The state of play on impeachment for Thanksgiving week
The shortened Thanksgiving week promises far less public spectacle for the House impeachment inquiry, but it still could see several significant events.
Driving the news: A ruling is expected Monday on whether or not former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify under subpoena in the ongoing House impeachment inquiry.
- The decision will be a key test for the Trump administration’s theory that its officials hold "absolute immunity" from congressional subpoenas.
- House Democrats hope that some Trump administration members, including former national security advisor John Bolton, may use the ruling to justify cooperating with the inquiry.
More transcripts: The transcripts of closed-door depositions from Mark Sandy, an official in the Office of Management and Budget, and Philip Reeker, the State Department's head of European policy, could also be released.
- Sandy told the House impeachment committees that the decision and process to freeze military aid to Ukraine was highly irregular, per CNN.
- Reeker testified that he sought to protect former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch from a smear campaign led by President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, per the New York Times.
House Intel's report: The House Intelligence Committee is still working on its report summarizing both the closed-door and public impeachment hearings, reports Axios' Alayna Treene.
- It'll then hand off the investigation to the House Judiciary Committee.