He could face an impeachment charge of obstruction of Congress in addition to one alleging abuse of power. His committee is responsible for drafting articles of impeachment and would have to approve them before sending them to the full House for a vote, which is expected before Christmas. He spoke about the impeachment inquiry hearings he presided over, his Committee's subsequent report, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) urging the Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Democrats accuse Trump of abusing his power by withholding $391 million in security aid to Ukraine - a vulnerable US ally facing Russian aggression - as leverage to pressure Kiev into investigating the Bidens, and promising Zelenskiy a coveted White House meeting.
If they pass the Democratic-led House as expected, it would make Trump only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached.
That would set up a trial next month in the Republican-controlled Senate, seen as likely to acquit him.
Democrats accuse Trump of abusing his power "for his own personal political benefit at the expense of United States national security by withholding military aid and a crucial Oval Office meeting in exchange for the announcement of an investigation into his political rival", as the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, put it on Thursday.
The US leader is accused of demanding Zelensky announce the investigations in exchange for the release of military aid and a high-profile summit - which Democrats say constitutes bribery.
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Me and Azriel still go to the court dates. "We have a bond that's so special that no one can ever break", she added. Somebody is impersonating me. "We still support him and we will never betray him", the lady continued.
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She took out an advertisement on Bloomberg's own television network calling out the former mayor by name. Warren has released 11 years of tax returns on her website, covering her time in public office.
Democrats also say Trump's actions amount to soliciting foreign interference in American elections - which is barred by USA laws. Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair. trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business'.
The panel's Democratic chairman, Jerrold Nadler, has given Trump until 5pm on Friday to decide whether he or his legal counsel will participate in upcoming Judiciary Committee proceedings by calling witnesses, introducing evidence and making a presentation. "Having declined this opportunity, he can not claim that the process is unfair".
"The White House has once again attempted to impede and obstruct the impeachment inquiry", the three House chairmen wrote in the statement.
"When his own Justice Department tried to uncover the extent to which a foreign government had broken our laws, President Trump took extraordinary and unprecedented steps to obstruct the investigation, including ignoring subpoenas, ordering the creation of false records, and publicly attacking and intimidating witnesses", Nadler said.
With the exception of Vindman, there was little likelihood Nadler would accept the witness list.