The House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee is expected to draft at least three articles of impeachment - essentially charges of wrongdoing - against Trump which the whole House is expected to vote on before Christmas. "President Trump abused his power, betrayed our national security, and corrupted our elections, all for personal gain", Nadler said in a statement. The House Intelligence Committee failed to make a decent case, let alone a good one, that showed the President committed impeachable crimes. "And anybody else would be subject to a minimum, probably, of a reprimand, or they could literally lose their job over this", he said.
House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy criticized Democrats for their timeline, which he said was unfairly aimed at preventing the nation's voters from making their own choices in the 2020 election. Asked on CNN if a vote were possible this week, he said, "It's possible".
The letter was sent from the White House after a deadline was set for confirmation of whether Trump's lawyers would participate in the House impeachment proceedings beyond the first stage.
This is going to be another busy and consequent week in Washington, DC, as Democrats go ahead with the removal of President Donald Trump for, among other potential charges, his suspension of U.S. military aid to Ukraine in exchange for the announcement of an investigation into Vice President Joe Biden's son.
He also rejected claims made by the president and his Republican allies that there is no direct proof that Trump held up almost $400 million in military aid to coerce Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky launch an investigation into a 2020 political rival.
"That is an ongoing threat to the country, and one that simply can't wait", said Schiff, D-Calif.
US President Donald Trump called himself the "greatest of all presidents" as his Democratic opponents are holding meetings to prepare impeachment charges against him. Al Franken, D-Minn., reiterated that "a few" Republican senators are concerned about the president's mental health.
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Republicans are demanding that Nadler postpone Monday's hearing to give them time to review additional material from the impeachment investigation led by the House intelligence committee that was turned over to the judiciary panel on Friday.
"Impeachment Hearing Hoax", Trump tweeted Sunday. In drafting the articles of impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing a legal and political challenge of balancing the views of her majority while hitting the constitution's bar of "treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors".
"Was there evidence of bribery or extortion?" "The Mueller report is a report". While Trump has refused to cooperate with the House probe, he has made clear his lawyers will mount a defense in a Senate trial.
"The President has done nothing wrong", Bondi said. "I think the case we have, if presented to a jury, would be a guilty verdict in about three minutes flat", he said. Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who traveled this week to Budapest and Kiev, said on Thursday that Americans would soon learn how Joe Biden had contributed to corruption in Ukraine.
"It is weird that he's over there", said Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., describing it as "odd having him over there at this time".
But, in an interview Sunday with CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union", Nadler would not commit to including the evidence of obstruction of justice outlined in Robert Mueller's special counsel report as part of the articles of impeachment.