House investigators to present impeachment reports at hearing

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Jerry Nadler. Photo via CBS News

The House Judiciary Committee will hear presentations from congressional investigators about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine as Democrats prepare to draft articles of impeachment.

Monday’s hearing will include testimony from Democratic and Republican attorneys from the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees. The House Intelligence Committee submitted its report last week on its investigation into Mr. Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to open investigations into the 2016 election and a company linked to the Bidens.

Those events are at the center of the Democratic case against the president, which the attorneys will lay out on Monday. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi directed the committee chairs to pursue articles of impeachment, with a vote expected before the Christmas holiday.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said on Sunday that the committee will “presumably” introduce articles of impeachment this week.

Nadler sends impeachment material to White House
6:30 a.m.: In a letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Nadler said he was sending the White House the records from the initial phase of the impeachment inquiry, led by the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees.

“I am furnishing you copies of reports, records, and other materials committees having custody of records or other materials relating to whether sufficient grounds exist to impeach President Trump have transmitted to the House Judiciary Committee pursuant to H. Res. 660,” Nadler wrote, referring to the resolution governing the processes of the impeachment inquiry.

How to watch Monday’s impeachment hearing
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. ET

Who: Staff attorneys from the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees

Online stream: CBSN, in the player above and on your mobile or streaming device

On TV: WINK News

Congressman Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina, said on “Face the Nation” on Sunday he does not believe it’s “inevitable” the House of Representatives will impeach Mr. Trump and predicted no House Republicans will join their Democratic counterparts if articles of impeachment are brought to a vote.

“I don’t think it’s inevitable if you follow the facts,” Meadows, a close ally of Mr. Trump’s, said.

First published on December 9, 2019 / 5:00 AM

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