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Politics U.S. House panel impeachment report to be released Tuesday -Schiff

12:50  03 december  2019
12:50  03 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

'Ramblings of a basement blogger': White House press secretary slams Schiff impeachment report

  'Ramblings of a basement blogger': White House press secretary slams Schiff impeachment report White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham tore into the impeachment report released by House Democrats on the Intelligence Committee. © Provided by Washington ExaminerThe report, released on Tuesday, accuses President Trump of withholding almost $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in exchange for politically expedient investigations, including into rival Joe Biden. Grisham, 43, ripped Rep. Adam Schiff, who is the chairman of the committee, in a statement released shortly after the report was made public.

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry in response to the dispute over Mr. Trump’ s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 rival, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

The report will be released on tuesday . After Wednesday, the Judiciary panel , which could recommend a full House impeachment vote before Christmas, is expected to hold a hearing to examine the evidence report and further proceedings to consider formal articles of impeachment .

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. House Intelligence Committee report laying out the Democratic case for President Donald Trump's impeachment will be publicly released on Tuesday, the panel's chairman said in a television interview.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., gives an opening statement as former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) © ASSOCIATED PRESS House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., gives an opening statement as former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Intelligence Committee to begin circulating draft Ukraine report Monday

  Intelligence Committee to begin circulating draft Ukraine report Monday It's a crucial step in the House's fast-moving impeachment inquiry. © Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff After a 24-hour review period, the panel is expected to approve the findings on Tuesday — likely on a party-line vote — teeing it up for consideration by the Judiciary Committee, which is expected to draft and consider articles of impeachment in the coming weeks.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee is wrapping up the investigative phase of its impeachment inquiry after recent public hearings and plans a Committee members can view a draft report beginning Monday evening. Then the House Judiciary Committee will take the lead as the

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee is wrapping up the investigative phase of its impeachment inquiry after recent public hearings and plans a Tuesday evening meeting to vote on its report . Committee members can view a draft report beginning Monday evening.

"We’re putting the finishing touches on the report, which will be released tomorrow,” Democrat Adam Schiff said on MSNBC on Monday night.

The Democratic-controlled panel is expected to vote on the report's approval on Tuesday night.

A copy of the report was made available privately to House Intelligence members on Monday night for a 24-hour review period.

Republican Representative Jim Jordan, an ardent defender of Trump, told reporters he had read portions of the report in a secure room at the Capitol but was instructed not to discuss the contents until Tuesday night.

House Republicans issued their own rebuttal report on Monday, saying Democrats had not established an impeachable offense by Trump.

Democrats have been looking into the Republican president's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden, the former U.S. vice president who is seeking the Democratic nomination to face Trump in the 2020 election, and his son Hunter Biden, who was a board member of a Ukrainian energy company.

Rep. Doug Collins on House Judiciary Committee calls for Adam Schiff to testify

  Rep. Doug Collins on House Judiciary Committee calls for Adam Schiff to testify The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee on Sunday called for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to testify before the panel in its impeachment hearing. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, is the latest ally of President Donald Trump to call for Schiff, who has been leading House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into the President and Ukraine, to provide testimony.

WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee is wrapping up the investigative phase of its impeachment inquiry after recent public hearings and plans a Tuesday evening meeting to vote on its report . Committee members can view a draft report beginning Monday evening.

The Democratic-led U . S . House Judiciary Committee asked a federal court on Friday for access to grand jury evidence from the Mueller probe that lawmakers say they need to determine whether to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

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Congressional Democrats on Monday named the four witnesses who will testify this week at a public hearing in the impeachment inquiry of Trump, in what is seen as a likely precursor to the announcement of formal charges within weeks.

As opinion polls show Americans are bitterly divided over whether to impeach Trump, the Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives will feature four legal scholars discussing the constitutional grounds for removing a U.S. president from office.

