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Trump Impeachment Schedule: What’s Next?

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Following five days of impeachment hearings before the House Intelligence Committee last month and two more days of hearings before the House Judiciary Committe, Democrats announced on Tuesday that they are pursuing just two articles of impeachment against President Trump. The full House is expected to vote to impeach Trump before the holiday break.

Here’s the schedule for the rest of the month, which will be updated as more information becomes available.

Tuesday, December 10: Democrats Announce Two Articles of Impeachment

At a 9 a.m. press conference, House Democrats announced that they are moving forward with two articles of impeachment related to the Ukraine scandal, charging President Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Wednesday, December 11: Judiciary Committee Begins Markup

7 p.m. ET: The House Judiciary Committee will begin marking up the articles of impeachment against President Trump. The markup will stream live here.

Thursday, December 12: Judiciary Committee Votes

9 a.m. ET: The House Judiciary Committee’s markup continues.

The Committee may vote later on Thursday, recommending the articles of impeachment to the full House of Representatives.

The Third Week of December

The full House is expected to vote on the articles of impeachment in the week before Christmas.

January 2020

Though the Senate is theoretically supposed to start an impeachment trial immediately, both side seem to agree that the matter can wait until after the holiday break.

“That’s the last thing we want to do is be here over Christmas,” Republican Senator John Cornyn told Politico. “I can’t imagine anyone will object. You never know for sure. It would be widely criticized by folks on both sides of the aisle, anybody who [fought it] and forced us to stay here.”

This post has been updated throughout.

Trump Impeachment Schedule: What’s Next?