Nov 1, 2019

Nancy Pelosi expects public impeachment hearings to start this month

Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Sha Hanting/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Bloomberg on Friday that she expects the impeachment inquiry's public hearings to start this month, but she said the House has no deadline to conduct its probe.

The big picture: Pelosi said it's possible the inquiry could stretch into 2020, depending on the details that emerge, according to Bloomberg. She also said the committees conducting the inquiry could continue with closed-door hearings, so long as they're "productive."

  • The speaker said, "We have not made any decisions on if the president will be impeached," adding, "There has to be clarity" in the case for impeachment, and that Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky "changed everything in the public mind."

Go deeper: Trump impeachment starts more partisan than Bill Clinton's

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All the people Trump says he doesn't know in the Ukraine investigation

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

In a tweet Sunday, President Trump attacked Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, for her testimony in a closed-door impeachment hearing, calling her a "Never Trumper" while also claiming he doesn't know who she is.

The big picture: Over the past few weeks, the president has continually claimed that he does not know several of the key people involved in the impeachment inquiry — despite them serving in his own administration.

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Impeachment during a not normal presidency

Pics from the Clinton (upper left) and Nixon impeachments

This is a not normal presidency, so expect a not normal impeachment process when the House impeachment public hearings kick off tomorrow.

The big picture: "There are consistencies in the process — televised hearings, partisan rancor and memorable speeches — but each impeachment process also stands alone," the AP reports in a useful "then and now" preview.

Go deeperArrowNov 12, 2019

Pelosi: Responding to what Republicans say on impeachment is a "waste of time"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that it is a "waste of time" to discuss what Republicans say about impeachment because "they are in denial about what has happened in the country."

Go deeperArrowNov 17, 2019