After almost ten hours of testimony in Congress today, Democrats burn the midnight oil as they ready two, possibly three Articles of Impeachment, to be presented Tuesday morning. It is a legacy defining moment for both Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump. Politico:
“Our staff has been working on this for quite a period of time,” Cicilline said. “We’re going to work throughout the night.”
Judiciary Committee aides huddled late into the evening and were prepared to hunker down for an all-nighter as they discussed the plan to unveil articles the next morning. A steady stream of lawmakers exiting the meeting indicated no final decisions had been made about which articles of impeachment would ultimately be included in the morning announcement.
The closed-door strategizing followed a day-long hearing at which House impeachment investigators presented their case against Trump, alleging that the president violated his oath of office and should be impeached for trying to pressure Ukraine to help his reelection campaign. […]
The president’s counsel refused to participate, leaving Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee to serve as Trump’s defense and attempt to undermine Democrats’ impeachment arguments. […]
Those allegations will form the basis of at least two charges against Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
But some Democrats were still pushing for an obstruction of justice charge on Monday, which would likely encompass both the Ukraine scandal and Trump’s multiple alleged attempts to thwart Mueller’s probe.
Tomorrow will be a day for the history books, as Donald Trump is the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. Maybe this time it will work and the malefactor will be removed from office. You know what they say — third’s time a charm.