House Democrats plan to move forward with at least two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday,one on abuse of power and the other obstruction of Congress.
Democrats plan to unveil the articles of impeachment Tuesday morning and will begin debate on them in the Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
The House Judiciary Committee heard from lawyers for both parties for more than nine hours on findings from the Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry over allegations that Trump withheld aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
Democrats said during the hearing that the president violated his oath of office by jeopardizing national security for personal gain and by trying to interfere in the 2020 election. They also laid out a case for obstruction of Congress by highlighting Trump’s refusal to comply with congressional subpoenas in the impeachment inquiry.
President Donald Trump has been accused of withholding $400 billion aid to Ukraine andasking for an announcement on his political opponent, Joe Biden in exchange of the aid being released. Republicans have denied such claims claiming lack of substantive evidence.