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Sunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial

Added 12-14-19 03:57:02pm EST - “Congress' ongoing impeachment investigation is expected to dominate Sunday talk shows as lawmakers hit the morning show circuit.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Sunday Talk Shows: Lawmakers look ahead to House vote on articles of impeachment, Senate trial”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Congress’ ongoing impeachment investigation is expected to dominate Sunday talk shows as lawmakers hit the morning show circuit.

The House is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment on Wednesday, setting up a trial in front of the full Senate as early as the following week. The House Judiciary voted out of committee two articles of impeachment against President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn Seven years after Sandy Hook, the politics of guns has changed MORE for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The investigation, which is widely expected to advance to the Senate, has sharply divided Congress — Democrats say Trump overstepped by allegedly leveraging nearly $400 million in military aid and a White House meeting with the Ukrainian president for the probe into political rival and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Media organization fights Trump administration over Ukraine documents FOIA Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers MORE, while Republicans claim that Trump did nothing wrong and was seeking to ensure that taxpayer dollars did not fund corruption in a country with a reputation for government misconduct. 

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSupreme Court takes up fight over Trump financial records Democrats approve two articles of impeachment against Trump in Judiciary vote McConnell, White House lawyer huddle on impeachment strategy MORE (D-Calif.), the chair of the House Intelligence Committee who oversaw several private and public depositions with government officials, is set to appear on ABC’s “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday.” Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerJudiciary members battle over whether GOP treated fairly in impeachment hearings Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay House passes bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers MORE (D-N.Y.), the chair of the judiciary panel, will also appear on “This Week.” 

Despite the ongoing divisions on Capitol Hill, the Senate is widely anticipated to clear Trump of any wrongdoing. Senators are currently debating the format of their trial, with many advocating for one in which witnesses are not called since the outcome is largely predetermined with the GOP’s 53-47 advantage in the Senate. 

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