Five people familiar with the discussions said Democrats plan to bring two articles against the president: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Democrats plan to announce two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, multiple sources told NBC News on Monday night.
The House Judiciary Committee heard from lawyers for both parties for more than nine hours on findings from the Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry over allegations that Trump withheld aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
Five sources familiar with the impeachment discussions disclosed the plans on condition of anonymity after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., met with leaders of committees involved in the impeachment inquiry, including Adam Schiff of California, chairman of the Intelligence Committee; Jerrold Nadler of New York, chairman of the Judiciary Committee; Eliot Engel of New York, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee; and Maxine Waters of California, chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee.
The sources cautioned that the plans weren’t final until an official announcement is made. But asked whether the announcement on Tuesday would be about articles of impeachment, Engel said: “Yeah, everything.”
“I can make the case for two articles,” Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., who serves on the Judiciary Committee, said on MSNBC Monday night.
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