S. envoy to Ukraine, is here and here. State Department official George Kent’s testimony is here and here. Testimony by Alexander Vindman can be found here, and the Fiona Hill transcript is here. Laura Cooper’s transcript is here; Christopher Anderson’s is here and Catherine Croft’s is here. Jennifer Williams’ transcript is here and Timothy Morrison’s is here. The Philip Reeker transcript is here. Mark Sandy’s is here.
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