Dec 10, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Report: Democrats to announce articles of impeachment Tuesday

 President Donald Trump speaks at the Israeli American Council National Summit on December 07, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida.
President Trump speaks at the Israeli American Council National Summit on Dec. 7 in Hollywood, Florida. Photo: Noam Galai/WireImage

House Democrats worked into the night to finalize impeachment plans, but they're expected to unveil two articles against President Trump during a Tuesday morning news conference, the Washington Post first reported.

Why it matters: The charges were expected to focus on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, according to multiple news outlets. If the House were to vote for impeachment, it'd set up a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate to decide whether to remove Trump from office. 

What they're saying: Per Fox News, Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) told reporters, "I think there's a lot of agreement; you’ll hear about some of it tomorrow."

The bottom line: Trump is unlikely to be convicted in a Senate trial, Axios' Alayna Treene points out.

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