Impeachment probe: What happens next

CNN Politics 1 month ago
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer about a dramatic moment that helped spur House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Behind closed doors, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not specify to her colleagues on Tuesday precisely how the impeachment inquiry will play out or divvy up tasks for each of the committees to take on from here. In part, that's by design.

Each of the six House committees -- Judiciary, Intelligence, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Oversight and Foreign Affairs -- will continue with their investigations, looking at different elements of Donald Trump's presidency, his past and his businesses. These committees months ago already sorted out the different areas they are investigating, and many of the investigations are still charging ahead or have their fights tied up in court.

If the Democrats decide to impeach Trump, the Democrats on these committees will each provide their input over what they believe should be included in articles of impeachment, which will be introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat -- though Pelosi will have the ultimate say on this decision.

    Then, the House Judiciary Committee will consider the articles of impeachment resolution and schedule a vote on it. If it passes the House panel, then the full House is expected to take it up.

    If a majority of House members vote for the resolution, then the House will have impeached Trump. To convict the President and remove him from office, it would require support from a two-thirds majority of the Senate -- a highly unlikely proposition.

    So, in the end, what's changed?

      Not a whole lot, other than the speaker formally endorsing an impeachment inquiry. But for the past couple months, the House Judiciary Committee has made the case that it was already conducting an impeachment inquiry with the goal of deciding whether to vote on articles of impeachment. There will not be a separate vote to open up an impeachment inquiry, Democrats say.

      Pelosi would not give a timeframe for this process but she told her colleagues it would be done "expeditiously," and Nadler has hoped to conclude it by the end of the year.

      Source link
      Read also:
      The Sun › Politics › 1 month ago
      BORIS Johnson’s new Brexit deal means there is a fresh call for hope of Brexit happening by the promised deadline. But first, MPs must vote on the deal and have their say. So what happens if they reject it? Here’s what we know… What happens if...
      CNN › 1 month ago
      In a landmark ruling, the UK Supreme Court has found that Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament was unlawful. The decision has huge political and constitutional ramifications, but what happens next?
      New York Post › Opinions › 3 weeks ago
      From the left: Probe the ‘Collusion’ Probe At The Nation, Aaron Maté sees “no doubt that Donald Trump would like to exact political revenge on those behind the Russia probe” — but warns “it would be a mistake” to dismiss the Justice...
      Mirror Online › Politics › 1 month ago
      Boris Johnson is looking down the barrel of defeat after he secured a final Brexit deal with the EU. Here's what it actually means - and what happens now
      Mirror Online › Politics › 1 month ago
      Yet again a night of drama in the Commons has ended in delay. And it's all down to what EU leaders decide. Here's what happened tonight and what happens now.
      The Sun › Politics › 1 month ago
      BORIS Johnson’s new Brexit deal means there is a fresh call for hope of Brexit happening by the promised deadline. MPs have started to vote on the deal. So what happens if they reject it? Here’s what we know. Follow our live blog for latest updates...
      USA Today › Finance › 3 weeks ago
      Here’s what happens to your student debt if you die and what you can do to ensure you won’t burden the people left behind.
      Express › 2 weeks ago
      DEATH is something which scares and intrigues many, with the existential question ‘what happens when you die?’ being the subject of many a film, book and play. But what do these staggering real-life stories mean for life after death?
      ABC News › 3 weeks ago
      With its 232-196 party line vote, the House sanctioned an already fast-moving impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. What's next?
      Reuters › 2 months ago
      President Donald Trump told reporters on Wednesday that he has not spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about an election he described as close, adding "we'll see what happens."
      Sign In

      Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

      Continue with Google