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.