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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is addressing the status of the impeachment inquiry in a statement at the Capitol on Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is addressing the status of the impeachment inquiry in a statement at the Capitol on Thursday.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will make a statement from the Capitol on Thursday morning to give an update on the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, as Democrats have been deliberating how to proceed.
Members of Pelosi's caucus met behind closed doors on Wednesday, ahead of the first impeachment hearing in the House Judiciary Committee. That panel is charged with drafting articles of impeachment and heard from constitutional scholars, who gave their assessments of whether President Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rivals met the level of impeachable offenses.
Democrats have disagreed over the scope of eventual articles of impeachment, whether they should be narrowly drafted to focus on the Ukraine scandal or whether they should be broadened out to include findings of former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of that investigation by President Trump.
.....trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business. We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is. I was elected to “Clean the Swamp,” and that’s what I am doing!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2019
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