Sep 7, 2019

Jerry Nadler expected to schedule vote on impeachment proceedings

Rep. Jerry Nadler and President Donald Trump. Photos: Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call and Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images

House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler is expected to schedule a vote on Wednesday to authorize ground rules for launching impeachment proceedings against President Trump, 2 committee aides tell Axios' Alayna Treene.

Why it matters: The vote, details of which CNN first reported on Saturday, will be on a resolution to determine guidelines for how House Democrats can move forward with formalizing its ongoing impeachment inquiry. Notably, the resolution will allow witnesses to be questioned by committee staff counsels, CNN reports.

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House Democrats to define scope, authority of Trump impeachment probe

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The House Judiciary Committee will vote on Thursday on a resolution that outlines the panel’s authority and scope in an expanding impeachment probe into President Trump, according to Politico.

Why it matters: Though House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) has previously said the committee is engaged in "formal impeachment proceedings," the resolution marks the committee's first official acknowledgement that it is considering articles of impeachment. Up until now, the committee had been claiming in court filings that it requires certain materials for the purposes of impeachment, but had not defined the investigation in Congress.

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House Judiciary approves resolution outlining rules for Trump impeachment inquiry

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler and its ranking member Doug Collins. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

The House Judiciary Committee approved Thursday a resolution that outlines the rules and scope for its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The 24-17 vote was along party lines.

Why it matters: It's the committee's first vote on an action related to its ongoing impeachment probe and grants House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) wide-ranging powers moving forward.

Go deeperArrowSep 12, 2019

How an impeachment inquiry works

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) on September 19, 2019. Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that the House will open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, in the aftermath of reports that he pressured Ukraine's president to investigate political rival Joe Biden.

The big picture: After months of what House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler described as "formal impeachment proceedings" — or months of subpoenas and committee investigations — House Democrats are officially taking the plunge.

Go deeperArrowSep 25, 2019