By Ken Bredemeier | VOA News |
WASHINGTON – Leading House Democrats are expected to announce articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump at a Tuesday morning news conference on Capitol Hill.
The heads of the House Judiciary, Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, and Oversight committees are all scheduled to take part in a briefing in which they say they will announce “the next steps” in the impeachment inquiry.
The development comes after the Judiciary Committee wrapped up impeachment hearings Monday with Chairman Jerrold Nadler saying Trump’s efforts to “cheat to win an election” represent a threat to national security.
“I think there’s a lot of agreement,” Eliot Engel, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee, told reporters after the meeting. “You’ll hear about about some of it tomorrow.”
The lawmakers offered no other details of how many articles of impeachment are being prepared but they are expected to include abuse of power and obstruction of a congressional inquiry.
In the daylong testimony Monday, Democratic and Republican leaders of the committee laid out sharply divergent views for and against the impeachment of President Trump.
Nadler said after the panel heard from House Intelligence Committee staff on their investigation of Trump: “Such conduct is clearly impeachable. This committee will proceed accordingly.”