The impeachment inquiry has heard testimony from current and former officials that military aid was withheld from Ukraine and that a White House meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was conditioned on investigations into the Bidens and a debunked conspiracy theory about Ukraine interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

House Democrats release report outlining case for Trump's impeachment

  House Democrats release report outlining case for Trump's impeachment USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT-REPORT (URGENT):House Democrats release report outlining case for Trump's impeachment

The report will be released on tuesday . After Wednesday, the Judiciary panel , which could recommend a full House impeachment vote before Christmas, is expected to hold a hearing to examine the evidence report and further proceedings to consider formal articles of impeachment .

The US ' House Congressional committee will be reviewing the investigation report of President Donald Trump' s impeachment inquiry on Monday setting the stage for charges to be filed. The House Select Committee on intelligence, who held a series of hearings in both public and closed door settings over

Trump has denied any wrongdoing and says a July 25 phone call with Zelenskiy, in which he pressed for the probes, was "perfect." He and fellow Republicans say Democrats are seeking to overturn the results of the 2016 presidential election.

Wednesday's hearing, while academic in nature, will set the stage for the Judiciary Committee to begin determining whether Trump should face formal articles of impeachment. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to supporters last week that Trump had committed "bribery" and needed to be held accountable.

The hearing witnesses, announced by the committee on Monday, are Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School, Pamela Karlan of Stanford Law School, Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina School of Law and Jonathan Turley of the George Washington University Law School.

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In a defiant response on Sunday night, the White House informed Democrats that Trump and his lawyers would not participate in Wednesday's hearing, citing a lack of "fundamental fairness."

Speaking to reporters as he departed the White House on Monday en route to London for a NATO summit, Trump said he had declined to participate in the hearing because it was a hoax.

Representative Jerrold Nadler, the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, called the White House's decision "unfortunate" and said that allowing Trump to participate had been a priority from the outset of the impeachment probe.

FRIDAY DEADLINE

White House counsel Pat Cipollone has not ruled out taking part in future proceedings if Democrats address a list of procedural complaints.

The committee, which is not expected to consider evidence against Trump until next week, has given the president until 5 p.m. (2200 GMT) on Friday to say whether he plans to mount a defense by calling witnesses and introducing evidence.

The 110-page House Republican report https://republicans-oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2019-12-02-Report-of-Evidence-in-the-Democrats-Impeachment-Inquiry-in-the-House-of-Representatives.pdf said the witnesses called during the impeachment inquiry had painted a picture of "unelected bureaucrats" who "fundamentally disagreed with President Trump's style, world view and decisions," and had presented no evidence that amounted to an impeachable offense.

Schiff said the Republican report "ignores voluminous evidence that the president used the power of his office to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political rival," which Schiff said was outside the law and "a violation of his oath of office."

If the House approves articles of impeachment, the Republican-controlled Senate would hold a trial to see if Trump should be removed from office. That move is unlikely, as few Senate Republicans have shown an appetite for removing the president.

But the impeachment inquiry has cast a shadow over Trump's already tumultuous presidency and sharpened a divide among Americans that is likely to intensify as election campaigning heats up in the coming weeks.

Democratic aides said a vote on possible articles of impeachment would follow quickly on the heels of an evidentiary hearing.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Additional reporting by Susan Cornwell, Richard Cowan, Matt Spetalnick, Diane Bartz, Humeyra Pamuk, Alexandra Alper, Lisa Lambert, Patricia Zengerle and Eric Beech; Writing by Paul Simao and John Whitesides; Editing by Ross Colvin and Peter Cooney)

Committee to meet Tuesday to approve release of Ukraine report .
Members of the House Intelligence Committee are expected to receive the findings on Trump’s dealings with Ukraine on Monday evening.In keeping with committee rules, panel members are expected to be able to review the report starting at 6 p.m. Monday, 24 hours before the scheduled meeting. It comes after closed-door depositions with 17 government witnesses and televised public hearings with several of those officials.

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