Democrats control the Judiciary Committee, so Thursday’s vote is considered a fait accompli, but it moves the articles of impeachment to a full House vote.
Illinois’ attorney general probed vote-buying allegations involving the advocate and an alderman. Now they’re working together at City Hall.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about his investigation into origin of the FBI’s probe of the 2016 Trump campaign. His report, unveiled on Monday, substantiates Republican claims of numerous process issues within the bureau, though finds no evidence that the start of the probe was politically motivated.On the other side of the Capitol Building, the House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on Wednesday night and Thursday to finalize the text of the two articles of impeachment against President Trump, ahead of a full House vote likely next week. This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and Justice department correspondent Ryan Lucas.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Polititics Podcast here.Email the show at email@example.com.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
House Democrats officially unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump at a press conference on Tuesday morning: abuse of power in the Ukraine affair and obstruction of Congress. The scope of the charges, which make only a passing reference to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference, reveals the sway of Democrats’ moderate members in shaping the impeachment process.Within hours of that announcement, Democratic leaders convened a second press conference, this time to unveil a deal with the White House on the United States–Mexico–Canada trade agreement—a major legislative priority for many moderates in the Democratic caucus.This episode: political correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, and senior editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and his colleagues announced they’re charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
In a hearing summarizing the findings of the impeachment inquiry so far, Democrats said they believe the case for removing President Trump from office is clear.And in a report released Monday afternoon, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that the department’s Russia investigation was “properly” predicated and conducted without political bias — but there were numerous problems with the surveillance of a junior campaign aide to Donald Trump.This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, election security editor Phil Ewing, and National Political correspondent Mara Liasson.
The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the findings of the impeachment inquiry, with attorneys for both parties.
Now that Speaker Pelosi has announced that the House will draft articles of impeachment, Democrats must decide how wide or narrow those articles will be. Plus, what does all the drama at the NATO summit say about the United States on the world stage? This episode: Congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara, Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, Congressional editor Deirdre Walsh, and senior political editor & correspondent Domenico Montanaro.Connect:Email the show at email@example.com.Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.
Jay Doherty’s resignation Friday comes after WBEZ reported his connection to a ComEd lobbyist with ties to House Speaker Michael Madigan.
The City Council’s Finance Committee considers five legal settlements Monday.