Dec 10, 2019

Report: Democrats to announce articles of impeachment Tuesday

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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House Democrats unveil articles of impeachment against Trump

Nancy Pelosi and top House Democratic committee chairs, Dec. 10. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

What's next: The House Judiciary Committee will mark up the articles on Wednesday and will formally vote on them by the end of this week, setting up a full House vote on impeachment next week before Congress breaks for Christmas recess.

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Read: The full House Judiciary Committee impeachment report

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The House Judiciary Committee released its full report on the impeachment case against President Trump early Monday.

Why it matters: The 658-page report highlights the reasons behind the two articles of impeachment against Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Its publication is required so the House can consider the articles ahead of a vote, expected Wednesday.

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Read the articles of impeachment against Trump

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House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump — one for abuse of power and one for obstruction of Congress.

What's next: The House Judiciary Committee will mark up and vote on the two articles this week, before sending them to the House for a full floor vote before Christmas.