Democrats to announce articles of impeachment against Trump on Tuesday

Source: NBC News | December 9, 2019 | Alex Moe, Alex Johnson, Geoff Bennett, Heidi Przybyla and Leigh Ann Caldwell

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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     ConservativeGranny #34061

    Leaves no wiggle room for a toss away article. Not optimistic sadly.

     EVERYDAY #34062

    This impeachment was a political stunt from the beginning with both sides hoping to reap some benefit next year. Democrats get to impress their voters by pretending to “do something about Trump.’ Republicans get to promote their constant refrains of “witch hunt,” “coup” and “treason.” Trump himself also plays the part of the wounded warrior bravely fighting the forces of evil trying to destroy him. Reality tv — which started in the White House and now permeates all of DC.

    It’s this sort of horse manure that makes me want to stay home from the polls next year. Not one of the clowns in both parties is worth voting for. They are all corrupt, lazy liars and con artists. The Founding Fathers must be spinning in their graves.

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